This week in PopTech: Online music, mobile money and good games
Friday, May 27, 2011 UTC|
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There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Congratulations to FrontlineSMS:Credit on the launch of its new website! 2010 Social Innovation Fellow Ben Lyon founded FrontlineSMS:Credit to allow microfinance institutions to send and receive secure loan payments, track loans and develop a micro-insurance model using the ubiquitous mobile phone.
- Musician, producer and artist Brian Eno (PopTech 2006) has a new album entitled 'Drums Between The Bells' that's slated to be released July 5, 2011. In the meantime, you can download the track 'Imagine New Times’ for free.
- 2006 PopTech performer Jonathan Coulton talked about how he successfully used the Internet to make money with his music on NPR's Planet Money podcast last week. There's a snuggie analogy to which Couton responds.
- Eli Pariser (PopTech 2010) continued exploring the realities of the filter bubble earlier this week with an op-ed in The New York Times, "When the Internet Thinks It Knows You."
- Tech@State:Serious Games is underway and aims to explore the mechanics of games, business and sustainability, games for social change and much more. Derek Lomas (2009 Social Innovation Fellow), director of the Playpower Foundation, a global network of developers, designers, academics, NGOs and businesses is slated to speak. Follow on Twitter by searching for #tech@state.
Image: Mark Smith
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