If you’re amoung the lucky few to have seen a UFO, chances are you’ll soon enough be in good company. Light weight laser propelled spacecraft named ‘lightcraft’ could light our skies in the near future. Check out the current prototype.
You can now go to a web site that will let you browse through heaps of meaningful information and the wonderful part is that you can browse through the information not search for it. Part encyclopedia, part trivia pursuit, well organized, and the noise is filtered out.
No doubt by the time you’ve read this post Juggle.com will be yet another Google service [I hope not]. Within three clicks I was completely blown away and hooked into exploring this site. Let me tell you, that happens rarely. I’d compare the eXperience to the first time I discovered Wikipedia or Flickr.
Juggle.com is uber cool, even though its current beta is rather USA centric. Check it out for yourself.
This post is seeking answers from our readers as to when digital sharing becomes copyright infringement. For the most part, I know the answer to this question, and understand fair use, but lately with so many ways to easily capture something and share it with others, I’ve been wondering whether this digital sharing sometimes slips into piracy without realizing it.
For instance, let’s say I take a picture of a newspaper article from the Globe and Mail with my iPhone. Then I paste it into an email and send it off to my aunt who lives in Australia. What if she then forwards that email to God knows who, and this unknown individual then shares it with everyone on the planet? At what point did the creator lose control over the copy? Should people digitally sharing keep their cameras out of the papers and out of the magazines that they read or is this just an eco-friendly re-use of newspaper that will be tossed in the recycling?
Please share with us your thoughts by commenting directly; bonus points to the person who can name the artist in this photograph in the paper of which I took a picture and modified with Photoshop to look, well.. modified.
In a case of mistaken texting, TOFU lovers across America are being denied these vanity license plates But PETA – the purveyors of all things furless are proposing this Virginia license plate alternative.
Meanwhile… i’m still waiting for my MadCow plate!
Our friend Anthony Rizk is taking his passion for Blackberry apps to a new level.
Best of luck to this Ottawa-based startup!
The uber-creatives at Brand Flakes point us to this MIT Media Lab project run by Aaron Zinman. Simply type in your name and its search and categorization software will attempt to define your internet persona. This works better if you have a reasonably unique name and a decent web presence.
With me, it was reasonably accurate – my most prominent web categories include: Online, Management, Social Media, Education, and Professional. It caught some of my Legal and Medical interests, but it misjudged a bunch of other things (sports??). Hey, it’s fun. Try it.
From German design firm Biegert & Funk comes QlockTwo – very cool use of technology. But – cool comes at price! The firm has just lowered the price of the 450mm square clock to a mere 885 Euros. The readout can be set to English or German.
A much more affordable B&F creation is an iPhone version of the Qlock timing in at a mere 99 cents! (shown in inset) Search for QlockTwo on iTunes.
This Qlock would be even more exciting if it had a bluetooth interface linking to a calendar or even just being able to program special times, like “time to take out the garbage”. I guess if you can afford a $1,000+ clock, someone else is tasked with taking out your garbage.
The Tropicana Resort & Casino is one of Las Vegas’ classic casinos, built in 1957. Some scenes in Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas were shot there. James Bond was a guest in Diamonds Are Forever. The hotel is now under renovation and will re-launch with new branding in 2010. According to the CEO,
The new Tropicana Las Vegas will have a hot Havana-like vibe with pulsating music, live salsa dancers, bright tropical colors and a sizzling nightlife scene.
I think the new brand reflects this value proposition very well. (before and after logos above)
Another Tropicana wasn’t so successful earlier this year with its rebranding efforts. PepsiCo’s Tropicana juice was re-launched in February . Critics hated the new look. Apparently consumers mistook the new drink boxes for generic brands – sales quickly fell 20%. Opinions on logos is one thing, but money talks! Pepsi re-introduced the old brand a few weeks later.
Recently, Jobe added an ad-space to Sensorymetrics (after much wrangling with Google!). I was pleased to see that Manage Engine was on board – they develop IT management software. It’s not easy to compete against established players. That’s why I liked their bold approach. 90:10. For the company, this marketing creates a middle tier that cost-conscious enterprise IT managers can’t ignore!