Sunday, October 06, 2013

Things I learned lately 6 October

  • Apple generated more iPhone 5S revenue in one weekend than all of Blackberry will likely sell for.
  • The US Air Force has turned retired F-16 fighter jets into operational drones.
  • The bottom of ceramic coffee mugs are great knife sharpeners.
  • A gold iPhone 5S sold on eBay after 51 bids for $10,100 (23 Sep 2013).
  • 68% of Instagram's users are women.
  • Pinterest is dominated by tablet users. 84% of US Pinterest users are women.
  • 86% of Facebook's users are outside the US.
  • Google+ is the most male-oriented of the major social networks. It's 70% male.
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) is planning on opening a store in a Massachusetts mall to sell Keurig coffee-makers and K-cup refills. It will offer all of the company’s brewers, as well as refill packs that shoppers can piece together themselves with a full variety of flavours. This may be the prototype for an eventual nationwide network of stores.
  • Of the 15 communities with the highest growth in Canada, 10 of them were in Alberta.
  • 30% of passengers leave their gadgets on during take-offs and landings.
  • More than 90% of Victoria's Secret employees are women.
  • Snapchat doesn't actually delete those photos from your phone. It just makes the space available for new photos. So if the photos haven't been overwritten yet, they're still accessible with a simple hack.
  • Betty White is 91. Seriously.

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