Tens of thousands of Greeks flooded the streets of central Athens on Friday evening ahead of Sunday's referendum. Both the "yes" crowd and the "no" crowd were out in force with the former camped out in front of Olympic stadium and the latter in front of Parliament. Show More Summary
Thank you, Internet. What are people doing with Google Street View? Besides, that is, nostalgically tracking the changes to your childhood home or manically searching for that McDonald?s next to a big tree and a stop sign (because you remember better by landmark than road name)? Introducing a new sheep thrill: Google Sheep View.
The view begins high above the London rooftops. You descend at a gentle rate, dropping down until you're at the level of the treetops and office buildings. And then further and further, towards the giant hole that has been dug yardsShow More Summary
Not many people get to climb up the wall of El Capitan, the 3,000-foot rock formation in Yosemite National Park. But with Google’s new vertical Street View, anyone can enjoy its stunning views, right at home. SEE ALSO: An IBM engineer...Show More Summary
The James A. Michener Art Museum announced today that it is launching Street View imagery of its galleries along with thirteen works viewable in super high resolution or 'gigapixel' photo capturing technology. Using the Street View feature,...Show More Summary
Does 10 seconds sound like a lot of time? It is when it comes to viewing video ads on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal’s CMO Today blog reported that the social network introduced a new pricing option for advertisers, giving them the...Show More Summary
Gara Afonso and João Santos at the NY Fed's Liberty Street Economics blog: What Do Bond Markets Think about “Too-Big-to-Fail” Since Dodd-Frank?: In our previous post, we concluded that, in rating agencies’ views, there is no clear consensus on whether...
Early in Martin Elkort’s career, the New York photographer would walk out of his home and adjust his camera settings to prepare for a day of street photography, with the comparable success rate of an amateur meteorologist lifting a finger to test the weather. There were days when he would come back home with nothing exposed. Show More Summary
Google continues to expand Street View, releasing virtual tours of more than 200 new locations in California.
"Zea faces down a fire and brimstone street preacher, at a festival in Columbus, the day after the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling." 230K views already.(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)
No one complained when the City Council added funding last week to hire 80 more crossing guards. It is self-evident—at least for politicians and parents—that crossing guards make streets... To view the full story, click the title li...
What better place to venture this summer than sunny California? Starting today, you’ll be able to explore hundreds of new locations across the Golden State with Street View in Google Maps. So whether you’re sipping cabernet sauvignon...Show More Summary
Google Street View includes views from under the Earth's oceans. You can tour shipwrecks, swim with humpback whales, and virtually dive down to dozens of coral reefs. P.S. You can also climb Yosemite's El Capitan on Google Street View, which is SO OMG TERRFIYING THAT I CANT BE BOTHERED TO CORRECTM Y TPYING. Show More Summary
This pass week, my family and I rented a house near Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. The house was perfect for the 14 of us vacationing there for a week. The home sits on Milton Street, on a hill with amazing views of the bay. It is a three story abode with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, huge living room, kitchen, and dining room with a balcony. Show More Summary
1. If you would like another point of view, here is Krugman’s defense of Tsipras. 2. Joshua Gans on the sharing economy and compensation mechanisms. 3. The best economics podcasts? What is missing? 4. Google Street View Oceans. 5. Alex redux on the dangers of space travel; I agree with him.
Donald Trump says that Jeb Bush, the front runner for the GOP presidential nomination in recent polls, views him as a serious political threat, the Wall Street Journal reports. Said Trump: “Trust me, he takes me seriously.” He added: “I [...]
To celebrate World Oceans Day, which takes place on June 8, Google has released a series of new Street View imagery from the world's oceans. Google partnered with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries,...Show More Summary
Re "The city's shrinking finance sector" (Greg David on New York, CrainsNewYork.com): The city is better off when its economy is highly diversified. It is better able to survive industry-specific... To view the full story, click the title link.
Want to see the view from the top of El Capitan without leaving the ground? Now you can, thanks to Google Street View