Peter Kimmel

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The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

About 2 billion people on earth have a smartphone with a decent Internet connection, but 5 billion are largely or entirely offline, according to global figures by the ITU.<p>That gap is (surprise, surprise) a big opportunity for Silicon Valley. Google and Facebook are already on high-profile campaigns …

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How to build a brand of awesomeness [infographic]

An infographic on How to Build an Online Community by the team at Mack Web Solutions<p>There are lots of benefits to building a community around your …

A Simple Wooden Lamp Named Bob

Bob would be the perfect addition to your desk or side table, don’t you think? The table lamp, designed by Roman Shpelyk of the Ukraine, is mostly …

Furniture

Sandwichbike: A Flat-Packed Wooden Bicycle

Would you believe that an adult bicycle could arrive flat-packed, be easily assembled by you at home, and ready to be ridden in just a short matter …

Furniture

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

The e-commerce site partners with brands and one of the world's largest shopping center companies to show consumers a new kind of mall, one that melds online with offline.<p>We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the …

eCommerce

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Williams Sonoma on Twitter: "#Recipe Roundup: Pumpkin for Dinner: http://t.co/gjOERy18ON http://t.co/VTRgnRpzyT"

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Coconut, Almond and Chocolate Bars | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Nutty, chewy and chocolaty, these bars hit every craving. A toasty almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut and dark chocolate filling, and finished with a thick bittersweet glaze. This recipe calls for cream of coconut; similar to condensed milk, it can be found on the baking or drink aisle in …

Dessert

Williams Sonoma on Twitter: "Melt, dip, swirl and enjoy! #Delish Weekend Project: Caramel Apples: http://t.co/ALGQcjzxuH http://t.co/afT0Fj2lLL"

A Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Clothes | WIRED

That plastic bottle you just tossed into the recycling bin could end up in your closet. Think of it as locavore recycling. Virginia-based apparel …

These Glowing Crystals Are Like Legos From Mars | WIRED

Studio Roosegaard's created thousands of LED crystals that light up when near a magnetic floor mat. <i>Image: Studio Roosegaarde</i><p>The installation is …

Sharing Can Truly Disrupt Business–By Mixing Money And Social Change

A look at how the new sharing economy can–and should–knock down the divide between social entrepreneurship and just plain entrepreneurship.<p>Enough fair trade cafes and T-shirts. Entrepreneurs intent on changing the world should stop dwelling on copycat and non-scalable models and focus on becoming …

This is the world’s first Bitcoin ATM

Want a coffee? Now you can pay in Bitcoin.<p>The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is opening for business this morning at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. You can now buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin at a real, physical machine, depositing cash and checks for Bitcoin.<p>“This is progress … we’re bridging the gap …

Shared Wi-Fi needn’t be anonymous: Gowex builds a social hotspot network in NYC

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>If you’re taking advantage of a coffee shop’s free Wi-Fi, you’ve already established a digital connection …

Fab.com Co-Founder Departs After Pivot From Flash Sales Model

Cofounder Bradford Shellhammer is leaving commerce site Fab.com following the company’s pivot away from flash sales, the company announced Fri. Shellhammer will transition to a non-executive adviser while cofounder Jason Goldberg stays on as Fab’s CEO.<p>“Bradford came to the conclusion that he …

Google's mystery barge could be a VIP party boat and Glass store combined

After intense speculation, the secret contents of Google's San Francisco barge have apparently been revealed. Local CBS station KPIX 5 reports that multiple sources have confirmed the majority of the barge's space will be taken up by luxury showrooms for the company's upcoming Google Glass headset, …

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An AngelList Syndicates FAQ For Entrepreneurs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sundeep Ahuja has co-founded three companies, helped launch a global nonprofit, and invested in or advised 16 other startups before the launch of Syndicates.</i> <i>Follow him on AngelList angel.co/sundeep.</i><p>Investors have been talking this past week about AngelList Syndicates and its nuances …

Baked Gnocchi with Taleggio, Pancetta & Sage | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pick up packs of fresh gnocchi, the little potato dumplings, to create easy — but filling — dinners in a pinch. They are lovely boiled until tender and simply sauced, but easily dressed up in a gratin, featuring decadent Italian bacon and cheeses. You can also make this recipe using 1 lb. (500 g.) …

How Fab.com’s Jason Goldberg Hustled His Way to $325 Million

The first time the CEO of Fab started a company, he crashed and burned it, vaporizing $48 million. So how has he managed to seduce investors from Silicon Valley to Asia? By mastering the art of the FOMO.<p>Any entrepreneur trying to raise cash for their startup should examine the most polarizing case …

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Hailo’s NYC E-Hailing App Now Supports Instant, In-App Payments

Now that NYC’s yearlong e-hail pilot program has been underway for about six months, the e-hailing app Hailo is rolling out a new feature today that allows passengers to simply walk out of their cab without handing over cash or swiping a credit card and receive an instant receipt for their ride via …

Apps

Foursquare Data Viz Shows The Pulse Of New York, London, Tokyo

The startup turns its data into fascinating visualizations of urban ebbs and flows.<p>The secret sauce of Foursquare is the massive amount of location data it collects: 4.5 billion check-ins shared by its 40 million users. For non-MIT graduates, however, it’s often hard to grasp why such data–or any …

Four Square

Kim Kardashian And The Power Of A Celebrity Brand

Could brand-building tactics that work for famous people also work for your company?<p>Kim Kardashian, according to CelebNetWorth.com, gets paid about $20,000 to tweet out a product endorsement on her Twitter account. She earns from $50,000 to $100,000 for one appearance at clubs, parties, and other …

Marketing

Guild.is Wants To Prevent The Next Sharing Economy Insurance Debacle

What happens when an Uber driver gets in an accident? Or an Airbnb renter trashes a home? A new company is helping link startups and insurance companies to tackle the thorny issues that arise when the sharing economy goes wrong.<p>In 2012, a vehicle rented out with RelayRides–a site that lets people …

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Sometimes, I think the internet is trying to tell me something. Well, most days, <i>many</i> things, such as why nobody should ever, ever click on a certain …