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Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents | Trend | Scoop.it

Roundup of tech tools, apps, social media and parenting tips that will ease you or your kid into another school year.

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Alibaba announces 'cloud-powered' Aliyun OS, K-Touch W700 phone

Ready for another mobile operating system? Alibaba certainly is, having just unveiled its Aliyun OS. The new entrant will apparently be "fully compatible" with apps from Android through a proprietary Waterloo-style emulation layer. We don't know exactly how that'll work, but come September we'll find out when the new OS ships on a rebranded Tian Hua K-Touch, the W700, for ¥2,680 (or around $416). We're also interested in the firm's tightly-knit cloud services, with users receiving 100GB to store their "contact information, call logs, text messages, notes and photos" -- accessible from both PCs and Aliyun-toting handsets. With future plans for tablets and "other devices" in the works, coupled with incessant hinting from Baidu, those of you hellbent on fierce OS competition might want to consider relocating to China.
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Why Location-Based Gaming Is The Next Killer App [OPINION]

Why Location-Based Gaming Is The Next Killer App [OPINION] | Trend | Scoop.it
Game experiences that combine the real and virtual worlds are about to be the next big thing and the market is primed for a big hit. Here's why that hit game might be coming soon.
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Publicis Buys Social Media Agency Big Fuel [Headlines] - PSFK

Publicis Buys Social Media Agency Big Fuel [Headlines] - PSFK | Trend | Scoop.it
Big Fuel is the latest to join Publicis' VivaKi group of acquired agencies which already includes Digitas, Razorfish and more.
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» Search Engines Change How Memory Works

» Search Engines Change How Memory Works | Trend | Scoop.it
Thanks to search engines, most simple facts don't need to be remembered. Neuroplasticity gone wrong?!
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The Most Engaged Population In Europe Is Dutch But The Future Is Russian

The Most Engaged Population In Europe Is Dutch But The Future Is Russian | Trend | Scoop.it
Based on the growth of active users in markets such as Russia and Turkey, maybe it's time to consider changing the targeting of your international business. Meanwhile, the most active users and the most active population in Europe right now is Dutch!
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Closed Wallets, Closed Minds | David Report

Closed Wallets, Closed Minds | David Report | Trend | Scoop.it
We are increasingly suffering from consumption fatigue, but brands and designers have yet to acknowledge the fact, reckons David Carlson in this issue of the David Report.
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Digital habits evolve in UK

Business services specialist KPMG and research firm YouGov surveyed 2,103 people, and found smartphone penetration has now reached 36%, including 54% of 18-24 year olds.

In all, 74% of respondents owning a gadget like the iPhone use it to go online, 61% access social media sites, and 58% use email or instant messaging platforms.

A further 25% watch TV or video clips on wireless devices, 18% had completed an m-commerce transaction, and 15% read newspapers.

https://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/NewsReleases/Pages/KPMG-Media-and-Entertainment-Baromete.aspx
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Q2 Report 2011 | Enterprise Mobility iPass Blog: Smarter Connections

Q2 Report 2011 | Enterprise Mobility iPass Blog: Smarter Connections | Trend | Scoop.it
The iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report Understanding Enterprise Mobility Trends and Mobile Usage The Smartphone Pillow Talk Infographic...
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Human Activity is Causing Wildlife to Shrink

Human Activity is Causing Wildlife to Shrink | Trend | Scoop.it
It seems there's less and less room for just about everything else -- so to cope, animals and plants across the globe are gradually getting smaller...
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World population by country: UN guesses the shape of the world by 2100 | News | guardian.co.uk

World population by country: UN guesses the shape of the world by 2100 | News | guardian.co.uk | Trend | Scoop.it
What is the world's population according to the latest UN estimates?
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visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations.

visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations. | Trend | Scoop.it
visual.ly is launching soon and I'm one of the first in line! Join me.
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World Population to Hit 7 Billion This Year, 10 Billion by 2100 - Environment - GOOD

World Population to Hit 7 Billion This Year, 10 Billion by 2100 - Environment - GOOD | Trend | Scoop.it
With 2.3 billion more people arriving to the globe in the next 40 years, the battle for resources is just beginning.
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The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google

The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google | Trend | Scoop.it
Google's Susan Wojcicki shares eight principles of innovation she's picked up between her arrival as employee #16, to the leader of Google's advertising product development.
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IDG Knowledge Hub : Blogs : IDG Global Survey Shows Smartphone Use Growing Rapidly with Regional Differences

IDG Knowledge Hub : Blogs : IDG Global Survey Shows Smartphone Use Growing Rapidly with Regional Differences | Trend | Scoop.it
Smartphone owners show a new behavior: 70% browse the Internet regularly and use mobile applications. These devices are no longer limited to calls, email, and text messages as people go online from home, on the move, and in the office. When surfing the web on smartphones, respondents indicated that general and IT news are most popular, followed by social networking access.

GPS navigation topped instant messaging as an application. Most countries’ GPS usage surpassed 50% led by Finland (77%), Sweden (75%), Denmark (88%), Brazil (68%), Australia (66%), Germany (57%), Spain (56%), US (54%), and UK (41%). Instant messaging use reached 68% in Brazil, China (67%), and Mexico (64%). Behind Canada’s 46% are Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Sweden at between 43%-to-48% and the US (40%), France (38%), Germany (34%), and UK (26%).

Geolocation use for vouchers, deals, and offers is not a major factor in most geographies: China (42%), Brazil (31%), Italy (30%), and US (29%).
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Gamification - Google News Now Awards Badges To Voracious Readers [VIDEO]

Gamification - Google News Now Awards Badges To Voracious Readers [VIDEO] | Trend | Scoop.it
Now you can get badges for reading Google News. The company will offer a variety of 500 different emblems, each one for a particular topic.
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The clean economy employs more workers than fossil fuels

The clean economy employs more workers than fossil fuels | Trend | Scoop.it
The green technology and clean power industries are currently employing more workers than their dirty fossil fuel peers. That's according to a report released from the Brookings Institution, which has crunched the numbers of jobs created in the U.S.
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Global Games Sales To Reach $100Billion By 2015 [Headlines] - PSFK

As the game craze grows, research firm Gartner predicts we'll spend 10% more on games this year than in 2010, and the number will continue to grow.
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“Power Moms” Embrace Online Forums, Social Networking | Nielsen Wire

“Power Moms” Embrace Online Forums, Social Networking | Nielsen Wire | Trend | Scoop.it
Women ages 25 to 54 with at least one child are nearly twice as likely as the average American Internet user to provide frequent online advice about parenting...
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McKinsey & Company - Report - Internet matters: The net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity - May 2011

McKinsey & Company - Report - Internet matters: The net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity - May 2011 | Trend | Scoop.it
Report - Internet matters: The net's sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity - May 2011...
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Google Resource Library

Google Resource Library | Trend | Scoop.it
Introducing the resource library..."centralised place to access and download training materials, research, and resources to stay ahead of the digital curve and effectively adopt Google solutions."
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Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests | World news | guardian.co.uk

Ever since a man in Tunisia burned himself to death in December 2010 in protest at his treatment by police, pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East.
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How soon is now? » Blog Archive » The Cultural Singularity Paradox

How soon is now? » Blog Archive » The Cultural Singularity Paradox | Trend | Scoop.it
A future where we can't predict anything is already here...Alas originality, I knew it, Horatio.
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