Happy hump day! Today’s brief covers the happiest man in America, top supermarkets in NYC get fined, Microsoft takes on Pandora, Foursquare 3, Apple gives into Adobe, and more.
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. The happiest man in America. He’s an Asian American Jew. [GOOD]
2. Infographic fun! Subway map morphing. This is so cool. Unfortunately, only for the Tube in London. [FastCo Design]
3. NYC supermarkets fined. This is awful, especially because Whole Foods Columbus Circle is on the list! [NY Post]
4. Not getting enough sleep? Blame your iphone/bb/android. [Reuters]
5. Microsoft is now attempting to take on Pandora with a project called Ventura. This marks the third time Microsoft has tried to make a dent in this space. Remember the Zune? [Business Insider]
6. In more competitive news, Zite is taking on the ever popular iPad app Flipboard. [Fast Company]
7. Foursquare launched its v 3.0 last night, and man, is it full of goodies. The new update adds a recommendation engine, a separate listing of all nearby specials, and more. [Mashable]
8. Apple will allow a Flash-to-HTML5 converter, finally conceding (a little) to Adobe. [Business Insider]
9. The group texting war continues. GroupMe just launched a few updates in advance of SXSW, including the ability to share groups via Facebook or Twitter to invite more members. Let’s see what happens at SXSW. [Mashable]
10. Take a trip down memory lane with this hysterical old computer ads. [BuzzFeed]
That’s all from me today. Got submissions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.