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A must see Kickstarter campaign.

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Landfill harmonic movie

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This is a really cool and inspiring concept

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Marty Koenig's comment, May 9, 2013 11:28 PM
It sure is, Paul. Spread the word!
Terje Sand's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:12 AM

Erfarte en lignede historie i Sør Afrika - Soweto - sammen med Arts & Business for noen år siden - vektlagt hvordan de unge musikerne ga tilbake til sitt samfunn den mulighet de fikk gjennom musikken.

 

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Talking Transmedia with J.C. Hutchins [The Future of Transmedia Storytelling]

Jay Ferguson and J.C. Hutchins discuss how mainstream television broadcasters are beginning to see transmedia storytelling as a legitimate, perhaps even nece...

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Listen to what these guys say as they are right on the point and there is a solution coming soon

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:23 PM

Interesting stuff. I'd need to meet some more of the TV people these guys are meeting :)

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How to Create Financial Projections for Crowdfunding

How to Create Financial Projections for Crowdfunding | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Step by step instructions for creating financial projections for your crowdfunding campaign.

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Radio 2020's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:31 PM

Plenty of detail here

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What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video | TechCrunch

What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video | TechCrunch | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Every now and then I see something so ridiculously stupid, it's just begging to be called out.

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Some key threads here we all need to take on board

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 22, 2013 9:19 PM

This advice is spot on. Startups: PAY ATTENTION to this. I have seen them all too, and my advice is exactly what's written here. 

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Who Are The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013? - Forbes

Who Are The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013? - Forbes | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Who are the top 50 social media influencers for 2013?

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:38 PM

I think it's cool that Lori Ruff beat out Gary Vaynerchuck, Chris Voss, and Mike O'Neil.

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Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview)

Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview) | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?

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This could be a trend for the future something I would have consider when I was 19 for sure.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:46 AM

Sharp perspective on entrepreneurship from a 19 year old. If all entrepreneurs had this fresh yet oddly wise view, more startups would have some success.


When the initial focus is on creating the absolutely best user experience possible, and not letting monitization get in the way or simplicity and ease of use, you have a winner.


The problem is, most angel investors (at least the seasoned ones) will not be able to look past NOT having a business model/financial projections. The enlightened few will get it. LIke the enlightened few entrepreneurs will get matched up with them.


I expect this approach to take years to take hold. I suppose twitter and facebook started this way.  

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Crowdfunding Market Grew 81% in 2012, Finds massolution Industry Report

Crowdfunding Market Grew 81% in 2012, Finds massolution Industry Report | TruLocal Media News | 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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Social Influencers: Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked and Misused Resource | Business 2 Community

Social Influencers: Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked and Misused Resource | Business 2 Community | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
It is hard to believe that in a digital world where people are so connected, it still seems to be completely difficult for businesses to use that to their

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Art Jones's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:43 PM

Social Influencers are only overlooked by those uninitiated to why we help our clients establish thought leadership in their marketspace. 

R.G. Riles's curator insight, April 8, 2013 11:08 AM

Any explanation required?

Jeannette Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:58 PM

I would have liked to see Pinterest compared also because I believe people directly shop from posted images shared there

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Google unveils shopping and same-day delivery service

Google unveils shopping and same-day delivery service | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Google Shopping Express could give Amazon Prime a run for its money

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Interesting as these services are all returning us to connecting with local business and local delivery after we have all lost a sense of community

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Growthology: Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Crowdfunding

Growthology: Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Crowdfunding | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
There is a lot of buzz out there these days about crowdfunding.

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Interesting to see it out mapped out

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Do startups need their own stock exchange? This VC thinks so

Do startups need their own stock exchange? This VC thinks so | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Howard Leonhardt is launching the California Stock Exchange, along with a crowdfunding engine, Cal-X Crowdfund and a startup incubator, Cal-X Stars.

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More and more traction in the crowd funding space - however for me rather than an Exchange in a specific location I think that there need to be Exchanges for specific industries 

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Is Software Eating Broadcast Tech? | The Future Of TV

Is Software Eating Broadcast Tech? | The Future Of TV | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it

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This is the future of broadcasting and its the cutting edge of new media

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Jan Bergmans's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:37 AM

Cookie Monster ;-)

Paul K Saunders's comment, March 14, 2013 11:33 AM
This all about the future and the its the cutting edge of new media broadcasting
Mercor's curator insight, March 14, 2013 2:38 PM

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Kickstarter comes of age as crowd-funded documentary ‘Inocente’ wins Academy Award

Kickstarter comes of age as crowd-funded documentary ‘Inocente’ wins Academy Award | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter just got some serious validation after the documentary short film Inocente became the first Kickstarter project to win an Oscar.

Late last week, ...

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Wow how far and how fast crowd funding has come

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The Dawn of Transmedia Activism

A mini-documentary about the emergence of Transmedia activism..

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The media world is changing and its time to be a part of the change

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:03 AM

Do have a look, featuring Henry Jenkins etc.

Peter Sampson's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:47 PM

Henry Jenkins comments

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran to Join Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran to Join Equity Crowdfunding Site | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it

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Not so fast, Google; CenturyLink launches 1 gig residential Internet

Not so fast, Google; CenturyLink launches 1 gig residential Internet | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
CenturyLink plans to hook up 48,000 homes in Omaha, Neb., to 1 gigabit Internet ...

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How to Increase Engagement with Your Audience

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  At its core engagement boils down to one key idea. You have to remember that there is a human being on the other end of every tweet, status updat

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The developing the connection with a person is most important in the process of building community 

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Sunil Malhotra's comment, April 23, 2013 1:22 AM
Social Media is more about social than technology. I will say this again and again and again.
Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:23 AM

Technology creates the platform and people create the connections. QED

OneSpring's comment, April 23, 2013 4:34 PM
Excellent answer Sunil! It follows the old adage about "Teaching a man to fish..."
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David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish

David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose to Self-Publish | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Self-publishing is expanding beyond first-time writers who can’t get deals, as big names like the playwright and author David Mamet are choosing this route, another sign that digital disruption is reshaping the publishing market.

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So now the writers are joining the musicians in doing it themselves way to go

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M. W. Catlin's curator insight, April 17, 2013 12:03 PM

More trouble for Big Box Media.

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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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I will be checking it out for sure

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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.

 

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

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You : NPR

Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You : NPR | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Researchers say a study of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users says their "likes" can be used to accurately predict everything from their sexual orientation to their political views.

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:31 AM

You must to know this!

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Socks that Start Businesses

Socks that Start Businesses | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
We make socks that start businesses.

20% of proceeds from each pair of our bold, creative, luxury socks goes towards micro loans for entrepreneurs.

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Got to love the simple ideas 

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:48 AM

Shoes, Socks, what's next? I'm guessing jeans. 

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Backed By Kickstarter And Full Of Tech Cameos, ‘The Startup Kids’ Movie Debuts On iTunes | TechCrunch

Backed By Kickstarter And Full Of Tech Cameos, ‘The Startup Kids’ Movie Debuts On iTunes  | TechCrunch | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
From an economic perspective, the fall of 2008 brought dark days all over the world.

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This reminds me that we need to focus on the next generation as they have the creative lead we need to connect with
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Transmedia Takeaways from SXSW

Transmedia Takeaways from SXSW | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.

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SWSW is always a melting pot of brand new ideas and technologies so here are some of the takeaways this year.

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Gallaga: Crowdfunding a hot topic at SXSW Interactive with...

Gallaga: Crowdfunding a hot topic at SXSW Interactive with... | TruLocal Media News | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding, one of the dominant themes of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival, has come to mean raising money from a big group of people toward a common goal or product.

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Its the future of business funding as it makes so much sense - as it creates both money and buzz for a start up business while proving out if the idea has traction

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Dave Phillipson's comment, March 14, 2013 10:25 AM
There shouldn't be. This is a shame. Even in the article, all it does is talk about the successes. It doesn't mention that 60% of all Kickstarter projects that are funded, never progress.

People are taking the money and running, without any recourse.

There are many extolling the 'virtues' of Crowdfunding.   There are many more who claim they are experts on the matter.   We hear stories every day of stories of great things.    What we don't hear, is that there are just as many failures.   The famed Kickstarter project has 85,000 smartwatch orders to fill ... $10 Million down the tube, no product to ship.

This is a common occurrance in Crowdfunding.   In a 'revovering econony', we need less crowdfunding - sucking money out of circulation - and more resources such as www.GlobalCEOspace.com which for over 25 years, has been helping Entrepreneurs succeed.
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Cowboys & Engines: A Steampunk Film

An epic steampunk adventure starring MALCOLM MCDOWELL, Star Trek's WALTER KOENIG & Battlestar: Galactica's RICHARD HATCH.

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The way films will be made in the future

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:53 AM

Look at the awesome story and awesome cast. Great rewards for the crowdfunding campaign that's already made it past it's goal.