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What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

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This is the latest edition of our new “What we are listening to” series. Last month, Om Malik checked in with Sincerely CEO Matt Brezina and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital. My first query went to Jason Hirschhorn, the founder of news curator Media ReDef who meshes his passions for...
What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

Game on! Turn your real life LEGO creations into a digital game with BrainBricks

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Wrap your brain around this LEGO fans. Build a LEGO car, use some wireless bricks to do it, then see your own vehicle in action in a game. Cool right? The LEGO BrainBricks include tiny sensors, which enable the bricks to sense their configuration with one another and communicate it...
Game on! Turn your real life LEGO creations into a digital game with BrainBricks

This Year on Twitter

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Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used...
This Year on Twitter

EPISODE 65 – SIEGLER, M.E.

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Welcome to the 65th episode of the FFundercats Podcast. This podcast is devoted to FriendFeed and is hosted by Josh Haley and Johnny Worthington. In this episode: The boys are joined the guru of life streaming, Mark Krynsky. FriendFeed goes down hard, premature blogging occurs, passions rise, Johnny meets...
EPISODE 65 – SIEGLER, M.E.

Apple Marketing Chief Phil Schiller Profiled as Key to Apple's Future Success

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Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a new profile of Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president of marketing who served for years as Steve Jobs' right-hand man regarding the company's public presentations and comments, but who has also been intimately involved in product development and positioning.He helped Apple’s late CEO work through the...
Apple Marketing Chief Phil Schiller Profiled as Key to Apple's Future Success
CircleMe Lets You Plant – And Find – Virtual Items On Locations
Curious opens box on lifelong learning with $7.5M to support teachers online

Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

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Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT  it plans to allow more nude images to be pinned by users — following complaints from artists and photographers...
Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter

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Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn accepts the Miss Seattle crown before tweets she posted months before made her the centerpiece of a familiar but dangerous social media "lesson." (missseattle.org) OK. That’s it. It’s time this social media “lesson” got a review. On March 4, former Miss Phoenix Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn was crowned Miss Seattle....
In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter

When is the social curation bubble going to burst?

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You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems...
When is the social curation bubble going to burst?

Check out the world's first job ad integrated into Twitter. Lets candidates apply without leaving the site.

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Earlier Today, Twitter announced its Lead Generation product, making it easy for anyone to post offers to Twitter and have people claim them without having to leave Twitter.com. Shortly after, a job ad posted to Twitter, with the ability to apply for the position without leaving Twitter.com was brought to...
Check out the world's first job ad integrated into Twitter. Lets candidates apply without leaving the site.

MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

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Mark Cuban has taken to Reddit to answer questions on everything from the NBA, to his famous confrontation with ESPN talking head Skip Bayless, to his unconventional ideas on tax policy.  He also gave advice on what made him famous before he became the high profile owner of the Dallas...
MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research

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This is awesome. Launching today is Microryza, a Seattle-based firm that is taking the popular crowd-based fundraising model and is applying it to a critical component of the modern economy: scientific research. Yes, you just might be able to help fund your own Sheldon Cooper now. The platform allows for...
Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research
5 lessons marketers can learn from the 2012 presidential campaign

Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

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Ning CEO Gina Bianchini is being replaced as the CEO of Ning by COO Jason Rosenthal. Bianchini founded the DIY network of social networks with Marc Andreessen. But after five and half years at the helm, she is ready to try something new. She will transition to an entrepreneur...
Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

Amazing video drawing experiments by “Kynd” use openFrameworks to create art

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Though the “art world” can sometimes be an exclusive, snobby mess, at its best it is all about real creativity, talent and humanity. That, met with the passions of a geek, leads to amazing things. We’ve given attention in the past to programmers and designers experimenting with code as art, and the...
Amazing video drawing experiments by “Kynd” use openFrameworks to create art

Chromium OS gets ported to Raspberry Pi

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Hexxeh has already proven his love for Chromium OS and the Raspberry Pi, obviously the next step was for the hacker to combine his passions into one project. Thus was born Chromium OS for the tiny ARM-powered computer from the UK. The initial commit of the port was officially...
Chromium OS gets ported to Raspberry Pi
Why following your passion is bad for business
Why Pinterest Could Be Worth Far More Than $2.5 Billion

Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron, dies in plane crash at 51

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Sad news to report this Friday. Steve Appleton, the CEO and Chairman of Micron, died this morning in an airplane crash shortly after takeoff from the Boise, Idaho airport. He was the only one aboard, and was piloting a fixed wing, single engine kit aircraft. Appleton started working at...
Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron, dies in plane crash at 51
Meet Your Doppleganger On Sodisco. A First Look At Ex-Payvment CEO Christian Taylor's New Startup

Carly Foulkes vs. Chris Pirillo: T-Mobile tries a new type of advertising campaign

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Carly Foulkes has been the public face of T-Mobile for a few years now, but the motorcycle-riding Carly is now getting a little competition in the form of Seattle uber geek and video blogger Chris Pirillo. Carly Foulkes Pirillo, who has run the site LockerGnome since 1996, is the star...
Carly Foulkes vs. Chris Pirillo: T-Mobile tries a new type of advertising campaign

Ning CEO Gina Bianchini to Step Down–Becomes an EIR at Andreessen Horowitz

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Gina Bianchini, the high-profile CEO of social networking platform Ning, is stepping down and will become an executive-in-residence at the Andreessen Horowitz venture firm. Bianchini started Ning with well-known Silicon Valley icon Marc Andreessen. She will be replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal. Here is a blog post that will be...
Ning CEO Gina Bianchini to Step Down–Becomes an EIR at Andreessen Horowitz
"In the Studio," Nutanix's Dheeraj Pandey is Making Computing and Storage Converge

Are We There Yet? How Will You Know When You’re Rich?

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This is a guest post by Ami Kim, who blogs about searching for a calling at 40 Days to Change. Ami is a long-time GRS reader. Here at Get Rich Slowly, we imbibe many flavors of frugality, smart investing, and money management. Between J.D.’s (and others’) posts and the treasure...
Are We There Yet? How Will You Know When You’re Rich?
What makes for a great entrepreneur?

This week’s best new social media tools (including a ‘Pinterest for men’!)

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the five most useful new social media tools and web apps. As usual, we’ve tracked down some great new finds, including a free tool which reduces the pain surrounding influencer identification on Twitter. Let’s unwrap this week’s goodies… 1. Slick new integrated (and real-time) analytics...
This week’s best new social media tools (including a ‘Pinterest for men’!)

Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football

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Business can learn a lot from football, says Billy Bosworth, the DataStax CEO who once stared down Brett Favre. Technology and football. These have been the twin faces of Billy Bosworth's life, CEO of DataStax, a data platform that competes with the likes of Oracle and counts Netflix among...
Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football

CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship & Why His Startup Stands Out [TCTV]

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Back in October, CreativeLive pulled back the curtain on its live broadcast platform for creative entrepreneurs with the announcement that it had raised $7.5 million from Greylock. This month, it added $500K more to its Series A with a host of prominent investors joining the round, including Creative Artists...
CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship & Why His Startup Stands Out [TCTV]

Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean

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The very first CyanogenMod 10 builds surfaced while Jelly Bean was still extremely fresh in our memories. The passions around Google's new OS might have cooled months down the road, but that doesn't diminish the impact now that the first stable CM10 builds are here. Four (relatively) safe versions...
Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean
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