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Lotus Inventory Control Demo

The Lotus Chart is an interactive, 3-dimensional data view enabling rapid preview and assessment of a full data ecosystem, with context and metadata. The chart has applications across a number of industries, including retail/CPG, finance, legal e-discovery, content discovery, and human resources. Request your free demo today.

Trade Responsibly.

Bitcoin prices are heating up again and so is the planet. You may be curious about how much of the hype is true. Is cryptocurrency really a major carbon offender? How do the different coins stack up?

World Coin Trends: Cryptocurrency Market Positions and Carbon Offset Guide
World Coin Trends: Real-Time Cryptocurrency Market Data with Carbon Offset Guide

We decided to release a sneak preview of the Lotus Trader software suite ahead of schedule, to give greater insight into these issues. This market trends visualization shows market values for 2058 cryptocurrencies in real time. It also gives you tools to quickly and easily offset your carbon cost. We will be adding further resources and updates throughout the fall.

Giving Map Animated Time Lapse PSA Goes Viral

Between November 25 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) and December 15, 2020, Lotus.fm’s series of time lapse infographics on the spread of COVID-19 went viral on social media, reaching an estimated 6.2 million online viewers with more than 10,000 shares across Facebook and Twitter. These animated 4D data visualizations show cases and deaths from Coronavirus during Fall 2020.

Knowing that holiday travel and gatherings could be a dangerous vector for the virus to spread, we worked hard to reach influencers and get the word out among our base. We believe that data science can change the world and save lives.

Lotus.fm produced these visualizations as Public Service Announcements to accompany the Giving Map: our ongoing initiative for grassroots philanthropy in the areas of the US hardest hit by the pandemic. The PSA animations are available for download and reuse in GIF and MP4 formats, under a Creative Commons license. Please contact us if you require a different resolution or format, or would like to request a time lapse for a specific time period or geographic area.

Lotus.fm to Present at SCALE on March 8, 2020

We have been selected to speak at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 8. Our topic:
Discovery without Marketing. In the digital age we have lost something: the experience of browsing in a vast record shop or bookstore, discovering intriguing choices next to familiar ones. We are inundated by information, but most remains unseen. Lotus Petal Architecture reveals this invisible information.

Add Your Song to the Lotus 400

To celebrate release of the upcoming Lotus.fm tipping app for iPhone and Android, we are putting together the Lotus 400:  An interactive 3D chart of the Top 400 Portland, OR music videos of all time. We still have 100 spots to fill. Nominate your favorite songs her read more

Cupcakes for Everyone

Unlike a cupcake, digital goods can be copied endlessly. A single download can be enjoyed again and again. This is what makes online assets like software, music, and media difficult to price fairly for their creators. It’s also the impetus for a new form of crowdfunding, one optimized for digital products…

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Smart Crowdfunding | A Blockchain-Based Solution for Digital Goods
Photo by Marjolein Knuit, used with permission under the terms of the Creative Commons license.