Hopefully you have today off as well and are enjoying Good Friday!
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. Here are some amazing 360-degree street views of some of the highest peaks in the world. My favorites are Kala Patthar and Plaza Argentina. What are yours? [Google Street View]
2. iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 rumors are swirling about. Bigger screens, faster memory, NFC capabilities, and maybe a June launch? [Fast Company]
3. More details have emerged on the Amazon acquisition of Goodreads and it looks like some of my wishes from yesterday’s post might come true. In an interview with CEO Otis Chandler, he remarked that Kindle integration was a popular request but wouldn’t comment on any specifics. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see. [TechCrunch]
4. Do you think the one-platform strategy (i.e. Mailbox on iOS) or all-platform strategy (i.e. Evernote) works better? In Evernote’s case, the all-platform strategy is an expensive one, but its paying off. [Fast Company]
5. Do you have a good Pinterest strategy for your brand? Check out this infographic for a breakdown of demographics and key points in developing a successful content strategy. [Contently]
6. Need a quick and dirty rundown of the major social media networks? Slightly outdated, but still relevant: check out this social media yearbook, complete with “senior year quotes.” [Visual.ly]
8. Demi Lovato has re-signed with The X-Factor, joining Simon Cowell at the judges’ table. Britney Spears and L.A. Reid are leaving, so that leaves two spots open. [Deadline]
9. Not only do I love this article because its the anatomy of ice cream, but the thought and design process the authors went through to get to their final piece is showcased as well. [Small Batch Creative]
10. The Fung Wah bus service might finally get shut down. I took this once in college from NYC to Boston and it was the scariest 3 hours of my life. Not only was my driver racing down the highway, he cut an apple (with a plate and knife), and managed to put on a sweater, all while swerving at a 70+ mph speed. The Department of Transportation has finally given a more permanent shutdown order. [NYMag]
What inspired you today?