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Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D cost $220m to make and is 143 minutes long, so whenever I glanced at my phone for one second, I missed $25,641 worth of entertainment.
May 24, 2012

How Common Is Your Birthday?
May 17, 2012 / 6,444 notes
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themattsmith:

Ablogalypse : XKCD

Wow
Apr 17, 2012 / 740 notes
alinzainescu:

The Future of Mobile
Apr 9, 2012 / 1 note

alinzainescu:

The Future of Mobile

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Mar 19, 2012

The Semantic Web

[…] But the newest change is expected to go much further, coming as a result of Google’s acquisition in 2010 start-up Metaweb Technologies, which had an index of 12 million entities, such as movies, books, companies and celebrities. By comparison, online encyclopedia Wikipedia has 3.5 million English entries, though they include more detailed information.

Mr. Singhal said Google and the Metaweb team, which then numbered around 50 software engineers, have since expanded the size of the index to more than 200 million entities, partly by developing “extraction algorithms,” or mathematical formulas that can organize data scattered across the Web. It also approached organizations and government agencies to obtain access to databases, including the CIA World Factbook, which houses up-to-date encyclopedic information about countries worldwide.

Old news.
Mar 14, 2012

Old news.

A color-coded map of all shots taken in the NBA from 2006-2011. The areas on the floor that yielded the most points per shot appear red; those that yielded the fewest points per shot appear blue. […]
If you’ve read anything about scoring efficiency in basketball, the resulting image will not surprise you (though its elegance is striking).
Mar 14, 2012

A color-coded map of all shots taken in the NBA from 2006-2011. The areas on the floor that yielded the most points per shot appear red; those that yielded the fewest points per shot appear blue. […]

If you’ve read anything about scoring efficiency in basketball, the resulting image will not surprise you (though its elegance is striking).

Mar 2, 2012
Today there are some 400 million devices connected to the Internet, mostly phones and computers. By 2020 some 50 billion devices, from cars to appliances, will be talking to one another.
Feb 8, 2012 / 1 note
Meanwhile In USA:
Across all charter campaigns measured, 69 percent of the ad impressions were classified as being ‘in-view.’* The remaining 31 percent were delivered but never seen by a consumer, a likely result of a consumer scrolling past the ad before it loaded or a consumer never scrolling the ad into view. In-view percentages varied by site and ranged from 7 percent to 91 percent.
Feb 1, 2012 / 1 note
Jan 31, 2012 / 2 notes

Apple ~60,000 full-time employees
Revenue ~$40 bn/quarter, ~$160 bn/year
=> Average yearly revenue/employee >$2.5bn

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/01/25/apple-by-the-numbers/


This is actually the craziest chart about Apple following their insane earnings today.
There is exactly one company on that entire list that is not an oil and gas company. And they’re not that far from the top. 
Jan 26, 2012 / 703 notes

This is actually the craziest chart about Apple following their insane earnings today.

There is exactly one company on that entire list that is not an oil and gas company. And they’re not that far from the top. 

(via hyperglu)