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The Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect - NBC News.com

The Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect - NBC News.com | my App | Scoop.it
Want to switch off the living room lights from bed, change channels while washing dishes, or turn the heat up from the couch? A team at...
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The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified-Self Update With The W/Me Wristband | TechCrunch

The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified-Self Update With The W/Me Wristband | TechCrunch | my App | Scoop.it
A lot of the gadgets that help people monitor and track their physical health focus on providing feedback related to physical activity for use with tracking workout data and energy expenditure during the day.
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Microsoft may award achievements for watching TV and ads by monitoring you with Kinect

Microsoft may award achievements for watching TV and ads by monitoring you with Kinect | my App | Scoop.it
A patent application filed in 2011 has revealed that Microsoft may plan on bringing achievements to TV watching — including use of its Kinect camera system to monitor the behavior of TV viewers....
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The iPad Cleverly Detects This Connected Picture Book's Page Turns

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The arrival of the iPad had many predicting the device would wipe out books, magazine, and newspapers once and for all.
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Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder available on Indiegogo

Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder available on Indiegogo | my App | Scoop.it
A scanner packed with sensors designed to read your vital signs and send them wirelessly to your smartphone in a few seconds, any time, anywhere.

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Nadia Ceratto, PhD's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:23 PM

I am glad to announce this new available technology as a step towards to a better "quantifyself " and perhaps also a personalised medicine...

So congratulations to Walter and Samia De Brouwer for this project! 

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Hazards of the Buzzy Startup

Hazards of the Buzzy Startup | my App | Scoop.it
Yahoo's $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr is a fairy-tale ending for the blogging site, which fetched a rich price despite its meager revenue. Many other highflying Web startups may not be as lucky.
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What I've Learned By Leading A Startup--And Taking On Google

What I've Learned By Leading A Startup--And Taking On Google | my App | Scoop.it
Jumping into a fight with Google is something most companies would avoid. Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile explains how his company cleverly carved out a...
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2. Experience matters. But so do intelligence, drive, and guts.
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3. Don’t let speed of growth undermine culture.
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4. Your team is smarter than you are.
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BILLION dollar deal makes 26-year-old America's next tech tycoon: High school drop-out behind blogging site Tumblr sells it to Marissa Mayer's Yahoo

BILLION dollar deal makes 26-year-old America's next tech tycoon: High school drop-out behind blogging site Tumblr sells it to Marissa Mayer's Yahoo | my App | Scoop.it
The deal will make the 26-year-old New Yorker very rich, even though he was publicly opposed, even just last year, to selling the company.
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Seven Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs: What They Wish They Had Known

Seven Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs: What They Wish They Had Known | my App | Scoop.it

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Umesh Choori's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:38 PM

Great advise and filled with wisdom

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4. Use social media, but don’t expect it to fix everything
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Facebook Gets Serious About Making Money

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On the eve of Facebook's IPO anniversary Saturday, how the company tackles revenue is one of the biggest challenges in its short life as a public company.
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Find, Share and Measure Your Favorite Content on Social Media with Swayy

Find, Share and Measure Your Favorite Content on Social Media with Swayy | my App | Scoop.it
Swayy gives you the content that engages your audience

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Forgot?Want to try Swayy out without having to wait? Go to this secret URL and enter the promotion code thenextweb . The first 300 people to use the code will get access.
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Coming soon to a link near you. I see Swayy as a tool that will help guide me in how to deliver content. I need all the tools I can get to help me navigate and select the things most relevant to my professional needs.
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I'am using and enjoy it

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Crowdfunding Tips In 2 Minutes [Video + Marty Note]

You might know Stuart Ashens from his wildly successful (and hilarious) YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ashens He's currently running a campaign...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:01 AM

Crowdfunding Is Marketing Now

Scooped a post yesterday about #Startups using Contests and Games to sidestep traditional PR. Sidestepping is necessary because "traditional PR" lies in tatters on the ground. Crowdfunding isn't crowdfunding.

I had a good friend complain that it would take him as long to crowdfund as to raise money for his startup with VC. I didn't think of it at the time, but the correct comeback is, "Don't think in OR think in AND".

We tend to zero sum everything. Don't think of crowdfunding as zero sum, you do it INSTEAD of something else. Think of crowdfunding as an AND. You create crowdfunding AND you distribute a press release AND you create a social campaign AND so on.

What I love about the Pebble Watch crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is not that they were able to raise $11M, though that is pretty cool. I love the way Pebble used OPP (Other People Platforms) to solve every startup problem from distribution to celebrity endorsements.

Crowdfunding your marketing forces a level of creativity it may not achieve without the exercise of crowddfunding, so don't think of crowdfunding as crowdfunding think of it as one of the very important tactical "AND" moves in your marketing plan.

 

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Kickstarter - AGENT: The World's Smartest Watch

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretlabs/agent-the-worlds-smartest-watch?ref=home_popular The next generation smartwatch with brand-new technology. Wor...
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Can A Fitness Tracker Really Change Your Life? Part One Of A First-Person Experiment

Can A Fitness Tracker Really Change Your Life? Part One Of A First-Person Experiment | my App | Scoop.it
Diving in with the Fitbit Flex, my goal is to discover whether or not a 24/7 fitness tracker can really alter my behavior.
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Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out | TechCrunch

Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out | TechCrunch | my App | Scoop.it
Ten years ago today, WordPress, the open source blogging software, was born.
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Is This Google X's Plan to Wire the World? - Businessweek

To extend Internet access throughout the world, Google may be working on balloon-based broadband transmitters
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Google X potentially connecting the entire world to the Internet... What possibilities would that hold for industry in 3rd world countries?

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How Yahoo plans to make money on Tumblr: ads that don’t feel like ads

How Yahoo plans to make money on Tumblr: ads that don’t feel like ads | my App | Scoop.it
"We're pretty opposed to advertising," David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, said three years ago. "It really turns our stomachs." So today he's turning over the six-year-old blogging startup to a company that can stomach it.
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Emerging Social Tools & Networks | Cisionblog

Photo courtesy of birgerking via ethority on flickr Social media intern Sam George contributed to this post. When we were first introduced to the social
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From 12/4/12, but worth another review if you haven't seen it in a while.

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Wanted: Apps for Galaxy Smartphones

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As part of its efforts to strengthen its software capabilities, Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it will be hosting a global competition to lure developers to create apps for its Galaxy smartphones.
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Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin'

Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin' | my App | Scoop.it
Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.

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How Games Help Students Embrace Failure

How Games Help Students Embrace Failure | my App | Scoop.it

Games, in contrast, depend on failure to teach. They literally push players to the edge of their ability and knowledge; then the best games change or adapt when a level is reached to push players further. In order to succeed, players must encounter and overcome obstacles both large and small along the way. These disappointments teach students to persevere and foster creativity and adaptability – invaluable skills in our hyper-connected, fast-paced, global economy. Here is a look at some of the ways failure helps students and how games support this valuable learning opportunity.


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Main Topics in this piece:


The Benefits of Failure – What Does it Teach Us?

Games and Failure – How Games Use Failure to Support Learning

Choosing Games for Learning in Higher Ed

Barbara Truman's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:37 PM

Great article that beyond collaboration and also leads to crowdsourcing used in the Fold It game. Digital science, digital artistry, digital citizenship.  

Maria Marcela Rinessi's comment, May 22, 2013 9:55 AM
excelente gracias por compartirlo!!
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The Pitch Deck We Used To Raise $500,000 For Our Startup @bufferapp

The Pitch Deck We Used To Raise $500,000 For Our Startup @bufferapp | my App | Scoop.it
A surprisingly generous sharing of ideas (and the actual deck) from a successful fund-raise.
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Elina Juusola-Halonen's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:22 AM

It always good to expand the knowledge on how to raise funds For New ideas. Very useful! 

Umesh Choori's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:29 PM

Ratio thinking - key to success!

Kahssaye Kebede Ambaw's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:26 AM

wow dollar heap for a pitch

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How Your Website Can Become A Hero's Journey - ScentTrail Marketing

How Your Website Can Become A Hero's Journey - ScentTrail Marketing | my App | Scoop.it

Most Internet marketers agree. Your website must be heroic, a quest of and for greatness. But how can your marketing make customers heroes? Here's How:

Ways To Make Your Customers Heroes Online

* Gamification (nothing like social kudos to reinforce a heroic journey).

* Curate and Use UGC (User Generated Content). 

* Contests (who has the best Tough Mudder Pinterest board etc...).

* Leaderboards (part of gamification, but a constant reminder that a game is going on NOW). 

 

Website design tips and several examples of "heroic" websites are included. If you know of great heroic online experiences please share so we can curate in.  

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Elsie Barone's curator insight, May 16, 2013 2:36 PM

Very Good Information;

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Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas Disrupt To Win

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The world doesn’t need another Social Network or a better project management tool — I will wait for you here while you come to this conclusi… (Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas - The Redux via @zachgersh http://t.co/ZA5odsZmuO)...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:19 PM

Startups Disrupt To Win
Agree with Zachary Gerhman (@ZachGersh). There is no reason to devote money and years of your life to an incremental improvement on what is already out there when there are such HUGE needs virtually untouched.

A few months ago I wrote about how Internet marketing must disrupt to win (http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/12/why-your-internet-marketing-must.html) in this well written and comprehensive post on startups Zachary conclusively argues the same idea for startups.

Zachary is working on a sequel so stay tuned.