ow.ly -- More than 17,000 people have signed an online petition urging US President Barack Obama to require all scientific journal articles resulting from US taxpayer-funded research to be made freely available online.
wp.me -- The 2012 edition of MESH, Toronto’s highest-flying Internet conference, looked like it had had its wings clipped. Attendance appeared to be down significantly from last year, and the conference model seemed to have been adjusted to accommodate lower-than-expected turnout.
onforb.es -- It’s a well-accepted axiom in the investor community that entrepreneurs learn more from their failures than their successes. Thus a well-explained startup failure often can actually improve your odds of funding in the next go-round. Yet, there is no doubt that the best strategy is to learn from someone else’s mistakes, so you can enjoy the millions that someone else lost in learning.
memeburn.com -- They say that starting a business with a partner is like a marriage. What they don’t tell you is that if your marriage does really well it’s like having a few hundred kids too. When things go wrong they can go really wrong, so here are ten tips for picking the right startup co-founder.
inboxzero.com -- Merlin does a live presentation on Inbox Zero from time to time. An early version of the presentation was delivered on July 23, 2007 at a Google Tech Talk in Mountain View, CA. You can download a PDF of the slides for the presentation and can watch the video of the talk plus Q&A right here.
Bit.ly -- With Apple leading the movement, phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop displays are rapidly increasing in resolution.
This is wonderful for everyday mobile users, as the quality of their device screens become sharper and allow them to better experience the finer details of an application. But this creates an interesting challenge — designing for multiple mobile densities.
www.technologyreview.com -- Earlier this month, the journal Lancet Neurology published a study showing that the generic drug lithium did nothing to slow the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a devastating neurological disease.
www.kk.org -- A book is a self-contained story, argument, or body of knowledge that takes more than an hour to read. A book is complete in the sense that it contains its own beginning, middle, and end.
bit.ly -- No one can deny Kim Kardashian is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, but how does her popularity compare to that of our favorite gadgets? Ethan Zuckerman's recently coined "Kardashian" represents the measurement for "the amount of global attention Kim Kardashian commands across all media over the space of a day.