Seoul’s Sprouting Startup Scene

TechCrunch

Editor’s note:Sebastien Park is an associate at Collaborative Fund.

A couple of years ago, a list of the world’s top startup ecosystems compared cities like Berlin, Tel Aviv, and London to get at what made startups successful. There wasn’t enough data to compare Asia at the time, but there’s one city in the region that’s quietly been developing into another important tech hub: Seoul.

When you first think of South Korea, you might think of Samsung, the singer/songwriter PSY, or even the occasional K-drama. Take a closer look and you’ll find that 80 percent of the population are LTE users, the country is among the top three in terms of mobile app revenue, or that it’s been ranked first by Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index (based on things like density of public tech companies).

While these might be interesting to know, the things that make a startup…

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Visually Curate Your Digital Magazine or Product Showcase with Clipzine

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Robin Good’s insight:

 

 

Clipzine is a web app which makes it easy to collect images from any website page and to visually organize them into page-based collections.

On each page it is possible to place as many as 24 pieces of content and to decide how large or small each element will be. The user can expand each imported element over two or more tiles and move it around to any position.

 

It is also possible to use one or more tiles to add custom text and information and to format it professionally.

 

One key practical use of Clipzine that can be helpful in testing out its capablities is its ability to create a visual magazine of any Pinterest board.

Just go to the selected Pinterest board page, click the Clipzine bookmarklet and select the unique Clipzine option to capture “all” images available on that page at once.

 

Once captured all the images in a “zine”, click on Edit / Syling and then on the Styling button that appears above each page content. Now hover with your mouse on any image in the collection and experiment with the feature buttons that appear around and in the center of each image.

 

The final collection, called a zine, can be saved, published on the web, shared on social media, embedded on other sites or saved to a PDF file.

 

 

 

My comment: This is one of the very few curation tools that leverages a tremendously powerful variable: control of positioning and size of elements in a collection. This is very useful as it empowers the curator to go beyond the linear top-down list or newspaper/magazine sequence and to create a more varied “equilibrium” between the elements in the collection. 

Understanding how to use Clipzine is not as intuitive as one would like, and the UI, thanks also to the presence of unpleasant and distracting ads is not as clean and straightforward as I would like to be.

 

Promising concept. Powerful visual control in the hands of the curator. A bit disappointing implementation and not so intuitive and simple to use (for now). 

 

 

 

Free to use. Ad supported.

 

Find out more / Try it out now: https://clipzine.me/

 

 

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Saturday Morning in Venice ~ LA, CA

Marina Chetner

Away from its famed Boardwalk jammed with tables selling eclectic art, and not far from the über cool Abbot Kinney where street art decorates many a store facade rests Venice’s grid of canals.

As you enter the walkways of this historic district, which line four east-west canals and two north-south canals, the high-energy vibe of surrounding Venice Beach metamorphoses into a feeling of stillness and calm. There’s nothing to do but inhale the sweet salty smell of the sea air as you admire the residential architecture and outdoor living spaces. Here, no two homes are alike.

I can guarantee that there are few places in this city where you will share a walkway with pairs of ducks, dogs walking their owners, locals, and low key tourists all at the one time. Perhaps I’ll hire a paddle board to skim the canals next time – just to take the road less…

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Visually Curate Your Digital Magazine or Product Showcase with Clipzine

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Robin Good‘s insight:

Clipzine is a web app which makes it easy to collect images from any website page and to visually organize them into page-based collections.

On each page it is possible to place as many as 24 pieces of content and to decide how large or small each element will be. The user can expand each imported element over two or more tiles and move it around to any position.

It is also possible to use one or more tiles to add custom text and information and to format it professionally.

One key practical use of Clipzine that can be helpful in testing out its capablities is its ability to create a visual magazine of any Pinterest board.

Just go to the selected Pinterest board page, click the Clipzine bookmarklet and select the unique Clipzine option to capture “all” images available on that page at once.

Once captured all the images in a “zine”, click on Edit / Syling and then on the Styling button that appears above each page content. Now hover with your mouse on any image in the collection and experiment with the feature buttons that appear around and in the center of each image.

The final collection, called a zine, can be saved, published on the web, shared on social media, embedded on other sites or saved to a PDF file.

My comment: This is one of the very few curation tools that leverages a tremendously powerful variable: control of positioning and size of elements in a collection. This is very useful as it empowers the curator to go beyond the linear top-down list or newspaper/magazine sequence and to create a more varied “equilibrium” between the elements in the collection.

Understanding how to use Clipzine is not as intuitive as one would like, and the UI, thanks also to the presence of unpleasant and distracting ads is not as clean and straightforward as I would like to be.

Promising concept. Powerful visual control in the hands of the curator. A bit disappointing implementation and not so intuitive and simple to use (for now). 

Free to use. Ad supported.

Find out more / Try it out now: https://clipzine.me/

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How to CREATE Image Map Code for Blog SideBar.

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You are able to create a image map code for Blog Sidebar using the CLIPZINE. If you want to save your old dead contents and introduce the contents to the others by sidebar, you can simply do that using the service http://clipzine.me 1-join, 2-clip, optionally do styling, 3-get the embed code, finally put the embed code to your blog’s sidebar with text widget.

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