Really insightful and funny video from ze
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
For a better video and more info about this kind of magic, visit MultiTouch.
Yesterday, I wrote a simple web application to buy from amazon using your iPhone. It’s meant to help if you are in a store and want to check the price of a product in Amazon and buy it from there.
That’s why you enter the barcode directly. I’ll probably add some search by title or author, but for now, it works for its original purpose: save money.
Check it out at http://amedias.org/ibuy/
It’s an early release so it can be buggy. If you have found a bug or have some suggestions, leave a comment
It was an amazing viral campaign which served perfectly its two purposes:
- Promote their video platform (vimeo)
- Promote their open positions at Connected Ventures to people willing to work in that happy environment
Today this other video is gaining popularity:
Update: the video has been removed from youtube, but here it is again, with a second part
It’s really fun and any of you who have experienced the weirdness of youtube commenters will enjoy it even more. It’s not only fun but maybe the best way to laugh at their direct competition. Brilliant!
I don’t even know how to explain it shortly, so here’s the video
I just had to share this screenshot. This is what happens when you create a new page in Backpack. The arrow disappears once you do your first edit.
I’ve wrote about young enterpreneurs before (see: the youngest grocer in America), but this kid is amazing. He speaks with more confidence than most of the people I know, and the idea is quite cool.
Much has been said about music prices nowadays, I remember reading somewhere that usually the 10 most sold albums in Amazon every week were below $10. That’s not a bad price, but let’s call it sensible pricing.
Sensible pricing is sometimes not enough. Some albums are so good you’d feel confortable paying $20 for them, and some of those $9.99 albums have only one half-good song. I found this 37signals’ article today: Jane Siberry’s “you decide what feels right” pricing detailing how some small record labels are letting consumers (I don’t think that word applies anymore, but still) decide which is the fair price for a CD. At this time, 14% paid above suggested. See it on Sheeba Catalogue
The Canadian folk-pop singer Jane Siberry has a clever system: she has a âpay what you canâ? policy with her downloadable songs, so fans can download them free â but her site also shows the average price her customers have paid for each track. This subtly creates a community standard, a generalized awareness of how much people think each track is really worth. The result? The average price is as much as $1.30 a track, more than her fans would pay at iTunes
This is not new, magnatune has been doing that for about 4 years. They let you listen the full disc, then download it paying what you consider a fair price
And to help this cool ideas, if you like piano music, let me recommend you Rob Costlow (blog). It’s a great album to stop and relax enjoying the beautiful sound of a piano. And he could be called a piano hacker according to his biography:
By the time he was twelve Rob Costlow was annoying his piano instructor by adding unwritten endings to songs during rehearsals and recitals.
To google became a verb even when Google discourages it:
I know you should protect your trademark but when all the people start using your name as a common word is a sign of success.
Anyway, the point here was discovering the new word of today:
1. A weekend devoted exclusively towards playing a Nintendo Wii.
2. the weekend of November 19, 2006, the Nintendo Wii console’s launch date
Found via word of the day
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