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Killer robots; to be or not to be?

Killer robots; to be or not to be?

Killer robots; to be or not to be?   ‘Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots. The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on […]

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ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

IMAGE: AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   ROBOT AMAZES OBAMA IN A SHORT MEETING BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE   If you’ve watched the recent video of President Barack Obama being greeted by a Japanese robot and you’ve felt like I did, then you’ve probably been awestricken too. Watching a 4 ft 3, 106 lb, speaking, walking, […]

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THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?

THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?

THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?   It seems that 2013 will close with the arrival of the smart watch; a competition headed by electronics giant Samsung. The world’s best-selling smartphone maker in the world, Samsung, has just released the Galaxy Gear; one of the very first smart watches ever made. The Galaxy Gear is […]

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CAN A FORK EVER BE SMART?

CAN A FORK EVER BE SMART?

CAN A FORK EVER BE SMART? And the world of smart objects keeps growing, widening and stretching its reach to many different industries. Today, we are looking at the houseware industry, more specifically kitchenware, and how smart products may revolutionize it. A brand new fork, called the Hapifork, was created recently to help users monitor […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE_HARBISSON

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE_HARBISSON

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE_HARBISSON   “Life will be much more exciting when we stop creating applications for mobile phones and we start creating applications for our own body.” — Neil Harbisson Can our bodies one day replace our smartphones? Can our bodies become more technologically apt?   This quote by Neil Harbisson is quite an interesting one […]

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Posted in: mobile, Mobility, Social Media Applications, Social media development, Social Media Implementation, Social Media landscape, Social Media Opportunities, Social Media Quotes

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TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES   Stagnation is definitely not what defines social media. Moving, changing, evolving – this is what best describes this expanding ecosystem of countless apps. Just five months ago, Twitter introduced yet another brand new app; Vine – a short-video service allowing users to record 6 seconds of film before […]

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Posted in: Facebook, Social Media Applications, Social Media Opportunities, Twitter

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BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS   Blackboard Inc., a company that provides enterprise software to various organizations, with a strong focus on education software for education providers, is the subject of an interesting example of how a business-to-business company used social media to reach its business goals. The company focused […]

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Posted in: Social Media Applications, Social Media Cases, Social Media Implementation, Social Media Opportunities, Twitter

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PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS

PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS

PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS Prize4Life, a non-profit organization that focuses on accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – is the subject of a successful social media case study. In 2006, the organization leveraged […]

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NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?

NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?

NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?   The story between Netflix and Blockbuster is a story of success and failure. Once a giant in the movie rental business, Blockbuster is today nothing but a distant memory. Its successor and then competitor for decades, Netflix, is, on the very […]

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NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS

NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS

NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS   This is an interesting name, but a far more interesting story lies behind to learn what can be done with social media in business. Naked Wines is an online business that integrates a bit of ‘eBay’, a bit of ‘Groupon’, a bit of ‘twitter’ and a […]

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