January 25, 2009

LuckyStartups offers advice to new startups

by Ayelet Noff

Last month I had the pleasure of talking with Ezra Butler, LuckyStartups’ Israel correspondent.  In our interview, Ezra and I discuss everything from my personal life and where I grew up to the services I provide as a “one-stop-shop” for startups, plus of course, let’s not forget, Ezra’s love for alcohol and chocolate. We also discuss the difference between American and Israeli mentality, the … Continue reading

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January 15, 2009

At the first Public Media Collaborative

by JD Lasica

Earlier this evening we wrapped up the kickoff meeting of the Public Media Collaborative (no website yet, private wiki coming, Facebook group here) at TechSoup in San Francisco. The idea, spawned by Susan Mernit, initially drew eight of us (folks like David Cohn, Margaret Rosas, Joyce Kim) to a restaurant last month to plan a gathering around collaboration to promote … Continue reading

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July 28, 2008

Allvoices: a new global forum for sharing news and info

by JD Lasica

Just heard about a new citizen journalism site that launched earlier this month: Allvoices.com, which weaves together traditional and new media sources to create a global forum for sharing news, videos, images and blogs will end its beta version and officially launch. From the announcement: Allvoices provides eyewitness news and perspective that is free from editorial filtering and censorship characteristic … Continue reading

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June 8, 2008

Smart mobs for news participation

by JD Lasica

Social Actions from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Following is part 3 of my 3-part series on open APIs and crowdsourcing community news. Cross-posted from the IdeaLab. Part 1, Part 2. At the NetSquared conference for nonprofits in San Jose on May 27-28, one of the most intriguing projects I heard about was Social Actions, a project to tie together disparate … Continue reading

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