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Android 'to be top global mobile ad OS by the end of 2011 ...

Android 'to be top global mobile ad OS by the end of 2011 ... | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility this month will strengthen Android's ambitions to lead the global ad market by the end of the year, according to new data. Mobile ad network InMobi has released its Mobile ...
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Clicks, Cakes, And The Limits Of Social Media “Science.” | BrandSavant

Clicks, Cakes, And The Limits Of Social Media “Science.” | BrandSavant | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
There is an apocryphal story in the annals of market research that I particularly love about cake mix (apocryphal, by the way, is Greek for a pile of crap, (Just read: Data without insights is just ignorance via @webby2001
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Dawn of Self Aware Robotic Intelligence? IBM produces first working human brain-like chips | VentureBeat

Dawn of Self Aware Robotic Intelligence? IBM produces first working human brain-like chips | VentureBeat | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

These new chips won’t be programmed in the traditional way. Cognitive computers are expected to learn through experiences, find correlations, create hypotheses, remember, and learn from the outcomes. They mimic the brain’s “structural and synaptic plasticity.” The processing is distributed and parallel, not centralized and serial.

The research team has built its first brain-like computing units, with 256 neurons, an array of 256 by 256 (or a total of 65,536) synapses, and 256 axons. (A second chip had 262,144 synapses) In other words, it has the basic building block of processor, memory, and communications. This unit, or core, can be built with just a few million transistors (some of today’s fastest microchips can be built with billions of transistors).

With the human brain, the memory is located with the processor (at least, that’s how it appears, based on our current understanding of what is admittedly a still-mysterious three pounds of meat in our heads).


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Virtual training: tips for success

Author Iris Clermont offers some tips for virtual teams to encourage the use of creativity, have more fun and achieve optimised results.
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Archive: Personal, Social, Spreadable, Colony Transmedia Case Study

Discovery Channel wanted to make the second season of 'The Colony' relevant for a new, socially connected audience segment. Campfire created a two-week campaign that told the catastrophic back-story of 'The Colony' in a very personal, shareable way.

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Social Media for CEOs #1: The Truth About “Wasting Time” — Jason Seiden

Social Media for CEOs #1: The Truth About “Wasting Time” — Jason Seiden | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

Social Media for CEOs #1: The Truth About “Wasting Time”. 

 

The truth about employees “wasting time” on social media is not as black-and-white as it seems.


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Binoculars that have gone all sci-fi. Sony digital binoculars record HD, 3D, and 7MP stills | ExtremeTech

Binoculars that have gone all sci-fi. Sony digital binoculars record HD, 3D, and 7MP stills | ExtremeTech | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

Meet the DEV-3 and the DEV-5

Sony’s digital binoculars won’t be for most people, but they do have some features that make them more than just an overly complex camcorder. 3D video recording (2x 1920×1080/60i at up to 5.4x zoom) is an obvious example, but there are others, like variable zoom, which allows the user to stay zoomed out while locating a target and then quickly zoom in when it’s found. With those technological achievements come considerable tradeoffs–not only are the binoculars expensive, but they weigh 2.64 pounds and the battery life could be an issue for all-day bird watchers. Sony says the binoculars will last for up to 3 hours of 2D video recording.


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Social media law limits contact between teachers, students - Springfield News-Leader

Social media law limits contact between teachers, students - Springfield News-Leader | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Social media law limits contact between teachers, studentsSpringfield News-LeaderI am an avid runner. In the late spring of 2011, I ran through a small neighborhood by my home.- 11:00 pm Today: Singer Kenny Rogers is 73.
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Status Update: Sick and Tired of Social Media - IT Jungle

Status Update: Sick and Tired of Social MediaIT JungleBefore you know it, you're in the throes of social media overload. It all started innocently enough.
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How Are People Using Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital marketing & Communications | Scoop.it

How Are People Using Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital marketing & Communications | Scoop.it | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Okay, I admit it. I'm addicted to Twitter. But this infographic made me feel a lot better, because it shows me that I'm not alone.
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Separate Social Media or Do You Live Your Brand? | Joseph Klaas

Separate Social Media or Do You Live Your Brand? | Joseph Klaas | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
6f5d8 balance work home 300x241 Separate Social Media or Do You Live Your Brand? Specialist insurer Hiscox reports that only 13% of small business owners have no separation between their work and personal social media ...
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Two-Thirds of Digital Content Readers Don't Care About Website Reader Comments - Mobile Marketing Watch

Two-Thirds of Digital Content Readers Don't Care About Website Reader Comments - Mobile Marketing Watch | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Two-Thirds of Digital Content Readers Don't Care About Website Reader CommentsMobile Marketing WatchNearly two thirds of site visitors are now “uninterested in having comments, photos and videos” mixed in with the news content from the staff...
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Chris Pinkham: veteran of the virtual - TechCentral

Chris Pinkham: veteran of the virtual - TechCentral | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
TechCentralChris Pinkham: veteran of the virtualTechCentralHe wanted to keep studying but couldn't afford to, so he ended up working for Fred Goldstein, who ran the computer data centre at the university.
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Internet jobs for developing world workers

Internet jobs for developing world workers | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
As more people in developing countries go online, business and job opportunities may increase (RT @ManpowerGroupJJ: Rise of virtual working: how women & others are able to work from home.
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Part 3 - Curation in the Enterprise: Actionable information

Part 3 - Curation in the Enterprise: Actionable information | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

In Steve Rosenbaum’s Curation Nation, Esther Dyson quotes Bill Gates as saying “The future of search is verbs”. Esther goes on to say that nobody really looks for something per se, they look for things in order to do something.

 

Action.

When Marc Benioff elucidates his vision for the Social Enterprise, he stresses the importance of having information you can act on. So for the last few months I’ve been spending time thinking about what makes information actionable, and whether the social enterprise helps or hinders in this regard.

For information to be actionable, it must have at least four characteristics:

It must be accurate, and verifiably so
It must be timely
It must be comprehensive
It must be comprehensible

 

These are necessary but not sufficient conditions; to make information truly actionable, the information must be accompanied by tools that allow you to act on the information. In a perfect world, you would also have tools that allow you to monitor the effect of your actions and to receive feedback. But at the very least, you need information that is accurate, timely, comprehensive and comprehensible, with some ability to act on that information straightaway...

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How can technology be harnessed to help young people & “mental wealth”? - Crikey (blog)

How can technology be harnessed to help young people & “mental wealth”?
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Smartphone wars: Android topples iPhone in Australia

Smartphone wars: Android topples iPhone in Australia | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Smartphone wars: Android topples iPhone in Australia (RT @jamesgiang: This happened a lot faster then I imagined!
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Social brand curation: interesting examples

Social brand curation: interesting examples | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

"How brands tell their stories is going to be a cornerstone of future operational success. Good social brand curation creates compelling and credible stories based on the logic of the data and the magic of the people." Interesting to read if you were not yet convinced about how important social curation is for brand building but also to see cool concrete examples.


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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it

As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer.

 

It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes.

 

The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way.

 

These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations.

 

Here’s a look at over 30 content curation tools (mostly free, but some paid/professional tools as well) that will help you cut through the clutter of your information stream to find the gems. Each tool mentioned below has unique strengths, and none are exactly like any other.

 

Whether you’re just looking to augment your personal blog with some free tools, or are seriously considering a paid content curation platform for your business, you’re likely to find a useful solution in the list below.


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A desk job at the dining table - Daily News & Analysis

A desk job at the dining table - Daily News & Analysis | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
A desk job at the dining tableDaily News & AnalysisIs the routine working for him? Short answer, yes. Does he miss colleagues?
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Social Media Help Find US Student in Malaysia - New York Times

Social Media Help Find US Student in Malaysia - New York Times | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Social Media Help Find US Student in MalaysiaNew York TimesBut through the power of social media, a small army of thousands of volunteers produced a happy ending in the case of Jacob Boehm. Mr.
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Social media ROI measurement difficult but necessary - ZDNet Asia

Social media ROI measurement difficult but necessary - ZDNet Asia | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Social media ROI measurement difficult but necessaryZDNet AsiaFirms want demonstration of returns on social media investment to justify expenditure and efforts, but should note metrics needn't be sales-centric, experts say.
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Local business owners harnessing power of online - Daily Herald

Local business owners harnessing power of online - Daily Herald | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Local business owners harnessing power of onlineDaily HeraldIn the pre-digital age, starting a company name with combinations like AA1 was all that was necessary to guarantee the top spot in local listings.
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Uncle Sam's tweet: Let employees talk about work on social media - Inside Tucson Business

Uncle Sam's tweet: Let employees talk about work on social media - Inside Tucson Business | ThinkinCircles | Scoop.it
Uncle Sam's tweet: Let employees talk about work on social mediaInside Tucson BusinessSocial media can get employers in trouble.
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