My daily readings 01/27/2010

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    • Normal turn-taking behavior occurs when both participants in a
      conversation transition smoothly from listening to talking, and then
      back again. When a socially-adept person talks, he is constantly
      monitoring the other person’s facial gestures and body language, and
      when he senses that the other person wants to chime in, he dials down
      his own talking and allows the other person to begin speaking.
    • Normal turn-taking behavior occurs when both participants in a
      conversation transition smoothly from listening to talking, and then
      back again. When a socially-adept person talks, he is constantly
      monitoring the other person’s facial gestures and body language, and
      when he senses that the other person wants to chime in, he dials down
      his own talking and allows the other person to begin speaking.

      When a non-geek is talking to a geek, awkward silences often arise
      because the geek doesn’t pay enough attention to his partner’s attention
      level and doesn’t know the appropriate way and time to naturally pause.

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    • Similar to the iPhone app, FunMail for Android allows users blasts their text into the application, which then breaks down whatever the user typed for context. FunMail’s learning technology “Media Brain” will return a handful of context-related graphics (pulled from Creative Commons sources and their own user-generated library), with your original text. The user picks the graphic they want, and off it goes via SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. In addition, FunMail leverage’s Google’s voice-recognition and transcription technology, enabling consumers to turn spoken messages into images that can be shared.
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    • Although application stores are typically associated with mobile phones, Acer wouldn’t be the first vendor to launch an applications store designed for use on PCs. Earlier this month, chip maker Intel launched the AppUp site, an application store designed specifically for the netbook computers. Interestingly enough, AppUp is meant to be a white-label offering that PC manufacturers can customize to their own needs. At the time of its launch at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel announced several partnerships with other PC makers to bring the AppUp store to consumers. Included among those launch partners was Acer. Gianpiero Morbello, Acer’s worldwide marketing VP said that by accessing the AppUp catalog, their company would be able to distribute “innovative software downloads to Acer Atom processor-based netbook customers and move to easily support additional Acer customers on any device powered by an Intel processor.”
    • While it’s understandable that Acer wants to generate some hype surrounding their products by offering an app store to their customers, at this point they’re simply confusing the issue. Many of the platforms Acer plans to support already offer their own application stores – even Google’s Chrome OS, the Web-based operating system set to launch by year-end. And one could argue that the Internet itself has been the app store for Windows computers for many years now.
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    • DU VideoTweet
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    • iPhone users can download the free Clip Mobile app from the App Store. From there, Clip Mobile will find coupons near you based on your location, or whatever you’re searching for. All the coupons within their database are 100% legit–why? Because Clip Mobile goes directly to businesses for coupons. You will never have to bare the shame of trying to use an illegitimate coupon ever again.
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    • Google’s new Voice Web app enables iPhone users to dial phone numbers and make calls via an on-screen, in-browser keypad. It also allows the checking of voice-mail in the browser. When calls are made via the app, people who receive the calls see the call coming from the Google Voice phone number, not the iPhone’s. It accesses and can make calls from the Google online Contacts app, but not from the iPhone’s Contacts app.

      Although it’s a Web app, it looks and feels like a regular iPhone app, for the most part. When you press the Safari browser’s “plus sign,” and choose “Add to Home Screen,” it places a nice icon there, rather than a miniature version of the Web page, as most Web links do.

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  • tags: contact, twitter, idea

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    • “Finding ways to connect with people and institutions possessing new knowledge becomes increasingly important,” says Hagel. “Since there are far more smart people outside any one organization than inside.” And in today’s flat world, you can now access them all. Therefore, the more your company or country can connect with relevant and diverse sources to create new knowledge, the more it will thrive. And if you don’t, others will.
    • That is what the war over Google is really all about: It is a proxy and a symbol for whether the Chinese will be able to freely search and connect wherever their imaginations and creative impulses take them, which is critical for the future of Network China.
    • So there you have it: Command China, which wants to censor Google, is working against Network China, which thrives on Google. For now, it looks as if Command China will have its way. If that turns out to be the case, then I’d like to short the Communist Party.
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    • Day 1 of the Twitter conference will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater. This day will contain the meat of the schedule. Highlighted talking points include OAuth, streaming, geolocation, business strategies, mobile integration, and the product roadmap. Right now, the only highlighted speakers include Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone as well as COO Dick Costolo and Sarver, but you can expect more to be added. Day 2 will see the event move to the Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason for a 24-hour “Hack Day” for Twitter third-party developers. Naturally, there will also be a big party after the conference with “free beer, food and music all night long.” No word on any performers yet, but you can be sure that much like f8, Twitter will bring in some big names to make their community happy.

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One Response to “My daily readings 01/27/2010”

  1. XMenZ Says:

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