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Syndicated from Kottke: UPS trucks don’t turn left. Well, they do sometimes but not very often. Left turns cross traffic, which wastes time and causes accidents. So UPS routes are designed with mostly right turns.

+ UPS saves time and money with software. Uber is hoping they can use their software and growing network to enter and dominate the same day delivery market. This is how Uber plans to beat Amazon with bike messengers.

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Everything is wired. Everything is connected. So everything provides a door to your data.

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schlafnotes:

Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category so I believe it’s important to start with a definition. My friend Semil Shah defines ODMS as…

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D’effectual à causal, comment Lego a perdu son âme entrepreneuriale (via @Contrepoints) http://t.co/yS1n5cYuKx

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"FOUR KEY PROBLEMS PREVENT WEARABLES FROM REACHING A MASS MARKET—BUT THEY STILL HAVE SOME IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS"

Why Wearable Devices Will Never Be As Disruptive As Smartphones | Co.Design | business design

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m-e-u-f-s:

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On ne pensait pas vraiment rencontrer Lena Dunham dans les salons de Ladurée à Paris pour partager des macarons. (On avait plutôt envisagé ça à Brooklyn avec des verres de vin).

Heureusement, elle n’avait pas choisi les macarons, c’était une invitation d’Orange ciné séries (OCS) à l’occasion…

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f-word:

truffles!
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f-word:

truffles!

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Remarquable dessin du “Canard enchaîné” sur Twitter et la politique (plus généralement sur Twitter et l’actualité).

Remarquable dessin du “Canard enchaîné” sur Twitter et la politique (plus généralement sur Twitter et l’actualité).

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"Ceci" est un train Intercités d’après la SNCF… Bétaillère serait un qualificatif trop généreux pour "ça". La SNCF ne masque même plus son mépris pour les voyageurs normands…

"Ceci" est un train Intercités d’après la SNCF… Bétaillère serait un qualificatif trop généreux pour "ça". La SNCF ne masque même plus son mépris pour les voyageurs normands…

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"Angry Birds isn’t about the game anymore. It’s about the merchandise."

http://qz.com/162825/the-money-in-angry-birds-is-no-longer-in-angry-birds/

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"Gender equality for crash test dummies. Female dummies weren’t mandatory parts of collision testing until last year."

http://leevinsel.com/blog/2013/12/30/why-carmakers-always-insisted-on-male-crash-test-dummies

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"Comme l’a découvert Wal-Mart, 90 % de l’impact environnemental d’un produit sont déterminés dès l’étape de sa conception […]."

— Un business responsable, Yvon Chouinard et Vincent Stanley

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"The era of free trade is ending. Though trade barriers have been falling steadily and analysts predict decades more trade growth, Joshua Kurlantzick in BusinessWeek argues that industrial consolidation and technological advances could actually lead to more, not less protectionism in the coming years."

http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-12/global-trade-in-retreat-world-economys-future-depends-on-revival

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"Google’s plan to dominate the world by mapping it. In a piece that will make you see Google—and the internet—with new eyes, Adam Fisher in the New York Times explains that the next great online battle, after search (won by Google) and social (Facebook), is location, and explains how Google plans to win"

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/magazine/googles-plan-for-global-domination-dont-ask-why-ask-where.html