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"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
Charles Bukowski (via feellng)
— 2 months ago with 2131 notes
T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming →

tingojatt:

John Legere and T-Mobile want to make buying a smartphone more like shopping for a used car. And they mean that in the best possible way.

On Wednesday, the company announced a new “test drive” program in which would-be T-Mobile customers can try out an iPhone 5s for seven days to decide whether…

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#might even work 
Apple’s Beats acquisition may prove to be a huge money maker

macdailynews:

Apple’s Beats acquisition may prove to be a huge money maker

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280”]“Let’s be honest: Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics isn’t a sexy acquisition,” Yoni Heisler writes for TUAW. “he deal doesn’t provide nearly as much room for speculation and intrigue as would exist if Apple purchased a company like, say, Nest or Netflix.”

“But the more I look at the deal and the overall headwinds of the music industry, Apple’s…

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— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#we'll see about that 
thisistheverge:

YouTube will reportedly block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for its paid streaming service As YouTube prepares to roll out an ad-free streaming music service, the Financial Times is reporting that it will block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for this new offering. According to the story, YouTube has signed deals with the major labels, and is explicitly threatening to block artists from using the entire YouTube platform, free or paid, if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.

thisistheverge:

YouTube will reportedly block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for its paid streaming service
As YouTube prepares to roll out an ad-free streaming music service, the Financial Times is reporting that it will block videos from indie artists who don’t sign up for this new offering. According to the story, YouTube has signed deals with the major labels, and is explicitly threatening to block artists from using the entire YouTube platform, free or paid, if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.

— 6 months ago with 271 notes
#wtf 
fastcompany:

It’s becoming more and more important for companies to find ways to make money without being evil. From creating shared value to using big data, here’s how that’s going to get even easier.
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fastcompany:

It’s becoming more and more important for companies to find ways to make money without being evil. From creating shared value to using big data, here’s how that’s going to get even easier.

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— 7 months ago with 114 notes
#the truth 

smartercities:

People for Smarter Cities: Urban Farming

A team of local food pioneers in Calgary, Canada have successfully promoted urban farming, engaging the community in the creation of a truly sustainable food system.

For more ideas check out -> http://people4smartercities.com/

— 8 months ago with 25 notes
popsci:

skunkbear:

This is what a garden looks like in space.
This is what a space garden looks likeAstronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That’s why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or “Veggie.”
Full story here.
Image courtesy of NASA

On a very relevant note and expanding the question further, what would people in permanent space colonies eat? Surely not just greens?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together.
Later on, the colonists would move to carbohydrate-heavy crops like sweet potatoes, rice, and wheat, and after that they might plant protein and oil-rich crops, such as soybeans and peanuts.

Read the rest of the answer here. 

popsci:

skunkbear:

This is what a garden looks like in space.

This is what a space garden looks likeAstronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That’s why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or “Veggie.”

Full story here.

Image courtesy of NASA

On a very relevant note and expanding the question further, what would people in permanent space colonies eat? Surely not just greens?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together.

Later on, the colonists would move to carbohydrate-heavy crops like sweet potatoes, rice, and wheat, and after that they might plant protein and oil-rich crops, such as soybeans and peanuts.

Read the rest of the answer here. 

— 8 months ago with 171 notes
#cool stuff 
"Evolution is almost universally accepted among those who understand it, and almost universally rejected by those who don’t."
Richard Dawkins (via whats-out-there)
— 9 months ago with 839 notes
#the truth 
analyticisms:

#SaturdaySadStat: no wonder Apple bought Beats…the streaming model is eating the download model’s lunch

analyticisms:

#SaturdaySadStat: no wonder Apple bought Beats…the streaming model is eating the download model’s lunch

(Source: statista.com)

— 9 months ago with 4 notes