“By storing all the photos you’ll ever take with Firefly, along with GPS location data, ambient audio, and more metadata than you can shake a stick at in Amazon Web Services, Amazon will get unprecedented insight into who you are, what you own, where you go, what you do, who’s important in your life, what you like, and, probably, what you might be most likely to buy,” the publication writes.
What Facebook’s second-largest market reveals about its international ambitions
“This is how Facebook sees itself: As the most promising entry point to the Internet for the as-yet-unwired population. And the more that Facebook can blur the line so that Indians come to believe that Facebook is the Internet, rather than something you get when you go onto the Internet, the better it’ll be for Facebook.”
Got this little gem from my all time favorites Artsy this morning in reference to this little post about the LACMA Calder show. I double checked the links and everything is working. One link is to LACMA and one link is to the Calder show page on LACMA’s site, which is live. Just so we’re all clear, this is what Jack from Artsy wants me to do:
Wants me to change my link from LACMA’s Alexander Calder show page (the show is up until the end of July, so if you haven’t, go!) to the completely unrelated Artsy Alexander Calder page.
Wants me to change my link from a non-profit museum website to Artsy’s for profit website.
Wants me to change a link in a 4 month old post under the guise of work? Can I get that job, I’ll harass bloggers about posts up to 5 years old if I could get paid for it! #Shameless
Oh Jack, you had the time and inclination to find this post and even more time to send me this hyperlink-happy email, but you didn’t have the time to look into how I feel about your company. Thank you though Jack for reaffirming my negative views on your company’s practices because y’all really make trying to succeed in the art/internet business look like the infamous Zoolander/Inside the Computer scene and that shit is priceless to me.
I emailed him back asking these exact questions, think I’ll hear back?
Whenever possible refrain from the use of exclamation points.
From his analyses, Olson has seen that a new post needs to be submitted onto a subreddit when posting activity is low. A new post has the best chance of getting upvoted when Reddit is at its weakest. This generally happens at around 7:00 a.m. EST.
“We need to start thinking about marketing in a digital world, a world gone digital. We think too much about digital marketing, which is applying thinking we have learnt to marketing digitally, as opposed to marketing in a digital world in which people will eventually get rid of banner ads. I don’t see them and I guess most people will find a way to eliminate them. It’s a lot about embracing this multitude of sources of relevance of message otherwise people will just get rid of it,” he adds. His comments come as new research from YouTube and TNS unveiled at Cannes shows that digital branded content is now having an impact “all the way down the funnel”, not just in awareness but also in purchasing behaviour. The study found that to tap into this, brands need to be creating content that has purpose and focuses on the experience, with brands such as Dove, Evian and Procter & Gamble showcasing how to build brands in the digital world.
Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).
TurboTax’s Super Bowl ad certainly had its pulse on one segment of the population: The part of the audience that thinks that watching the Super Bowl is a depressing exercise in futility, and it’d be a lot more fun to do your taxes, instead. Greg Johnson, TurboTax’s Vice-President of Market, talked to us about the Wieden + Kennedy Portland campaign.
Tor, an acronym for “the onion router,” is software that provides the closest thing to anonymity on the Internet. Engineered by the Tor Project, a nonprofit group, and offered free of charge, Tor has been adopted by both agitators for liberty and criminals. It sends chat messages, Google (GOOG) searches, purchase orders, or e-mails on a winding path through multiple computers, concealing activities as the layers of an onion cover its core, encrypting the source at each step to hide where one is and where one wants to go. Some 5,000 computers around the world, volunteered by their owners, serve as potential hop points in the path, obscuring requests for a new page or chat. Tor Project calls these points relays.