Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security
James Ball, theguardian.com
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web. The reality is rather closer to The Office than The Matrix
In a nondescript industrial…
Awesome Netflix/Fitbit Hack Detects When You’ve Fallen Asleep, Auto-Pauses Your Movie
Greg Kumparak, techcrunch.com
Done right, internal hackathons are awesome. They encourage company developers to build all the crazy stuff that they’d normally never dabble with, be it for lack of time, fear that their co-workers/bosses would think they’re nuts, or…
Nice article about internal hack days and Netflix.
Setting the screens to hyper or warp drive would be a brilliant experience.
Dear Ticketmaster, — This Could be Better — Medium
I’m something of a sucker for a post about a real world item, such as a ticket stub, being redesigned into new hipster clothes. And this ranks up with one of the better posts. The thing is, all it really does is highlight how wholly unnecessary tickets actually are. It would be nice to see e-tickets used more, and services such as Passbook should enable this to happen.
What If Facebook Ranked The Worlds Largest Brands Instead of Interbrand?
So Facebook is 10 years old tomorrow. It’s been a pretty wild and bumpy ride. Tempting as it is, I decided rather than bombard everyone with another infographic, a timeline of events as they happened, or musings about what the world…
Accelerators: Getting up to speed | The Economist
It’s good that what appear to be the norms within the startup industry, are now starting to be questioned as to their relevance in overall business practice. Indeed, like many training schemes, Accelerators can lead to hugely successful businesses and enrolees, and for everyone else? Like many other schools or courses based around entrepreneurship, there’s one thing that cannot be taught, no matter how many networking skills you have: Original Thought.
So, yeah, YEAR ONE complete. Here’s to more in 2014. Best wishes to you.
30 New Year’s Resolutions for Brands
Brian Morrissey, digiday.com
We are entering the season of reflection and renewal, when we all take stock of the year that’s about to pass and the new one about to begin. This is a time for resolutions. Digiday wants to help brands become their best selves. Here’s our…
Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You’d Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be
Alexis C. Madrigal, theatlantic.com
Ethereal, tiny, quixotic, Icelandic Björk.
At some point in the past, someone stuck a camera in front of her face and told her to explain television. She does, sort of, referring to the circuit board as a kind of city,…
The internet mystery that has the world baffled
By Chris Bell, telegraph.co.uk
For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world’s finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301
One evening in January last year, Joel…
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