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Innovation that helps create opportunities and threatens existing markets, creates new markets and value networks, disrupting the existing status quo!
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Most Innovative Companies 2013 | Fast Company

Most Innovative Companies 2013 | Fast Company | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Our annual guide to the state of innovation in our economy featuring the businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their...
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The New DIsruptors!

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openMaterials | DIY smart materials

openMaterials | DIY smart materials | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
OpenMaterials is a collaborative research project dedicated to open investigation and experimentation with DIY production methods and uses of materials.
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nimbleTV

nimbleTV | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Finally, no matter where your favorite TV comes from, you can get it anywhere you are and anywhere you go.
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This looks like a huge game changer for TV subscription services & means local TV content providers can now easily be a global player. 

 

“Our business is globalizing television to make it ‘flat’ and accessible to anyone,” Subramanian says. “nimbleTV creates customer choice because people can sign up for any cable service provider, not just the one in their area, which creates more competition and a consumer-oriented market. It will also lift the geographic restrictions on programming that exist in the current market."

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Rethink Robotics :: Home

Rethink Robotics :: Home | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
America’s first adaptive manufacturing robot. Designed to use common sense and work safely alongside people, it’ll take your productivity to new heights—and deliver a true competitive edge.
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For $22K you get a robot; trainable by non-technical personnel, with no costly programming needed. And flexible and adaptable enough to change quickly across tasks, lines and teams. 

This is v impressive and low cost. Humans no longer required for repetitve tasks!

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Peter Thompson's curator insight, April 6, 2013 7:51 AM

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VOST Presentation - The Basics

VOST - The Basics Presentation. Virtual Operations Support (VOS) for emergency management & disaster recovery makes use of new communication technologies & social media tools to help volunteers aid emergency services personnel overwhelmed by the amount of data generated during a disaster. 

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Jorge Jimenez – Next Generation Life

Jorge Jimenez – Next Generation Life | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it

We believe this technology brings current generation characters, into next generation life. At 180 fps in a Geforce GTX 680.

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Incredible Next-Generation Character Rendering, virtual computer generated reality on a 2 yr old laptop!

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Pheed

Pheed | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Pheed is a free social multimedia platform that enables users to create, inspire and share text, photos, videos, audio tracks, voice-notes and live broadcasts.
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The ability to monetize your OWN content makes this a unique disruptor. & yes, you own your content!

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Big Idea 2013: Unbundling Media

Big Idea 2013: Unbundling Media | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
My big idea for 2013 is actually very small. Much smaller than this article.You see, while the sharing of news stories on social media has boomed in recent years, I often find myself wanting to share
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Pete Cashmore - Mashable: Micro news/article curation for personalised interest feeds

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A very special visit for Carshalton Boys Sports College

A very special visit for Carshalton Boys Sports College | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it

Carshalton Boys school went from 4% pass rate to 100% after starting a fodd for life program! Unbelieveable acheivement that has given the school boys something positive to work for.

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I love the idea that simple natural organic endeavour has created a completely different way of life for these school children.

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SaneBox fixed my Inbox. It can fix yours too.

SaneBox fixed my Inbox. It can fix yours too. | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
SaneBox automatically filters unimportant messages and helps you get through your emails faster than ever. It just works. Try it free for 14 days!
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Email management for businesss that just works - I don't believe it! I'll be testing this over the next few weeks and let you know the results, maybe I can get some time back into my day?!?!?!?

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Amoeba Modular USB Flash Drive by Hyunsoo Song » Yanko Design

Amoeba Modular USB Flash Drive by Hyunsoo Song » Yanko Design | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
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disruptive tech - should shake up the USB market a bit!

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What “Disrupt” Really Means

What “Disrupt” Really Means | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it

"Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley love to talk about disruption, though few know what it really means. They mistake better products for disruptive ones. Silicon Valley was built on a culture of designing products that are “better, cheaper, faster,” but that does not mean they are disruptive."


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Garry Schulz's curator insight, February 17, 2013 7:43 PM

Follow this link to disrupt it to read my insights on this story.

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Enterprise Cloud Data Protection, Backup, & Storage Products

Enterprise Cloud Data Protection, Backup, & Storage Products | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Fast, secure and reliable 3—in-1 backup solution that includes onsite and remote backup software, online storage and disaster recovery.
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This is the epitome of a disruptor: Rethink the problem, build an innovative solution & offer it at lower cost to the competitors, Job done! 

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Building innovative companies using the powerful disruptive force of the Connected Generation (Part 1)

Building innovative companies using the powerful disruptive force of the Connected Generation (Part 1) | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Competitive dynamics are shifting and the rules for success and failure are being rewritten across almost every industry and every business function. Exciting n
Peter Thompson's insight:

Great article on the 1st of a 2 part series on the  two things innovative disruptive companies have in common

1 - an overwhelming desire to disrupt their competitors by re-imagining the ways things are done

2 - they are also guided and driven by leaders who come from what we at TomorrowToday call the Connection Generation.

 

Interesting look at competitve advantage thru history and what that competitive advantage is now.  

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Cyrus: open source 3D printer

Open Source 3D printer with rigid aluminum casing. Looks greats, prints amazing. Low cost and assembled in couple of hours.
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Love this & its UK made - they are generating funding on kickstarter!
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Remix, Edit, Enhance And Share Videos With Popcorn Maker By Mozilla

Remix, Edit, Enhance And Share Videos With Popcorn Maker By Mozilla | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it

From "Introducing Popcorn Maker" blog post by Mozilla:

"Popcorn Maker is a free web app that makes video pop with interactivity, context and the magic of the web.

 

Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Using Popcorn Maker’s simple drag and drop interface, you can add live content to any video — photos, maps, links, social media feeds and more. All right from your browser.

 

The result is a new way to tell stories on the web, with videos that are rich with context, full of links, and unique each time you watch them."

 

Read full original article: http://bit.ly/TTKfs3

 

Try out it: https://popcorn.webmaker.org

 

Intro video: http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/r7

 


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R.G. Riles's curator insight, April 8, 2013 11:06 AM

WOW! Does this appear to be a powerful and promising tool, or what? If you're into making video, you might want to get used to using Mozilla Firefox for a while and then start using Popcorn Maker when it's time to make those new, shiney movies! Wonder what our friends at FAME thing about this?

Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:49 PM

Looks like the ideal tool. Great that it is open source.

Daniels's curator insight, April 16, 2013 10:53 AM

A hot tool IMO, I am soon going to try it.

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Project VRM

Project VRM | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it

VRM stands for Vendor Relationship Management. VRM tools provide customers with both independence from vendors and better ways of engaging with vendors.


To vendors, VRM is the customer-side counterpart of CRM (or Customer Relationship Management). VRM tools provide customers with the means to bear their side of the relationship burden. They relieve CRM of the perceived need to "capture," "acquire," "lock in," "manage," and otherwise employ the language and thinking of slave-owners when dealing with customers. With VRM operating on the customer's side, CRM systems will no longer be alone in trying to improve the ways companies relate to customers. Customers will be also be involved, as fully empowered participants, rather than as captive followers.

Peter Thompson's insight:

VRM will have a large impact on all our futures, learn more about this counterpart to CRM.

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Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked' | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing...
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Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked' Is this the way to change the market place & win trust?
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“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up” | TechCrunch

“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up” | TechCrunch | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
If you love books--heck, if you even like 'em--run, don't walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It's long. Don't be frightened.
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Brilliant piece on the change undergoing the book business “My novel shot to the top of the site’s bestseller list last summer. You won’t believe how little I got paid.” Interesting to see how Authors learn to work with this new paradigm over the next few years. Question is: "Can other businesses learn from this?"
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The clock is ticking on classical book business
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Endpoint Backup, Protection & Availability for Enterprises - Druva inSync

Endpoint Backup, Protection & Availability for Enterprises - Druva inSync | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Unified Solution for PC Backup, Enterprise Mobility and Data Loss Prevention for Enterprise. inSync offers enterprise grade scalability. Start your free trial now!
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Endpoint backup to cater for all the Bring Your Own Disaster devices! I expect this arena to explode this year.

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Now, Gujarat to cover Narmada canals with solar panels!

Now, Gujarat to cover Narmada canals with solar panels! | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Close on heels of commencing use of wastelands in northern districts and rooftops in towns and cities, Gujarat is set to potentially use the existing 19,000 km-long network of Narmada canals across the State for setting up solar panels to generate power.
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disruptive thinking = great use of existing infrastructure & using it for something completely different.
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Mindvalley | we spread enlightened ideas | The Future of Publishing?

Mindvalley | we spread enlightened ideas | The Future of Publishing? | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Online publishers for personal growth and spirituality teachers and authors.
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from the site: How will you change the world today?

Visionaries, rebels, crazed inventors, best-selling authors, ambitious entrepreneurs
and people who believe they can change the world. 

 

The complete publishing solution including DVDs & seminars etc.

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Google Analytics Mobile Analytics And Reporting – Google Analytics

Google Analytics Mobile Analytics And Reporting – Google Analytics | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Measure mobile websites, mobile apps and visits from web-enabled mobile devices, including both high-end and basic phones.
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Just spotted this - yet again the big G delivers the goods FOC putting huge pressure on those companies selling similar services. Google Analytics has undergone a massive reengineering by the looks of it. 

 

Thanks to Gary Morrison for the pointer http://www.scoop.it/u/gary-morrison#curatedTopicsTabSelected

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Business Intelligence Software - Jaspersoft :: Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software - Jaspersoft :: Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Software | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Learn about how the world's most widely used business intelligence suite leverages open source for the best and most cost-effective reporting, dashboards and analytics available.
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ClickShare wireless presentation system | Barco

ClickShare wireless presentation system | Barco | Disruptive Influencers | Scoop.it
Single-click meeting room presentation and collaboration system
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You can't make presenting any easier than this! If you've ever suffered with cables, dongles, F keys & TV/Projector setup etc. this will stop you tearing your hair out and let you 'focus' (getit?) on your audience!

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