Happy Friday! TGIF. Hope you have something fun lined up for the weekend. I am praying for sun and warm weather.
Today’s brief covers the history of St. Mark’s Place, @jack, Fortune Mag’s Most Admired Companies, Gossip Girl in real life, a visual poem about NYC, and more.
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. Here is a really cool look at the history of St. Mark’s Place in NYC, complete with photos! [NearSay]
2. Rango is here (well, almost here). Pixar’s got some competition. [Vulture]
3. Scrabble for typography geeks. Amazing. [Flavorwire]
5. Need a quick dossier before your next meeting? Noteleaf pulls in data from your calendar, LinkedIn, and email to create a mini mobile dossier, complete with driving directions, to prep you for your next meeting. Pretty cool. [TechCrunch]
6. Bing is the latest company to launch a daily deals aggregator. What’s weird is that, for the moment, its only available on mobile, not desktop. [Mashable]
7. Fortune Magazine releases its most admired companies of the year, and the usual suspects are on there. The one category I personally found odd was airlines. Delta was named #1. Now, I like Delta and all, but I wouldn’t class it as the most admired company, especially above JetBlue, Virgin America, or Singapore Airlines. But, who am I to gander a guess? [Fortune via TechCrunch]
8. The Native Society – its like Gossip Girl, but real life? [NYTimes]
9. Maybe you should listen to your parents and become a doctor. Apparently, there’s going to be a mass shortage of doctors in the next 15 years. Get to medical school, kids! [WSJ]
10. I love this video. This visual poem, entitled “Sub City New York”, totally encompasses that feeling of exiting the subway into the gloriousness, chaotic, mesmerizing nature of New York City. [Daily What]
That’s all from me today. Suggestions for tomorrow’s brief? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org