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When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

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Self-employed. Freelancer. Entrepreneur. Business owner. However you label it, these people are making an independent living by themselves and their businesses they have built. These “labels” often blend into one another: those who are self-employed consider themselves business owners, business owners consider themselves entrepreneurs, freelancers consider themselves self-employed. For those who enjoy...
When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

Eric Schmidt Preaches Gospel Of "Openness" To North Koreans

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While the motivations behind Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s recently completed trip to North Korea remain unclear, he clearly upstaged his host, former New Mexico Governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson. Richardson was ostensibly there to help win or accelerated the release of a... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Eric Schmidt Preaches Gospel Of "Openness" To North Koreans

Your innovation is killing us

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Entrepreneurs and technologists, be careful with just how hard you push your innovating. One day it’s a photo app, the next it’s a self-aware nanofactory that has the ability to self-replicate ad infinitum and supplant the human race. For now, location-aware predictive search engines and wearable computers are all very...
Your innovation is killing us
Why Christopher Columbus was the preeminent entrepreneur

My Adieu to Britannica Print

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In our story yesterday on Encyclopedia Britannica's demise, we covered the basics. Jim Romenesko asked Britannica.com editor Charlie Madigan for his thoughts here and they are very poignant and somewhat saddening. Mine as well. This ignominious end has brought forth many memories for me. When I was just starting out...
My Adieu to Britannica Print

Laura Prudom: 'Once Upon a Time' Recap: The Magic Mirror's Origins Revealed

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Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 11 of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," entitled "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree."I'm starting to think that all that lurks beneath Regina's myriad layers of cruelty, manipulation and lies is another set of layers. "Once Upon a...
Laura Prudom: 'Once Upon a Time' Recap: The Magic Mirror's Origins Revealed

Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

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Last week, the CloudStack controversy questioned whether there can be more than one open source cloud. Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet, says no, arguing that it's "going to be better for everyone" if there is a single contender for open source cloud computing thanks to network effects....
Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

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The really surprising thing about a conversation with some of the blogging world’s most celebrated names is how little they actually have in common — in terms of their motivations, strategies and business models. At paidContent Live on Wednesday, Brain Picking’s Maria Popova, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin,...
A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top
Apple Tightens The Noose On Apps For Recommending Apps, Going After Sharing And Search Tools
The road less traveled: How Google does Streetview for the world's oceans

Windows Phone app development: five firms give their experiences

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How 7digital, Addison Lee, IndieSkies, Escapist Games and Distinction found developing for Microsoft's smartphonesDevelopers have created more than 100,000 apps for Windows Phone, as Microsoft continues its efforts to make the platform a viable alternative to iOS and Android for app developers. But how are those efforts going down?To find...
Windows Phone app development: five firms give their experiences

Amazon prepares users for the zombie apocalypse with essential gear

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Amazon seems to be worried that a zombie apocalypse is coming to a city near you shortly. They’ve created a Zombie Apocalypse Supplies page that aims to get you set up and prepared with movies and novels — so you know what you’ll be facing — and gear to keep...
Amazon prepares users for the zombie apocalypse with essential gear

Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

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Reddit's users launched a new subreddit, Findbostonbombers, where hundreds of amateur sleuths are crowdsourcing clues and suspects in the Boston terrorist attack. In an inevitable development, Reddit users have begun crowdsourcing an investigation into the Boston terrorist attack. A new subreddit called Findbostonbombers has over 870 subscribers and 1,600...
Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

Facebook and others aim to make the mobile Web a competitive app platform

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A coalition of 30 technology companies hopes to turn the Web into a competitive platform for building mobile applications. They have launched a Core Mobile Web Platform (coremob) community group through the W3C to provide a venue for collaborating on next-generation mobile Web standards. Facebook and Mozilla are among...
Facebook and others aim to make the mobile Web a competitive app platform

Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps

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Facebook Global Head of Brand Design Paul Adams offered marketers at Pivot Conference in New York City recommendations for applying Facebook’s product development principles to their own apps and social campaigns on the platform. These include “Build many lightweight interactions” and “Design, build and ship in six weeks.” Adams, who...
Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps
Facebook opens the door to how they organize your newsfeed

Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

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Redmond, we have a problem. With PC sales stalling and tablet sales booming, Microsoft decided to shed the shackles of its desktop-focused past in favor of a touch-friendly, mobile-first future. It's goodbye Start button, hello Start screen. Icons are out, tiles are in. The new look-and-feel in Windows 8...
Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?
PRESENTING: What 'Social' Means For The Future Of Commerce

Presentation : Participation in Communities of Practice

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A while back I posted about and shared a presentation I did at a KM Conference in Perth last year. The slidedeck is on my experience developing, supporting, and facilitating online Communities of Practice for a global EPCM (Engineering) consulting firm. That presentation contained a couple of slides on participation...
Presentation : Participation in Communities of Practice

Joeffice, an open source office suite one developer built in 30 days

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Joeffice development, day one. Software developer Anthony Goubard may be one of the most ambitious DIYers on the planet. How else can you explain it? One man looks across the landscape of productivity suites—from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice to Google Docs—and says: "I'll just make my own." Goubard is...
Joeffice, an open source office suite one developer built in 30 days
RIAA thinks Google isn't doing enough to stop online piracy

PleaseRobMe and the Dangers of Location-Based Social Networks

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Location-based social networks like Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite and Google Buzz are currently among the fastest growing new mobile services. All of these apps have one thing in common: they encourage you to share your current location with the rest of the world. By doing this, though, you are also telling...
PleaseRobMe and the Dangers of Location-Based Social Networks

Apple vs. HTC: Why? Why Now? And Why HTC? [Digital Daily]

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With Apple’s lawsuit against HTC this morning, the company has clearly brought out the big guns against the parade of iPhone doppelgängers that have hit the mobile market since the device’s debut. Though Apple has traded intellectual property suits with rivals in the past–Nokia (NOK), for example–this is the first...
Apple vs. HTC: Why? Why Now? And Why HTC? [Digital Daily]

5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

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How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't have enough to do? If you have a hard time coming up with good answers, here are some things to think about. It's addicting. How soon after you get...
5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates

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My last post triggered some interesting debates in the blogosphere about whether entrepreneurs were a product of nature or could be nurtured. It’s not black or white. People are a product of their upbringing and education. Average humans can achieve extraordinary feats when they really try. I’ll concede that,...
Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates
The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

NYT Former Exec Editor Misrepresents Bradley Manning

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A few days ago, the former executive editor of the NY Times, Bill Keller wrote about the Bradley Manning situation, in which he discusses Manning's revelation that he originally tried to go directly to the NY Times and the Washington Post, but was ignored, leading to the decision to approach...
NYT Former Exec Editor Misrepresents Bradley Manning

Local hero? Man tweets DUI checkpoint locations

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Mr. Checkpoint is a man who alerts thousands of people where police are setting up DUI checkpoints in San Diego and the L.A. county areas. Not everyone approves of his motivations. [Read more]...
Local hero? Man tweets DUI checkpoint locations
What makes for a great entrepreneur?

Server Flash Memory Craze Buoys Violin, Attracts SAP

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It’s beginning to look like the invasion of computer rooms by the chips known as flash memory is going to be a very big deal. The latest evidence: an additional $50 million infusion into startup Violin Memory, with investors that include software giant SAP. The Silicon Valley company takes NAND...
Server Flash Memory Craze Buoys Violin, Attracts SAP
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