Outside of some incidents of violence, all is well

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Black FridayOutside of some incidents of violence, all is well.  “This Black Friday, eBay, PayPal are feeling flush”  http://dlvr.it/xhj8z

Occupy movement Internet interest

Occupy movement5.39%

According to Experian Hitwise (using the Experian Mosaic profiling system), 5.39% of the visitors to Occupy movement websites came from “Jet Set Urbanites.”  What is really interesting is that this was the largest contribution by any one of the segments and more than doubled the traffic coming from the “Colleges and Cafes” segment (2.80%).   Continue reading

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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Thanksgiving desserts“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A special Thanksgiving Day wish to my friends, colleagues, family, and especially to my wife who made the amazing desserts pictured at the right.

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving dinner248 million (248,000,000)

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. based readers!  For those of you who aren’t quite up to speed on the holiday, it stems from when the Pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.  After a hard winter in which many people died and with assistance from local Native American tribes, 1621 was one of prosperity and to celebrate the bountiful harvest the Pilgrims held a three-day feast.   Continue reading

“Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.”

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Benjamin Franklin“Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.” – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Stunning 3D street art advertising

Reebok street artIn what can only be described as stunning, Reebok teamed up with artists 3D Joe and Max to create the largest 3D street art in history (breaking the Guinness World Record in the process).  The painting was located at London’s West India Quays, Canary Wharf and measured an impressive 12,490 sq. ft. (1,160.4 m²).   Continue reading

One of the worst IPOs of the year?

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Groupon logoGroupon is currently trading at $17 which is a 45.4% decline from their opening day high earlier this month.  Some pundits are already jumping on the “worst IPO of 2011” bandwagon.  Time will tell.