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Irish cookery teacher
Irish cookery teacher terrified into handing over website name to Lady Gaga | Irish Business | IrishCentral – the smart thing would have come to an agreement with the Irish cookery teacher and agree to licence the name to her for cookery blogging purposes only. Instead they’ve risked a social media shit-storm for a box-ticking exercise. In this day and age, that’s an act of gross negligence and incompetence by whoever signed off on this and I feel for the Irish cooker teacher involved. More Irish related content here.
The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989 – This isn’t a lost decade for economic gains for Americans. It is a lost generation.
Lexington: The American Dream, RIP? | The Economist – the cyberpunk novels like Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy were right
The Decline of Great Industrial Cities – Euromonitor International – interesting data, will this be mirrored by suburbanisation in China and other emerging markets?
The Feynman Lectures on Physics Website – great reading material
Audi’s Diesel V10 SUV Supercar Somehow Gets 30 MPG | Wired.com – its like the car of my childhood dreams has been built by Audi
Netlabels : Free Music : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive – surprisingly good electronica in amongst this lot
Quitting Facebook: What’s Behind The New Trend To Leave Social Networks? Eurasia Review – Reasons for quitting Facebook were mainly privacy concerns (48.3 percent), followed by a general dissatisfaction with Facebook (13.5 percent), negative aspects of online friends (12.6 percent), and the feeling of getting addicted to Facebook (6.0 percent; other/unspecific, 19.6 percent).
Supermarkets in Africa: The grocers’ great trek | The Economist – partly because South Africa is turning into a basket case, and partly because of commodity market driven growth in other African countries
Schneier on Security: Surreptitiously Tampering with Computer Chips – that’s Intel’s business screwed in China
Offline reading with the NewsBlur iOS app – NewsBlur – great performance tweaks
Yahoo hires Google’s Technical Lead for Android’s Open Source Project — Tech News and Analysis – the hire will bring outsized kudos to Yahoo! engineering teams as much as anything else
Bump Mobile Contact Sharing App Acquired By Google, Will Stay Alive For Now | TechCrunch – interesting move, kill a competitor to NFC?
Google and Samsung soar into list of top 10 Linux contributors | Ars Technica – Microsoft and Yahoo! seem to have dropped right off
Jolla’s Sailfish OS gains Android compatibility, making it an easier sell for manufacturers — Tech News and Analysis – expect homebrew ports as well
Nokia’s Last Great Deal: Zero to $7.2 Billion – WSJ.com – interesting article on the next chapter for Nokia as an infrastructure business
Web of no web
Google Glass Not Expected To Reach Europe For Years – voice recognition a barrier to rapid expansion
BBC News – Mobile phone emergency alert system to be tested in UK – interesting implicit message of we know who and where you are