Merry Christmas Eve Day! And only one more week to go. Hopefully you’ve finished all your Christmas shopping.
Here’s what caught my eye this morning:
1. Mark Zuckerberg may be TIME’s Person of the Year, but Steve Jobs is the Financial Times’ person of the year: http://mashable.com/2010/12/24/financial-times-steve-jobs-person-of-the-year/
2. Now you can track Santa all day long! (my phone has already been annoyingly buzzing all morning with news of Santa in places like Daru and Papua New Guinea. Clearly, I’ve removed it): http://mashable.com/2010/12/24/track-santa-norad-google/
3. This is a really cool photo of New York at night 76 years ago: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/12/20/132143636/nyc?f=97635953&ft=1
4. The Dow is closing on a high note this week; hopefully it continues through the end of the year: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704278404576037292743897076.html
5. Zumbox raises over $9 million in capital. This is a really cool concept that provides you with a digital mailbox based on your street address, to give you digital versions of most physical pieces of mail you would get: http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/24/zumbox-raises-9-7-million-more-for-paperless-postal-system/
6. See Mad Men re-cut as a psycho thriller: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/12/don_draper_undone.html
7. CityVille, having launched less than a year ago, is now already bigger than FarmVille in terms of daily active users. Pretty crazy: http://mashable.com/2010/12/24/cityville-bigger-farmville/
8. Check out the 5 shows NYMag predicts will be cult hits in 2011: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/12/2011_tv_shows.html
9. Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Check out what the popular vote says: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/24/merry-christmas-vs-happy-_n_800949.html#214886
10. And, I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite movies, especially during the holidays. Its long, but I love it:
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.” – Love Actually
That’s all from me today. Happy Holidays!