TED: Alessandra Orofino, It’s Our City, Let’s Fix It.

The words of Alessandra Orofino echo our mission, the reason we exist in Newark, created by Newarkers as a statement that we should build the spaces, the platforms and create the solutions. Her mixture of tech and human connections resound with us here at = SPACE and her examples of how they did this in Rio is powerful, take a view.

 

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It is unfair that GE wins in this Ad. They used Jeff Goldblum!

Of all the ways GE intended to get you interested in Smart Lightbulbs ( Yes even our bulbs are now smart) did any of you anticipate them using a shirtless Jeff Goldblum? I mean the unmitigated gall to parade him shirtless in a quest to gain your favor and buying power. Well it worked. Check this video out!

Paypal & the Wallet War?

You know that old saying, about there being no second acts in American Life? Don’t tell that toPayPal, whose eBay parent announced today that it’s spinning off the payments company by mid 2015.

PayPal’s new independence is at least the third act for PayPal, which was founded by tech luminaries Elon Musk, Max Levchin, and Peter Thiel in the late 1990s. PayPal first rose to prominence as the defacto standard to pay for things on the Web before secure, online credit card transactions were widespread. It was then acquired by online marketplace eBay in 2002, for whose merchants it has served as a primary financing mechanism for sales.

In freeing itself from eBay, PayPal will have the mobility it needs to face competitive challenges from the likes of Apple Pay and Alipay, the payments subsidiary of the newly public Alibaba. But it may also be able to get back to its entrepreneurial roots, and develop new lines of business not specifically tied to its former parent.

“PayPal has fallen flat in mobile [payments] and perhaps now they can focus on a competitive strategy to capture a larger part of the mobile payments market,” says Nathalie Reinelt, an analyst with Aite Group.

In recent years, PayPal has tried to tackle a growing consumer and business demand for payment options by allying itself with companies such as Home Depot, which allow customers to pay at the cash register using their PayPal accounts. PayPal has also ventured of late into business finance through its working capital loans.  Via INC

Windows 10 ? Where did 9 go?

 

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It’s called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will be a single operating system that finally spans all of Microsoft’s Windows powered devices, from desktops and laptops all the way through to tablets and phones. “Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever,” says Windows boss Terry Myerson. Via Gizmodo

 

 

Creative SPACE(r) Alert: Jimmy Choo the Bull Terrier

Rafael Mantesso has done an incredible job of creating scenarios for his Bull terrier Jimmy Choo.  He entered into this creative moment after a divorce and being left with an empty white house and his trusty friend. Armed with markers and a hell of alot of creativity he created these amazing scenes.

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