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This video shows an amazing wind powered vehicle which is also a work of art.

Also posted in BusinessOver30.com the business, technology, finance and politics magazine blog web site.

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Loft cube

A German company has come up with superb idea for 21st century living, called the Loft Cube. It’s a complete ready-made penthouse which can lifted by crane onto the top of any existing flat-topped building. The 55 sq. m 1-bedroom luxury living machine, has every thing built-in and costs 144,000 euro. The architects say it can be installed in 2 to 4 days. Now all you need to do is find a building roof top to install it on. More details available at the LoftCube web site:

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radiohead (cc michell zappa)

Last year Radiohead released a digital download album on the Net and asked their fans to pay what they thought it was worth, effectively reinventing the music industry. They don’t have a label so of course they were free to do as they please, and this is one experiment which didn’t work. Now six or seven months later they’re putting this genie back in the bottle, and Thom Yorke said recently that they’d be un-inventing the music industry and going back to the traditional sales model. Read more in the Guardian.

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BusinessOver30.com has been launched and it is a magazine style web site where you’ll find all the best and most current business articles and content, including Business, Finance, Technology, Politics, Economics, and Innovation.

This blog (LifeOver30.com) compliments BusinessOver30.com by providing regular posts on Arts, Photography, Environment, Science, Lifestyle, Media and Health.

From time to time some posts will be made to both sites, and for a while, new content posts on BusinessOver30.com will be posted as single line links on LiferOver30.com

Enjoy !

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In the USA the top 10 companies to work for are:

  1. Google
  2. Quicken Loans
  3. Wedgemans Food Markets
  4. Edward Jones
  5. Genentech
  6. Cisco Systems
  7. Starbucks
  8. Qualcomm
  9. Goldman Sachs
  10. Methodist Hospital System

Google employees say its the flexibility, financial security and opportunity to get thing done, that make it the best company to work for. It encourages employees to try new things – like using a huge farm of solar electric cells to create green energy, for the vast amount of power consumed by all the hi-tech equipment in one of their offices. Also, employees can devote one day per week on project of their choice.

For Wedgemans Food Markets, with 71 stores, its the flexible schedules, the friendly atmosphere, everyone is well treated, and the employer is genuinely concerned about it’s employees. And this goodwill passes on, through the employees, to the customers.

Read more and view the videos on the CNN Fortune site:

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Facebook, the social networking site, has 66 million users and now more than 50% of daily visitors are 35 years and older, spending on average 2 hours per month on the site. Although not much e-commerce is carried on in this environment it is growing as a location for creative people to build networks. The tens of thousands of communities located in Facebook represent future commercial opportunities for innovative companies to reach, since Facebook applications have been opened up to developers.

Read more about these opportunities on Businessweek.

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This is the Link to the LifeOver30.com weekly podcast for 12th April 2008

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