February 2011

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Room 77

This website offers you a very cool service (in the US so far). Room 77 is a site (and iPhone app) that helps you choose the right room in a hotel. Normally you go online and book a room, and in the same hotel you could have very different room, one facing the sea, one […]

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Four-de-Bourg Chardonais

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Mas musgo

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Subway Animals

In 1988 the british artist Paul Middlewick started seeing something else but subway plans in the Londonian underground. He took a second look at those maps and saw a forrest. In fact he saw many and many animals formed by lines and dots that actually make the subway map. From Dogs to parrots, passing elephants or […]

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Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program

The Internet Archive, in conjunction with 150 libraries, has rolled out a new 80,000 e-book lending collection today on OpenLibrary.org. This means that library patrons with an OpenLibrary account can check out any of these e-books. The hope is that this effort will help libraries make the move to digital book lending. “As readers go digital, so are our […]

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Musgo

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Lanyrd Keeps Your Conference Life On Track, Via Twitter

Lanyrd,  via Twitter, track event sessions and keep up with favorite speakers — at all stages in the conference lifecycle. Some newlywed couples work to produce an offspring on their honeymoon. Most don’t labor towards birthing a startup. But that’s exactly what British entrepreneurs Natalie Downe and Simon Willison did on their post-nuptial adventure. After […]

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WhatsApp, Beluga and Viber

There are a couple of iPhone apps that I started using recently. One is WhatsApp which is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. A cool thing is that it is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia. In addition to basic messaging iPhone, Android […]

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Irina Werning 2

I am LOVING Irina Werning‘s brilliant photo series ‘Back To The Future’. What a cool idea! And it’s good that this is an ongoing series, because I could keep looking and looking with fascination. Irina Werning is a photographer born, and currently living in Buenos Aires.

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Texture

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solowheel

Like a stripped-down Segway, Inventist‘s new Solowheel is geared for the mobile urbanite. The “self-balancing electric unicycle” operates through gyroscopic technology, which a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel lasts two hours—but the battery actually recaptures energy when going downhill. Weighing only 20 pounds and consisting of […]

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Irina Werning

Came across this project today called ‘Back to the Future’ by photographer Irina Werning and just had to share. I think its quite genius. I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look […]

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Steve Jobs Doesn’t Want to Kill Publishers, But Apple’s Subscription Strategy Will

This guest post is by Tien Tzuo, founder of Zuora, a subscription billing company. Previously, he was chief strategy officer and employee No. 11 at Salesforce.com. Publishers have been struggling for years. Now local newspapers, magazines and even the New York Times, that Grey Lady, are being treated like old ladies by Apple, stealing their pocketbooks […]

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Chains

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Yvoire

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