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Ambassador Review Contest

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Coolest Reviewer Contest
Love music? Love gear? You need to enter http://www.Moon-Audio.com's Reviewer Contest.

Share a review of any music you love and you may win the ability to audition the world's coolest audio gear. Want a chance to really HEAR your music? Enter Moon's Reviewer Contest and listen like a pro.





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Easily Add Live Streaming Events To Your Crowdfunding Ask via @Tubestart

Easily Add Live Streaming Events To Your Crowdfunding Ask via @Tubestart | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Live streaming events are an extremely powerful part of many successful crowdfunding projects either to kick off or boost projects on Google+ or Ustream. People love live events but the problem has


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Crowdfunding = Biggest, Best Online Contest / Game
Tubestart just made it easier to connect a streaming event to a crowdfunding campaign. That idea could significantly help the key 1st week when we know campaigns with 25% in are 80% likely to be successful. Cool addition.

The other reason this could be a cool addition, one that may make TubeStart better for many companies than Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, is we know 80% of successful crowdfunding funds come from the sponsoring entrepreneur's network.

Since MOST of the money comes from YOU anyway crowdfunding is a movable feast. You should use the tool that fits you and your campaign best. The ability to easily add a streaming events puts https://www.tubestart.com/  ahead of the pack.


Closer your campaign is to real time more money it will make (and that assumption is something we wish Mollick studied directly...closest he came is noting how important updates were to a project's fund raising success). 

Read Josef Holm's post about adding easy streaming on LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140722215935-106019654-live-streaming-event-on-crowdfunding-page

Read Ethan Mollick's Dynamics of Crowdfunding for more interesting stats.


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Top 5 Android Games: May 2014 - Droid Life

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Top 5 Android Games: May 2014
Droid Life
Here we find ourselves on the eve of a brand new month. Let us commemorate the achievement of the passing of another 31 days with a list of the best Android games from last month.
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Mobile Games are eating the planet.

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Knights, Dragons, Rogues & Blades: 78 best iPad & iPhone games - Macworld UK

Knights, Dragons, Rogues & Blades: 78 best iPad & iPhone games - Macworld UK | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Macworld UK
The 78 best iPad & iPhone games
Macworld UK
Looking for the most brilliant games for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch? With reviews, videos and download links, read on for the 78 best games ever released for the iPad & iPhone.
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Mobile games are beyond hot and this excellent Macworld post shares good, bad and ugly of phone and pad video games.

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EA Founder Trip Hawkins Raises $6.5m for "If You Can" Learning Games

EA Founder Trip Hawkins Raises $6.5m for "If You Can" Learning Games | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Big-bucks Silicon Valley VC backing for company whose first iPad game, IF, launched earlier in the week. By Stuart Dredge.

Ronald Bannon M.B.A., Adm.A., F.C.M.C.'s insight:

Games industry veteran Trip Hawkins has raised $6.5m of venture capital funding for his latest startup, educational games maker If You Can Company. The firm, whose development team is based in London, released its first iPad game earlier in the week. The game – IF... – aims to teach children social and emotional skills through play.

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Educational mobile games is a MAJOR trend. Won;'t be the last money raised here. Good insight by @Ronald Bannon MBA, C.Adm., FCMC


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Games industry veteran Trip Hawkins has raised $6.5m of venture capital funding for his latest startup, educational games maker If You Can Company. The firm, whose development team is based in London, released its first iPad game earlier in the week. The game – IF... – aims to teach children social and emotional skills through play.

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GSN Games Hiring Thanks To Hit Online Games

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GSN Games, the Waltham, Mass.-based game development arm of the Game Show Networ...
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Why every game company isn't exploding right now is a mystery to me. 

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Games Workshop's Facebook Relaunch Is Bang On - Econsultancy

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Reinventing yourself on Facebook? Games Workshop gets it bang on
Econsultancy (blog)
Sometimes getting something very publicly (and very badly wrong) can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
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Grat post about a little engine that could on Facebook, how to relaunch your social presence and why giving up is not an option. 

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Gamification Comes To Sales With New PowerStandings Tool

Gamification Comes To Sales With New PowerStandings Tool | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
InsideSales.com Releases PowerStandings(TM) Gamification Tool for Increased ...
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Gamify To Make More Sales
I started in sales with P&G and M&M/Mars and PowerStandings seems to understand sales people's unique psyche - WINNING. Give salespeople numbers, and almost any kind of numbers will do as long as there is some challenge, and they will beat them, trash talk their fellow competitors and "get 'er done".

Cool new #gamification tool. Marty

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Social Media + Smart Phones + Games = Learn Here

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5 Social Media Lessons to Learn From GTA 5 Business 2 Community GTA V has this awesome feature, where Social Media and Smart phones are being used in the game to take pictures & spread across to your friends on Facebook, Google plus and other...
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Wow, cool three ring circus example here about how to tie mobile, gamificaiton and smart phones into community.

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Can GAMES Cure Cancer: Gamified mHealth App Helping Pediatric Patients Fight Cancer

Can GAMES Cure Cancer: Gamified mHealth App Helping Pediatric Patients Fight Cancer | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Health services company Cigna is partnering with HopeLab to globally launch the digital health firm’s health app designed to educate and motivate pediatric (Cigna launches #mHealth gamification app to help fight pediatric cancer
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Very cool way to teach, coach, train patients with games, gamification and competition. 

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Ireland Travel Stories Competition Seeks Next James Joyce

Ireland Travel Stories Competition Seeks Next James Joyce | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Your Chance To Turn Your Ireland Travel Story Into A 'Pot of Gold'. Read travel stories by others.
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Turn your Jame Joyce tendencies into money :).

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Are You A Good SPY? Strange Secret Ubisoft WatchDogs Contest

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Find The Contest

Ubisoft's new WatchDogs game is strange, cool and creepy. The game is a hybrid of real life data and the creation of a game's ecosystem. Here is the preview video:

http://youtu.be/VjtlG5ElwDk

 

I love the concept of combining a GAME with real life data (cool). There is a contest hidden out there somewhere that asks you to act like a NSA spy. You first mission, Mr. Phelps, may be finding the contest entry form (good luck with that). 

I think Ubisoft's idea to wrap a game around Big Data is fascinating and a trend with legs. Can we gamify everything? Once everything is digital, and we are headed there fast, why not.  

 
If you find the contest entry gateway send it to me and I will post it, but life is too short for more looking (lol). M  

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Rogério Rocha's comment, July 20, 2013 4:51 PM
Nice scoop, Marty! Very interesting!
Maroiane Naami's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:57 PM

This is crazy!

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Coolest Google Plus Header Contest: Enter By 7.4

Coolest Google Plus Header Contest: Enter By 7.4 | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Creating cool Google Plus Headers takes WORK and SKILL. If you've found or created a cool one share it with the world:

http://eepurl.com/Bp_79  (FORM to ENTER)

We will curate a handful of "semi-finalist" and begin voting on 7.5.

Wisdom of Crowds will find 3 top vote getters.

These Finalists will go before the man (our 3 judge panel).

Prizes will be awarded.

Prizes will come from the Story of Cancer Store
http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/

Who has the coolest G+ Header? You maybe?

Rock On and ENTER the G+ Header Contest.

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Summer HiFi Headphone Setup Contest

Summer HiFi Headphone Setup Contest | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Last week to Win A Dragon
Moon Audio, creators of the best audio cables in the world (I have their Silver Dragons on my Shure SE earphones and love 'em) want to give their magical cables ($300 value) to someone with the coolest headphone / music setup. Easy to enter. Take a picture of your setup and tweet @Moon_Audio.

Good luck and let the best summer setup WIN!

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Summer Headphones & Hifi Setup Contest by @Moon_Audio | Listly List

Tweet Your Summer HiFi Setup Pics to @Moon_Audio

What are you listening to this summer? Share pics of your gear and you might win a custom Black Dragon V2 headphone cable!

Entering is easy!

1. Take a picture of your hifi music set up.
2. Tweet your setup pic to @Moon_Audio.

3. Our expert panel will review submissions and select their favorites.

4. Our expert panel’s favorite will win a customized 5′ Black Dragon V2 headphone cable – valued at up to $299

Enter & Vote Now! | Fostex TH-900 + Fiio X5, Portable HiFi Studio - Buenos Aires, Denon 2000 & Westone W3 In Ear Monitor, @Audeze LCD-X & @ChordAudio Hugo. Lovely!, Phil's #Summersetup #lowfi, Sennheiser HD 700 with Black Dragon V2 headphone cable, and Silver Dragon V1 IEM + JH Audio JH-16 + Sony PHA-1
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Just entered my music setup in Moon Audio's Summer Setup Contest. Some great pictures coming in of music gear from around the world.

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Yu-kai Chou Got Game: The #Gamification Daily Paper.li Rocks via @yukaichou

Yu-kai Chou Got Game: The #Gamification Daily Paper.li Rocks via @yukaichou | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

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Yu-Kai Chou has more than just the colest name I can't pronounce, Chou's got GAME. You want game to, trust me you do, then follow @youkaichou on the bird and find his great Gamification Daily Paper.li here: paper.li/yukaichou/cool-peeps

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Future Of Cloud Gaming Is Almost Upon Us

Future Of Cloud Gaming Is Almost Upon Us | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality - So which technology do we look to, which will allow us this needed increase in reactive response? Two words: virtual reality.

Via Peter Azzopardi
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

How can we adapt "cloud gamiing" to business? Can we use the cloud to store WHO and WHERE information to "match the hatch" of where you are and what you are doing and then make a game out of all of it? 

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 5, 2014 5:56 PM

Given that true virtual reality hardware is pretty much non-existent at this point, current games are extremely limited.

Justin Perkins's curator insight, June 17, 2014 5:18 AM

VR is coming, prepare yourselves... FOR THE FUTURE.

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The Business of Gamification | Infographic via Visual.ly

The Business of Gamification | Infographic via Visual.ly | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Gamification has quickly become a super trend in marketing, customer retention and employee engagement. Check out this new infographic: The Business of Gamification.

Marty Note
Not sure why this is an infographic, but information is helpful and well presented. Gamification WORKS online. Don't be turned off by the famous Forrester report saying 80% of all gamification will fail. Duh, 80% of anything online fails. Gamification connects visitors to your content or THEIR content on YOUR website (even better). Gamification rocks online marketing.  

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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:43 AM

Martin W. Smith dice que la Gamificación se ha convertido rápidamente en un super tendencia de marketing, la retención de clientes y el engagement. 

 

Pin de la infografía:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/338121884495850190/

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Social Gamers Profile Infographic

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We know that gamification and games have some common elements. That does not mean that the profiles of the participants in the process of successful (RT @veryhisocial: What is The Profile of Social Gamers?

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Great infographic showing the rich diversity of the "social gamer" space.

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John van den Brink's comment, December 17, 2013 12:46 PM
Great infographic Martin!
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Photo contest: My Favorite Picture of You - Advocate Media

Photo contest: My Favorite Picture of You - Advocate Media | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Advocate Media
Photo contest: My Favorite Picture of You
Advocate Media
Advocate editors want your favorite photo of your spouse, significant other and/or one true love. Not in a creepy way.
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3 MOST Important Words In Internet Marketing? Games, Gamification and Gamify

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How games can organize millions of people to accomplish great things (book ...
PandoDaily (blog)
Von Ahn told me he and his team had to work hard to gamify Duolingo, because at its core it's not a game.
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3 Most Important Words In Internet Marketing: Games, Gamification, Gamify

Why MUST Internet marketers understand games and gaming? Because the wall between THEM (game developers) and US (Internet marketers) is coming down FAST, very fast. There are three reasons for this soon to be tsunami trend:

* Web 3.0.
* How Online Environments Work.
* Human nature.

Web 3.0
We are creating CureCancerStarter.org right now and there are many new rules about web development that reflect where we are going already such as:
* The site is highly responsive (looks good no matter what kind of devices is looking at it).

* This new site uses a Content Delivery Network and the cloud to cache and shuffle information in so fast old rules about image size and speed (bigger = slow) almost don't apply.
* The site is "appified" or designed in a series of Lego-like modules some canned, some written by us from scratch.


Web development is going someplace very different and where we are going is where many video developers already live with extensive branding algorithms to determine what gest shown in what situations.  Soon your "website" will be a series of rules, text and images capable of being combined on the fly in an almost infinite variety of highly converting webpages.

Online Environments
Online environments are very video game like from the jump. Online starts COLD and HARSH and we web designers and developers PLAN how to warm them up. We create a series of linked "journeys" through our information.

If "a series of linked journeys" sounds like Joseph Campbell and Hero With A Thousand Faces you win a cookie. Ideally our environments are heroic and they transfer elements of courage, joy and love to our visitors. Sounds like video games again.

Human Nature
We like to compete, compare and contrast. We seek affinity groups and develop our sense of self, at least partially; from the feedback loops provided by our "like me" groups.

The social web is a "peer group" compare, compete and contrast engine. The more we compare, contrast and compete the more fun we have. Sounds like video games again.

I'm going to read Adam's book and report back once I am in reading mode again (after launching CureCancerStarter, cowdfunding cancer research, and CureCancerStore.org, shop to cure cancer, next week. Phase II development for both of those very new ideas is games, gamification and to gamify.

 

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John van den Brink's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:17 PM

Great scoop by Martin and pay attention to his insight! 

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Braid Video Game Rocks TIME In A Very COOL Way, Could ECOM?

Braid Video Game Rocks TIME In A Very COOL Way, Could ECOM? | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

If you don't know Braid check out this great movie on Netflix:
http://amzn.to/166MWcD (link is to Amazon since it is impossible to link in Netflix) Great documentary about the fierce creativity of independent video game creators. 

Braid played with TIME providing a rewind tool. Very cool idea and one I can't help but wonder if it could help ecommerce. It is easy to get lost in ecom these days. What if we could rewind by levels.

So a short rewind might be equal to a single back link, where a moderate might be back three clicks. As long as we are in there manipulating time could we create a "rewind with benefits" feature where our algorithms rewind a customer to where they seem to want to really be going or to find what they seem to be trying to find.

Cool idea and cool game.  

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Boobjam, Games & Women - Why A Contest About Creating A Video Game Is Subversive

Boobjam, Games & Women - Why A Contest About Creating A Video Game Is Subversive | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Cara Ellison: US writer Jenn Frank is curating a competition, challenging entrants to write a game about breasts (RT @jemimakiss: Guardian Tech >> Boobjam – politics of breasts in video games: http://t.co/6F5VSpx952)...
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

This is an interesting artcle. Stick with it as it delves into the sociology of being a woman in the world today. The concept seems simple - create a video game about breasts. Turns out not so much.

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Win A Scholarships To Beer Camp With A Great Video

Win A Scholarships To Beer Camp With A Great Video | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Due September 30th, 2013 - Grab your camera, snag your cell phone, push record and send Sierra Nevada your mini-masterpiece to win your chance to come to Beer Camp. Use your imagination and come up with a unique way to show that ...
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Gee, create a cool video about why you should go to Sierra Nevad's "Beer Camp'...how tough can that be (lol). Only 10 out of state (CA) residents win an invitation to camp,so make your, "Why I love beer," video special and you may be headed to beer camp.

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Nissan Versa Video Contest On Instagram, Vine

Nissan Versa Video Contest On Instagram, Vine | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
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Video On Instagram, Vine Are Co-Passengers In Campaign For 2014 Nissan ...
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Readers: Is Nissan's Your Door to More Video Contest a good example of innovative use of Video on Instagram by brands?
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Cool, I have a Versa (bought it because it is spunky and I can get my bicycle in it), so may just ENTER this cool contest.

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Tyler Negus Snidow's comment, July 11, 2013 5:51 PM
post a link to your video when it's done!