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  • Millennials "are the strongest adopters, with 35% of the cohort using wearables, according to the survey of more than 950 US adults"
  • Estimated that "72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped worldwide in 2015"
  • 155.7 million units expected to be shipped in 2019
  • British entrepreneur pays £600,000 for gold.co.uk -- "the most ever paid for a .co.uk domain name"
  • The new owner deals in gold bullion, "trading gold and silver bars and coins worth hundreds of thousands of pounds"
  • Halliday-Smith launched his business in 2008 with £10,000 when gold.co.uk was selling for £50,000 ; he now makes £100M a year
  • Etsy makes concerted effort to change fear-of-failure culture
  • Etsy engineers "send company-wide emails confessing mistakes they made"
  • Company bases this on the idea that "blamelessness makes people more accountable, and more willing to admit mistakes"
  • "The roughly 250-megapixel (19,580 x 12,600) APS-H CMOS sensor sets a world record for resolution in its size."
  • "Is said to be able to distinguish lettering on the side of an airplane from 18 km away."
  • "Sensor can be used to capture incredibly high-resolution video — about 30 times sharper than 4K — at five frames per second."
  • McDonald's Canadian and American egg supply to become cage-free.
  • "The chain attributed the change to consumer preferences." McDonald’s USA buys approximately 2 billion eggs annually.
  • "The Humane Society of the United States called the announcement a 'watershed moment for animal welfare.'"
  • "Amazon adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle & New York."
  • Indicates "the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service according to posts on LinkedIn and the company’s jobs site."
  • "Job description [...] suggests Amazon is interested in expanding restaurant delivery services beyond Seattle."
  • "The NFL and Teespring team up to sell fan-created custom t-shirts for first time.”
  • Connects "America’s most popular sports league to a marketplace that sells millions of user-created products.”
  • "More than 4 million Americans bought something from Teespring last year”
  • "1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family."
  • Zuckerberg: "This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world."
  • "Using solar-powered planes [to deliver basic internet services] the company [is positioned] to grow its reach even further."
  • Press Release: "Residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland can now get one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items."
  • Items include: "paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices.”
  • "Prime Now" currently "available to Seattle-area Prime members" only.
  • Johnson & Johnson sold its "widely used Splenda sugar substitute [...] in order to focus on other consumer brands."
  • Splenda has annual sales of about $300 million; more than saccharin and aspartame.
  • J&J aims to focus on other healthcare categories, "including baby care, skin care and products to treat pain and wounds"
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