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Wahooly.com (Partnered w/ Klout) – Market a startup on social media and get equity in that startup!

1 Feb

Imagine if you had just a fraction of a percent of LinkedIn when it went public? Or, what if you had a piece of any company that got purchased by Google?

Now, what if you could have invested in these companies without actually… well, paying?

Welcome to Wahooly.com, a group of socially-connected individuals that together, help launch startups. As a member of Wahooly, you’ll be presented with up to 200 startups throughout 2012. If you like what they do and if you think that they have the potential to be the next big thing, you become a user.

Your compensation: A piece of the action.

By signing up as a user to one of the startups that Wahooly presents to you, you become a part of that start-ups growth. If you join all 200 startups that Wahooly presents to you, you’ll be a part of 200 startups.

HERE’s an example

Let’s say that a new socially-driven photo sharing service is in need of traction. They would contact Wahooly, we would ask them a series of questions, determine their potential in the marketplace and negotiate a percentage of equity for the services provided.

Once the details have been ironed out, we send the opportunity for you to check out. If you like it, you signup. If you don’t like it, you do nothing and wait for the next one.

For the sake of the example, let’s say you liked it.

Now, this new startup is looking to secure 5,000 users. That means that you, along with 4,999 other users all share equally in the opportunity. Not too shabby for simply signing up.

What if that wasn’t good enough, and you wanted more?

Fair question. You hold the key to how much money you can make. These startups are looking for active users, but more importantly, users that are willing to become advocates for their brand. So, based on three variables, we track how big of a brand advocate you are. This is tracking that you can monitor at any time by accessing your personal dashboard on Wahooly.com.

Your dashboard will provide you with the latest information on all of the startups in your eco-system, along with your ranking amongst the group (Tracking it will be your new addiction.)

So, how do you become a Wahooly member? ?Becoming a Wahooly member is as easy as signing up (with just a hint of mild hazing, but we’ll talk about that later). As a Wahooly member, joining start-ups is entirely up to you.

With a growing list of over 28,000 current members, we’re looking to expand with a solid team of socially-literate individuals. I mean, you don’t need to be Justin Bieber, but we do want to know that you’re capable of spreading a word.

Social capital is the future, Wahooly is making it a reality.

via Wahooly – Rewarding Influence.

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Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders of @Grooveshark in Forbes’ 30 Most Influential People in Music Under 30.

19 Dec

The power of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in music. Reflected in Grooveshark.

Go here for the full list including Justin BieberRhiannaAdeleDrakeLady GagaWiz KhalifaLil WayneBruno MarsNicki Minaj, Kate Perry, and Taylor Swift.

Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders, Grooveshark, 25/24 – Zack O’Malley Greenburg – Forbes.

How They’ll Know if Justin Bieber Is a Baby Daddy, and How You Can Too.

7 Nov

How They’ll Know if Justin Bieber Is a Baby Daddy

I suspected Justin Bieber was no innocent when I saw him for the first time on television.

It was TMZ, and he must have been 15 at the time. He was being tailed by cameramen who were asking really smart questions like: “What’s the best thing about being Justin Bieber?” The tween heartthrob replied: “The girls,” like super soberly. It gave me shivers.

So when 20-year-old Mariah Yeater said The Bieb was her baby daddy, my ears perked up. She’s got Justin and his lawyer’s attention, too. He has agreed to undergo DNA testing, which will out the deceiver in this story: People might lie, but DNA doesn’t.

Unless someone mixes up the test tubes, a DNA test is pretty much guaranteed to tell you exactly who fathered a child, granted you’ve obtained a bit of saliva or blood from everyone involved. DNA paternity testing became available in 1988. Before that fatherhood was more suggested than proven using blood types (paternity could be excluded but not proven). It got a little more accurate in the ’70s and ’80s with electrophoresis, which could identify certain genetic markers, but not down to the letter like DNA testing can today.

If the paternity suit is bogus, here’s why Mariah Yeater is not, perhaps, the sharpest tool in the shed (besides that fact that she will have instigated her own statutory rape investigation). And if it is true, this is why The Biebs is F’d in more ways than one.

1. Pay for it
Mail order home tests cost as little as $79, others can cost between $400 and $2000, depending on how complicated the test is (Are you testing one or more kids? Are you also testing for maternity? How fast do you need it?). There’s some controversy over whether the home tests are as good as the in-person ones. We suggest you make certain the test is submissible in court if that’s what you need.

2. Get it
Paternity tests these days typically use a simple swab from inside the cheek of the potential family members: daddy, mommy, baby. Spit contains plenty of DNA, since a full complement of your genetic info is present in every cell in your body. Or they might sometimes use blood. You can go to a lab or mail-order your test—more on that below. If you’re in more of a hurry, you can test for paternity after the first trimester of pregnancy with amniocentesis or a technique calledchorionic villus sampling.

3. Got it
Each parent contributes half the DNA—23 chromosomes each—to their offspring’s genetic make up. DNA is made of the nucleic acids adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine represented by the letters A, T, C and G. They travel in pairs (A binds with T and C binds with G), and together they create that double helix swirl you see in the media pretty much any time DNA is discussed.

4. Read it
Scientists read the story these letter tell using technology such as a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, which amplifies the DNA into an amount they can more easily examine. First they identify the mother’s DNA and exclude that from the reading, which is easy because only women have mitochondrial DNA, A.K.A mtDNA. The father’s contribution is what’s left, but they don’t study his entire genome. That would take too long and be way expensive. Instead, scientists choose DNA markers, usually around 16 of them, then compare those markers to the baby’s DNA.

5. Keep track of it
To prevent test-tube mix-ups, technicians split the DNA sample in two and check each one against the other throughout the analysis process.

6. Confirm it
DNA paternity tests are very accurate (about 99.9 percent). They’re so accurate that they can even determine paternity by testing DNA from grandparents and cousins, and even using saliva left on a drinking glass.

Not all tests are created equal, at least in the eyes of the law. Some are court-approved while others, often the at-home, mail-in kind, are mostly used for peace of mind—or when deciding to move forward with a lawsuit. We’re guessing Biebs et. al. will be springing for the former.

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