Earn credits for walking. Spend at local merchants. Heathy customers. Prospering businesses. Our mission is two-fold: Motivate people to be more active,… · More while increasing foot traffic for local businesses. Both problems have the same core cause – our sedentary lifestyles. Jaywalk aims to fix that. In addition to promoting our users' health, we are equally focused on helping local businesses grow and thrive.
The first Typewriter website with on-demand checkout.
Typewriter is a project by John Biggs, former New York Times journalist and editor for Laptop Magazine, Gizmodo, and TechCrunch. His goal? To help small… · More businesses and startups put their best foot forward when it comes to the written word.
The rap against technology is that it isolates us-that it prevents us from going outside and interacting with the "real world" at large. And… · More technophobes tend to state their displeasure in deductive terms-"Put away your phone," "Unplug"-as though technology alone was the obstacle to balanced living.
HypeHop is a new tool in the growing field of attentive marketing. We’ve created a system that lets marketers address viewers directly and it rewards… · More dedicated users by paying them outright for their attention. We believe the system can be used in multiple environments and we are currently working with partners to bring HypeHop powered tools to the marketplace. HypeHop is a system that rewards viewers with a small amount of BTC for watching a video. We call this “attentive video.” The key to HypeHop’s magic is the ability for the system to watch you as you watch a video. Because we need to ensure users are watching these videos to collect their cash we’ve created a component that watches your face and tracks your emotions as you watch the video. The system pays out in BTC and accepts BTC to post videos. This is because there is no sane way to accept micropayments in USD or any other fiat currency. The product is truly the first of its kind. We posit that the average user is sick of giving up digital autonomy but will do so if rewarded in a real way.
I've been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content - you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough, and it appears almost… · More everywhere else. It's an important consideration, because as an online journalist I've heard everything from "How much ...
I'm a writer, maker, and entrepreneur. I spent fifteen years as a tech journalist. I'm now exploring some interesting new territory with my own startup, Freemit, and I'm open to advising and helping young startups to grow.