This morning’s reading

Sellsumers, Pope aids AIDS, Resumes with pictures

Apr 6th, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. “Sellsumers” – if saving is the new spending, then selling is the new saving Whether it’s selling their insights to corporations, hawking their creative output to fellow consumers, or renting out unused assets, consumers will increasingly become SELLSUMERS, too. Made possible by the online revolution’s great
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J.D.Salinger, Skype, J.H. Franklin, Roosters in Hawaii, DNA assembly line, Brain gym, hotel add-on charges

Apr 5th, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Skype May Be The Biggest Winner From The Web 2.0 Era Skype does not get the respect it deserves, because eBay not only publicly admitted to overpaying for it but is making a mess of its core business. Another reason may be that Skype flies in
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Rush Limbaugh, composite materials extend bridge life, Obama by Ringer

Apr 4th, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Man Who Ate the G.O.P. In an ailing radio industry, with a graying audience and a pro-government landscape, Rush Limbaugh should be shuffling off into irrelevancy. Instead, his ever more outrageous attacks have everyone debating whether he’s the G.O.P.’s de facto leader, while the party
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Wikia search kaput, Google maps mashups, Religulous

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Jimmy Wales brings the axe down on Wikia Search The idea of a wikipedia-like search engine where everyone could vote results up and down seemed like a nice idea – but it couldn’t stand up to entrenched, rich rivals such as Google. And now it’s dead.
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High impact, low budget marketing

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. 10 High-Impact, Low-Budget Ideas for Marketing in a Down Economy Do what others fear Lots of people (including myself) hate cold-calling. So they won’t do it. Others are petrified by the prospect of public speaking. And they won’t do that either. But you will. By being
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Hunch has (?) the answers, Google beats Microsoft, Twitter rises, John Cleese joins The Spectator, chef Nobu rememmbers

Apr 1st, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Does Hunch Have All The Answers? Flickr Founder’s New Startup The site revolves around helping users make decisions spanning a wide array of topics. To help users make their decisions, Hunch presents them with a brief series of questions that have been submitted by other members,
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Nano-yarns, rotating buildings, FireFox tweaks, bacteria mousetrap, boat racing, Twittering

Mar 30th, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Nanotechnology: Cotton fibres coated with carbon nanotubes could be used to make clothing that glows, or detects bleeding So the aim is to manufacture a light material that can be easily woven but is also highly durable and, in order to transmit information, can conduct electricity.
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