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Oliver Starr, chief evangelist with PearlTrees, will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Wednesday, March 21, as a guest of the Newhouse Global Leaders in Digital and Social Media Speaker Series. He will speak on “The Power of Content & Curation: How Digital and Social Engagement Helped Save the Wolves” at 6 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow the talk on Twitter at #NewhouseGLDSM.
Posted by Tom Foremski - February 15, 2012 Congratulations to Pearltrees, (a former client) on raising 5 million Euros, about $6.7 million in Series B funding. The Paris-based company offers a web service that groups users' selected web pages into collections of "pearls" - visual metaphors that can be shared and collected online by others. Here are more details from Pearltrees on the funding and its "freemium" plan, which will start charging some of its users for premium services. The Group Accueil, a privately held, diversified corporation that had invested previously, led the round. The new capital will allow the company to scale the product and monetize the service.
In France, Pearltrees - which provides an interface for finding, sharing and analyzing web content - has raised EUR 5 million ($6.7m) in new funding, which will be used to scale its ‘interest graph’ product. Launched in December 2009, Paris-based Pearltrees enables users to make social connections based on shared interests such as news, the arts, entertainment and sciences. The system produces data which can be used by marketers to provide insight into ‘the consumer mind’. The basic unit of Pearltrees’ service is the ‘pearl’, which is basically a visual bookmark.
You’ve heard of the social graph, now meet the interest graph. While Facebook and Google+ have built their social networks around collecting and networking your contacts, there’s a new platform emerging where instead of leveraging friends, it leverages content. Your mind should immediately turn to Pinterest and its collective visual bookmarking clones (if it doesn’t, you haven’t been using the Internet enough). These sites aren’t concerned with helping you find and communicate with your friends — that’s really just a side benefit. Instead their core focus is to curate and collect things — things you want, things you like, things you bought, things you made or want to make.
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What if your friends laid out the home pages of major news organizations, instead of a bunch of editors you’ve never met? The folks at News.me toyed with that idea at an afternoon hackathon a few months ago, and the result is News.me Exposé , a bookmarklet that reveals the “top stories” as determined by what your friends are sharing on Twitter. A wee bookmarklet it may be, but Exposé reflects the company’s belief that our friends can be better curators than professional journalists — and that home pages are losing relevance as discovery points. “The web is about conversations, not pages — this brings the conversation front and center,” said Jake Levine, the News.me general manager, in an email.
Social discovery tool News.me helps you find relevant and interesting news based on what your friends are sharing on Twitter. We all get slammed with a river of links when checking our Twitter streams, so the tool has been extremely helpful to parse out the best of the best. Today, the company launched a tool that lets you surf the web and instantly see what you should check out and read on the site you’re on.
It is another article on Xmarks installation for syncing the bookmarks stored in your different computers. This example explains how to install the Xmarks in your firefox browser. In the initial years, this has been introduced as the firefox only ad-on then later rolled out the support for the other browsers. So, Xmarks works very well with firefox browser then any other browsers.
To + eric goldstein , just wanted to say thanks for everything. Your passion and determination left a lasting mark on many including myself. You and the team pioneered the content curation / clipping space with the success of both Clipmarks and Amplify, an achievement that will not be forgotten quickly. Twas was a super fun ride but understand your need to move on to pastures new… wishing you all the best in your future ventures – keep in touch my friend.
Bookmarking mobile app Matchbook announced a $250,000 funding from investors Quotidian Ventures and angel investor Rick Webb. It also launched a new feature for intent-based deals. Matchbook is a mobile app that allows users to make notes on their favorite restaurants, bars, and venues, then organize these notes on their mobile devices. Matchbook's new feature involves an integration with daily deal sites, like Groupon, Gilt City, and Living Social, for bookmarking outlets. The app generates user-specific notifications based on discounted prices. Matchbook is currently available free for iOS.
On February 14, English language learning apps featuring Alice in Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes took the top slots on Japan’s App Store in the education segment. Since then, they have also taken the #1 spot overall for both iPad and iPhone categories. These apps, based on 30 stories from the Oxford Bookworms graded reader series, help learners improve their English. Classics Phantom of the Opera , The Wizard of Oz , The Jungle Book , Pride and Prejudice and Gulliver’s Travels are among the selected titles.
The quick rise of the social-networking site Pinterest has summoned up a host of new questions about the legality of the content that its users – more than 10 million registered in all – are posting across the site in droves. In other words, what does one do with all the copyrighted material being shared across the site? While Pinterest has attempted to solve the problem on its end by giving publishers a means to flag and report content for removal , that's an awfully ambitious undertaking, especially when the content being shared has been curated from other giant social networks. How might a typical Flickr user even go about finding and flagging images that he or she doesn't want shared, for example?