You can’t say Hesse’s reign at Sprint has been a success, unless your measure for success is keeping Sprint out of bankruptcy and complete financial insolvency. — Kevin Fitchard, on Dan Hesse’s tenure at Sprint.
The Cavs Have About 65 Wins On Their Roster -
It sure looks like the Cavs are about to trade for Kevin Love (when they can in a couple weeks). And if they do, Nate Silver is now projecting them to go 65-17 next year.
Either way, the trade should make Cleveland a championship contender. Before adding Love, it projected to a win total in the low-to-mid 50s. A team like that will win the NBA title less than 5 percent of the time. By comparison, a team with 60 regular season wins will win the title about 20 percent of the time, and a 65-win team will win the title about 60 percent of the time.
If that happens, LeBron James should win the ‘GM of the Year’ award.
New @Foursquare app launches tomorrow (!!!) Very excited to show you all what we’ve been working on… (at Foursquare HQ)
I’ve long held the single best thing about Foursquare these days is the tip data. This new Foursquare is all about tip data. Therefore, I wholeheartedly approve.
Think Pinterest Is Stupid? This Might Change Your Mind -
Really solid interview from Alexis C. Madrigal of Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp. Nearly every single one of Sharp’s answers strikes me as pitch-perfect.
It’s taken me a while to figure out how to fit Pinterest into my flow of social apps, but moving has certainly helped. Also, the new messaging feature is really well done.
Mr. Doodle is feeling pretty proud of his new shirt.
Need, want, must have.
Really good. Really really good.
Eyes Wide Shut
The password is “Fidelio”.
The NFL Readies Microsoft Surface Deployment -
Each team will have 13 Surfaces on the sidelines and 12 in the coaches box. The league owns and operates the tablets, which run on a secure wireless network. The devices will be locked in a temperature-controlled cart between games to prevent any team from manipulating the information.
I can’t believe Microsoft would let the NFL release the total Surface sales data for the quarter already.
The league’s competition committee placed restrictions on the Surface tablets: They can display only still images, not video, and they won’t have Internet access.
There’s an Internet Explorer joke in here somewhere as well.
Welcome to The Big House.
Such a weird sight. 109,318 fans in Ann Arbor to see Real Madrid and Manchester United play. Yes, soccer — sorry, futbol.
(Source: applewhizzle, via iheartapple2)
Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn -
My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
To quote Billy Zane, Titanic: “A real man makes his own luck.”
Not exactly what I was looking for, but it will do
Marvel Dominates Box Office, Again -
Following the “Avengers” bump, “Guardians” is continuing Marvel’s stellar track record of boffo openings. Marvel pics have collectively grossed $6.3 billion since 2008’s “Iron Man,” making it the most successful film franchise after “Harry Potter.” “Guardians” will hopefully lift the summer box office, which is down more than 20% from 2013.
Once again showcasing why it was genius of Disney to buy Marvel.
Game of Thrones Transit Map
Of course this exists.
(Source: tyznik.com, via rsobers)