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Let the watering begin. With less water. 
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Three new tenure-track faculty positions open at the Media Lab. Pass it on.
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY SEARCH MIT MEDIA LAB SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING. The MIT Media Lab is a cross-disciplinary research organization focusing on the invention of new technologies that radically improve the ways people live, learn, work, and play. The Media Lab is seeking candidates to ...
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Come take a tour of my drafty old house, viewed through a thermographic camera, and see where all my heating dollars go. It's really shocking. http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/why-caulking-gun-best-weapon-war-against-energy-waste.html
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Woot. Smart City Startups Report made the GigaOm Weekend Review. http://research.gigaom.com/2014/01/the-weekend-review-tech-in-2014-smart-cities-and-more
It’s a new year, and that means one thing: forecasts for what we can look forward to over the next 12 months. Take a look at what our analysts are predicting for 2014 and beyond.
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Hackathons + contests are awesome, but most organizations just aren't set up to manage them well, particularly as financial and media coverage incentives ramp up. 

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6778546
One of the comments, kinda what I already expected: "Spoiler: One of those guys used to work for Salesforce! (not kidding, they announced it during the demo). The French guys were followed around during the entire hackathon by a salesforce camera crew (I was sitting right next to them, ...
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Hello everyone. Apologies for the long silence.

I've been working on something new that builds on many of the Crowdstorm ideas.

I dont have too much to share at present, but will be updating www.urban.us soon. 
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Looking forward to the updates that will enable complete automation based on factors like local weather, share, soil, etc. 
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"Today’s entrepreneurial boom is based on more solid foundations than the 1990s internet bubble, which makes it more likely to continue for the foreseeable future. One explanation for the Cambrian explosion of 540m years ago is that at that time the basic building blocks of life had just been perfected, allowing more complex organisms to be assembled more rapidly. Similarly, the basic building blocks for digital services and products—the “technologies of startup production”, in the words of Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School—have become so evolved, cheap and ubiquitous that they can be easily combined and recombined."

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A rapid increase in urban growth and a desire to reduce environmental impact are creating new challenges for cities in areas such as energy use, mobility, security, and governance.
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Some news about www.urban.us. 
We help promising entrepreneurs to solve urban challenges. We connect them with relevant early stage investors, citizens, urban leaders and enablers around specific activities like research, pilots or even civic crowdfunding. Map of urban.us stakeholders including investors, urban leaders, ...
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  • Urban Us
    Founder + CEO, 2013 - present
    Helping startups to solve big urban challenges.
  • Colaboratorie Mutopo
    Founder, Social Production Engineer, 2007 - 2013
  • Eigenvalue
    Founder, 2005 - 2013
  • CrowdStorm Book
    Author, 2012 - 2013
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Author, investor, family guy, swimming and handyman. Have worked with startups in some capacity since 1999, most recently as an angel investor. Now I'm building a platform to help cities work on urban problems. 
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current 50m fly time is about the same as my time from when I was 15 years old.
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New York - Cape Town - Boston - Gauteng - Sao Paulo - Harare - Berlin
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Mapillary
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The Internet's Own Boy
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Shaun Abrahamson is a successful early stage investor, tech entrepreneur and author. Abrahamson has invested in companies like ZocDoc, Refin

Dash
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From Team Dash - Please note the new FAQ page - http://support.dash.byWe are working hard to enhance the product and will be releasing frequ

Google Play services
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Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication

Infographic: Counting the Crowd
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Conferência Crowdsourcing
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The Google+ Project
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The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life.

Crowdfunding Is More Than a New Source of Capital
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How much can you reduce content marketing risk if your community can help come up with ideas to test? Or how might your crowd expand your ne

$250 - Book Title Contest for a Book About Running Contests
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I want: Name For: I'm writing a book to help people run contests just like this one Target Audience: Small business owners or managers in l

Actionable Steps We provide a framework for the design ...
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Actionable Steps We provide a framework for the design, organization and execution of crowdstorms, with pointers to relevant cases and resea

Our SMW talk: “Screw Earning Media, Start Earning Value”
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This morning, I had the privilege of co-presenting with Shaun Abrahamson, the CEO of Mutopo and active member of the Labs community. We'

Crowdstorming: Three Patterns for Crowdsourcing Brainstorming | Innovati...
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Crowdstorming, or soliciting ideas from crowds, is growing in popularity and importance. Shaun Abrahamson, who is co-author, along with Pete

From Crowdsourcing to Crowdstorming
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Over the last decade, organizations like GE, P&G, DARPA and LEGO have pioneered working with crowds to brainstorm. And in recent years, star

Always Ask Why Tee | HOLSTEE
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