Jake Hathaway
The mismatch between Silicon Valley and Congress isn’t just that Silicon Valley isn’t engaged enough with lobbying Congress, but that Silicon Valley has this outmoded idea that your ideas succeed when they are right, as proven in the marketplace, rather than because you were better at making a backdoor deal than the next guy.
Tim O’Reilly (via bijan)
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The 5 Basic Building Blocks for Branding Your Startup
Empty Memory by Logical Art. These are awesome.

Empty Memory by Logical Art. These are awesome.

A few words about stock photography:

You’re doing it wrong.

“In an homage to Etsy, Natalie Rachel has produced a pair of handmade scarves that use the company’s data as inspiration for the patterns. As the basis for her Data Scarves, Rachel collected figures related new members, items sold and the apportionment of vintage, handmade and supply goods. She later graphed the resulting data and—with a bit of ingenuity and an eye for fashion—put together a selection of wearables that plot the company’s profile.” (via Data Scarves)

“In an homage to Etsy, Natalie Rachel has produced a pair of handmade scarves that use the company’s data as inspiration for the patterns. As the basis for her Data Scarves, Rachel collected figures related new members, items sold and the apportionment of vintage, handmade and supply goods. She later graphed the resulting data and—with a bit of ingenuity and an eye for fashion—put together a selection of wearables that plot the company’s profile.” (via Data Scarves)

The “virtual sky” consists of 50-centimeter-square panels, each with 288 LED lights. Each panel has red, blue, green, and white LEDs, allowing the system to produce the full light spectrum and more than 16 million hues. A matte film diffuses the light, so the individual LEDs aren’t visible. As these programmed LEDs turn on and off they simulate the shifting light you’d experience sitting outside during a moderately cloudy day.
Natural light has been shown to raise students’ test scores (by 27%!), improve worker productivity, and promote healing in hospitals.
Can Natural Light Make Employees More Productive?

The “virtual sky” consists of 50-centimeter-square panels, each with 288 LED lights. Each panel has red, blue, green, and white LEDs, allowing the system to produce the full light spectrum and more than 16 million hues. A matte film diffuses the light, so the individual LEDs aren’t visible. As these programmed LEDs turn on and off they simulate the shifting light you’d experience sitting outside during a moderately cloudy day.

Natural light has been shown to raise students’ test scores (by 27%!), improve worker productivity, and promote healing in hospitals.

Can Natural Light Make Employees More Productive?


Jimmy Fallon is killing it.

Late night with Jimmy Fallon has been running almost three years, and Fallon has matured as a host. They offer the show on their website (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/) the day after air.