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The Swivl is like having your own personal cameraman!

Just stick your iPhone, Android or camera in the stand, and it’ll follow your every move via a sensor that you wear!

Shoot videos of yourself or your friends without worrying about who’s going to hold the camera.

The iPhone Swivl is Like Your Own Personal Cameraman

(Source: photojojo)

Jul 7

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

A New Beginning - Is Fear Holding You Back?

Jun 9
futurescope:

Nike Makes Sustainable Materials Data Available To All

via Co.Exist:

The shoe company has a lot of data about different materials, where to get them, and what they do to the planet. And now they’re making that info available to try to improve the world’s supply chains. […] Nike announced this week the Nike Open Challenge for Sustainable Materials, which asks anyone who might be interested to use its dataset of sustainable materials (developed over the past eight years) to “let anyone select materials beautifully, simply, and accurately, based on sustainability,” according to Random Hacks of Kindness, Nike’s partner in the challenge. Ultimately, RHOK imagines a tool that could let manufacturers compare non-organic cotton from a great supplier to organic cotton from a decent supplier on the fly. […] Even if you don’t have the chops to develop a tool for the Open Challenge, Nike still may have some useful information for you: the company’s recently launched Material Choice and Impact site. We can see, for example, that Nike’s nylon women’s shorts have a high waste and water impact, but don’t have much of a chemistry or energy impact.

[read more @Co.Exist & @RHOK] [NIKE: Challenge & API & Material Choice and Impact]

futurescope:

Nike Makes Sustainable Materials Data Available To All

via Co.Exist:

The shoe company has a lot of data about different materials, where to get them, and what they do to the planet. And now they’re making that info available to try to improve the world’s supply chains. […] Nike announced this week the Nike Open Challenge for Sustainable Materials, which asks anyone who might be interested to use its dataset of sustainable materials (developed over the past eight years) to “let anyone select materials beautifully, simply, and accurately, based on sustainability,” according to Random Hacks of Kindness, Nike’s partner in the challenge. Ultimately, RHOK imagines a tool that could let manufacturers compare non-organic cotton from a great supplier to organic cotton from a decent supplier on the fly. […] Even if you don’t have the chops to develop a tool for the Open Challenge, Nike still may have some useful information for you: the company’s recently launched Material Choice and Impact site. We can see, for example, that Nike’s nylon women’s shorts have a high waste and water impact, but don’t have much of a chemistry or energy impact.

[read more @Co.Exist & @RHOK] [NIKE: ChallengeAPIMaterial Choice and Impact]

Netflix Co-founder Joins Getable’s Board To Help It Bring The Rental Industry Online

May 6
thenextweb:

Tweetminster, the platform for following social media coverage along political lines, launched Electionista, a web app for monitoring elections over Twitter across 110 different countries in 58 languages. That means the six taking place this weekend are also in there and you can use the app to filter through activity from and about each place. (via This App Helps to Monitor Tweets for 6 Elections on One Day and More)

thenextweb:

Tweetminster, the platform for following social media coverage along political lines, launched Electionista, a web app for monitoring elections over Twitter across 110 different countries in 58 languages. That means the six taking place this weekend are also in there and you can use the app to filter through activity from and about each place. (via This App Helps to Monitor Tweets for 6 Elections on One Day and More)

In 1997, Apple was weeks from going bankrupt. A competitor, Michael Dell, suggested that the best thing the company could do would be to liquidate and distribute its remaining cash to shareholders. 15 years later, Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.

- SAI

At future Hack Days, there was always a feeling of danger and although no one ever really said it, there was an ongoing secret competition to see who would get the call from HR this time.

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great post from Chad

The 20 Percent Doctrine « Chad Dickerson’s blog

(via fred-wilson)

Google’s Non-Split Stock Split

parislemon:

The key aspect of Google’s earnings yesterday was the don’t-call-it-a-stock-split stock split. I say “don’t-call-it-a-stock-split” because it technically wasn’t one, but it was effectively one. There will now be double the number of Google shares outstanding. It’s just that the shares won’t all be equal. Half of them will be of a different type of class, which is important when it comes to company governance. Those shares will carry no voting power.

I’m not going to pretend to understand all of the intricacies here. But I think Felix Salmon has the most interesting take on the news. He flat-out calls the maneuver evil.

He notes that for much of the 20th century, dual-class voting shares were illegal. And even when they came back in 1986, the idea was to have protections in place. The majority of independent shareholders (so, non-management and non-directors) were supposed to approve such a move.

But Google didn’t see to that. Instead, they appointed a small committee of independent directors (so, just those that don’t actually work at Google) to make the call on the proposal. And because that committee approved it, it will now go before all the shareholders for a vote in June. And, notably, that vote will include Google’s management.

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I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed

-  - Michael Jordan