Tech News – September 24th 2012 to September 25th 2012
Tech news – September 24th 2012 to September 25th 2012:
- Traynor’s Eye: Meeting A Troll… –
- Supercharger | Tesla Motors –
- Facebook’s New Timeline Event Lets You Share You’re Registered To Vote, Links To Registration Sites | TechCrunch –
- Josh ConstineIf you see your friends are registered to vote, you might register too and be more likely to actually cast your ballot. So in hopes of making us better citizens, Facebook now lets you declare you’re “registered to vote” through a new Timeline event.
U.S. residents can use the personalized shortcut link in Facebook’s announcement of the feature, or find “Registered To Vote” in the ‘Travel & Experiences’ category of the Life Events tab on their Timeline’s post composer. You can add where and when… show all text
- Twitter Cofounder Suggests A Replacement For The Follower Count –
“The dream metric is how many people saw your tweet,” says Ev Williams. Twitter's own Klout?
Twitter cofounder Ev Williams — who remains on the company's board — hinted Monday that follower counts may soon become the second most important number to users.
"The thing I think would be more interesting than followers is… retweets," clarifying that a simple measure of followers "doesn't capture your distribution."
"The dream metric," he said, "is how many people saw your twee… show all text
- The new Myspace on Vimeo –
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- What’s The ROI Of Posting To Pinterest? New Social Media Solution Ohtootay Tells You | TechCrunch –
Social media managers looking to prove their ROI of what they do, today have a new option for tracking social analytics, thanks to the official public launch of a service called Ohtootay. Crazy name aside, the solution lets companies track their efforts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and elsewhere. But one of its more unique features in this crowded space is something which allows businesses to track their posts posts all the way through to website conversions, even when the original post didn…
- YouTube Expands Translation Tools For Video Captions To 300+ Languages | TechCrunch –
- Frederic LardinoisYouTube just announced that it is now making it easier for video creators to translate their video captions to more than 300 languages by integrating the YouTube Video Manager with the Google Translator Toolkit. It’s important to note that these are not the automatic caption translations that YouTube currently makes available for about 50 languages. Instead, users who want to support captions in languages currently not supported by the automatic tools (or who prefer hand-crafted translations ov… show all text
- Justin Timberlake Teases Sexy New MySpace –
- Christina WarrenFifteen months after its acquisition by Specific Media, we're finally getting a sneak peek at the new MySpace.
Justin Timberlake — who took an ownership stake in the new MySpace — tweeted a link to a video previewing the new service.
THIS IS MYSPACE vimeo.com/myspace/the-ne‚Ä¶ #NEWMYSPACE— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) September 24, 2012
Although Timberlake and members of the MySpace team were at CES 2012, most of the discussion was about a partnership with Panasonic and not the rebirth of … show all text
- Update: Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline. They’re Old Wall Posts. | TechCrunch –
Updated. Some Facebook users were alarmed this morning when it appeared that private messages written in 2009 and earlier were showing up on viewable Timelines as messages
- Report: Mobile ’significant’ development for low-income diabetics | mobihealthnews –
- Neil VerselCalling mobile health “one of the most significant health IT developments of the past five years” in terms of treating chronic diseases, a coalition of health IT advocates sees strong potential in mobile and wireless technologies to address the diabetes epidemic, even in “socially disadvantaged” populations. The eHealth Initiative, a Washington-based group representing a wide range [...]
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- Why You Can’t Sell with Social Media (And 3 Things to Do Instead) | Social Media Today –
- FixCourseSocial media can give your company many different benefits. It can increase awareness… It can be used to help customer service… It can also be used to get the elusive, but effective word-of-mouth marketing. But it can’t sell. At least, that’s what people say…
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- Source: Apple Aggressively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Staff To Build Out iOS Maps | TechCrunch –
- Darrell EtheringtonApple is going after people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product, according to a source with connections on both teams. Using recruiters, Apple is pursuing a strategy of luring away Google Maps employees who helped develop the search giant’s product on contract, and many of those individuals seem eager to accept due in part to the opportunity Apple represents to build new product, instead of just doing “tedious updates” on a largely complete platform.
My source — a … show all text
- Coca-cola nails social media by releasing personalized bottles. Yes, seriously. | Owened by Owen Williams –
There’s a new fad here in New Zealand, and it’s one generated by no more than a soft drink company. It’s personalized Coke bottles. I kid you not.
Not only is this the most stupid, frustrating marketing campaign ever, it’s also sheer genius. My Facebook feed, for the last two weeks since this idea was silently launched to market has literally been inundated with my friends pulling duckfaces next to a bottle of drink with their name on it.
It’s actually insanely genius, and the comments endles… show all text
- Quartz Business Site Targets Mobile, but Won’t Use Apps – Peter Kafka – Media – AllThingsD –
Atlantic Media's new business news site assumes you'll read it on an iPad or iPhone. But it's not bothering to produce anything for Apple's App Store.
- How Social Media Distracts You at Work [INFOGRAPHIC] –
- Anita LiHow often does the social media monster swallow you whole?
More than you may think, according to Red e App, which lets consumers get notifications from businesses without having to provide their personal information.
The company developed an infographic, below, that details how interruptions impact employee productivity.
"Is it possible to be too connected in this digital age?" Red e App asks. "Research data indicates, yes."
Among the findings, the infographic shows that workers are interrupted… show all text
- Bob Gourley on the Ethics, Analytics and Future of Big Data | Cloud Computing Journal –
Bob Gourley, editor of CTOvision as well as founder and CTO of Crucial Point, LLC, was recently interviewed by WashingtonExec, where he shared his views on emerging information technology, government needs, and Big Data. The interview is reproduced below: How does Bob Gourley, founder and CTO of Crucial Point, LLCand [...]
This post by AlexOlesker was first published at CTOvision.com.
- How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest | Jeffbullas’s Blog –
- Tehmina ZamanSo you’ve heard the buzz about Pinterest, set up your account and optimized your Pinterest page. Congratulations! But what now? If you’re like most people you’ve probably jumped straight into Pinterest and quickly discovered that pinning can take up an enormous amount of time.
When I started using Pinterest to promote my business, at first I was happy to scour the Internet looking for cool photos as well as uploading images and blog posts from my own website. But within a few days, I realized … show all text
- Kazakhstan�s prime minister resigns – Central & South Asia – Al Jazeera English –
Reasons behind resignation of Karim Massimov, Soviet nation's longest serving prime minister, are unclear.
- 2,000 Foxconn workers involved in mass brawl at China factory – Telegraph –
- Telegraph StaffAt least 40 people were injured in a brawl involving some 2,000 workers at a plant operated by Foxconn, which assembles products for Apple.
- Sheldon Adelson: Inside the mind of the mega-donor – Mike Allen – POLITICO.com –
- Mike AllenLast week, Adelson got a front-row seat – and a shout-out from Mitt Romney.
- Covering the World of Business, Digital Only –
- By DAVID CARRAfter losing millions as publisher of The Atlantic, David Bradley opts to present business news with Quartz, the media company’s new, strictly digital forum.
- Power, Pollution and the Internet –
- By JAMES GLANZHelping to process the staggering amount of Internet activity that occurs, data centers waste vast amounts of energy, belying the information industry’s image of environmental friendliness.
- Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today) | TechCrunch –
- Anthony HaIt seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country’s already heavily-censored version of the Internet.
The government said that it’s going to launch its own domestic Internet, and that the system will be fully operational by March 2013, according to Reuters and others (who, in turn, seem to be basing their reports on the Iranian media). It’s not clear whether all access to sites outside of Iran will be blocked once the domestic system is live.
Cybersecur… show all text
- Kevin Reynolds And The Bloomberg Speed Desk – Business Insider –
- Joe WeisenthalConsumers of news demand three things:
Suppliers of news, however, face a trilemma, as they usually have to sacrifice one in order to produce the other two.
You can have high-quality content that's very accurate, but it will generally take awhile before it arrives (most newspapers, magazines, etc.).
You can have cheap speed, but the accuracy may be dubious (think: all the headlines constantly blasting across twitter or other quasi-amateur news services.).
And you can ha… show all text
- a lot of lead bullets: a response to the new york times article on data center efficiency « diego’s weblog –
Note: This is 5,000 word post (!) in response to a 5,000-word article, since I thought it necessary to go beyond the usual “that’s wrong”. A detailed argument requires a detailed counter-argument, but, still, apologies for the length.
As I was reading this New York Times article on data centers and power use, there was mainly one word stretching, doppler-like through my head: “Nooooooo!”
Not because the article exposed some secret that everyone that’s worked on websites at scale knows and this… show all text