Twitter creator Jack Dorsey's Square application, which is like a smartphone PayPal for credit cards, has attracted lots of warranted attention for its potential to enable peer-to-peer and merchant credit card transactions in the real world far beyond what's capable today in most countries.
Baseball has returned, and with it, watching sports has become a peaceful crawl. This is not basketball, with screaming broadcasters and artificially generated excitement. This isn't hockey, with its violent collisions and dentally challenged warriors. This is baseball, which is all, you know, pastoral. The announcers are older men who sound like our grandparents, speaking in muted voices, recalling stories from spring trainings of yore. The fans are laid-back, keeping score on a pad in their lap while shucking peanuts onto the cement floor. Most exciting to me, there's ample strategy to observe, as pitchers try to outfox batters who are trying to outfox the same pitchers.
Ted Saskin, the head of the NHL Players Association, is in hot water with his membership over allegations that he read private player e-mails. At the 10 Spot, of course, we don't condone such behavior. Still, here's what we're likely missing by not being able to read the e-mails of other sports figures:
It was a party with a purpose -- and also one of the hottest tickets in town -- a star-studded gala benefit hosted by the Creative Coalition, in partnership with the Recording Industry Association of America.