Friday, December 31, 2010

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Technology Tuesday - 36 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

We can now officially wish you a merry Christmas. It’s probably been a busy week with all your holiday-related obligations, or maybe you’ve been busy digging yourself out of a snow drift. Either way, we understand if a few of our in-depth stories slipped past you.

But now, as your work week draws to a close and you’re looking for a way to spend those last few hours in the office, or you’re already home and need to take a break from wrapping presents and baking cookies, pull up a seat and see what we’ve been busy with at Mashable this week.

With the holidays nearing and the end of the year not far behind, you can be sure we’ve been creating megalists of resources from the past year, as well as providing quick start guides for some of the gifts you may be receiving and predictions for what we think will make the news in 2011. You’ll find all of those posts here in our weekly features re-cap.

Technology Tuesday - Kindle 3 Is the Best-Selling Product in Amazon History

The third-generation Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon’s history, the company has announced. To grab the top spot, Kindle 3 has surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos made a couple ofstatements about the new Kindle, emphasizing the product’s low price point as the key to its success and downplaying tablets as competition.

How To: Start A Digital Music Label

Once, the perks of working at a record label were almost legendary -- the swag, the travel and the highly flexible expense account. Now, with sales tanking and the economy in the toilet, most people working at the labels are just happy to have a job. So you’d have to be crazy to actually start one up now, right? Not according to the three co-owners of Montreal based, all-digital dance/club rock label, Tremendous Records.

If you’re in it for the love of the music and the excitement of being on the cusp of an industry desperately in need of reinvention, the digital marketplace is potentially more democratic than the old-school brick-and-mortar model. If you’re in it for the money, you may want to rethink. Still, most people don’t know what the “new” music industry looks like. Whoever figures it out first could reap huge dividends. Nonetheless, we'd like to inform you on how to start a digital label.

Money Monday - Strippers: 5 Things Men Should Know

5- They Make More Money Than You Think

It is often stated that women turn to stripping because they are attracted to the kind of money they can earn. Results of the University of Leeds study indicate that the average take-home pay for a stripper is £232 ($358 USD) per night. A stripper can make as much as £48,000 or $74,000 USD annually, as much as the average computer programmer or university professor and more than a registered nurse earns in the United States per year. Strippers also spend far fewer hours on the job than many people with mainstream careers.

Money Monday at The Ynot Times

The holidays are here again, with the New Year following close behind. The season naturally lends itself to reflection, as men look back on what they've accomplished and set goals based on that measurement. This year, take a few minutes to assess your career. Career satisfaction makes a huge difference in a man's overall happiness. Like it or not, you'll be spending a huge portion of the next year at your job, and unless you win the lottery, that's going to be the case for much of your life.

Money Monday - Your Tweets Could Be Worth Millions - CNBC

Starting in February, a group of very bold hedge fund managers are launching a multi-million dollar hedge fund whose strategy relies on one very unusual market indicator: your Twitter account.

Money Monday at The Ynot Times

This year there's no doubt that Facebook and Twitter both had a huge year, each hitting a new level of success.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Givers Donate To Haiti

The response to the earthquake tragedy in Haiti was almost immediate, and just days afterward, millions of dollars have been raised, a lot of it through small donations of $5 or $10 transmitted through the humble text message. But there's another kind of giving that has emerged too: Single donations in much larger amounts, from the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde, Tiger Woods, Madonna. Hopefully the list will grow and grow.Why is it so gratifying though to hear about celebrities making donations? Perhaps because by doing so, they're doing something we've already done, something that thousands of ordinary people are doing. A crisis reminds us that we're all vulnerable, we're all responsible for helping. And that's what it is going to take to bury the dead, take care of the living, and rebuild Haiti.So when George Clooney asks for your donation tonight, during the Hope for Haiti telethon he is hosting on MTV, you won't just be saying "yes" to an incredibly magnetic movie star, you'll be joining a community of people wanting to help. It's as simple as that. Celebrities undeniably bring some glamour and sparkle to the task of fundraising, and that's okay. It is after all a difficult and serious business. We're lucky to have them.Check out the gallery below for a look at the amounts donated so far.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Prince of Brunei's Harem Girl Tells All


Prince of Brunei's Harem Girl Tells All
by Jared Paul Stern (RSS feed) — Jan 6th 2010 8:02AM
This spring Plume will publish Jillian Lauren's memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, about the 18 months she spent as one of Prince Jefri of Brunei's playthings-for-hire. At 18, when Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout, a "casting director" offered her $20,000 to party with a rich businessman and a bunch of other young American lovelies for two weeks. Soon after Lauren found herself on a plane to Brunei, where she spend 18 months in the 40-girl harem of Prince Jefri, the Sultan of Brunei's younger brother and owner of famed hotels like the New York Palace and Hotel Bel-Air, earning a small fortune. She writes about rooms in the Prince's opulent palace "where absurdly beautiful women lounged on every inch of the upholstery" and exotic orgies ensued. "I fell victim to Stockholm Syndrome," Lauren writes. "I knew I was a hooker, but somehow I felt like Cinderella." The Prince often loaned her to the Sultan for sex sessions, which she was compensated for with lavish shopping sprees. You'll have to wait until publication for the really sexy bits. "Some Girls would have been riveting even if Lauren had merely illuminated the murky world of high-class prostitution," notes author Jennifer Eagan. "The fact that she does so with humor, candor, and a reporter's gimlet eye is an added delight."
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Skull and Bones Ballot Box Up For Auction


A rather intriguing lot will be up for auction at Christie's later this month. An 1872 skull ballot box from Yale University's mysterious Skull and Bones society will be sold as part of Christie's New York's Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export sale on January 22. The skull has a hinge on top and is surrounded by charred-looking crossbones one inscribed with the word Thor. Skull and Bones was founded in 1832 and has been the subject of many works of history and fiction (I found Secrets of the Tomb to be particularly riveting). Many notable Yalies including both Bush presidents have been members. The lot includes a black book with names and photographs of earlier members and is estimated at $10,000 to $20,000.
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