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Episode 85


Austin Hill, co-founder and CEO of Hill has been a web entrepreneur since his late teens and he's speaking at TED 2009 about his latest site,, which just launched in public beta. Akoha is the world's first social reality game where you can earn points by playing real-world missions with your friends. Missions might include giving someone your favorite book, inviting a friend for drinks, or buying a friend some chocolate.


  • Face recognition software in iLife 2009, TinEye, and elsewhere on the web.
  • Tracking Obama's campaign promises on Obameter
  • The TWiT Wiki
  • Discussion of crowdsourcing and the "Wisdom of Crowds"
  • Interview with Austin Hill (cfr. super)

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Website of the Week


App of the Week

YouTube Cinema

The YouTube Cinema Firefox extension lowers the lights on any playing YouTube video, removing distracting ads and comments so you can focus on the video.

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Audible Pick

The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash That Follows the Greatest Boom in History by Harry S. Dent, Jr. (Abridged)
Narrated by Harry S. Dent, Jr.

Ad Time: 0:33-0:41 and 21:34-25:04


Ad Time: 0:43-0:55 and 45:15-47:16

Production Notes

  • Recorded Date: January 27, 2009
  • Release Date:
  • Duration: 52:24
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes:
*the show was recorded out of order. And the GoToMeeting Ad was inserted afterwards.
*there was 45 seconds of the recording missing. Patched it with the backup track.
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