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Apr 9

Longreads Joins the Automattic Family

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Raanan Bar-Cohen:

So excited about this!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Today we’re excited to announce that we are acquiring Longreads, the pioneering service that helps readers find and share the best longform storytelling around the world, for reading on mobile devices.

Over the last five years, Longreads and its community have created a new ecosystem for readers to find great…

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A New Dan Ariely Project: DisHonesty - A Documentary Feature Film

A New @danariely Project: DisHonesty - A Documentary Feature Film

Really excited to see Dan Ariely working on this. I love his books, and always find him super engaging and thoughtful:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1501481976/dishonesty-a-documentary-feature-film/widget/video.html

They need a little bit more to get over the finish line, so if you find this kind of stuff interesting, please consider backing this project now on Kickstarter.

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Feb 6

haaretz:

Tel Aviv restaurants allow customers to be chefs for a day. It’s a must-do for wannabe master chefs, but are they prepared for the pressure?

Video: A Conference Call in Real Life

On a related note – finding more and more of my conference calls are now Skype video or Google Hangout video calls. And if it’s audio-only, I’m a big fan of Uber Conference. Great service and has nice little touches like showing you who is speaking, and…

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Jan 6

2013: A Year in Review

Raanan Bar-Cohen:

an amazing year.

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on WordPress.com.

13,704,819 new blogs in 2013

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haaretz:

Haaretz 2013: Year in Pictures

From Israel’s general election to Arik Einstein’s funeral, here are the pictures that captured the major events of this year.

siphotos:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)
GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

Love that scene.

siphotos:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)

GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

Love that scene.

Dec 6

haaretz:

Where the Warsaw Ghetto once stood, Hanukkah candles light the night

New Yorker article: Sergey Brin’s case for driverless cars #googleView Post

New Yorker article: Sergey Brin’s case for driverless cars #google

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Nov 8
MacBook Pro 13” Retina > MacBook Air #appleView Post

MacBook Pro 13” Retina > MacBook Air #apple

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