Monthly Archives: September 2012

MakerBot Replicator 2? Oh yea, Finley needs this for christmas!! ;)

The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com

Take the subway to an otherwise undistinguished part of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Knock on the door. Wait for some stylishly disheveled young man to open it and let you in. You’ve arrived at the BotCave—the place where 125 factory workers are creating the future of manufacturing.

http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/how-makerbots-replicator2-will-launch-era-of-desktop-manufacturing/

Awesome, awesome, awesome commercial. (thanks Mom!!)

See The Emmys Pick For Best Commercial | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce

Procter & Gamble landed in a top 3 slot in our very own list of best ads from the 2012 Olympics. Now the brand has earned an accolade that’s perhaps, marginally, more prestigious–its “Best Job” spot won best commercial in Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys.The tear-jerking “Best Job,” created by ag…

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1681610/see-the-emmys-pick-for-best-commercial#1

Alibaba.com expects to sell merchandise this year worth more than that sold by Amazon Inc and eBay combined ($473 BILLION!!) Have you ever shopped there? It’s crazy. Try searching for random things, like aquarium rocks – go ahead… give it a try. Some have minimum orders of a TON. A TON OF AQUARIUM ROCKS???

China’s Alibaba to pass Amazon, eBay in transaction value: executive

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group, expects to sell merchandise this year worth more than that sold by Amazon Inc and eBay combined, Alibaba’s chief strategy officer

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/08/net-us-alibaba-idUSBRE88702J20120908

FACT: If you are a girl – you throw like a girl. Nearly every boy by age 15 throws better than the best girl at any age. (lots of interesting stats in the article too)

Throw like a girl? You can do better.

Girls throw a ball worse than boys. This is true across cultures, across centuries. Why? And how can girls learn to do better? We go to Harvard to learn.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/throw-like-a-girl-with-some-practice-you-can-do-better/2012/09/10/9ffc8bc8-dc09-11e1-9974-5c975ae4810f_print.html

The story of the only American not on Earth on September 11. (Found on Dave Pell’s “Next Draft” – great daily newsletter, Google it.)

The Story of the Only American Not on Earth on September 11th

Astronaut Frank Culbertson watched from the Space Station as the attacks unfolded on the ground.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/12/09/the-story-of-the-only-american-not-on-earth-on-september-11th/262216/

The Difference Between Apple & Amazon In One Chart – puts things into perspective!

The Difference Between Apple & Amazon In One Chart

Apple and Amazon are both in the business of designing small computers – tablets, ereaders, phones, media players – and selling them to the public. But how they do it is the big difference. And that’s best depicted by the astonishing difference in the two companies’ profits.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the-difference-between-apple-amazon-in-one-chart.php