3/22 Eye Openers

Continuing with our Monday Eye Openers, below are the links we’re sampling paired with a brew that’s great to sip and good for the producers as well.

The brewed goodness brought to you today is a new blend for Peet’s, the Uzuri African Blend, “crafted in the tradition of Peet’s enduringly popular blends, but with a distinctly African appeal: flowery-fragrant, silky-smooth, and malty-sweet with dark berry undercurrents.”

In addition to being quality Peet’s coffee, this blend has a social-economical mission as well. Per the client ” Peet’s collaborated with TechnoServe, a not-for-profit organization that helps eradicate poverty in Africa by bringing business solutions to farmers. The Uzuri Blend is designed expressly to support the efforts of African farm families to improve the quality of their coffee, and thereby the quality of their lives.” You can order the coffee online and enjoy an innovative partnership with Shutterfly and Peets–a book and slideshow that tell the good story of this coffee.

And as you get yourselves caffeinated, check out our Eye Opener picks of the week:

Apple generates $75mm day-one on iPad presales:
“Apple has been able to generate over $75 million in revenue in one day on a product that 99.9% of purchasers haven’t touched or for that matter, even seen in person. And, we’re still three weeks away. That is amazing.” Victor Castroll, an analyst with Valcent Financial Group
http://bit.ly/cFEwXG

Related story: Jobs vs Flash Round 1: Steve Jobs
Time code 1:55-Virgin Drops flash from homepage to be more available to iphone/ipad:
http://bit.ly/9rKyCu

Video case study of Goodby’s HP Summit on the Summit campaign that included the designing of a website that was as tall as Mt. Kilimanjaro (plus a bunch of other components to the campaign):
http://bit.ly/crjfVc

Should social sites enforce policing of content contributions? Twitter’s going to start by scanning every url posted to crack down on malware/phishing scams:
http://bit.ly/cjskcu

Need some creative inspiration, or just feel like reminiscing? Check out 100 Years of Movie Titles Stills, an interesting blast from the past:
http://bit.ly/cyzeQ4

Enjoy. Post your reactions or own favs from this week in the comments below. PS –posted this a week late but topics last long, like the flavor of the rich coffee pairing. 🙂

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