Link Up

To show how stories in our June/July 2012 issue of Evansville Business fit into the broader context of world events, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. No Google search required.

No Ordinary Boardroom
In our story “The Daily Grind,” Glenn Davidson showed us around his unique office space at Killer Skate Park & Shop in Evansville. As owner, the shop doubles as a fulltime career and a passion for the skateboarding enthusiast, and comes complete with ramps, rails, and a skater-friendly “board” room. Check out some of the world’s most non-traditional, bizarre, and envy-inducing work spaces.

A Worldly Goal
With a colossal goal of having 3-D versions of every building in the world, Google Earth is relying on the public. The virtual map and geographical information site’s annual Model Your Town Competition, which asks virtual modelers to create 3-D representations of their hometowns, has proven a great tool in achieving that dream. In this year’s contest, the city of Evansville was recognized as one of the top six finalists out of more than 200 entries worldwide. In our story “Building by Building,” Evansville’s digital creator Randall Crane talked about the long and tedious work that went into building our city. Here, see the finalists and their inventory of 3-D buildings.

Apps Got Your Back
In the story “App Attack,” five local businessmen and women shared their favorite go-to iPhone applications, ranging from the popular Pandora station application to calorie-counter app Lose It!. Aside from helping you lose those 10 extra pounds or listening to a custom radio station, iPhone apps have also been proven to save lives — at least for a Colorado man who claims a medical application saved his life while he was trapped under rubble after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read his story here.

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