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The FT's take on Amazon Supply.
Amazon noses into industrial supply chain -- The prospect of head-to-head competition with Amazon would fill most companies with dread. Yet the US's biggest industrial suppliers – who provide manufacturers such as General Electric, General Motors, Boeing and Caterpillar with everything from toilet paper to complex electronic components – seem remarkably unruffled by the debut last month of Amazon Supply, a website with more than 500,000 products aimed at grabbing a share of the $160bn market for US industrial supplies.

Happy birthday, Youtube.
YouTube Turns Seven Today, Now Uploads 72 Hours of Video Per Minute -- On its seventh birthday, YouTube is now uploading three days of video (72 hours) every minute. Running that through WolframAlpha comes to a staggering 37,840,000 hours of video per year. That's a lot of cat videos! A tweet from YouTube's official account today says "It's our birthday! 7 yrs ago we introduced YouTube to the world and now you upload 72 hours of video every minute. Wow! youtubeshare.com/5O0"

Just in case you were wondering.
Facebook Billionaire Zuckerberg's Bride Wore A $4,700 Wedding Gown -- Chan was the anti-Kardashian. Instead of channeling girlish dreams of fairy tale weddings, she opted for a white column dress with cutouts that looked like lace overlay. It was simple and modest, the kind you associate with those who are walking down the aisle the second or third time around. Remember Charlotte York's lace Badgley Mischka dress to her wedding to Harry Goldenblatt? Chan's dress echoed the same style. Less this-is-my-big-day, all-eyes-on-me and more of a recognition that weddings are solemn.

Home risk management.
10 Steps To Take Before Storm Season -- It's almost that time of year again. We have emerged from winter and are enjoying early spring. But late spring ushers in storm season around the country. From tornadoes in the Midwest and South to hurricanes in the Gulf and Southeast, the U.S. is very vulnerable to violent weather. So it pays to take a moment and make sure you're prepared before the weather arrives.

- Sheena Moore

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