Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Sift 86-90

The Sift 86: Art, Architecture and Design

  • Shenzen Interchange: New Landmark Tower Has Green Pockets Chiseled Right Into Its Sides
  • Making a waterfront park that fits Seattle's culture
  • Startup Lets You Rent Fine Art, Netflix-Style
  • Graphic.ly Is a Cross-Platform, Cloud-Based Digital Comics Reader
  • Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike


The Sift 87: Cars

  • Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show
  • Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show
  • Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice
  • Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Yaris Subcompact at The Geneva Auto Show
  • Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015


The Sift 88: Education, The Brian and Thought Leadership

  • How to Hack Your Brain
  • How to Beat a Bad Day Before It Starts
  • Learn From Past Mistakes by Looking at Last Year’s Calendar
  • Creative Constraint: Why Tighter Boundaries Propel Greater Results
  • The Best Way to Solve a Problem: Give Up


The Sift 89: Entertainment and Technology

  • Publisher starts annual e-book licensing for libraries, attempts blood extraction from stone - Boo, HarperCollins kinda sucks.
  • Netflix passes 20 million subscribers; focuses on ISP disputes, HBO, Facebook in Q4 results
  • What Do I Need to Consider Before Buying a Projector for My Home Theater?
  • How to Get More from Your Home Theater Without Paying a Dime
  • Is Netflix the Next HBO?


The Sift 90: Finances, Banking, Business and Acquisition

  • AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom
  • Clear Channel Radio Acquires Thumbplay’s Cloud-Based Music Business
  • Facebook Acquires Group Messaging Startup Beluga
  • BlackBerry Acquires Social Contact Manager Gist
  • Google Acquires BeatThatQuote for $61.5 Million


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