The truth of everything.
We promise not to screw it up. —
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, announcing the company’s agreement to acquire Tumblr. On Tumblr, of course. Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!
FJP: We’re wary, but let’s hope so.
What a refreshing quote from Melissa
The great workplace dilemmas of our time…
1. What is a meme?
2. How do I use Pinterest?
3. How to boil an egg?
4. What is hummus?
5. What is twerking?
6. What is 401k?
7. What is The Great Gatsby about?
8. What is a hashtag?
9. What is a narcissist?
10. How to tie a tie?
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Square introduces $299 stand aimed at replacing cash registers
Search tool offers medical information personalized to each user
The internet is increasingly home to reams of information that patients can use to self-diagnose before they contact a health professional, but this wealth of data may either be poorly-researched or may not even be relevant to them. We’ve already seen Cureus try to tackle the first of these issues by placing peer-reviewed papers straight onto the web, and now Israel’s Medivizor is a search tool that offers results personalized to each user. READ MORE…
The endless aisle. The outdoor gear and apparel retailer Moosejaw Mountaineer has 11 retail stores in the U.S., with 80% of sales (70% of in-store) coming from online and mobile commerce . Store associates use iPod touch and mini-iPads to check competitive prices and extend a price match. If a store does not carry what a shopper is looking for, store associates order the item online if it is in the warehouse and ship it to the customer for free.
(via Mobile Commerce Daily - Payments)
17 year Cicada emergence GIF, because I had to see it animate.
The Brood II 17-year cicadas are up and poppin’ along the east coast of the US, according to WNYC’s citizen-science Cicada Tracker map.
Want to know more about these rarely seen prime number nomads? Your humble blogger talked to New Hampshire Public Radio about cicada science. Give it a listen, they say my voice is soothing*
*No one has actually said that yet.
In Cisco’s Classroom Of The Future, Your Professor Is Just An Illusion
New telepresence software could let you take a class from anywhere and appear as if you’re in the classroom.
Full Story: FastCoExist
Cool. Yet, is it really cool? —Wright
Now in politics: A Senator asks why border security can’t be more like Disney World.
UN report says insects could be food of the future
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food source if only Western consumers could get over their “disgust”, a United Nations report says.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report found insect farming was “one of the many ways to address food and feed insecurity”.
Full Story: ABC
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