Amazon’s Audacious Photography Patent – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central

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I saw this last night and I had to post. I love how Colbert describes the Amazon patent and the patent process. I hope Colbert’s patent goes through. The Amazon patent is just nuts.

Amazon’s Audacious Photography Patent – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

 

 

The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations – YouTube

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The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations – YouTube. A friend forwarded this video about the negotiation experience. Negotiating in these situations is very funny. You should watch it. However there is a lot of truth to the way people negotiate. At a point people need to get paid and you need to better plan your budget before you ask for services. I have been a consultant and business owner and have heard all the excuses.

Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger.

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But Wall Street—along with everyone else who’s down on Twitter because it has “a growth problem”—is making a mistake by comparing it to Facebook. Twitter is not a social network. Not primarily, anyway. It’s better described as a social media platform, with the emphasis on “media platform.” And media platforms should not be judged by the same metrics as social networks.

Dying…no. How many people are consumers versus makers of content? What would happen if everyone would make content? I asked my self these questions and looked around for more information because for some reason to me this did not seem right.

I did not know this before, but only 1% of people create content on the web. It’s called the “1% Rule of Internet Culture”. So why is it disturbing that 44% of people that have signed up for Twitter have not tweeted. Sounds like to me that is not bad at all. Twitter has become the hub for a lot of people as their news source. So these people engage by reading. I would think that would be great for advertisers. Why should we have more people post? Do we want all that extra content out there? I don’t.

via Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger..

Where Do Crowdfunding Platforms Fit in Venture Capital? – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ

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Crowdfunding is a term that has hit the mainstream, with sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo becoming well-known for offering rewards, such as free merchandise, for providing financial backing. Adding to the mix are sites like AngelList that allow investors to connect with startups and take equity stakes.

This video tells the correct story when it comes to crowdfunding. It is not as simple as creating a campaign and they will come. Take a look at this video. The guys on the video tell the real story.

via Where Do Crowdfunding Platforms Fit in Venture Capital? – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ.

Why Do We Love R2-D2 and Not C-3PO? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

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The concept was first posed in 1970 by the Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori. He’d noticed that as robots grow more realistic, people’s attitudes toward them change. When a robot is toylike and capable of only simple, humanlike gestures, we find it cute. If it starts looking and acting a bit more human, we find it even more endearing. But if it gets too human—as with, say, a rubbery prosthetic hand—we suddenly shift allegiance. We find it creepy. Our emotional response plunges into what Mori called the uncanny valley.

Now I know why I am such a big R2D2 Fan.

via Why Do We Love R2-D2 and Not C-3PO? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian.

Are Wearables Over? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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A RECENT, WIDELY CIRCULATED STUDY FOUND THAT ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS WHO BOUGHT A WEARABLE TECH PRODUCT DITCHED IT WITHIN SIX MONTHS. SO WHY ARE COMPANIES AS DIVERSE AS GOOGLE, NIKE, PEPSI, AND DISNEY PUMPING PLENTY OF CASH–AND NEW LIFE–INTO THE TECHNOLOGY.

I understand this trend first hand. I am in those numbers. I leave my Pebble Watch at home now-a-days. The notifications drove me nuts. The deluge of notifications made me realize there is a need for an intelligent layer that sits in between the torrent of data coming at us and the notification. I don’t want a notification about everything. I want it at a particular time and within a particular context. Not to mention the same information coming from multiple sources. I need information form the best sources with the most accurate information. Someone make this please.

Until then this is my smart watch:

 

Braun Digital Watch - bn0076

Braun Digital Watch – bn0076

via Are Wearables Over? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.