How Twitter Could Sell Movie Tickets

Under a groundbreaking partnership between Twitter and Comcast, announced Wednesday, Fandango will be able to sell tickets directly from the social media platform.

The details on this new venture remain unclear for now — it’s early days as they like to say — but the potential is limitless. Can you imagine a movie studio or movie star using Twitter to sell tickets for a movie they are working on by tweeting about it?

via How Twitter Could Make Movie Studios a Boatload of Cash – TheWrap.

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak On Why They Named Their Company Apple

There are a lot of rumors and legends about Apple. Some are of course exaggerations and myths, and some are pure fabrication in order to make Apple sound even more mysterious and secretive. To some extent, Apple has been the driving force behind this since they have gone to great lengths to preserve the shock value of their product unveilings. There has been a lot of talk about where exactly the Apple name came from when they decided to name the company.

via Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak On Why They Named Their Company Apple.

What’s the Best Way to Find New Music on the Internet?

So obviously the internet is a super useful tool for finding new music. It\’s a super useful tool for finding new anything. But there are so many music discovery things out there between Pandora, iTunes Radio, and like 30 different features in Spotify alone. So what\’s your personal favorite way to find new tunes on the \’net? Is there one that\’s just the best?

via What’s the Best Way to Find New Music on the Internet?.

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

The map, created as part of the Information Geographies project at the Oxford Internet Institute, has two layers of information: the absolute size of the online population by country (rendered in geographical space) and the percent of the overall population that represents (rendered by color). Thus, Canada, with a relatively small number of people takes up little space, but is colored dark red, because more than 80 percent of people are online. China, by contrast, is huge, with more than half a billion people online, but relatively lightly shaded, since more than half the population is not online.

via What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic.

Disruptions: How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society

“If the F.A.A. doesn’t come out with a reasonably prompt timeline in the next 60 to 90 days, then I will go full bore to get this done legislatively,” she said.

With a report in hand that says devices cannot harm a plane, she said, it will be easy to push through legislation requiring the change.

via Disruptions: How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society – NYTimes.com.

Nokia Wants to Use Lightning to Charge Your Phone

 

In order to create a \”lightning bolt\” for their test, the team first generated an alternating current through a transformer. They then channeled that current between a gap that was a little under an inch thick, surging 200,000 volts — well within the average strength of a typical lightning strike — in the form of a bolt of electricity. The signal was then transferred into another controlling transformer, where it was able to charge the battery of a Nokia Lumia 925.

via Nokia Wants to Use Lightning to Charge Your Phone [VIDEO].