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Brushes 3 offers minimalist paint tools for the iPhone 5 era

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Brushes 3 is a new iOS release from Taptrix. It’s the third incarnation of the company’s popular Brushes app, previously highlighted by Apple as one of the apps showing how the iPhone and iPad could benefit creative types. The new version is available as a free Universal download with an...
Brushes 3 offers minimalist paint tools for the iPhone 5 era

As Stores Quickly Sell Out, This Is The Last Call For Mac Pros In Europe

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The Mac Pro is an endangered species in Europe. Apple decided to withdraw its towering desktop behemoth from the market after new regulations concerning power supply design hit the books. So, instead of immediately redesigning the aging desktop, Apple intends to just stop selling it with March 1st originally slated...
As Stores Quickly Sell Out, This Is The Last Call For Mac Pros In Europe

Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher

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In a world over-run with inexpensively produced reality series, having your celebrity co-founder lend a little face time can help you stand out. For its part, Katalyst Media insist that’s not the entire motive in enlisting Ashton Kutcher for some light appearance time on the production company’s new YouTube channel,...
Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher

The Dangers Of Brainstorming Your International Content Marketing Strategy

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Brainstormings are wonderful things, and we creative types really love them! But, the writing is on the wall for brainstormings in international content marketing! We know that content is the new marketing driver which many are talking about. Google has driven us to it with a variety of animals... Please...
The Dangers Of Brainstorming Your International Content Marketing Strategy

Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

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As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you creative types to let us in on your forthcoming crowdfunded projects -- and boy did you deliver. We've spent the past week whittling down the submissions for our first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, and are pretty excited about the...
Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

Alicia Keys is BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director -- yep

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If you didn't get the hint from the constant appearances during the BlackBerry 10 video promos, BlackBerry loves Alicia Keys. And it looks like she might like it back. Filled with analogies of new lovers and "exclusively dating" a mobile platform, Alicia Keys is now BlackBerry's Global Creative Director....
Alicia Keys is BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director -- yep

Will using Dropbox put your CEO in jail?

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Stephanie Tayengco of Logicworks, Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs, Richard Nicholson of Paremus, and James Urquhart of enStratus at Structure 2012. (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.comWith everything moving to the cloud, companies suddenly find themselves confronted with a whole new set of challenges. For example: Is all that stuff even...
Will using Dropbox put your CEO in jail?
Zerply, an Estonian-American hybrid, launches jobs tool for freelance era
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro may debut alongside iPad Mini

London Police To Set Up Special Copyright Crime Police Force

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It's really amazing how various governments around the globe fall sway to the bogus Hollywood talking points about how much copyright infringement is "harming" their business. Rather than recognizing that the situation is one where Hollywood's failure to adapt a modern business model is the biggest issue, or that (at...
London Police To Set Up Special Copyright Crime Police Force

An Interview With John Sundman Firefighter, Techie, And E-Publisher On What It Takes For Creatives To Make It In A Start Up

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John Sundman is best known for his seminal dot-com-boom cyberpunk novel, Acts Of The Apostles but in his long career he has been a truck driver, a fireman, a construction worker, and an early employee at Sun Microsystems. Sundman’s cult following has brought him world-wide acclaim. Now, however, he’s working...
An Interview With John Sundman Firefighter, Techie, And E-Publisher On What It Takes For Creatives To Make It In A Start Up
Action Method 2.0 Turns Today Into "Get Shit Done" Day

Booting Up: Marco Gets a Magazine, New York Gets a New Media Center

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Best job ever. (Photo: flickr.com/bytemarks) Instapaper proprietor Marco Arment has launched an iPad magazine called The Magazine. It will “often, but not always, be about technology,” and it’ll run four articles (solicited just for the magazine) every two weeks. What happens when you Instapaper those articles is not clear. [Marco.org] That latest...
Booting Up: Marco Gets a Magazine, New York Gets a New Media Center

LG’s scanning mouse now connects to Evernote, Dropbox, more (exclusive)

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Yeah, I definitely drew this. No need to jump on your chair for this mouse, LG‘s mouse scanner is friendly and going to bring a lot more productivity your way. “Today many people don’t use a scanner because they have no easy access to digitizing the information,” said Dacuda chief...
LG’s scanning mouse now connects to Evernote, Dropbox, more (exclusive)

CheckThis: a simple mobile blogging tool for the iPhone (video)

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What if Tumblr started on mobile instead of on the web? It might look something more like CheckThis, an app from a startup that began in Brussels and is now based in New York City. The app was launched very quietly over a week ago; it’s free and available for...
CheckThis: a simple mobile blogging tool for the iPhone (video)
Google Glass coming to consumers this year for under $1,500

Quirky Raises a Whopping $68M. From Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins

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Mr. Kaufman (Photo: Twitter) There must be a whole lot of you noodling around with an inventive notion in the back of your noggin. Two major VC firms have just made a bet to that effect, investing a whopping $68 million in social product development startup Quirky. Andreessen Horowitz led the...
Quirky Raises a Whopping $68M. From Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins

Sketching Out a Future for the Stylus

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Given how often we use our fingers for multi-touch gestures on smartphones, tablets and computers, it’s almost impossible to imagine ever needing a stylus again. Yet, the stylus is making a comeback as people continue the shift toward using iPads and other tablets as productivity devices rather than mostly for...
Sketching Out a Future for the Stylus
Tech Insurgents 2012: Marleen Vogelaar
Four minutes on the train with ... Kyle Kesterson of Freak'n Genius

Exobrain could end up being a killer mind mapping tool to focus your creativity

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Visualizing the ideas that you have in your brain is a tall order. Many of us creative types tend to carry around pads of paper and gravitate towards white boards to jot down our thoughts and scribbles. A really helpful tool to extract exactly how our ideas might become an...
Exobrain could end up being a killer mind mapping tool to focus your creativity
Pathbrite highlights your accomplishments in a digital résumé

The Social Network for Creatives, by Creatives

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The Creative Finder is a site from the creators of popular daily creativity and innovation news site, designtaxi.com. Around since 2009, the site dubs itself as a global search engine for creatives, aiming to connect people for business, networking or just collaboration. Creator Alex Goh just launched a new edition...
The Social Network for Creatives, by Creatives

WobbleWorks launches Kickstarter project to create the world's first 3D printing pen

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Toy company WobbleWorks has launched a Kickstarter campaign today to try to fund the world’s first 3D printing pen, which will allow owners to draw objects that can then be picked up or sculpted into new three-dimensional objects. At its most basic level, the ‘3Doodler’ can be used to trace...
WobbleWorks launches Kickstarter project to create the world's first 3D printing pen

On Kickstarter, Failure Is Not An Option

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Kickstarter, the wildly popular crowdsourcing site, has success written all over it.  Leave it to Canadian radio producer Dan Misener to break the illusion. According to Misener, Kickstarter may be hiding the duds to preserve its image as the crowdsourcing site to pitch. Kickstarter offers entrepreneurs and other creative types the chance...
On Kickstarter, Failure Is Not An Option
Student Portfolio Site Seelio Raises Just Under $1 Million, Takes Its Platform Directly To Educators

How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

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We write about a lot of cool projects here at The Next Web and not all of them are meant to be turned into a full-time gig or profitable business. Companies like Twitter and Foursquare make APIs for its products publicly available to developers to tinker away on, helping to...
How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

When You Try to Raise $30K and Instead Get $1.8M (And Counting)

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When a Kickstarter project sets out to raise $30,000, and smashes through that goal in five hours — and then five days later it’s raised more than $1.8 million — you gotta wonder, how did they not see that coming? A “3D printing pen” called 3Doodler is the latest sensation...
When You Try to Raise $30K and Instead Get $1.8M (And Counting)
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