June 15, 2013
thisistheverge:

Google unveils ‘Project Loon,’ an experiment to bring balloon-powered internet to ‘the entire world’
Google has unveil what it’s calling its “latest moonshot” out of the Google X labs. It’s called “Project Loon,” and as reported last month, it involved sending up a huge number of giant balloons to beam down internet access to remote regions around the globe. Google says that balloons make sense for this purpose — they’re cheap to deploy and can provide wireless coverage in areas that would otherwise be difficult to serve due to geography. 

thisistheverge:

Google unveils ‘Project Loon,’ an experiment to bring balloon-powered internet to ‘the entire world’

Google has unveil what it’s calling its “latest moonshot” out of the Google X labs. It’s called “Project Loon,” and as reported last month, it involved sending up a huge number of giant balloons to beam down internet access to remote regions around the globe. Google says that balloons make sense for this purpose — they’re cheap to deploy and can provide wireless coverage in areas that would otherwise be difficult to serve due to geography. 

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May 24, 2013

Amazon also keeps a running list of the most highlighted Kindle passages of all time. Instead of a cozy tete-a-tete with the idiosyncratic mind of a stranger, you get the reading equivalent of a giant rave, a warehouse pulsing with usually private emotions turned into shared public expressions. It’s a glimpse into our collective, most interior, and most embarrassing preoccupations.

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Truths Universally Acknowledged by Noreen Malone (via thenewrepublic)

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May 23, 2013

There are other forces at work that are a lot stronger (than Immigration Reform). Graduate students from places like India and China are returning to their home countries in far greater numbers not only because we have made it harder to stay post 9/11 but also because those countries have rapidly growing domestic economies which offer a lot of opportunity.

source:
Albert nails an important subtly which seems underrepresented in the current conversation on Immigration Reform. (via brycedotvc)

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May 22, 2013

Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors at $1 a Share

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May 22, 2013
ventureswell:

how to build a forever company.

ventureswell:

how to build a forever company.

(Source: ben-evans.com)

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March 22, 2013

It is not an economic decision. The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity.

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Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, in support of same-sex marriage in Washington state.

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February 25, 2013

When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans
That have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same
But that’s not important
No freedom til we’re equal
Damn right I support it

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Same Love — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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February 9, 2013
fred-wilson:

catastrophe is opportunity
(via How to Save College | The Awl)

fred-wilson:

catastrophe is opportunity

(via How to Save College | The Awl)

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February 9, 2013

Like I never rode in a limo
Like I just dropped flows to a demo
Like it’s ninety-two again and
And I got O’s in the rental
Back in the Stu’ again
No prob’ living was a whole lot simpler
When you think back, you thought that
You would never make it this far, then you
Take advantage of the luck you handed
Or the talent, you been given
Ain’t no, half stepping, ain’t no, no slipping

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Jay-Z — My 1st Song

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August 7, 2012

Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia page was updated at least 68 times the day before John McCain announced her selection, with another 54 changes made in the five previous days previous. Tim Pawlenty, another leading contender for McCain’s favor, had 54 edits on August 28th, with just 12 in the five previous days. By contrast, the other likely picks — Romney, Kay Bailey Hutchison — saw far fewer changes. The same burst of last-minute editing appeared on Joe Biden’s Wikipedia page, Terry Gudaitis of Cyveillance, told the Washington Post.

source:
On Veep selection, look to Wikipedia - POLITICO.com (via fred-wilson)

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