2012 Jul 1, 2:01
By which is meant the following:
Essentially, each shareholder has decided to buy into Merrill ’s life and help him make better choices that will then hopefully up the stock price, allowing them to make money should they ever
decide to cash out.
What? Oh, he lives in Portland.
2012 Jun 7, 3:07 2012 Mar 7, 7:55
Patrick Desjardins is like a real life Connor Prikkel from For the Win. Quits his job to
focus on his takeover of the virtual economy of the Star Wars MMO to make real money. Yes he was a Dark Jedi Master.
2012 Feb 22, 6:54
Automated authors writing books and automated middle men trying to sell over priced books at a profit. The author of the blog post claims to be human, but I’m not so sure.
2010 Sep 4, 7:40
"In the past, Lions Gate, which owns the rights to the “Mad Men” clip, might have requested that TomR35’s version be taken down. But it has decided to leave clips like this up, and in return, YouTube
runs ads with the video and splits the revenue with Lions Gate."
2010 Jul 1, 3:33
"By charting the production of new books, new music albums, and new feature films over the last decade, the authors tried to see whether creative output went up or down in correlation with
file-sharing." They find that creative output is going up while piracy also increases. But this is correlation not causation. They can't say there wouldn't be more creative output with less piracy.
Regardless, still an interesting statistic.
2010 Jun 19, 5:03
"Flickr is now offering the option for photographers to license their photos through Getty Images."
2010 May 30, 9:20 2010 May 4, 10:49 2010 Jan 28, 2:36
Amazon's Mechanical Turkers enact the Prisoners Dilemma.
2010 Jan 25, 5:25
"...file a complaint with the World Trade Organization, contesting China’s internet censorship as a breach of the international trade rules to which China, as a WTO member, is subject. The US can
argue that China’s “Great Firewall”–a system of filters and bottlenecks that effectively shutters the country within its own intranet–is an illegal restraint on international trade because it bars
foreign companies from competing, via the internet, in the vast Chinese market."
2010 Jan 8, 2:55
Get a free coffee after trying 8 of their competitors.
2010 Jan 6, 9:20
"Amazon called me today to discuss my $2.9billion purchase"
2010 Jan 5, 5:51
"When you sign for a debit card at a retailer, the store pays your bank more than twice as much as when you enter a PIN -- a strategy Visa hatched decades ago."
2009 Dec 31, 1:50
Har har: "I had a fantasy in which the Fed and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) switched roles. If a bank failed at 9 a.m. one morning and shut its doors, the TSA would announce that
all banks henceforth begin their business day at 10 a.m. And, if a terrorist managed to get on board a plane between Stockholm and Washington, the Fed would increase the number of flights between the
2009 Oct 22, 12:33
"When asked for the most valuable topic in Demand’s arsenal, he replies instantly: “‘Where can I donate a car in Dallas?’"
2009 Aug 24, 9:56
AtYourLibraryOrg interviews Cory Doctorow on library and librarian related Cory Doctorow topics, then breaks up his answers into short videos. Easy to watch and interesting.
2009 Aug 17, 6:33
Lookup the Better Business Bureau's stats on businesses in the Northwest.
2009 Aug 14, 10:17
Micropayment service for bloggers -- "per article micropatronage". Supports levels of benefits for readers - pay X or more and get the ad-less version of my blog. Link to your fav. article through
payyattention and payyattention will count how much money your reference generated. Some neat features in there. Too bad its not a distributed protocol.
2009 Aug 14, 6:20
"This paper presents efficient off-line anonymous e-cash schemes where a user can withdraw a wallet containing coins each of which she can spend unlinkably."