It was fifty years ago today that the Beatles’ released their first album, Please Please Me. In honor of that world-changing LP, we’ve compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Debuts of All Time.
A note on how we made the list: Albums got docked points if the artist went on to far greater achievements; conversely, we gave a little extra recognition to great debut albums that the artist never matched. We also skipped solo debuts by artists who were already in well-known bands. We focused, instead, on debuts that gave you the thrill of an act arriving fully-formed, ready to reinvent the world in its own image.
Supermarkets are convenient, but often source their products from multinational companies and farms in distant locations, racking up carbon emissions and squeezing out local competition along the way. Danish co-operative grocery superstore SuperBrugsen now aims to offer a popular alternative by getting customers to suggest local products they would like to see on the shelves of their nearest store. READ MORE…
TEENS HAVE GONE MOBILE.
Check these stats:
- 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
- 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
- 95% of teens use the internet.
- 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home.
AND - 1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
- 2/3 of online U.S. adults (67%) are Facebook users, making it the dominant social networking site in this country.
- 61% of Facebook users say they have taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
- 8% of online adults who do not currently use Facebook are interested in becoming Facebook users in the future.
These facts and more from our recent report on coming and going on Facebook: http://pewrsr.ch/VGNMNO
Ringo Starr’s drumkit from the Beatles’ performances on the The Ed Sullivan Show and the red jacket he wore at the band’s final performance atop Abbey Road Studios are part of a new exhibit opening July 12th at the Grammy Museum in L.A., the museum’s third exhibit to focus on the life and career of a Beatle.
Imagine that you’re the proud owner of a good old-fashioned brick-and-mortar shop. Now imagine a software service that gives you a snapshot of what’s hot and what’s not in your store. That’s what Prism Skylabs offers.
The San Francisco startup has developed technology that uses video captured by security cameras to track customers’ movements and create “heatmaps.” The images represent an aggregate of all the shoppers’ whereabouts in the store and which items they touched. For retailers, it’s a valuable tool for making decisions about product placement and floor layout.
» via CNET
Interesting but scary in a Big Brother kind if way