Motherhood isn’t the “world’s toughest job”
Mary Elizabeth Williams, salon.com
An ad goes viral — and is an insult to both men and womenWhen Boston agency Mullen post­ed a list­ing for what sound­ed like the world’s worst job, 24 intre­pid job seek­ers stepped up and applied. The full-time, “24/7 on call and pro…

Motherhood isn’t the “world’s toughest job”
Mary Elizabeth Williams, salon.com

An ad goes viral — and is an insult to both men and women

When Boston agency Mullen post­ed a list­ing for what sound­ed like the world’s worst job, 24 intre­pid job seek­ers stepped up and applied. The full-time, “24/7 on call and pro…

Woman wins competition, clones her dogcnet.com
If your lover left you and you still pined painful­ly, would you have them cloned?This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I con­sid­er the news that a woman has cloned her dachs­hund.As the Mir­ror reports, 29-year-old Brit…

Woman wins competition, clones her dog
cnet.com

If your lover left you and you still pined painful­ly, would you have them cloned?

This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I con­sid­er the news that a woman has cloned her dachs­hund.

As the Mir­ror reports, 29-year-old Brit…

Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection
Rick Ungar, forbes.com
In what just may be the most stun­ning exam­ple of hypocrisy in my life­time, Moth­er Jones has uncov­ered numer­ous invest­ments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retire­ment fund in a wide vari­ety of com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing abor­tion and…

Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection
Rick Ungar, forbes.com

In what just may be the most stun­ning exam­ple of hypocrisy in my life­time, Moth­er Jones has uncov­ered numer­ous invest­ments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retire­ment fund in a wide vari­ety of com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing abor­tion and…

Bitcoin looks like the worst investment in the world this year
Matt Phillips, qz.com
You’d have to hunt pret­ty hard to find a worse invest­ment over the last three months than bit­coin.The elec­tron­ic cur­ren­cy is down 38% against the US dol­lar since Dec. 31, mak­ing it one of the worst assets that we keep an eye on here at…

Bitcoin looks like the worst investment in the world this year
Matt Phillips, qz.com

You’d have to hunt pret­ty hard to find a worse invest­ment over the last three months than bit­coin.

The elec­tron­ic cur­ren­cy is down 38% against the US dol­lar since Dec. 31, mak­ing it one of the worst assets that we keep an eye on here at…

The real reason Bitcoin is doomed
By Christopher Matthews, cnn.com
It’s been a busy cou­ple of weeks for bit­coin enthu­si­asts, first as they dealt with the volatil­i­ty brought on by the implo­sion of the world’s largest bit­coin exchange, then as Newsweek fin­gered a 64-year-old Cal­i­for­nia man named…

The real reason Bitcoin is doomed
By Christopher Matthews, cnn.com

It’s been a busy cou­ple of weeks for bit­coin enthu­si­asts, first as they dealt with the volatil­i­ty brought on by the implo­sion of the world’s largest bit­coin exchange, then as Newsweek fin­gered a 64-year-old Cal­i­for­nia man named…

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out
By David Kushner, rollingstone.com
How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his par­ents in Hanoi, Viet­nam, and had a day job pro­gram­ming loca­tion devices f…

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out
By David Kushner, rollingstone.com

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his par­ents in Hanoi, Viet­nam, and had a day job pro­gram­ming loca­tion devices f…

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This is the future of retail: Robotic fitting rooms and magic augmented reality mirrors


Brick and mortar retail businesses are under immense pressure to innovate now that ecommerce has become a normal part of consumer behavior. Thankfully for retailers, technology can be just as disruptive in a physical store as it can be online.
At the recent DX3 digital marketing conference, self-described ‘Retail Prophet’ Doug Stephens set up an installation to show off the various technologies that can help retail compete with online. Dubbed the ‘Retail Collective,’ the effort aimed to move beyond homogeneous single-brand demonstrations with a collaborative approach.

Full Story: NextWeb

emergentfutures:

This is the future of retail: Robotic fitting rooms and magic augmented reality mirrors

Brick and mortar retail businesses are under immense pressure to innovate now that ecommerce has become a normal part of consumer behavior. Thankfully for retailers, technology can be just as disruptive in a physical store as it can be online.

At the recent DX3 digital marketing conference, self-described ‘Retail Prophet’ Doug Stephens set up an installation to show off the various technologies that can help retail compete with online. Dubbed the ‘Retail Collective,’ the effort aimed to move beyond homogeneous single-brand demonstrations with a collaborative approach.

Full Story: NextWeb