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Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches

Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
At an age when most people are just thinking about what they want to do with their lives, one 19 year old is inventing a method of cleaning up the ocean's plastic garbage patches.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:54 AM

I'll bet he could crowdfund this!

Urban Book Editor's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:37 AM

Brilliant!

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Trending to $1.1M: THE 10-YEAR HOODIE: Built for Life, Backed for a Decade!

EVERY STITCH TELLS A STORY: A Premium Sweatshirt Designed for Life, Guaranteed for a Decade and Backed with FREE Mending!

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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Action icons also added, including eating, reading, watching, and drinking

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:17 PM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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Personalize your savings this spring.

Personalize your savings this spring. | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:24 AM

This is a brilliant email campaign. 

1. It draws you in, and compels you to pick your area of focus for the season. 

2. It's clean, simple, and not cluttered with a huge colored rectangle around it with blocks of "color for the sake of color" like I see so many from the liks fo Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. 

3. It begs you to read it - people LOVE to put themselves in categories. What category are you?


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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections

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Val&co's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:14 AM

Et une bonne leçon de management dans le même temps

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The Veronica Mars Movie Project

Here it is. Our one shot to see a Veronica Mars movie happen. Kristen is in. I'm in. Let's do it!

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, March 17, 2013 6:15 PM

$3.6M raised on a $2M goal. The trending forcast has it reaching $22.5M. I can imagine they can do a full length hit movie for that amount. You? 

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Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You : NPR

Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You : NPR | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Researchers say a study of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users says their "likes" can be used to accurately predict everything from their sexual orientation to their political views.

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:31 AM

You must to know this!

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Colorado is considered among the top growth states based on an increase in the number...

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Honored to be a panel member - Crowdfunding PRO and CONTRA

Honored to be a panel member - Crowdfunding PRO and CONTRA | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Crowd funding conference 2013 in Denver

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:58 PM

I am honored to be invited as a panel member at this outstanding event. 


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http://bit.ly/CrowdfundingChecklistonCrowdsourcingORG

Nacho Vega's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:32 AM

Interesting: "a unique opportunity for non-profits, entrepreneurial and creative community to learn about the options to raise money for their projects."

 

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SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal

SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
An outpouring of blog posts and comments portrayed the tech industry as a hostile...

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:27 AM

Interesting how this blew up. Did Jim Franklin make the right decision? What do you think?

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Crowdtilt Raises $12M from Sean Parker, Andreessen Horowitz, others

Crowdtilt Raises $12M from Sean Parker, Andreessen Horowitz, others | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
In the crowdfunding world, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have begun to creep into mainstream culture, thanks in large part to social media.

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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:17 PM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:27 PM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:35 PM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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Whoopi Goldberg Tells Indiewire Why She Is Using Kickstarter to Fund Her Directorial Debut

Whoopi Goldberg Tells Indiewire Why She Is Using Kickstarter to Fund Her Directorial Debut | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Celebrities using Kickstarter to raise money for a venture is nothing new. "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder, author Neil Gaiman and musician Amanda Palmer have all done it.

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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections

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Val&co's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:14 AM

Et une bonne leçon de management dans le même temps

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The State of Crowdfunding Worldwide

The State of Crowdfunding Worldwide | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
A look around the world at the growth of crowdfunding, from Latin America to Europe.

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Fernando Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:53 PM

Sooner than later money is going to be accessible from the natural source: people!

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Crowdfunding Success: Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

High technology meets your house plants. This smart garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home.

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What is a Natural Storyteller?

What is a Natural Storyteller? | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it

"You know that feeling, when you can’t wait to get home to tell your significant other about the crazy thing that just happened at work? The second you walk through the door, even before you kick off your pinchy-toe shoes, you’re saying, “You’re not going to believe this . . .” as you launch into the story, complete with revealing hand gestures, passion, and well timed pauses that effortlessly build to the riveting climax."


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 12:37 PM
And many thanks to Denyse, Comeja, Two Pen's, and Os's additional comments pointing out the value of this article.
Ally Greer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:29 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I love telling stories. (Usually more than once.) The above excerpt essentially describes every single day of my life. Sharing life experiences with people who mean something to me is what makes these experiences that much more exciting.


Read below, as Karen Dietz sums up my thoughts way better than I ever could. Thanks Karen and Gregg!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:11 AM
I am a Realtor not a writer. I still have to use the story in both pictures and words to tell the story of a home I am selling. It is true a picture is worth a thousand words and together a picture and a caption should be not just information but a story. Call me. I can show you the difference.
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Do startups need their own stock exchange? This VC thinks so

Do startups need their own stock exchange? This VC thinks so | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Howard Leonhardt is launching the California Stock Exchange, along with a crowdfunding engine, Cal-X Crowdfund and a startup incubator, Cal-X Stars.

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, March 16, 2013 11:05 AM

More and more traction in the crowd funding space - however for me rather than an Exchange in a specific location I think that there need to be Exchanges for specific industries 

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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections

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Val&co's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:14 AM

Et une bonne leçon de management dans le même temps

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Use Gaffers Tape to Customize the Catch Lights In Your Subject's Eyes

Use Gaffers Tape to Customize the Catch Lights In Your Subject's Eyes | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Photographer Nick Fancher tells us that he recently came up with an interesting way of customizing the catch light in subjects' eyes. If, in your portr

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Crowdfunding Success: Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

High technology meets your house plants. This smart garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home.

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

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Workers in Chicago expect flexibility about where and when they work -- Ernst & Young - Chicago Business Journal

Workers in Chicago expect flexibility about where and when they work -- Ernst & Young - Chicago Business Journal | CheriePacheco | Scoop.it
Survey of 600 workers in Chicago by Ernst & Young finds strong support for flexible work hours and work places and more use of contract workers in the economy.

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