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Social media shaping the 2012 Olympics

Social media shaping the 2012 Olympics

This year’s Olympic Games are the first to truly see the influence of social media and have been called the first social Olympics. During the opening ceremonies, Twitter was a buzz. There were nearly 2.38 million tweets from the US alone and nearly 10 million tweets [Read More]

Amazon acquires 3D mapping startup

Amazon acquires 3D mapping startup

It looks like #Amazon is building up its presence in the mapping business. The tech giant today closed a deal to acquire #3D mapping startup  UpNext. For Amazon, which doesn’t have a mapping service of its own, the acquisition seems to mark a move into new territory. To [Read More]

North Carolina State University study finds your Android apps risk your privacy

North Carolina State University study finds your Android apps risk your privacy

To guard against malicious behavior, apps that run on Android smart phones must ask politely for permission to do things like access your personal information, track your location, or transmit data via the Internet. But once they have approval, these apps can share the [Read More]

Social discovery – the next big thing in social media

Social discovery – the next big thing in social media

Social discovery. There, you’ve officially been warned. It’s a phrase you will hear a lot in 2012 and was certainly the big trend at the big SXSW Interactive Festival. In what’s perhaps the next logical step for social networks technologically – if [Read More]

Attention marketers – how to to use augmented reality for better metrics analysis

Attention marketers – how to to use augmented reality for better metrics analysis

But how can you get apples-to-apples comparison of metrics? The answer lies in a technology that has been around since the 90′s, first developed by the military to improve human performance. It’s called augmented reality (AR) — a way to enhance one’s [Read More]

Is Google going to give us really cool augmented reality glasses?

Is Google going to give us really cool augmented reality glasses?

According to the New York Times, Google is developing a type of Android-based glasses that will, in some way, project content immediately into the wearer’s field of vision. The glasses reportedly include the features users have come to rely on in their smartphones, [Read More]

Augmented reality takes pop-up books to the next level

Augmented reality takes pop-up books to the next level

Augmented reality, combining real world views and digital information, is not particularly new, but it is still considered in its infancy. The technology has been used in a variety of ways, from GPS systems to fitness apps, though entertainment seems to be the most popular. [Read More]

Publisher’s Weekly on the new Kindle FIRE

Publisher’s Weekly on the new Kindle FIRE

What better place to be the day after Amazon unveiled its $199 Kindle Fire tablet (plus three Kindle models starting at $79) than a conference on e-readers? Long scheduled for September 29 and 30 in San Francisco, Intertech’s two-day eReaders 2011 conference offered an [Read More]

Enjoy being a backseat driver with this app from ToyToyota

Enjoy being a backseat driver with this app from ToyToyota

Backseat Driver, the first product introduced by ToyToyota, is an iPhone application which allows users to enjoy driving from the back seat of their car. It is the world’s first mobile application that you can enjoy driving from the backseat of your car. You can take a [Read More]

Foursquare adds ‘fun’ and boosts biz by 43% in just 4 months

Foursquare adds ‘fun’ and boosts biz by 43% in just 4 months

Foursquare …with Global Positioning (GPS) technology the web based mobile application (app) allows friends and family to track each other by updating their physical location. The dynamic duo decided to make somewhat of a game out of it by awarding badges, creating [Read More]

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Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

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Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use [Read More]

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

GameDesk, a nonprofit organization that develops game-based learning initiatives, has now [Read More]

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