Monday, January 31, 2011
Just invested in Belgrave Trust, the makers of the super cool stickers you can put on your laptop in order to carbon offset it's impact.It's my belief that green is a lifestyle and community activity, and with Etsy-like products are the proxy for carbon offsets, BT is going to become the ETSY of living green. Angel list discuss: http://angel.co/belgrave-trustBuy these stickers for everyone in your company and family for Christmas and birthdays. It will make them feel great.
As Part of White House StartUP America Program Mentorship-Driven Entrepreneur Support Initiative Part of Long-term Strategy to
Create 25,000 New Economy Jobs by 2015 BOULDER, Colo. – January 31, 2011 – TechStars, the leading startup
accelerator program in the United States, has launched the TechStars Network,
an alliance of independently owned and operated startup accelerator programs
from dozens of cities across the United States and around the world. Based upon
the mentorship-driven model pioneered by TechStars, these programs provide
seed funding and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs. The TechStars
Network connects these organizations and provides best practices, professional
development, networking opportunities and ongoing support for member
organizations. The TechStars Network will be part of The StartUP America Partnership,
launched earlier today by President Obama. In partnership with the White House,
the goal of the TechStars Network is to become an engine for job growth by
ensuring that over the next four years, 5,000 experienced business leaders and
investors will mentor and support 6,000 promising young entrepreneurs. The aim
is to increase the success rate and sustainability of each program, and to
ultimately create 25,000 new economy jobs by 2015. “We’ve been flattered by more than one hundred organizations who have
contacted us hoping to learn from our experiences at TechStars. We’ve always
tried to be responsive and have helped many get started,” said David Cohen,
founder and CEO of TechStars. “The TechStars Network signals and formalizes
our support for other credible mentorship-driven programs. We believe the
proliferation of the mentorship-driven accelerator model is healthy for
entrepreneurs. Through this network of independent organizations, we can help
increase their impact dramatically and make entrepreneurial communities the
real winners.” "At Tech Wildcatters, we believe collaboration across boundaries builds stronger
communities. The TechStars Network will be the catalyst for a nationwide startup
ecosystem, something our country desperately needs. With TechStars Network's
rich set of strategic resources, we will build stronger companies
faster that are
better able to compete globally,” said Gabriella Draney, co-founder of Tech
Wildcatters, a TechStars Network member based in Dallas, Texas. Currently there are 16 invitation-only TechStars Network member organizations
in major cities across the United States and around the world. Today the network
is open to all entrepreneurial thought leaders and organizations interested in
building or enhancing mentorship-driven startup accelerator programs. About the TechStars Network
The TechStars Network is a membership organization that ensures the sharing of
resources and best practices between independently owned and operated
mentorship-driven seed acceleration programs across the globe. Currently, the
TechStars Network includes charter members in dozens of cities, including
AlphaLab, Pittsburgh, PA; Arizona State University Edson Student Entrepreneur
Initiative, Scottsdale, AZ; Betaspring, Providence, RI; Blueprint
Health, New York,
NY; BoomStartup, Salt Lake City, UT; Excelerate Labs, Chicago, IL; Founders
Co-op, Seattle, WA; Incubate Miami, Miami, FL; Joyful Frog Digital Incubator;
Singapore; Jumpstart Foundry, Nashville, TN; LaunchPad Ignition, New Orleans,
LA; Ryan Academy Propeller Seed Accelerator Program, Dublin, Ireland;
Startupbootcamp, Copenhagen, Denmark and Madrid, Spain; TechStars Boston,
MA, New York, NY, Boulder, CO and Seattle, WA; Tech Wildcatters, Dallas, TX;
The Brandery, Cincinnati, OH; The Elevator, Tel Aviv, Israel. The TechStars
Network is quickly expanding its membership. For more information,
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Dear Yahoo! Calendar and Yahoo! Notepad Customer, Yahoo! Calendar Beta will soon be renamed "All-New Yahoo! Calendar," and Yahoo! Notepad Beta will soon be renamed "All-New Yahoo! Notepad." The old Yahoo! Calendar and the old Yahoo! Notepad will close soon, and we will move you to the All-New Yahoo! Calendar and the All-New Yahoo! Notepad in the coming few weeks. We will automatically move your Calendar and Notepad information for you. After we move your information, you will receive an email from us confirming that the information has been moved. After you receive the confirmation email, please set your default options (such as reminders, time zone, etc.) for the Calendar or Notepad by going to the Options page and clicking the Options button. Advantages of the All-New Yahoo! Calendar and the All-New Yahoo! Notepad These new versions give you much easier ways to share your calendar, send event invites, color-code calendar layers, zoom in on days, and sync on your mobile device. Some exciting features of the All-New Yahoo! Calendar:
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
improvement in learning" during the first two years of college.
-- 36 percent of students "did not demonstrate any significant
improvement in learning" over four years of college.
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Reading: AOL'S NEW PROBLEM: Mike Arrington. http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-michael-arrington-2011-1
Medford Man Convicted of Lasering LNG Tanker Helicopter Escort and Making False Statements
BOSTON, MA—A Medford man was convicted today of shining a laser beam into a State Police helicopter.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, George Naccara, Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration in Boston; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division; and Gregory K. Null, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General Philadelphia Field Office, announced that GERARD SASSO, 51, of Medford, Massachusetts, was convicted today in U.S. District Court following a one-week jury trial of shining a powerful green laser beam into a State Police helicopter that was escorting a liquid natural gas tanker (LNG) through Boston Harbor, forcing the helicopter to abandon its escort mission. SASSO was convicted of one count of willfully interfering with an aircraft operator with reckless disregard for human life, and one count of making false statements. SASSO is the second person in the country to be convicted of lasering an aircraft in violation of 18 USC § 32(a)(5).
The evidence introduced at trial showed that on December 8, 2007, a State Police helicopter was escorting an LNG tanker through Boston Harbor to the Distrigas Terminal in Everett. At approximately 9:15 p.m., the helicopter pilots saw a strange green light coming directly towards the cockpit and immediately recognized it as a laser beam. Despite taking evasive action to avoid being hit, the pilots were struck by the laser beam, which filled the entire cockpit with an intense sparkling green light.
The pilots viewed the laser beam as a potential threat to themselves, to the LNG tanker, and to planes landing at nearby Logan Airport. With the assent of the Coast Guard, which was supervising the LNG escort mission, the pilots began flying an “S” shaped pattern towards the beam in order to identify its source without being struck in the face by the laser. As they flew closer to the beam’s source, the beam kept following them, and it struck the helicopter at least four more times. The pilots were eventually able to determine that the beam was likely coming from a window in SASSO’s third-floor apartment, which is in Medford on the Medford/Somerville line.
Police officers responded to SASSO’s apartment and interviewed him. SASSO falsely stated that he was not the person who had lasered the helicopter, that he knew nothing about the lasering incident, and that he owned no lasers. SASSO repeated these false statements several more times until police officers noticed a laser pointer on his bedside table. Confronted with this evidence, SASSO confessed that he had, in fact, lasered the helicopter and that he had hidden the green laser in his baseboard heating system. Police recovered the green laser, along with 10 other lasers, from SASSO’s apartment.
The laser used by SASSO is classified by the Food and Drug Administration as a Class IIIb laser, which is a type of laser designed only for light shows and industrial and research applications, not for use as a laser pointer or amusement device. It is at least five to ten times more powerful than an ordinary laser pointer and has a range of at least two miles.
The Honorable Joseph L. Tauro scheduled a sentencing hearing for April 29, 2010.
The charge of interfering with the operation of an aircraft carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment, a five-year term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The charge of making false statements carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, of which the Transportation Security Administration is a member, as well as by the Massachusetts State Police and Medford Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William D. Weinreb and Donald L. Cabell of Ortiz’s National Security and Antiterrorism Unit.
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Sadly, when people said "Sarah Palin is dangerous" they were right.
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Auction: Run-Of-Network Jan 16 - 22
This Week In is now offering 20 slots of unsold ad inventory across our network in an auction. The winner's ad will be read aloud during our shows by our show hosts (see video below for examples) during the week of Jan 16 - 22.
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Here are the shows we'll read the winning ad on:
Show Ave. views per episode
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 100,000+
This Week In Cars 60,000+
This Week In Comedy 30,000+
This Week In Movies 40,000+
This Week In Music 80,000+
This Week In Poker 30,000+
The Annie Duke Show 8,000+
This Week In Reality TV 40,000+
This Week In YouTube 300,000+
This Week In American Idol 20,000+
This Week In Books 20,000+
This Week In Video Games 50,000+
This Week In iPad 80,000+
This Week In Mobile 30,000+
This Week In Horror 80,000+
This Week In Cloud Computing 20,000+
This Week In Careers (about to launch)
This Week In Fashion (about to launch)
This Week In Marketing (about to launch)
This Week In Web Design (about to launch)
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