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Entries from November 23rd, 2010

The Student Loan Crisis

November 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · Personal, socent, tech

Tweet My friend Mike is the founder of an education startup called Skillshare, “a platform to learn anything, from anyone.” Given his passion in the education space, Mike / Skillshare, along with The Cultivated Word, is preparing to produce an animated short film titled “The Student Loan Crisis.” They need to raise about $900 more [...]

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The Most Important iPad App

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments · tech

Tweet … isn’t anything grabbing the headlines or swirling around the blogosphere. As measured by iPad usage time, the most important iPad app is the simple Safari browser. This definitely lines up with my own usage and confirms the iPad as a tool used primarily for consumption, not creation. And that’s one reason why I [...]

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Get Out and Vote!

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · VC, tech

Tweet I love what Foursquare’s doing here. Using tech to encourage civic engagement? Check. Attractive data visualizations? Check. Next step–using Foursquare data to develop predictions more robust than exit polls! Check-in and include #ivoted in your shout out to get your limited edition iVOTED badge and find out more info at elections.foursquare.com. (Not a huge [...]

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