Business, Interviews

Q&A with Oktopost on the Value of B2B Social Media: 'Screw Likes, Get Leads'

In a Q&A, Oktopost CEO Daniel Kushner reveals how lead-generation and accountability are more important than simple connections in B2B social media.

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Twitter Steps In To Save Twitpic User Data

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After Twitter forced Twitpic to shut down last month, Twitter has stepped in to play white knight to user’s photos, and data.

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

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The world renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has finally joined the world of social media and posted his first status about joining the social network. Do keep in mind that Dr. Hawking is not on any other social media platform and has not been well known for being social media savvy. His Facebook page already has over 1 million likes and will hopefully be one of the go-to places for space discussions and posts. Pictured above is Stephen Hawking’s own Facebook profile picture, which was carefully chosen as it appears many of the images on his account were actually uploaded to the account ahead of the

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Dorothy Wearable Lets You Tap Your Feet For a Message

This new wearable device concept lets your tap your shoes, a la Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz to activate a number of social-media based functions.

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Android, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

What Android and Parkinson’s Disease Have in Common

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The University of Rochester Medical Center Smartphone-PD study is partnering Android smartphones with Parkinson’s disease research professionals. Your voice recorded via the digital microphone in your phone, run through software developed by the Non-Linearity and Complexity Research Group at Aston University coupled with machine learning can quantify where a person lies between health and disease. This news comes from Dr. Max Little of Aston in Birmingham, England. The recent revelation that Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson`s has again brought attention to the disease. Research has shown a definite connection between Parkinson’s disease (PD) a degenerative motor system disorder and speech impairment. PD causes tremors,

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Business, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Google is Killing Orkut

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The once popular social networking site Orkut just got the axe from Google. This website was incredibly popular with people BRIC countries, especially in Brazil and India. Because of those countries’ growth on the internet and the network’s popularity in those countries, it saw amazing growth over the past few years. Orkut itself was actually managed and run by Google Brazil and will continue to until the company shuts down all operations in September. Google says that Orkut users will be able to save their data using Google Takeout if they wish to and will have until September to do so. Additionally, Google will not

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Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Opinion

THE ROCKI ROAD Part 3 – LOST & FOUND

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This is a follow-up to The ROCKI ROAD series Part 1 – Life After Kickstarter Shall Begin at CES, published on the day ROCKI’s Kickstarter closed successfully on December 20th, 2013. The intention was to blog about the ups and downs of start-up life as it happens. A glimpse into ROCKI making its transition from Kickstarter to a start-up with the ambition to be a major technology company, grabbing the opportunity to change the world of music and technology. Running a successful project is one thing and running a successful company is another. Will ROCKI be a one hit wonder? Or is there more in its

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