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Microtask: we love the forms you hate

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… mapped the human genome and even (in just 11 years) tracked down Osama Bin Laden. So why is the paperless office still such an impossible dream?

As you probably know by now, here at Microtask we take productivity seriously. We spent many long days and sleepless nights wrestling with this data-based dilemma. Finally we emerged, red-eyed and over-caffeinated but victorious. Ladies and gentlemen, we are extremely proud to present our new miraculous service: ( drumroll please) Microtask …

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Summer Blockbuster, in cinemas now: The Document Processing Knight Rises

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… transfer those nearly illegible, dusty piles of paper forms that fill the dark comers of your office into digital format on your computer.

This summer…(pretend I am saying this really slowly in that movie preview voice ), Mike Rotask rises again, to save the world from the evil problems associated with document processing, and banish those paper forms you hate, forever.

Ok, the animation is not quite Batman, but it does describe how our incredimagic team of oracles and sorcerers …

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Twitter Predictions: the future is just 140 characters away

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Basically, the more mentions a movie gets on Twitter (positive or negative) the bigger the box-office success. Similar techniques have been used to successfully predict election outcomes in the UK and US, and (here’s the really crucial example) X-Factor and American Idol winners.

In a more sophisticated Twitter experiment, Dr Johan Bollen of Indiana University used mood-profiling software to analyze the actual content (rather than just the volume) of millions of tweets. He found that …

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SpeakerText: serious about subtitles

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… that when he started the company in 2008, he had no idea what he was doing. Three years, an office in Mountain View and $600,000 of angel funding later, he seems to be getting the hang of things.

The stampede of funders for SpeakerText shows that video publishers are desperate to get their content on Google’s radar. While it’s easy to get caught up in the hot-new-startup hype, success brings its own problems (just ask Barack Obama). SpeakerText is a small, inexperienced company. …

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GDC 2011: Angry birds, happy Finns

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… , one of Europe’s biggest VCs. RocketPack, a web gaming startup, has moved into Disney’s office in Helsinki. Supercell, with its talented and experienced team (CEO is Ilkka Paananen, founder and former CEO of Sumea) has just released a beta version of a free-to-play social RPG called Gunshine.net.

The Finnish line approaches

For some at GDC, it probably seemed like Finland’s gaming industry has suddenly struck it lucky. Helsinki-based studios produced Alan Wake and Angry …

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