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We’ve written many times at GigaOM about how the media industry is being disrupted, and how that is being caused in part by the “democratization of distribution” that social-media tools such as Twitter and Facebook allow . Now a young journalist who works for Sky News in Britain has put the reality of that into words in a blog post at the BBC’s College of Journalism website. In the post, Neal Mann describes how much his job has changed in just the past few years — and how a key part of it involves interacting with “a personalized wire service” of more than 2,000 sources he has curated via Twitter. Mann says when he trained as a journalist five years ago, his use of social media was limited to posting the occasional picture of himself to Facebook, and Twitter “wasn’t even on my radar.” Now, he says, as a desk editor for the international TV network Sky News, the real-time information network has become a crucial part of the way he does his job.
By Jason Severs - September 22, 2010 frog design partnered with the Economist Human Potential conference in New York on September 15-16 to conduct a day of design research. In the summer of 2010 we began a discussion with a team at the Economist about how to enhance the experience of their new conference series, “The Ideas Economy: Ideas That Press Forward,” and we agreed to conduct a day of design research at their New York event, Human Potential 2010. As part of our preparation for this research, we first looked at what it means to go to a conference these days and then we pushed that through the filter of “human potential.”
Bruce Nussbaum was right to close the book on Design Thinking . It is time to move on. Business never really got the message. What businesses continue to care about is innovation. While designers may think that innovation requires Design Thinking, that was an idea that never really stuck in the executive suite. Is "creativity" any different?
I want to call the Da Vila Bookstore home. That's it, it's done, this is my new home. I have never seen such a book haven as this ever. Modern, quirky and filled to the brim with books, books, books, it was made to reel in the likes of me and every other book-lover in the world. Designed by Isay Weinfeld, the coolest thing about the Da Vila Bookstore has got to be its entryway, which is essentially a pair of giant bookshelves that swivel open to allow you in.
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing , equity crowdfunding , or hyper funding ) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet , to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief , citizen journalism , support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding, [ 3 ] motion picture promotion, [ 4 ] free software development, inventions development, scientific research, [ 5 ] and civic projects. Crowdfunding can also refer to the funding of a company by selling small amounts of equity to many investors.
Kickstarter is an American-based private for-profit company founded in 2009 that provides tools to raise funds for creative projects via crowd funding through its website. [ 1 ] Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors, [ 2 ] ranging from indie films , music , stage shows and comics to journalism, video games and food-related projects. [ 3 ] People cannot invest in Kickstarter projects to make money. They can only back projects in exchange for a tangible reward or one-of-a-kind experience, like a personal note of thanks, custom T-shirts, dinner with an author, or initial production run of a new product. [ 4 ]
Die Welt wird immer komplizierter, wie soll man da als Einzelner noch den Überblick behalten? Auf sich allein gestellt erscheint das unmöglich - aber wenn Hunderte oder Tausende Menschen sich zusammentun, sieht die Sache schon anders aus. Der Mensch profitiert von der sogenannten Schwarmintelligenz, der Weisheit der Vielen. Der Nachrichtendienst Twitter gilt als Musterbeispiel für erfolgreiche Schwarmintelligenz. Spannende Nachrichten finden rasend schnell Verbreitung, Langweiliges verschwindet bereits nach wenigen Tweeds im Datennirwana. Dass Menschen gemeinsam bessere Entscheidungen treffen als einer allein, haben Experimente schon mehrfach bewiesen.
Kenneth Jensen’s Notebook Controls Team Lead, Kenny Jensen opens up his notebook for our photo series inspired by archived notebooks of innovators of the past (see this To Do list from Thomas Edison’s archive). Dated December 2, 2008, this is a page from early in Makani’s development of airborne wind turbine controls.… Read more Corwin’s Notebook
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Muhammad Yunus has resigned as Managing Director of the Grameen Bank. Update: my thoughts are in the next post . The resignation letter follows in English and Bangla: May 12, 2011 Handing-over of the Charge of Managing Director
Eine sehr traurige Nachricht. Ich lese seit zwanzig Jahren Filmkritiken, und von Anfang an haben mich Michael Althens Texte begleitet. Dieser Kritiker war einfach etwas Besonderes, die Texte hatten eine Präzision und zugleich Schwerelosigkeit, die hierzulande sehr selten ist. Althens große Passion war sicherlich das französische Kino, und sein Schreiben war im besten Sinne von dieser Hingabe beeinflusst.
Kiva.org, one of the pioneers in micro-lending to international entrepreneurs, has expanded into a new vertical today— Kiva Green Loans. Green Loans, which can be accessed from a new module on the lend tab, is a new vertical that allows the Kiva community to make loans towards green businesses and individuals who are helping make the transition to cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. Kiva Green Loans include both business and personal loans that contribute towards reducing energy expenditures, minimizing waste and pollution, recycling, or re-purposing used materials. For example, Blanca Rosa of Santa Cruz, Bolivia has applied for a $500 loan from Kiva to help her expand her business of converting taxi engines to run on natural gas, which ends up being a more affordable business model.
moneyhouse.ch Der Innovationsfähigkeit im Bereich aCRM wird eine hohe Bedeutung zugemessen. Deshalb sucht BizTelligence Consulting Wettstein aktiv die Zusammenarbeit mit Unternehmen, deren Datenbasis sich durch die Analyse von sozialen Netzwerken in wertsteigernde Massnahmen ummünzen lassen. So wie dies bei moneyhouse.ch der Fall ist. Insgesamt wird mit diesem Projekt das Ziel verfolgt, aus vorhandenen Daten durch Analyse und Visualisierung ein bestehendes Produkt so zu erweitern, dass der Kunde einen zusätzlichen Nutzen erhält.
Open Data ist nicht bloss eine staatspolitische Angelegenheit. Startups dürften sich zukünftig Andockstellen für smarte Geschäftsideen bieten. Businessmodell Open Data?