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A Trillion Dollar Source Of New Funding? The SEC's New 'Reg D'

A Trillion Dollar Source Of New Funding? The SEC's New 'Reg D' | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
This week's SEC ruling should create a boom in additional funding for early-stage ventures from accredited investors.
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The crowdfunding has just become even more disruptive. A new capital market is taking shape. More social, nimbler, but also potentially riskier.

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Google Reader Founder: I Never Would Have Founded Reader Inside Today's Google

Google Reader Founder: I Never Would Have Founded Reader Inside Today's Google | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google Reader founder Chris Wetherell After watching Google disarm and then kill the product he launched nearly eight years ago, Google Reader founder Chris Wetherell said that if the idea came to him in today’s Google, he would leave the company ...
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LTE, Smartphones & Video are adding up to a mobile data boom

LTE, Smartphones & Video are adding up to a mobile data boom | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
The world of mobile is getting faster and faster and that means more LTE everywhere. It also means less talking, more Facebook and of course more video. The bottom line – we are only just getting started.
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Why Microsoft's Partnership With Klout To Measure Influence At Work Is A Good Thing

Why Microsoft's Partnership With Klout To Measure Influence At Work Is A Good Thing | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
The first attempt at changing the culture of the company was an appeal by the CEO for more transparency.
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Bill Gates invests in academic social network ResearchGate, report claims

Bill Gates invests in academic social network ResearchGate, report claims | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
ResearchGate is one of a handful of companies trying to speed up academic research on a global scale. Microsoft’s co-founder sees the attraction, according to the German edition of the Wall Street Journal.
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ResearchGate, a social networks for academics gets the backing of... Bill Gates.

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Deborah Estrin wants to (literally) open source your life

Deborah Estrin wants to (literally) open source your life | Social Adoption of Innovation | Scoop.it
You may not have heard about Dr. Deborah Estrin, a computer science professor and open source advocate, but she is on a mission to bring open source quite literally to the cellular level.
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The idea of this educational experiment is that data is collected into big collections through a "social" contribution model, bypassing traditional way of controll. this accelerated innovation and feedback that informs and creates a new reality in the same time, suits the Social Adoption of Innovation model.

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