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Jay Shapiro
Works at Infinite Monkeys Mobile Apps
Attended National University of Singapore
Lives in Traveling the world in the EcoRoamer
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Great coverage of Infinite Monkeys today on Sprout Social Insights...

http://sproutsocial.com/insights/2012/06/spotlight-on-startups-apps/
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The kids wait 10 months for their chance to come back to the cottage. Now that we are here they are making the very most of summer with 8 activities a day, and then literally collapsing into their bed each night. 
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Sounds like college. But the activities would have been drinking games.
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I just knocked +Leo Laporte out of being king on my Google Lattitude. Admittedly it's 1am on Sunday, so he has 6.9 days to kick my butt and take it back...

I haven't "played" foursquare since I got bored of it months ago, but Latitude just does it "right", and i could see myself starting to auto)check-in again...
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EXCITING NEWS!

The EcoRoamer (and us!) are going to be on TV tonight at 9pm on Discovery's Travel Channel. They interviewed us for their special: "Killer RV Upgrades".

It turned out really well, and if you want a sneak peak, you can watch it online, here:

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/the-ecoroamer

Enjoy!
Jay + Alice + Kurt + Maya Papaya
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The Monkeys' march towards complete global domination has begun!

Great story today on Digiday about our FREE make-your-own-mobile-app service at www.monk.ee !

http://www.digiday.com/mobile/mobile-apps-made-easy-and-free/
Jay Shapiro has plenty of experience building pricey sites for big brands as the founder of digital agency Blue. But he's changed direction entirely with his latest venture, Infinite Monkeys, bett...
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Great coverage today from from +TheAppPlanet - Infinite Monkeys: An App Builder for the Rest of Us - http://theappplanet.com/infinite-monkeys-seeks-to-democratize-app-creation
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Although my photographic work these days is almost entirely digital, I have spent my fair share of hours in the darkroom - both B&W and Color. I'm blessed to have had both a father and Grandfather who were master printers and taught me the passion, patience and perfectionism that comes from sniffing darkroom chemicals too much.

Which is my I found this interview with MV Labs Jim Megargee so wonderfully articulate and accurate on the topic of Digital vs. Analog. A topic that has been thoroughly beaten to death, but this one stands out and is worth a read...
Online magazines. 01 Magazine; 100 Eyes; 1000 Words; 28 mm; 7.7; Ahorn Magazine; American Suburb X; burn; Clic.he; Dide Photography Magazine; F-Stop; Flak Photo; Fraction; Gomma; Green Tea Gallery Mag...
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Last Month we took the +Local Motors Rally Fighter to the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, Arizona. Special Thanks to Chris Marzonie  and +Julian Gothard for the great pics!
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I decided today not to renew my Last.FM subscription for another year, here's why...
#firstworldproblems
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Dear Last.FM,
I used to love you. I've been a subscriber for years, but in 3 days my subscription will expire, and this year I'm not renewing. You asked (in your email), so here's why...

1) Last.FM restricts playback on my Logitech Squeezebox and GoogleTV devices to only play on a single device, so I can't listen to you in my whole house. That's how I listen to most of my music these days, so more and more I'm finding that it's not Last.FM I'm choosing, even though you're on my home menu.

2) I have two little kids, and every once in a while I play them kids music. Sometimes we have friends over dinner and I put on a few hours of lounge trip-hoppy jazz. Unfortunately those were scrobbled, and now my entire Last.FM recommendations and stations have become corrupted, filled with cheesy lounge music, christmas carols and kids music. I have not been able to find anyway to repair it short of ditching 3 years of careful Last.FM grooming and starting all over.

3) Google Music. They weren't around before, but frankly now, they've got you beat. I've got 16,000 tracks in GMusic, it plays seemlessly on all my devices, never any ads, all my music, and unlimited playlists or random shuffles. Last.FM scrobbles the music I play, but I never understood why you don't scan my drives to see ALL the music I own and play some of the stuff in my library that hasn't been scrobbled. With Google Music I pick a genre, do a shuffle and it's got everything. And there's still a like/dislike function for controlling frequency.

So... I'm sorry www.Last.FM - You had such great potential:
- The social aspects
- The live tours calendars
- The Last.FM Artist Bio information (which now appears in my GMusic)

Good luck in the future. I really hope you make it.

Cheers,
Jay.
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We're the question of the day on www.jalopnik.com today!

http://jalopnik.com/question-of-the-day

Go EcoRoamer, Go!!
Car news and reviews for the auto enthusiast.
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Last night we caught a couple of sets of the Scott Wendholt / Adam Kolker Quartet at Small's Jazz Club on W 10th St in NYC.

A great time, but we were blown away by Victor Lewis on the drums. Man, that cat can play...
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Occupation
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Overland Adventurer
Employment
  • Infinite Monkeys Mobile Apps
    Tribal Head of the Humans, 2011 - present
  • EcoRoamer Carbon Neutral Global Expedition Vehicle
    Chief Designer, 2007 - 2011
  • The Muskoka Foundation
    co-founder, 2009 - 2011
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Currently
Traveling the world in the EcoRoamer
Previously
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Singapore - Hong Kong - Toronto - San Francisco - San Mateo - New York - Jersey City
Story
Tagline
Serial Entrepreneur, Internet Pioneer, Global Adventurer, Philanthropist and All-around nice guy.
Introduction

Serial entrepreneur, Global Philanthropist, Overland Adventurer, Father, writer and all around nice guy, Jay Shapiro has a solid track record of successes in each of these areas of his bizarre life.

SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR:
As founder and CEO of "BLUE", Jay bootstrapped the Digital Marketing firm from a small Singapore startup of 3 people, to a globally dominant force in the advertising industry, with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and Palo Alto. BLUE won the coveted "Agency Of The Year" award for 2009, beating out all the majors less than 10 years after founding the agency.


INTERNET PIONEER:
As the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Jay was one of the pioneers of the Internet industry in Asia. He is a regular columnist and keynote speaker in publications and conferences globally.


TRUSTED BOARD MEMBER:
As a seasoned and trusted executive, Jay has participated or advised several boards including:
Linkstorm - Revolutionary Online Ad Technology
Affle - Mobile marketing platform
WPP Digital - Global board of the digital holdings of the WPP Group
Ad:Tech Singapore - Home of S.E. Asia's best conference
Global Vote - United Nations resolutions put to a global public vote


GLOBAL PHILANTHROPIST:
As co-founder of The Muskoka Foundation, Jay has created a unique model for 21st century philanthropy by connecting successful entrepreneurs with those just starting out in developing communities. The Muskoka Foundation's fleet of over 150 Overland Explorers are now traveling the world adhering to the philosophy of "Use What You Know, To Do Good As You Go."


OVERLAND ADVENTURER:
As chief designer of The EcoRoamer, Jay developed the world's first open-source, carbon neutral, family sized, 4x4 production expedition vehicle made entirely out of recycled and sustainable materials. Jay and his family are now on a multi-year adventure driving the EcoRoamer around the planet.

Specialties

CRM, Database Marketing/Direct Marketing, Serial Entrepreneurialism, Global Social Enterprise, Overland Expedition Vehicles, Web Self-Publishing, Mobile Ventures, Insomnia

Bragging rights
founder of BLUE, 2009's Marketing Agency of the Year.
Education
  • National University of Singapore
    Communication Studies & Computer Science, 1998
  • National Univesity of Singapore
    MBA
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