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Teachers Making Money On Web Thanks To These Startups

Teachers Making Money On Web Thanks To These Startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

And the number of platforms offering or facilitating online courses, video and otherwise, (often free) is growing fast, including Khan Academy, 2tor, Udacity, Pathwright, StraighterLine, TED Ed, Course Hero, etc.

***** Cool and great. It is time for teachers to be an economically powerful force, or a force consistent with the power they create. Marty

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Mobile Startup Fun Machine - Saving The World One Game At A Time

Mobile Startup Fun Machine - Saving The World One Game At A Time | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Recent Stories: Game of Thrones brings the pain…and not in a good way (review) · Smash, grab, and steal from your friends in Fable Heroes (review) · Bloodforge brings a good, gory romp to Xbox Live Arcade (review) ...


**** Love this quote:


“We decided that launching our first game was more important than telling the world that we existed,” CEO Patrick Curry

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Photos To Video With Slidemotion

Photos To Video With Slidemotion | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Create awesome videos from your photos, video clips and music.

Simply upload your photos and videos, add music and Slidemotion will do the rest... all you need to do is share them.

 

**** Cool and helpful. Marty


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Tiger Pistol Shoots An Angel

Tiger Pistol Shoots An Angel | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Social media marketing startup Tiger Pistol raises angel fundingVentureBeatThe social media marketing company will cater to business in Asia and the South Pacific. Tiger Pistol helps businesses beef up their Facebook pages with apps and tab pages.
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Animated GIFs Wih Gifture, Cinemagram Apps

Animated GIFs Wih Gifture, Cinemagram Apps | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Photos get animated with Gifture, Cinemagram appsLos Angeles TimesThe free iPhone app lets you turn a series of photos into a singular animated image, or a GIF.

***** Cool as I always found creating an animated GIF to be a true PAIN. Marty
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Ease Pain Of Linking Building With New SEO Tool

Ease Pain Of Linking Building With New SEO Tool | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Many bloggers know that external links are the best way to improve SEO, Google Page Rank and traffic to your blog, but how do you get other sites to link up to you? You can learn some of the best practices for how to get external links, but applications like Tynt also help by prompting visitors to share links to your content without you having to lift a finger.

***** If there is a bigger pain than link building work I don't know what it is. Great high PageRank sites know what they've earned and where you fit into their ecosystem (think flea on back end of elephant). Any tool that can help I'm all ears.

Marty


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Ideators Bootstrapping Businesses

Ideators Bootstrapping Businesses | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

We would like to put your startup story on the top page of IdeasWatch and help you put a lot of eyes on your project, whatever stage you are in http://su.pr/2tV7pA


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Zynga Plays A Wild Needle

Zynga Plays A Wild Needle | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Zynga Goes Shoppping Once Again, Acquires Shoptown Hero Developer Wild NeedleAppAdviceZynga, the well-known San Francisco-based social gaming giant, has brought yet another gaming startup to its fold.
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Social Wish Lists Are Too Cool

Social Wish Lists Are Too Cool | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Gift Caddie takes the guesswork out of gift-giving!Now friends and family can always find you the perfect gift.
Join Gift Caddie and show them the gifts you really want!


***** As a former Ecommerce Director I can tell you this is TOO COOL. Wish list selling works when we could get around to it. By making wish lists social they will blow up and smart ecom sites will add TNT into the mix. Add GiftCaddie to the list, getting longer by the day, of easy, cool stuff should have thought of (rats :). Marty

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One Step Entrepreneurs Should Take Before Launching

One Step Entrepreneurs Should Take Before Launching | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
***** Don't want to spoil mystery here, but the one step is not what you think. Marty
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RSS Feeds Directly Into Inbox with Blogtrottr

RSS Feeds Directly Into Inbox with Blogtrottr | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Some people like to use tools like Google Reader to read updates from blogs and other news sources. And others prefer accessing everything directly from their Inbox. I am part of the second group.

 

***** Cool idea and another great scoop from Cendrine (got like 3 today from this new "trusted source" :) Marty


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Find Any Type of Creative Commons Licensed Content with Let's CC

Find Any Type of Creative Commons Licensed Content with Let's CC | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Let's CC is a specialized search engine that can find any image, sounds, video or text that has been published under a Creative Commons license and is available for re-use.

 

Free to use.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

 Try it out now: http://eng.letscc.net/ ;

 

***** Just thinking about how to be more deligent about attribution today and thinking how hard that was going to be to do when I saw Robin's latest great find. Most curators know they can easily change their visual presentation for many things without losing any punch or value, so if it is easy to do the right thing (vis a vis attribution) we do it. If it is hard we may still do the right thing, but chance go down. This cool tool from Robin may solve the problem Can't wait to try and see. Marty


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BREAKING - Google ‘Parks’ Domains by Mistake & Marty's $10K Secret

BREAKING - Google ‘Parks’ Domains by Mistake & Marty's $10K Secret | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Matt Cutts clarifies the error that has caused major fluctuations in Google rankings this week.

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***** Marty's $10,000 Secret - Never Point Parked Domains At Active Ones


Spending a week in Mill Valley, CA listening to SEO Guru Bruce Clay was instructive and helped make me the Internet marketer I am (for good or ill LOL). That week cost upwards of $10k (tuition, long flight, hotel, food and time out of office). One lesson that stuck was NEVER point parked domains to active ones especially not active domains you CARE about. I thought, wrongly, the potential keyword juice from a parked domain could help the core.

Nope, not only is there NO benefit because of how Google classifies domains, but you place the crown jewels, your active domain, at risk when doing so. Clay recommended creating a closed loop ring and pointing domains at the least important URL being held. That way if the domain receiving the pointed to links is banned as spam nothing bad happens to active domains or other domains you will get to someday.

Thre real learning here is don't buy parked domains if you are an active ecommerce company. All the good ones are gone anyway (said by someone who bought a domain today), so consider holding or buying fewer junk domains and if, like in my old job as Director of Ecommerce, you own thousands of domains mostly to prevent others from owning them NEVER point any of them to something you care about.

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Is One Of These Start-Ups The Next Big Thing?

Is One Of These Start-Ups The Next Big Thing? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

The start-up scene is on fire, flooded with apps that are attracting backing from venture capitalists.

***** Think there is at least one Facebook junior in there. One they are missing is MINE, but working on it :).

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Facebook IPO In Perspective

Facebook IPO In Perspective | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Facebook shares opened 11% higher but struggled to stay above their $38 offering price. The stock closed at $38.23. Underwriters stepped in to support shares, while traders complained of Nasdaq trading problems.

**** Read Facebook IPO: Life Lessons For Zuckerbergs Clan to gain persepctive on why any glass is always half full and the hard working artists at Facebook ROCK whether they make anyone else millionaires or not :).
Marty


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Startup Sauna Brings Demo Day Heat From Helsinki To San Francisco Next Week

Startup Sauna Brings Demo Day Heat From Helsinki To San Francisco Next Week | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Startup Sauna, a Helsinki based seed accelerator, announced today that it will be hosting its biannual Demo Day in San Francisco on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Demo Day will showcase Startup Saunas top 10 most ...


**** Cool and only the norse Gods would create a "Startup Sauna" in San Fran. Marty

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Is Bronto The Best Email Marketing Tool On Earth?

Is Bronto The Best Email Marketing Tool On Earth? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Met the Bronto team this week and continue to admire the intuitive, powerful, elegant and sophisticatedly simple platform a group of artists in my backyard (Durham) created. If the most powerful gift is helping others become artists Bronto's team are giants of generosity.

Marty

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SlideShare Alternative: Dynamic Presentations with Projeqt

SlideShare Alternative: Dynamic Presentations with Projeqt | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Now that SlideShare has significanty restricted its free offerings, limiting the size of presentations that can be uploaded for free, many presenters like me have started looking again for valid alternatives.

Among the many options available, one interesting and feature-rich presentation sharing service is Projeqt, which not only allows you to upload your existing presentations or PDFs, but it allows you to edit, extend and even create new presentations containing also dynamic elements (live tweets or blog feeds, interactive maps, audio notes or video clips).


"Projeqt is simple, intuitive and highly social, playing nice with other platforms by allowing you to mesh together text, image, video and feeds within the same Projeqt."


Key features include:


-> Stacks - build deeper inside a presentation by creating stacks in place of individual slides


-> Cross-platform - works on any modern browser, mobile device or tablet.


-> Upload PPT, PDF or batches of image files


-> Embed everywhere


-> Link together and connect as many presentations as you like.


-> Multiple display options



Features: https://projeqt.com/#features 


Examples: https://projeqt.com/#examples 


More info: https://projeqt.com/ 


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F.ounders Hits New York Celebrates New Startup DNA

F.ounders Hits New York Celebrates New Startup DNA | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
The are almost too many tech events in the calendar these days to mark any particular one out as being worthy of note.

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***** Cool new startup conference "Davos for Geeks" celebrates new kids on the block. Marty

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Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools - GigaOM

Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools - GigaOM | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Buddy Media arms marketers with more social toolsGigaOMThe update includes a unified social data API, the ability to track conversions and campaigns across entire social media efforts, and a new mobile content development platform that makes...

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Successful Companies Marketing Valuable Content

Successful Companies Marketing Valuable Content | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why some companies are winning the marketing game, even in a tough market? Here are some examples and what they are doing right.


***** In 2003 I had a moment of unusual clarity (lol) seeing how much Google wanted my ecommerce site to have content, to teach and share not just sell. That nudge from a giant who held my Director of Ecommerce career in its hands was enough to make me an evangelist. Now that we are well past the content marketing tipping point this study shares a common trait of today's successful companies - content marketing. Cool.

Marty 

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Present.me - Launched Today

Present.me - Launched Today | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Present.me is a really easy way to record and share your presentations using your webcam. There is a free account for 3 short presentations a month.

***** Cool like Slideshare but better, more personal and dynamic. Marty


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 4, 2012 1:10 AM
Khaled, shipping tomorrow. Look for email with tracking. Marty
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Twitter Curation From Within WordPress: Dashter

Robin Good: If you are searching for a way to curate Twitter content from within WordPress, this new plugin called Dashter provides all you may be seeking and a lot more.

 

Key features include:

 

1) LISTEN to real-time conversations and tweets on Twitter, with an ear towards listening for topics & conversations that are related to the content you post on your website. Filter out the noise and use Dashter’s listening tools to discover tweets that matter to you.

- You can control your entire Twitter account from within your WordPress dashboard;

- View trends in your social circles, use your content as a springboard for searches, and stay connected with your lists;

- Reply, ReTweet, Quote, Favorite, and all your favorite Twitter actions are available throughout your blog. Listen in on any search, list, or hashtag – or just explore.

- Unlimited listening posts in the stream.

http://dashter.com/tour/listen/

 

 

2) CURATE with Dashter by utilizing its own set of collecting, organizing, and creating fresh content tools. Unlike third-party “curation” tools – the curated content originates on your domain and from your website, and not from your curation service web site. 

- When you curate a tweet using Dashter, not only is the tweet content pulled in to your post, but we also import the people who were included.

- Dashter will automatically import any #hashtags from the tweets you curate as WordPress tags.

- Curated Tweets can be embedded using basic formatting, the Twitter Embed method, or using the popular Blackbird Pie plugin.

- Unlike other curation tools on the market, Dashter focuses on driving traffic back to your website.

http://dashter.com/tour/curate/

 

 

3) CULTIVATE social relationships on Twitter with far greater depth and precision than ever before.

- Targeted interaction;

- Dashter shows you not only the latest connections but the most substantial ones – giving you insight and intelligence ahead of any social engagement.

http://dashter.com/tour/cultivate/

 

 

4) AMPLIFY your site’s social reach.

Dashter includes a built-in social scheduler to help ensure the broadest reach possible.

http://dashter.com/tour/amplify/

 

 

More info: 
http://dashter.com/introducing-dashter-1-1-start-screen-and-curation-projects 

 

 

Pricing: License $65.00 one time, on 1 domain / website.

  

Start Dashter tour: http://dashter.com/tour 

Watch demo video: http://vimeo.com/33056090 

 

Sig-up and try-out: http://dashter.com

 

***** Just listened to Founder Jack Dorsey discuss Twitter becoming seamless with Charlie Rose (Scooped to Curation Revolution). Dorsey's discussion was future Twitter and it was apparent it would be user or partner led. Maybe this is the start of that idea. Will check it out as the ability to form up Twitter inside our WP blog would be magical. Marty

 


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Thanks Giuseppe, this was very interesting
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Knowing What You Don't Know Before It Crushes You - Customer CQS

Knowing What You Don't Know Before It Crushes You - Customer CQS | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Atlantic BT, Raleigh web developers and Internet marketers, have created a new project management tool called CQS.

***** My boss, entrepreneur Jon Jordan, created this very cool idea based on Net Promoter Score (NPS) for tracking quality through the lifecycle of a project. Now all we need to do is gamify Continuous Quality Score (CQS) to make it fun and insure all our customers "play" every week and we will have a new, cool, organic metric for our web development and Internet marketing health across our customers, projects and time. Great to work for a genius :). Marty

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Organize Your Brain With WorkFlowy

Organize Your Brain With WorkFlowy | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

WorkFlowy is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain.

***** Would love to organize my brain. Marty


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