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Goodreads Is A Hopeless, Malfunctioning Mess. Is There Another Option?

The site was a great idea when it was launched in 2007; by 2013, when Amazon bought it, there were 15 million users. But the new owners seem to have done little with it: users frequently can’t find titles they want or get messages sent to other members; the site design “is like a teenager’s 2005 Myspace page”; Amazon either can’t or hasn’t bothered to create an algorithm that doesn’t spit out countless irrelevant recommendations. “But new competitors continue to enter the book-tech fray, and one...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, Audience, 09.10.20

Amazon Best Sellers for Landscape Painting Books should make Jeff Bezos ashamed!

Yesterday the ratings for Amazon Best Sellers for Landscape Painting Books were a COMPLETE AND UTTER JOKE.  "Best Sellers" Book Categories are a complete joke at times and, when they are and I spot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Amazon, Art, Landscape, Jeff Bezos, Best Books, Landscape Painting, Amazon Best Sellers, Making A Mark, Art Of The Landscape, Amazon Best Sellers for Landscape Painting Books

A New Approach to Drone Delivery: Lower Packages From a Wire

While Amazon is constantly evolving the designs of their own delivery drones, Walmart is going with a plug-and-play solution from a company called Flytrex. And watching their demo video, you'll notice something unusual about the last-mile delivery method:As you saw, Flytrex's drones hover 80 feet above the target, then slowly lower the package using a winch. "This ensures a quiet and secure delivery," the company writes.While this solves the problem of the drone's exposed rotor blades getting ne...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Tech, Walmart, Iceland, Fayetteville North Carolina, Flytrex

A Smarter, Space-Saving Design for a Cutlery Tray: Joseph Joseph's DrawerStore Organizer

Broadly speaking, storage systems come in two varieties: 1) Broad, shallow and everything visible, and 2) Deep, multi-layered and obscured. Examples of the first are pegboard tool walls or bulletin boards, whereas the second is represented by tool chests and filing cabinets.Conventional cutlery trays all fall in the first category. Homeware design company Joseph Joseph, however, has reimagined them in the second category with their DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer Tray for Cutlery.Icons mold...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Joseph Joseph

Amazon Dash Cart - now in LA at the first...

Amazon Dash Cart - now in LA at the first Amazon Fresh market in Woodland Hills. It lets you "skip the checkout line and roll out when you're done" - complete with build in grocery list screen, scanner, scale, and more. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Amazon, Design, La, Submitted, Woodland Hills, Amazon Dash Cart

Why Is Cory Doctorow Boycotting Audible For His Latest Book?

That, Doctorow explains, is because audiobooks sold through Audible must be bundled with copyright protection, or digital rights management (DRM) controls, whether authors or publishers want to include such restrictions or not. The DRM technology not only makes it harder to pirate audiobooks, but also restricts playback to devices and software authorized by Audible, which Amazon bought in 2008. – Fast Company
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, Audible, 09.12.20

This smart sustainable kitchen cutting board has 10 features including a 99.99% germ-killing UVC light!

Chop it like its hot! I’ve always wanted to say that but this chopping board truly is one of the best designs I’ve seen and it is 100% going on the top of my kitchen essentials list. Chopbox is a smart chopping board that has so many unique features but the most relevant one in these ‘unprecedented times’ is the fact that it can actually kill germs on your cooking tools and space! Get rid of counter clutter and those extra kitchen accessories with this much-needed upgrade. You can easily sani...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Home, Design, Technology, Kickstarter, Appliances, Gordon Ramsay, Bamboo, Kitchen Tools, Product Design, UVC, Cutting-Board, Smart Appliance, Kitchen Appliance, Sanitize

UN report shows global warming could pass 1.5C limit before 2030

According to the United Nations’ United in Science Report 2020, global temperatures could exceed the 1.5°C limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade. Global temperatures have been on a steady rise since the 1800s due to the effects of industrialization. According to the report, global temperatures have already risen by 2°F (1.1°C) since the late 1800s. Of greater concern is the fact that the last five years have been hotter than previous years. Although the high temperatures experience...
Tags: Amazon, Design, California, Global Warming, Arctic, Un, Huffington Post, Death Valley, Rising Temperatures, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, United Nations United, UN World Meteorological Organization, UN the world, United in Science

Global investment managers say no to carbon

A European group of global investment managers and pension funds has devised an ambitious plan to cut their portfolios down to net-zero carbon. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change includes more than 1,200 members in 16 countries. Together, they control over $40 trillion in assets. The group distributes its recommended measures to asset managers to help them reach the European Union’s goal to be climate-neutral by 2050. Its policies are based on a framework developed with more tha...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Climate Change, European Union, Positive News, Net Zero Carbon, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Bezos Earth Fund, Stephanie Pfeifer, IIGCC

Eco designer upcycles cans into unique art

There are designers, and then there are eco designers who prove art and sustainability can easily marry. Sarah Turner is one such earth-friendly artist with a mission to get creative with post-consumer waste. Using drink cans that would likely end up in landfills instead of the recycling stream, Turner turns the metal into wall art that can initiate conversation about design, artistic elements and sustainability, all while offering visual appeal. Seeing the amount of plastic bottles and cans th...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Design, Turner, Recycled Materials, Upcycled Materials, Sarah Turner, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Art, Nottingham U K, U K Turner, London Milan Paris Los Angeles Baku

Be Careful Not to Lose the Way

We were in the middle of a sold-out, critically acclaimed run of Head Over Heels. It was truly one of the coolest, most original shows we've ever produced. And that's saying a lot!And halfway through the run, the pandemic hit and the theatres were closed down.At first, I didn't know what to feel. What could I do with the idea that the only thing I've ever cared about in my life, the thing on my mind literally every waking minute -- the musical theatre -- is now deadly. My whole life's work has ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Musicals, Horror, Life, Theatre, Broadway, Jazz, Herald, Carol, Spelling Bee, Hamilton, Bethlehem, Scott Miller, Broadway Musical, Musical Comedy

Amazon’s big redesign on iOS to reach all US users by month-end

The Amazon app is getting a makeover. You may have already spotted the refreshed version of the Amazon shopping app with its new color scheme and revamped navigation if you’re an iPhone user. The changes began rolling out earlier this summer to iOS users in the U.S. and are on track to reach 100% of the U.S. mobile customer base on iOS by the end of this month. Other markets will see the updates arrive later this year and an Android release will then follow. The company had not yet publicized...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Design, US, Tech, E-commerce, App, Italy, Central and South America, Amazon Launchpad, Amazon Fresh Amazon Pantry, Alexa an Amazon, U S Canada Europe China Japan, Alexa Shopping List

Amazon’s big redesign on iOS to reach all U.S. users by month-end

The Amazon app is getting a makeover. You may have already spotted the refreshed version of the Amazon shopping app with its new color scheme and revamped navigation if you’re an iPhone user. The changes began rolling out earlier this summer to iOS users in the U.S. and are on track to reach 100% of the U.S. mobile customer base on iOS by the end of this month. Other markets will see the updates arrive later this year and an Android release will then follow. The company had not yet publicized...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Design, Tech, E-commerce, App, Italy, Central and South America, Amazon Launchpad, Amazon Fresh Amazon Pantry, Alexa an Amazon, U S Canada Europe China Japan, Alexa Shopping List, Programs Features Today

What Will Happen When Our Brains Can Talk Directly To Computers?

Voice recognition, like that used by Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, is a step toward more seamless integration of human and machine. The next step, one that scientists around the world are pursuing, is technology that allows people to control computers — and everything connected to them, including cars, robotic arms and drones — merely by thinking. – The New York Times
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Art, Siri, Ideas, Alexa, 08.28.20

Mysterious dolphin deaths linked to oil spill in Mauritius

Approximately 40 dolphins have been reported dead in an area affected by an oil spill from a Japanese ship. The ship, MV Wakashio, ran aground on a coral reef on the southern tip of Mauritius in July. According to Nature, the ship was ferrying approximately 3,900 metric tons of oil, of which 1,000 metric tons spilled into the ocean. Officials in Mauritius have confirmed the death of 40 dolphins in the area at the time of writing. The deaths come just one month after the spill, sparking speculati...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Design, Animals, Oil, Dolphins, Un, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Phoenix, Reuters Image, France Japan, Greenpeace Africa, Mauritius Marine Conservation Society, Jacqueline Sauzier, Dis Moi

Powell’s Books Says It Will Stop Selling Through Amazon

“For too long, we have watched the detrimental impact of Amazon’s business on our communities and the independent bookselling world,” Powell wrote. “We understand that in many communities, Amazon — and big box retail chains — have become the only option. And yet when it comes to our local community and the community of independent bookstores around the U.S., we must take a stand.” – Geekwire
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, Powell, 08.27.20, It Will Stop Selling Through Amazon

Amazon Buys New Musical Series JUNGLE

Deadline reports that Amazon has ordered a musical drama series, 'Jungle,' based on the grime and drill scene in the UK. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Amazon, UK, Theatre, TV News Desk

Proposed UK law pushes accountability for Amazon products

People around the world have watched with increasing horror as Amazon forest destruction has accelerated in recent years. Now, U.K. officials have proposed a law to make large companies operating within the U.K. comply with environmental laws and show where their products originate.  The new law would cover soy, rubber, cocoa, palm oil and other commodities. According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey, 67% of British consumers want more government oversight on companies, and 81% think busine...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Design, News, Law, Bbc, Deforestation, United Kingdom, Wwf, Amazon Rainforest, Glasgow, Chambers, Indigenous Amazon, Ruth Chambers

Rare dolphin species spotted in the Adriatic Sea

The Delphinus delphis, an uncommon dolphin species, has been repeatedly spotted in the Adriatic Sea. According to recent research led by marine scientists at the University of St Andrews, the rare dolphin has been observed multiple times off the coasts of Italy and Slovenia. The research was done in collaboration with Morigenos Slovenian Marine Mammal Society with a goal to determine the occurrence of common dolphins in the Gulf of Trieste and the Northern Adriatic Sea. The findings of the study...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Italy, Slovenia, Iucn, University Of St Andrews, Yugoslavia, Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Trieste, Morigenos Slovenian Marine Mammal Society, Northern Adriatic Sea, Tilen Genov

SMASH is Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

According to a Tweet from,Katharine McPhee, 'Smash' is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Amazon, Theatre, Katharine McPhee, TV News Desk

Julie Taymor Gloria Steinem Bio-pic THE GLORIAS Heads to Amazon Prime Next Month

The upcoming Gloria Steinem biopic, from theatre and film director Julie Taymor, will nowstream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Amazon, Theatre, Canada, Gloria Steinem, Amazon Prime Video, Julie Taymor, TV News Desk, Julie Taymor Gloria Steinem Bio

The Terrible Plight Of Music And Theatre Event Staff

Lighting designers, sound engineers, tour managers, caterers, bus drivers, and more – all laid off more or less permanently, nebulously, until a vaccine. Their unions and associations are trying to help. “We basically trawled the internet looking for temporary jobs for our members. … Some top technicians have got themselves into Amazon fulfilment centres, or driving for Asda. We had two members bump into each other in the same aisle in Tesco, stacking shelves on a night shift.” – The Guardian (...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Music, Tesco, Asda, 08.15.20

Antitrust Rules Against Studios Owning Movie Theaters Struck Down (Will That Save The Theaters?)

Known as the Paramount Consent Degrees, the regulations followed from a 1948 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering Hollywood studios to sell off their national cinema chains; a US District Court judge has ruled that the current distribution landscape, including streaming, means those rules are no longer necessary. With chains reeling from the coronavirus lockdown (and AMC in particular facing bankruptcy), maybe Amazon and Netflix should just buy themselves chains? (Disney, no doubt, will.) – Wired ...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Hollywood, Media, Amc, Disney, Netflix, US District Court, U S Supreme Court, 08.11.20

Icons of Art Wearing Masks: Frida Kahlo, Mona Lisa, Girl with the Pearl Earring & More

We hear the phrase “unprecedented times” every day now, but the truth is few calamities in human history are more precedented than plagues and pestilences. In Western history, at least, disease epidemics seem always to have been followed by Machiavellian opportunism and cultish conspiracy theories that only made things worse. During the 14th century, almost six hundred years before Naomi Klein defined the shock doctrine, the Black Death “strengthened the power of the state and accelerated the d...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, London, College, Current Affairs, Naomi Klein, Facebook Twitter, Defoe, Jill Lepore, Daniel Defoe, Frida Kahlo, Kottke, Blais, Durham NC Follow, Maria Popova

Director Of Art Basel: Online Galleries Won’t Replace Art Fairs

Marc Spiegler: “Fortunately, the Amazon art world won’t come to pass. For one thing, artworks are unique, and thus not so easily commodified. They have no utility value, no truly provable worth, no strict comparables. All of which makes buying art an act of trust. It goes both ways, too, because galleries build the reputation of their artists by selling to great collections, while avoiding the speculators who might rapidly “flip” works into auction.” – Financial Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, Visual, Marc Spiegler, 06.12.20

Why We Don’t Collectively Dream Big Anymore

Questions about what sort of future human beings might create tend to be limited by the horizon of the management strategies of market capitalism. This version of the future isn’t about radical discontinuity at all, just an intensification of the business practices that promise to give us Amazon Prime by drone at the same time that the real Amazon burns. – Aeon
Tags: Amazon, Art, Ideas, 06.08.20

LIZA WITH A Z is Now Available to Stream on Amazon Prime

Liza Minnelli's official Facebook page has announced that'Liza With a Z,' directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Amazon, Theatre, Liza Minnelli, Bob Fosse, BWW News Desk, Liza With

VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey A Johns & More Perform 'That's Broadway' in a Clip From STILL WAITING IN THE WINGS

The new film Still Waiting in the Wings a an all-star heartwarming musical homage to Broadway a is available worldwide on DVD and all digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play, today, May 15, 2020. The movie is directed by Q. Allan Brocka and written by Jeffrey A. Johns and Arie Gonzalez. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Theatre, Broadway, Stage Tube, Jeffrey A Johns, Allan Brocka, Arie Gonzalez

Time For Spotify Et Al To Pay Musicians More

Spotify, which controls 36 per cent of the world streaming market, reported third-quarter operating proceeds of $60 million (all figures U.S.) in October 2019. YouTube, meanwhile, revealed its ad-revenue intake publicly for the first time in February: last year it was $15.15 billion, a 36 per cent increase from 2018’s $11.16-billion tally. And here’s what you’ve been offering the creators in return for all that content that has enabled you to attract and retain tens of millions of loyal subscri...
Tags: Amazon, Google Play, Art, Spotify, Music, Youtube, Pandora, Apple Music, Deezer, Vevo, Napster, 05.13.20

Does It Make Sense For Amazon To Buy AMC?

“Everybody thinks about it one way. They think, Okay, Amazon is going to buy movies or produce movies. AT&T or Comcast is going to start skipping theater distribution and go straight to your TV set. It makes sense, right? But there are opportunities to go the other way. And that is, I think, if Amazon owned AMC, it might release the first four episodes of season three of Jack Ryan in the theater.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Amazon, Art, Media, Amc, Comcast, Audience, Jack Ryan, 05.12.20

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