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Monday: August 31, 2009

Want to know which cities are labeled as 'most innovative' from all over the world?Want to know which cities are labeled as 'most innovative' from all over the world?

Spoiler: Boston is number one, New York is number eight. You can read all about just how these cities are ranked using this guide.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:40 PM | Tags (6) | innovation | cities | boston | vienna | new york | rankings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Want to know what the kids are Googling these days?Want to know what the kids are Googling these days?

Better turn on those parental controls quick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:51 AM | Tags (4) | google | search | kids | children |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

You can blame global warming on ancient farmers says new study.You can blame global warming on ancient farmers says new study.

Ruddiman said that starting thousands of years ago, people would burn down a forest, poke a hole in the soil between the stumps, drop seeds in the holes and grow a crop on that land until the nutrients were tapped out of the soil. Then they would move on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | ancient | environment | farmers | globalwarming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Microsoft working hard to port Bing over to the iPhone.Microsoft working hard to port Bing over to the iPhone.

Right now, there is an unneeded step to climb to integrate Bing results in your iPhone app but we want to make that smooth,' he said. 'We want to make it as easy as link [a] library, create an object -- bam -- you're done.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | apple | bing | iphone | microsoft | objc | wrapper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

The real story behind Van Halen's 'no brown m&ms in the bowl' legend.The real story behind Van Halen's 'no brown m&ms in the bowl' legend.

The presence of even a single brown M&M in that bowl, rumor had it, was sufficient legal cause for Van Halen to peremptorily cancel a scheduled appearance without advance notice (and usually an excuse for them to go on a destructive rampage as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:08 AM | Tags (6) | contracts | legend | m&m | production | snopes | vanhalen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.Popular Science researches why Coke from a glass bottle tastes different.

...the polymer that lines aluminum cans might absorb small amounts of soluble flavor from the soda. Conversely, acetaldehyde in plastic bottles might migrate into the soda. The FDA regulates this kind of potential chemical contact, but even minute, allowable amounts could alter flavor.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:28 PM | Tags (5) | bottle | coke | plastic | popsci | taste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix streaming might be coming to the iPhone.Netflix streaming might be coming to the iPhone.

Although this would be quite nice I just can't it happening what with Apple being in the movies sales/rentals business already. Google Voice'd.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | iphone | netflix | nintendo | streaming | videos | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.

JetBlue has 'Cheeps', United has 'Twares'. See what they did there?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | airlines | fast | jetblue | seats | twitter | united |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Lost Venetian city just recently uncovered by scientists.Lost Venetian city just recently uncovered by scientists.

Infrared images, which reveal heat given off from the ground, showed how drought affected corn and soybean crops growing over the site, in turn revealing the streets, buildings and even the large canal that once ran through the middle of the vanquished city.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:36 AM | Tags (7) | venice | science | discovery | lost | city | infared | indy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

An examination of who is currently napping in America.An examination of who is currently napping in America.

An interesting survey from the folks at NYT regarding snoozing habits.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:46 PM | Tags (4) | nytimes | napping | america | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.

...there is a kernel of history set aside for Phish as pioneers in both music distribution and in creating a web community. When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:29 PM | Tags (6) | phish | social | media | networks | twitter | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Thirty-four ways in which to use YouTube for business.Thirty-four ways in which to use YouTube for business.

YouTube’s not just for posting silly videos of sleepwalking dogs and other embarrassing moments — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. You can use it to show off your expertise, share knowledge, market your products and connect with customers, colleagues and prospects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:53 AM | Tags (3) | youtube | business | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Latest Palm update restores iTunes syncing.Latest Palm update restores iTunes syncing.

...Palm has hired several former Apple executives and engineers to lead the company's turnaround and Apple has issued veiled threats against Palm regarding intellectual property contained in iPhone that has appeared in similar forms in the Palm Pre.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:13 AM | Tags (5) | apple | itunes | palm | pre | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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