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Face it Steve, you need help

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… what you say to try to cover them up, or how much you apologize. Blaming alcohol, stress or even Steve doesn’t work. Trust me.

It’s not a big deal – if we are to believe Hollywood, it happens all the time. The slip of the tongue can happen if you’ve been with your partner for a day or a decade. One day, when you least expect it, you’ll accidentally call her by your ex-girlfriend’s name.

Smugly, I had always considered myself better than this. I like it when people remember my …

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Michael S Hart: a man of many words

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As people everywhere continue to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs (mainly by buying yet another iPhone ), spare a thought for another recently departed tech visionary: Michael S Hart.

Like Jobs, Hart was a pioneer amongst geeks. Way back in 1971 (when “the Internet” had a grand total of 100 users) Hart founded Project Gutenberg, a non-profit enterprise to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. As a commenter on our …

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Small Change, Big Difference

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… as a star in the nights sky. While not your traditional super heroes, maybe it will be Captain Steve, with his trusty sidekick Micropayment Man that not only saves doomed dates, boring bus trips and newspaper industry, but revolutionizes the way we live.

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

Last week we discussed the new JOBS Act, which allows startups in the US to use online crowds to raise funding. We noted the huge potential this has for not just the crowdfunding industry and startups, but the investment world as a whole.

One platform that is planning to take advantage of these new laws (the UK is set to follow the US later this year) is Trillion Fund. Trillion Fund’s modest goal is to eventually raise a …

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Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… ‘real’ investment has been limited.

That is, until now. Early last month, Obama signed the JOBS Act, which clears the way to offer the crowd equity in companies. The UK regulator looks set to relax laws in a similar way later this year.

Investments for the people, by the people

Already, platforms like Fundable have sprung up to take advantage of the law change, using the Kickstarter model, but offering equity as well as rewards (or at least it will, when it gets SEC approval …

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