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Off topic: Packed cities, street artist, dessert art, eating bugs, the penny question

Personal Space, an interactive visualization of population density of cities around the world. Montreal artist's canvas is the road. His name: Roadsworth. (via Colossal) Speaking of art, a blog about dessert and design. (via Read More →

Facebook-loving, friendly and flighty workers are the best, Evolv’s new Big Data study shows

When it comes to hiring hourly workers, gut instinct has been leading employers astray, says a report released today by the number crunchers at Evolv, a San Francisco big data house. For those who wonder why anyone would bother running Read More →

For Tumblr’s Storyboard, it’s the end

If there's one thing branded content seems to have emulated perfectly from the journalistic world, it's uncertainty. The latest example: Tumblr has laid off the editorial team that was responsible for telling stories about users of and content on the Read More →

New emoticons let Facebook users share even more

Facebook users who over share just about everything in their lives now won’t have to worry about those cumbersome words to express exactly how they’re feeling at any given moment, or about any particular topic, through the use of new Read More →

eBay goes deeper into ad targeting

This post has been revised from its original version, and has been updated to include a more accurate description of eBay's ad targeting program and data-sharing policy. eBay is getting deeper into the lucrative world of ad targeting, following in the footsteps of e-commerce Read More →

Quoted: on looking back by way of the Apple Pop-Up Museum

"When we hear a band we liked as teenagers, we feel nostalgia, but that's usually not the band's thing." — Thereze Almström, the Apple Pop-Up Museum's curator, when asked why Apple doesn't seem interested in looking back at its Read More →

Off topic: Upscale preppers, pampered pets, costs of car ownership, making potato chips, U.S. subway map

Among the things upscale "preppers" might have access to that others don't: luxury bunkers. Speaking of the good life, pets in Singapore go to spas and on cruises. (via Marginal Revolution) The cost of owning a Read More →

Mom’s got a new ride: Tesla’s Model S

The folks at Tesla Motors have lent me a Model S sedan for a few days. Thanks Tesla! So far so good. I'm not planning some road trip to rival John Broder of the NYT. When I pulled into the driveway Read More →

Wiretap’s Tuesday funding roundup

Life sciences startups have faced pretty tough sledding when it comes to venture funding, but there are signs of a thaw amid a slew of Read More →

Apple scratches Yahoo’s back and vice versa

Silicon Valley's ever-intriguing game of corporate musical chairs continues unabated, this time with reports that Apple and Yahoo are exploring ways to give the latter a more dynamic and prominent role in the former's iPhones and iPads. Neither company would comment Read More →
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