Business

Kickstarter

Crowdfunding platform for creative projects. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Since its launch, more than 5 million people have funded more than 50,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related projects.

Libelium

Internet of things platform provider, developing open source urban sensors and other sensor networks in the scope of Smart Cities.

Vuze

The Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end software application.

Homeforhome

Enables travellers to sell hotel bookings bought anywhere, is free for both buyers and sellers to post or view listings. Buyers who bid on a room will know if their bid has been accepted within 24 hours, and can also cancel their bids up to the point that the seller responds. The seven-month-old company takes care of transferring the name on the booking and if the front desk doesn’t accept the reservation, Hall St will refund the buyer’s money.

Twine

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

Car pooling

Drivers can offer empty seats and passengers can book a ride to their destination. People can check user profiles and choose who they want to ride with, how much space and comfort they need, where they want to meet and what they are willing to pay

Nerdkits

A Nerdkit is a collection of components, some software, helpful documentation and an active user community. A NerdKits microcontroller kit is appropriate for software hackers looking to branch out into electronics, and has educational material to allow even middle-schoolers and high-schoolers (ages 12+) looking for a fun challenge to learn by doing, especially with the help of a techie parent! A microcontroller is a small computer on a single chip, including processing, memory, and inputs and outputs

BitTorrent (protocol)

BitTorrent is a protocol supporting the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, and peer-to-peer networks have been estimated to collectively account for approximately 43% to 70% of all Internet traffic (depending on geographical location) as of February 2009

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