MEALS 2.0 Silicon Valley code-writers and engineers work long hours–with apparently little time for “food” as we know it. Eating is “time wasted,” in the words of celebrity inventor Elon Musk, and normal meals a “marketing facade,” said another valley bigwig. The New York Times reported in May that techies are eagerly scarfing down generic (but nutrient-laden) liquids like … [Read more...] about NOTW: The perils of Schmilk, credit card rewards and Zayn Malik fans
DONATING FOR DOLLARS Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now the nonprofit OpenBiome offers donors $40 for bowel movements–to supply “fecal transplants” for patients with nasty C. difficile bacterial infections. (“Healthy” contents are transplanted into the infected gut via endoscope or frozen swallowed capsules so that the good bacteria drive out the … [Read more...] about NOTW: Brain-damaged rats and fecal transplants
1. On Dec. 12, Google announced that it had named a town on Maui an official “2014 eCity of Hawaii,” according to a news release sent out by the winning town. The distinction shows how well local firms in that town use the Internet for business. Which town won the award? A. Wailuku B. Lahaina C. Paia D. Kahului E. Kihei 2. Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced on Dec. 12 … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono?
By her own admission, Sara Smith was scared. She made her living on Maui in the publishing business, and doing communications for the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, but now she was in Honolulu, surrounded by people she didn’t know. It was 2013, and she had decided to take part in the Honolulu version of Startup Weekend. “It was terrifying for me personally,” Smith said. “I was an … [Read more...] about How Maui Startup Weekend Provides New Opportunities For Island Entrepreneurs
Geared to small business owners, Google presents “Hawaii Get Online” this Wednesday. The three-hour seminar will walk business owners through website creation and targeting your existing and potential customers. Participants will get tips, a free business listing, a customized domain name and the option of free web hosting for a year. Learn how to build your online presence. … [Read more...] about This Wednesday, Mar. 19: Google Presents ‘Hawaii Get Online’