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  • It’s the pathological fear, anxiety, or discomfort associated with being without your mobile phone, leaving it at home or the battery dying
  • Survey of 35M smartphone owners shows 1 in 6 looks at their phone 50+ times/day; 1/3 reach for their phones within 5 mins of waking
  • Reliance on smartphones increase as Google, Apple and others are offering apps to allow control of home products via smartphones
  • It has become "an incubator" for digital celebrities -- people leveraging smartphone stardom to write books, albums, design products, etc
  • Google has opened production facilities in London, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Sao Paulo for those with 5,000+ subscribers to film videos
  • Music videos continue to account for YouTube's most watched clips
  • Set up by 29-yr-old Thom Feeney from Britain, the 7-day campaign crashed Indiegogo but raised €500K in several days
  • Whether it works or not, this if the first time citizens have attempted to bypass politicians to save the economy of a country
  • Even if the campaign raises enough to meet the deadline, another payment is due in July
  • Startup Aclima processes more than "half a billion indoor air quality data points such as carbon dioxide emissions and particulate matter that affect Googlers’ lungs on a daily basis."
  • “Bringing a small­ scale sensor of this type to market will help us to effectively measure particle pollution, which has been linked to a wide range of serious health problems."
  • Called the Neo, it is meant to be used in conjunction with Jaunt’s existing hardware and software VR film production system
  • Jaunt is hoping to become the platform of choice for the filmmakers, advertisers, & entertainers.
  • 360-degree VR films already being made to tell dynamic stories.
  • Total funding of roughly $80 million; Spire employs 57 people and turns three in September.
  • CEO Peter Platzer, a physicist with a Harvard MBA eventually sees Spire curbing illegal animal trading and human kidnapping.
  • Spire has "huge ambitions to become a big player in the weather data market."
  • "American CEOs are earning compensation packages that are more than ten times greater than they were three decades ago," according to a recent study.
  • "Meantime average U.S. workers made just 10.2% more in 2013 than they did 30 years ago"
  • "Top CEOs now make 300 times more than typical workers."
  • Wearable designer intends to minimize drownings, which result in 372,000 deaths a year.
  • The wristband has a lever that triggers a CO2 cartridge to fill a small pouch, which in turn becomes the flotation device.
  • "Other than the traditional life vest, there haven't been any other attempts [at tackling the problem]."
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