Enthuse.me isn’t venturing into new ground but they are combining design and simplicity to get people excited about building and sharing professional outlines online. In contrast to other landing pages like Zerply or about.me, Enthuse.me users can pick the best pieces of content that really show off their expertise or knowledge. Breathing out of the “Silicon Roundabout” in London, the startup jumped out in public Beta displaying single-page profiles recently for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners, and other self-sustaining individuals that want to use the web to showcase their skills.
You create your own page by selecting a username and connecting for signup via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or manually. Add your profile avatar of choice and fill in a mini-bio describing abilities or whatever you think will grab the attention of possible viewers.
It’s no Ostrich Pillow, but the Hoodie Pillow could be just as fun.
Paul Miller’s year without the internet.
Lightweight generator that attaches to your bike to power devices with kinetic energy.
Chefday sends you the ingredients and a presents a how-to-video, to cook a top chef recipe.
Concept design by Dongwook Kim helps to answer the issues of needing a PC when transferring files between two external drives. Called Without PC.
How to use Google Glass. If you’re lucky to own one already.
Every noise at once. So weird you have to check it out.
Watch the interview of our friends at PunchStreet on Bloomberg Law.
There seems to be a web application to do everything for your business: Basecamp to project manage (kind of), Trello for to-do’s, QuickBooks or FreshBooks for accounting, and CRM tools to do this, that along with the other. As a business owner managing multiple accounts to run the show should not be the solution, and for a team software fragmentation isn’t the most effective way to work. Hoot Suite did a great job at bringing social medium management into one platform for a community manager to control, but when projects need to be coordinated, monitored and defined by a group of members for every aspect of a business relationship not one tool gives the functions to successfully provide the Big Picture.
That’s the exact name of the new and award winning solution that began being built by Sascea a year ago to solve the problem. Clint Robinson, Sascea Director of Technology says: “Most business software in the cloud is just that – an isolated instance on a background of blue sky. We built Big Picture to be a complete weather system. You may only want to know if it’s going to rain on your project parade, but for the company as a whole that rain is part of a much bigger ecosystem.”
With Mother’s Day just 12 days away, ideas on how to make it a memorable adventure is daunting to say the least. But what if we told you could earn some brownie points with your mom if she also takes care of your younger siblings before the special occasion even comes about? Here’s what you do; swipe open the App Store or visit Google Play on your mom’s smartphone. Grab the free and new app dedicated to making the life of busy moms on the go easier. Load it on her home screen and get ready for the biggest hug of your life as she discovers WOWMUM.
WOWMUM instantly locates nearby baby and child friendly places sorted by Eat, Play and Pamper categories. The tricked out and niche map app showcases over 13,000 “WOWSpots” that are child-friendly locations (in the UK), providing a destination of need near every corner your mom stops at. Whether she’s looking for baby changing facilities, indoor and outdoor play areas, toy shops or a place to get the little one’s hair done, the mommy friendly app places friendly icons on a map to find what’s needed easily and effectively.
Startups have many obstacles, but at the start every idea revolves around a team. What talents comprise the founding team has always varied – maybe tech and business development leads come together or a designer and programmer will begin a partnership, there eventually will be the need for additional knowledge to help a startup blossom.
A reality for founders not looking to give up equity to grow a team but also can’t take on full-time payroll fees could look to freelancers. Creatives, programmers, business development leaders and many others fill voids with their specific skills to help round out a startups offering. Many of these creative professionals are found via a kind-word of a respected friend; but today those “word-of-mouth” processes can be made exponentially more powerful with social media capabilities.
Cazimo is a new twist on group buying. The site offers daily group deals of up to 5 buyers with a special something and what everyone wants. One out of the five buyers gets it free. While others pay the price tag and get their order. For the first time in your life you’ll get a great chance not to pay for products, brands and services you love.
Unlike other group buying sites, the random free purchase opportunity lets merchants not have to entice new customers with 50 – 70% discounts. The Cazimo shopping experience will also work fine with 20 – 25% discounts. The two significant differences, in addition to the raffle element, with the new shopping thrill are that buying opportunities are limited to small groups of 5 buyers and rapid deals. Deals could end immediately when the group is completed. You could never know if another group will be open, or if that was the last group and missed your chance. Being updated on new group buys will be a must to see, eat and shop free of charge.
The armchair that looks like a painting on the wall.
CMS2CMS helps you migrate your website to another platform.
A new source for the best in design, politics and technology. via Ahmad Ktaech.
An incredible read about the journey of Martha Ladly on Women And Tech. She shares her story of being a pop star and working with Peter Saville and Peter Gabriel in the UK to becoming a professor of interaction design, specializing in women’s studies.
A very strange startup in the tourism industry – CorruptTour: history tours of corrupt areas and cities. (via Skift)
Mind Blowing! Celebrating Roppongi Hills 10-year anniversary with the Tokyo City Symphony.
Junglr has a slightly different focus than Quora. Where Quora’s goal is to become a more informative, knowledgeable Q&A, Junglr is focused on more casual Q&A and a more social, fun experience. You can think of Junglr as like the Reddit or Twitter of Q&A, where no answer is “not good enough.”
Coconut: Phone cases with the power to change lives.
Real-time collaborative game making. Definitely worth keeping an eye on this platform.
We thought about doing this when we launched, glad someone pushed out a site for it. Startup Videos.
We were unlucky enough to experience the Fukushima disaster first hand, but the biggest takeaway we gathered from the disaster wasn’t the horrific event rather it was how people came together. We were overwhelmed with support from our own families, the heartfelt thoughts of the people of Japan thinking of their loved ones, and the resiliency of a nation. When the nation was hurting people the people of Japan were coming together.
A new social network in San Francisco has learnt from moments such as this and others such as the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy. Instead of seeing disasters as a time when cities fall apart – SF72 wants you to see them as a time when people come together. Being prepared for a catastrophe isn’t just about having tubs of water, cans of beans and other supplies it also is about knowing those around you, lending a friendly hand, and transferring knowledge.
Although just a concept the work of South Korea designer Bomi Kim is inventive enough for us to dream it makes an appearance on Kickstarter for us to have hanging in our own offices. The nail shaped concept design lets you turn anything into a clock.
The nail-shaped mechanism keeps track of the time, while you insert what ever you want into the hour and minute hands to create a clock from anything you desire. No longer will time be just a current moment, instead time can also contain a message that speaks to you.
If you’re fan of Big Bang Theory you must remember the episode in which Raj and Howard created the “Internet Kissing” prototype. For those that aren’t familiar, this “device” sensed where you placed your lips, and a secondary “robot” in another location would simulate the actions to allow two people in a far distance to “connect” physically. Watch the video below to see it in action because words can never give the scene the justice it deserves.
When this episode aired the idea seemed comical in its context yet encompassed some genius to it. How can two people entertained in a long distance relationship provide the comfort of physical intimacy? Skype took conversations to one level, Snapchat’s pushed it to another point, but the latest Durex experiment takes the “Howard and Raj Internet Kissing” idea and makes “touch over the internet” possible.