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The Daily Read – The Hobby Lobby Edition – 6/30/14

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Are you ready to start it all over again? Make today a little more desirable with today’s Daily Read!

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Knowtechie daily read

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Are you ready to start it all over again? Make today a little more tolerable with our Daily Read.

For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated


“Here at the Media Equation, we pride ourselves on keeping our readers abreast of the newest technologies and approaches in reaching audiences. So it gives us great pleasure to reveal a radical publishing technology that is catching on in news media companies big and small. Ladies and gentlemen, behold: email.”

by @carr2n

Is Work Killing You? In China, Workers Die at Their Desks


“Chinese banking regulator Li Jianhua literally worked himself to death. After 26 years of “always putting the cause of the party and the people” first, his employer said this month, the 48-year-old official died rushing to finish a report before the sun came up.”

by @beijingscribe

Facebook Doesn’t Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study


“This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or depress them.”

by @kashhill

Breaking Down the Seinfeld Economy


“Seinfeld not only paved the way for much of modern television ( as our Matt Zoller Seitz argues), it also created its own financial empire. Here, an examination of the show’s salaries, mini-economies, and GDP impact. The Take $3.1 billion: The amount the show has generated since entering syndication in 1995.”

Could We Ever Power a Laptop By Recovering Energy From Typing?


“Tip-tap-tip-tap-tippety-tap. We all spend our days bashing keys at our computer—so how much energy could we create if we could recover just a little of it?”

by @jme_c

The Secret Little Problem With Amazon’s Fire TV


“I got a little nervous that something was wrong when I got a notice from my Internet service provider, Cox Cable, saying that I had hit my monthly download cap.”

by @tylerh

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