Connected TV: The New Battle for Your Living Room [INFOGRAPHIC] After years of false-starts and not-quite-there implementations, it appears that the connected TV revolution is upon us. Finally, consumers will have access to affordable technology that will let them access web content and content from their Macs or PCs from the comfort of the couch, without expensive HTPC setups or complicated software. The battle for the living room is finally here.
HTML5 Mobile Apps I saw two HTML5 apps yesterday. One running in my Android browser. The other running in the iPad browser. They looked and worked exactly like their mobile app counterparts. Online Pinboards – Is This the New Way to Facebook? With news this week that Facebook is beginning to roll out its new Timeline feature, it reminds us that so much of what’s captured on the world’s most popular social networking site are our fondest memories. And if you look at your newsfeed in any given day, it will often reflect the present – what’s happening in the world around you today. Typically, however, there isn’t a lot of discussion about more aspirational topics, and what people are hoping for in the future.
Twitter and The Apprentice – some quick observations Posted by Roo - 12/10/10 at 12:10:19 pm I wrote last year about the ‘data flood’ that confronts you if you try to watch what everyone on Twitter is saying about the Apprentice. Well, it’s back, and more talked about than ever. This isn’t surprising of course. Twitter has grown a lot since March last year, and people will always talk about what’s on television. Mobile: It’s Not Too Late To Be Early Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Jason Spero, the head of mobile ads for the Americas at Google. Spero joined Google in May 2010 as part of the acquisition of AdMob where he was vice president and general manager of North America responsible for strategy and operations. Mobile is finally delivering on its promise.
redpepper / Atlanta & Nashville Integrated Marketing Communications Agency and Full-service Advertising Passion shares are the newest thing around here, so we figured we’d explain. Picture this: It’s Friday at the redpepper offices. It’s 8:45a.m. Our coffee is just starting to do the trick. One of us hops up following the weekly redbit to share about a personal project, growth area or talent we’ve been developing. Everyone else looks on with smiles of wide-eyed admiration. THE SECRET LIVES OF NUMBERS The authors conducted an exhaustive empirical study, with the aid of custom software, public search engines and powerful statistical techniques, in order to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect and refract our culture, our minds, and our bodies. For example, certain numbers, such as 212, 486, 911, 1040, 1492, 1776, 68040, or 90210, occur more frequently than their neighbors because they are used to denominate the phone numbers, tax forms, computer chips, famous dates, or television programs that figure prominently in our culture. Regular periodicities in the data, located at multiples and powers of ten, mirror our cognitive preference for round numbers in our biologically-driven base-10 numbering system. Certain numbers, such as 12345 or 8888, appear to be more popular simply because they are easier to remember.
Aleks Krotoski : [NPOX10] The Cult of Me: a primer for broadcasters This is the text of my keynote from the NPOX10 Festival, held in September 2010 in Hilversum, Holland Hello and thank you for inviting me to open this exciting two-day event. I am speaking to you as a woman who wears several hats, including the two that I’m going to focus on today: I am a social psychologist with a particular interest in how information, attitudes and behaviours spread around the Web, and I am a broadcaster and journalist with an interest in the intersection between digital – or ‘interactive’ – media and traditional – or ‘passive’ – media. I like to think that the two hats have a special kind of synergy: an under-the-hood understanding of what makes information influential and compelling, combined with an understanding of the broad library of new pipelines you can tell stories with. Because after all – whether you’re involved in drama, current affairs, entertainment, sports or news – what you as broadcasters are is storytellers.
HTML5 Is Breathing New Life Into the Web How’s that? Isn’t the Web already the crucial utility of online commerce, information and entertainment? In many ways, it certainly is. The Web’s importance is indisputable — but there are signs that it is slipping.
Tumbled Logic - Widget, it’s got a widget… < The assorted witterings of Mo McRoberts Widget, it’s got a widget… The third revision of the Apple TV is out (the second revision was a minor bump relatively early-on in its lifespan), Google launched the proper publicity materials for the impending Google TV, the Boxee Box is due to land any day now, Project Canvas has become YouView, and when consumer electronics manufacturers aren’t breathlessly trying to tell you about how 3DTV will save television (not that it’s clear that it actually needs saving), they’re breathlessly trying to tell you how “Connected” devices (what, you thought your TV was plugged into something already? shame on you!) will save television, mostly by way of the marvels of “widgets” and “apps”.
Introducing Your New Mobile Supercomputer What's the Big Idea? Computer storage and software are already migrating to the cloud, and soon processing power will go virtual as well, making our mobile devices as powerful as supercomputers. What's the Breakthrough? Much of your computing already takes place on the cloud, and you may not even realize it. Widely used cloud services like Google Apps, Grooveshark, and online banking are just the beginning of our full immersion into the cloud. Daniel Burrus, CEO and founder of business and tech consultancy Burrus Research, says that computer processing power will soon join the cloud, revolutionizing the way we compute and access the internet.