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“Location, Social, and Mobile – The Key Foundations of a Marketplace Model”, Leah Busque @ Where 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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Leah Busque gave this presentation at the 2012 Where Conference in San Francisco this week.

A true visionary, Leah originated the phrase, “service networking,” a now industry-wide term describing the productive and service power of a web-based social networked community. In the fall of 2008, while trying to figure out how to juggle dinner out with her husband, Kevin, and buying dog food for her 100-pound yellow labrador retriever, Kobe, Leah’s flash of inspiration resulted in her registering the RunMyErrand.com domain name from her iPhone, and mapping the entire business model in her head prior to their meal. Eighteen months later, the company is flourishing, and has expanded and evolved into TaskRabbit.com.

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“Mapping Disease From Venice to Houston”, Thomas Goetz of Wired Magazine @ Where 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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Thomas Goetz gave this presentation at the 2012 Where Conference in San Francisco this week.

Thomas Goetz is the executive editor of WIRED Magazine, and author of the book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. Since Goetz joined WIRED in 2001, the magazine has been nominated for 23 National Magazine Awards and has won nine times, including the top award for General Excellence three times. His cover stories at WIRED have been selected for both the Best American Science Writing and the Best Technology Writing anthologies. Goetz holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

“When *Not* To Use Maps”, Noah Iliinsky @ Where 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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Noah Iliinsky gave this presentation at the 2012 Where Conference in San Francisco this week.

Noah Iliinsky is the co-author of Designing Data Visualizations and technical editor of, and a contributor to, Beautiful Visualization, published By O’Reilly Media.

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