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Dot: 360º video capture for the iPhone 4 by Jeff Glasse Hey Kickstarter-onians, Thanks for checking out our project! We call it Dot. It’s a stylish, durable and downright pocketable 360º (panoramic) lens attachment and app for the iPhone 4. What does it do? Dot lets your iPhone capture immersive, fully navigable, panoramic video in real-time - and share with friends on your phone, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, or streamed online using our awesome panoramic video web platform and player. Cool, right? We're excited too. But seriously, our secret beta testers have already had a lot of fun taking it to concerts, the park, on moped rides in Italy, and showing cramped apartments to mothers halfway around the world. So? We haven’t slept much. We’ve spent the past few months researching, designing, prototyping and coding. Let's do it! We’re excited to bring our cutting-edge (read: magical) panoramic technology to a much wider audience – and even more excited to see what you guys will do with it. Thanks for your support. Kogeto team

ReadSocial - about Larry Page’s thesis idea: a tool to annotate webpages. He wound up just building Google instead. #socialannotationsarehardbutcool Wired, Feb 2013. The best way to combat piracy isn’t legislatively or criminally but by giving good options. — Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos - who claims that every time Netflix enters a new territory, its numbers go up while Torrent numbers go down. ReadSocial Powers Open Access Publishing with QScience ReadSocial is excited to announce a new partner, QScience! launched in September 2011 (so they’ve got some cutting edge ideas). As for ReadSocial, we now have paragraph-level commenting and groups working in a number of different environments (web, iPad, inside EPUBs). With ReadSocial, QScience readers can add commentary to any paragraph of any research article on the site (much more valuable than adding it at the end, where the context of a comment is often lost). See an example of it being used on QScience here. And he continues: Yep. The Amanda Project - about Book Country: Discover New Fiction with the Genre Map Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book. Roll over the map with your cursor to see the different genres. Please contact us if there's a category you'd like to see on the Genre Map.

Highlights & quotes Finding Your Voice — The Fizzle Show 001 The Fizzle Show, our podcast for creative entrepreneurs, is now live and ready for your ears, hearts and minds! We will release a new episode every day this week. Be sure to subscribe to get the next episode in your sleep. Push Play: Finding Your Voice — The Fizzle Show 001 / A podcast for creative entrepreneurs and honest business builders... TO SUBSCRIBE: simply search for “The Fizzle Show” in your podcast app, or click here: iTunes Stitcher Instacast Podcast Feed URL What We Cover in This Episode We don’t start with a generic intro conversation — we get right into the meat of one of the deepest topics in online business. This episode is the first of a two-part conversation on finding your voice as a writer, video maker, speaker, blogger or anything else. We discuss loads of tips and tricks in this episode and even include an interview with a big time blogger about how he found his voice (and how that supercharged his business). What To Do Next We’re so excited to release this to you!

*openmargin - about 9 Tips for Emailing Important People Editor’s note: This is an exclusive excerpt from the course, How To Email Important People. As web professionals, we spend a significant amount of time communicating through email. In many cases, getting a fast response to our emails can mean the difference between enjoying our job and stressing about deadlines. Here are 9 top-notch tips for writing emails that make it as easy as possible for the recipient to send you a response. 1. Shorter emails increase your response rate for one reason: it is easy to write a short reply to a short email. While many people you email want to send a short answer, they often feel that a quick, one sentence response will come across as terse and unfriendly. Short emails remove this fear because it is appropriate to reply immediately with a brief response. 2. When long or unclear emails enter someone’s inbox they get placed in the to-do pile because they take time to figure out and respond to. Make it hard for the reader to procrastinate sending you a reply.

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