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In the News 24.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 21.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets


 

1. Why We Procrastinate
 

The boy who begins to smoke despite knowing that he may suffer from the habit decades later should not be judged harshly: “This boy does not identify with his future self,” Parfit wrote. “His attitude towards this future self is in some ways like his attitude to other people.

 
Read the rest of this article at Nautilus

 


 

2. Life After Brooklyn
 

“Fed up with rising rents, bidding wars and neighborhoods that no longer resemble the low-rise bohemian enclaves they found when they arrived, many Brooklynites are moving out. They include decade-long renters who can no longer keep up with price hikes, qualified buyers who have been outbid one too many times, and young families who simply can’t find the space they want at prices they can afford.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New York Times

 


 

3. The Bro Whisperer of Bustle
 

“Bustle is climbing the Quantcast ranks at an astonishing pace. In the past month, the site has attracted more than 15 million unique visitors, which puts its audience on par with Jezebel’s and lifts it above those of Hello Giggles, Oprah.com, and Refinery29, not to mention several general-interest legacy websites. Since his initial round of funding, Goldberg has raised $5 million more in capital and commands a staff of 30. Rachel Sklar is now an adviser to the site. She regularly Instagrams shots of herself and Goldberg out on the town, tagged #bluesteel. How did he do it?”

 
Read the rest of this article at Slate

 


 

4. Jonathan Ive Designs Tomorrow
 

“We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, chat, date and have sex. Many of us spend more time with his screens than with our families. Some of us like his screens more than our families. For years, Ive’s natural shyness, coupled with the secrecy bordering on paranoia of his employer, Apple, has meant we have known little about the man who shapes the future, with such innovations as the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.”

 
Read the rest of this article at Time

 


 

5. Robots are stealing your online advertising budget
 

“An unprecedented £19bn will be spent on online advertising during 2014, but according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, 36 per cent of all web traffic is now non-human. So if a third of online ad spend is being wasted on ads that are delivered to robots, not to mention those ads that end up not being in view on a web page, the ad industry has big problem.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The Guardian

 


 

6. Love at first site?
 

“The news that the street-fashion photographing power duo Scott Schuman and Garance Doré were no longer romantically involved was announced, appropriately enough, via their independent blogs. ‘After seven wonderful years, Garance & I have decided to split,’ Schuman wrote on TheSartorialist.com 10 days ago”

 
Read the rest of this article at FT


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

[image : angela lindvall by terry richardson vogue paris september 2001]

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