Some interesting and/or inspiring reading tips for the weekend.
» Upworthy — What Happens When a Growth Hacker Launches a Media Company
A year ago, heck, a couple of month ago, nobody knew viral video site Upworthy. Now it’s all over the social Internet. Amazing growth story.
» Real Men Go to Sleep
Sleep deprivation has become a way too accepted mainstream phenomenon.
» As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work
Yes, computer engineers could build weapons or evil surveillance technology. Thus, ethics are an important thing to consider for them.
» This Hoodie Is So Insanely Popular You Have To Wait Months To Get It
So now there is something like the Apple of hoodies, it seems.
» Apple Hopes to Usher in New Age of Personalized In-Store Shopping With iBeacon Rollout
The future of local retail: You walk into a store and get personalized notifications about what to do or to buy.
» Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money
Excellent introduction into the basics of Bitcoin.
» Why Banks are Declaring War on Bitcoin
Interesting point: Bitcoin discourages people to go into debt, which is one reason why banks hate it.
» How corrupt is your country?
A map showing the perceived corruption level of countries around the world.
» The man behind Sweden’s unknown major company
Interesting profile of Sebastian Knutsson, one of the founders of King.com – the makers of the global success game Candy Crush Saga. It’s originally in Swedish but an automatically translated English version should be fine to read.
» Tokyo costliest Asian city for expats
When I stayed in Tokyo at the beginning of the year, I didn’t perceive it as that expensive. But maybe that was because I compared it with expensive Stockholm.
» Parallel Worlds exist and will soon be testable, expert says
I guess one shouldn’t rule out anything.