15 Stories You Need To Know Today

15 Stories You Need To Know Today

Facebook admits their ads don't work, half of the US population owns a tablet or smartphone and Tumblr will live GIF the 2012 debates...Links to start your day with.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 3 october 2012

How to get the best out of your agency. Welcome to Optimism

Facebook admits their ads don’t work. Silicon Alley Insider

Only New Yorkers can start successful agencies in New York. Forbes

New sub-genre of book on journalism. The Guardian

Peek inside Zappos’ Tony Hsieh’s Vegas bachelor apartment. Silicon Alley Insider

Pew study reveals Android tablets are a stones throw from overtaking the iPad’s market share. Tabtimes

400 Urban Outfitters drop cash registers in favor of iPads. Apple Insider

The world’s first live-Tweeted, live-Instagramed hearing restoration surgery took place yesterday. Mashable

50% of U.S. adults now own a tablet or smartphone. Network World

Google bumps Walmart out of the third most valuable US company slot, trailing behind Apple and Exxon Mobil. Complex

Tumblr to live GIF the 2012 debates. Complex

Frank Gehry returns home to revamp Toronto’s theater district. Reuters

Gmail can now search inside attachments. The Verge

NYTimes launches experimental HTML5 iPad web app. The Next Web

One quarter of tech startups in the US are founded by immigrants. Reuters


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The Next Great Art Movement Will Come At The Swipe Of A Finger

An improved app, optimized digital display and monthly art discovery service round out Electric Objects' renewed commitment to democratizing the art world

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A TV Streaming Service Is Designed Just For Kids

Toca TV is a new platform offering thousands of original and curated children's videos for a monthly subscription fee


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Bus Stop Transformed Into A Fitness Station For Commuters

Sports drink company Lucozade live-streamed an athletic trainer working out at a stop in Manchester to encourage travelers to get moving

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Samsung Is Using AR To Help Beachgoers Stay Safe

Pocket Patrol utilizes a phone's camera to promote beach safety and educate people about hidden hazards

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500 Plastic Chairs Used To Create A Recyclable Pavilion

Design agency CODA built a grandoise art piece from simple lawn furniture

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Exchange Your Old Razors For New Ones At This Bartershop

The subscription-based shaving company lets customers trade their unwanted razors for Harry's brand steel at a temporary New York pop-up


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Marketing Experts: Millennials And The Power Of Cool

'Good Is The New Cool' Authors Afdhel Aziz and Bobby Jones share their 7 principles for branding with a social impact

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The Keys For Exceptional Performance On And Off The Field

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A Brewer Has Created The Most Expensive Chips To Snack On

St. Eriks Brewery created crisps made from rare mushrooms to go with its artisan beer, donating all proceeds to charity

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Melbourne Hotel Lets Guests Stay In Their Own Chrome Airstream Trailers

Notel is a luxury rooftop with six guest rooms made from vintage 1970s mobile homes

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Battery Powered Cradle Will Rock Itself

NoomiNoomi is a clever device that makes it easier to put babies to sleep

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Swedish Citizens Get A Tax Break For Repairing Old Goods

A sustainability initiative encourages people to fix, rather than replace, broken objects

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How Precision Data Can Make Anyone A Better Performer

The Sports Debrief from PSFK Labs looks at how analytic tools are being developed to optimize human performance across all industries

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You Can Now Buy Furniture From A Daytime TV Show

Home furnishing online retailer Wayfair is partnering with Lifetime to create a shoppable life improvement television program

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Instagram Tool Prevents People From Harming Themselves

A new anonymous reporting option on the social media platform hopes to provide better emotional support for users

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