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Wednesday: December 12, 2012

Nirvana reuniting tonight with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain. Wait, what?Nirvana reuniting tonight with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain. Wait, what?

This unexpected bit of news should make for an interesting music performance this evening. Sorry Wednesday night programming - consider my television viewing and whatever other planned activities blocked off for the night. Good on you Sandy Benefit concert, good on you. Here's to hoping for a Scentless Apprentice > Polythene Pam > Polly medley.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 2:00 PM | Tags (7) | benefit | kurtcobain | nirvana | nydailynews | paulmccartney | reunites | sandy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 29, 2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.

Apple's last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June. In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government. That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:58 PM | Tags (8) | apple | billions | cash | ceiling | debt | government | tech | united states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.

This particular list is rife with iPad and iPhone alternatives (all of which seem to be running some flavor of Android).  The two lone and notable exceptions in my opinion seem to be this tiny camera, pictured in thumbnail to the left, and the ever peculiar Ant Watch (fifth slide in).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | camera | gadgets | msnbc | pcworld | slideshow | small | unavailable | unitedstates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Mobile firms get together create viable competitor to Apple's app store.Mobile firms get together create viable competitor to Apple's app store.

Not one, not two, not three, but twenty-four mobile providers will take part in this effort to kill off Apple's dominance in this arena. It kind of reminds of when the Destructicons would band together to form Devastator. The problem here is that the Autobots usually had Omega Supreme waiting in the wings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:55 AM | Tags (7) | apple | apps | competitor | firms | mobile | transformers | unite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?

A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:31 PM | Tags (9) | fall | foliage | autumn | research | unitedstates | europe | msnbc | study | continents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


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