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 social web. Live segments over a set period with different people talking about different aspects of a topic. Live broadcast everything in a one-day conference or other event. Be very creative and experiment with your movie idea via “live […]

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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 you’d better not!” Those two different ways of thinking colour judgements. It’s probably only in the US where a mindset of “Always make new mistakes” (courtesy of Esther Dyson) is so easy to grasp instead of “One mistake and let’s […]

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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, which celebrates its fifth birthday next month, has captured much of the territory of older browsers and is now responsible for about 43% of all the web traffic generated by the world’s desktop computers. When Chrome was launched the dominant […]

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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 is faster than paying by card. It’s an imaginative use of a QR code. Imagine the challenge, though, trying to focus the camera of your smartphone after quite a few pints have been consumed… A contact-less payment option would be […]

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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 about the car (and the film): https://f-type.jaguar.com/gl/en/#!/scroll View this post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog for WordPress.

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