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How Has Social Media Affected Customer Service? [Infographic]

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Have you ever submitted a complaint over social media?  If not, I recommend it for the next time you have a problem.  You’ll be surprised at how fast a company will get someone responding to your query if it’s public for the world to see.  This is the new era...
How Has Social Media Affected Customer Service? [Infographic]

This 1-Minute Video of the Earth's Rising Temperatures Will Keep You Up at Night

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2012 was not the hottest year on record, but the direction we're heading is pretty clearly a bad one. Whew! We did it! We didn't have another warmest-year-on-record! Just kidding. 2012 might not have been the warmest year on record (in fact it was the ninth) but that is no...
This 1-Minute Video of the Earth's Rising Temperatures Will Keep You Up at Night

Is this game over for notification firm Boxcar, or just a prolonged outage?

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In a time long before Instagram and other Web phenomena, when push support for notifications was not widely enjoyed by iPhone apps, Boxcar was a truly trail-blazing application. Years later however, things have moved on significantly and an outage to the service that was once the pillar of connected smartphones...
Is this game over for notification firm Boxcar, or just a prolonged outage?

Technology rewind: When Facebook turned on mobile comments, and Twitter was mocked as dull

thenextweb.com
Twitter and Facebook are venerable social media properties, each showing remarkable staying power over the past years. Regardless of when you joined, the services have demonstrated an ability remain both relevant and sticky through their adolescence, and into product maturity. Facebook has gone public, and Twitter isn’t far behind. However, in...
Technology rewind: When Facebook turned on mobile comments, and Twitter was mocked as dull
Banjo wants to take you places with its new location-based update

The formula for Hollywood movies

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After analyzing dozens of Hollywood films, a team of researchers has found evidence that the visual rhythm of movies at the shot level matches a pattern called the 1/f fluctuation, the same pattern that is found in dozens of natually occurring phenomena, including the length of the human attention span....
The formula for Hollywood movies

Iterations: SnapChat's Success Challenges Many Silicon Valley Assumptions

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Yesterday, it was confirmed — SnapChat raised a big round of funding. By now, everyone also knows that SnapChat is a new communication medium, a phenomena reflecting a desire for ephemerality, and the...
Iterations: SnapChat's Success Challenges Many Silicon Valley Assumptions
Flashbulb Memery

DailyDirt: Exploring Our Solar System

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Our solar system is a pretty big place, and we haven't really seen that much of it. But as we send out more and more probes and get fancier telescopes, we're learning about a ton of interesting phenomena that occur beyond our own planet. Here are just a few fascinating...
DailyDirt: Exploring Our Solar System
Vive le web! European consumer tech startups fuel VC growth

New Satellite Images From NASA Show Ghostly Earth By Night

www.fastcompany.com
The photos, taken by a new sensor on board the NASA and NOAA satellite, show forest fires raging in Australia as well as man-made phenomena. Scientists have dubbed it The Black Marble, but new images from NASA show just how much light is emitted from our planet at night....
New Satellite Images From NASA Show Ghostly Earth By Night
Is it time for the US government to disable cellphones in cars?

Twitter Turns Seven Years Old Today #HappyBirthday #Twitter7

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Today marks seven years since Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s creator, sent the very first tweet, kicking-off a social media  phenomena that has grown to 200 million active users sending more than 400 million tweets daily. Dorsey served as Twitter’s CEO until 2008 when he became the... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Twitter Turns Seven Years Old Today #HappyBirthday #Twitter7

Bot-written plays compiled from YouTube troll comments hit Kindle store

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Among the countless phenomena brought about by the Internet, comment trolls are undoubtedly among the most anomalous. These curious creatures make their way across the Web leaving a trail of unintelligible “flame bait” in their wake, often making it impossible for others to engage in intelligent conversation. We know them well. While...
Bot-written plays compiled from YouTube troll comments hit Kindle store
Timing quantum tunneling to attosecond precision

DailyDirt: More Clouds & Rainbows

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Unusual cloud formations and strangely diffracted sunlight are fascinating phenomena, and more amateur photographers are capturing these ephemeral meteorological events all the time now. So instead of chasing chemtrail conspiracy theories, we can document weird-looking patterns in the sky and try to figure out how/why they happen. Here are just...
DailyDirt: More Clouds & Rainbows
Apple's iPad powers Black Friday mobile shopping bonanza (infographic)

How to go viral: Gangnam Style and The Harlem Shake compared

www.guardian.co.uk
If you want to make a video go viral - get billions of views and prompt thousands of spin-off versions - then you'd do well to look at what happened to Gangnam Style and The Harlem Shake. Using 'content tracking technology', this data visualisation compares how the two phenomena exploded...
How to go viral: Gangnam Style and The Harlem Shake compared

What does the future hold for the mobile industry?

thenextweb.com
When consultants, strategists and visionaries worldwide were still contemplating ‘The Future Of Mobile’ only 6 years ago, we were all blindsided by an even bigger phenomena: the post-PC era. Suddenly “the future of mobile” sounded like something from an old Nokia business plan. The word mobile means “capable of being moved”....
What does the future hold for the mobile industry?

Sift Science Takes $5.5M to Wield Machine Learning Against Fraudsters

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Sift Science, which helps online retailers detect fraud, has raised $5.5 million led by Union Square Ventures with Max Levchin, Chris Dixon, Marc Benioff, First Round Capital and others. Co-founder Brandon Ballinger told AllThingsD his company has two big strengths: first, it uses machine learning to detect user behavior patterns...
Sift Science Takes $5.5M to Wield Machine Learning Against Fraudsters
Synthetic particles that flock like birds

Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

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Bill Gates admits that Apple's first tablet was better than his. Gates was a guest on Charlie Rose last night where he talked about the tablet wars and Windows 8. Rose asked Gates, "You thought about a tablet and a touch system way before Steve Jobs?""Way too early," Gates responded."That...
Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

If People Like You And Your Work They'll Pay; If They Like Your Work, But Don't Like You, They'll Infringe

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With the massive success of Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign (which has passed quadruple what it asked), a lot of people are commenting about just what it means to be successful in today's digital climate. Among those talking are indie game developers who are taking the time to reflect on this...
If People Like You And Your Work They'll Pay; If They Like Your Work, But Don't Like You, They'll Infringe

Your Facebook Profile Can Determine What Type Of Employee You'll Be

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Facebook profiles are a better predictor of a person's job performance than an IQ test, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Six people with experience in human resources rated the Facebook pages of 518 college students in terms of the "Big Five" personality traits of...
Your Facebook Profile Can Determine What Type Of Employee You'll Be

'First' Pirate Bay Server on Permanent Display in Computer Museum

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Founded in 2003, the Pirate Bay turns a decade old September this year. Since its humble beginnings the notorious site has come a long way. Today The Pirate Bay is spreading a world of information to millions of people every day through a complex network of cloud based servers hosted...
'First' Pirate Bay Server on Permanent Display in Computer Museum

Should your business start accepting Bitcoins?

www.pcworld.com
Few phenomena have been so widely discussed yet remain so puzzling as the world of Bitcoins. Businesses galore are now asking themselves whether Bitcoin is something they need to take seriously... yet most have absolutely no idea what it is. First, a primer. Bitcoins are, in the words of...
Should your business start accepting Bitcoins?

ARM Cortex-M0+ is a low-power, low cost 32-bit processor for the 'internet of things'

www.engadget.com
The "internet of things" is quite the buzzed about phenomena these days and everyone wants in on the action. But, much of the hype so far has been associated with that DIY staple, the Arduino, and its admittedly under-powered 8-bit MCU. ARM is looking to put more power at...
ARM Cortex-M0+ is a low-power, low cost 32-bit processor for the 'internet of things'

Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

gigaom.com
When Facebook introduced a much-hyped sharing feature in the fall of 2011, a goofy law prevented Netflix from taking part. Since then, the video company has been lobbying Congress like a kid nags his parents for permission to go to the big dance. Now, Daddy has finally said yes —...
Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

techcrunch.com
[tc_5min code="517687315"] As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the...
Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone

www.businessinsider.com
If like most people you use Facebook on your mobile device, you've probably noticed more ads amongst your friends' updates. But what you may not realize is that a battle is raging among the savviest of ecommerce companies not just to get their ads onto your phone screen, but to...
There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone
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