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Bill Douglass
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BioTime to present at GTC Stem Cell Summit 2014 http://bit.ly/1tHIT4L
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Wow, I am truly impressed with the personalized Happy Birthday wishes from #Google today. Thanks, Google!
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Social TV and the second screen both just got a lot more interesting. i.TV's new acquisition, GetGlue, drives 30%-plus of the Twitter chatter around any given TV show. Very thoughtful coverage by AdAge's Simon Dumenco. 

http://adage.com/article/the-media-guy/i-tv-buying-getglue-means-social-tv/245137/
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Some great insights in this FORTUNE piece, from the 35-year-old CEO of Ozon, the "Amazon of Russia."
Things in Russia aren’t as bad as Western media makes it seem. The good outweighs the bad for foreigners looking to make investments there.
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One third? An even smaller number of top CEOs than that actually use social media to engage in a meaningful way.

For example, it's not surprising that the most popular social media platform among top CEOs is LinkedIn, but how many of them are basically just using their LinkedIn accounts as an online Rolodex?
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Excellent run-down on the latest in mind-machine interface R&D by NYT's @nickbilton
We might not be far away from a day when scientists can use computer-manipulation of the mind for a host of different things.
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Connecting the dots: an insightful WSJ piece on how, over time, solar power plus natural gas may present a challenge for utilities. http://lnkd.in/d2r2sZZ
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Here's the first-ever news coverage of Twitter (aka "Twttr") in @gigaom July '06 by none other than @om himself. $TWTR http://bit.ly/1cEHd6t
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E-commerce drives the practice of "showrooming," driving bricks & mortar stores out of business. Social media and social commerce, on the other hand, have a more balanced effect. In fact, it turns out Pinterest, in particular, is actually driving a reverse-showrooming effect: people want to hold and touch Pinned items before buying them, and that's driving them back into real-world stores. http://lnkd.in/6nDMMh
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From the "Sounds too good to be true" Department: roads that charge electric cars. 
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The world's first iPS cell-based human clinical trial is actually starting patient recruitment this Thursday. Who knew we (or, specifically, researchers in Japan) would come this far, this fast. Amazing.
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Methane hydrate, aka "Fire in Ice" could be Natural Gas Fracking 2.0, and the Japanese government is leading the way.
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Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Social Media Consulting
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writing, corporate communications, strategic communications, public relations
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  • Gotham Communications
    Principal, 2010 - present
  • SparkPR
    Managing Director, 2010 - present
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646-504-0890
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New York, NY
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father & husband, globetrotter (60+ countries), award-winning writer (the Economist), PR & marketing maven, non-smoker
Introduction

An award-winning, published writer and world traveler, Bill Douglass has an extensive background in corporate and financial communications for a variety of companies, both public and private, particularly in alternative investments, life sciences, software/internet, as well as hedge funds and venture capital firms.

A noted authority on social media, Bill has advised firms including CompUSA and Live Nation on “social” strategy, and in just the last three years has been quoted on social media and other topics in the Associated Press, CNBC.com, E-Commerce Times, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, and elsewhere. In the March 2009 E-Commerce Times article he predicted that in September of that year Twitter would achieve a valuation of $1 Billion, which came to pass exactly on schedule. He is also a sought-after speaker at major PR conferences.

Bill has worked with a wide variety of clients, both public and private, including Amyris Biotechnologies (Nasdaq: AMRS; seeded with a Gates Foundation grant and backed by John Doerr and Vinod Khosla), BioDelivery Sciences (Nasdaq: BDSI), Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV), IncrediMail (Nasdaq: MAIL), Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), Systemax (NYSE: SYX), UPM (the $10 Billion global paper company; ADR: UPMKY), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, as well as various players in the alternative investment space.

Before starting Gotham Communications, Bill held a VP-level position with Brainerd Communicators, where he recruited a number of new agency clients, and prior to that served as Deputy Director, Financial/Corporate Communications at the Investor Relations Group, spearheading media relations strategy for a variety of public companies.

In earlier years Bill was with a boutique PR/promotions agency, P&F Communications, working with clients such as Focus Features (the art house division of NBC Universal’s Universal Pictures), New Line Home Entertainment, and ShoWest (world’s largest motion picture industry convention).

Earlier in his career, Bill was an administrator with a non-profit group, ORBIS, spearheading eye surgery programs on-board the organization’s DC-10 aircraft, “the world’s only flying eye hospital,” in over twenty countries.

A lifelong traveler, Bill has worked in or visited sixty countries and every continent except Antarctica.

Bragging rights
Won the first Shell/Economist Writing Prize, a futurist writing competition from Royal Dutch/Shell and the Economist magazine. The judges’ panel, which included Esther Dyson and Sir Mark Moody-Stewart, Chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell, chose Bill’s entry over 3,000 submitted from seventy-five countries, awarding him with the $20,000 First Prize. Bill’s essay was published in the Economist’s annual flagship publication, The World In, distributed in 95 countries and translated into 17 languages. Bill holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Houston, and attended Boston University’s College of Communication.
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