The Olympics now. Set to stay a great place.
Going to try out the pool this week and then hopefully give the Velodrome a go when it’s open.
Brace yourself. You’re about to read the coolest thing youll see online this week!
Pharrell Williams, Creative Director of Bionic Yarn, recently announced ‘RAW for the Oceans’, a long-term innovative collaboration between denim brand G-Star RAW where together they will create a full collection made with recycled materials from the oceans in stores from August 2014.
Nice. Look forward to seeing what the jeans look like.
Learn from the little guys…
The story of Facebook itself started with just a few friends in a University dorm. They made something people wanted, they grew, they made a lot of money.
Now they’ve got the money they seem to be spending it - A LOT OF IT. They bought Instagram for $1 billion a year ago, and today WhatsApp for $16 billion.
There’s always lots of hype, chatter, tweeting and rational when these things happen. But one consistent thing about both purchases and the Facebook story itself is that they accomplished it as a small groups of people. Focused on creating something people wanted.
Instagram bought with just 13 people (300m users), WhatApp bought with just 32 people (450m users).
Here’s a tweet from WhatsApp founder back in 2009:
Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure.— Brian Acton (@brianacton)August 3, 2009
Stay small and humble.
Interesting video about Facebook Likes and cheating and stuff.
Seems the Internet is still the Wild West when it comes to money making…
The street I live on has a lot of inconsistent architecture.
A first person version of Flappy Bird by Holden Link takes the game into 3D, and can be played with the Oculus Rift.
Floculus Bird is a remake of Flappy Bird in 3D with Oculus Rift support. I made it in about five hours for Flappy Jam, a game jam organized by the indie community to show support for Dong Nguyen.
No biggie… OH WAIT - yes it is!!!
I spoke at another #FurtherFaster even this evening. I was filling a spot very last minute, but it was great fun again.
I can hardly remember what I said as it’s such a blur, but the general idea is above…
As a telegram charged customers by each word used, people were economic with language in a way that echoes the current trend for Twitter’s succinct messages
Charles Saatchi - The Naked Eye
Restrictions help you become more succinct. Potentially the more you have the better the output.
Volkswagen’s German engineers create an algorithm to produce the perfect Super Bowl commercial…
Just remembering that time we rowed across a rather large lake in Switzerland, in the rain and in the path of a ferry, then went down a weir and almost sank. As do you.