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Sex sells: how porn and digital dating transformed an advertising cliché As taboos about online porn break down and new generations of singles see dating sites and apps as their first stop in the search for love, marketers have spotted an opportunity. These digital venues have become the next logical place for advertising to grow and reach an expanding audience. In the process, they have changed our thinking about the adland mantra "sex sells". Think about it. Our daily lives are punctuated by regular virtual interactions. Statisticians say we’re having less actual sex, but our online lives include a huge chunk of sex-linked ‘activity’.

Age of Technology: Generational Video Viewing Preferences Vary By Device and Activity Globally, consumers largely favor TV as the device of choice for watching video programming. However, there are a few regional and generational differences in how we watch. In Nielsen’s Global Digital Landscape Survey, respondents in Asia-Pacific, Africa/Middle East and Latin America prefer mobile phones for in-home video viewing more than those in Europe and North America. For example, among viewers who say they watch video programming when they’re home alone, 41% in Africa/Middle East, 40% in Asia-Pacific and 38% in Latin America say they do so on a mobile phone, compared with 24% in Europe and 22% in North America. When it comes to the devices used to watch video programming during activities that take place outside the home, mobile phone use tends to be similar in Asia-Pacific, Africa/Middle East and Europe. Meanwhile, usage is above the global average in Latin America and below in North America.

George Hotz Is Taking on Tesla by Himself George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself. By Ashlee Vance | December 16, 2015 Photographs by Peter Bohler Stop judging women on how they look – it is damaging our children The largest annual survey into the views of the UK’s girls and young women has revealed that 36% of seven- to 10-year-old girls say people make them feel like the most important thing about them is the way they look. The Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey, which saw over 1,500 young people surveyed, also revealed that almost 40% of the same group feel they are not pretty enough, and 25% feel they need to be “perfect”. One in six feel ashamed or embarrassed of how they look.

Why Have Pop Stars Become So Hyper-Sexualized? “Beyonce is a woman who is not surrounded by 100 different people telling her what to do.” The discussion surrounding the hyper-sexualization of the music industry is much more complex than pointing out that everyone is wearing thongs now. Things have certainly gotten sexier. AR-media™ Plugin for Trimble SketchUp™ Description With AR-media™ Plugin, Trimble SketchUp™ users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, SketchUp™ 3D models can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code.

A Day in the Life of Americans From two angles so far, we’ve seen how Americans spend their days, but the views are wideout and limited in what you can see. I can tell you that about 40 percent of people age 25 to 34 are working on an average day at three in the afternoon. I can tell you similar numbers for housework, leisure, travel, and other things. It’s an overview. What I really want to see is closer to the individual and a more granular sense of how each person contributes to the patterns.

You Won’t F’n Believe How Many People Watched Internet Porn In 2015…Seriously, These Numbers Are INSANE I’ve been told for most of my life that the overwhelming majority of Internet traffic is to websites like Pornhub (porn sites), and I’ve always taken that statement with a grain of salt because until now I’ve never seen concrete proof. Well, Pornhub just released analytics on their 2015 web traffic and HOLY HELL, why am I not in the porn biz? The amount of traffic these adult video websites are getting is almost unfathomable…like, billions and billions of people watching videos.

Adblocking could be the best thing for the advertising industry For decades the UK has maintained hydroelectric power stations simply to cope with the power surges that come from people switching on kettles during the Coronation Street ad break. Yet we think of adblocking as a new crisis. Marketing people form two extreme groups at the moment. Those who think everything is changing faster than ever and only consider the new and those who feel the changes are small, incremental and we need to base new learning on centuries-old techniques. Adblocking is a good example of this. It’s common to see adblocking discussed as an existential threat to advertisers and publishers.

How Google Glass will change mobile forever November 26, 2013 Glass is the flagship ‘wearable technology’ product developed by Google. For the layman, Google Glass uses video-generated reality to overlay visual information onto real-world objects – all through a pair of glasses. Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief The plane slowed and leveled out about a mile aboveground. Up ahead, the Viennese castle glowed like a fairy tale palace. When the pilot gave the thumbs-up, Gerald Blanchard looked down, checked his parachute straps, and jumped into the darkness. He plummeted for a second, then pulled his cord, slowing to a nice descent toward the tiled roof. It was early June 1998, and the evening wind was warm.

​the line between female objectification and liberation on instagram With 2014 voted the year of Instagram, now that it's 2015 we're starting to feel its cultural effects. Today's posts quickly become tomorrow's proverbial fish and chip paper and the need to consume is consuming us. Anyone with a smartphone can become an artist but this art is interspersed with so many holiday pictures and so much cock-teasing titillation that we can barely distinguish one from the other. It really comes down to something Andy Warhol said: "If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art."