- Amy Cortese/NYTimes: "Seeking Capital, Some Companies Turn to 'Do-It-Yourself I.P.O's'" I had no idea that Annie's (of mac & cheese fame) did essentially an equity crowdfund.
- Aleš Špetič: "An Investor's Guide to Hardware Startups." This is really good - detailed, accessible, and informative.
- Bunnie Huang: "Crowdfunding the Novena Open Laptop." If I were cooler, I'd get one of these. It's the anti-MacBook Pro.
- Mathew Ingram/Gigaom: "You may own shares in Google and Facebook, but you have virtually no say in what they do - and that's wrong." (I think) I don't totally agree with the conclusions in this article (i.e. that it's wrong), but it's a good argument and a really interesting topic.
- Derrick Bradley/Medium: "Leading Organizational Change with Culture." A very smart overview of how to approach massive idealogical shifts.
- Claire Cain Miller/NYTimes: "Biggest Eyewear Company Signs On With Google Glass." I really don't think of Luxottica as being a tech company. Is Google really planning on producing zillions of these things?
- The Wikipedia page for Magnetoresistive RAM: For a really technical article, I found this highly readable - and really interesting.
- The Wikipedia page for Memristor: This gets a bit geekier, but it's also super interesting.
- Madeline Stix/CNN: "Teen to government: Change your Typeface, save millions." Pretty clever - reduced line weight = reduced ink costs.
- Russel Holly/Geek: "Google mandates 'Powered by Android' branding on new devices." Interesting implications re: what the Android brand will look like in 5 years.
- Jamie Condliffe/Gizmodo: "Inside the Engineering Challenges of Google's Modular Ara Phone." I probably won't buy Ara, but its design is *super* cool. The video here is definitely worth watching.
- priceonomics: "The Woman Behind Apple's First Icons." Read this for the pictures. Also has great cameos by Jobs, Paul Rand, etc.
- Rick Webb/Medium: "Trickle-Up Economics." Webb takes the moral (and practical) stance that the super rich should retire in order to make room for the rest of us. Very interesting.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- Kenji Lopez-Alt/Seriouseats: "The Food Lab: Maximize Flavor by Ultra-Smashing Your Burger." This will happen in my life this summer.
- Robert Sorokanich/Gizmodo: "Amazon Dash Is a Magic Wand That Makes Sure You Never Run Out of Stuff." I'm interested in Amazon Fire too, but Dash is cool on a whole 'nother level: in-home, on-demand retail.