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Temporary architecture in London: taking ‘pop-up’ to Olympic levels

Temporary architecture in London: taking ‘pop-up’ to Olympic levels | Feed | Scoop.it
This year, the Olympics seem to be the lab of super-sized pop-up buildings.

Numerous athletic venues at the London 2012 Olympic Games were designed to be impermanent.

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What it takes to build a financially sustainable app business

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An average app posted may bring up to $8,000 to its publisher.

On average, each app posted brings in $4,000 to $8,000 to its publisher. He bases this calculation on the $3.64 average price for each paid apps, along with 244,720 paid apps, published by 85,569 unique developers.

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KPCB Internet Trends 2012

KPCB’s Mary Meeker & Liang Wu: 1) review Internet stats and notes that Internet growth remains robust and rapid mobile adoption is still in early stages; 2) run through a number of examples of busi...
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UK spends more on digital music than physical for the first time | Butingtech Technology Buzz

UK spends more on digital music than physical for the first time | Butingtech Technology Buzz | Feed | Scoop.it

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has announced that music income from digital downloads and streaming has overtaken that of physical sales of CDs

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Measuring Ad Format Impact Study | Think Insights with Google

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At the start of 2011, Google, The ARF, Nielsen, Stanford & Wharton collaborated on an initiative to quantify cross-media ad format effectiveness.
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The Internet of Things

http://asmarterplanet.com Video featuring, from IBM: Mike Wing, Andy Stanford-Clark and John Tolva. Over the past century but accelerating over the past coup..

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Think Insights with Google. Yum.

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Forward thinking and rooted in data, Think Insights offers you a one-stop shop for consumer trends, marketing insights and industry research

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Data journalism handbook: Tips for Working with Numbers in the News

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Today sees the release of the Data Journalism Handbook - a unique collaboration of data journalists from around the world, including the Guardian's data team.
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Disruptions: Innovation Isn't Easy, Especially Midstream

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Why could a small start-up build Instagram, a photo app, and sell it for $1 billion while companies like Eastman Kodak, steeped in photography and the emotionalism of photography, could not? Culture got in the way.

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Does it help the homeless to turn them into Wi-Fi hotspots?

Does it help the homeless to turn them into Wi-Fi hotspots? | Feed | Scoop.it

John Bird: The idea of homeless people as hotspots is unpalatable until you consider the opportunity for them to become content providers...

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14 years of US weather animated in 33 minutes

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Animation: Imagine taking 120,900 images covering fourteen years, each one an hour apart?
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In Australia, a museum experience that seduces and shocks

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HOBART — An underground Australian museum combines subversive art with user-technology to provoke a ‘love’ or ‘hate’ res...
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Charge an iPad for an entire year with your pocket change

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A recent study analyzed how much energy Apple’s iPad uses. The big takeaway? The iPad sips, not slurps, up power.
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TV ads: the shorter the better? | SmartPlanet

TV ads: the shorter the better? | SmartPlanet | Feed | Scoop.it
New research shows that our minds have no trouble making sense of super-short commercials.

According to NeuroFocus, a Nielsen-owned research group based in Berkeley, Calif., 30-second commercials can be just as persuasive to viewers when they’re condensed into 15-second spots and in some cases, these newly edited ads can be more effective than the originals.

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Google shows new maps technology

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Google has demonstrated new mapping technologies in an effort to reassert its position as a market leader amid reports of fresh defections.
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Google introduces a new display business trends report for publishers

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Advertising on the web is certainly at a crossroads. With huge companies like Facebook figuring out how to monetize its userbase, trends in display ads are more important than they've ...
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Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time | Feed | Scoop.it
Give them more to do -- as long as the task helps others.
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Optical vs Social: So what kind of engineering makes sense?

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Facebook is about to go public, making Mark Zuckerberg a mega-billionaire at the age of 28. He won't be the first social-oriented engineer to hit the jackpot.
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Urban analysis specialists launch the City Dashboard, a hub for real-time data on major UK cities

Urban analysis specialists launch the City Dashboard, a hub for real-time data on major UK cities | Feed | Scoop.it
Metropolitan data experts at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis today launched the City Dashboard, a live feed of information including weather, transport, local news and social media trends for eight UK cities...
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Internet Retailing » New European trustmark to give consumers ‘absolute confidence’ in online shopping

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A new European trustmark is to be launched with the aim of giving consumers absolute confidence that they are safe when they shop online.

UK e-retail industry association IMRG has teamed up with European trustmark market leader Trusted Shops to create the new Trustmark Online in an alliance unveiled today.

The new trustmark will guarantee that retailers who display it have passed a 70-point audit of their website and business, covering areas from terms and conditions to site and payment security through to fulfillment. In addition, it guarantees consumers their money back should a transaction ever go wrong, through what it promises will be a hassle-free experience.

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A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE

To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium we placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the...
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