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Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind

Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Samantha Murphy for Mashable.


Intro:


Want to see what the future could look like?


Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning has unveiled a follow-up YouTube video to its wildly successful “A Day Made of Glass,” providing another look into what the future could be like with the growth of glass touchscreen interfaces, from innovative chalkboards and activity tables in classrooms to uses for it in hospitals.


Corning released two versions of “A Day Made of Glass 2″ — one with a narrator and another, abbreviated version without commentary — the video follows the life of young Amy and her family as they go through their day using various products made of glass.


Amy does classwork on a glass tablet, controls the temperature of the car from the backseat and even attends a field trip at the Redwood Forrest with an interactive signage that brings learning to life.


Her teacher also works with students on interactive touchscreen activity tables. Corning expects these activity tables to be rolled out in the near future.


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The Top 10 tech trends for 2012

The Top 10 tech trends for 2012 | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is by Pete Cashmore for CNN online.


Intro:


From the continuing rise of tablet devices to the daily-deals craze and the return of the Internet IPO, 2011 has been a transformative year for technology.


Here's what caught my attention:


Touch Computing


New input methods will be the dominant trend of 2012. Tablet computers such as the iPad might seem like a nice alternative to desktop and laptop computers, but I believe they're more than that:


**They're replacements.


** the mouse will be superseded by touchscreens.


**The signs are obvious: Windows 8 and Mac OS X Lion, the latest desktop operating systems, borrow heavy from their mobile counterparts. These new interfaces essentially impose a touchscreen-inspired interface over the traditional desktop environment.


**Over time, this half-step will become a whole one, and mobile operating systems will dominate.


****The transition won't be complete by the end of 2012, but we'll be much further down the path, and using computer mice much less often.



**Here's the takeway to get you thinking about how your product or service fits into the bigger picture.


In short, 2012 is all about new ways to interact with our devices through touch and voice control, new lightweight ways to share content, a revolution in mobile payments and a plethora of rich Web applications -- not to mention the hundreds of new innovations that we've yet to dream up. I can't wait.


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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1

28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Futurist Thomas Frey gives us some fascinating predictions for the very exciting year ahead. It's a great post with essential information to shift your thinking and get ready for 2012.


My intro:


There were so many things that I could comment on but my primary focus in 2012 is the future of content curation, the evolution and its impact on how we utilize and digest data in our business and personal lives. How will curation be perceived in 2012 and what will the monetary value be for content curation? 


Having said that, this is what particularly caught my attention:


Information Doesn’t Want to be Free– In 1984 at a Hackers Conference, Silicon Valley futurist Stuart Brand was the first to use the phrase: “Information wants to be free” in response to a point made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but continued


“On the other hand, information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.


**"The right information in the right place just changes your life."


**This set the stage for an entirely new era of free-thinking “free” advocates"


****My commentary: One of the reasons trusted content curators will become a very valuable asset to the information economy:


****"There is always a cost to “free.”


****While it may not extract a payment from your bank account, there is always a “time” cost involved.


****Without some amount of friction, the volume of information you have to sift through skyrockets and even with good search technology, your time-costs climb dramatically.


****The days of “free” thinking are numbered. Look for this mindset to shift over the coming years. More details here. This article is from 9/2/2011 - Two things that caught my attention....


**While it is true that the Internet is eliminating many of the gatekeepers, people trying to break into a field without going through gatekeepers find it far harder to gain credibility and foster a “trust” relationship with their audiences.


****In the end it still boils down to trust. Can I trust the person I am reading or listening to? Are they an accurate source of information? Will it be worth the time and brainpower I’m investing?


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Social Media Trends for 2012 - Content Curation Leads the Way

Social Media Trends for 2012 - Content Curation Leads the Way | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Sue Reynolds for Carmine Media


Sue says:


"Based on the trends I’ve seen in 2011, the conversations I’m having with clients and the widening gap between what we need and what we have, here are my thoughts on what will be trending in social media in 2012."


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


Content Curation


As social spaces become more crowded and filled with noise -


**content curators will become a more important part of the stream.


****Curators that take the time to review, show patterns, themes, give statistics on user's habits adding  context to the content before passing it on will become a valuable resource for peer reviewed articles.


**Taking cues from these curators, brands will become part of the de facto news media as they curate and stream relevant content to their followers.


integration of marketing and IT


Many businesses struggle with where to house the social media team. Many land in the marketing department, which can cut them off from access to the technology they need to do their jobs effectively, not to mention run the risk of becoming too “marketing” in their messaging.


**As social media becomes more integrated into business I believe we’ll see an integration of marketing and IT.


**In my corporate position I’m housed with IT, which I believe is crucial. I have access to designers, SEO analysts, programmers and WordPress developers, so if I need a Facebook tab, help with optimizing a blog or the latest keyword research, I can just turn around and ask.


Many social media professionals are housed in marketing departments, siloed away from IT functions.


Some are dealing with an IT department housed offsite or even overseas. Time differences and lack of access to data make it difficult for these professionals to work quickly and effectively so I think we’ll start to see a convergence of IT and marketing as we increase our social technology.


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Networked Society 'On the Brink' - Emerging Opportunities Enabled by Technology [Video]

I rescooped this from one of my other topics because I thought it might be of interest to you. What these people are talking about effects all of us personally and professionally.


****On The Brink is a discussion the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud.


**Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.


**Concepts such as borderless opportunities and creativity, new open business models, and today's 'dumb society' are brought up and discussed.


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Hi Oliver, Pretty amazing stuff right? It really gets one thinking about at all the possibilities, innovation and things that haven't even been created yet. Exciting times to say the least:-)
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Revealed: Why Techmeme Links to Them Instead of You!

Revealed: Why Techmeme Links to Them Instead of You! | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Gabe Rivera reveals how he curates for Techmeme News -


Over time, nearly every major tech news publisher has asked us a variant of "Why do you always post them and not us?" or "Why did you pick them over us for that story when we posted first?" So it's probably time to address this issue in a general way. If you don't write tech news for a living, be thankful that you can skip the following post. For the rest of you, my apologies, now please get comfortable and read on.


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7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down [INFOGRAPHIC]

7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down [INFOGRAPHIC] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Charlie White is senior editor for Mashable, where he is responsible for gadget news and reviews and oversees the site’s weekend coverage.


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Fasinating!


Intro:


"Which products disrupt all others, making all competitors go back to the old drawing board? Let's take a look at seven innovations whose competitors wish had never existed."


http://on.mash.to/oIWoQq

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Guy Kawasaki What I Learned From Steve Jobs

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Guy Kawasaki wrote this piece about what he learned from Steve Jobs.


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Here's an excerpt of what he had to say:


Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs. But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was like to work with him. I don’t want any lessons to be lost or forgotten, so here is my list of the top twelve lessons that I learned from Steve Jobs.


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How to Use Social Media to Empower Each Other & Change the World

How to Use Social Media to Empower Each Other & Change the World | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Heidi Cohen has written another wonderful post....She talks about the 140 Conference here in NY this past June. It was indeed empowering....


The underlying message of the 140 Character Conference in June, which brought together presenters from around the globe, was to use social media's power to make a difference in the real world.


Intro:


"Don't get caught up in the race to get fans or followers; take time to treat each other as humans—not numbers."


Social media is about human connections and building relationships. Social media's technology empowers us to reach out to a wider circle of people. It's up to us to decide how we use these relationships, whether it's to push our latest product or support each other's endeavors to do something bigger than we are.


Here are 10 social media lessons that help us to remember that each of us is human with our own hopes and goals.


**at the end of the day, we all just want to make a small difference in at least one other person's life.


http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/43658.aspx

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The Human Cost of Social Connectivity

This wonderful piece was written by Brian Solis, who never disappoints, he continually sheds light on what we need to focus on. There are times when you feel something and it's not until someone articulates it that shapes your thoughts and helps you stay on course.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

"Social media is influencing and reshaping all it touches. But there are very real costs associated with social media and they extend well beyond technology, popular networks, trends or monumental events.You are here because you live and breathe new media and with each day that passes, you place unprecedented value on social and mobile networks and the role they play in your livelihood.

 

Your experiences are incredibly personal, but are also influenced by your connections. The value you glean from each network is directly correlated to the relationships you forge within each network. The content that you curate, create, and consume dictates the focus and significance of your interest graphs.

 

The gravity that attracts people and information to your egosystem is essentially yours and only yours to define. And, that’s the point of this post. We must study the human cost of social media to improve how it is we adopt and employ it in life, study, and work.

 

Aside from the inherent value of connections, engagement, and information commerce, understanding the human cost tied to social networking will help us focus precious resources to prioritize desired benefits and outcomes."  My input **Priceless

 

"Without ambition, desire, and focus, social media is a recipe for chaos. Through all of the distractions and fatigue, we must continually renew our focus to bring important goals to life based on our actions and words in each social network."

 

http://www.briansolis.com/2011/09/the-human-cost-of-social-connectivity/

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Can Content Curators of Today Help Find Old Meanings & Lost Information?

Can Content Curators of Today Help Find Old Meanings & Lost Information? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Amanda Bell, grammar school principle looks at content curation today and feels  barrier to entry is nonexistent and may be hampering our ability to find information that has any depth and may not be accurate. She worries that this will not be good especially for young people who are just starting out beginning to learn about the world.

 

My input:

 

I say, curation is a news delivery system for those who have already found their trusted sources and a research tool for those who have not.  We're at the beginning stages on content curation, cream always rises to the top.  I am definitely of the opinion that those who are driven to learn and understand something will delve deeper to find the truth no matter what.

 

What do you think?

 

Excerpt:

 

In an article posted by Popova about Eli Pariser's new book, The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs Curator & the Value of Serendipity, she asks whether it is a good thing that the web filters content for us.

 

It can be argued that old media (newspapers, radio, television) have always been selective and in more recent times their reach has spread beyond a single city or country. In fact, there has been global sanitising of the media networks' news headlines owing to the immediacy of access to information (including each other's information) thanks to effective and fast new communication technologies.

 

The question here, however, is whether the role of curator is any more sophisticated in these online contexts than the old media position of editor.

 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/in-search-of-old-meanings-and-lost-information/story-e6frg6zo-1226122648411

 

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Is the Focus on Technology Ruining Online Community?

Is the Focus on Technology Ruining Online Community? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Jay Baer from Convince and Convert, reminds us, it's all about people engaging and building relationships. Too much emphasis on measuring influence and metrics and asks what happened to good old fashioned communication?

 

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Online community and our lust for it is at its apex. Companies of every size and description are pondering ways to engage with customers, and interact with their fans. But the big miss in many cases is social media staffing.

 

We can learn a lot from the past, when instead of humanizing our companies, we just deployed actual humans. Instead of listening software, we just listened. Instead of measuring influence, we just treated our customers well, and with respect.

 

Did we do a lot more with a lot less?

 

Today, we spend considerable time and effort and emotional capital on how to construct the ultimate online community, festooned with custom tabs and iframes and videos and the sparkling Christmas ornaments of social media.

 

I suggest we should largely eschew all that, recognizing it for the tip of the iceberg it really is.

 

Let’s shift our focus under the water line where the real mass of online community floats

 

http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-staffing-and-operations/is-technology-ruining-online-community/

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How a Dying Woman Watched Her Daughter's Wedding via Skype

How a Dying Woman Watched Her Daughter's Wedding via Skype | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This absolutely made my day on this Monday morning, had to share it!

 

"Skype's props up tenuous long distance relationships, allows chats with family and pals in other countries, and supports the occasional fun video chat."

 

Photographer Andrea Boettcher had a difficult job. The mother of the bride was terminally ill with cancer. The wife-to-be, Ashley Broering was originally planning to elope, unable to cope with the strains of her mother's imminent death and plan a wedding. But when doctors told Ashley her mother had only days to live, she went other direction—she wanted everyone in her life in one place for her wedding day.

 

http://gizmodo.com/5830425/how-a-dying-woman-watched-her-daughters-wedding-via-skype

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Ross Dawson: "2012 Will Be a Year for Social & Technological Transformation"

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Futurist Ross Dawson talks about the changes set to take place in 2012 and how to best prepare for social and technological transformations.


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Futurist, Ross Dawson Says: We Can Expect These 12 Themes in 2012

Futurist, Ross Dawson Says: We Can Expect These 12 Themes in 2012 | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ross Dawson, who is someone I always listen to. The slideshow is a bit hard to read but there is text that explains the 12 themes for 2012. I found them all very interesting.


What particularly caught my attention was:


CROWD WORK


**In a connected world labor is a global game, and talent can be anywhere.


**Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster.


**Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough.


****Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. Service marketplaces such as oDesk and


**Freelancer.com have already brokered over $1 billion of work.


EVERYTHING SOCIAL


**It is just over five years since Facebook was opened to the general public on September 26, 2006, finally making social networking an activity that transcended all demographic divides.


**There are now well over 1 billion people active on social networks around the world.


**Almost everything will be social, including organizational work processes, government policy and service delivery, shopping, school and adult education, job search, music, and almost every aspect of media.


**This explosion will create a social divide, with at one end of the spectrum the oversharers who live completely connected lives, while at the other extreme many will choose opt out of the social world, in many cases cutting themselves off from career and personal opportunities.


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Entrepreneurship is Our Revolution

This inspirational post was written by Steve Blank,  who teaches entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program. author of the incredible book "Four Steps to the Epiphany" and so much more.


I wanted to share an article before Thanksgiving that really spoke to me and the hearts of many. I have been looking for days and felt when the right one came along, I would know it. This is that piece. No disrespect to the author, I moved things around and broke up paragraphs into smaller bites. They were so inspiring they almost jumped off the page.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. So grateful to have this platform and a wonderful community of fellow travelers on this path to share the journey.


Intro:


"This Thanksgiving season, it might seem there’s less to be thankful for. One out of eleven of Americans is out of work. Many pundits say the American dream is dead and see further decline of the West, particularly the US."


"When it's darkest men see the stars.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


My prediction:


"this decade may well be our country’s finest hour


the beginning of an economic revolution as important as the scientific revolution in the 16th century and the industrial revolution in the 18th century.


**This entrepreneurial revolution will permanently reshape business as we know it


**More importantly, change the quality of life for all who come after us."


**It’s possible we’ll look back to this decade as the beginning of our own revolution.


**It may even be the dawn of a new era for a new American economy built on entrepreneurship and innovation.


****Our children will look back on and marvel that when it was the darkest, we saw the stars.


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Five Social Media Trends for 2012

Five Social Media Trends for 2012 | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

 Stephanie Schwab wrote this article for Social Media Explorer


It's that most wonderful time of the year ... time to predict the future as we close out the year!


Stephanie Schwab has given us some great observations about the year ahead.


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


Social Media Influence


2012 is not going to be the year that a perfect tool emerges, but it will be a year for broad adoption of the ranking tools and lots of C-suite talk about “influence” in general.


Convergence of Marketing & Technology & Data


Marketers are going to take technology into their own hands and either train or hire people within their own departments who can move much more nimbly and creatively than traditional tech departments can:


Gleaning insights out of Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; they use the data generated to determine:


****what content to provide within each of their platforms, to develop better promotions and events


****to figure out which products are resonating within various consumer communities


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Majority of Millennials Value Social Media Over a Steady Paycheck

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For her blog, Marketing Pilgrim, Cynthia Boris brings us some eye-opening findings from Part Two of the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report.


This part of the report is based upon interviews with 100 young professionals in their 20s, from each of 14 countries.  (Part one was based upon the same sample size but using college students).


The results are at the same time somewhat unsurprising yet very eye-opening.


Here are a few of the findings:


***56% of college students said that if they encountered a company that banned access to social media, they would either not accept a job offer or would join and find a way to circumvent corporate policy.


***40% of college students and 45% of young employees said they would accept a lower-paying job that had more flexibility with regard to device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility


***27% of college students said that staying on Facebook was more important than partying, dating, listening to music or hanging out with friends.


(Cynthia's son suggests that these numbers are two low and that the real diehards were too busy on Facebook to respond!)


***66% of students and 58% of employees cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.


The takeaways here from a marketing perspective are:


***GenYers are always on. 


***The line between work and leisure hours are being erased.


***"Young professionals now choose their lunch location based on the instant coupon that shows up on their phone at 11:00 am. They’re shopping for holiday gifts while sitting in a meeting and they’re making weekend getaway plans in the middle of the week."


Food for thought for all of us in business or embarking upon new ventures.


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40 (Under 40) Hottest Young Stars in BUSINESS Across the Globe

Obviously some people we all know already, introducing others that we're going to hear a lot more about.


**The most important thing to think about is how their innovation is going to impact all of us personally and professionally.


Intro:


They're the hottest young stars in business across the globe. They're innovators, disrupters, and job creators; in fact, it's a pretty safe bet you're going to be working for them someday -- if you aren't already!


They're in technology, yes, but also in movies, music, athletic wear, and even curry-flavored chocolate. And the scary thing is they're just getting started.


http://cnnmon.ie/uJygMA

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Measuring The Impact of Emerging vs Disruptive Technology


This is an excerpt from Brian Solis's new book " The End of Business Usual"


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Here's what caught my attention:


**The question is at what point does emerging technology or new behavior become disruptive?


**And more importantly, what systems, processes, and protocol are in place that recognize disruption, assess opportunity, and facilitate the testing of new ideas?


**The time to answer these questions is now.


Here are few highlights:


Change is inevitable, but it is rarely easy. Among the greatest difficulties associated with change is the


**ability to even recognize its need at a time when we can actually do something about it.


**Sometimes, when we finally realize that change is inevitable, the vision or energy needed to push forward in a new direction is elusive.


Or worse, when competitors recognize the need for change before us, we are by default pushed into a precarious position


**where our next steps become impulsive rather than strategic.


http://www.briansolis.com/2011/09/end-of-business/

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Can lessons from Thomson Reuters’ data business help transform its journalism?

Can lessons from Thomson Reuters’ data business help transform its journalism? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Justin Ellis is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab


"Data editor Reg Chua wants the company to rethink what the news story looks like (and how it's delivered)."


Here's what caught my attention:


What Chua is talking about is, in a sense, the sustainability of news — not in a pay-the-bills way but in a make-journalism-endlessly-useful way. Achieving that could also involve, for example, capturing all the notes and information journalists collect for stories.


How much more useful would news be, Chua asks, if the notes, which are often discarded once a story goes live, became another form of data available to the public?


“Leave aside that the business model is unraveling: We’re at a real, new age in journalism and information presentation,” Chua said. “The possibilities are really wide open and we can do really interesting things with technology, online distribution, and interactivity. We should be grasping these things with enthusiasm.”


http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/09/information-traffickers-can-lessons-from-thompson-reuters-data-business-help-transform-its-journalism/


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Cull.Tv is The New Music Television

Very exciting!

 

Intro:

 

If you were around in 1981 when MTV first launched, you probably understand what’s so exciting about a product that focuses entirely on delivering music through video all day, every day.

 

“MTV introduced the music television format,” described co-founder and CEO Katherine de León, “and it’s not a mistake that we talk about Cull as ‘new music television.’ We have all the benefits that early MTV did not. We have technology and we have access to the best curators in the world, who are also the consumers, the viewers, the audience.”

 

“We really think of Cull as a curation engine: early MTV fused with Pandora-style recommendations plus curation tools so users can create their own channels.” On Cull, any user can create their own channel by searching for videos and adding them to a playlist. Or, if you’d rather just sit and watch, you can choose from any number of curated channels, like “Paradise” for disco lovers or “FatKidOnFire” for the dubstep generation.

 

Cull is the first startup to publicly announce having received funding from Tenacity Worx, a seed incubator founded by Allan Teruel and Renelito Delos Santos after the two were rejected by Y Combinator.

 

http://vator.tv/news/2011-09-12-culltv-ushers-in-a-new-era-of-music-television

 

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News360 is Changing the Content Delivery Game

Scobleizer interviews the CEO of News360, really interesting and this product is definitely something to take a look at. Watch this video, it's not going to do streaming, it's a news reader, business, sports, stories, breaking news. They'll show you what's happening on a topic from many other sources, they give you an excerpt, they scroll you to the exact spot in the story, it's like google news but done much better, paying attention to the user's experience.

 

Who is this app best for?

 

Everyone who is interested in the news will be their market. They have 5,000 users right now and anticipate 20,000 by the end of the year. This app is free.

 

Intro:

 

News360 is Changing the Content Delivery Game

 

September 1, 2011 By Robert Scoble

 

Posted by Kat Armstrong.

 

You’ll find a lot of news apps for your iPad, but there’s virtually nothing available for Android, the iPhone, a RIM Playbook, Windows Phone 7 devices or even your desktop. News360 is changing the game. The application makes use of semantic analysis to keep you informed of major ongoing events – and to give you content that is relevant to you.

 

The company’s CEO took the time to talk to me about the reasons their offering is something that you’re going to want. This app is in a very crowded space. They’re not only having to compete with things such as Flipboard. News360 also has to watch out for stand-alone apps such as the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. What makes this particular product stand out above the crowd?

 

http://scobleizer.com/2011/09/01/news360-is-changing-the-content-delivery-game/

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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

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Fascinating review by Maria Popova, from Brainpickings on Cathy Davidson's, (Founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience) new book "Now You See It".

 

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How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a fascinating meditation on how “attention blindness,” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.

 

 "As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson

 

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/19/now-you-see-it-cathy-davidson/

 

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Fampus Aims to be Best Curated Database of Events for College Students

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As college students get back into the swing of things at school this fall, Des Moines-based startup Fampus is hoping to make itself a prominent part of their planning.

 

Fampus has a core team of 12 employees, plus 3-5 interns at every school where it’s operational. Goldman said the curation of event data made possible by the company’s presence on the ground at schools helps separate Fampus from other alternatives.

 

“We’re of the philosophy that if we go out there and accumulate all the data and clean it, if you will, and make sure that it’s all accurate with that very comprehensive list of events, we’re going to provide the best database of events out there,” Goldman (left, photo courtesy of Fampus) said.

 

http://www.siliconprairienews.com/2011/08/coming-to-campus-this-fall-fampus-aims-to-change-college-events

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