Business

GigaTribe

GigaTribe is a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Originally developed in France (2005), its American version was launched in November 2008. It offers free and paid versions; with the paid version users may restrict access to their encrypted files to a group of trusted friends

Wuala

Wuala is secure cloud storage, a haven in the cloud to store your files. You can safely access and share your files with friends, family, and co-workers.

Joost

Joost was an Internet TV service, created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (founders of Skype and Kazaa). During 2007-2008 Joost used peer-to-peer TV (P2PTV) technology to distribute content to their Mozilla-based desktop player; in late 2008 this was migrated to use a Flash-based Web player instead.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

OLPC's mission is to empower the world's poorest children through education. "We aim to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, we have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future."

Napster

Napster is a name given to two music-focused online services. It was originally founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service that emphasized sharing audio files, typically music, encoded in MP3 format. The original company ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement, ceased operations and was eventually acquired by Roxio.

HELibTech

The aim of HELibTech is to provide a starting point for anyone interested in library technology in Higher Education. HELibTech aim is to contribute into opening up the library technology market, involving all stakeholders in a 'conversation' (if you need help with adding your own article to the HELibtech wiki, you can contact the site's wikimaster).The focus is UK but most of the issues hope to be relevant elsewhere. It presents itself as a free and open community resource. However it is a commercial enterprise. The website is managed by Ken Chad Consulting.

Thingspeak

ThingSpeak is an open source “Internet of Things” application and API to store and retrieve data from things using HTTP over the Internet or via a Local Area Network. With ThingSpeak, you can create sensor logging applications, location tracking applications, and a social network of things with status updates.

Booksprint

A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats.

Smartcitizen.me

Smartcitizen.me is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive open indicators and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

Arduino

Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. The hardware consists of an open-source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVR microcontroller, or a 32-bit Atmel ARM. Pre-programmed into the on-board microcontroller chip is a boot loader that allows uploading programs into the microcontroller memory without needing a chip (device) programmer.

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