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The (ongoing) evolution of an industry

Mike | March 24th, 2010

Everyone knows that the music industry is struggling, right? Pirating, reduced concert ticket sales, and fair use issues have combined to send record company execs scurrying for solutions and scrambling to figure out new revenue streams. NPR’s On The Media (with our friend Bob Garfield) recently devoted an entire episode to a great discussion of […]

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How Are You Evolving?

Ross | March 18th, 2010

On my way to speak at Microsoft’s MIX10 conference yesterday morning, I saw a group of six people sitting along a wall. Each of their t-shirts had a single letter printed on the back, and the letters spelled the word EVOLVE. I’ve been thinking the past two days about how I’m personally evolving, the ways […]

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Dispatches from SXSWi

Mike | March 15th, 2010

We’re spending a few days at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, so I thought that I could share  notes from three of the sessions. In a few days we travel to Las Vegas for the MIX10 conference and I’ll share some of the goodies from that show next week. Austin is packed this […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Laura | January 19th, 2010

The hard part’s not making the resolution it’s sticking to it… For that reason we wanted to see what everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions were for 2010 so we posted a contest on Facebook gave everyone a week and a half to get their submissions in and Pete and I picked a winner. And the $50 […]

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The little things

Ross | November 24th, 2009

I sometimes forget,  when focusing on the big picture, to enjoy the little things. The graphic to the left put a big smile on my face this morning when I arrived at the office. It was posted in our forums by Spazie, one of over 46,000 creatives in the crowdSPRING community. While the Thanksgiving holiday […]

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Pepsi and Will.i.am think crowdsourcing is cool–do you?

Bethany | October 5th, 2009

So I’m laying on my couch, watching my stories (one of my many reality tv shows that Kevin likes to call “stories”) when a commercial comes on.  Usually I flip over to E! during this time to catch up on my news, but for some reason, this commercial caught my attention. Will.i.am, from the Black […]

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There Are No Ordinary Moments

Ross | August 28th, 2009

It’s human nature to focus on big stories. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But moments – ordinary and not – are more meaningful and real. We should all focus more on moments, not big stories. Micah Baldwin wrote a brilliant post yesterday called “Moments”. I encourage you to read it. It’s simple. Pure. True. […]

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