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Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal internet access to combat poverty. This New Google Project Is So Futuristic You Won't Be Able To Understand It. La realtà virtuale del dato. Storia dell'articolo Chiudi Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 08 settembre 2015 alle ore 11:16.L'ultima modifica è del 08 settembre 2015 alle ore 11:17. Prendiamo tre esempi: Big data, Virtual reality (Vr) e Augmented Reality (Ar).

Sono tecnologie candidate a cambiare il futuro. Da sempre Gartner le ha rappresentate graficamente su una curva per descriverne maturità, adozione e applicazioni. Frequentemente gli analisti di cose hi-tech le descrivono accompagnate da numeri per apprezzarne le dimensioni di business. Tuttavia, le best practice descrivono Roi e risultati molto al di sotto delle aspettative. Epic Games (quelli del motore grafico di videogiochi Unreal), in collaborazione con il Wellcome Trust, un ente di beneficenza ricerca biomedica con sede a Londra, ha concluso il Big Data VR Challenge, assegnando 20milla dollari a LumaPie.

Per quanto suggestiva, l'idea che basti visualizzare i big data in un ambiente digitale 3D per estrarre valore o significato è ottimistica. Permalink. Monese Launches In U.K. To Let Immigrants And Expats Get A Mobile Banking Account. Beyond the hyperbole that loyally follows fintech in the U.K. (and elsewhere in Europe), the country’s banking sector is on the verge of facing some genuine disruption. That includes the trio of ‘challenger banks’ making headlines — Mondo, Starling, and Atom — but there are other startups looking to take a significant slice of the banking pie. Or in the case of Monese, which sees a throttled launch today, grow the banking pie in the U.K. and European Union. That’s because the London and Tallinn, Estonia-based company is targeting immigrants and expats who might otherwise find it difficult to open a bank account outside of their originating country.

Its mobile app (Android only for now) promises to let anybody open a Monese account in a claimed “under 3 minutes”, providing a fully-fledged ‘current account’ interface, low-cost international money transfers, and a Visa debit card. The other part of the equation is Monese’s technology play. One is low cost international transfers. Technology is making science fiction come real. The latest technological advancements and modern inventions have endowed us with evolution in our lives. In old days, people used to consider such innovations miracle. At present the availability of latest gadgets, computing devices, mobile phones and other electronic items have made our life convenient &. Easy. Further, as the technology is advancing with fast pace, you must be thinking what may come next? With the presence of different and latest mobile phones, laptops, iPods, tablet PCs and advanced version of OS like Windows, MAC, Android &.

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Shopping Made Psychic. AS almost everyone knows, we have entered a period in which companies can predict people’s purchases, often with uncanny accuracy. In the near future, they might even use those predictions to enroll you in special programs in which you receive goods and services, and are asked to pay for them, before you have actually chosen them. Call it predictive shopping.

Some companies already encourage people to sign up for recurring purchases and deliveries — in a way, an extension of automatic bill payment. An early model is the Book-of-the-Month Club, which dates from 1926. In the modern era, predictive shopping, based on large data sets, your personal characteristics and your own past choices, could be a real blessing.

But the prospect might also seem alarming. What do Americans actually think about predictive shopping? I discovered, to my surprise, that a significant percentage of Americans already welcome predictive shopping. Books are, of course, an unusual commodity. Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It. Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. While the Amazon campus appears similar to those of some tech giants — with its dog-friendly offices, work force that skews young and male, on-site farmers’ market and upbeat posters — the company is considered a place apart. Google and Facebook motivate employees with gyms, meals and benefits, like cash handouts for new parents, “designed to take care of the whole you,” as Google puts it. Amazon, though, offers no pretense that catering to employees is a priority.

Compensation is considered competitive — successful midlevel managers can collect the equivalent of an extra salary from grants of a stock that has increased more than tenfold since 2008. But workers are expected to embrace “frugality” (No. 9), from the bare-bones desks to the cellphones and travel expenses that they often pay themselves. (No daily free food buffets or regular snack supplies, either.) As the company has grown, Mr. Amazon, though, offers no pretense that catering to employees is a priority.

Facebook, Smart Tech, and the End of Language. Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg hosted an online Q&A session on his personal Facebook page. Over the course of an hour, Zuckerberg fielded questions on topics ranging from the meaning of happiness to whether he was able to “jump over a chair like Bill Gates.” (Answer: “Maybe, but we’re not going to find out today.”) But the answer that made headlines was unprompted and unexpected: Zuckerberg declared that Facebook’s ultimate service was telepathy. Asked to describe Facebook’s future, he said: We'll have AR [augmented reality] and other devices that we can wear almost all the time to improve our experience and communication.

One day, I believe we'll be able to send full, rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. Facebook’s present system for capturing thoughts—innocently asking us “what’s on your mind?” In each pair, one participant acted as the “sender” of thoughts, watching the game on a screen as an EEG recorded their thoughts about when to fire a virtual gun. Emoji 'fastest growing new language' – News and Events, Bangor University. A Bangor University professor has teamed up with mobile giant TalkTalk to launch a new national PR campaign to help understand emojis – the picture based language.

Emoji is being adopted at a faster rate than any other language - that’s the verdict of a new study which reveals that 8 in 10 Brits (80%) are now using the colourful symbols to communicate. The ‘Emoji IQ’ study by TalkTalk Mobile is the first piece of in-depth research on UK adoption of the new visual language taking the world by storm. It reveals that emoji has well and truly taken off in the UK, with 62% claiming they are using the new language more than they were a year ago and 4 in 10 claiming to have sent messages made up ENTIRELY of emoji. Findings reveal that 72% of the younger generation (18-25) now find it easier to express their emotions with the pictorial symbols than words, with over half (51%) believing emoji have improved our ability to interact.

Drunk man arrested in Japan for attacking 'emotion-reading' robot. A drunk Japanese man who reportedly kicked an 'emotion-reading' robot in a fit of rage has been arrested. The Japan Times reported that 60-year-old Kiichi Ishikawa did not like the attitude of the human store clerk at a SoftBank Corp store, a Japanese mobile phone and telecommunications company. So he took it out on the $1,600 (£1,048) robot, known as Pepper, instead. The humanoid was created specifically for SoftBank Mobile to greet and interact with customers in stores. According to Aldebaran, the creators of the bot, Pepper can converse with you, recognize or react to your emotions, and move autonomously.

The intelligent bot, which has been available to buy since June this year, can analyse your facial expressions, body language and the words you use to recognise five basic emotions: joy, surprise, anger, doubt and sadness. A model of the Pepper robot that was attacked Photo: Bloomberg. This is the future of retail: Robotic fitting rooms and magic augmented reality mirrors. Brick and mortar retail businesses are under immense pressure to innovate now that ecommerce has become a normal part of consumer behavior. Thankfully for retailers, technology can be just as disruptive in a physical store as it can be online. At the recent DX3 digital marketing conference, self-described ‘Retail Prophet’ Doug Stephens set up an installation to show off the various technologies that can help retail compete with online.

Dubbed the ‘Retail Collective,’ the effort aimed to move beyond homogeneous single-brand demonstrations with a collaborative approach. “I’ve been in the industry a long time, I’ve been to a lot of technology and retail shows, and I’ve never seen anyone put together a tech-agnostic, a brand-agnostic view of the future of retail from a technology standpoint,” Stephens told TNW in an interview. The Retail Collective’s experiment approaches the shopping experience from both the consumer and the merchant perspective. IQMetrix’s virtual XQ Shelf. Your Connected Product Could Be Your Best Customer Engagement Tool - ReadWrite. Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, futurist and author of X, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! And The End of Business As Usual. In a time when connectedness is part of everyday life and people have become online media platforms, customer experiences either work for a company or against it.

Those experiences, now widely spread and shared so easily, have become the new brand. Brands are, as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once put it, "what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Think about all the ways businesses have to engage customers before, during and after the transaction: social, mobile, digital (i.e. web), wearable devices, email, POS, signage, packaging, word of mouth, and so on. Connecting The Dots Not only does the user experience improve through technology, but the information is managed through an intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) system of sorts.

The new normal: five ways that retail is set to change under the influence of digital shopping. A new round of digital disruption is set to change forever the way shoppers buy, a new report concludes. Retailers will respond by fully digitising the end-to-end customer experience, from the store onwards, predicts Forrester’s The Future of the Retail Experience.

Report author Nigel Fenwick says that customers’ expectations of the ‘normal’ in-store experience will change as they become more used to digital experiences. That in turn, he argues, will mean all retailers must provide similar experiences, or risk losing customers. “Traditional retailers are in a race with online retailers to develop high-value shopping experiences,” he writes. We’ve singled out five ways that Forrester predicts the retail experience will change as the new normal shopping emerges. Personalised experiences in-store Store traders will use digital technology to give individual customers personalised shopping experiences. In-store beacons will also help shoppers find the items they want to buy. An Introduction to Marketing with New Technologies: Part One - All Told Stream from Allison + Partners.

The future is now. For years, communicators and marketers have been dabbling in the latest and greatest technologies in an effort to lead innovative businesses, capture headlines and incite viral conversations online. Every year, we see brands activate new tech stunts at major industry conferences and premier tech playgrounds such as SXSW. But the big question is, what’s out there and how can your brand use new technologies for consumer spotlight and a competitive edge? Check out this two-part introduction to new technology tools for PR and marketing folks: Augmented Reality (AR)Execution Difficulty: Easy to ModerateBudget: Moderate to High Let’s start with the basics.

Say you’re in construction. Today, brands are already using AR, and one of the platforms helping them take the leap is the “magic lens” app, Blippar, which uses a mix of AR and image-recognition technology to bring items to a virtually enhanced state. Think of the possibilities. Ruben Ochoa // Allison+Partners. Joe Firmage’s radical plan to simplify the Internet, Part 1. Legendary Internet entrepreneur Joe Firmage is back, and he plans to turn the Internet upside down.

Again. He did it once before with USWeb in the 90s, designing and building Internet sites, intranets, and applications for more than half the Fortune 100 and thousands of startups. Now his new venture — 15 years and tens of millions in the making — called ManyOne, plans to do the same for a public (and for businesses of any size) dazed by the complexities of setting up websites.

And worse, mystified about getting page rank on search engines — and even worse, creating their own successful apps. ManyOne — which is now operational — lets anyone buy domains and set up a website via a series of forms, in literally minutes. That includes a selection of themes (designs) and e-commerce features for businesses, Firmage told me in an exclusive phone interview yesterday. I confirmed the process by zipping through setting up a demo domain and website in an invited test. Charles L. All about apps Amara D.