Thursday, July 07, 2011

Trend Collision/Buzzword Smash

Consider this as a Hollywood pitch: "It's like Groupon + Hyperlocal + Crowdfunding. For Good"

Here it is - GiveCorps.

The irony? I was wasting my lunchtime on the brightest shiny object in today's tech skies (Google +) when this came through on that "old fashioned" news site, Twitter.


Jeff Raderstrong said...

I'll come clean--I found this the old old-fashioned way: Direct communication with a real-life person. My boss Victoria Vrana (@vppartners! Shout-out!) sent it to me. (Ok, over email. Close enough.)

Interesting that these fancy shiny toys all boil down to basic human interaction. I think that's lost sometimes. The technology doesn't mean anything if it isn't creating human interactions at their core.

Lucy Bernholz said...

I couldn't agree more.

Yay for Victoria Vrana!


Victoria Vrana said...

But as a busy real-life person, I have to say, without shiny online toys, I would rarely get to talk to anyone, including the two of you!

I haven't had a chance to dig through it yet, but I hope the GiveCorps model allows for lots of f2f, local connecting as well as online.

Yay for GiveCorps and engaging new donors!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your support! GiveCorps provides a fun and easy way to support local nonprofit projects and get discounts in return. The local aspect of our model allows us to create both an online and offline community. We launched in Baltimore last week and plan to launch I'm Philadelphia this fall

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the support! GiveCorps provides a fun and easy platform to donate to local nonprofits and get dsicounts in return. The give local part of our model allows us to create both an online and offline community. We launched in Baltimore last week and plan to launch in Philadelphia this fall.

Amr said...

I have the pleasure to brief you on our Data Visualization software
"Trend Compass".

TC is a new concept in viewing statistics & trends in an animated way
by displaying in one chart 5 axis (X, Y, Time, Bubble size & Bubble
color) instead of just the traditional X and Y axis. Discover trends
hidden in spreadsheets. It could be used in analysis, research,
presentation etc. In different business sectors, to name a few we
have Deutsche Bank, NBC Universal, RIM, Vanguard Institutional
Investor, Ipsos, Princeton University as our clients.

Link on Drilling feature (Parent/Child) - Just double-click on any bubble:

NBC presentation on TED using Trend Compass exported Videos on CNN

Link on our new Geographical Trend Compass (Earthquake in Japan - Mag
vs Depth vs Time):

Link on Ads Monitoring on TV Satellite Channels.

Link on UK Master Card vs Visa performance :

Links on Funds:

Link on other KPIs :

Link on Chile's Earthquake (Feb 27th 2010):
Link on weather data :

Bank link to compare Deposits, Withdrawals and numbers of Customers
for different branches over time:

Misc Examples :

Princeton University project on US unemployment :

A video presentation by Professor Alan Krueger Bendheim Professor of
Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and currently
Chief Economist at the US Treasury:

You can download a trial version. It has a feature to export
EXE,PPS,HTML and AVI files. The most impressive is the AVI since you
can record Audio/Video for the charts you create.

Video on Trend Compass:

Since we already develop 3D Virtual Reality applications, please find
below a link on a prototype for a new 3D VR Trend Compass application:


Amr Salah
Trend Compass Team
Epic Systems