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Congratulations to our friend Kari Litzmann on the launch of Rubina Magazine.
Rubina is a new kind of online shop that allows you to buy luxury hand-crafted accessories, while helping women artisans around the world. Rubina directly connects you with the artisans who make your products, allowing you to become active partners in building their businesses as they make positive change in their own communities. 

Congratulations to our friend Kari Litzmann on the launch of Rubina Magazine.

Rubina is a new kind of online shop that allows you to buy luxury hand-crafted accessories, while helping women artisans around the world. Rubina directly connects you with the artisans who make your products, allowing you to become active partners in building their businesses as they make positive change in their own communities

csistarrettlehigh:

Proud to be the grand prize sponsor at the Code for Change competition taking place amongst students at NYU…the competition kicked off today.
About the #codeforchange competition - NYU student software developers and designers will compete for $10,000 in prizes by creating apps and tech solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations and government agencies in New York and across the USA.   
The students will break into teams and have two-weeks to collaborate and build a functional product which addresses real world challenges pitched and faced by these 14 organizations.
The teams will unveil their products during Code for Change expo on October 12. 

csistarrettlehigh:

Proud to be the grand prize sponsor at the Code for Change competition taking place amongst students at NYU…the competition kicked off today.

About the #codeforchange competition - NYU student software developers and designers will compete for $10,000 in prizes by creating apps and tech solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations and government agencies in New York and across the USA.   

The students will break into teams and have two-weeks to collaborate and build a functional product which addresses real world challenges pitched and faced by these 14 organizations.

The teams will unveil their products during Code for Change expo on October 12. 

csistarrettlehigh:

Social Entrepreneurship - A movement that is sweeping the world.

Just met with Derek Flanzraich, CEO and Founder of Greatist.com. Love what he is doing to inspire health and fitness in our communities.

About Greatist.com

Everyone has a choice to be more fit, healthy, and happy. And though our goals and ambitions are often similar, each person is unique, every story different. A greatist is someone who chooses better to improve their fitness, health, and happinessAre you a greatist?

Greatist.com is the trusted health & fitness source for the young, savvy, and social. Health and fitness is hard. We want to make it easier. And, for starters, we believe you deserve better content than what’s out there now. So while our posts are short, fun, and relatable, they’re also as high-quality as it gets: every fact is cited (by a PubMed study), every sentence meticulously verified, and every article expert-approved. So, be inspired and get informed on Greatist. Then, together, we can start informing and inspiring the world to make one healthier choice per week, you know, to be greatists like us.

8bitfuture:

New antenna speeds up Wi-Fi by 200x.
Researchers in Singapore have developed a tiny antenna able to produce wireless speeds of 20-Gbits per second, which is 200 times faster than current Wi-Fi speeds.
The tiny device measures 1.6 x 1.2mm, which also makes it the smallest silicone based antenna to date. The antenna differs from previous antennas by being filled with a polymer instead of air, and the team says the technique is suitable for mass production.

8bitfuture:

New antenna speeds up Wi-Fi by 200x.

Researchers in Singapore have developed a tiny antenna able to produce wireless speeds of 20-Gbits per second, which is 200 times faster than current Wi-Fi speeds.

The tiny device measures 1.6 x 1.2mm, which also makes it the smallest silicone based antenna to date. The antenna differs from previous antennas by being filled with a polymer instead of air, and the team says the technique is suitable for mass production.

(Source: eetimes.com)

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The Coolest Coworking Space We’ve Ever Seen via @wired

To attract the right mix of creatives, Jellyfish Cartel’s space focuses on art and artists. A career working in youth culture had allowed Lee to work with several now-famous artists — like a young, unknown Shepard Fairey and MacArthur “genius” grantee Jorge Pardo — and she added a few of their pieces to the space. But she also commissioned a few custom works, which she says is a smart way to engage your creative friends. “If you look around in your own peer group, you know who takes great photos, who makes cool felt hair pins,” she says. “Just celebrate the people in your own circle.”

For the back wall of the conference room, artist, photographer and curator Aaron Rose created an homage to L.A., featuring photos of the city and origami paper arranged in a grid of $3.99 plexiglas frames — an idea Lee says anyone can borrow using their own collection of images. And perhaps her proudest “acquisition” was also her most affordable: six cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup, which she purchased for less than $5.00 and placed next to a photo of Andy Warhol.

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What started as an eight-desk shared workspace for developers called Spiral Muse has grown into 1,779 spaces in dozens of countries, with new communities being launched every day. It wasn’t necessarily Neuberg’smodel of coworking that spread around the world. Rather, in the true spirit of openness and collaboration—which are foundational principals of the movement—it was the opensource concept of working independently, yet together, that sparked a global revolt against business as usual.
For more surprising and encouraging statistics about the benefits of coworking and how it’s helping spawn a new mobile workforce full of independent, interconnected professionals, check out the infographic!

What started as an eight-desk shared workspace for developers called Spiral Muse has grown into 1,779 spaces in dozens of countries, with new communities being launched every day. It wasn’t necessarily Neuberg’smodel of coworking that spread around the world. Rather, in the true spirit of openness and collaboration—which are foundational principals of the movement—it was the opensource concept of working independently, yet together, that sparked a global revolt against business as usual.

For more surprising and encouraging statistics about the benefits of coworking and how it’s helping spawn a new mobile workforce full of independent, interconnected professionals, check out the infographic!