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Kippt Reinvents the Internet's Favorite Hobby: Sharing Links

Kippt Reinvents the Internet's Favorite Hobby: Sharing Links | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
With its update on Monday, the link listing tool Kippt adds social features that make it a one-stop shop for practicing the Internet’s favorite hobby: sharing interesting links....
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Best Productivity Tools for Early-Stage Startups

Best Productivity Tools for Early-Stage Startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
We've put together a list of all the tools you'll likely need  in the early stage of your startup, up to the point you'll take off and need to focus on different stuff.
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Why content creators need #RiteTag to add reach with #SSO not #SEO

Why content creators need #RiteTag to add reach with #SSO not #SEO | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Ritetag for your business or group: July is free SSO seminar month! Just ask for one, we'll do it by G+ hangout - me and up to 9 of you and your group/company/etc.

RiteTag is free for beta-testers, and even after we go live to the public, searching on some networks will remain free for a limited no. of searches.

http://osakabentures.com/2012/07/ritetag-beta-video/

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Let’s Go Bananas For SEO!

Let’s Go Bananas For SEO! | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Findmycompany.com was tired of not getting attention on social so they piled a bunch of bananas on their ping pong table and are offering an ipad for the person who can guess how many bananas are blocking this Austin SEO company's ability to play ping pong. Here is what I love about this contest:


* Simple, fun and easy.
* Cheap since winner gets an iPad ($500) + Bananas ($500) + Landing Page + PRWeb ($500).

* Funny& Fun

* Reinforces key themes (crowdsourcing, how easy it is to get lost in crowd)

* Takes some time to resolve (could take weeks before a correct estimate)


SEO, like all businesses, is crowded and tough. FindMyCompany in Austin is walking their talk and sure to receive a nice $10 to $1 return on their banana investment. Well Done social media doesn't take a million bucks. Creativity and courage matter more than money in what may be the last Wild West on earth.

Kudos To Austin's FindMyCompany.com.

Marty

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VC Fred Wilson Says 3 Words: Mobile, Mobile and Mobile

VC Fred Wilson Says 3 Words: Mobile, Mobile and Mobile | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
VentureBeatVC Fred Wilson says mobile is where the growth isVentureBeatMobile is where the growth is in startups, venture capital portolios, and user activity, according to a post by Fred Wilson, managing partner at venture capital firm Union Square...

***** As a web designer I feel yhis shift to as new ways o accomplishing our goals become apparent. Marty
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Craft Winning Startup Goals Pitch [infographic]

Craft Winning Startup Goals Pitch [infographic] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Infographics on creating a Success Pitch for Startup business in achieving goals and success early with good marketing and business ideas and models...


***** Done this wrong a few times so appreciate this scoop from someone who is rapidly becoming a trusted source for me - Chintan Jain. Thanks CJ, Marty


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Stuck On This Or That? AdMob Founder Hamoui's New Startup "Maybe" Wants To Help

Stuck On This Or That? AdMob Founder Hamoui's New Startup "Maybe" Wants To Help | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Getting feedback on decisions isn't always easy as it sounds, especially when it involves visual options or more in depth questions. That's a problem that former AdMob founder and CEO Omar Hamoui is trying to target with his new startup Maybe.


**** Looks like a cool decision tool and with the right API could prove very helpful in wisdom of crowds marketing. Mary

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M&A Heats Up: Asia's DropMySite Buys Orbitfiles To Play Backsies In USA

M&A Heats Up: Asia's DropMySite Buys Orbitfiles To Play Backsies In USA | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Singapore-based firm Dropmysite has purchased Orbitfiles in a move that strengthens its North American business and increase its users....

***** These backup plays have interesting names and hundreds of thousands of users. Marty
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Easily Collect and Curate Your Skills Into A Personal Portfolio: Pathbrite

Easily Collect and Curate Your Skills Into A Personal Portfolio: Pathbrite | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Pathbrite is a new web service which allows you to collect, bring together and layout any kind of media content (from video clips, to images  and text) to create a visually compelling personal portfolio of skills and experiences.

 

In fact, Pathbrite can be used for any number of purposes that involve creating a good looking web presence in which one can easily bring together different types of content to create a "collection".

 

A music band video portfolio, a photographer book and list of achievements, a sport master illustrated hall of fame. 

 

From the official site: "Curate all your stuff to create beautiful portfolios.


Arrange and describe all your digital artifacts in a way that tells your whole story—tailored for any audience."

 

"Pathbrite ePortfolios are the best way to collect, track and showcase a lifetime of learning and achievements, and to get recommended pathways for continuous success."

 

Key traits: 

 

-> Aggregate everything about you in one place.

 

-> Import anything digital from any source, including a resume, documents, audio, video, recommendations. 


-> Publish and share your story on Pathbrite or with your selected social networks. 

 

-> Configure and personalize the layout of your portfolio.

 

Examples: https://beta.pathbrite.com/#!/public/Gallery/Collection%20of%20example%20portfolios ;

 

Try it out now: www.pathbrite.com 



***** Looks like Robin found another great tool. Marty
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Bieber Launches Blippar

Bieber Launches Blippar | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

This offering is a world first for an album launch of this size offering fans around the world an opportunity to hear tracks from his new album and unlock exclusive virtual content and features through Blippar. Bieber fans simply point their smart phone at the ‘Believe’ album cover, or even an ad or poster for the album and the image comes to life, unlocking content including track samples, an opportunity to buy the album directly from iTunes and competitions. Users can even have their photo taken with the virtual star which can then be shared through their social channels. Fans can return each week to blipp for new photos and fresh content. A great move from Blippar to hit a mass market. Download Blippar here. Thanks Alicia!

***** Nice idea. How to go from zero to scale, call the Biebar. Marty


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Dreamstake Startup Revolution July 14th 2012

Dreamstake Startup Revolution July 14th 2012 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Dreamstake is a web based accelerator creating high impact startups by linking founders with the support and funding they need.
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Uncovet Moves Into A Crowded Room Where Design Befriends Commerece

Uncovet Moves Into A Crowded Room Where Design Befriends Commerece | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Between Pinterest and Fab and Fancy and Svpply and Wanelo and Lyst and many other similar startups, the social-meets-design-meets-commerce space is nothing if not crowded.

***** This reminds me of how Hollywood gets on similar ideas all at the same time. At the core is the battle between Israel's and text. The first web revolution was about text. It is clear the second is going to be about visuals. Marty
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Share and Collaborate Live on Any Presentation Across All Devices: DisplayNote

Robin Good: DisplayNote is an cross-platform app which allows a presenter to share (over WiFi) his presentation live to his audience, by allowing them to capture, view, edit and contribute to it in real-time fom whichever device they use.


Key features include:


Capture - Capture the presenter's notes, slides, images and video in real-time and all on your own device.


Annotate- Highlight what is important to you, underline key phrases, mark / tag important items for later review, and send annotations to other connected devices.


Collaborate- Work together in groups of any size and on any device. Share annotations with the presenter and other connected devices. Create and join groups for collaborative learning.


Note Taking- Add written notes, post-its and references to any slide, image and video.


Display Control- In presenter mode, use your tablet device to present from anywhere in the room, access and control your desktop, create collaborative groups, pass control to other participant's devices and even view the screen of another connected device.


Private messaging- Send and receive private messages with the presenter and other connected devices while you work.


Any Device, any Platform - Works on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc.) and across all the major platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS and Linux. 


More info: http://www.displaynote.com/ 


**** I just curated a piece of Robin's into Curation Revolution explaining there are times when a straight scoop or curation without much comment makes sense. This excellent summary of Robin's is a perfect example. The other thing I keep in mind on my straight scoops, curation without much comment, is where am I curating too. If I were moving Robin's notes and this new Display Note tool into my blog or my Technorati startups series I would write more, but it can be safely "Scooped" into my Startups feed inside of Scoop.it because that is where I share cool tools like this one. Sometimes I scoop naked first and then go back and fill notes in after I've had a chance to take a pass through the tool. I do this to rescue the piece so I don't lose it back into the sea of STUFF I review daily.

This "naked scoop" reflects one way I use Scoop.it to support curation. When I see something cool, something I don't want to forget, I move it to one of my feeds as a way of archiving and tagging (been meaning to get better about tagging inside of Scoop.it too since know it could save tons of time). When I am writing about mobile I check my Mobile Revolution feed for helpful factoids, authors and blogs. One role this cool tool plays is writer's assistant and note archive.

If I were writing about SlideShare-like tools I would return to this scoop and check out DisplayNote and any other similar new tools stored there as reference and helpful information, but for today, there might be little to add other than, "cool, agree with Robin and will look into it". Part of what Robin and other curators I trust do for my curation is to reduce my sourcing time. Another role to help me form up those philosophical areas I curate such as curation itself, marketing and branding. Robin and Michael also teach me new things almost every day. They keep my mind OPEN as it has to be to achieve any success in Internet marketing.

For what they do I am grateful and hopefully show my gratitude with the high respect I have for great curation and each of them. Robin and Michael (maxOz) don't need my credit, but they appreciate my input, respect and admiration. Admiration because only a fellow curator knows just how hard all of this is despite how easy they (and all great curators) make it appear.

Marty


PS. See my Scoop of Robin's Rewriting News Stories Is Not Content Curation to read Part I of this conversation :).



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Dreamstake #startuprevolution - rebel with us! [video]

****** Cool, Dylan-like video about a group looking to help startups. COOL! I would rebel with these guys to change the world. Great suggestion from Frederic Fadel. Marty
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12 Rules To Build A Profitable Startup

12 Rules To Build A Profitable Startup | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
I've been obsessed with Internet Startups for almost a decade now, and I still find myself consuming as much content as possible about the best way to startup a...

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***** I like the no nonsense tone of these "rules" and agree with most of them (#5 no so much as a RULE more as a nice to have if you can make it happen and lower costs accordingly). Excellent and helpful post from @iamdchuk

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The Leanest Start-up in Silicon Valley & Cheapest Room and Board

The Leanest Start-up in Silicon Valley & Cheapest Room and Board | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Kurt Varner is like a lot of young men trying to launch a business. Except that he's living in his car. It's kind of a necessity, it's kind of a gimmick--and it's kind of working.

**** I want to give Kurt money as I write this :). If living in his car to create a startup is a gimmick it is a great one. Rock on Kurt your car is far and away the least expensive place for you to sleep in the valley. In the meantime, if you need web programing or development help give me at call at Atlantic BT in Raleigh, NC and we will fix you up

Having just returned from San Francisco I can tell you Kurt is right about one thing. Being there is important. There is something in the air, something like the live chance of possiblity. I love living in NC, but San Francisco is where certain pieces of me have lived ever since I first woke up in Berkley at the Claremont staring across the bay at the magical city by the bay.

Read about the time I was the ONLY guest at the rambling Claremont: Martin's Shining http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2009/10/martins-shining.html .

PS. Just received a nice Tweet from Kurt, the son I never had :). Kurt has my help and the support of every one of the 70 people at Atlantic BT anytime he needs it. Kurt lives in his car so WE don't have too (lol). Great spirit and marketing Kurt and you will be successful as there is little a 30 year marketing vet can teach you about cutting through NOISE and clutter. Sleep tight my friend. You have fans and supporters I suspect many of them as I write this :). M

BTW, seeing how Kurt's Twitter is blowing up he won't be in the car another night (lol). Great marketing Kurt. Rock On!

Marty
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Atlantic BT (http://www.Atlanticbt.com )

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Amazon Buys Map Startup UpNext Because SoLoMo Rules The Future

Amazon Buys Map Startup UpNext Because SoLoMo Rules The Future | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reportedly agreed on Monday to buy mapping startup UpNext, the latest sign of increased competition between the world's largest Internet retailer (For #startups: Amazon buys map startup UpNext: report - Reuters...


****** I guess mapping is KING of VC right now because it ties to SoLoMo (Social, Local and Mobile). Interesting move for the least SoLoMo player, Amazon. I'm betting Amazon feels the presure of mobile searching tied to mobile commerce. I stopped by our mall today an it looked like a war zone. There were at last 15 major renovations and moves going on as the recession created by Moore's Law, Google and mobile rolls on and spares nothing.

Amazon's desire to find a SoLoMo play speaks to their desire NOT to be left out. How they execute the stragegy will be interesting. Bet they are going to add a distributed network stores can buy into somewhat like their partners idea.

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Liberty Media To Buy Out Live Nation

Liberty Media To Buy Out Live Nation | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in...
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Cool Eats The World: Apple's New Podcast App [cnet review]

Cool Eats The World: Apple's New Podcast App [cnet review] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Apple's new Podcasts app is free and easy to navigate and use. Let's take it for a spin.


***** Just downloaded this app and it is very cool. Don't let "podcast" fool you, I've been watching videos on mine all morning. Great UI (duh it is Apple), beatiful on an iPad and some of the best new media taxonomy I've ever seen make this app a winner...oh yeah, and there is great content on it too (lol). Marty

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With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The ...

With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The ... | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google for your health ...

***** Not sure how my lymph nodes can be checked via HealthTap, but might be great for colds and flu. Marty

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Power Your ‘Internet of Things’, Another Way Of Saying Your LIFE, With The Imp

Power Your ‘Internet of Things’, Another Way Of Saying Your LIFE, With The Imp | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
The Imps get down to business the moment you wake up: Your blinds automatically open, and your coffee maker starts brewing your favorite dar...


***** Cool, I want this thing just to know my garage door is down. The older I get the more I forget if I did key stuff like put the garage door down as I fly out to the office late and thinking about 1,000 things that aren't related to putting a garage door down. I would gladly like parts of my life be Imp-congroled :).
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Triposo's Mobile Travel Guide: Where To Go Next?

Triposo's Mobile Travel Guide: Where To Go Next? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

iPhone/Android: When you're visiting a new city and have no clue where to go or what to do next, you'll be glad you downloaded Triposo.

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Pinterest Makes It Easier to Pin From Etsy, Kickstarter, 500px ...

Pinterest Makes It Easier to Pin From Etsy, Kickstarter, 500px ... | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Pinterest has been working on partnering with other creative communities to make sharing on the pinboard more inclusive and less of a copyright hazard. On Wednesday, the visual pinboard turned up the volume and set up ...


***** Cool, but hard to imagine how much easier than having my Pin It button on my browser bar :). Marty


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Crunch A Rising Tide Of Data FAST: MemSQL's Next-Generation Database

Crunch A Rising Tide Of Data FAST: MemSQL's Next-Generation Database | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
***** One thing is sure and true the iron is going to have to change, get better, faster. This valley startup may have done just that. Marty
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Brand Thyself Forbes Instructs Startup Entrepreneurs

Brand Thyself Forbes Instructs Startup Entrepreneurs | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Catherine Kaputa image via SelfBrand.com Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea.


**** Not sure I am 100% all the way where this article takes us, but is branding yourself always a good idea? Absolutley yes since brands create a shorthand and "Made To Stick" way to know who you are and what you are all about. Problem is it is hard to THINK about personal branding in real life and real time without coming across as too scripted and calculated.


That doesn't mean you can't take what is out there about you, the stuff you created in an organic way, and build on it. I created "revolution" feeds on Scoop.it at least partially because my brand is marketing rebel. By creating Mobile, Ecommerce and Curation Revolution feeds I stoke that fire.

Good points and Forbes continues to be spot on the digital revolution.

Marty


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