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Musical T-shirts Turn Kids Into Little Beatles

John Paul George & Me brings musical creativity to children through interactive t-shirts adorned with conductive paint.
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NASA-Tech Health Scanner Might Be The Closest Thing To A Real-Life Tricorder Yet

By beaming radar into a room, it's possible to spot tiny movements like the rise and fall of a chest as someone breathes. When the device detects a pattern that seems like a person, the software can convert the data into heart rate and respiratory rate.
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Is Snapchat Twitter’s Nemesis?

Snapchat is directly challenging Twitter as the go-to app for young mobile audiences to get their entertainment fix. The Snapchat-Twitter battle over Social TV is the bellwether for their wider strategic antagonism and demonstrates Snapchat’s potential to become Twitter’s nemesis.
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How Traditional Media Companies Successfully Innovate On Snapchat

Older media brands are succeeding in attracting Snapchat’s younger Millennial users to view their innovative content, which is made specifically for the social network. American Millennials ages 13-24 say they usually view well-established media brands on the Snapchat Discover distribution platform rather than media which targets their generation.
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Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from.

What Facebook’s launch of hashtags means for #SocialTV

The launch of hashtags makes Facebook a direct competitor for Twitter and Social TV startup companies.   Facebook hashtag for the NBA Finals   How is Facebook implementing...
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Huge Cat’s Cradle Embodies The Great Fugues Of Bach

When architect Gabriel Calatrava was commissioned for a set to accompany a performance of Bach’s Art of Fugue, he took inspiration from the children’s game of cat’s cradle. The installation has dancers, who act as musical notes, bend, pull, and fold the strings in tandem with the music.
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NASA-Tech Health Scanner Might Be The Closest Thing To A Real-Life Tricorder Yet

By beaming radar into a room, it's possible to spot tiny movements like the rise and fall of a chest as someone breathes. When the device detects a pattern that seems like a person, the software can convert the data into heart rate and respiratory rate.

Microsoft innovates in Social TV

Microsoft is launching what looks set to be the most consumer-friendly Social TV service yet. It is integrating Skype video chat with live TV viewing...
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Sofia Vergara and Fusion Partner for New Snapchat Reality Show

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is set to star in a Snapchat reality show about her life. The six-episode series, Vergaraland, will debut this summer and take a wry look at her career through the eyes her son, Manolo. The show is co-produced by Vergara and Fusion, the multiplatform news and entertainment service for Millennials.

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Premiere of I’m a Celebrity is a Social TV Hit

Reality show takes 7 of top 10 Twitter trending spots   For its Sunday night debut, I'm a Celebrity gained 480,000 tweets in just over an hour. Kantar...

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley...

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from.

Doctor Who – Social TV Case Study

Achieving viewer engagement for the BBC's primetime drama series   Science fiction drama Doctor Who is one of the BBC’s best-known television productions. In this case study,...

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