Blogging Site Tumblr Makes Itself the News

The social blogging site has hired a content executive and a Newsweek writer to document the service and market it to users.

Codecademy is 1 Million Strong and Launching a Teacher Tool

Learn-to-codeGreat to see codecademy growing lots since their presentation@nytm

poptech:

thedailyfeed:

A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City. The unused cable, called “dark fiber” is being snapped up by Google, who could become an nationwide ISP overnight. 

Google has been buying up dark fiber across the country in recent years and plans to launch an “ultra-fast” fiber optic-based Internet service in Kansas City, Mo., later this year that will deliver speeds of around 1 gigabit per second. That’s fast enough to download, say, the high-definition version of “Moneyball” from iTunes in about 30 seconds. 


Interesting news, but we’ve got a long way to go. 

"A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City."

poptech:

thedailyfeed:

A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City. The unused cable, called “dark fiber” is being snapped up by Google, who could become an nationwide ISP overnight. 

Google has been buying up dark fiber across the country in recent years and plans to launch an “ultra-fast” fiber optic-based Internet service in Kansas City, Mo., later this year that will deliver speeds of around 1 gigabit per second. That’s fast enough to download, say, the high-definition version of “Moneyball” from iTunes in about 30 seconds. 

Interesting news, but we’ve got a long way to go

"A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City."

Source: thedaily.com

The Fox News Store at the Minneapolis Airport. (Taken with instagram)

The Fox News Store at the Minneapolis Airport. (Taken with instagram)

NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2011) — Internet ad revenues rose 23.2 percent—to a record $14.9 billion—in the first half of 2011, according to figures released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC US). The rate of growth more than doubled year-over-year, as last year’s first-half ad revenues of $12.1 billion had represented an 11.3 percent increase over 2009.

Source: soc.li

Viatask Taskrabbit competitor

emergentfutures:

Denmark introduces food fat tax


Butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food will all be taxed if they contain more than 2.3 per cent saturated fat.
Full Story: ABC

Food fat tax in Denmark.

emergentfutures:

Denmark introduces food fat tax


Butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food will all be taxed if they contain more than 2.3 per cent saturated fat.

Full Story: ABC

Food fat tax in Denmark.

Tasting under the influence: Flavor tripping parties: @nytimes
discoverynews:

This West African red berry can make anything taste sweet — lemons, beer, pizza, etc. And, now, Scientists know finally know how the berry trips up the tongue. 
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Tasting under the influence: Flavor tripping parties: @nytimes

discoverynews:

This West African red berry can make anything taste sweet — lemons, beer, pizza, etc. And, now, Scientists know finally know how the berry trips up the tongue. 

Read more

HOW TO: Use the New Facebook to See Who Has Unfriended You

HOW TO: Use the New Facebook to See Who Has Unfriended You
In addition to showing users a timeline of their activity on the site throughout the years, it turns out that Facebook’s new profile provides a rundown of which friends they’ve lost. Here’s how you can see which friends you’ve lost: 1. Enable the new Facebook timeline. 2. Pick a year …

Source: Mashable

A Bastion of All-Male Education Goes Co-Ed - The Atlantic

The “cowboy scholars” of elite Deep Springs College have voted to end single-gender admissions. Is it time for Smith and Bryn Mawr to do the same?

(via Betsy Morais of The Atlantic)

Source: The Atlantic

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