More possibilities with extended-time live video from Google+

Wow – now you can do a Google Hangout On Air (a live video broadcast) for up to 8 hours! That’s a huge amount of additional time from the previous 1-hour-maximum you had. And remember: up to 8 hours means just that – you don’t have to do 8 whole hours. Oh what possibilities! Here are just 4: A live idea-a-thon to flesh out thinking and ideas for brand engagement via live participation with brand owners, customers and fans on…

The difference between America and Europe

Reshared post from The Economist: Today’s #Dailychart shows how entrepreneurship differs wildly among countries. America is an engine of innovation, as attested by the upcoming public listing of Twitter, which aims to fetch a cool $1 billion. How do other countries rank in terms of entrepreneurship? Sadly, not so well http://econ.st/1f62ZQG View this post on Google+ Many of my American friends have a “Yes you can!” approach to things. I compare that to many of my European friends who are more about “No…

Chrome ready for the post-PC era

The map presents a dramatic perspective of the changing fortunes in the desktop browser market.The line graph makes the rise of Google Chrome even clearer over the past five years. I’d say Chrome has a rosy future as the post-PC era develops – I see the mobile Chrome more and more on Android devices. Early days of course, but Google has patience. See also CNET’s report “Chrome starts staking out mobile-browsing turf“ Reshared post from +The Economist Google’s Chrome browser,…

Buy a real pint with a virtual currency

A British pub lets you pay for your pint with Bitcoins: […] The system is quick and effective. The bar staff press two buttons on the till and the screen displays a QR code. The customer opens their digital Bitcoin wallet, takes a snap of the screen and confirms the payment. The staff press one more button and the transaction is complete. Snapping the QR code in a crowded bar could be a challenge but in a quiet pub it…

The sound of an F-type

Intriguing piece of story-telling in this short (13 minutes) film “Desire” for Jaguar and its new just-launched F-type sports car, made by Ridley Scott, starring Damian Lewis and Shannyn Sossamon with music by Lana Del Rey. Best viewed in 1080p HD at full screen to get the maximum impact from the beautiful photography. Not sure about the story line itself but the photography really is excellent. The audio star is the car’s exhaust tones. And maybe that’s what it’s all about. More…

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