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Boundary changes: the first map of the UK's new constituencies

Boundary changes: the first map of the UK's new constituencies | Feed | Scoop.it
How would the UK have looked if the 2010 election had been fought with the new constituencies? Would your MP still have a seat?
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Analytics: The brains behind mobile marketing success - Mobile Marketer - Columns

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By Lara AlbertIs mobile marketing destined to follow the same path as too much email spam and too many coupon flyers that go straight to the recycling bin?
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Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant • NFC World

Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant • NFC World | Feed | Scoop.it
The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year.
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20m Koreans to have NFC phones this year • NFC World

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Five million Koreans already have an NFC phone, says mobile network operator KT, and payments for bus, subway and taxi fares are the most popular NFC applications.
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Internet Retailing » Guest comment: Understanding Google Analytics Premium

One of Google’s latest and more significant announcements recently was the launch of Google Analytics Premium- a paid version of Google’s very popular web analytics system – Google Analytics. There has been a fair amount of industry talk since its launch with some people asking the obvious question, “This is leading up to the end of the free analytics system we’ve all enjoyed for the last six years, right?”
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Magazine Editing: Managing Information Overload | Online Journalism Blog

Magazine Editing: Managing Information Overload | Online Journalism Blog | Feed | Scoop.it

I excerpted this interesting part from this article intro:

 

"A magazine editor now has little problem finding information on a range of topics. It is likely that you will have subscribed to email newsletters, RSS feeds, Facebook groups and pages, YouTube channels and various other sources of news and information both in your field and on journalistic or management topics.


There tend to be two fears driving journalists’ information consumption: the fear that you will miss out on something because you’re not following the right sources; and the fear that you’ll miss out on something because you’re following too many sources.

 

This leads to two broad approaches: people who follow everything of any interest (‘follow, then filter’); and people who are very strict about the number of sources of information they follow (‘filter, then follow’).

 

As an editor you are in the business of variety: you need to be exposed to a range of different pieces of information, and cannot afford to be caught out. A good strategy for managing your information feeds then, is to follow a wide variety of sources, but to add filters to ensure you don’t miss all the best stuff..."

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

[read full article http://j.mp/s08dSk]


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Social Listening Tools

This presentation outlines some free tools you can use to better understand your brand, your audience, how your audience perceives your brand in the social spac...
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How P2P could save the set-top box by improving VOD

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Netflix dominates the business of streaming movies and television into consumers' homes, but a new business model developed by big data firm Opera Solutions could help give cable companies the inside track.
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CES Trend: Digital health gadgets galore

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Among the expected rows of new televisions, computers, phones and tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show is a growing number of health gadgets.
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Tesco reports 14% rise in online sales, with click and collect

Tesco said its online sales showed double digit growth over the Christmas period. Customers increased their internet spend, on both food and non-food items, by more than 14% in the six weeks to January 12, the company said today in a Christmas and New Year trading statement.
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Children have never had it so good

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Many people have the impression that British children are increasingly troubled, but the truth is different, writes researcher Paul Flatters.

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Apps hit record high in December

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More than a billion apps were downloaded during Christmas, with UK consumers proving to be big enthusiasts.

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Unilever's Keith Weed: We Must 'Get to the Future First'

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Unilever, the world's second-largest advertiser, brought more than 30 marketing executives to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to meet with tech partners and immerse themselves in the technologies shaping the way people interact with content and one another.

 

Ad Age sat down with global CMO Keith Weed to talk about the impact of connected TVs, the cloud, mobile, computers in cars and the other emerging technologies on Unilever's ad spending plans. The megatrend that Mr. Weed is watching closely: the move to an on-demand world of content and what it will mean for the billions Unilever spends on TV advertising worldwide.

 

"The cloud is important to us because now people can select what they want to view when they want to view it, and as an advertiser there are consequences for that," Mr. Weed said. "There might be an opportunity for the brand to be a filter; using Axe, say, to get male programming, or with a beauty brand or food."


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Clubbers tap to call cabs • NFC World

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Club-goers in the Croatian capital Zagreb were able to order a ride home during December by tapping an NFC poster to call a taxi.
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Internet Retailing » Understanding Google Analytics Premium

One of Google’s latest and more significant announcements recently was the launch of Google Analytics Premium- a paid version of Google’s very popular web analytics system – Google Analytics. There has been a fair amount of industry talk since its launch with some people asking the obvious question, “This is leading up to the end of the free analytics system we’ve all enjoyed for the last six years, right?”
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Four Principles To Build Upon To Succeed As A Thought Leader In The Attention Economy

Four Principles To Build Upon To Succeed As A Thought Leader In The Attention Economy | Feed | Scoop.it

Interesting excerpt from this article:

 

In the age of social media, getting and maintaining attention is both more challenging, but also easier, in that we have many tools at our disposal with which to connect our brand to our tribe.

 

There are four principles – relevance, engagement, community, and convenience – that you need to build upon to succeed as a thought leader in the attention economy.

 

Relevance:

Customer needs are never static. In fact, they change daily and your content needs to reflect your recognition of those changes and challenges and reflect your knowledge of the situation. Tactics for increasing your relevance include:

- Developing and curating content that fills current needs (keywords, trends, etc.)
- Defining your target audience well – narrow and refine into niches
- Empathetic engagement.

 

Engagement:

While this is a loaded buzzword in social media, the best thought leaders are truly engaging. The most engaging thought leaders stick to a great narrative and interact with their tribe around that narrative, or story.

 

Community:

Customers in a brand community are worth more in lifetime value than customers not in community. One of the key objectives for thought leaders is building a tribe or community around your ideas.

 

Convenience:

Making your brand accessible and convenient builds attention through “ease of use.” Tactics for increasing convenience to your audience include:

share valuable content consistently and you’ll be recognized as a contributor to the wellbeing of the business...

 

[read full article http://j.mp/uilxpZ]


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Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation

Curation Coming To Television and Film: Channelisation | Feed | Scoop.it

"Jon Miller of News Corp may have predicted 2012 will see the "channelisation" of the web, but he really means a renewed focus on curation..."

 

"Channelisation implies that media corporations such as News Corp will be the ones controlling the playlist of content, but 2012 will see the role of such organisations fall back to providing content for others to turn into a wealth of different “channels” where the barrier to entry essentially falls to zero."

 

Key highlights curated from the article:

 

Curation of niche interest: channelisation

"...opening up of video on demand services from all these channels will allow much smaller organisations to provide cross-channel curation.

 

If the channels who provide the content are still showing their ads before, during and after each show, then curators could start channels focusing on more specific interests and smaller niches than a broadcast channel could do – there will be channels dedicated to crime shows, medical shows, shows with appearances from certain actors, and more.

 

A user will just have to think of a single genre or idea that they want to watch in a show, and there will be a “channel” or that."

 

The curator
"More interesting than the drive to smaller and smaller niches, which could, at least in part, be algorithmically generated – will be the focus on the curator.

 

If a user trusts the taste of a journalist, presenter, blogger or other figure – they may be more interested to watch the content that user picks than the content programmed for any particular channel.

 

...These curators could add to the content by providing commentary from their own knowledge of the content – offering a place where consumers could find a new love."

 

 

Social Curation
"...Equally, groups of curators could join together to offer more regular programming than the one-off playlists of individuals, basically creating “channels” without any of the budget and monetary constraints of a real channel.

 

They would not have to pay for licensing as the content owners will bundle ads with the in-stream content, and so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints."

 

Read the full article here: http://www.techfruit.com/2012/01/12/channelisation-curation/ 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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janlgordon's comment, January 12, 2012 4:38 PM
This is great news! I feel like it's Christmas all over again - think of all the possibilities, especiaily the Social Curation where groups of curators get together to offer regular programming. This is my favorite part "so people will curate out of love and interest rather than having to focus on budgetary constraints." My head is spinning, so many ideas flooding my brain, I need to curate my thoughts:-)
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How France's Free will reinvent mobile

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Xavier Niel, the maverick founder of Free.fr broadband service, will redefine the mobile landscape with Free Mobile, a new approach thanks to a cutting-edge network that blends Wi-Fi, HSPA+ 3G, femtocells and its all-fiber backbone, offering...
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First numbers: How successful are Spotify's apps?

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It has been a month since Spotify rolled out its app platform to all of its users, and early data from some of the participating third-party developers looks very positive: Spotify users seem to like the added functionality, with many coming back...
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Android captures 83pc of mobile gaming: study - Research - Mobile Marketer

Android captures 83pc of mobile gaming: study - Research - Mobile Marketer | Feed | Scoop.it
Android continues to lead the pack in mobile gaming with 83 percent of the activity taking place on the operating system, according to a study from MocoSpace.
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Four Reasons for Digital Media Industry Growth | Economy Watch

Four Reasons for Digital Media Industry Growth | Economy Watch | Feed | Scoop.it

The digital advertising ecosystem has evolved in mature markets around the world at an accelerated pace over the last 18 months, both in terms of volume of digital ad spend, as well as complexity of the value chain.

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Wipeout realised with quantum levitation?

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A model Wipeout track complete with levitating ships, ostensibly created by the Japan Institute Of Science And Technology and released on YouTube just before Christmas, demonstrates the obvious and pure destiny of the superconductor technology known as quantum levitation...
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