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How to Learn Your Client's Industry (Without Knowing Everything)

How to Learn Your Client's Industry (Without Knowing Everything) | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Is it possible to really understand every client's industry? See how we familiarize ourselves with each client's vertical here at BlueGlass...

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Contact Boostonsvotrestartup's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:05 AM

Fondamental, mais connaitre déjà  un peu le secteur aide:-) 

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5 million households go 'Zero TV' while broadcast TV industry tries to keep viewers

5 million households go 'Zero TV' while broadcast TV industry tries to keep viewers | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
As 5 million U.S. households go “Zero TV,” the broadcast TV industry is looking for ways to hang on to viewers.

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Randy Roberson's comment, April 8, 2013 4:55 PM
They could start by going back to providing decent family programming and spending less time trying to tell people how to think about politics. Broadcast news has digressed its focus into little more than a freak show or their individual political platform. Just report both sides of the news and let people make their own conclusions. We want news, not your opinions. So much these days is little more than an insult to intelligence. Likewise, "Reality TV" is anything but "reality." Just my 2 cents worth IMHO.
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Robotic Puppet Is a Toy and Teacher

Fritz is a robotic puppet. He’s made from laser-cut fiberboard. His brains are all Arduino. And what he does is up to you. Creator XYZbot say he is meant as both a toy and educator. Fritz is currently seeking Kickstarter funding.

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Go places with new Google tool for business

Go places with new Google tool for business | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
What does the new Google Places dashboard mean for business? If you learn how to navigate the tools it can be a new opportunity to stand out and engage with your customers.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:29 AM

is this good or bad you'll need to answer for yourself

Gary Goel's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:53 AM

I still have to Roll with Android unless Apple made a deal with ADOBE yet? Anyone know? I love the smooth interface and camera but I still see blank spots where there is " FLASH" from Adobe. Meaning as a person in Business I don't get full Web. But if anyone knows an app or can update me on that I would buy the ever fashionable IPHONE. But Google is Google and Google has the Open Source Lanquage that give the power of the world to download and create. Apple remains Proprietary and you have to buy their apps or a limited to their apps right? Or do they let people download and build what they  want? 

Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:38 PM
mmmm google triumph? or overkill
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The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips

The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it

Get ready for a great example of an Origin Story. This is one of the most important stories to have in your storytelling quiver ...


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:34 AM

Great concept.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, April 17, 2013 12:53 AM
Colleague David Lee once again comes through with a great blog post all about business origin stories. Here he gives us the origin story of the Make A Stand Lemon-aid. It is a terrific example of the power of an origin story. Don't have a social cause that got you started? Not so fast -- sure you do! You were passionate about some problem you wanted to solve. That's what we want to hear about. This goes for whether you are an entreprenuer or a huge enterprise. We all have our origin stories. They are the lifeblood of organizations. Follow the tips Lee talks about in the article, watch the video for inspiration, and let your passion show!
Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 1:45 PM
Thank you for all your comments/additions Mike, Alison, and Andreas.
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How to triple your business with a little guidance and good software - Phoenix Business Journal

How to triple your business with a little guidance and good software - Phoenix Business Journal | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
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Crowdfunding Success: Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

High technology meets your house plants. This smart garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home.

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Excessive texting now causing chronic neck pain

Excessive texting now causing chronic neck pain | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Excessive texting now causing chronic neck pain

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Lawrence Thivel's comment, March 18, 2013 10:25 AM
No kidding!
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Go places with new Google tool for business

Go places with new Google tool for business | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
What does the new Google Places dashboard mean for business? If you learn how to navigate the tools it can be a new opportunity to stand out and engage with your customers.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:29 AM

is this good or bad you'll need to answer for yourself

Gary Goel's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:53 AM

I still have to Roll with Android unless Apple made a deal with ADOBE yet? Anyone know? I love the smooth interface and camera but I still see blank spots where there is " FLASH" from Adobe. Meaning as a person in Business I don't get full Web. But if anyone knows an app or can update me on that I would buy the ever fashionable IPHONE. But Google is Google and Google has the Open Source Lanquage that give the power of the world to download and create. Apple remains Proprietary and you have to buy their apps or a limited to their apps right? Or do they let people download and build what they  want? 

Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:38 PM
mmmm google triumph? or overkill
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Crowdfunding Market Grew 81% in 2012.

Crowdfunding Market Grew 81% in 2012. | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:46 PM

What are the predictions for 2013? I would say we are on an exponential curve for the next few years. 

haricot's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM

Résultat d'une enquête sur l'industrie mondiale naissante du #crowdfunding #sociofinancement

kalpesh makwana's comment, August 16, 2013 1:24 AM
It would be 99% in 2013...
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Everything We Know About The Galaxy S IV | TechCrunch

Everything We Know About The Galaxy S IV | TechCrunch | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
In 48 hours, the Galaxy S IV will stop being a set of unconfirmed photos and videos from Chinese forums and be a real, official phone. A new generation.

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Photon 3D Scanner

Photon - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone!

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:17 AM

It's fun to see this one taking off!

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Social Media Shoes

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Inspired by the colors of popular social media websites, Italy-based graphic designer Lumen Bigott created a unique line of Social Media shoes. The collection includes Facebook, Twitter, flickr, Google, dribbble and Wikipedia sneakers.

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Colorado is considered among the top growth states based on an increase in the number...

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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:27 PM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

© Marty Koenig

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:35 PM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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How to triple your business with a little guidance and good software - Phoenix Business Journal

How to triple your business with a little guidance and good software - Phoenix Business Journal | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
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Crowdfunding Success: Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

High technology meets your house plants. This smart garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home.

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3D Scanner, nice pairing with a 3D Printer

Photon - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone!

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

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Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million

Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
We knew it was coming. Now it's official.

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5 Sins of Retail Site Design in 2013

5 Sins of Retail Site Design in 2013 | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it

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Meet the Tarantula as Big as Your Face

Meet the Tarantula as Big as Your Face | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Oh, and it's venomous, too.

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5 Sins of Retail Site Design in 2013

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Facebook Slices, Dices Consumers, Refines Ad Targeting to 500 Groups

Facebook Slices, Dices Consumers, Refines Ad Targeting to 500 Groups | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Facebook added another level of targeting to its advertising strategy Wednesday with the introduction of partner categories, a self-service feature that uses data collected from other channels to deliver ads on the social network.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:34 PM

Awesome, Now you can really target your ideal customer on FB like never before.


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Hyperrealistic Animals Created by Painting on Layers of Resin - My Modern Metropolis

Hyperrealistic Animals Created by Painting on Layers of Resin - My Modern Metropolis | ristinaKaed | Scoop.it
Singapore-based artist Keng Lye meticulously produces three-dimensional works of art with acrylics and epoxy resin that lie somewhere between painting and scu…

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:28 PM

Will be interesting if 3D printing can do this sometime in the future. 

Israel George's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:11 AM

Decorative meets Different.

Marty Koenig's comment, April 12, 2013 12:08 PM
No doubt, Israel. Very different.