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Entries from April 23rd, 2010

Facebook Privacy Fail

April 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, tech

Tweet Facebook is again violating personal information: As of today, there is a new privacy setting called “Instant Personalization” that shares data with non-Facebook websites and it is automatically set to “Allow.” Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites > Edit Setting (for Instant Personalization) and uncheck “Allow.” Click on the screenshot [...]

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The True American Idol

April 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal, tech

Tweet If you haven’t heard about Glee, here’s the basic gist: it’s a show about a high school glee club that is essentially done in the style of a musical, with musical performances interjected in between the narrative material. It’s become a huge phenomenon now, with some 2 million digital song sales, and 13.7 million [...]

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All Entrepreneurship is Social. Or is It?

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · socent

Tweet In a recent article from Stanford Social Innovation Review, Carl Schram made the assertion that “All Entrepreneurship Is Social.” To wit: “Over the past decade or so, the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts at large-scale change, blur the traditional boundaries between the [...]

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A New Paradigm of Investing

April 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, VC, socent

Tweet Just a few weeks ago, I received a call from a friend I met through StartingBloc, Kim Scheinberg. We had only briefly met before, so I was very honored to be on the receiving end of a phone call from her about a new project she was working on, one that was directly in [...]

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Kites From Skittles Wrappers? Meet TerraCycle!

April 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · socent

Tweet During the StartingBloc Institute, one of the speakers we had the privilege of listening to was Tom Szaky, founder of TerraCycle. TerraCycle is a company that collects traditionally non-recyclable waste from people all across the country by paying a non-profit of the collecting person’s choice, 2 cents for each piece they collect and mail [...]

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Moving On!

April 1st, 2010 · 10 Comments · Personal

Tweet 1:30 PM Update: April Fools!! So… I know I’ve discussed startups with many of you in the past (even even worked part-time for some as well) but I’ve finally decided I’m going to leave my current job and move on to a to-be-named startup in New York City. My first day is on Monday, [...]

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