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Europreneur Secrets- Favorite Web Aps from Ann Cotton, Camfed

by on November 16, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs I met during the Traveling Geeks Trip.

This is seventh in a series where I take JD Lasica’s meme “Coolest Power Tools” on a “spin” to see not what our US geeks are using, but what our European Brethren find as their favorite aps. This has been a really popular series with my blog readers. It’s fun to learn about new aps and see that some of our favorites are highly used in the UK and now in Africa too.

Camfed

Here is a list of “geek tools” from Ann Cotton, the amazing, beautiful, powerful woman who started and is executive director of Camfed. (more…)

(From an original article by Susan Bratton)
 

Best International Startup at TC50: Trollim

by on September 16, 2009 at 7:09 am

Trollim was chosen by TechCrunch as the Best International Startup at TC50 yesterday — well done!

Trollim is a competition platform for programmers unlike any other you’ve encountered before. Trollim assesses the coding level and performance skill set of programmers via one to one or one to many coding “battles” no matter where they are in the world. Think of Eminem’s rap battles in the movie 8 mile — but this time not for rappers but for programmers. (more…)

Example Of a Great Viral Video Commercial

by on September 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

Guest Post written by Ilan Peer

Advertising for television industry used to be formatted into 15/30/45 second spots but the internet has changed the industry drastically. The audience on the internet now makes up for more views than the number of views one can get through television advertisements (Tivo has a lot to do with this also).

Television advertisements have a longer viewing life when they are placed online. The advertising firms now air the ads on tv first and then upload them to the web with the hope that the video will turn viral. (more…)

All those watches! All that bandwidth?

by on September 6, 2009 at 1:55 am

Traveling Geeks 2009 UKBeing on the road mid-summer, and having to watch my use of bandwidth, I noticed an uptick in the number of spam messages encouraging me to buy cheap watches; or more watches; or fabulous watches; well, you get the drift. Since I already have enough watches, I would like to ignore these messages, but rather than cause me to look at other folks’ wrists, they have caused me to look at the ticking clock of my broadband network usage. (more…)

Unilever Fires Ad Agency of 16 Years & Goes Crowdsourcing

by on August 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm

The beginning of the end. Unilever goes the crowdsourcing route to spruce up TV ads and recruit creative ideas.

After 16 years of using the same ad agency, they’re throwing up a $10,000 prize offering for the best creative marketing ideas.

Turning to the masses for ideas is increasingly hip and less expensive. That said, a mastermind at the helm to gather and choose the right ideas or more likely, mix of ideas is also increasingly important.

This is where marketing has to sit and the hat it needs to wear. Forget those MBA hats. When I look at candidates, I think: are you creative and strategic, can you act intelligently and balanced on the fly, be more flexible than anyone else I talk to, and multitask in a flurry of incoming and outgoing noise? (more…)

Traveling Geeks’ favorite online power tools

by on August 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

The Traveling Geeks’ tour of the UK this summer was one of the most intense junkets I’ve ever been sucked into. Among other things, I gave my first major talk at Reboot Britain about 21st Century Literacies. One of the nice side-projects is JD’s survey of the geeks about our favorite productivity tools. Check out Coolest power tools of some top geeks: (more…)

Europreneur Secrets – Scan Biz Cards with Your Mobile: Jack Lang

by on August 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs from Traveling Geeks Trip

The geeks are digging up some fun new things which may be new to you.

Jack Lang #WDYDWYD?I’ve queried some of my favorite new friends from Amsterdam, London and Cambridge about the tools they love. Here’s the fifth response, from Jack Lang, EIR at University of Cambridge, Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Jack is also the author of  “The High Tech Entrepreneur’s Handbook.” (more…)

Europreneur Secrets – Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs- Andraz Tori

by on August 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm
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This is fourth in a series where I take JD Lasica’s meme “Coolest Power Tools” on a “spin” to see not what our US geeks are using, but what our European Brethren find as their favorite aps. They are digging up some fun new things which may be new to you.

I’ve queried some of my favorite new friends from Amsterdam, London and Cambridge about the tools they love. (more…)

Europreneur Secrets – Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs- Alan Moore

by on August 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm

This is third in a series where I take JD Lasica’s meme “Coolest Power Tools” on a “spin” to see not what our US geeks are using, but what our European Brethren find as their favorite aps. They are digging up some fun new things which may be new to you.

Alan MooreI’ve queried some of my favorite new friends from Amsterdam, London and Cambridge about the tools they love. Here’s the third response, from Alan Moore, Founder of Small Medium Large ExtraLarge Limited.

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Europreneur Secrets – Favorite Web Aps of European Entrepreneurs- Andy Hobsbawn

by on August 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

This is second in a series where I take JD Lasica’s meme “Coolest Power Tools” on a “spin” to see not what our US geeks are using, but what our European Brethren find as their favorite aps.

Andy HobsbawmI’ve queried some of my favorite new friends from Amsterdam, London and Cambridge about the tools they love. Here’s the second response, from Andy Hobsbawm, Co-founder of Green Thing. (more…)

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