Weekly Top Stories Oct 28 – Nov 3
1. The world at seven billion
The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth, country, and gender and this interactive infographic can will show you your position in the world’s 7 billion people – pretty cool stuff.
2. A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
“…Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.” – Mona Simpsons
3. Facebook’s Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting A Company Now, I Would Have Stayed In Boston
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Y Combinator’s Startup School in a candid interview with Y Combinator Partner Jessica Livingston. You can watch the full interview here, and it starts around the 43 minute mark, and lasts for roughly 40 minutes. If you have some time to spare, it’s well worth a look.
4. 9 Incredible Tech-Themed Halloween Costumes
5. Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.