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  • Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York.
  • Eleven minutes of bidding from telephone buyers preceded the final sale - for much more than its pre-sale estimate of $140m.
  • The final price of $179.3m (£115m) includes commission of just over 12%.
  • Fewer students are enrolling in humanities majors at Ohio colleges while science and business programs increase in popularity, according to federal data.
  • In Ohio, the number of humanities degrees granted by all colleges has fallen by 15 percent over the past five years, even as the total number of degrees increased.
  • Last school year, humanities degrees represented 8 percent of all degrees given by public and private colleges in Ohio.
  • Shift to emotional design. Designers leverage people’s decision shortcuts based on intuitive emotional outcomes rather than rational thought.
  • UX is becoming an integral part of corporate business and is being brought in-house by many organizations
  • Movement towards Omni-channel design: seamlessly delivery within and across all channels:email, call centres, websites, social media, physical stores
  • Detroit’s communal and commercial farming community produced nearly 400,000 pounds (18,000 kg) of produce in 2014
  • That’s enough to feed more than 600 people—in its more than 1,300 community, market, family, and school gardens.
  • Brooklyn’s Added-Value Farm, which occupies 2.75 acres, funnels 40,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables into the low-income neighborhood of Red Hook.
  • AltSchool, founded in 2013 by former Google head of personalization Max Ventilla, hired high level execs from Google and Uber.
  • •Other investors include Andreessen Horowitz and Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund; Laurene Powell Jobs
  • Mark Zuckerberg just became one of the largest investors contributing a large portion of a new $100 million round of venture funding to AltSchool.
  • High inventories of foods, including wheat, meat, and sugar, plus a strong US dollar, expected to lower food prices around the world
  • Global meat production is also expected to increase, with the FAO predicting a 1.3% rise in 2015
  • In April, the FAO Food Price Index reached its lowest level since June 2010.
  • Alme Health Coach is a virtual assistant that guides patients between doctor visits to manage chronic conditions
  • It can be personalized for each patient and configured for specific diseases, ailments and medications
  • Development is being supported due to health reform law to improve outcomes and reduce costs, plus decreasing cost of technology
  • Radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, mobiles and other wireless devices are causing concern for EMF and RF-related illnesses
  • Radiofrequency (RF) is currently classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 2B carcinogen
  • A 5-year-old absorbs up to 60% more radiation than an adult due to thinner skulls and the higher water content of the body
  • Communities and serious competitions have been springing up from the Bay Area to France
  • Racing crafts are often built at home from scratch or with heavy modifications to products out of the box
  • Amazon, Google, GoPro and Facebook are all interested in how unmanned aerial vehicles can factor into their business
  • The device mimics a cellphone tower to force phones within its range to connect
  • Baltimore police testified to using a Hailstorm cell site simulator 4,300 times since 2007
  • Federal government has been using the devices since 1995 but largely unknown to the public
  • With 500,000 users (135,000 paying) in 18 months, Slack hit $12M in annual revenue
  • Premium customers get messages saved indefinitely, creating archive of their business's knowledge
  • Slack stands out from similar tools due to it's user-friendliness and technical sophistication
  • Currently the process of deep linking varies widely between Apple and Google apps; companies URX and Button are developing technology for both
  • Deep linking allows users to tap from links between apps
  • Button SDK and URX Links are popular open-source technologies for developers and marketers to implement deep linking
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