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“Storify” Your Social Media Life – Now In Public Beta

Posted in internet, Media, pioneers by aldorf on April 26, 2011
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Storify stories have been viewed more than 13 million times on their site and across the Web since private beta launch in September 2010. They had 4.2 million views just in March.
Private beta users have created more than 21,000 stories. Storify stories have been embedded on more than 5,000 sites — including some of the most-read destinations on the Web like The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, CBC and many other blogs and sites.

Trampoline Systems – Best Tech Crowdfunding Example

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 22, 2010
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“Don’t put things off by going to study for an MBA. Just dive in and start your business. You’ll soon discover if it’s what you really want to do.” (Charles Armstrong, Trampoline Systems)

Interesting fact: Trampoline is the first tech vendor to finance its growth through equity crowdfunding.

Trampoline Systems is an award-winning specialist in social analytic software. The company’s SONAR technology analyses business communications to map internal collaborations, analyse external relationships and report on critical performance factors. Dedicated solutions are available for salesforce optimisation, internal reorganisations and experise search.

A seven-minute film on Trampoline as part of BBC‘s Start Up Stories strand. The film covers Trampoline’s beginnings, our first experiences hiring and raising finance, and what advice we’d give to entrepreneurs thinking of starting their own company.

A History of the World in 100 Objects, BBC Radio4

Posted in film, Media, music by aldorf on January 14, 2010

BBC is partnering with the British Museum to produce a 100 part radio documentary series, A History of the World in 100 Objects. Launched on January 18, 2010, the BBC Radio 4 series features British Museum director Neil MacGregor introducing listeners to a new artifact from the museum in each 15 minute episode. The Bull ad was developed at Fallon, London. Music is Velvet Underground’s 1966 experimental track, “Loop”.

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Human v2.0, by BBC Horizon

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 3, 2010

Meet the scientific prophets who claim we are on the verge of creating a new type of human – a human v2.0.
It’s predicted that by 2029 computer intelligence will equal the power of the human brain. Some believe this will revolutionise humanity – we will be able to download our minds to computers extending our lives indefinitely. Others fear this will lead to oblivion by giving rise to destructive ultra intelligent machines.
One thing they all agree on is that the coming of this moment – and whatever it brings – is inevitable.

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