russell davies: little printer, big ambition

This is masterful in so many ways. But one point I wanted to make, to all those agencies that have decided that making products is the future. That’s a laudable and intelligent aim, but it took five years for BERG to go from here to here. And they’re really good. They had to be focused and ambitious, working really hard. This isn’t stuff you can just chuck out the back of a creative technology department Just a thought.

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Hello Little Printer, available 2012 from BERG on Vimeo.This is masterful in so many ways. But one point I wanted to make, to all those agencies that have decided that making products is the future. That’s a laudable and intelligent aim, but it took five years for BERG to go from here to here. And they’re really good. They had to be focused and ambitious, working really hard. This isn’t stuff you can just chuck out the back of a creative technology department Just a thought.

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What startups are focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)? – Quora

What startups are focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)?

http://www.arrayent.com
http://www.fluidinfo.com
http://www.hyperpublic.com
http://www.readiymate.com
http://www.pachube.com
http://www.palantirisystems.com
http://www.sentientcity.net
http://sen.se
http://www.symplio.com
http://www.thingworx.com
http://talesofthings.com
http://www.vurb.edu
http://www.widetag.com
http://www.withings.com
http://www.yaler.org
http://www.thingspeak.com/
http://www.symplio.com
http://www.iobridge.com
http://www.thinglink.com
http://sifteo.com
http://makerbot.com
http://nabto.com/
http://www.axeda.com
http://greengoose.com/
http://www.cinterion.com/
http://www.karotz.com/

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Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice – Entrepreneurial Insights – TIME

Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice

By Kristina Dell Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

In the fall of 2007, Marco Arment was working as lead developer at Tumblr, the social network and blogging platform, when he noticed that he kept losing the links to interesting stories that he didn’t immediately have time to read.So one evening at home, after a frustrating search for an article he vaguely recalled, Arment spent five hours creating a simple web application that would allow him to quickly and easily save links and follow up on them later. “It didn’t need to do that much and there was so much value right there,” says Arment. “I put in about an hour a week on it and it took almost no effort because it was so simple.”Arment showed the website to a couple of friends and they loved it. Six months later, when Apple announced it was creating an app store for the iPhone, Arment thought he could expand his idea. He liked reading articles on his subway commute home, but the Manhattan trains lacked an Internet connection. What if he could create an iPhone app that would let people read saved links offline? Arment spent his evenings developing Instapaper to do just that.

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