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Glogster planting trees in Haiti

Feb 1st, 2011 | By
The 22-year-old Trees for the Future focuses on economically challenged areas not just to combat climate change. In Haiti, deforestation has had a direct effect on the spread of cholera, destruction by hurricanes and crop failures.


Austrian startup to challenge Hollywood hegemony

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

The Hercules Film Network, based in Vienna, Austria is looking to do to the film industry what Napster did with the music industry, but without stealing content.  Instead, founder and CEO Roman Tolic is looking at taking control of film production, financing and distribution away from the studios and Hollywood executives, and put it in the hands of independent film makers and audiences. (WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE)

Tolic has created a social media platform, ready to go live soon, that makes it possible for for everyone involved in producing an independent film to collaborate online, with additional …



Web 2.0 gems amid TechCrunch roar

Oct 12th, 2010 | By

By Lou Covey, New Tech Press Editorial Director

A couple of weeks ago, New Tech Press attended TechCrunch Disrupt, looking for some companies that were not getting the buzz at the conference, but making Web 2.0 accessible to no-geek types. We found several. This link to the video interviews takes a look at five of them — Poken, Caplinked, Rseven, Urban Spoils, Yapper and Ovia.  A couple of others weren’t around when we came by with the video camera but nonetheless were worth mentioning here:  Bubbalon and Ark.

Ark makes it possible for …



New EU movement looks to change how startups are done

Oct 9th, 2010 | By

The 12 Entrepreneurs, an unusual movement made up of start-up leaders, government representatives and service providers from Europe and the US, launched officially recently at the PlugandPlay Center in Sunnyvale with the goal of developing a new model for funding and supporting startups.

Here is the interview:

Founders of the group, Roman Tolic of Austria- based Hercules Film Network, and Emmanuel Carraud of MagicSolver of the UK, formed the organization with the purpose of building bridges between the centers of innovation around the world, finance visionary projects and create jobs in the US and Europe.  While the initial group …



Operational Transparency provides
 actionable intelligence for productivity

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

In this interview sponsored by Vpype, Magma Design Automation and Operational Transparency, we look at a new management tool, OpDots, that manages information in an organization for instant visual analysis and facilitate action. The tool works not just for marketing, sales, operations, manufacturing, and social media measurement, but can consolidate and coordinate all those disciplines centrally.

Click here for the video.