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Let's Make This The Last Story About A Celebrity Using Twitter You Ever Read

fastcompany.com — Oprah Winfrey first tweeted in 2009. Barack Obama sent his first tweet in 2010. So did Conan O'Brien and the Dalai Lama and Bill Gates. Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet in 2011. Prince, Kobe Bryant, and Justin Bieber's cat all started tweeting in 2013.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @JohnNess: "You can make a difference! Let’s make this the last celebrity Twitter story you ever read." -@SarahFKessler fastcompany.com/3037581/lets-m…

Oct 24, 2014

"You can make a difference! Let’s make this the last celebrity Twitter story you ever read." -@SarahFKessler fastcompany.com/3037581/lets-m…

Oct 24, 2014

The Queen tweets. Calm down. "Let’s make this the last celebrity Twitter story you ever read." Via @SarahFKessler: fastcompany.com/3037581/lets-m…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @SarahFKessler: Let's make this the last story about a celebrity using Twitter you ever read! fastcompany.com/3037581/lets-m…

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Best in Show: #TopDog Finals Have Arrived

fastcompany.com — Final voting round right here! It's been a long, exciting week for the America's Next Top Office Dog competition. Over 20,000 votes were cast for almost 200 dogs--all of them winners, in our hearts. But for #TopDog, we will need to choose a real winner. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m.

Twitter Will Teach The Homeless To Code When Learning Center Opens This Summer

fastcompany.com — This summer Twitter will open a learning center in San Francisco in order to teach the homeless and some of the area's poorest citizens tech skills, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Twitter hopes the $1 million facility, called NeighborNest, will be a place where their volunteers can teach residents technological and resume-writing skills.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Twitter's learning center, where homeless can learn code, opens this summer fastcompany.com/3037616/twitte…

Doctors Use Adult (Not Embryonic) Stem Cells To Grow And Implant Petri-Dish Retina

fastcompany.com — The clones are coming! The clones are coming! (Maybe.) Doctors have grown a retina in a petri dish using stem cells from a 70-year-old patient's skin and successfully transplanted the retina to her eye at Japan's Riken Center for Developmental Biology.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @LY_Hoffman: Use of adult stem cells in successful retina replacement surgery leaves scientists optimistic fastcompany.com/3037602/use-of…

Taylor Swift Carries Her Cat Around The City--So We Tried It

fastcompany.com — The plan was to take Riff Raff, my editor's large-boned gray cat, out for some coffee. After all, a cat is the hottest accessory this fall. Just as the tiny dog in a purse was the preferred silly-pet-transport method of the early 2000s, the Paris Hilton years, so has simply carrying a cat around become almost normal amongst tabloid celebrities in the past year or two.

The Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D Live Conference

live.fastcompany.com — On October 27, 29, and 30, the Wall Street Journal will be holding its WSJ.D Live conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. Among the technology and media titans scheduled to be interviewed onstage: Apple's Tim Cook, Alibaba's Jack Ma, and Fox's Rupert Murdoch.Fast Company's Harry McCracken will provide live coverage of highlights throughout the event, starting at 9:30pm E.T.
Oct 24, 2014

I'm going to cover the WSJ.D conference next week (including Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma Monday night). live.fastcompany.com/Event/The_Wall…

Don't Blame The iPad's Malaise On The App Situation

fastcompany.com — Over the past couple of weeks, tech pundits have been grappling with an unusual question: Why isn't an Apple product selling as well as it should? That product, of course, is the iPad, whose year-over-year sales have declined in each of the last three quarters.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @OneJaredNewman: iPad sales are lagging, but don't blame the apps. My latest for Fast Company - fastcompany.com/3037508/app-ec…

Oct 24, 2014

iPad sales are lagging, but don't blame the apps. My latest for Fast Company - fastcompany.com/3037508/app-ec…

Oct 23, 2014

iPad sales may be in the doldrums, but don't blame the apps. fastcompany.com/3037508/dont-b… by @onejarednewman via @FastCompany // Very smart.

Oct 23, 2014

Don't blame the iPad's malaise on the app situation, says @onejarednewman, who shares some stats on the subject. fastcompany.com/3037508/app-ec…

Meet Hatsune Miku, The Japanese Pop Superstar Who Is Entirely Virtual

fastcompany.com — When Hatsune Miku comes on stage, she can't hear the crowd cheering. Nor can she see her fans swinging their green glowsticks to the beat. That's because Hatsune Miku isn't a person; she's an animated character. Despite the Japanese superstar's lack of humanity, the crowd reacts to "her" like any of the other (human) acts that come through New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Oct 24, 2014

The appeal of a virtual pop star: "It's not just celebrating the idol; the fans are celebrating themselves" fastcompany.com/3037383/most-c…

Behind the Alligator Pet Trade

fastcompany.com — What would you do if you peeked over your neighbor's fence, and saw an alligator hanging out on the patio? Although this scenario seems implausible, it actually isn't. Last May, residents of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn spotted a 3-foot-long gator sunning itself by their neighbor's backyard wading pool and called the police, who took him away.

4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

fastcompany.com — As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most dreams get derailed. It could be because we form new dreams or outgrow the idea.
Oct 24, 2014

I'll admit it, <3 this stuff: Habits that led @StephenKing @tonyhawk @AmyTan, Steven Spielberg 2 follow their dreams fastcompany.com/3037517/four-h…

#FastPet: Do You Have A Cover Star?

fastcompany.com — Special, limited time offer: we'll put your pet on the cover of Fast Company! (Sorta) This has been quite a week for Pet Week and to cap it off, we are going to be doing something silly for a few hours on Oct.

How Steve Nash Shines in Basketball--and Business

fastcompany.com — Phoenix Suns 107, Los Angeles Clippers 107.Twelve seconds for Steve Nash to find a way to win.The Phoenix coaches outline a plan. Suns' ball. Nash, the team's wily point guard, will let the clock nearly expire before executing a play. As Nash dribbles, Clippers point guard Baron Davis defends him closely.
Oct 23, 2014

If Steve Nash retires, he's well prepared for the next chapter(s). My 2010 profile of the NBA's top entrepreneur: fastcompany.com/1514545/how-st…

How The Pre-Facebook Web Inspired Facebook’s Latest App: Rooms

fastcompany.com — Web forums may not be pretty, but they've long been popular. Just browse Yahoo Groups or Reddit, and you'll see the vast array of interests that can sprout deeply engaged communities. Facebook's newest "Creative Labs" app, Rooms, aims to bring the spirit of online forums to a mobile-friendly format.

Banned By The NBA, A Shoe Company Branches Out

fastcompany.com — There's nothing like an NBA ban to send sneakers flying off of shelves. That's what Adam and Ryan Goldston learned after they received a fateful email from the league announcing the basketball shoe they had engineered in their free time during college was barred from use on the court for providing an "undue competitive advantage."
Oct 24, 2014

The best thing to happen to this sneaker co.? Getting banned by the NBA fastcompany.com/3037402/innova… via @FastCompany

Paul Allen Donates $100 Million To Fight Ebola

fastcompany.com — Paul Allen, Microsoft's cofounder, just donated $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The donation, announced today at a Seattle press conference, will go toward supplies for humanitarian aid workers, training, lab equipment, and employees for Liberian health care providers (in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School), and creation of a new crowdfunding website called TackleEbola.