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The Making of Unnumbered Sparks

Learn about the making of Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in Vancouver, Canada created by artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin for TED’s 30th anniversary. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night, the sculpture becomes a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas powered by Google.

The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & The Power of Social Reading

The next time you hear someone say “no one reads anymore,” show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world’s largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing - entirely free.

To those naysayers who claim reading is the pastime of a bygone era, the numbers don’t lie - in 2013 alone, users spent 41 billion minutes on Wattpad with a new chapter uploaded every second. The platform lets users contribute cover art for their favorite stories, and become collaborators alongside their favorite authors.

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New startup offers a little peace and quiet in the heart of NYC, for 25 dollars an hour

Ever need to take a break in a busy city like New York, yet stopping at home isn’t an option? There’s an app for that. It’s called Breather and has been dubbed the Zipcar of personal spaces.

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Text, Call or Email for your Latte

Speaking on the topic of the digital revolution in retail, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sees a ‘seismic change in consumer behavior’ and says ‘every retail company is going to have to change.’

What’s inside WhatsApp?

Global reach, ease of use, low cost, freedom from mobile carriers, not bound by platforms, and privacy are the features setting WhatsApp apart and making it worth $19 billion to Facebook

On the pulse of the Networked Society

Ericsson has performed in-depth data traffic measurements since the early days of mobile broadband from a large base of live networks covering all regions of the world. The aim of this report is to share analysis based on these measurements, internal forecasts and other relevant studies to provide insights into the current traffic and market trends.