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Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Green Mountain Coffee decides to up and acquire Timothy's Coffees.Green Mountain Coffee decides to up and acquire Timothy's Coffees.

For those who don't know, Green Mountain Coffee are the geniuses behind the Keurig K-cup design for quick (and painless) single-cup coffee brewing. This is a smart move since Timothy's always had a more interesting flavor set anyway (as evidenced by the thumbnail over on the left).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:33 PM | Tags (7) | coffee | greenmountain | interesting | kahlua | kcups | keurig | timothys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Intel decides to settle up with AMD to the tune of $1.25 billion.Intel decides to settle up with AMD to the tune of $1.25 billion.

But even before Thursday, AMD's complaints had their desired effect: Antitrust regulators in several countries have filed cases against Intel based on AMD's accusations — cases that won't disappear because of the settlement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | intel | amd | settlement | billion | yahoo | antitrust |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Kraft would really like to get their hands on that elusive Cadbury bunny.Kraft would really like to get their hands on that elusive Cadbury bunny.

Kraft now has 28 days to post its official offer document to Cadbury shareholders, which will then trigger the 60-day bid timetable under British takeover rules. That would mean Kraft would know if it has won over Cadbury shareholders right around Valentine's Day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:23 PM | Tags (9) | bid | bunny | business | business | buyout | cadbury | interesting | kraft | merger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.

They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | study | science | dreaming | gaming | videogames | learning | abcnews | doom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Nickelodeon is now the proud owner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.Nickelodeon is now the proud owner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

The acquisition could be a huge coup for the iconic network, who during the 90's, peaked with franchises like The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats, All That, Doug, among a plethora of others that defined the childhoods of 'mid-to-late 80's babies.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 9:30 PM | Tags (9) | cartoons | eighties | mutant | nickelodeon | ninja | pizza | teenage | tmnt | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.

He argued that imposing stricter regulations would pit network providers against application providers in a way that would ruin the Internet's potential for economic growth and societal change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:21 PM | Tags (9) | cnet | net | neutrality | verizon | ceo | tech | broadband | internet | caps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.

Apparently you'll be seeing Windows 7 splashed across all of the Seth MacFarlane properties. This is especially valuable since he's got like thirty shows on FOX,  should be a decent chunk of advertising for Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | ads | promotions. windows | familyguy | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.

The general thought has been that AT&T didn’t want always-available VoIP because it would eat into its core business as a telephone company. The well known 3G congestion on AT&T’s network has also been suspected. This has all been upturned, for voice communications at least.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | att | apple | iphone | 3g | voip | skype | vonage | googlevoice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.

I love how National Geographic not only references Spinal Tap in the article, but they do so in the very first sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:11 PM | Tags (6) | discovery | interesting | mini | natgeo | spinaltap | stonehenge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.

IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | ibm | google | email | services | discount | competition | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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