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There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features. Photo by heiwa4126 . 10. Use Starred Addresses Instead of Your Memory
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Harmonic Acquires Video Storage Company Omneon For $306 Million The online video world has begun to consolidate. Broadcast and online video delivery giant Harmonic has acquired video storage company Omneon for approximately $306 million in cash and Harmonic stock. Harmonic will pay $190 million in cash and issue approximately 17.1 million shares of its stock, which is a total value of $306 million roughly.
Vandalized synagogue in Russia, 2006 (Source: Crown Heights Info ) Time was when Nazis used to slather swastikas on synagogues and Jewish businesses to prepare the local population for expulsion or much worse. It’s sad that this sort of behavior persists around the world, as a new study by Tel Aviv University shows. But it’s even sadder to see Israelis regularly defacing Palestinian property with Stars of David with equal glee and with what appears to be the same brain-dead mindset. Is the Star of David becoming the new swastika? - Judy Mandelbau
Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak I’m just wrapping up several weeks of attending conferences across both coasts. Of the ones I have been to recently, the Nantucket Conference has been my favorite. Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak
A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business Charles Munger, USC Business School, 1994 I'm going to play a minor trick on you today because the subject of my talk is the art of stock picking as a subdivision of the art of worldly wisdom. That enables me to start talking about worldly wisdom—a much broader topic that interests me because I think all too little of it is delivered by modern educational systems, at least in an effective way. And therefore, the talk is sort of along the lines that some behaviorist psychologists call Grandma's rule after the wisdom of Grandma when she said that you have to eat the carrots before you get the dessert. The carrot part of this talk is about the general subject of worldly wisdom which is a pretty good way to start. After all, the theory of modern education is that you need a general education before you specialize.
Bordeaux bargains could be worth the wait Just two weeks ago we noted that Bordeaux is not the best place to find values . And so the annual springtime rite of wine critics, importers and brokers flocking to Bordeaux to taste and pronounce judgment on the latest vintage is typically, at best, a passing curiosity. Equally foreign to most value wine shoppers is the idea of buying Bordeaux “futures,” also known by the French “en primeur.” Just as the term suggests, buying futures means buying the wine before it’s even bottled, up to two years before it will arrive in stores, on the speculation that it will be cheaper now than when it’s released. The futures price is set by the individual chateaux, based on their own – and more importantly the critics’ – assessment of the quality of the vintage, plus factors such as the price and success of the prior vintage, current economic conditions, perceived demand and other variables.
Australian privacy groups target Google Street View The Electronic Frontiers Association (EFA) and Australia Privacy Foundation (APF) have jointly questioned potential security breaches conducted by Google's Street View program. In an open letter addressed to Google Australia's head of public policy and government affairs, Iarla Flynn, the two organisations highlighted the company's collection of Wi-Fi access point data by cars taking photos of streets and houses as part of its Street View feature. The letter's complaint centres on Google's announcement last month that its Street View cars captured Wi-Fi access points' unique MAC addresses while also taking 360 degree imagery of the surrounding area.
3-D printers, or plastic extrusion machines that can make produc Jay Leno holds a starter switch bezel for a 1956 Packard Caribbean in his… (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…) Home computer printers gave people the ability to produce bank statements, concert tickets, holiday cards and party invitations at the touch of a button. But what if you wanted to "print out" a dinner plate, the leg of an armchair or an eyeglass frame? It may sound far-fetched and futuristic, but plastic extrusion machines that can do this — popularly known as 3-D printers — are poised to enter the home electronics market. "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has an industrial version in the warehouse-sized Burbank garage that houses his collection of more than 200 cars and motorcycles.
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