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Café Standard is Open!

One of our favorites, both the place and the city…

Jay-Z’s performance art video for “Picasso Baby”, featuring lots of famous faces and, even better, lots of not so famous faces. This is an interesting perspective of how the energy around performed music differs from that of when it’s just heard/experienced by the listener.

We talk a lot in our world about collaboration. This is a great perspective on it. #global


Managing inventory with SMS for a micro-enterprise based in rural Ecuador. Teaching business to students with a game. Helping groups with limited resources organize and meet. Notifications for new deliveries and stock outs of essential medicines at public clinics and hospitals to patients. 

These are just a few of the ideas in the featured problem set for the Peace Corps Innovation Challenge that culminates this weekend at the Random Hacks of Kindness Global Hackathon! Choose a Peace Corps problem statement to champion and sign up to participate now

We dig this. Technology X People impacting global communities.


F… Finland

Central Railway Station, Helsinki, Finland
Vintage postcard via Anu

There’s no way I could post Finland and not show this. There are hundreds of great photos of the “Kivimiehet” (“Stone Men”) out there (see one here), so decided to pick this old postcard instead. Meanwhile, don’t know if this is true or not, but often called Finland’s most visited building, as the station handles 200,000 people a day. 


Rupert Murdoch, offering advice to Facebook, via Twitter.

Murdoch’s News Corp (in)famously bought Myspace in 2005 for $580 million and sold it in 2011 to Specific Media for $35 million. During a 2011 annual meeting, he admitted that News Corp managed to “mismanage it in every possible way.”

When Rupert talks, sometimes we listen. This is an interesting perspective on social media.

Lunch x Workshop at #Google today. Gotta learn to earn… #gadgets #global



art: by Lijiang Muzi

Cool gadget art!

One last recap from the weekend. Totally blown away by @atlantaballet and Carmina Burana! Bravo! #atlanta #atlantaballet #carminaburana #ballet #dance #atlarts #performingarts #cobbenergycentre #global #glamour #bravo