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Microsoft's Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking | Co.Design | business + design

Microsoft's Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking | Co.Design | business + design | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
By studying underserved communities, the tech giant hopes to improve the user experience for everyone. There is nothing more important than the user experience if we want adoption of any new technology or process.  It will be interesting to see if Microsoft can take a lead with this initiative. Source: Microsoft's Radical Bet On A…
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Why the Apple Watch is flopping

Wired, as always, has a good article about many reasons why the Apple Watch isn't selling like the iPhone or iPad did when introduced.  It's pretty easy to see - it has been out for some time yet I...
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The Price For A Videophone in 1955 Was $44,000 Adjusted for Inflation

The Price For A Videophone in 1955 Was $44,000 Adjusted for Inflation | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
"We’ve been imagining a future of ubiquitous videophones for over a century. And today it’s considered no big deal that we’re able to make video calls with devices that we carry around in our pocke...
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Internet TV's Big Chance to Oust Cable Is Almost Here

Internet TV's Big Chance to Oust Cable Is Almost Here | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
  There are so many people who have done this already, without even thinking about it.  They simply watch what they want to watch on their laptops or tablets.  A sign of things to come....from...
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WIRED's 10 Most Hardcore Tech Stories of the Year

WIRED's 10 Most Hardcore Tech Stories of the Year | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Another end of year story.  This is a compilation of the stories Wired thinks were most important, or as they say "hardcore."  Good choices. "The rise of deep learning. The fall of bitcoin. The mox...
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How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View

How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Using a neural network, Google can identify street numbers on houses in France.  Fascinating article in MIT Technology Review this year about how their engineers did it. "Google Street View has bec...
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Amazon Expanded Far Beyond Retail as Bezos Took on More Rivals

Amazon Expanded Far Beyond Retail as Bezos Took on More Rivals | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
 From BusinessweekAmazon Expanded Far Beyond Retail as Bezos Took on More Rivals - Businessweek.
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Don't Answer Emails That Lack Questions

Don't Answer Emails That Lack Questions | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Who knows how many emails are in our email boxes each day.  I love this suggestion from 99U.  "Your inbox is cluttered with emails of no consequence, including one of the worst offenders: the email...
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Why Inventors Misjudge How We'll Abuse Their Creations

Why Inventors Misjudge How We'll Abuse Their Creations | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Often entrepreneurs do brilliant things, but suffer from myopia.  They see applications for their products or inventions that are applicable to them, but in fact others may see them entirely differ...
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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
What would it be like to be a social media manager?  What if it was your job?  Interesting article on TNW shares a typical day. "Would it help to know that you’re not alone with keeping such a vari...
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Uber Adding 50,000 New “Driver Jobs” a Month, Up From 20,000 in May

Uber Adding 50,000 New “Driver Jobs” a Month, Up From 20,000 in May | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
I'm always in awe when I use Uber.  Though many think of it as a service that disrupts cabs, I think the majority of people use it instead of alternatives - not cabs.  When I speak to Uber drivers ...
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11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

11 Reasons Email Is the Worst | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Most people who use social media of some sort have figured out that the best way to reach someone is via the place they spend the most time.  Send a tweet, FB message, or text and you are much more...
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Charting the 'Hype Cycle': Internet of Things, Wearables, 3D Printing at the 'peak of inflated expectations'

Charting the 'Hype Cycle': Internet of Things, Wearables, 3D Printing at the 'peak of inflated expectations' | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Terrific graphic from Geekwire.  Looks like we are at the peak of the Internet of Things - as we are waiting for the iWatch (??)  “The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is the broadest aggregate...
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The World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
This just goes to prove that you don't need to be a tech company or a startup to innovate.  Further question of the "disruptive innovation" theory?   Great list and reasoning behind choices.   Our annual guide to the businesses that matter the most. Source: The World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company
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Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide - will AI replace some outsourcing?

Meet Amy, a Virtual Meeting Aide - will AI replace some outsourcing? | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
When I initially saw this article, I thought it would discuss using an outsourced assistant via a freelancing site or other application.  But it's not - it's about artificial intelligence.  This le...
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With This SF Delivery Service Flowchart, You'll Never Go Anywhere To Get Anything Again

With This SF Delivery Service Flowchart, You'll Never Go Anywhere To Get Anything Again | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
  With This SF Delivery Service Flowchart, You'll Never Go Anywhere To Get Anything Again: SFist.
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Using Google+ and Pinterest Search for Long-Term Impact

Using Google+ and Pinterest Search for Long-Term Impact | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Good social media advice from Brian Honigman on The Next Web about the long tail of social media posts. "While there are many benefits to consistently strong content, one less obvious benefit is th...
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10 tiny tech advances that will make 2015 awesome

10 tiny tech advances that will make 2015 awesome | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
It's that "list" time of year, where we see predictions and "best-of" articles everywhere.  This prediction of tech advances from TechRadar is good, and includes Battery tech (hoping!) Galileo Virt...
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Why isn't wireless charging a thing yet?

Why isn't wireless charging a thing yet? | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
Battery power has always been the holy grail of electronics, and the more we carry the more we notice.  Battery life is always a complaint when we talk about our devices.  There have been no real a...
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Networked Knowing

Networked Knowing | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
      Networks are beginning to replace hierarchies as an organizational model.  In this knowledge economy, we don't know what the future holds.  We only know it will be more complex...
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Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
An incredible story about Pinterest and its huge user base, where 80% of the users are women.  It's huge, and the potential for revenue dwarfs that of many other popular social networks.  This is f...
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Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
  Learning is becoming more entrepreneurial than didactic.  It is more learner-centered than teacher-controlled.  We might use the phrase autodidactic for the self-directed learner, but the wa...
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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
What would it be like to be a social media manager?  What if it was your job?  Interesting article on TNW shares a typical day. "Would it help to know that you’re not alone with keeping such a vari...
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Harvard Phases Out Office Landlines. Is Your Workplace Next?

Harvard Phases Out Office Landlines. Is Your Workplace Next? | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
When HarvardX set up new offices, they didn't get landlines.  Not sure why any of us need landlines anymore....  "Nothing says "dragging education into the 21st century" quite like abandoning techn...
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How to Easily Convert a YouTube Clip Into a GIF

How to Easily Convert a YouTube Clip Into a GIF | Technology, Apps, Social, and Innovations | Scoop.it
This is so easy, and fun to do.  You can make any video from YouTube into a GIF easily.  This is from Wired, but lately has been posted everywhere.  I expect a huge influx of new GIFs.  "From anima...
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