Schools and teachers using crowdfunding

Here’s a great video on how schools and teachers are using crowdfunding to fund things like equipment and other projects that helps schools and students.

  

Twitter gets serious about video

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Twitter is introducing a new program that will enable users to monetize videos they post on Twitter. The program is quite attractive with a 70/30 revenue split in favor if the user, and the program is also non-exclusive. This will provide real incentives for celebrities and others with large Twitter followings to use Twitter for their videos along with YouTube and other platforms. Maybe the Twitter brass is finally figuring out how to monetize their users.

  

Internet growth is slowing

Mary Meeker’s latest report has generated a lot of buzz as she points out how Internet growth is slowing, which has significant ramifications for parts of this industry such as smartphone sales.

While this saturation means certain aspects of the Internet market are maturing, it also points to the reality that the connectivity of the modern world. The prevalence Internet infrastructure is affecting many other industries and cultures as connectivity alters things such as our politics along with countless businesses.

  

Tony Fadell is leaving Nest

Tony Fadell is stepping down as head of Nest Labs, the smart-home gadget maker that he sold to Google several years ago.

  

Are podcasts saving radio?

This issue is addressed in the video above as it relates to NPR. The bottom line is that great talk radio content now gets turned into podcast episodes, and consumers love it. I love being able to go to the ESPN radio app for example and listen to shows on my own time, and the shows are also broken down by topic so I can ignore topics that bore me (like the NHL) and focus on topics I like.

  

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