You can now leave photos in Facebook comments. (But not gifs. Yet.)
Brand strategist David Brier designed 9 fake ads that push J.C. Penney to capitalize on one CEO’s PR blunder (and get back on top).
Fast Company Insider:
A reflection off of our neighbor, the Freedom Tower.
The picture was taking in our biggest conference room (often fondly referred to as Jail).
Classic building & the new Freedom Tower. #contrast #worldtradecenter #nyc #freedomtower view from @fastcompany #fastcompany (at 7 World Trade Center)
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Happy Hump Day! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Cool experiments on the International Space Station are teaching us more about fire.
- High levels of toxic and radio substances were found in the groundwater near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
- There are now 1 million active advertisers on Facebook, reports the social media giant.
- From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: Google is challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), saying it has the right to talk about any government requests for data.
- Google Play is now offering streaming content apps from the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E.
- Tesla, which is demo-ing its swap-able electric car battery this week, is recalling some of its Model S electric cars due to a seat safety defect.
- TripAdvisor just bought GateGuru, an app that offers travelers airport info in real-time.
- On the run from the law? Well then you need a pair of these goggles specially designed to block facial recognition patterns.
- The Brazilian government is sending military aid to five major cities in response to massive protests.
The Week has a new photo blog! It’s called Captured. Here’s a post about Mother Nature designed to make you feel insignificant.
These amazing maps generated from Twitter metadata will blow your mind
Priceonomics analyzes the how much you’re really saving (if any) by staying in an Airbnb apartment, instead of a hotel.
“The last thing we want is to plop in banner ads.”
We’re counting down the seconds until the NYC BigApps 2013 Award Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, where we’ll announce the winners of Mayor Bloomberg’s annual challenge to developers and designers to create apps that solve key city challenges.
This year’s competition…
You can build a shiny modern metropolis out of nothing, but how do you create the bustle of a city?
An apprehensive #unicorn #intern @fastcompany (at 7 World Trade Center)
Mark Coatney, Tumblr’s media director and “media evangelist,” left the building with a Mad Men reference.
“I love my devices and services, and I love being connected to the global hive mind. I am neither a Luddite nor a hermit, but I am more aware of the price we pay: lack of depth, reduced accuracy, lower quality, impatience, selfishness, and mental exhaustion, to name but a few. In choosing to digitally enhance, hyperconnect, and constantly share our lives, we risk not living them…”
Here’s more about #unplugging.
Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Holograms are coming to the classroom thanks to a pair of doctors who built a system that displays model body parts.
- Performance artist Erdem Gunduz has become a symbol for the Turkish protests after he stood silent and motionless in Taksim Square for eight hours.
- From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: President Obama defended the NSA spying program yesterday in a PBS interview with Charlie Rose.
- Good news electric car drivers, soon you won’t have to schedule an hour of charging time into your commute. Tesla is giving a demo of its electric car battery swapping capabilities this week.
- Speaking of batteries, AT&T is installing 25 solar powered charging stations around NYC.
- Despite its precarious legal position, Airbnb is still a wise choice. According to Priceonomics, travelers save 21% if they rent an entire Airbnb apartment and 49% on a single Airbnb room.
- The U.S. government’s super secret spy map establishment says the American intelligence system needs to redo its geospatial model (maps).
- The White House wants you to help NASA find killer space rocks.
- Photographer Kai Eiselein is suing Buzzfeed for $3.6 million.
- Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets after a protest over bus fares escalated to a whole new level.