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6 quick steps to help you reach your full potential.

6 quick steps to help you reach your full potential. | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

“What are YOU tolerating?“ Is it self-limiting beliefs? Unproductive attitudes? Unmet needs? Other people’s bad behaviors? Your own bad behaviors? Ongoing frustrations? Violated boundaries? Paralyzing fear? Poor performance? Unfinished business? If you’re honest with yourself, you can probably name at least five tolerations that are robbing you of personal power by depleting your time, energy, enthusiasm and spirit.

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WATCH: The Awesome Pitch By SoMoLend That Won $75,000 At Startup 2012

WATCH: The Awesome Pitch By SoMoLend That Won $75,000 At Startup 2012 | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

A startup with a great idea and perfect timing takes the top prize.

 

Great pitch by a company that might appeal to startups or existing companies alike. Hope everyone enjoys.

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PODCAST: An Innovation Attitude = Career Success

PODCAST: An Innovation Attitude = Career Success | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Phil McKinney, Killer Innovation


Its easy to criticize others about “not getting” it when it comes to innovation. Before we jump on others, how is your innovation attitude?  What do I mean by an innovation attitude?


Do you truly believe that you and your team can innovate in your industry and organization?


Many organization and entire industries have written themselves off when it comes to innovation. I believe down to my core that you can create game-changing innovations in any industry and organization. There is nothing that is off limits.


[Listen to Phil McKinney's Killer Innovation podcast]

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STARTOtv Meetup Page

STARTOtv

Denver, CO
100 entrepreneurs

STARTO.tv is a web tv show for startups. We broadcast the show live, then the music starts and the studio becomes one bit networking party. State of the art sound and video eq...

Check out this Meetup Group →

Folks in the Denver area can use the STARTOtv Meetup Page for the latest info about our Thursday night live tapings, followed by a party at the Starto Loft. 

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Thefuture.fm Has Solved a Problem That Turntable, YouTube, and Spotify Couldn’t

Thefuture.fm Has Solved a Problem That Turntable, YouTube, and Spotify Couldn’t | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Erin Griffith, Pando Daily


Dave Stein knew nothing about code, startups, or running a tech company. Two years ago, he was a self-professed “club kid,” deeply entrenched in New York’s DJ scene in his role as a party promoter.


But he hated the fact that the amazing DJ sets he’d experience at parties couldn’t be legally published and shared online. He investigated the reasons behind it, realizing the problem was complex but not impossible to solve. All one had to do was identify each song within the mixes, track how long they’d been sampled, and figure out a way to pay the rights holders. It was like a slightly more advanced Shazam. And yet, it was something Turntable.fm, Spotify, 8Tracks, Soundcloud, Pandora, and YouTube hadn’t bothered to figure out, perhaps because they’d failed to recognize the opportunity.


Stein recruited an engineer to crack the code, got a desk at General Assembly, and rounded up $500,000 in seed funding from Governing Dynamics VC and angels under the name Dubset. But after a few months, he realized a few things:


1. The technology, dubbed “MixScan,” had uses far beyond what he originally imagined, and new lines of business were presenting themselves left and right.

2. The name Dubset was too similar to the music genre dubstep.


Today [April 25, 2012] the company relaunches as Thefuture.fm. Yes, it’s a streaming music site for long form DJ content, as Stein originally envisioned. But it’s also positioned to create a mini-empire within the growing world of DJ music.


Earlier this month, he quietly closed a bridge round of funding that puts the company’s backing at $2 million from angel investors from the VC and music worlds. An official Series A round is in the offing. [MORE]

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Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street Camera Data Collection

Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street Camera Data Collection | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

Google is facing renewed questions after a report revealed its Street View vehicles' data collection was not accidental


by Eyder Peralta, NPR News


Google may be facing new investigations into its Street View program, which collected 600 gigabytes of personal data including e-mails, passwords, pictures and web searches while its vehicles roamed the streets.


This is not a new story. It goes back to 2010, when the Europeans ruled Google broke the law. But the story picked up steam again late last month, when Google released a full FCC report that revealed the snooping was not accidental. Instead, as The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, "the engineer who intentionally wrote the software code that made it possible for Street View cars to capture emails, passwords and other data from unprotected wireless networks told fellow engineers and a senior manager that he had done so." [MORE]


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50 People In Tech You Should Subscribe To On Facebook

50 People In Tech You Should Subscribe To On Facebook | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Craig Kanalley, The Huffington Post

 

Back in September, Facebook introduced the Subscribe button, a feature that allows you to follow someone's public posts even if you're not friends.

 

It adds an interesting Twitter-esque dynamic in that you not only follow someone you're not friends with, but you can comment on their public posts (unless they turn that functionality off in their settings).

 

Who should you subscribe to? Facebook recommends accounts, including some of the most subscribed to on the site. You can also use the new Interest Lists to find people to subscribe to (search those here).

 

But what if you're just interested in finding those in tech? HuffPost Tech has curated the gallery below of 50 must-subscribes ... [MORE]

 

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Facebook’s Early Shareholders Will Sell Up To $5.5 Billion With IPO

Facebook’s Early Shareholders Will Sell Up To $5.5 Billion With IPO | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Kim-Mai Cutler, Tech Crunch


Facebook’s early investors and employees may sell up to $5.5 billion alongside the company’s offering. Facebook said today that it is selling 180 million shares of stock at $28 to 35 a share. On top of that, other stockholders are selling 157,415,352 shares. Those proceeds will not go to Facebook.


Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is selling 30.2 million shares, or up to $1.05 billion, which will mostly go toward settling the multi-billion dollar tax bill he’ll face when he exercises his options. Zuckerberg has an outstanding stock option to purchase 120,000,000 shares of our Class B common stock at a strike price of 6 cents. He’ll exercise half of it. That’s why he needs to sell 30.2 million shares to cover the taxes.


Even so, he’ll still have 57.3 percent voting control over the company, thanks to an extra 470 million shares over which he has “irrevocable proxy.” That means that while other people own those shares, they’ve given up the votes tied to them to Zuckerberg. [MORE]

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Apple said to have discussed Epix movie app for Apple TV

Apple said to have discussed Epix movie app for Apple TV | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it
Apple held talks to let subscribers of the Epix movie channel watch films on its $99 set-top box, a source said.
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PODCAST: An Innovation Attitude = Career Success

PODCAST: An Innovation Attitude = Career Success | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Phil McKinney, Killer Innovation


Its easy to criticize others about “not getting” it when it comes to innovation. Before we jump on others, how is your innovation attitude?  What do I mean by an innovation attitude?


Do you truly believe that you and your team can innovate in your industry and organization?


Many organization and entire industries have written themselves off when it comes to innovation. I believe down to my core that you can create game-changing innovations in any industry and organization. There is nothing that is off limits.


[Listen to Phil McKinney's Killer Innovation podcast]


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Video Game "Double Fine" Raises $1 Million Overnight with Kickstarter

Video Game "Double Fine" Raises $1 Million Overnight with Kickstarter | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by KIM DOTSON, Silicon Angle


Best known for their hit video game Psychonauts and Brutal Legend starring Jack Black, Double Fine’s founder, Tim Schafer, decided to eschew the convention of pitching an idea to a publisher and decided to use crowdfunding site Kickstarter to pitch directly to fans. Schafer’s intent was to raise $400,000 over 33 days for the development of new crowdfunded and fan-driven, downloadable, point-and-click adventure game code-named “Double Fine Adventure.”


According to an article published on Digital Trends, the first eight overs that the Kickstarter project live it received the full $400,000 and exceeded $1,000,000 within 24 hours. The article adds that this isn’t the first project on the crowdfunding site that has broken one million dollars; but it is certainly the fastest. As of the writing of this article the project has raised at $1.3 million via the investment of 36,481 backers. [MORE]

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Productivity Trick: Pick Your Best 2 Hours

Productivity Trick: Pick Your Best 2 Hours | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by Tom Searcy, INC.


If you aren't getting enough done in your day--and who is?


Not all hours are created equal. Some hours produce more net value–for you, your customers and your firm–than others. As my old partner liked to say, "Some of my hours are priceless and some of them are worthless."


In looking at the most effective executives, leaders and business owners I know, I notice many of them are very careful with their time. This includes the appointments they set or take, the meetings they have, organizations to which they belong and the activities they fill their day with.


Look at your appointment calendar from last week. In every day there were probably only two hours of high productivity. Use the following steps to make the most of them.


1. Figure Out Your Time

Rank your activities over the course of the week into three categories: High Value, Low Value and No Value. [MORE]

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OPINION: CISPA isn’t ‘son of SOPA’ - Dan Kaminsky and Stewart Baker

OPINION: CISPA isn’t ‘son of SOPA’ - Dan Kaminsky and Stewart Baker | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

OPINION

by Dan Kaminsky and Stewart Baker, Politico


Earlier this year, the two of us, from very different backgrounds, joined together to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act (and its Senate version, PROTECT IP). With a growing Internet security crisis, we agreed that SOPA would undermine Domain Name System Security Extensions, a critical security protocol for making trust work on the global scale.


We may have thrown some of the first stones, but SOPA was ultimately buried by an avalanche of criticism. Tumblr, Reddit and Wikipedia, among others, even protested by taking their sites down for a day. The effect was not subtle. SOPA is dead.

They say victory has a hundred fathers. It also has a hundred would-be sons — and “son of SOPA” campaigns have proliferated. In Europe, for example, SOPA’s defeat inspired a surprisingly successful effort to block the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.


Here in the United States, though, the debate has taken an odd turn. After stopping a bill that would have undermined cybersecurity, some Internet activists are now targeting bills that could actually make the Internet safer. They’re charging that bills like the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act represent stealth attempts to resurrect SOPA under the guise of promoting cybersecurity.


There are ways to address this concern, but we must remember the bigger privacy and civil liberties threat: the Internet’s insecurity. All our networks are under attack.[MORE]

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Laser Keyboard that Projects on Your Desk?

EDITORS' NOTE: This video is fake, but what a beautiful fake! Apple innovators, take note: WE WANT THIS!!!

We apologize for getting punked.  We'll be more careful in the future.  This is only Day 1 for STARTO Community News.  More about Starto at www.Starto.tv

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The fact that anyone here ever thought this video was remotely credible says a lot about the quality of reporting on this site... Nevermind that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to project an image into thin air. You really, REALLY needed Mashable and Tech Crunch to point out this was fake?
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Klout CEO Hints at Redesign, Local Feature, Brand Page Update

Klout CEO Hints at Redesign, Local Feature, Brand Page Update | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it
Klout has had a busy few weeks, unleashing an iPhone app, brand pages and a new API. But even more changes are on deck for the still-in-beta service.
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Review of Spotify app for the iPad

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by Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post


The music sharing Spotify has been overdue to land on the iPad, but now the company has made an app specifically for Apple’s tablet. The app makes it easy to work with the core of Spotify: Users can search for songs, create playlists, share them with their friends and look at their friends’ lists.


The app also has a unique iPad feature that makes it easy for users to discover new music. The app features encyclopedia-like entries on bands or individual artists, making it easy to find related artists or link to other projects in which a given musician was a participant. For example, pull up an entry on Bob Dylan and it’s a one-tap road to pull up a separate panel on collaborators like Joan Baez or influences like the Kingston Trio.


Users can navigate back to their original search quickly by flipping back through their search chain. This fills a gap left by Spotify’s streaming “radio” feature, which automatically brings up music from related artists on the desktop. Free, but requires a $9.99 a month subscription, for iPad.


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How Startups Can Build Lasting Relationships With Journalists

How Startups Can Build Lasting Relationships With Journalists | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it
Build strong, long-term relationships with reporters in order to promote your product or service. Try these tips to forge media connections. (Think you know it all?
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STOP! Do not Wish Me a Happy Birthday!

STOP! Do not Wish Me a Happy Birthday! | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it

by CHRIS FRANKS, host of Starto


Amigos, Thursday is my 38th Birthday… I know Old. It’s a great day of the year as everyone gives me birthday love or more frequently makes fun of me for being a grandpa.


But I’ve been thinking and I’ve decided to ask something different of you all this year.


Instead of wishing me happy birthday (or making fun of me)… take 30 seconds and sign up with Kiva.org and make a FREE $25 loan to a worthy entrepreneur around the world.


A donor (not me) is funding a limited number of these free accounts to get you started.


Kiva is an unbelievably cool group and I hope you take a couple of moments to read about the difference they’re making around the world.  [MORE]

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Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street View Data Collection

Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street View Data Collection | STARTO Community News | Scoop.it
Google is facing renewed questions after a report revealed its Street View vehicles' data collection was not accidental.
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