10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral →
1. Respect Recipients’ Time This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email will take to process. Even if it means taking more time at your end before sending. 2. Short or Slow is not Rude Let’s mutually agree to cut each other some slack. Given the email load we’re all facing, it’s OK if replies take a while coming...
Roger Ailes as the "Leni Riefenstahl" of the Nixon... →
Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media.
Google Project: It’s Social, It’s Bold, It’s Fun,... →
Finally, there’s a feature called “Hangouts”. “Everyone has high-speed networks these days, but how many use group video chat?,” Gundotra asks. “Not a lot.” He notes that while there are technical challenges, and some cost money, the biggest problem is that it’s socially awkward to video chat with someone. The Google+ team set out to fix this by thinking about neighbors sitting out on porches....
Part of what’s at work, he says, is a powerful elitism. For his father, using...– Frank Schaeffer Talks About His New Book “Sex, Mom, and God” - The Daily Beast
Anyone know of a good service to replace Google... →
Google to shutter health, energy services | SmartPlanet
AmEx Targets Big Banks, Dodges Debit Caps With... →
AmEx, unlike other prepaid-card issuers, won’t charge for online purchases, monthly maintenance, balance inquiries, activation, replacement cards or when customers reload their accounts through checking and savings accounts, the New York- based lender said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. There will be retail fees for customers who reload with cash, it said.
“Peel the onion of income demographics,” Moffett explains,...– The end of mass media? (The Deal Magazine)
After the necessities of food, shelter, transportation and healthcare each...– The end of mass media? (The Deal Magazine)
Some of the most moving moments in New York’s gay marriage fight involved...– Gay Marriage: The New Democratic Wedge Issue - The Daily Beast
It’s hard to say what the future legal implications of this patent will be, but...– In wireless lawsuit fray, Apple snags mobile touchscreen patent | ZDNet
The definition provided some relief for the venture capital community. Although...– S.E.C. Approves a New Definition for Venture Capital - NYTimes.com
behind the scenes, it was really about a Republican Party reckoning with a...– The Road to Gay Marriage in New York - NYTimes.com
Perhaps the Dolans Need to Run For Office in Belarus?– Nets Owner Elected Head of Russian Party - The Daily Beast
Congratulations and Thanks Due to Tom Duane →
The first meeting I ever went to was attended by Tom Duane, who spoke to the group. At the time, Duane was seeking to become not only the first openly gay man elected to the New York City Council, but one of the first openly HIV-positive candidates to be elected to any political office. Remarkably, Duane won, went on to be elected to the State Senate in 1998, and last night — 20 years older...
Violence doesn’t stem from poverty. It stems from grudges, tribal dynamics and...– Smart Power Setback - NYTimes.com
Printed Metal Dice →
shapeways: So you have been staring at your Tumblr stream for the past 45 minutes without blinking and your retinas are now burnt with images of LOLcats, Japanese girls, Animated GIFs of Harry Potter and macro shots of cupcakes. You cannot continue to passively observe and it is time to interact but your brain is now fried and you do not know what to do… Time to Roll the Tumblr...
Was It The Essay Concerning Human Understanding?– Independent author John Locke joins Amazon’s million-Kindle-seller club, but at what cost? - latimes.com
As lawmakers in New York clashed over legalizing gay marriage, a new study...– Borowitz Report
Ned’s death was shocking in the sense that he was our hero for a while,...– Game of Thrones Recap: A Newbie and a Superfan Debate That Huge Thing That Happened — Vulture
New Business Idea -- "Overheard at Starbucks"
Concept: Crowd-sourced company in which people all over the world sitting at Starbucks feed “overheard” discussions into centralized database which filters, disambiguates and spits out a bevy of information about new companies, product launches, and joint ventures relevant to Hedge Funds. At the very least, the intended “unintended”/ancillary consequence of this company...
First, we must stop providing a first-rate education in science and technology...– word Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Immediate Immigration Reform (via fred-wilson)
VERY interesting product development idea --... →
“At our last company-wide get together, we had our first “roast” of 37signals products. We invited everyone there to get up in front of the room and rip on something in a 37signals app: a flow that was confusing, a form that could be streamlined, a UI that was ugly, copy that didn’t make sense, etc. “It was enlightening. In large part, that’s because it forced a shift in perspective....
I had an interesting conversation this week with a friend who’s a CEO of a...– Netflix content licensing strategy puts it in a class by itself - FierceOnlineVideo
MONTICELLO (The Borowitz Report) – Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s historic home,...– Palin: ‘We Must Never Forget the Wisdom of Jefferson, and his Wife, Weezy’ « Borowitz Report
More often than not in science we overestimate progress in the shortterm but...– Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells to Neurons For First Time | Singularity Hub