You know this is cool. →
I like how the Google Doodles are stepping up their game, haha, no pun intended, but I dig it. How many times did you play it? My best time for far is 19.1 and one star. I’m not very good…yet. Someone is way better than me.
What Do Your Favorite Websites Say About Your... →
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I love infographics. Does this ring true with your social activity and political view? With this information I wonder if there will be a change in the way both parties campaign - who/where they campaign. Over the past few months, we’ve crunched countless “Likes” from thousands of users of Trendsetter, our first-of-its-kind platform that ties...
App Developers Who Are Too Young to Drive →
If only I was as awesome as some of the kids these days. BY JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Paul Dunahoo went on a business trip to San Francisco last week, where he attended technical sessions at Apple Inc.’s developer conference, networked with other programmers and received feedback from Apple engineers on his six productivity apps. Then, Mr. Dunahoo, chief executive of Bread and Butter...
Maybe I'm just an Apple snob. →
Thanks, but no thanks.
Oh, the South East, the less tech savvy.
I’ve recently moved back to Florida. I packed up my tiny one bedroom apartment in San Francisco that was beautifulyl located across the street from Golden Gate Park and several blocks away from the ocean to a house with a back yard that’s located on a golf course with a beach that’s not too far away. There is a lot to miss and gain from my move - a beautiful cool climate to hot...
Dan Wieden Honoured With Lion of St Mark - Cannes... →
First Sir John Hegarty, now Dan Wieden. It’s just been announced that the 2012 recipient of the Lion of St. Mark will be Dan Wieden, Co-Founder and Global Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy.
1 in 4 College Textbooks Will be Digital by 2015. →
The story of the first tweet →
One of the tweets doing the rounds on Twitter today contains the first ‘official tweet’ posted by the company’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey. It said: “inviting coworkers”. However, Dorsey, now the company’s chairman as well the founder of Square, actually sent the first ‘tweet’ five years earlier – as he disclosed to me in a recent interview:
How Women Are Changing the Web →
“If the Web had a gender, it would be female. There, I’ve said it. Despite all the traditional indicators typically cited - such as the declining number of women signing up for computer science majors at our nation’s universities or the relatively small number of female tech CEOs - the future of the Web is largely being determined by women, and it’s not just a matter of...
If you plan on ordering an iPad 2, I hope you... →
The demand for the iPad 2nd great, and it shows in the sold out stores, and delayed shipping time.
Facebook enabling more tagging. →
People can now tag people or groups in comments. Will this allow for greater networking or more spamming?
Google Person Finder - a tool to search for the... →
Google launched its Person Finder technology on Friday morning, in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Person Finder is an interactive database that allows users to search for missing persons online, or submit information about people who are injured or were missing. The 8.9 magnitude Japan earthquake set off a massive tsunami, and the two have left behind floods, fires and...
Mobile GPS →
I was thinking about this last night. I received a notification on Facebook location, but I wasn’t exactly close to where I was getting notified about. I was puzzled, but not anymore. Thanks Mashable!
I'm 30,000 miles up in the air and connected to...
Thank you, Google for giving Delta free Wi-Fi for the holidays. Article about Google giving free Wi-Fi to Delta, Virgin America, and AirTran.
QR code wrapping paper →
Hands-On With Google E-Books →
Google launched its long-awaited e-bookstore, Google E-books, on Monday, bringing more than 3 million books — many of them free — to any device with a web browser in the U.S. The article points out the major difference between Google E-books and the rest on the market already is that Google E-books has the ability to site; it has the all the citation needed - like a scanned version of the actual...
Australian Fast Food Chains Sending Online... →
“As if it weren’t hard enough to dissuade your children from billboards and television ads touting fast food, a new tactic has entered the ad world. Fast food chains in Australia have begun emailing free-food vouchers to kids under 12. But could it happen here?”
Cookies kept in your browser may cause prices to...
“In its most brazen form, it works like this: Retailers read the cookies kept on your browser or glean information from your past purchase history when you are logged into a site. That gives them a sense of what you search for and buy, how much you paid for it, and whether you might be willing and able to spend more. They alter their prices or offers accordingly. Consumers—in the few cases...
The Rise of the Homepreneurs. →
As more businesses move online and more jobs come into existence based upon these moves, it’s not a surprise that the number of people working from their home office is rising. Brick-and-mortar retail, office space facilities, and social network enthusiasts may not like it, but online and at home seems to be the place to be. Will it last?
Google Wave Is Now an Apache Project →
It’s official: Google Wave is now Apache Wave. A couple weeks ago, Google made a proposal to the Apache Software Foundation to take the reins on Wave. Wave, which only launched to the public in 2009, saw lackluster adoption; Google officially halted development in August and open-sourced the code in September.
Yoomi and Duo join forces for an ‘Apples to Apples’ esque experience… on your Apple iPad.
Twitter’s Putting Its Fledgling Wine Up for a... →
Twitter is getting ready to auction of signed bottles of its own Fledgling wine — along with some face time with co-founder Biz Stone — just in time for some holiday charitable giving.
Zynga Claims CityVille Is Its Fastest-Growing Game →
Four days after launching CityVille on Facebook, Zynga is calling the new game its biggest-ever launch. Some 290,000 people played the title in its first 24 hours, according to the Zynga, with 25 percent continuing long enough to set up a franchise in a friend’s city, an action that takes at least 15 minutes of game play.
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
Vending Machine Recommends Drinks Based On Facial... →
“A Japanese company has rolled out a beverage vending machine that uses facial recognition software to determine a customer’s age and gender and then recommends specific drinks for that customer based on market research. As a result, sales have tripled over those from regular vending machines.”
Museum of Online Museums
This online museums collects other museums that have exhibits online for all on the internet to see. I was able to see collects from SFMOMA, National Gallery of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Smithsonian, and the list goes on. There are exhibits from around the world. It is pretty amazing that I can see the exhibits, but all the information I wanted to know on each piece. MoOM
3D gets holy →
A church in Florida has 20 3D services a year. You can be a part of it’s 3D Christmas. Wow…
8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education →
When I learned my 16 year old niece is taking a few online classes in high school and my 11 year old niece has laptops in her classroom, I realized this isn’t my mother’s education system and it isn’t even the education system I had. “Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways. Its role...
FCC May Allow You to Send Text Messages to 911 →
“For many young people, texting might seem like a more quick and intuitive way to communicate than picking up the phone to make a voice call. And for some people in some circumstances, this relatively new technology may be the only way to communicate.”
Skype Hits New Usage Record →
25 million users is an all time high for Skype.
Yelp Introduces Checkin Offers →
Place Pages: Google Launches Rival to Yelp →
5 Ways to Use Foursquare to Market Your... →
Businesses are realizing traditional ways of communicating to your consumer are not going to work. Key consumers are no longer the baby boomers that relied on television and snail mail to keep them informed on store promotions. Here is a helpful way Foursquare and the internet can help with innovative marketing for businesses.
Threadless.com: being in control of what I wear.
Threadless.com is a website/social community were users can upload designs and other users can vote to make it a t-shirt they can buy. It is a wonderful opportunity for artists to show their work, but Threadless allows people to decide what they want to buy/wear. The website cuts out the process of having to go to a store and settling on something made by somewhere. Users can sit at home (or...
Rockmelt - Web browsing takes a social turn. →
“At first glance, RockMelt looks like an ordinary browser, a digital windowpane onto the Web. But along the side of its main window are two thin rails with icons, one showing a user’s friends on the left, and another displaying a user’s favorite social sites, includingTwitter and Facebook, on the right. A “share” button makes it easy to post a Web page, a YouTube video or any other items,...
Amazon Lets Users Send Gift Cards Via Wall Posts,... →
“Amazon has launched a new Facebook integration which allows users to send gift cards to a friend’s wall. It is also running a promotion where users get $5 in free MP3s in exchange for sending gift cards (minimum value of $1) to five Facebook friends. The promotions generate leads for retailers both direct and indirectly, and require users to give Amazon access to their social graph in order...
RockMelt: A New Social Web Browser Share →
A recent piece by The New York Times discusses RockMelt, a social web browser developed by former Netscape employees. In a crowded browser market, what makes this one different? RockMelt features two rails with icons to the side of its main window – one rail features a user’s friends, while the second displays a user’s favorite social sites, including Twitter and Facebook. A ’share’ button...
Light Touch, a touch screen without a screen. →
Games Streaming Service, OnLive, Gives You More... →
“What happens when you want to take a break on your laptop or netbook? Don’t like cheap, free, Flash games from Miniclip and Addicting Games.com? The service OnLive, which streams games over your Internet service provider, gives you a nice list of games to play without taking up hard drive space.”
Chinese Web Game Market Explodes →
Three things are now certain in life: death, paying taxes, and Chinese growth. China just so happens to be the one I’m focusing on now. And why is China so important? Video games! More specifically, Web-based video games — those time wasters that we spent hours on, which probably contributed to our economic demise and China’s incredible growth, is now invading China at a hot clip. Read on.
Facebook Messages is an Attempt to Fix What's... →
Now that Facebook have announced their new messaging system, the reactions are pouring in: it has reinvented messaging; it’s trying to kill NYC start-up GroupMe; and of course, it might kill GMail. But whether or not Facebook’s ‘Project Titan’ messaging revamp will kill anything is unclear. As with any new product – especially with Facebook – how people outside the tech world react is key. Make...
Path creates a more personal social network.
“A new iPhone application and social network, Path, has introduced a new and different approach to sharing photos online. Unlike traditional social media networks such as Facebook and Flickr, Path is intended to create a more personal social network by deliberately limiting the number of friends that a user can interact with. Defined as “The Personal Network,” Path allows users to take...