Shark Bites – Week of February 24, 2014

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information. You’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

What, When and How to share on social media.

This article gives some useful tips for high impact shares. It brings out interesting facts on the timing and content and how taking them into consideration improves shares that is the currency of social media.

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IKEA’s RGB Billboard

The IKEA billboard in Sweden shows three different messages depending on which bulb is lighting it up. This is based on the low-tech but smart solution of using RGB colors.

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What It’s Like to Be One of the First 10 Employees at a Successful Startup

These are the early employees who wore many hats, laid the foundation and established the culture for some of the coolest businesses around. We asked each of them questions about their ride on the rocket ship. Below, meet employees 1 through 10 at innovative businesses including Of a Kind, Reddit, Groupon and Plated.

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Facebook’s New Message: Email is dead

The social network is shutting down its unpopular email service in yet another sign of the supremacy of mobile messaging. After buying Whatsapp for $19 billion Facebook has declared the age of the email as irrelevant.

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Fighting fires with the help of Google Glass

 Patrick Jackson has developed an app for Google Glass, Google’s experimental head-mounted computer, which feeds important information directly to the eye-line of firefighters in an emergency.

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