The Curator News Feed: March 15, 2013

Do you have a favorite story or article from this week? Here are some of ours! Happy Friday!

Mariners 2013 Commericals, Seattle Mariners/MLB.com. Baseball is a game rooted in the past and in tradition and it wouldn't be the start of another Mariners season in Seattle without the launch of their annual commercial campaign. Any other fans out there secretly hoping for King Felix's High Heat Hot Sauce giveaway night? – Jennifer

March Madness Productivity Loss? It’s a Slam Dunk, Poll Says, LA Times. Only a few days away to the kick-off of March Madness! Great thing for most of us, but maybe not so much for companies. A recent poll claims that the basketball tournament will cost U.S. companies $134 million due to productivity loss. According to this article, being able to live stream from nearly any device these days isn’t such a good thing, leading to not only distracted employees, but also slower Internet speeds. I guess it’s a good thing I’m more of a football fan. – Annie

The Seven People You Need to Succeed in Business Today, Forbes. An older story, but one I love referring back to. Which of the seven are you? And are there projects in your organization that are stalled because one of the seven is missing? – Dan

Google Experiment Takes Movie Trailers to the Next Interactive Level, Mashable. I can’t say that I’ve been excited, or even interested in, seeing Disney’s new Oz the Great and Powerful, but this Google Chrome experiment may have changed my mind. Take a look, and as you’re wandering around this immersive world, try to remind yourself that you’re using a browser, not $50 of downloaded software. The implications for web developers are huge, and this experience may well be a foreshadowing of what everything from movie trailer, musician and even hotel and real estate websites will look like in the near future. – Matthew

Powering Down Google Reader, The Official Google Reader Blog. The one subscription that won't make it into whatever RSS reader I switch to? That blog. But seriously, it's an out-of-the-blue move that, at least in my social feeds on Wednesday, was almost universally received with negativity. I asked for alternatives in a Google+ comment thread, and one person replied, "there's literally nothing else that's any good." Ugh. We'll let you know here on the Curator blog if we find anything particularly likable. – Paul

Wearable Computing: How Technology will soon be Stitched into our Lives, GeekWire. Artefact, a Seattle-based company, developed a prototype for a Pilates shirt called Move. It has stretch-and-bend sensors that can send data in real time to reflect movement and improve performance. It's viewable via web app. This is no dry-fit UnderArmor "advanced technology" folks. They're not planning to release to the public anytime soon, but my mind is spinning at the possibilities. Professional athletes. Learning a new sport or activity. Calorie burn optimization. Depleting Olympic score disputes. What I love most is the company's point-of-view on technology. "We shouldn't have to interact with the technology. It should interact with us." said a designer for the company. Overall, this idea rocks. I wonder if they need test models. Who's with me? – Maria

The New Rain Shadow Meats Location is Imminent March 2013, Seattle Met. Everything about this article—and the fact that each of the new restaurants they talk about are a 45 second walk from Curator HQ—makes me happy. – Scott

25 Clever Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts, Mashable. Everyone loves a good shortcut! These are also located on Twitter’s webpage, but I found this alphabetical/visual presentation to be really easy to digest. – Chelsey