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Facebook and Tesla Are Winning Wall Street Because They Make the Biggest Bets

This week, shares in Google, Facebook, and Tesla reached an all-time high on Wall Street, helping push the NASDAQ to its tallest peak since the …

Your Business Card Sucks – But Not This Guy's

Want to make a really big impression with your business cards? Spoof startup Vooza has you covered.<p><i>Every week, Vooza – a video comic strip about the tech world – shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers. Sign up for Vooza’s email list to get exclusive access to more funny videos like this one.</i>

Otter: The iOS App User Feedback Visualizer

While it’s not exactly something you’d call a consumer product, Otter App Ratings Visualizer from Mutual Mobile isn’t meant to be. But this neat little Web app <i>could</i> still give reporters, marketers and developers some interesting insights into reviews on the App Store.<p>Otter was created initially as …

How America fell out of love with orange juice

America has fallen out of love with orange juice.<p>Sales dropped almost every year for the last decade. Last year, orange juice sales hit their lowest level in at least 15 years, according to Nielsen. Over the same period, per-capita consumption fell roughly 40%. And this year is looking to be …

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The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Start Companies, They Invent Categories

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>Starting a new company is difficult. The numbers say that 75 percent of startups fail, but that doesn’t change the fact that lots of people do it …

Life Through a Leica

Apple's Smartwatch Is Starting To Look A Lot More Like A Fitness Tracker

If and when Apple ever comes out with a wearable computer, the term “watch” may not necessarily apply.<p>According to reports, Apple is going whole hog into health and fitness for its long-rumored wearable device. This morning, a new job listing on Apple’s website called for a “User Studies Exercise …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

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New York City's 250,000 street lights will all be LEDs by 2017

New York City is transitioning its 250,000 street lights to energy-efficient LEDs in an upgrade that should be completed by 2017. CBS reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the time frame today, noting that the upgraded lights will save city taxpayers around $14 million a year once the …

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The Beatles' last public performance - a picture from the past

First published on Thu 30 Jan 2014 12.25 EST

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

Giant Elephant Photobombs Oblivious Tourists in Africa

While taking a quick break on an animal preservation trip at Imire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe, 24-year-old Marcus Sderlund managed to capture this incredible image of an elephant photobombing his fellow volunteers. The seven-tonne bull elephant snuck up right behind the …

Wildlife

The Most Patient Man in Italy is a Professional Queuer

Photo: Bowery men in a bread line in New York City, Bain Collection (Wikimedia Commons)<p>A wise man once told me that half of life is showing up. The …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Man Pretends To Be Shot by Characters in Violent Film and TV Ad Posters

In his “Head Shots” photo series, New York City-based artist Jon Burgerman poses next to advertising posters for violent movies and TV shows and …

Philip K. Dick Never Saw Blade Runner and Ridley Scott Never Finished Reading the Novel it was Based on

You have probably heard of a movie that's been called the Bible of science fiction, Blade Runner.<p>Set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, the movie …

Wallgram Turns Instagram Photos Into iPhone Wallpapers

If you’re anything like me, you’ll change your iPhone’s wallpaper on a regular basis to keep things fresh, but finding a good one isn’t always easy. At least that <i>was</i> the case — until Wallgram came along. Wallgram isn’t just another photo bank full of images; it uses Instagram photos uploaded by …

Mobile Photography

See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

San Francisco Hyperlapse Project, Plus Behind The Scenes Of How It Was Made

Marc Donahue from Permagrin Films keeps popping up with new and interesting timelapse or GoPro projects– and his latest work features the gorgeous …

Time-lapse Photography

3 Reasons To Be Wary Of Secret-Sharing App Whisper's Claim To Anonymity

If the Catholic church didn’t collect handfuls of cash every Sunday, it might consider streaming the real-life accounts that priests hear in hushed confession as entertainment. Luckily no one with a dog collar is planning any such enterprise — but the next best thing on the mobile web is.<p>Whisper is …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Netflix Is Going to Rule TV After All

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings could barely contain himself. On Wednesday, after reporting another stellar financial quarter for the company – 2.3 million …

The Future Of Photography?

About 15 years ago, the first DSLR was introduced. The Nikon D1 showed consumers that digital was the future, and was quickly superseded by the Canon …

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