December brings us International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the third day of the month - the theme of 2013 is “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.” Inventor Eli Whitney and composer Ludwig van Beethoven were both born this month in the 1760s. The first day of winter falls on December 21. Texas became the 28th state in the United States in December 1845. And in the words of William Shakespeare, “When we shall hear the rain and wind beat dark December, how in this our pinching cave shall we discourse the freezing hours away?”
In today’s world, time might be your scarcest resource. In order to manage your time, you incorporate calendars, to-do lists, social networking event alerts or simply a series of notes scribbled in a notebook, on sticky pads scattered around or on the palm of your hand. So, what is the best thing to do with your time? SpotOn.it, a Rackspace Startup Program member, is working on a solution to help you answer that question and make the most of your time.
Benjamin M. Zises is the Founder and CEO of RetailMLS, LLC, the first multiple listing service (MLS) dedicated exclusively to the retail real estate market. Based in New York City, the company has streamlined the process of marketing and searching for retail space by aggregating listings into an easy-to-use, standardized and low cost platform.
A place now exists on the social web where businesses and social media influencers can promote their products and services in a native ads marketplace. Sverve offers affordable and comprehensive services for businesses and social media influencers. It works like this: social media influencers provide information about their blogs and connect with their peers by sharing content. Peers can also endorse each other to build their profiles. Sverve automatically aggregates their information and ranks influencers based on their endorsements.
November brings us World Hello Day on the 21st of the month, a day to bestow simple greetings to others and express your concern for world peace. Magellan sailed into the Pacific Ocean in November of 1521, and Lewis and Clark trekked the United States from east to west and reached the Pacific this month in 1805. Scientist Marie Curie was born in November 1867. King Tut’s tomb was discovered this month in 1922. The first iPod was sold in November of 2001. And, in the words of J.K. Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, “October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
Developers, artists and game designers, are you looking to collaborate and create new and engaging mobile game experiences? Lanica, a game development platform startup, provides the tools to rapidly create 2D and 2.5D mobile game experiences or prototypes. And, Lanica‘s services carry its customers through the game development lifecycle with technology that’s built from the ground up for mobile.
Michael Borohovski is CTO and co-founder of Tinfoil Security, which provides web application level security with a strong focus on simplicity, ease-of-use and automation. It essentially takes the web-app aspect of a penetration test and automates it. Michael is a pure hacker at heart, with a love for algorithms, software security and UI/UX design.
There are hundreds of thousands of ecommerce storefronts that look beautiful, polished and stylish. Yet, if you go behind the scenes and look at their shipping operations, they’re ugly and archaic. Merchants still manage data in spreadsheets, emails, papers in folders and repeatedly enter the same data across multiple systems. Ordoro’s mission is to change that.
October brings us International Day of Non-Violence on the 2nd of the month, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The International Red Cross organized in Geneva, Switzerland in 1863. Pablo Picasso was born in October of 1881. Thomas Edison showed the first motion picture in 1889. World Food Day on the 16th is a global movement to end hunger. The first space vehicle, Sputnik 1 launched this month in 1957. Billy Joel’s 52nd Street was the first CD released by Sony in 1982, and now can be found on millions of iPods, which was first revealed this month in 2001. Halloween ends October on the 31st. And, in the words of novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, “There is no reason when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feeling, as now in October.”