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Andrew James

  1. Impermium Tallies Medalists in Spam Olympics

    Almost everyone has been awarded their medals, except a mighty contingent from around the world that spent the last two weeks competing on similar grounds, exerting their superhuman talents to excel in their dastardly sport – Spamming. It increased through comments on sites and social networks by 54% during just the first four days of the Olympics alone. Luckily, Impermium, a company dedicated to eradicating “the bad guys” from the Internet, was there at the finish line to tally their results for the best of the worst of the Web. And delete their efforts in the process.

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  2. BumeBox Partners with B Productions, Blasts Into Fashion Week

    Last year, the BumeBox team had a one-off chance. They met Marc Jacobs and told him about their product – a near-perfect integration of social media over video content. They sold the fashion brand on testing out BumeBox during the Marc Jacob’s 20-minute catwalk show at New York Fashion Week. At the end of the show, viewers posted 18,000 Tweets, and the brand was the only one to trend on Twitter during Fashion Week. When Jon Fahrner, CEO of BumeBox got back to his room that day, he check the clickthrough rate. It was 20 percent (0.3 percent is considered average). BumeBox is a pretty neat idea.

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  3. Wavii Floats Your News Boat

    Facebook. Yeah, it's pretty great, just two small gripes. One, I've lost track of the real world while stalking high school friends’ through their updates. Two, I'm tired of exercising my witty wrath upon those that repost cat photos. And do I really need to know 40+ times that Canada (only) won a gold in trampoline? Probably not.

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  4. YC's Kippt Joins Buffer for Saving and Sharing Content

    Today Y-Combinator-backed startup Kippt joins forces with Buffer for a partnership. Both apps are taking on popular problems in their spaces; Kippt is a link saving site that allows you to save and search your content in a social environment, and Buffer is a link sharing site that lets users push out content in timed intervals.

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  5. Email Attachment Solution Attachments.me Passes 60K Users

    Attachments.me solves a problem that we assumed Google would have been all over – indexing email attachments to make them searchable and usable. Sending attachments is old hat, and most email providers offer up enough room to store years of files. But searching out a document, PDF – or anything really – attached to an email is next to impossible, especially if you can only remember the containing details of the attachment and not the email contents.

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  6. Tailgate Ruthlessly Repurposes the Calendar for Students

    Before social networks, universities were a different place. Get this: just to find out what my friends were up to, I had to call them, or text them, or even walk across campus just to find them. These were dark days indeed... And yet while technology has jumped ahead, events scheduling has mysteriously remained unaffected – stuck to Google Calendar or iCal – the same layout we've been using to make appointments for over 400 years.

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  7. Reid Hoffman: "I’m Motivated By How I’ll Change the World"

    We're here at Madrone Theatre for PandoMonthly's fireside chat with Reid Hoffman. The past year has been a massive one for Hoffman. He's been involved in five companies that have gone public, including behemoths Groupon, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He's acquired loads of publicity from the past year of successes, but for Hoffman says it's about "proof of theory". Hoffman says he's motivated by thoughts on how the world works, how people work, and how entrepreneurship works – and from those factors he wants to discover truth.

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  8. Reid Hoffman: Walks, Talks, and Bridging Failure

    We're at PandoMonthly's fireside chat with Reid Hoffman tonight in Madrone Studios. Although Hoffman, who in 2011 either co-founded or invested in five companies that went public, his experience and knowledge came from a long list of fighting and learning from failure. While starting out, and way before joining Paypal, Hoffman would go for regular walks with Peter Thiel and tell him about what he had learned from his last week of reiterations.

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