01. Report: Spotify Will Launch in U.S. in Mid-July
“This might be one of the last articles you’ll ever have to read about Spotify planning to launch in the United States. A publication called Noisecast claims to have obtained an email from “an executive of a major label” stating that the much-loved freemium music service will launch here “between July 5 and July 15th.” Earlier this month, Spotify’s global vice president of sales said the service “won’t launch before July 5th” in this country, lending some credence to this new report.” (evolver)
02. Does Coaching Win Championships?
“The dominant talking points in the days following the Dallas Mavericks’ victory in the N.B.A. finals last week were predictably hero- and player-centric. Had the M.V.P. Dirk Nowitzki forever shed his “soft” label? Had LeBron James choked? Was it all his fault, Miami’s defeat?” (nyt>6thfloor)
03. Public Radio Name Generator– name yourself today!
“Always wanted to be a host on public radio but don’t have a name with the international punch of Doualy Xaykaothao, an Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, or even a Daniel Zwerdling? Not to Worry! Enter your name below, and we will suggest a new public radio-friendly version. The rest is up to you..” (prng)
04.Spring Break Snowboards (above)
“Bored with the current direction of mainstream snowboarding, artist and professional snowboarder Corey Smith decided to do something about it. The resulting line Spring Break Snowboards brings the sport back to the basics with handmade wooden snowboards meant for making beautiful powder turns and reviving a love for nature.” (coolhunting)