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Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, so-called “date rape” drugs are nasty, sneaky things. When surreptitiously added to someone’s drink, they cause that person to become disoriented, sleepy, slow-to-react, and otherwise easier to sexually assault. Making things worse, the victim usually can’t remember what happened while they were drugged, making prosecution or even identification of the assailant difficult. Now, however, a new invention known as DrinkSavvy may allow people to know if such drugs have been put in their drink. The DrinkSavvy company was founded by Boston-based entrepreneur Mike Abramson.
Editor’s note: Dr. Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics at Lithium where he is currently applying data-driven methodologies to investigate and understand the complex dynamics of the social Web. Social media is a required avenue for brands to engage their customers. However, social media engagement is primarily based on conversations and personalized interactions that are difficult to scale.
by Matthew E. May | 2:00 PM October 23, 2012 In our world of excess everything, savvy innovators realize that less is actually best. They know that delivering a memorable and meaningful experience hinges on user engagement, which is best achieved through a subtractive approach. Anything excessive, confusing or wasteful is intelligently and cleverly removed, or never added in the first place. Over the past six years I've looked at more than 2,000 ideas — products, services, processes and strategies.
Alternate presentations: Task Force for Co-ordination of Media Affairs - Media Pluralism European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes has established a group to reflect on the impact of the digital revolution on European media industries, the resulting risks and opportunities for these industries for consumers and citizens, and the emerging new business models – against a background of economic uncertainty and reduced revenue for traditional media This group was established in December 2011 to debate how to improve the policy framework for European media industries and is chaired by Christian van Thillo, CEO of De Persgroep. The aim of this Forum is to foster debates on the futures of EU media and issue recommendations on how best to incentivize quality content and journalism while seizing the benefits of the digital revolution.
Da maggio 2011, Google offre ai gestori di attività commerciali la possibilità di realizzare un servizio fotografico dell’interno dei loro negozi effettuato da fotografi professionisti. Attualmente in Australia, 19 fotografi offrono questo servizio e sono diventati Google Business Photos Trusted Photographer . La partecipazione al programma richiede una serie di requisiti particolari e l’utilizzo di una serie di attrezzature che permettano di scattare foto panoramiche che possano poi essere utilizzate da Google per l’inserimento su Google Street View. Ecco un esempio di servizio fotografico realizzato in un negozio di Melbourne . Tags: Google , Google Maps , Street View Non vuoi perdere gli aggiornamenti di Motoricerca e ricevere anche preziosi ed utili consigli per ottimizzare il tuo sito ?
By Bill Slawski , on September 18, 2012, at 6:35 am Google was granted a patent this week on the use of personas or pseudonyms in social networks today, with the patent originally filed a little less than a year ago. The patent explicitly points at Google Plus as an example of a social network that processes in the patent could be applied to. The patent doesn’t grant Google the ability to let people use pseudonyms in social networks, but rather that a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their “real” name. User Interface to Create a Persona for a Social Network
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility will be used to improve test methods for energy-efficient technologies and develop cost-effective design standards for energy-efficient homes that could reduce overall energy consumption and harmful pollution, and save families money on their monthly utility bills. The unique facility looks and behaves like an actual house, and has been built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum standards—the highest standard for sustainable structures.
Sep. 14, 2012 — From Napster to iTunes to Pandora, the methods by which the public can obtain and share music have rapidly progressed. Future groundbreaking innovations may need to wait, though, as the next generation of technology is being stymied by the very copyright laws that seek to protect the industry, says Michael Carrier, a professor of law at Rutgers-Camden. "There is not enough attention being given to the effect copyright law has on innovation," Carrier says about the fight against copyright infringement and the attempt to extinguish every instance of piracy. For his new article, "Copyright and Innovation: The Untold Story," to be published in the University of Wisconsin Law Review this fall, Carrier interviewed more than 30 CEOs and other top-level executives from the recording industry, technology companies, and venture capital firms to determine the relationship between copyright law and innovation.
Apple is slated to announce the fruits of its labor on improving the use of technology in education at its special media event on Thursday, January 19. While speculation has so far centered on digital textbooks, sources close to the matter have confirmed to Ars that Apple will announce tools to help create interactive e-books—the "GarageBand for e-books," so to speak—and expand its current platform to distribute them to iPhone and iPad users.
This website delivers the report on the Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States, sent to Congress in January 2012 as mandated by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.
January 31, 2013 Roy Green: Improving Australia’s Productivity Performance As our terms of trade slip back with the leveling off in commodity prices, it is increasingly recognized that Australia must … Read More Calum Drummond: Collaboration Delivers Better Business Outcomes
Google has today announced the launch of a new site called Value of the Web , which will collect research from around the world that “sheds new light on the economic impact of the Internet.”
In the spirit of broad Kansas City community efforts to brainstorm ideas for how the introduction of Google Fiber can change lives in Kansas City, The Brainzooming Group was excited to partner with Social Media Club of Kansas City to create “Building the Gigabit City: Brainzooming a Google Fiber Roadmap.”
The Kinect has proved fertile ground for hackers and innovators all over the world, from individuals to student teams to established researchers .
Verizon will publish an API that could allow consumers to "turbocharge" the network bandwidth their smartphone apps use for a small fee, executives said Tuesday. Verizon anticipates that a customer running an app on a smartphone will have the option to dynamically snatch more bandwidth for that app, if network congestion slows it down, said Hugh Fletcher, associate director for technology in Verizon's Product Development and Technology team. The app, however, must be running what Verizon referred to as the network optimization API it is currently developing, and hopes to publish by the third quarter of 2012.