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Blog: SamPratt.com
BetaBeat, a tech journal published online by The New York Observer, reports that Etsy CEO Rob Kalin is stepping down. Kalin is known locally as the driving force behind Etsy’s decision to open a customer service center in Hudson, but from the sound of things this shouldn’t have any effect on the expected 50 or so jobs being created there. A source tells me that six new hires were made there just recently, and are looking to find another 5-10 people by September. Continue »
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Blog: Hello Motion
RT @kathrynyu: @levmarkjacobs loves ice cream http://campl.us/cTGC Continue »
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Blog: Expert Labs
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During the Twitter Town Hall collaboration with the White House, President Obama posted a single tweet to @whitehouse, asking this question: This was historic for two reasons: it was the first time that a President has ever posted directly to a social network from the White House. Second, it was the first time the President's directly asked for feedback from users of a social network. There was some great analysis of the Twitter Town Hall activity, including TwitSprout's infographics and Radian6's detailed postmortem on Wednesday. Both focused on the #askobama questions that were asked before and during the Town Hall.... Continue »
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So, here, finally, is the Darth Vader fabric Duro. It's not really pressed, and until I uploaded the picture I didn't realize it wasn't straight on my mannequin, but, nevertheless, here it is. I showed it to Mr. Dress A Day last night, and his reaction was, "Well, the houndstooth... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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Blog: Design Notes
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The 25th-anniversary celebration for Interior Design's ranking of hospitality giants included some familiar faces, including DWR employees and industry partners. Shown above: Moroso export manager Marco Cappelli and Moroso USA CEO George Kordaris; (8) Edelman Leather vice president of marketing Echo MacKenzie and marketing coordinator Rachel Parks; (9) Design Within... Continue »
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Blog: oopsie daisy
One of the most common questions I get from friends when discussing my new(ish) relationship is how long Campfriend* and I have been dating. (*We went to summer camp together for eight years (starting when we were eight), so for... Continue »
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Blog: Hello Motion
Google does social: "Let me know if you are still getting flooded with tortoise pictures and the like." - Sergey Brin, http://t.co/jSpLERy Continue »
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Splitscreen: a love story. C'est la vidéo qui a remporté le concours Nokia 2011. J'ai rien de plus à ajouter, c'est juste beau. Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
Did you get a visit from the Google Feature Fairy yesterday? I did, and some lovely new colors appeared in the top navigation bar. I saw some changes on the Grand Ol’ Search Engine page, too. Then, a curious little... Continue »
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A few links to my most recent columns in the Boston Globe: What's Missing from Your Dictionary? Pun Times (review) When Real Events Overtake Metaphors How To Read A Word (review) One Prius, Two ... What? If there's a language topic you'd like me to write about, please feel free... Continue »