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In Sweden, telecom provider builds summertime ‘internet-free zones’

In Sweden, telecom provider builds summertime ‘internet-free zones’
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No Texting in the Movies: Woman Curses Out Austin, Texas Theater and Becomes Their Anti-Texting PSA <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy Tim and Carrie League started the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain, they said, because they liked good films and good beer, in a nice, quiet setting. Since they first opened in Austin, Texas, in 1997, the Leagues say they've had a strict policy against talking in the theater, using a cellphone and, more recently, bothering people by texting during a film. About a month ago, Tim League says, a woman was thrown out of one of the chain's 10 theaters for sending text messages -- and retaliated by leaving an angry voice mail on the box office phone line. League said he thought it was so over-the-top that it was funny.

Analyzing Bike Sharing Demand with GIS The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) recently released its report on the background work that went into bike-share station siting decisions. The first Citi Bike stations were installed earlier this month in New York City and eventually hundreds of stations will be built around the city. The first phase of the fee-based bike sharing calls for 293 bike stations. Ultimately, the bike sharing system will have 600 stations and 10,000 bikes, making it the largest in North America. Under the bike sharing program, users can sign up for annual, weekly, or daily rates that allow them to borrow a bike from one location and return it at the bike station closest to their destination. Users can rent bikes for an unlimited amount of time but can only check out a single bike for a maximum of 30 minutes (for the annual and weekly passes) and 45 minutes for the annual pass before overtime charges are incurred.

TaskRabbit Confession TaskRabbit is a hot startup that everyone is buzzing about. Like Zaarly, it is a local network that allows users to post and complete tasks in their neighborhoods. Think Craigslist and Twitter mushed together. TaskRabbit was founded by Leah Busque in 2008. It raised $5 million last spring and was featured on the ABC Nightly News as a solution for America's job crisis. Save $60 on Hop on Hop off New York Bus Tours Bus Travel in NYC can be a good alternative to the crowded subway system and if you want to see the city and travel between attractions, the Hop-on Hop-off buses are strongly recommended. Only on this site, you have the option to match your New York Pass with a Hop-on Hop-off New York Bus Tour and save even more in the city. The double-decker buses will pick you up from one attraction and take to the next one. You will save time and have the best possible views of Manhattan’s streets and neighborhoods, by day and night. Now, CitySights NY is giving you even more flexibility in enjoying our tours by offering multilingual audio tracks in 11 different languages on all of our popular hop on/hop off bus tours. You can experience the journey in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Hebrew.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument (MBTI) Quick Facts Used by 89 of Fortune 100 companies to maximize individual and team effectiveness from entry to executive levels. Selected by the nation’s top colleges and universities and by institutions worldwide as the foundational tool for student and alumni career development. Backed by more than fifty years of scientific research and ongoing global development.View the Myers-Briggs history infographic A New Privacy: Full Essay (Parts I, II, and III) Privacy is not dead, but it does need to change. Part I: Distributed Agency and the Myth of Autonomy Last spring at TtW2012, a panel titled “Logging off and Disconnection” considered how and why some people choose to restrict (or even terminate) their participation in digital social life—and in doing so raised the question, is it truly possible to log off? Taken together, the four talks by Jenny Davis (@Jup83), Jessica Roberts (@jessyrob), Laura Portwood-Stacer (@lportwoodstacer), and Jessica Vitak (@jvitak) suggested that, while most people express some degree of ambivalence about social media and other digital social technologies, the majority of digital social technology users find the burdens and anxieties of participating in digital social life to be vastly preferable to the burdens and anxieties that accompany not participating.

In The World: Mapping the logistics of megacities As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex. To help manage these logistics, researchers at MIT’s Megacities Logistics Lab have gathered data — collected by 11 MIT students paired with local students around the world — on representative neighborhoods in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Kuala Lumpur and Madrid. Now that data has been made available online, at no cost, in an open-access pool of information that’s graphically represented on city maps. This screenshot shows an example of the data now available on the open-access website called km2, produced by the MIT Megacities Logistics Lab. This map shows deliveries to different types of stores (color-coded by type) in the city of Kuala Lumpur.Image courtesy of the researchers

Radical Sharing Works: This Guy Lets the World Use His Starbucks Card for Free - Business Download this image to your phone, take it to Starbucks and scan it at the cash register: It'll get you a free coffee. It's part of a radical experiment in sharing that's teaching us something about mobile money in the process. "It's been extremely uplifting," Jonathan Stark tells GOOD. About one month ago, Stark posted the barcode image for his personal Starbucks card online, for anyone to use. Surprisingly, it still has money on it.

How to Speak Artspeak (Properly) Robert Atkins introduced the latest edition of his book ArtSpeak at the New York Public Library last night by admitting that artspeak has gotten a bad rap. “Somehow the language used for describing and discussing art has a reputation for unusual opacity, even sadism,” he said. That’s the artspeak also known as International Art English, the scourge of artist’s statements, press releases, and catalogues, a language so riddled with semiotic buzzwords that any potential meaning is obscured.

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