MarketingProfs
12 days
MarketingProfs
4 months
NPR News
5 months
WhatsApp, in the blog post, says all messages will remain encrypted, protecting their content, but argues the broader sharing will improve the experience on both platforms: "We won't post or share your WhatsApp number with others, including on Facebook, and we still won't sell, share, or give your phone number to advertisers. "But by coordinating more with Facebook, we'll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook's systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them." How exactly will shared knowledge of phone numbers limit spam? In response to such inquiry posed to WhatsApp's spokespeople, CEO Kaum replied by email: "это элементарно, Ватсон" — Russian for "it's elementary, Watson.
BoingBoing
6 months
You get basically a log of your entire swim, like every single time you surface it resets and logs that as a separate dive, so I know if I'm staying down for a minute, if I went down to 60 feet, like all these nice metrics which motivate me to work on my freediving even more. … The great thing about this watch is it's wireless and when I put on my scuba gear it communicates with my tank and it'll tell me how much air I have left." Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill ($26) "Something I love is my coffee mill. I could easily have a little plugin electric coffee mill but on my first sailboat I had very little power and I got as many hand powered things as I possibly could, including my drill was a hand-powered drill, which was a lot of fun, and this Hario ceramic coffee mill gives you a perfect grind. It's less than $30 for this thing and one of the things I really like about it is it's quite a bit of work.
MarketingProfs
9 months
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a year
The Huffington Post
a year
He just started a company to mine rare earth minerals on the Moon. But his real goal is extra-planetary colonization. Somehow we got around to the question of why have a company in the middle of that. He has billions. He can just go straight for the colonization part. He said, "Every idea has to be sustainable. Profitability is proof that an idea is sustainable." --- "You may think using Google's great, but I still think it's terrible." K. Anders Ericsson made famous the "10,000 hour rule" popularized later by Malcom Gladwell. The rule is: if you practice WITH INTENT for 10,000 hours then you will be world-class. He then wondered why typists would often reach a certain speed level and then never improve no matter how many hours. After doing research, its because they forgot the "With intent" part. They were satisfied with "good enough". You have to constantly come up with new metrics to measure yourself, to compete against yourself, to better the last plateau you reached.