In the Christmas spirit, let’s donate to a charity

Christmas is around the corner and here at the office we're really getting into the spirit of the holiday. What better way to celebrate in the spirit of giving than by supporting some charities here on Flattr? Givv collects a lot of charities under one roof. They've made available The AIDS Policy Project, Amnesty International, … Continue reading In the Christmas spirit, let’s donate to a charity

Michael Gundlach, the man who’s blocked 100 billion ads

Well, Michael didn’t exactly do it alone, he had help from around 5 million users who have downloaded his popular AdBlock for Chrome and Safari so far. Loved by users, definitely not loved by online ad industry, Michael was kind enough to give some advice to young developers on how to support their hobby projects, … Continue reading Michael Gundlach, the man who’s blocked 100 billion ads

Science, podcasting and whiskey with Matthias Fromm

Passionated about podcasts and science -- a great fit to start a podcast about science and researchers. I’m mainly concerned about the people who move into science and conduct research. I want to open up the world to the young guns within the research enterprise. Who is he? Matthias Fromm is a science geek, podcaster … Continue reading Science, podcasting and whiskey with Matthias Fromm

Kim Werker: Free vs fee in the crafter’s scene

This is a guest post by Kim Werker, a writer, editor, speaker, blogger, crafter and founder of the Mighty Ugly project. Over the last few years, the online crafts community has been having a conversation about free content, how it influences the enjoyment of craft, the effect it may or may not have on sales … Continue reading Kim Werker: Free vs fee in the crafter’s scene

24h live video broadcast marathon from New York

Our friends over at Bambuser are just about to launch an interesting 24 hours New York Challenge, broadcasted live, of course. They’ve given the company chairman Hans Eriksson a mobile, some tips on what’s interesting in the Big Apple and rest of it is up to the general public. That’s right, Hans invites everyone to … Continue reading 24h live video broadcast marathon from New York

Success of alternative funding for Alternativlos surprises show hosts

When two well-known German guys, Frank and Fefe, decided to launch a podcast called "Alternativlos" they scraped together some old spare recording equipment and started dissecting current affairs. Any topic is fair game for them, as long as it catches their interest. What’s in the name? Our project is called "Alternativlos", which used to be … Continue reading Success of alternative funding for Alternativlos surprises show hosts

85,000 free tracks from independent artists – Libre.fm

In February the indie music site Libre.fm added a way for all artists using the platform to collect donations from their fans via Flattr. It’s time to review the service and some interesting artists. What is Libre.fm? They are the Last.fm of the indie music with 100% independent artists who license their music freely. That’s … Continue reading 85,000 free tracks from independent artists – Libre.fm