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Video: The Human Face of Big Data

September 30, 2012 Rich 0

In this Wall St. Journal video, Simon Constable talks with Rick Smolan, co-founder of the Human Face of Big Data Project, and Melissa Korn discusses why CEOs fret about Twitter. The Human Face of Big Data is a globally crowdsourced media project focusing on humanity’s new ability to collect, analyze, […]

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Slidecast: Adapteva Uses Kickstarter to Fund Parallella Project

September 28, 2012 Rich 0

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taAG9QNWLNo In this slidecast, Adapteva Founder & CEO Andreas Olofsson describes the new Parallella project, an open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. In an attempt to finance the project, the company is launching Parallella as a Kickstarter campaign so that the development platform can be offered for only $99 […]

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Wil Schroter on the Beautiful Nirvana of Breakeven

September 25, 2012 Rich 0

In this special guest feature, serial entrepreneur Wil Schroter from Fundable writes that the coveted “breakeven” point for Startups is not the end game. While industry pundits and investors love to talk about the growth, profits, and market dominance of startup companies, there’s a special place called “breakeven” that is a […]

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Interview: Data Science is all about Asking the Right Questions

September 24, 2012 Rich 0

In a recent interview, Thomas Thurston from Growth Science International describes how Data Science is less about technology than it is about asking right questions in the first place. The technology definitely matters, but what I’m saying is, the tactical mechanics are far less important than the question itself.  Mechanics […]

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Video: 5 Disruptive Media Startups

September 23, 2012 Rich 0

This panel discussion looks at Five Startups that Could Disrupt the Media Industry. Recorded at Paley Center’s Next Big Thing conference. At the conference, VIRURL, a Santa Monica start-up, along with Branch, were selected as the winners of The Paley Center’s Next Big Thing conference, a showcase of disrupters in […]

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Cloud Powered? Enter the AWS Global Startup Challenge

September 22, 2012 Rich 0

Clipped from: aws.amazon.com (share this clip) Does your Startup use AWS? Amazon wants to hear from you! The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge is back. This contest, launched in 2007, is a way for promising start-ups to get noticed and compete for an opportunity to win some great […]

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Livestream Offers Ad-Free Broadcasting

September 18, 2012 Rich 0

This week Livestream announced a free live video broadcasting service via Livestream.com and a new iPhone app, Livestream for Producers, without any ads to clutter the experience. We’ve been in the business with ad-supported free streaming, but early last year we realized the user experience [with ads] was starting to […]