thedailywhat:

Gay Marriage Endorsement of the Day: Education Secretary Arne Duncan became the third member of President Obama’s cabinet to endorse same-sex marriage today, joining Veep Joe Biden and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Duncan’s endorsement, which comes on the heels of Biden’s Sunday morning reveal,may force Obama to take a stronger public stand on the subject. The president has said that his views are “evolving,” but he has not formally backed same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile, David Axelrod, a top Obama adviser, said this morning that the vice president’s comments were “entirely consistent with the president’s position”:

Couples who are married, whether they are gay or heterosexual couples, are entitled to the very same rights or very same liberties.

[thecaucus]

thedailywhat:

Gay Marriage Endorsement of the Day: Education Secretary Arne Duncan became the third member of President Obama’s cabinet to endorse same-sex marriage today, joining Veep Joe Biden and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan.

Duncan’s endorsement, which comes on the heels of Biden’s Sunday morning reveal,may force Obama to take a stronger public stand on the subject. The president has said that his views are “evolving,” but he has not formally backed same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile, David Axelrod, a top Obama adviser, said this morning that the vice president’s comments were “entirely consistent with the president’s position”:

Couples who are married, whether they are gay or heterosexual couples, are entitled to the very same rights or very same liberties.

[thecaucus]

(Source: thedailywhat)

Are we going from everyone as a publisher to everyone as an app developer?
fastcompany:

JamPot’s new AppBuilder asks a series of questions and spits out a genuine, though limited-function, app. It could blow the market wide open.

Are we going from everyone as a publisher to everyone as an app developer?

fastcompany:

JamPot’s new AppBuilder asks a series of questions and spits out a genuine, though limited-function, app. It could blow the market wide open.

preservearchives:

In celebration of Washington’s birthday please enjoy this fun video about George Washington and the paparazzi of the 18th century.

(via todaysdocument)

thedailywhat:

Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Pro-sailor Alex Thomson performs a risky “keel walk” off an 8-tonne carbon fibre yacht tilted at a 45-degree angle.

And here’s the Hugo Boss ad the stunt produced:

[superpunch.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

smarterplanet:

Implantable Tumor Tracker Is a Tiny Lab That Lives Inside Your Body And Reports Back | Popular Science
Rather than bringing people into the lab, researchers at MIT are putting tiny labs into people via a tiny implantable capsule that can track the growth of a tumor or detect heart-deterioration or even silent heart attacks from inside the body. The miniature lab is small enough to implant via a needle during a normal biopsy, and can remain inside the body vigilantly watching for increased tumor growth. The inside of the device is filled with nanoparticles, each sporting an antibody specially designed to bind to specific molecules like those that are produced by certain kinds of tumors or by damaged heart muscle cells.

via joshbyard:

smarterplanet:

Implantable Tumor Tracker Is a Tiny Lab That Lives Inside Your Body And Reports Back | Popular Science

Rather than bringing people into the lab, researchers at MIT are putting tiny labs into people via a tiny implantable capsule that can track the growth of a tumor or detect heart-deterioration or even silent heart attacks from inside the body. The miniature lab is small enough to implant via a needle during a normal biopsy, and can remain inside the body vigilantly watching for increased tumor growth. The inside of the device is filled with nanoparticles, each sporting an antibody specially designed to bind to specific molecules like those that are produced by certain kinds of tumors or by damaged heart muscle cells.

via joshbyard:

fastcompany:

One of the most talked-about—and harrowing—Sundance films wasn’t a film in the traditional sense. Hunger In L.A., which screened at the New Frontier Pavilion, is an interactive experience that puts participants in the middle of a shocking food line incident. Its creator, journalist-turned-documentarian Nonny de la Peña talks about the making of the project and its potential impact beyond Sundance.
Read all about it->

fastcompany:

One of the most talked-about—and harrowing—Sundance films wasn’t a film in the traditional sense. Hunger In L.A., which screened at the New Frontier Pavilion, is an interactive experience that puts participants in the middle of a shocking food line incident. Its creator, journalist-turned-documentarian Nonny de la Peña talks about the making of the project and its potential impact beyond Sundance.

Read all about it->

advertisingisridiculous:

Guest Submission: Dynamic Dynamic Logic Studies

advertisingisridiculous:

Guest Submission: Dynamic Dynamic Logic Studies

"When asked about revenue, Karp noted that whilst the company could immediately run Google Ads on its pages, the team is looking to experiment with ways to boost revenue, especially now the service is more than 5 years old. He says that over the next couple of years, the company will experiment with novel approaches to revenue, coming up with a revenue stream that is “really beneficial to the community”."

— Tumblr now serving 120m people, 15 billion pageviews a month, from TNW (via fastcompany)

(via fastcompany)

"One survey, by Opinion Research, shows that “61% of respondents said they had checked online reviews, blogs and other online customer feedback before buying a new product or service,” and a similar 2008 study commissioned by PowerReviews showed that “nearly half of U.S. consumers who shopped online four or more times per year and spent at least $500 said they needed four to seven customer reviews before making a purchase decision.” So persuasive are the opinions of others that while many of us are well aware that roughly 25% of these reviews are fakes written by friends, company staffers, marketers, and so forth, we purposely overlook this. We’d rather not think about that. And, frankly, we don’t seem to care. As the Times of London points out, we are born to believe, in part, because a collective belief helps us to bond with others. In short, we want to trust in these messages, even when we may also be deeply skeptical."

— From Thou Shalt Covet What Thy Neighbor Covets, by Martin Lindstrom.  (via fastcompany)

(via fastcompany)

fastcompany:

Twine, A Tiny Gizmo That Holds The Internet’s Future

fastcompany:

Twine, A Tiny Gizmo That Holds The Internet’s Future

(via fastcompany)