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The Secret History of Ultimate Marvel
As someone who read much of the Ultimate Marvel universe, up 'till around Ultimates 3/Ultimatum, I found this really quite interesting. Makes me want to go back and dig up all the trade paperbacks and hardbacks I have of it.
Interesting  comics  Marvel  business 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?
Names repeated, people that are retired, not small business owners, people (and charities) that didn't sign it. Quite an impressive set of inaccuracies, all told.
lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  politics  business  Westminster  lies  General-Election-2015  economy  Conservatives  fuck-you-fucking-fuckers 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Waiters face sack if they ask diners for cash tips
Well, I'll be defaulting to cash tips from now on. And probably somewhat avoiding the chain restaurants that do this shit.
money  business  people-suck  UK  minimum-wage  law 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors
'Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.'
Awesome  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  technology  transport  cars  business  patents  news  intellectual-property 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zero-hours crackdown plan unveiled by Labour leader - BBC News
Reading the tenses of a story going into a future speech's contents in exacting detail gets rather confusing. "[Blah] would be harder" he will say, adding "…"
employment  UK  politics  Westminster  Labour  Interesting  business  rights 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO | The Mozilla Blog
Surprising. Good to see LGBT issues rating this level of importance/response.
LGBT  Internet  news  business 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Yahoo 2014 Purchases
A helpful illustration of what Yahoo have been doing with their corporate purchases in the wake of the purchase of Vizify, an infographic-making website.
amusing  infographics  business  Internet  Yahoo  WTF  technology 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Look at the logo on the right closely
Don't know how they did it, nor how long it will last, but I'm impressed.
amusing  logos  business  computers  UK  Google  fail  parody  culture-jamming 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Booth Babes Don’t Work | TechCrunch
Someone compared a booth with 'babes' and one without for the same company at the same show.
interesting  statistics  culture  sexism  business 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Don't play Candy Crush Saga, for a while at least, because its creators are being dicks
Best way to make them notice is reduce their player numbers. They're claiming trademarks on the words 'Candy' and 'Saga', and going against utterly unrelated indie games that can't afford to oppose them in court.
copyright  people-suck  business  Internet  PSA  via-Aquarion  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
There's a record company making more from streaming than from sales
Looking at the data, in the long run this'll likely promote less poppy crap too, as it becomes more about staying power.
Interesting  music  streaming  Spotify  via-Andrew-Ducker  money  business 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why does Wonga even exist? It's a question no one on the left asks | Zoe Williams
"Why do you need a payday loan? Could there be something wrong with your actual pay?"
Christianity  UK  business  culture  money  politics  religion 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Chicago Grid | Eight nerds get rich off a game that makes Oprah sob into a Lean Cuisine
'Cards Against Humanity has made well more than $12 million, all because some Highland Park 20-somethings wanted to avoid conversation.'
amusing  awesome  business  culture  gaming  geek  money  posttofacebook  via-James-Graham 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems. | Next New Deal
That being the study that said you need to keep debt down to have good growth, and was used to justify all the austerity.
austerity  financial-crisis  money  economics  business  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ten Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Startup Success - Anil Dash
'key tips that I've found work 100% of the time to increase your odds of startup success. Try to execute on as many of these as you can!'
not-quite-what-it-seems-to-be  discrimination  posttofacebook  interesting  fairness  business  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Warren Ellis » Download Wristbands, or: How To Give Books Away At Parties
'There’s something to be said for learning from the awful, twisting spasms of the music industry.'
music  books  living-in-the-future  technology  advertising  clever  interesting  ebooks  internet  business 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Cameron speech: France offers 'red carpet' to UK firms
'France will welcome any businesses that leave the UK, should the country exit the European Union'
France  cheeky  trade  EU  government  business 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Instagram wants right to sell users' photos to advertisers
'updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell users' photos to advertisers without notification. Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out. The changes also mean Instagram can share information about its users with Facebook, its parent company, as well as other affiliates and advertisers.'
wtf  fail  money  Facebook  Instagram  internet  business  posttofacebook  The-internet.-You-will-never-find-a-more-wretched-hive-of-scum-and-villany.-We-must-be-careful 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alex Salmond 'should allow business leaders to speak out against independence' - Telegraph
'Labour and the Tories described as “significant” accusations by the chief executive of one of the country’s largest firms that the SNP pour “rains of bile and ire” on businessmen who publicly oppose separation.'
posttofacebook  image  business  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian
'The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling.'
posttofacebook  health  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  business  corruption  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  science  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Drinks are on the house! Landlord outwits pub licensing law by asking customers to buy beer mats - UK - News - Evening Standard
'Drinkers are flocking to a bar that doesn’t need a licence because it doesn’t charge its customers.'

(Came up in a discussion about LARP games where you can buy alcohol with IC currency.)
via-#maelfroth  posttofacebook  post  law  dodgy  business  money  alcohol  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
CEO Of Internet Provider Sonic.net: We Delete User Logs After Two Weeks. Your Internet Provider Should, Too. - Forbes
'It seemed like half the time, the customer wasn’t the one right one, but they rolled over because it would be very embarassing. And I think that’s an abuse of process. I was unwilling to become part of that business model. In many cases the lawyers never pursued the case, and it was all bluster. But under that threat, you pay.'
piracy  intellectual-property  security  business  privacy  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - News Corp confirms it is considering split
The media giant said it was exploring the creation of "two distinct publicly traded companies".
business  Murdoch  journalism  media  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Moody's rating agency places UK on negative outlook
'The UK has been warned its credit rating may be cut in future, potentially increasing borrowing costs.'
posttofacebook  financial-crisis  UK  economics  money  business  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class-NYTimes.com
“Made in the U.S.A.” is no longer a viable option for most Apple products.
business  politics  image  culture  industry  technology  Apple  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels — Tech News and Analysis
'For the first time, people are talking, and these previously secret demands are being made public. The specifics are even more onerous than the hot dog example cited above. Together they doom online audio companies to a life of subjugation to the labels, as you will learn below.'
interesting  music  intellectual-property  fail  business  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Panorama - Revealed: The truth about supermarket 'bargains'
'Britain's biggest supermarkets spend a lot of advertising money telling us they offer great value. But an investigation by Panorama has revealed that not all "bargains" are quite what they seem.'
interesting  supermarkets  shopping  business  money  food  news  lies  image 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
CMAP #2: How Books Are Made - Charlie's Diary
'It is a common misconception — to paraphrase a commenter in the previous post on common misconceptions about publishing, that "the only two people that matter are the author and the reader (one puts creativity in, the other money: the rest add cost)".'
interesting  literature  money  business 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Graham & Coase: when big companies are a good idea
The economist in me looks at this and says "A reasonably good, if somewhat confused at times, description of how economies of scale and diseconomies of scale work."
interesting  business  economics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Where are the new music megastars?
There are more young songwriters in the UK than ever before, so why are all the biggest live acts over 40?
interesting  music  business  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Understanding the Euro Crisis: Imagine Italy Was Your Business | Inc.com
'In order to visualize what’s happening in Italy, and what it means to you, let’s play a little game of pretend. Let’s pretend Italy is your business. No, you could never be that stupid. So let’s pretend Italy is your high-living cousin Silvio’s business.'
interesting  amusing  money  tweeted  metaphor  business  europe  Italy  economics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Warner Bros: we issued takedowns for files we never saw, didn't own copyright to
'In a Monday court filing, Warner Brothers admitted that it has issued takedown notices for files without looking at them first. The studio also acknowledged that it issued takedown notices for a number of URLs that its adversary, the locker site Hotfile, says were obviously not Warner Brothers' content.'
piracy  interesting  crime  fail  business  internet  intellectual-property 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zynga to employees: Give back our stock or you'll be fired | The Digital Home - CNET News
'Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, along with his top executives, decided last year as they were preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) that they had given out too much stock to employees. But rather than accept that reality, the executives reportedly tried a different tactic: demand employees give back not-yet-vested stock or face termination.'
interesting  economics  money  business  people-suck  fairness 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Can head shape determine chances of business success? | Education | The Guardian
A new line of American-British research suggests that the shape of a chief executive officer's head can indicate how well his firm will prosper. The shape also predicts whether the chief executive will act immorally.
amusing  interesting  science  wtf  money  business 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
ivan krstić · code culture » How Porsche hacked the financial system and made a killing
A man driven to suicide by a short squeeze. (Triggering for mention of suicide, though only briefly at the start and end)
interesting  money  economics  business  death 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Numair Faraz: I was once a Facebook fool
'If you are entrusting your life data to Facebook, or if you are depending on Facebook and its platform for your livelihood, beware. In the real Facebook world, there is no trust, and there is no friendship -- there is only money and power. Think really hard -- really, think -- before trusting Facebook or its employees with anything. Don't be a Facebook fool.'
business  interesting  fairness  music 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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