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Disney wants to know your kids name.

Lots of people think Tracking and Data Collection is a scary thing. Take this scenario, for example:

  • Sir, what’s your first name?
    • “My first name is Jim, but… why do you ask?”
  • And, is your car a 2 door, or a 4 door?
    • “I’m not comfortable telling you if I drive a sedan or a coupe, frankly, I don’t understand what that has to do with getting an oil change, and, why do you need my name?”

Is Jim being a little paranoid with his personal data? 

Jareau AlmeydaDisney wants to know your kids name.
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Would you listen to your favorite song… forever?

The Infinite Jukebox will analyze your favorite song, cut it up, and piece it back together in a seemingly seamless infinite loop. The goal is for you to never realize the song jumped from part to part, essentially remapping the song for it to last forever.

Curious? Of course! Take a look.

Here is that uber popular song Call Me Maybe:

http://labs.echonest.com/Uploader/index.html?trid=TRORQWV13762CDDF4C

 

Try out a few other songs here: http://labs.echonest.com/Uploader/index.html

Jareau AlmeydaWould you listen to your favorite song… forever?
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The Interconnectedness of the World’s Largest Tech Companies

Sarah Kessler and Nick Sigler put together this compelling infographic on how interconnected today’s largest tech companies really are. If there is one lesson to be learned from this, it’s not make sure you’re friendly with everyone in your office. Who knows when the next billion dollar idea will spring to life.

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Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, by Howard Schultz

A little outdated, but interesting nevertheless. It’s a short book, that tells the story of how Starbucks started. Admittedly, it was written during a time when Starbucks was up and coming, and therefore, it’s a bit of zealous and enthusiastic recount of the companies beginnings. However, what I got from this book was Howard Schultz’s vision. He saw something and went for it. I can appreciate that. 

Jareau AlmeydaPour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, by Howard Schultz
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