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The Psychology Behind The Sweet Spots Of Pricing

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Thanks to the likes of Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, and the brains who created Google Wallet, $5 is the new 99 cents. It's funny what makes customers loosen their purse strings. Have you ever noticed how some stores mark the price of their goods with a "$" sign, while others...
The Psychology Behind The Sweet Spots Of Pricing

Guardian Launches Google TV App In US, Flipboard Launches iPhone App In China, Angry Birds Space Blasts Off

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Angry Birds Space Blasts Off. Rovio is lauching its avian astronauts into space today with an unconventional array of partners in tow. National Geographic is selling a special edition book marking the launch, featuring several Angry Birds, some planets, and lots...
Guardian Launches Google TV App In US, Flipboard Launches iPhone App In China, Angry Birds Space Blasts Off

Helping entrepreneurs in the Crescent City

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I made my first visit to the Gulf Coast as a Red Cross shelter manager six weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. What I witnessed there made me believe in the potential for individuals and businesses to come together to rebuild a community devastated by disaster. Every year since,...
Helping entrepreneurs in the Crescent City
VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more
Aziz Ansari follows Louis CK’s lead with $5 DRM-free stand-up special

Thanks to Splitsider, Exquisite Corpse Project documents the making of a film, and the end of an era

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When the book is written on the rise of web video in the 2000s, the easiest way to explore the majority of those early pioneers will be by tracking sketch comedy troupes — groups born of live comedy venues, which then moved onto YouTube and other platforms in search of...
Thanks to Splitsider, Exquisite Corpse Project documents the making of a film, and the end of an era

Vimeo Announces Nominees for the 2012 Vimeo Awards, Voting Now Open

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Sorry, did you think Internet awards season was over? Hate to break it to you, but not even close: Vimeo, the upscale video sharing platform, just announced its shortlist of nominees for the 2012 Vimeo Festival and Awards. The event features some pretty sweet judges, including swag comedy favorite...
Vimeo Announces Nominees for the 2012 Vimeo Awards, Voting Now Open

This Is What Happened When An Internet Comedian Had 13 Celebrity Sleepovers

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New York comedian/writer/filmmaker Mark Malkoff is famous (on the internet) for pulling stunts such as living in IKEA for a week, visiting all 171 Manhattan Starbucks locations within 24 hours and bringing a goat into an Apple store—but it's Malkoff's latest shenanigans that have Hollywood talking. In his recently...
This Is What Happened When An Internet Comedian Had 13 Celebrity Sleepovers

Call it the Louis model: New website opens to help comedians sell their shows online for $5

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Thanks to comedian Louis C.K., the business of comedy is undergoing rapid changes. Who controls the distribution of content in the niche is being turned on its head. We wrote about Mr. C.K. just the other day here on TNW, noting the success of his method to help end ticket...
Call it the Louis model: New website opens to help comedians sell their shows online for $5

Chill Pivots -- Again!! -- This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fans

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Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of stuff like, well, basically anything digital that Louis CK...
Chill Pivots -- Again!! -- This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fans
Aziz Ansari joins the growing ranks of straight-to-web comedians with his new $5 standup special
Scott Aukerman, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" And The Podcasting, Tweeting Kings of Comedy
Release Early And Often: Louis CK Realizes He Can Keep Selling Other Digital Downloads

YouTube Continues Its Quest for More Original Content With My Damn Channel Live

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My Damn Channel's host, Beth Hoyt. (youtube.com) Refusing to relent to the fact that its main purpose is to host adorable videos of kittens, YouTube is fortifying its $100 million bet on original programming with the release of "My Damn Channel Live," a daily live comedy show debuting next week. ...
YouTube Continues Its Quest for More Original Content With My Damn Channel Live
When veteran filmmaker Larry Clark is embracing TinyPass, you know micropayments are set to go mainstream

Aziz Ansari’s new $5 comedy special is powered by Vhx.tv

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$5 for a DRM-free download: The premise of Aziz Ansari’s new online-exclusive stand-up special Dangerously Delicious may sound familiar. But for the folks behind VHX.tv, it’s not just about copying Louis CK’s success story – it’s about making 2012 the year for crowdfunded online video to succeed. “This could be...
Aziz Ansari’s new $5 comedy special is powered by Vhx.tv

Airbnb Buys U.K. Room Renter Crashpadder, Aziz Ansari Launches Online Comedy Show, Google Puts $5 In Your Google Wallet

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.  Airbnb Buys U.K. Room Renter Crashpadder. Airbnb has bought its U.K. competitor Crashpadder--good timing, with just a few months to go for the London Olympics. Three-year old Crashpadder has 7,000 hosts in 100 countries. Crashpadder accounts and details...
Airbnb Buys U.K. Room Renter Crashpadder, Aziz Ansari Launches Online Comedy Show, Google Puts $5 In Your Google Wallet

Obama brags about his Twitter follower count, poking Aziz Ansari in the process

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Let’s all take a moment from being partisan, and enjoy something that has political overtones, but is simply hilarious. Barack Obama, the current President of the United States, is proud of his Twitter follower count. At some 12.8 million followers, you can understand why. However, Obama made his digital contentment...
Obama brags about his Twitter follower count, poking Aziz Ansari in the process

Redux Partners With YouTube Stars To Sell Their Movie “Smiley” Directly To Fans

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Redux has been through a couple of iterations over the years: Originally launched as a platform for social discovery of video, the startup bet big on building an app for Google TV to create a “lean back” experience for navigating channels of online video. Now it’s adding a distribution platform...
Redux Partners With YouTube Stars To Sell Their Movie “Smiley” Directly To Fans
Release Early And Often: Louis CK Realizes He's Can Keep Selling Other Digital Downloads
See The Home Base For The Startup That Connects Kaskade, Common, And Aziz Ansari With Fans

The incredible story of Indie Game: The Movie

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The independent film’s lifecycle has undergone a lot of upheaval in the last 20 years, but it’s digital distribution that’s truly disrupting things, the latest example being Indie Game: The Movie. The independently produced documentary first premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, began a limited theatrical run on May...
The incredible story of Indie Game: The Movie
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