Thursday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

LinkedIn CEO: By next year, 50% of our traffic will be mobile: SAN FRANCISCO — At a mobile-focused press conference today, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner made some bold claims about his company’s quest to become a more modern, more mobile service. – by Jolie O’Dell –

Starbucks Links Coffee Makers to Web Fueling $27B Market: Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), famous for giving away Wi-Fi that links customers to the Internet, now wants to apply Web technology to its own operations by networking coffee makers, refrigerators and other appliances. – by Olga Kharif – Tags: Personal Finance Homepage,U.S.,Retail,Technology,Personal Finance,Saving & Investing,Technology,Web,Living –

Amazon’s giant biodome approved for the streets of Seattle: Amazon has gained initial approval for its plan to build a huge greenhouse in the middle of Seattle. The proposal has three transparent domes intersecting to form a five-story complex that will contain offices, dining areas, and retail stores. – by Aaron Souppouris –

The 23 Most Wonderfully Scottish Things That Have Ever Happened: 1. This note found on the streets of Edinburgh. 2. This sensible approach to wine. 3. This Glasgow art critic. 4. These pearls of Scottish wisdom. 5. This good news story. 6. The Highlands’ biggest problem. 7. This incredible shop-name war. – by Robin Edds –

Korean patent filing shows Samsung is working on its own version of Google Glass: You can be pretty sure of two technology rumors these days: everyone is working on a smartwatch and everyone is working on a Google Glass-style device. – by Jon Russell –

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