funerals

  • Backed By Y Combinator, Willing Makes Estate And Funeral Planning Easier

    Backed By Y Combinator, Willing Makes Estate And Funeral Planning Easier

    It’s hard to face the business of death when you are busy living. According to one survey, 51 percent of Americans aged 55 to 64 don’t have wills. Even if they have prepared estate documents, their adult children often have no idea where to find them. Fresh from the latest Y Combinator batch, Willing is a startup that takes on the $20.7 billion per year U.S. funeral industry by… Read More

  • CES 2008: Microsoft, Toshiba: We are sorry for your loss

    Is there a doctor in the house? Can we declare HD-DVD officially dead now? I just walked by both the HD-DVD booth and the Blu-Ray booth on my way up to the Blounge (Blogger’s Lounge), and snapped these two shots. [photopress:hddvd.jpg,full,center]
    [photopress:bluray.jpg,full,center] In short, the HD-DVD booth felt like I was at my grandparents’ funeral, while the Blu-Ray camp felt… Read More

  • University of Manitoba holds funeral for mainframe

    The University of Manitoba recently held a funeral for its 47-year old IBM 650 mainframe — four people had to carry the almost 2,000-pound computer as Amazing Grace played in the background. This video is pretty funny and it’s my opinion that all your favorite technology items should receive similar ceremonies. How to really bury a mainframe [NetworkWorld] via Slashdot Read More