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Amazon preparing Apple TV competitor to launch in coming months

Amazon preparing Apple TV competitor to launch in coming months | internet | Scoop.it

Online retailing giant Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a set-top box that may be on the company's virtual shelves in time for Christmas, according to a new report.


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Vijay Mataelectronics's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:26 AM

http://mataelectronicssproadbangalore.blogspot.in/

robyns tut's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:49 AM

This seems to be an up-and-coming idea among many companies since Apple launched the first generation of Apple TV in 2007. Would be rather interesting to see which one wuld come to SA first.

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poojarajput's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:13 AM

http://www.jagran.com/lifestyle/technology-news-hindi.html

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The new Bing

The new Bing | internet | Scoop.it
See the new Bing and the various ways you can enjoy it.

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Phil Bradley's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:19 AM

Bing is being redesigned. We shall see what we shall see!

 

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Classic Metal Review-Judas Priest Epitaph (Blu-ray)

Classic Metal Review-Judas Priest Epitaph (Blu-ray) | internet | Scoop.it

Heavy metal fans and followers of Judas Priest had to wonder what was going to happen to the band with the departure of longtime guitarist K.K. Downing. The answer my friends can be found right here on this Blu-ray disc titled Epitaph.

 

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Rock-Blues-Psychedelic Review: Jimi Hendrix-The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set (Reissue)

Rock-Blues-Psychedelic Review: Jimi Hendrix-The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set (Reissue) | internet | Scoop.it

The legacy of Jimi Hendrix continues to grow and gain momentum with a continuous flow of reissues and unreleased material. The “Purple Box” was released in 2000 and it introduced all previously unreleased tracks. It came with a purple felt cover and started the chain of events that unfolded with officially archived Hendrix music that continues today through his remaining family members and Sony Legacy.

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The world's second highest unscaled peak has been scaled

The world's second highest unscaled peak has been scaled | internet | Scoop.it
First Ascent, Saser Kangri II, via the Southwest Face, "The Old Breed"...
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The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today | internet | Scoop.it
Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear.

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Mark Vogel's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:56 AM
No complaining about modern gear...
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TEAMtalk | Latest Football News, Results and Fixtures

TEAMtalk | Latest Football News, Results and Fixtures | internet | Scoop.it
Football news and transfer gossip latest from TEAMtalk. Covers all UK teams plus worldwide soccer news (Fun http://t.co/S01YhDIJnu)

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The animals mistaken for spies

The animals mistaken for spies | internet | Scoop.it
A stork was detained in Egypt last week on suspicion of espionage. It's not the first time an animal has been suspected of being a spy.

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BBC News - Fewer drivers fined for using mobile phones

BBC News - Fewer drivers fined for using mobile phones | internet | Scoop.it
The number of people punished for driving while using a mobile phone in England and Wales is falling, Home Office figures show.

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Odd stories in the news

Check out a round up of odd stories in the news around the globe..


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HuffPost Weird News - Strange-But-True Stories from the Headlines

HuffPost Weird News - Strange-But-True Stories from the Headlines | internet | Scoop.it
Whether it's weird, funny or bizarre we've got news stories on dumb crime, UFOs, paranormal activity, urban legends, anatomical wonders and much more.
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Why Storytellers Lie

Why Storytellers Lie | internet | Scoop.it
A new book explains humans like to spin yarns—and why we're so likely to stretch the truth when we do.

 

In a new book out next week, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, author Jonathan Gotschall discusses why we humans have such a strong interest in stories, and argues that we're all storytellers—and all liars too, even if most of us don't realize it, even if most of us are lying primarily to ourselves.

 

[Image credit: Twentieth Century Fox]


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5 Amazing, Little-known Facts About Well-known Animals

5 Amazing, Little-known Facts About Well-known Animals | internet | Scoop.it
Polar bears, sloths, sharks -- these are well-known animals found in our popular culture that most people would admit to having at least a bit of knowledge about. However, there's always more to discover.

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Bing Describes 7 Ways They Are Better Than Google For Image Searches - Search Engine Journal

Bing Describes 7 Ways They Are Better Than Google For Image Searches - Search Engine Journal | internet | Scoop.it
Bing Describes 7 Ways They Are Better Than Google For Image Searches
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Every day Bing receives millions of searches from across the Web, and nearly 10 percent of those searches are for images.

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Blues Review: Various Artists-True Blues

Blues Review: Various Artists-True Blues | internet | Scoop.it

The blues have been around for well over a century now. When most people think of the blues, they think of the period of the 1920’s and 1930’s, but the blues are still alive and well.

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Folk Rock Review: James Taylor-Gorilla 24kt Gold

Folk Rock Review: James Taylor-Gorilla 24kt Gold | internet | Scoop.it

James Taylor is a world renowned name in the folk community. In 1975 Taylor released Gorilla. The album spawned the two monster hits “How Sweet It” and “Mexico.”

 

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25 Incredible Optical Illusions

25 Incredible Optical Illusions | internet | Scoop.it
Things aren't always the way they appear. Although our mind is constantly trying to make sense of the world around us it can sometimes get a little out of control and make us start to see things...literally.

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The world's second highest unscaled peak has been scaled

The world's second highest unscaled peak has been scaled | internet | Scoop.it
First Ascent, Saser Kangri II, via the Southwest Face, "The Old Breed"...
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Better Than Google: Find Great Stories and News on Any Topic for Your Articles with ScoopWeb

Better Than Google: Find Great Stories and News on Any Topic for Your Articles with ScoopWeb | internet | Scoop.it
ScoopWeb offers a broad range of media content from a varied and extensive range of sources. A real-time topic explorer which provides you with news, information, images, videos, documents and tweets.

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IdeaEncore's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:21 PM

Always looking for ways to balance the 'I don't want to miss anything' urge with the 'I don't want to be overwhelmed' fear

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ScoopWeb comes highly recommended (Robin Good)

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This tool is awesome. I would like search more on 'Yahoo Store', hope it helps me to find what I am looking for.
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Better Than Google: Find Great Stories and News on Any Topic for Your Articles with ScoopWeb

Better Than Google: Find Great Stories and News on Any Topic for Your Articles with ScoopWeb | internet | Scoop.it
ScoopWeb offers a broad range of media content from a varied and extensive range of sources. A real-time topic explorer which provides you with news, information, images, videos, documents and tweets.

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IdeaEncore's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:21 PM

Always looking for ways to balance the 'I don't want to miss anything' urge with the 'I don't want to be overwhelmed' fear

Therese Torris's curator insight, February 1, 2013 9:37 AM

ScoopWeb comes highly recommended (Robin Good)

YDeveloper's comment, April 2, 2013 7:27 AM
This tool is awesome. I would like search more on 'Yahoo Store', hope it helps me to find what I am looking for.
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Most Popular Online News Stories for 2011 - The Morning Delivery

Most Popular Online News Stories for 2011 - The Morning Delivery | internet | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year, again, when news organizations are scrambling to determine which stories and screaming headlines attracted the most attention from its readers.

 

As a way to get the ball rolling, I contacted some leading news organizations and asked them to provide the online story that generated the most page views on their Web Sites over the last year.

 

Here, then, are the responses that came back from those organizations considerate enough to return my emails....

 

[A very interesting, sometimes surprising, snapshot - JD]


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Curate The Best News Stories Across Web and Social Media with ContentGems

Curate The Best News Stories Across Web and Social Media with ContentGems | internet | Scoop.it

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Steven Hughes's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:09 AM

Definitely worth checking out...

ghbrett's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:28 AM

Another one of Robin Goode's Scoops with great information and assessment by him. Please read his comments below. Thank you Robin!

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Curate The Best News Stories Across Web and Social Media with ContentGems | @scoopit via @RobinGood http://sco.lt/...

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Do Frequent News Stories About 'Corruption' Signal Rising Corruption?

Do Frequent News Stories About 'Corruption' Signal Rising Corruption? | internet | Scoop.it

Weekly, it seems, major news breaks about new corruption scandals or allegations. A few days ago, news came out about a U.S. government investigation into JPMorgan ChaseJPM -0.33% and its hiring practices in China. At the same time, Chinese newspapers confirmed the date and location of a trial for a powerful former minister of commerce accused of corruption. Bo Xilai’s trial begins today. Bo, a former communist party leader, member of the “princeling” class, and a son of one who fought side by side with Mao Zedong, has garnered major attention inside and outside China.

An interesting question develops: Do the frequency of these news stories reveal that corruption is on the rise?  Prosecutions and media reports are not sufficient to answer that question. For almost two decadesTransparency International (TI) has been leading the effort to measure corruption. TI began compiling its Corruption Perceptions Index a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and, in 1991, it began compiling a Bribe Payers Index.

Last month, it released another edition of its Global Corruption Barometer which is based on a survey of more than 114,000 people from 107 countries. Gallup International and WIN (Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research) collaborated with TI in this effort that shows a troubling picture: Corruption is on the rise and is affecting several of the institutions essential to building the rule of law of a free society.

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The Ten 'Sexiest' Stories of 2011: Photos : Discovery News

The Ten 'Sexiest' Stories of 2011: Photos : Discovery News | internet | Scoop.it
The most interesting stories related to the science of sex that Discovery News published this year.

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How Klout Is Twerking Your Mind About Influence

How Klout Is Twerking Your Mind About Influence | internet | Scoop.it

...By calling social scores “Influence Scores,” companies like Klout (who’s tagline is “The Standard For Influence”) have set expectations in the market that influence can be measured with scoring algorithms. However, influence is much more complex.

 

By setting the wrong expectations, social scoring companies have changed how marketing and PR professionals think about influence, and how to identify it. Instead of finding influencers from a context and audience approach, marketing and PR professionals look at metrics like follower count, unique visitors, and social scores to get a glimpse on who’s “influential,” which in most cases doesn’t work – popularity doesn’t necessarily equal influence....


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Ali Anani's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:21 AM

Scores that are not

Chris Decroix's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:26 AM

Measuring social influence isn't all about popularity on social networks...

Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:11 AM

This quote from the article says it all for me:

 

It’s not the size of the influencer’s audience that matters, or even how/if the influencer talks about your brand. What matters is how others react to what the influencer says about your brand.

 

Another example of how we get misled by not understanding the meaning of numbers - e.g. a high Klout/Peerindex/Kred score.