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Wednesday: July 22, 2009

How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?

The Manhattan Airport Foundation is a land-use constituency committed to the immediate development of a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub in New York City for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:06 PM | Tags (4) | airport | centralpark | manhattan | newyorkcity |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.

The new store is an attempt by the struggling coffee company to boost sales especially during evening hours, USA Today reported. If the first beer selling location in Seattle is successful, others will follow, a Starbucks source said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | starbucks | beer | wine | coffee | alcohol | struggling | pilot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.

Watson considers massive volumes and varieties of natural language, then quickly analyzes and scores supporting or refuting evidence—in a matter of seconds. Jeopardy is the perfect forum in which to display Watson's advances in artificial intelligence, according to IBM.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | gameshow | ibm | jeopardy | supercomputer | trebek | watson |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.

No comment from Netflix as of yet, let the speculation begin!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:14 PM | Tags (5) | acquisition | amazon | netflix | rumors | stocks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.

This move should put Facebook's overall value at about $6.5 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:01 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | financial | firm | investment | stake | stock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?

...describes a process of using fleets of vessels to mix warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water from greater depths in an effort to cool the surface of the water.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:20 PM | Tags (6) | billgates | hurricanes | microsoft | patent | prevention | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?Want to know how much CO2 an online CNN article produces?

...depending on how quickly you read, around 80, perhaps even 100 milligrams of C02 have been released. And in the several minutes it will take you to get to the end of this story, the number of milligrams of greenhouse gas emitted could be several thousand, if not more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:43 PM | Tags (6) | co2 | emissions | environment | gas | green | production |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


How to extend your life by about a decade or two.How to extend your life by about a decade or two.

A statistical analysis showed that, at any given time during the study, an animal in the control group was three times as likely to die from an age-related cause as one in the experimental group.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:49 PM | Tags (6) | extension | life | decade | longevity | span | economist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A graph depicting how the average U.S. consumer spends their paycheck.A graph depicting how the average U.S. consumer spends their paycheck.

An interesting visualization of a data survey provided by Department of Labor.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:40 AM | Tags (6) | average | consumer | data | graph | paycheck | survey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Best Buy and TiVo form strategic alliance to sell you set-top boxes.Best Buy and TiVo form strategic alliance to sell you set-top boxes.

..Best Buy will heavily promote TiVo products in its 1,100 stores in the United States. TiVo will develop a version of its set-top box, to be sold in Best Buy stores, that will let the retailer advertise its products and services to TiVo subscribers on their home televisions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | alliance | bestbuy | dvr | promotion | tivo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Blu-ray discs may not be all that durable as originally thought.Blu-ray discs may not be all that durable as originally thought.

Either that or Netflix doesn't want to change the envelopes that these discs are shipped in.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:52 PM | Tags (4) | bluray | netflix | durable | crack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?

Western New York has been courting big data centres thanks to the relatively cheap electricity it can generate from Niagara Falls, and was disappointed last year when HSBC pulled the plug on a $139m, 275,000 square foot data centre that was to open in nearby Cambria, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:23 PM | Tags (6) | yahoo | niagara | electricity | green | environment | energy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.

Buildings that define city skylines across the country, some national icons, are catching up to the sleek, new structures designed with efficiency in mind, as property owners and managers become convinced that a greener building now makes financial sense.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:22 AM | Tags (7) | buildings | environment | green | icons | manhattan | nyc | skyscrapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

The darker side of Disney as explored by the folks at Neatorama.The darker side of Disney as explored by the folks at Neatorama.

Disney isn’t always the Happiest Place on Earth. The parks sometimes harbor deep, dark secrets – and we’re not talking the Haunted Mansion or the Tower of Terror.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:07 PM | Tags (4) | dark | disney | neatorama | secrets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apparently some animals like to take drugs once in a while too.Apparently some animals like to take drugs once in a while too.

Psychiatric drugs are also used in birds, though animal welfare groups worried that the use of such drugs to treat behavioural problems in animals would create a population of 'pill-popping pets'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:45 AM | Tags (3) | animals | drugs | high |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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