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Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

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If one long sentence could sum up what 2012 means to me, it would be this: We are living at the intersection of advertising and publishing at a time of hyper growth and innovation, which separately and together present us with both formidable challenges but also game-changing possibilities. Put...
Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy

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There’s something very cool about Google Now, which the company announced at its I/O developer conference a few weeks ago. At the same time, though, Now also has the potential to become Google’s creepiest service yet. Here is what it does (assuming you opt in to the service and have...
Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy

Cue User Data Shows Email Problem Worsening

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In 2008 I was griping about 2,433 unread emails in my inbox. Which is nothing. Today it’s up around 7,000, and I declared an email bankruptcy just a few months ago and started fresh. Cue, a handy mobile app for organizing and searching your online data across a variety...
Cue User Data Shows Email Problem Worsening
Foursquare launching local search engine for everyone, not just registered users
Instagram search engine Worldcam proves peril of platform dependence

#TheRules of Social Media: Everyone Says They Don't Want To Be Marketed To. Really, They Just Don't Want To Be Talked Down To.

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Patrick Starzan, Funny or Die's VP of marketing and business development, believes a strong social media strategy means more than accelerating follower counts. "We're always working to grow those communities--and not just grow them, but make sure engagement stays at a very high rate." "We're data driven. We track every...
#TheRules of Social Media: Everyone Says They Don't Want To Be Marketed To. Really, They Just Don't Want To Be Talked Down To.

Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry

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When it comes to big data, "size doesn't matter," Ravi Mhatre, managing director of venture firm Lightspeed Ventures just told Business Insider. "It's not just big data. It's got to be fast data and it's got to be meaningful data" he says. There's a new wave of startups trying to...
Big Data Startups Could Kill This $30 Billion Industry

Cloud ‘lock-in’ survey shows not all clouds are alike

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When it comes to moving massive files between storage clouds, performance depends — quite a bit — on which clouds you use, according to new research. For its Bulk Data Migration in the Cloud report, Nasuni repeatedly transferred 12 TB of data between Nasuni’s top-rated clouds–Amazon’s S3, Rackspace and Microsoft Windows Azure. This...
Cloud ‘lock-in’ survey shows not all clouds are alike
Yahoo's Surprisingly Gorgeous New iOS Weather App Centers Around Crowdsourced City Photos

Feature Friday: Concierge

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Eighty percent of all music listening happens in lean back mode where someone or something plays the music for you. That's a fact. I am not sure where I saw it, but I believe it to be true based on my own music listening experience. That's why I haven't found...
Feature Friday: Concierge

Furthering Its Monetization Strategy, Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates Pilot Program

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Building on the launch of its Local Updates product for businesses last week, Foursquare announced plans to roll out Promoted Updates on Wednesday, marking the company’s further push into offering a more comprehensive array of tools for its merchant partners. Similar to Local Updates, Promoted Updates allow businesses to push...
Furthering Its Monetization Strategy, Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates Pilot Program

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

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I talk to people a lot about interest and social graphs these days – it’s a topic that feels like it’s moving in from the fringes of social media towards the centre, as we begin to understand what the wider implications the vast amounts of data on users tastes, relationships...
Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

Excellent Twitter account management app SocialBro heads to the cloud to run from any browser

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SocialBro is by far the best tool I’ve found for managing my Twitter account. From identifying abandoned accounts to unfollow, to finding out which timezones and languages my followers use and the best time of day to tweet, SocialBro reveals it all and more. The problem with SocialBro until now...
Excellent Twitter account management app SocialBro heads to the cloud to run from any browser
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China

Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1

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Google at its I/O conference unveiled the next update to Android version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. The update, which will first become available as an over the air download next month for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, brings a lot of nice improvements and some cool enhancements...
Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1
Apple Patents Intelligent Caller ID That Turns Inbound Communication Into A Contextual Trip Down Memory Lane

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

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In most cases, mobile developers are focusing on native apps, hitting iOS and Android before looking at the mobile Web. But Loku, a local discovery service, will flip the conventional wisdom on its head with plans to launch a mobile Web app before it tackles native apps. The company, based in...
Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

Cisco Acquires Wi-Fi Location Player ThinkSmart Technologies

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Networking giant Cisco Systems said today it had acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, an Irish company that provides location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. ThinkSmart’s technology analyzes information on the movement of people within a building, looking for patterns by time of day, length of stay and other factors to help companies...
Cisco Acquires Wi-Fi Location Player ThinkSmart Technologies

With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

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There’s a running dialogue that has bubbled up with the rise of Facebook and Twitter over the past decade: Googling the indexable, global Web isn’t the end-all for information anymore. The Social Web can serve us data just as pertinent, if not moreso. It’s a race for relevance, they say,...
With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

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It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictures, and yet we're still stuck with distant-looking photos when we want more detail than our smartphone cameras can manage. While we'd argue that a few phones already live in that Blade Runner...
Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders

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Even with manufacturer “skins”, Android tablet home screens haven’t been much more useful than those on Android smartphones, even though the slates have larger displays. One third-party software developer wants to change that and it’s using Kickstarter to fund the effort. A $5 pledge will get you a copy of...
Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders
The Sandy effect: how Manhattan looks on Foursquare after a hurricane
Online ads equal offline sales, says shopper analytics firm RapidBlue

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

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The Geeky Foodie Food and technology have a rocky history, as anyone who has ever spilled coffee on a keyboard can attest, but the tandem has a bright future thanks to a slew of apps and services that are designed to help you eat better. Food on the Table...
Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

Better Algorithms Beat More Data -- And Here's Why

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Image via vichie81Recently, Omar Tawakol from BlueKai wrote a fascinating article positing that More Data Beats Better Algorithms. He argued that more data trumps a better algorithm, but better still is having an algorithm that augments your data with linkages and connections, in the end creating a more robust data...
Better Algorithms Beat More Data -- And Here's Why

Book Review: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Robin Sloan is the kind of guy who write a book like this one. He’s a writer and “media inventor” which seems to be a lofty term for “cool guy who gets the Internet and understands that discourse needs to be both intelligent and entertaining to effect any sort of...
Book Review: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Songza secures $3.8M to keep music fans connected to killer playlists

The Touchscreens Have It: IAB Says Tablets, Smartphones Driving Big Returns On Ads

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Revenues from mobile ads are only a small fraction of the overall digital advertising pie — and an even smaller slice of overall advertising revenues, but some research out today from the Internet Advertising Bureau underscore why that may well change in the future: ads that appear on touchscreen devices...
The Touchscreens Have It: IAB Says Tablets, Smartphones Driving Big Returns On Ads
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