Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

Will Digital Ads Become More Than an Interruption?

Patrick Keane, president at ShareThrough and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Felix Gillette discuss the launch of Re/Code and the state of digital advertising today.

#video #advertising #digital #technology #internet

The shifting focus of venture capital firms

PwC’s Global Software Industry Leader Mark McCaffrey discusses the changing behavior of venture capitalists.

#video #venture capital #internet #business model #technology

Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel along with other investors have recently injected $150 million into Xero’s streamlined accounting platform. The company hopes to target the North American market, along with others, as the results of an eight-year project to move into the mainstream. See what all the fuss is about.

#video #startups #entrepreneur #venture capital #investing #internet
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Google Fiber: Nick’s First Pitch

Just like any other 13-year-old baseball fan, Nick had dreams of one day making it to the majors. Being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder put that dream on hold—until, that is, Nick’s family, the baseball community and Google Fiber teamed up and used the power of web to make his dream a reality.

With the help of the web, Nick was able to throw out the first pitch at A’s/Yankee’s game at the Oakland Coliseum in California from the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City—more than 1800 miles away.

#video #google #sport #internet

Television Audiences Will Find Great Content, Wherever It Is

Former President of NBC Warren Littlefield argues that the fundamental rules of television have been changed by online media.

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Launch Hackathon 2013

LAUNCH hosted its first ever Hackathon during the LAUNCH Festival 2013. With 500+ vetted builders (developers/designers) participating and over $100,000 in prizes awarded, it was an overwhelming success!

And we’re doing it again! We’re looking for the best devs and designers to make cool stuff, to finally build that killer app they’ve been thinking about for months.

How will the LAUNCH Hackathon be different? For starters, there is a $100,000 investment or $10,000 cash prize to the winner! We’ll have massages and excellent food, too. Each participant will also receive a complimentary pass to the 2014 LAUNCH Festival and the winner will be guaranteed a spot on the LAUNCH Festival 2014 stage.

#video #hacking #design #internet

The Difference Between Websites and Apps

If you’re confused about whether your business needs an app or a website (or both), you should know the difference between the two, says Mobile Roadie CEO Michael Schneider. For starters, apps offer push notifications, which can allow you to reach customers on their smartphones and mobile devices. Apps also offer location-specific data about customers, and information about whether someone is logged into Facebook and Twitter. 

#video #internet #mobile phones #applications

IoE is Helping Nice Realize its Plan to Become a Smart City

The city of Nice aspires to be at the forefront of innovation. The Internet of Everything is helping Nice realize its plan to become a smart city through the Connected Boulevard and more. Featuring Mayor Christian Estrosi and Director General Anne Boquet.

#video #internet #innovation #cities

Project Loon: New Zealand Pilot Test

The Project Loon pilot test began June 2013. Thirty balloons, launched from New Zealand’s South Island, beamed Internet to a small group of pilot testers. The experience of these pilot testers will be used to refine the technology and shape the next phase of Project Loon. Watch the first pilot tester connect to to balloon-powered Internet for the first time. 

#video #internet #technology #science