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Today’s Top Stories: Mark Zuckerberg’s Hoodie, Sony’s Powerful LTE Smartphones
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Hoodie a “Mark of Immaturity”
Mark Zuckerberg went to a meeting in New York on Monday with potential investors wearing a hoodie, and analyst Michael Pachter thinks it’s a mark of immaturity. “I think that he has to realize he’s bringing investors in as a new constituency right now, and I think he’s got to show them the respect that they deserve because he’s asking them for their money,” Pachter said in an interview on Bloomberg TV…
Where Do Smart People Sell Collectibles These Days?
When you have interesting collectibles in your house that you no longer have room for, what do you do with them? Reader pop top has acquired a collection of mint-condition Cabbage Patch Kids from the ’80s. Okay, she won’t be able to retire on them, but they must be worth at least a few bucks each. Years ago, the question of where to sell them was simple: eBay was the best and biggest marketplace for collectibles. But horror stories of frozen funds and scammy buyers now abound, and she wants to ask the Consumerist hive mind: where is the best place to unload some cuddly dolls?
My step-mom recently cleaned out the attic in her house and found her father’s old collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls (he does not want these dolls, we checked)…
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3D Printing App: Copy Objects Right From Your iPad
Got an iPad? You may not know it yet, but that means you have a portable object duplicator in your hands. The key to unlocking its abilities is an app that lets you capture and create 3D renderings of objects in the real world. Once you’ve captured the object, it’s super-simple to send the rendering to a 3D-printing service and have it made.
From Autodesk, the free app is called 123D Catch and is part of the company’s suite of 3D graphics software. Autodesk previewed it before, but as of Wednesday morning it’s live in the App Store, ready for download…
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How High-Tech Carpooling Saves Gas, Money and Time
The Global Innovation Series is presented by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter.
As gas prices continue to climb along with car maintenance costs and environmental concerns, the concept of carpooling to work and around town has never been more appealing. But there’s a lot of hassle and research that goes into finding a reliable person to share a ride with — not to mention the safety concerns…
10 Social Media Mistakes Marketers Can’t Help Making
When it comes to social media, marketers can’t help making mistakes. [Check out When Social Media Goes Bad.] In their rush to embrace this hot marketing format or promote their latest campaign, marketers forget everything they’ve learned about social media and ignore its rules assuming this one time won’t matter. But it does, especially to the social media participants they’re trying to reach.
Here are ten social media mistakes marketers can’t help making because social media differs from the way they’ve always done marketing…
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Research And Determination Made Lowe’s Fix My Carpets
A few years ago, Justin had workers from Lowe’s come install carpet in his house. After the warranty on the work had expired, the carpet began to stretch out in high-traffic areas. Even though he’s not a professional carpet installer, Justin does have extensive experience with walking on floors, and knows that’s not how it’s supposed to work. He researched possible causes, learned that it was due to an installation error, and tried to get Lowe’s to admit their mistake and fix the problem…
Rimac Concept_One Supercar Silences Doubters With a Tire Shredding Video
The Concept_One electric supercar from the workshop of Croatian automaker Rimac Automobili has some impressive specifications on paper, but can it deliver the goods in real life? Judging by the latest video of the car in action, the answer is: yes, it can.
The Concept_One is currently a prototype, which will be available in limited quantities for the hefty price of $980,000.
On paper, it has other-wordly specs, putting other electric supercars to shame: Its 1088 hp take you to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph…