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Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

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Do us a favour. Go to Smart Car’s official Twitter account for Argentina. Looking at their first few tweets, you’d think that a kid got in there and had at it with the keyboard. In reality, their social media team has come up with a genius little bit of marketing...
Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom

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A whole bunch of organizations and individuals are getting together today to launch the beginning of a process, the creation of an Internet Declaration of Freedom. We've seen how the internet has been under attack from various directions, and we recognize that it's time to make that stop. The internet...
Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom

Revolution Mosaic launches to create a crowdsourced image for our mobile generation

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We introduced you to the Revolution Mosaic App in March when it was just a concept crowdsourcing its funds from Kickstarter. Since then, its founder Ian Tuason, has gone on to raise the money needed, and launched the iPhone app in the iTunes App Store today. Revolution Mosaic is a...
Revolution Mosaic launches to create a crowdsourced image for our mobile generation

Kiss goodbye to your productivity: Google just brought 8 trillion LEGO blocks to Chrome

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What would you say if I told you that I could put you in charge of the biggest LEGO set you have ever seen, giving you access to more than 8 trillion blocks. Oh, and you wouldn’t even have to move from your seat? Well, that’s exactly what Google has...
Kiss goodbye to your productivity: Google just brought 8 trillion LEGO blocks to Chrome

When Gaming Is Good for You

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A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception....
When Gaming Is Good for You
Kaggle is now crowdsourcing big data creativity

Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

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Continuing our review of the first half of 2012, we look at an emerging product type that became popular this year: social video apps. The two leading contenders are Socialcam and Viddy, each vying to be the breakout app. But at least one of those apps is using dubious seeding...
Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

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Anyone who has spent much time online, especially on Internet message boards of any kind, will be aware of Rickrolling. It’s an incredibly simple concept. The meme is based on a bait and switch, whereby someone posts a hyperlink which allegedly provides content relevant to the current discussion, but in...
Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

How to moderate a brainstorming session and get results

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This post is brought to you by Citrix GoToMeeting Ah yes, ye old brainstorming session. We’ve all been there, and have had varying degrees of success with the process. But what makes for a great brainstorming session, and more importantly, what drives a session to produce some truly great...
How to moderate a brainstorming session and get results

If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

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One of the favorite tropes of the anti-piracy crowd is that all this unauthorized sharing is killing culture, pauperizing artists and generally making the world go to hell in a handbasket. The only pieces of evidence adduced in support of that position are the market reports put together for the...
If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

Bad Lawsuit, Worse Timing: Beastie Boys Sued Over Infringing Samples On Seminal Albums

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Well, this is just sad. When we reported the unfortunate news of Adam "MCA" Yauch's death, we pointed to the EFF's call for an appropriate tribute to the beloved artist: an end to the legal war on sampling. The Beastie Boys produced some of the earliest sample-based music—including their seminal...
Bad Lawsuit, Worse Timing: Beastie Boys Sued Over Infringing Samples On Seminal Albums

When The Kids Of Major Label Execs Get Accused Of Infringement...

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You may know the name Jimmy Iovine. He's the head of Interscope Records, one of Universal Music's most important subsidiaries (if not the most important one). Not surprisingly, Iovine has a bit of a history of being something of a copyright maximalist. A few years back, he specifically called out...
When The Kids Of Major Label Execs Get Accused Of Infringement...

Prezi passes 10 million user mark and introduces handy PowerPoint import

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Prezi, the zooming presentation software has passed the 10 million user milestone and is also introducing a new import so that PowerPoint so that slides can be easily uploaded into its software. Rather than the regular presentation of slides, Prezi displays information in a more active way, spinning and moving...
Prezi passes 10 million user mark and introduces handy PowerPoint import

Bacon, a new conference for things developers love

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Mint Digital would like to offer you some Bacon (or alternatively suitable foodstuff that you like) at a forthcoming event designed to offer the things that developers love. Bacon is a two-day, two-track conference and according to Mint Digital, it’s the first one of its kind in London. The topics...
Bacon, a new conference for things developers love
Filters vs. failure: Instagram's perfect messes could spell trouble for creativity
There goes my day: Google brings Lego building to Chrome

21 Unexpected Ways Brands Can Use Pinterest

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As Pinterest grows into a top 30 US website, brands are joining the image-sharing social network by the boatload. But not all Pinterest strategies are created equal. A new medium requires some creativity, so I set out to find some of the most creative uses of Pinterest out there today....
21 Unexpected Ways Brands Can Use Pinterest

Show Us What You Got, NoVa: Let’s Schedule A Quick Meeting Next Week

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As you may well know, we’re having a series of three mini-meetups in DC, Norfolk, and Richmond next week. You’ve probably already RSVPed, but I’d like to spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings visiting some cool companies in the area. I think I’m already full in Norfolk – someone is...
Show Us What You Got, NoVa: Let’s Schedule A Quick Meeting Next Week

Cloning Successful Startups

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Jeff Leventhal, the CEO of our portfolio company WorkMarket, emailed me yesterday. He said: i would love to see an avc post about copycats like samwer bros. what do u think of this form of entrepreneurs, etc? I looked back over my archives and I guess I've never addressed this...
Cloning Successful Startups

Windows on ARM: Yes, There's a Desktop; No, It's Not Compatible

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While Apple's preferred method for introducing customers to new products is with a gala stage event, Microsoft's method has become by doling out information in carefully timed lumps through corporate blog posts. Today, a rather hefty lump (almost the size of one of my analysis articles) was doled out by...
Windows on ARM: Yes, There's a Desktop; No, It's Not Compatible

MPAA: Censorship Is Good For Consumers

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Ah, the MPAA. Hardly a day goes by when someone there doesn't say something positively ridiculous. The latest is a reaction to the news that a court in the Netherlands has expanded the censorship of The Pirate Bay to a few more ISPs. The MPAA has decided to explain that...
MPAA: Censorship Is Good For Consumers

The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

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Today we’re excited to announce the 50 State Winners the 2012 U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition. We received a record-breaking 114,000 submissions from all corners of the country—from North Pole, Alaska, to Suwanee, Ga. Young artists doodled their way from the prehistoric to the futuristic and everywhere in between with...
The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

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Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress and Automattic (see disclosure) says that the service is preparing for a significant change of direction — by releasing a much simpler version designed to work on mobile. Speaking at the paidContent 2012 event on Wednesday, Mullenweg said that he had been hard at...
New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

A Picture’s Worth 12 Million Downloads: Draw Something Is #1 on iOS and Android

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Draw Something proves that if you provide an outlet for imagination, the whole world will play. 1 month after launch, OMGPOP’s CEO tells me its Pictionary-style mobile game now has 12 million downloads, around 7.1 million daily active users, and is the #1 free and paid game on both the US...
A Picture’s Worth 12 Million Downloads: Draw Something Is #1 on iOS and Android

A Cannes Juror Tells Us Who's Nailing It At The First-Ever Mobile Lion Awards

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Tribal DDB CEO Paul Gunning, who is on the first Mobile Lion ad award jury at the Cannes ad festival (June 17 - 23) tells us that automakers are the clients who are really taking creativity to new heights, especially on tablet devices like the iPad. Cannes has received "thousands"...
A Cannes Juror Tells Us Who's Nailing It At The First-Ever Mobile Lion Awards

Twitter Revenue Chief Talks AmEx Partnership, Brand Creativity, And "Buying From Tweets"

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"This is just the beginning," says Twitter's Adam Bain. "You're going to see a ton of creative examples of people building on this platform--this is not just about giving people a deal or discount." Top national brands have signed up for AmEx's new program with Twitter, the partnership unveiled Tuesday...
Twitter Revenue Chief Talks AmEx Partnership, Brand Creativity, And "Buying From Tweets"
Keen On… Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works [TCTV]

Hipstamatic launches monthly iPad Magazine “Snap” and global art project, “Make Beautiful”

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As Instagram becomes increasingly consumer, Hipstamatic holds quite a bit of promise for becoming the go-to provider for the more artistic breed of mobile users. Now, on its way to becoming a full-blown authority for iPhoneographers everywhere, the company is launching a free iPad magazine, Snap (available later today), and a global art...
Hipstamatic launches monthly iPad Magazine “Snap” and global art project, “Make Beautiful”

Censorship for Goodness' Sake

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The decision to censor material because it is dangerous or highly offensive is a difficult one, but it's not uncommon. Community managers are faced with situations like this often, and while the decision is subjective, it's never taken lightly. We weigh many things as we consider to remove content, but...
Censorship for Goodness' Sake

Here Is Twitter's New Logo

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Twitter revealed a new logo today, a simpler, modified version of the popular blue bird. In a blog post, the company acknowledged the bird itself is synonymous for Twitter, so the lowercase "t" symbol and text is no longer needed. As for the creativity and inspiration: Our new bird...
Here Is Twitter's New Logo
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?