20 Ways to be AWESOME

I don’t usually publish these things. And this isn’t targeted at my clients and colleagues, but I’m often asked by friends and family if there are some simple rules you should keep in mind when playing in the social space. I thought this was a good and decent primer. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 20 ways to be awesome on the Internet   by Shy Rosenzweig, thenextweb.com   Shy Rosenweig is the co-founder and COO of Meetey, bringing social networking to your neighborhood.   You’ll find tips and tricks everywhere online and some of them are actually very good. The problem many people have is TMI (too much information). They get overloaded by so much information from so many different places, it becomes hard to process what’s priority. So

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The Crowd

The Yakir Group is working with a few start-ups. Two of which are in the crowd-funding or crowd-sourcing space. We advise them appropriately. I thought I’d share this article by Ross Rubin over at Engadget for our clients and for those of you who are looking to play in the CROWD game. _______________________________________________ Switched On: Understanding crowdfunding’s caveats, part 1 by Ross Rubin, engadget.com Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Crowdfunding has been a boon to companies that are bringing some of the most exciting and innovative devices to market. But sometimes things go wrong. Last March, the first of a two-part Switched On discussed some of the foibles about crowdfunding in the wake of Kickstarter proclaiming that it

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

When we partnered with the American Museum of Natural History in developing their digital strategy, one of the great priviledges was getting to work with the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He is an extraordinary man with a point of view worth emulating. Here are the excerpts of a recent Huffington Post interview. ____________________________ Why Revive ‘Cosmos?’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed huffingtonpost.comMar 4th 2014 7:14 AM Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson–way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation’s best-known scientists. And now his already-high profile is set for a big boost with the March 9 launch of “Cosmos: A

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Bandwidth meets Watson

Imagine 5G Bandwidth matched up with the computational power of Watson. Now we are talking MOBILE.  IBM seeks app developers to harness Watson   bbc.co.uk Feb 27th 2014   IBM has challenged developers to come up with ways to get the vast brain of its supercomputer Watson on to the world’s mobile phones. Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. It also has access to 200 million pages of information, drawn from books, encyclopaedias and other databases. Apps could include more advanced Siri-like voice recognition systems or tools that can accurately translate text. “The power of Watson in the palm of your hand is a game-changing proposition, so we’re calling on mobile developers around the world to

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