Google dumps Motorola phone unit for about $3B. They previously dumped the Cable TV unit for $2.35B. They paid $13B. So they got a stack of patents for almost $8B. I still remember talking to a key guy involved in Mot's ill-fated tablet. "Oh, video really isn't important." I can't say I'm shocked that Google wanted out.
Stephanie Theadore's tweet about confronting some parents who were letting their kids climb on a Judd stack at the Tate Modern is getting its fifteen minutes
In 1982, the Forest Agency of the Japanese government premiered its shinrin-yoku plan. In Japanese shinrin means forest, and yoku, although it has several meanings, refers here to a “bathing, showering or basking in.” More broadly, it is defined as “taking in, in all of our senses, the forest atmosphere.” The program was established to encourage the populace to get out into nature, to literally bathe the mind and body in greenspace, and take advantage of public owned forest networks as a means of promoting health. Some 64 percent of Japan is occupied by forest, so there is ample opportunity to escape the megacities that dot its landscape.
So many restaurants I have not heard of like Benu is SF, Manresa in Los Gatos, Saison in SF, and Coi in SF....
All look exciting and in need of rolls of cash to eat there....
Maybe I'll save up for my 60th birthday SF extravaganza, though these might be closed, no longer good, or spun off a legion of new Michelin 3* joints...
the futures so blight....
havent watched any basketball this season but i like to check out the scores now and again. just saw that carmelo anthony has 43 points 3 minutes into the second half. how many players have scored 60 points in a game?
This feat has been accomplished 62 times in NBA history. Twenty different players have scored 60 or more points in a game. Only four players have scored 60 points on more than one occasion: Wilt Chamberlain 32 times, Michael Jordan five times, Kobe Bryant five times, and Elgin Baylor four times.
remember those simpler times when you could ogle scarlett johansson and drink your bubbly water in peace?
just happened to notice that jimmy fallons guest tonight are jonah hill, dick cavett and wylie dufresne.
ama (ask me anything) with bill murray. if you are unfamiliar with the format, search for his name on the page to view his responses to reddit users questions.
surfing shot from a drones eye view.
big new yorker/remnick article/interview with obama.
podcast regarding piece w/remnick.