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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

CNN pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.CNN pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.

All of the latest and greatest breaking news can be on your iPhone,  but you'll have to pay $1.99 first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | app | apple | appstore | cnn | iphone | ipod | news | price | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.Xerox decides to acquire Affiliated Computer for a mere $6.4 billion.

Earlier this month Xerox said it would begin selling digital printers for packaging and labels, aiming to tap a new market. Xerox had $1.22 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of last quarter, with about $6.7 billion in long-term debt.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:16 AM | Tags (10) | acquisition | business | copiers | copying | labels | markets | merger | packaging | printers | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.

There's a lot of nerdy love goes into the kind of movie reccomendations you get out of Neflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:13 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | netflix | prize | search | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?

By buying Gamestop, Best Buy would become one of the premium video game retailers in the U.S., causing even more foot traffic to creep inside its brick-and-mortar locations. This has been a rumor in the past, but it makes sense now more than ever.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | bestbuy | gamestop | gaming | rumors | stocks | used | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.

The article gives lots of useful information as to what times of year usually hold the best deals for certain major products. As an alternative, you could also just ignore all the article all together and wait for Black Friday (although that won't help with a car or home purchase).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:50 AM | Tags (6) | purchases | money | major | time | guide | calendar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.

By mid-2010, there are expected to be 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks staking out locations with a big blue box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (6) | videos | rentals | kiosks | redbox | blockbuster | business |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Adobe decides to up and acquire Omniture for a mere $1.8 billion.Adobe decides to up and acquire Omniture for a mere $1.8 billion.

Omniture's offering, a software-as-a-service firm that sells a service for real time analysis of visitors' behaviors on customers Web sites, is a smart, if counterintuitive, complement to Adobe's Web focused software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:34 AM | Tags (7) | adobe | billion | business | forbes | omniture | statistics | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Ten fascinating swimming pools for your viewing pleasure.Ten fascinating swimming pools for your viewing pleasure.

This elegant and modern boutique hotel is most remarkable for its amazing blood-red pool and the tall trees that seem to grow in, around and through the building.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:47 PM | Tags (6) | pools | fascinating | swimming | swim | oddee | red |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some interesting factoids regarding what would happen if you printed the entire Internet.Some interesting factoids regarding what would happen if you printed the entire Internet.

Yes, you'd be killing quite a few trees in the process.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:43 AM | Tags (5) | facts | internet | interwebs | print | interesting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Reducing daily salt intake could theoretically save the country billions of dollars.Reducing daily salt intake could theoretically save the country billions of dollars.

There would be fewer cases of high blood pressure thus shaving the costs of related healthcare associated with treating it. Those associated costs are currently about $18 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:16 PM | Tags (7) | costs | health | nutrition | reduction | salt | savings | usa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Five superpowers you didn't know that your body was hiding from you.Five superpowers you didn't know that your body was hiding from you.

You may have heard urban legends about 'the lady who was able to lift a whole car in an emergency' but, believe it or not, it's not just a legend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:04 AM | Tags (4) | cracked | powers | superpowers | interesting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Diebold decides to make an exit from the electronic voting system business.Diebold decides to make an exit from the electronic voting system business.

That particular section of their business has been sold off to another company for five million.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | diebold | errors | machines | politics | voting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.

One studio executive familiar with the talks downplayed the significance of the talks, saying no deals have been struck and the conversations are at best in the early stages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | movies | rentals | studios | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.A list of ten secret menu items at some of your favorite fast food chains.

If you’re at Wendy’s and you’re really hungry – like, three-patties-just-won’t-cut-it hungry, go ahead and order the Grand Slam, which is four patties stacked on a bun. It’s also known as the Meat Cube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:48 AM | Tags (7) | burger | grandslam | items | mentalfloss | menu | secret | wendys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 104 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Disney has just acquired Marvel Entertainment in a deal worth four billion.Disney has just acquired Marvel Entertainment in a deal worth four billion.

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters. Mr. Perlmutter will oversee the Marvel properties, and will work directly with Disney's global lines of business to build and further integrate Marvel's properties.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:01 PM | Tags (7) | business | characters | comics | disney | marvel | movies | properties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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