1948 The Electronic Sackbut The history of touch technology begins with touch-sensitive music synthesizers. According to the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Hugh Le Caine's Electronic Sackbut, completed in 1948, is widely considered to be the first musical synthesizer. The Sackbut is played with the right hand on the keyboard and the left hand on control board above the keyboard. The right hand controls volume by applying more or less pressure on the keys, while the left hand controls four different sound texture options. 1965 E.A. Timeline: A History Of Touch-Screen Technology
Robert McDonald is a CEO on a mission: to make Procter & Gamble the most technologically enabled business in the world. To get there, the 31-year company veteran and former US Army captain is overseeing the large-scale application of digital technology and advanced analytics across every aspect of P&G’s operations and activities—from the way the consumer goods giant creates molecules in its R&D labs to how it maintains relationships with retailers, manufactures products, builds brands, and interacts with customers. The prize: better innovation, higher productivity, lower costs, and the promise of faster growth. Inside P&G's digital revolution - McKinsey Quarterly - Retail & Consumer Goods - Strategy & Analysis
You just shared a link. How long will people pay attention? How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning a few general principles that we can share.Let’s take a look at one particular story - Baby otter befriended by orphaned kittens - which was first shared by StylistMagazine on Facebook on Tuesday at 7:12am. If we plot clicks over time for this link, we see:
It has become common wisdom in the tech world that old media represents an obsolete mode of thinking that should be discarded as quickly as possible. The attitude to physical, broadcast or film media could generally be summed up by saying “Newspapers? Print books? Those things are ancient and of no use to anyone ever, amirite?” But those with a little more patience and scope know that isn’t entirely true. Media is an enterprise that forms a core part of modern societies, and digital media is but a few years old. Three Things The Web Can Learn from Old Media
The Interconnected World of Tech Companies [INFOGRAPHIC] The "tech world" is really more of a "tech family." Between digital giants' appetites for acquisitions and the tendency of their ex-employees to start new companies, it's easy to see how nearly every blip in the ecosystem is closely related. We've mapped just a few of these family ties between "Xooglers," the "PayPal Mafia", "Softies" and the many other tech connectors who have yet to be nicknamed.
Mobile Devices Are Lovers In Your Pocket Gail Chiasson, North American Editor We were recently provided with information from a BBDO-Microsoft advertising study that looked at reaching consumers through understanding their emotional connections to various devices. At the core of the study are consumers and their relationships with screens. These are not impersonal devices but rather, personifications of their users: caring, loving, normal.
How do readers get to news sites? How long do they stay once there? And where do they go when they leave? Just two months after releasing the mammoth State of the News Media 2011 report, my industrious friends at Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism have a detailed new report to answer those questions. Based on analysis of nine months of Nielsen data about the 25 largest U.S. news sites, the study confirms many truisms about online behavior but also yields some surprises. Let’s start with a finding that does both, and is a topic of little previous research, to my knowledge. The 5 must-knows about how readers navigate news online, drawn from new Pew study
J'ai le plaisir de partager avec vous cette réflexion de Pierre Bellanger, fondateur et PDG de Skyrock, et donc de la plate-forme Skyblog, sur l'avenir des réseaux sociaux. Les premiers services de réseaux sociaux sur Internet ont eu pour promesse initiale d’aider à la mise en relation entre elles de personnes appartenant à des populations définies par un besoin ou une situation. Sous la forme originelle de groupes de soutien, les malades souffrant d’une même pathologie se retrouvent sur des forums précurseurs de ces services. (Billet invité) Pierre Bellanger : L'avenir des réseaux sociaux