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…Time magazine wants to make you Mine?

Mine Magazine

To combat dropping subscription numbers, Time Inc. has created Mine magazine, a magazine that’s created especially for you.

To make one, just pick from up to eight of their magazines, answer a few ‘seemingly random’ questions, and then in two weeks, the first of your Mine issues will arrive.

Each issue will include stories tailored specifically to your interests, whether providing timely financial advice, helping to find the perfect golf club, or inspiring your next vacation.

Mine might not save print media, but at least they’re doing something to slow the death!

[Time – Mine]

[Via: Advergirl]

…It’s TGI Friday: The Space Game?

The Space Game

The Space Game is The Casual Collective’s follow-up to the uber-popular Desktop Tower Defense, and the goal is to produce energy, mine asteroids for minerals, expand your influence and defend your base. Basically, it’s like EVE, only free and with a lot less options. (Though the menu does look a bit daunting at first.) The game itself is rather clever though, and feels very well thought out, so give it a try and see what you think.

[The Casual Collective – The Space Game]

[Via: Kottke]

…Nauru does billion-dollar laundry?

Nauru Flag

What does a billion-dollar bank look like?

If you said a shack on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, you would unfortunately be correct.

This shack, located on the eight square miles of the island nation of Nauru (a tiny island of 13,500 people located 1,200 miles east of New Guinea) has seen billions of dollars flushed through its system recently, as those that are working with less than legal tender are looking to the island for its money laundering services.

It wasn’t always this way though, as Nauru used to be a prosperous phosphate mine, until the bird dropping based wealth was sucked form the land, leaving little more than a crater and a distant memory of prosperous times.

Recently, Jack Hitt of The New York Times had a chance to tour this highly unlikely bank, and his resulting report is a great read about a country that can’t find its way, and the things that they do to survive.

Care to make a deposit?

[The New York Times – The Billion-Dollar Shack]

[Wikipedia – Nauru]