Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

BlackBerry Founder Betting $100M On Star Trek Tech

Mike Lazaridis, inventor of the BlackBerry smartphone, talks with Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman about his plans to start a C$100 million ($97 million) quantum technology fund that’s aiming to turn devices like the
medical tricorder from “Star Trek” into reality. (Source: Bloomberg)

Secret Cloud Pact: Amazon Said To Contract With CIA

Amazon signs a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $600m with the CIA, Federal Computer Week (FCW) reports citing people familiar. Betty Liu reports on today’s “Movers & Shakers” on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Sacrifices: Giving Up Sex For Social Media – Infographic

Technology can undoubtedly help us become more efficient but it cannot create more hours in the day.

Smartphones, in particular, have set technology free and we are now living in a world where we are all connected all of the time.  Social networking is one of the most popular activities in the connected world and train carriages are now full of people staring at their phones rather than speaking into them… Continue reading

Kickstarter: Pros And Cons – Infographic

This infographic created by a Media Studies Graduate student lays out the pros and cons of using the Kickstarter funding model, particularly for film makers. Continue reading

(P)information And Demographics For Brands On Pinterest – Infographic

Pinterest has surprised the social media world by rising to become one of the most popular social media networking sites in a very short period of time. According to totalpinterest.com Pinterest has 25 million+ active users worldwide and another source puts the number of unique visitors at 31.5million+ (compete.com). Continue reading

THE (F)UTILITY OF PINTEREST ENGAGEMENT

A. Pinterest, The Social Media Platform

Pinterest is a visuals-focused social networking site that allows users to share photographs, videos, and other visual content among themselves. Pinterest describes itself as an online pinboard, and the site is organized, Facebook-style, as pages (each user owning a page); with a page consisting of boards (the equivalent of photo-albums or video collections), each created around a theme; and each board consisting of visual items (the equivalent of photographs, videos, visuals, etc.), referred to as pins. Continue reading

Facebook Graph Search: Can It Help Small Businesses? – Infographic

Facebook is looking to become a market leader in the social search. It currently has over 1 billion active users and hopes to expand on this with its latest search option. Our infographic suggests ways in which small businesses can benefit from Graph Search. Continue reading

LinkedIn Is A Gold Mine For Recruiters – Infographic

LinkedIn is the social media enigma, the one social media site that seems to have a profoundly stronger impact on companies than it does on its users. For people looking for jobs, LinkedIn is still just one part of a very difficult process. But for recruiters? It’s a gold mine. It is changing the world of recruiting, and the metamorphosis is just beginning. Continue reading