Judge rules Airbnb illegal in New York City →
I was wondering when this would happen. Here in Satellite Beach, Airbnb most certainly violates city code. The intention of the rule isn’t really to protect hotel interests, but to protect neighbors from transient traffic. Most suburban neighborhoods have short term lease restrictions for the same reason. It might be great to make a little side income on an empty property, and it’s...
Antibiotic Protects Men From Being Too Trusting of... →
“Never trust a big butt and a smile.”
Mike.: Help a honky out →
mikepropst: Hi guys, if you haven’t seen this on Facebook then you’re in luck! Welcome to the first time. If you have, and you’ve acted on it, sorry — one more week. My band, You Might Think We’re Sharks, make the most accessible and audience-friendly music I’ve ever been a part of, and now we’re in an…
TED Talks Education on PBS Video
Square sets its sights on Foursquare: 'We can do... →
Square is using its trove of payment data to build an engine for making local recommendations, a move that could upend the conventional wisdom about luring customers through their mobile devices…. Cash — the ultimate ad blocker.
'Mad Men' writers mull show about 1960s Cocoa... →
jump-suit: Writers from the hit TV series “Mad Men” are working on a potential TV series that would focus on the space program of the 1960s and the journalists who covered it. The working title of the program is “Cocoa Beach.” If it comes to fruition, the series could debut as early as this fall. So this would be like Ralph Morse meets Don Draper? I’m just imagining Jon Hamm lurking...
Get Social Brevard's May Event @ The Bunker →
Get Social Brevard is one of my favorite local groups. Think of it as Social Media Club for every day folks — with a philanthropic twist. Every event helps raise money and awareness for one of their focus charities for the year. This year, Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Special Olympics of Brevard, Nana’s Children House and Central Brevard Humane Society are the charities. All...
the notorious xx
Young people are more curious about the outside world, they are looking for...– From the article “TED talks embraced as a learning platform in China“ on Al Jazeera English, in which writer Yunqian Wan argues that TEDx events can and are changing the face of education in China. (via tedx)
Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for... →
Finally. Apple’s killing off all the silly skeuomorphism
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph...– (via littlephotopics)
Return and Ridicule →
I have found that return and ridicule are highly correlated over the years. We have made more money on things that were highly ridiculed than on any other cohort. When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment. h/t Tom D
How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be... →
Here Comes Amazon's Kindle TV Set-Top Box →
The e-commerce giant is looking to leverage its expanding video work
SpaceCoastNext: A community-edited guide to the... →
SpaceCoastNext is a 100% community-edited guide to the awesome tech scene of Florida’s Space Coast Since moving back a few years ago, I’m continually surprised by the fascinating people I meet that call this place home. The catch is, many of us keep to ourselves and assume that there’s no other like-minds around. That’s probably why we keep surprising each other. ...
TEDx: Using big data to save lives: Joel Selanikio →
tedx: While big data is revolutionizing modern business, the global public health industry is lagging. From using text messages to track birth rates in Sierra Leone to monitoring vaccination needs across the world, Joel Selanikio explains how collecting medical data in new ways is key to making…
The Lessons I Learned from My Failed Music Startup →
Florida lawmakers look to get rid of 'R' word →
Florida lawmakers are moving toward erasing the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from myriad state laws, as the word “retarded” has become widely viewed as offensive to people with disabilities. “Mental retardation” would be replaced by “intellectual disability,” and “mentally retarded” would be replaced by “intellectually disabled.” As an indication of how references to...
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything...– Margaret Thatcher
Reasons My Son is Crying →
Thug Kitchen →
h/t Sarah S
Jason Goldman - The Silent Partner →
One day last month, a moment arrived in the person of April Underwood, a product manager at Twitter who had been battling a cold. Under the heading, “A 6 second study on product management,” Underwood posted a video of herself picking up donuts at 7:30 in the morning. That day, her team was unveiling a new API for Twitter Ads. Her dedication made Goldman emotional. “Startups...
Need a Job? Invent It →
“Today,” he said via e-mail, “because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge. As...
What Does a Tablet Do to the Child's Mind? →
A report published last week by the Millennium Cohort Study, a long-term study group in Britain that has been following 19,000 children born in 2000 and 2001, found that those who watched more than three hours of television, videos or DVDs a day had a higher chance of conduct problems, emotional symptoms and relationship problems by the time they were 7 than children who did not. The study, of a...
Is there anything 3-D printing can't do? →
Just another Monday, and according to Twitter, by the end of the week, 3-D printers will be pumping out human organs, saving the world from climate change, and revolutionizing nanoscale micro-electronic manufacturing. OK, “end of the week” might be a bit premature. Dig down deep on any of these news stories, and you will find a lot more in the way of “proof of concept” than actual 3-D...
The Future of the Internet Is Still Ads — And... →
“While the rise of the do-not-track movement could dent the precision with which Google and other online advertising companies can discern who exactly is doing the looking, the attention-driven economy is only growing. Witness YouTube’s billion active users for just one impressive example. All that attention creates data for companies like Marin to parse, advertisers to buy and Google to...
Why Weirdos Outperform Normals →
“Weirdos see the world as a blank slate for them to paint their masterpiece. Forget marching to their own drums. They make up their own instruments. Forget thinking outside the box. They don’t see boxes. They see circles and horizons and trapazoids. Weirdos don’t see anything as impossible. Anything is possible. Just give us enough time. Weirdos are contrarians. They think differently...
Why I left news →
I don’t think the Internet killed newspapers. Newspapers killed newspapers. Interesting perspective from a former newspaper writer. h/t Etan