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5 Ways To Land Customers Who Don't Know They Need You (Yet) - Forbes

5 Ways To Land Customers Who Don't Know They Need You (Yet) - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Raul Pla offers a five-step plan for attracting new web customers, using Dropbox as a case study in success.
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10 Tips on Choosing a Crowdfunding Consultant

10 Tips on Choosing a Crowdfunding Consultant | Living | Scoop.it
Rose Spinelli, founder of The CrowdFundamentals offers newcomers some tips on how to choose a crowdfunding consultant that's right for them.

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5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse | Living | Scoop.it
Our universe may be one of many, according to numerous physics theories.

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A good high-level recap of all the different theories behind the multiple universes concept (yes there are also multiple theories of multiple universes: isn't that meta?).

Gestcash's curator insight, December 23, 2012 10:39 AM

The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a "multiverse."

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Crowd Funding...The short story...Think Church.!

Crowd Funding...The short story...Think Church.! | Living | Scoop.it

Like Church crowdfunding offers a gathering of like mind belief, and allows you to build your following out from that collective belief. You create a project and offer it first to your community, who in turn pass it on to other members, who deposit in the basket which comes back to you. The rewards passed on to the community are not just the rewards you offer but also the rewards of community, by understand why people are part of a group and what your success means to all is a big part of what makes for a winning project. Building a project into a community rally is work plus work and should not be confused with other projects that you believe are successful because of the platform or creativity, even the best presented projects can fail without the belief or understanding of the project by the community.

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Number of graduates in menial jobs doubles in five years with 10,000 taking posts that do not require a degree

Number of graduates in menial jobs doubles in five years with 10,000 taking posts that do not require a degree | Living | Scoop.it
The statistics will worry parents and students preparing to embark on degree courses this autumn, when tuition fees will rise to as high as £9,000 a year.
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10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube

10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube | Living | Scoop.it
Social media verse is full of some best kept secrets. YouTube is one of them. Yet when I think about cultural shifts enabled by social media, YouTube is the place that comes most vibrantly to mind. It's big, wide and deep.

 

In my last post I mentioned that the social media ‘verse is full of some best kept secrets. YouTube is one of them.


This Time cover from a couple of years ago (with the shiny mirrored screen) was prescient, but not quite enough… I’d cross that ‘You’ out and say ‘Us’. Hasn’t it felt that way these last couple of years? How we’ve grown a global collective consciousness?


Despite this cover, YouTube is not usually the first site that comes to mind when thinking about social media. I guess we take it a bit for granted while we wax rhapsodic about Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Quora. Yet when I think about cultural shifts enabled by social media, YouTube is the place that comes most vibrantly to mind. It’s big, wide and deep.

Mature. Eccentric. Probably not what you think it is.

 

YouTube has its Own Language

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Q963MW


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Tico Juliani's comment, June 30, 2012 5:57 PM
This writing on this article had lots of words..but i did not get one real message out of it ..or what it was really about!!!
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5 Great Tips from Kickstarter: Boost Tomorrow's Business - Forbes

5 Great Tips from Kickstarter: Boost Tomorrow's Business - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Kickstarter or crowdfunding? You soon will. Crowdfunding is an alternative way to raise capital to get a venture off the ground.
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Neuroscience offers a glimpse into the mind; and our future (Part 3 of 3)

Neuroscience offers a glimpse into the mind; and our future (Part 3 of 3) | Living | Scoop.it
Hassan Rasouli recently accomplished a remarkable feat: He lifted his thumb in a way that suggests he was making a thumbs-up gesture.

The feat was a remarkable one since doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto had diagnosed him as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), a mysterious condition in which patients appear to be awake but show no clinical signs of conscious awareness.

The condition first came to prominence in 1998 when family members, and then courts and politicians, engaged in a protracted battle over the care of Floridian Terri Schiavo. The matter was finally settled in 2005 when Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state, was removed from life support and died.

Doctors at Sunnybrook similarly wanted to transfer Rasouli to palliative care, but Rasouli's family refused. The doctors therefore sought a court order, and the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the case on Monday.

The court's decision might not affect Rasouli since, given his ability to give a thumbs-up gesture, he is no longer considered to be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). But the case could have a profound impact on the many other patients who have been diagnosed as being in a PVS, as it could answer pressing legal questions about when someone can be removed from life support, and who has the authority to order that such support be discontinued.

The Rasouli case also raises further troubling questions of fact: Was Rasouli's ability to give a thumbs-up gesture an indication that his condition had improved, or was he never in a persistent vegetative state? Was he, and other people similarly diagnosed, always consciously aware, but, thanks to being trapped in a paralyzed body, unable to express his thoughts?
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Seven Steps: Creating Compelling and Credible Crowdfunding Plans | iCrowd

Seven Steps: Creating Compelling and Credible Crowdfunding Plans | iCrowd | Living | Scoop.it

The hallmark of crowdfunding is that collective wisdom will become the standard for evaluating investment ideas. We refer to this process as “diligence by the crowd”. In the normal course of evaluating opportunities, investors go through a process referred to a “due diligence,” a rigorous analysis to test companies’ claims and assumptions. Angel investors perform due diligence themselves or as part of a group. Venture capital firms have highly structured approaches. In Investment Crowdfunding, the process will be driven by individuals who examine disparate elements of potential investments.


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Why VMware Paid $1.26B for 70 Software Engineers

Why VMware Paid $1.26B for 70 Software Engineers | Living | Scoop.it

One of the reasons Google and VMware have been so successful over the past decade, says Eric Brewer, is that both companies managed to snatch some of the world’s brightest engineers from the big-name research labs that petered out in the late 1990s.

 

Over the previous 30 years, labs run by tech giants such as AT&T, Xerox, and DEC had led the computing revolution, but at the turn of the millennium, much of their lifeblood was pumped into a pair of companies that were only just getting off the ground.

 

“At the time of the bubble burst in 2001, when everyone was downsizing, including DEC, the main two high-tech companies that were hiring were Google and VMware,” says Brewer, the University of California at Berkeley computer science professor who’s now part of an effort to redesign the technology that underpins the Google empire. “Because of the crazy lopsidedness of that supply and demand, both companies hired many truly great people and both have done well in part because of that.”

 

Google and VMWare may seem like very different companies. One does web search. The other does virtual servers. But they’re more alike than you might think. Google’s search engine was successful in large part because the company built data-center technologies that could support such a massive application, and VMware is a company that reinvented the data center for the rest of the business world. In each case, they couldn’t have done so without the top engineers on the planet.


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Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business? (Webinar)

Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business? (Webinar) | Living | Scoop.it
We'll be streaming the video of a roundtable discussion about what crowdfunding can do for various businesses between renowned speaker Michael "Hutch" Hutchison, Joseph Barisonzi, CommunityLeader CEO, Scott Bachman, CommunityLeader CMO, Jennifer Amys,...
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