UpCodes makes researching building regulations less exhausting for architects | TechCrunch

UpCodes makes researching building regulations less exhausting for architects | TechCrunch:

“Firms that can afford it hire building code consultants, but a startup called UpCodes wants to make code compliance easier for all builders.”

*What if I’m just a homeowner and want to know what I can do to my property? A tall privacy fence is no longer an option because local codes have changed. 

Our Newest Employee: Techathew Cruncherin, Google+ Maven | TechCrunch

Our Newest Employee: Techathew Cruncherin, Google+ Maven | TechCrunch:

As per Google’s very, very clear rules, someone has to run it, so we’ve hired someone! Meet Techathew Cruncherin, our newest employee. He’s shy, so you may not see him around much, but he lives here at TechCrunch headquarters. Under a desk. He’s an awesome guy. And he lives for Google+. Loves it. Shares the shit out of our TechCrunch posts. It’s awesome.

 

Was laughing out loud at this work around.  Imaginary person brought to life.

IDEA – Business Week iPad App + Print

Was just reading a post on Tech Crunch about the new Business Week iPad app. One of the complaints was that the content of the app is updated once per week, just like a real magazine.

IDEA

Post all the writings of their talent in the app as it is completed. Then, based on the user data and feedback from the users of the iPad app, adjust what stories are featured in the magazine. This could be done with the top five articles that readers have rated highest. This could be highlighted in a page that explains what the stories are and where readers can find them in the magazine. Magazine readers may find this curation by the crowd to be of considerable value.

Notes

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have a similar feature in what published articles were most emailed, read or shared. Example links are below.

WSJ

NYT

Tech Crunch – Gilmor Gang

Note: Post was originally written and posted last Sunday. Or maybe it was Monday.
Gilmor Gang is a fun conversation. Sort of like a cool group of guys hanging out, talking tech. Watching is almost like being there and just listening to smart folks in conversation. A fly on the wall. Hear what these folks are discussing.
*Posted via WordPress of iPad app.