Tumblr, the microblogging service which allows users to share images at the click of a button, has big plans to begin creating original content. This follows a year in which they gained more than 20 million new users. But what will they do about those pesky service outages and spam problems?
Shapeways, the Dutch upstart that brings rapid-prototyping to the
masses, is one step closer to becoming a custom-manufacturing
juggernaut. The company will announce today that it has raised $5
million in Series A venture capital and will move its headquarters to
The new funding round, led by Index Ventures in London and Union Square Ventures in New York (the same firm that backed Twitter and Etsy), will let Shapeways expand its hold on the U.S. market — and perhaps beyond.
Given the tribulations that both Facebook and Twitter have suffered recently over the thorny subject of privacy, one would think that other social media sites have learned from the big guys' mistakes. Foursquare, however, has just suffered a security lapse, as reported in detail by Ryan Singel on Wired.com.
Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business represent the best and the brightest in innovation and creation, but the companies they rep aren't all powerhouses—yet. Here are 10 of the most creative small business drawn from our list of the 100.
I think a lot about how people get and share information, how technology impacts those experiences, and what organizations need to consider (and do) when trying to communicate or engage or direct an audience towards taking some kind of action (purchase, learn, advocate, etc.) in our connected society.