When consultants, strategists and visionaries worldwide were still contemplating 'The Future Of Mobile' only 6 years ago, we were all blindsided by an even bigger phenomena: the post-PC era. Read what five tech gurus think . .
What's the secret to staying fresh, lean and mean when you're a hot tech company on a fast growth trajectory? Mager, hacker advocate at Spotify, answers that question in some detail by telling us how the music streaming juggernaut does it: by dividing up its business into small clusters — which it calls ‘squads’ — and running each like a startup in its own right.
Forty-one percent of tablet-bound readers prefer reading on the Web, compared to the 30% who would rather launch a standalone app from a specific publisher. Aggregated news-reading apps like Flipboard and Zite rated surprisingly low on the list. Browser or app: Which is a better way to reach readers on mobile platforms like iOS and Android? Publishers and developers haven't been shy about offering their opinions, but what about the people who actually use the devices?
Tesco Clothing is helping online shoppers find the perfect size and fit with the company's virtual fitting room service. Tesco, the first retailer to use the technology, is testing the service on its Facebook page. It allows customers to create 3-D digital versions of themselves from photos that they upload, Emily Shamma, director of Tesco Clothing Online, said in a company press release.
HTML5 technologies for the financial industry, today announced the launch of OpenFin Desktop. The new technology empowers financial services firms to deploy high-performance, interactive trading applications using HTML5.
Samsung target Creative Technologists with video campaign. [note: Dominic Claxton] Samsung and the Galaxy Note II introduce Liquid Pixels. A short film documenting a piece of interactive water art, controlled solely using the Galaxy Note II...
With no experience of game-development, Marius Mathisen created Angelina’s World, specifically for his step-daughter, who has learning difficulties. This is an inspiring story [ note: Dominic Claxton ]
How is game designer influencing Gamification? If is up to me i would say “EVERYTHING!”…but it’s not. Featuring two great, and experienced game designers’ talk in GSummit: Niccole Lazzaro, who had spent the last 20 years in the players’ experience research, and which led her to the “Four Keys of Fun”. Hard Fun, People Fun, Social Fun and Serious Fun. Dr. Richard Bartle, the creator of “Bartle’s Test” (Four Types of Player). Lets heard what they have to say about Gamification...
Even if you've seen the Leap Motion before, this is a demo you've got to watch. By now, many of us are aware of the Leap Motion, a small, $70 gesture control system that simply plugs into any computer and, apparently, just works. If you've seen the gesture interfaces in Minority Report, you know what it does.
In a grandiose building in the heart of the New York avenue synonymous with ‘Mad Men‘, sits Facebook‘s east coast outpost, where Mark D‘Arcy has spent the last year as the company‘s first director of global creative solutions. D’Arcy’s role at Facebook is to bring ad creativity to the platform, developing ideas for how marketers can use the social network in campaigns. He reports to Mike Hoefflinger, Facebook's director of global customer marketing.
The video game project – Double Fine Adventure – has just raised $3.3m – from 87,142 fans on crowd funding web site Kickstarter. [extract, Dominic Claxton] This could be the beginning of a shift away from media corporations and publishers towards audience support. We certainly hope so. Here are some tips for your next game project campaign on Kickstarter.
How a loss maker can pay dividends. Since the launch of the 'new iPad', trade in prices on the old one have dropped dramatically, except that is from Amazon. But there is a slight catch. [extract, Dominic Claxton] While other sites will give you cash for your old pad, Amazon will only give you store credit. Thus, the “extra” money you get from Amazon compared to other trade-in services isn’t a total loss