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Jonny Bauer

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Jonny Bauer is Chief Strategy Officer at global advertising agency Droga5, a three-time Agency of the Year winner and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2013. He is responsible for building and overseeing the strategic function at Droga5, including all brand, digital, media and IP thinking for the...
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Booting Up: All the Cool Kids Aren't Getting Twitter Verified
Tech Giants And Public Schools Embrace Vo-Tech

Meet The Tweeters: The Faces Behind Brands' Social Media Accounts, In Their Natural Habitats

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1. MAC cosmetics, by Jessie Tettemer Facebook fans (on July 1): 3.5 million Twitter followers (in July): 51,000 "Our followers always ask, 'What one thing from MAC do I need?' That's like asking me to pick a favorite child. But if I open it up to the crowd, responses come...
Meet The Tweeters: The Faces Behind Brands' Social Media Accounts, In Their Natural Habitats

Togather: A new crowdsourcing platform that brings audiences and authors together

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Started out of Huge Inc’s secretive Labs program, Togather is a new platform that wants to empower authors to book (and fill) talks, signings and lectures based on demand from fans. They call it “fansourcing.” Here’s how Togather works: Authors let the public know when they’re ready and available to talk. From there,...
Togather: A new crowdsourcing platform that brings audiences and authors together

'I Am Legend' and 'Twilight Zone' writer Richard Matheson dies at 87

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Richard Matheson, the versatile Golden Age science fiction and horror writer who created some of our most definitive visions of the unknown, has died at age 87. His daughter Ali Marie Matheson posted the news on Facebook earlier today and The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed it. The cause of...
'I Am Legend' and 'Twilight Zone' writer Richard Matheson dies at 87

NYU Gets To Help Bloomberg Build A Second Tech Campus In Brooklyn

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New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg wants to make his city the tech capital of the world, and he's building education centers to attract talent. He already announced one tech campus that will be built in partnership with Cornell University and Technion on Roosevelt Island. Cornell and Technion won a $100...
NYU Gets To Help Bloomberg Build A Second Tech Campus In Brooklyn
Makerbot announces the Replicator 2, along with a New York City store
Bit.ly wants to help developers play with data under new real-time search API

TripAdvisor Acquires Wanderfly for Its Expertise in Social Travel

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TripAdvisor, which spun off from Expedia last year to become a publicly held company, has acquired Wanderfly. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wanderfly of Brooklyn, New York, is based on the premise that “everyone travels differently, so we all need different recommendations.” Said Steve Kaufer, TripAdvisor’s CEO,: “The...
TripAdvisor Acquires Wanderfly for Its Expertise in Social Travel

Brooklyn, New York Family Gets Ransom Demand For Missing Dog. http://bit.ly/csltmw

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Brooklyn, New York Family Gets Ransom Demand For Missing Dog. http://bit.ly/csltmw
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site

Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

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The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted online payment processor Liberty Reserve for laundering US$6 billion in a series of global transactions, which the agency charges may be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history."Liberty Reserve was intentionally created and structured to facilitate criminal activity. It was essentially...
Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

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If you're thinking about applying for an NEA grant, you might want to consider just doing it yourself on the Web's favorite crowdsourcing tool, Kickstarter. Co-Founder Yancey Strickler said today in an interview with Talking Points Memo that Kickstarter might actually crowdsource fund $150 million in 2012, which is $4...
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

3-D printer maker Stratasys to acquire desktop rival MakerBot

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3-D printer company Stratasys is acquiring desktop 3-D printer maker MakerBot for over US$400 million in an all-stock deal, to shore up its consumer presence.Privately-held MakerBot has sold more than 22,000 3-D printers since it was founded in 2009, and its printers are increasingly used by a class of...
3-D printer maker Stratasys to acquire desktop rival MakerBot

Why The Co-Founders Of Dating Site HowAboutWe Relocated To New York To Start Their Company

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When high school teachers and best friends Aaron Schildkrout and Brian Schechter came up with the idea for a new dating site, they were not even living in the same city. Schechter was in Washington, DC, and Schildkrout in Boston, but they wanted start their company, HowAboutWe, in the best...
Why The Co-Founders Of Dating Site HowAboutWe Relocated To New York To Start Their Company
New York City Poised to Score. NYC, Which No One Else Applied For

MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic?

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Bre Pettis's MakerBot has attracted millions in financing and is selling its 3-D printers as fast as it can. So how big can his business get? (And why does the world need more crap made out of plastic?)Says MakerBot CEO Pettis: Using a robot to make digital designs is like...
MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic?

Hey Shopaholics, This Little Birdy Will Keep An Eye On What You Are Spending

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The busy personal finance tracking space has yet more company. The Birdy, a cutesy, emoticon-happy service, aims to stop you from busting your budget. But The Birdy's emailed chirps don't mean you must always be cheap.If there’s a hole in your pocket, Corey Maass wants to help. His startup, TheBirdy.com,...
Hey Shopaholics, This Little Birdy Will Keep An Eye On What You Are Spending

$7,000 Damages for Sharing a "For Dummies" Book on BitTorrent

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Late 2011 John Wiley and Sons became the first book publisher to go after BitTorrent users in the U.S. In the months that followed Wiley filed more than a dozen mass BitTorrent lawsuits involving a few hundred John Doe defendants in total. The Does are all accused of sharing digital...
$7,000 Damages for Sharing a "For Dummies" Book on BitTorrent

Rounding Out the Brooklyn Tech Triangle by Connecting Dumbo, the Navy Yards and Downtown Brooklyn

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New York’s tech boom has been a boon for the city’s commercial real estate market, as well, especially unusual spaces not typically associated with Class-A office space—look no further than Google’s astronomical purchase of 111 Eighth Avenue and the swells in Midtown South. Downtown Brooklyn is looking to capitalize on...
Rounding Out the Brooklyn Tech Triangle by Connecting Dumbo, the Navy Yards and Downtown Brooklyn

Um, Siri, We've Got A Slight Problem Here... (AAPL)

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Apple's voice-activated personal assistant Siri has been trashed pretty thoroughly since its arrival last year. Personally, I haven't been able to really get to know the robo-lady because I didn't have an iPhone 4S. Now that I've got an iPhone 5, I'm pretty excited to see if Siri really is...
Um, Siri, We've Got A Slight Problem Here... (AAPL)

Steve Blank Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Fail Less

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Derek Andersen, who is the founder of StartupGrind and Vaporware Labs, and is a former entertainment development manager at Electronic Arts. While secretly wanting to be an entrepreneur but working at Electronic Arts, I would sometimes sneak out early and jet to...
Steve Blank Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Fail Less

HMV's woes do not signal the end for record shops

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Despite HMV's inability to make high street music retailing pay, some independent record shops are seeing increased salesThe days of popping to a record shop on a Saturday to pick up the latest hit single are long gone. Just 567,000 (3%) of the 189m singles sold last year were physical...
HMV's woes do not signal the end for record shops

MIT agrees to release Aaron Swartz documents - with redactions

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MIT president says names of employees in public documents will be blacked out 'to protect privacy and safety' of individualsThe president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Tuesday that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of the free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who killed...
MIT agrees to release Aaron Swartz documents - with redactions
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