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Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook introduced its Surround 360 3-D 360-degree camera system at its F8  global developers conference in April, and this week, the social network open-sourced  its specifications. Research scientist Forrest Briggs made the announcement in a blog post : Today we officially open-sourced the specs for Surround 360 , our high-quality 3-D-360 hardware and software video capture system.

Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source

The Way of the Web

One reason is simply that it’s a really good product which I can easily recommend – as part of research I played around with the alternatives and I can honestly say that I’d already decided to use Jigoshop to power a couple of future projects before working with them. So what makes Jigoshop so good? It’s not just me recommending Jigoshop.

Eighteen Tricks to Save Time and Money On Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

Research your business niche all the time. Develop your own style and learn how focus on catchy titles and opening sentences as much as you do the rest of your content. There are huge numbers of free, open-source images, many of which are really quite stunning, humorous, or poignant. By Andy Preisler. After all, money is money, and time is money. Develop a business blog.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

Some farmers report that they are now getting more market intelligence from Twitter than from traditional sources such as the USDA.   NPR reports on Bill Graff , who uses Twitter to find out how his fellow farmers are doing and make decisions about when to take his grain to market. Now, with the drought of 2012 creating extreme conditions for farmers across a great swath of the U.S.,

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Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

SocialTimes Facebook

Other announcements by the social network at @Scale included the open-sourcing  of its Zstandard compression algorithm and the deployment of its MyRocks next-generation MySQL  storage engine based on RocksDB. By sharing MyRocks with the community through open source, we hope that others can also take advantage of these efficiencies.

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Research Methods 'Beyond Google' :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Research Methods ‘Beyond Google’ When “Google” has become a synonym for “research,” how should faculty respond? Open Minds, Open Books, Open Source , Feb. The problem is near-universal for professors who discover, upon assigning research projects, that superficial searches on the Internet and facts gleaned from Wikipedia are the extent — or a significant portion — of far too many of their students’ investigations. ” “Research isn’t a Google search,” she said.

OSSCamp Summer Edition

The Marketing Blog

OSS Camp is a platform for promoting Open Source Projects from India. Name Topic Abstract 1 Sonali Minocha MySQL Optimization 2 Kinshuk Sunil Open Source Game Development A look at Tools & Technologies facilitating Indie and Open Source Game Dev 3 Vishwajeet Singh Subversion 1.5 an Insight An overview of Subversion project and capabilities of Subversion 1.5 4 Mir Nazim Introducing Python Python is a superb, general purpose programming language, being used in sys admin, web application, automation, networking etc. Presentations S.No. Theme: Pressro

Six Things to Do Before You Build Your New Website

Spin Sucks

Research different CMSs, hosting and management providers, etc. and do your due diligence researching the different options before making any decisions. Research open source solutions such as WordPress and Drupal to see what will work best for your whole team. Research different providers to be sure your site is prepared for any and all traffic spikes.

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Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. via the twitter #interactive team and @source : “How we made the #SOTU Twitter visualization” Twitter Open Source (@TwitterOSS) March 18, 2014. link].

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

Researchers believe that around 65% of the population are visual learners, who are able to best process information that’s relayed in images, infographics and video. An open-source option for editing video files available to Windows users, there’s a bit of a learning curve attached to getting the hang of this program. It’s still good, but it lacks the mass appeal.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Here are nearly three dozen tools that can help grow your following, increase engagement, monitor brand and keyword mentions, benchmark competitors, research accounts, analyze sentiment, schedule tweets, and more. 1) TwitterCounter. An open source Buffer app providing the ability to stock up tweets, choose a schedule, and have them shared automatically through the day. like it.” — 

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[INTERVIEW] How the University of Chester’s first-class social strategy gets them to the head of the class


What research do you do into the people you’re targeting, whose tastes will likely change each year? We work closely with our market research team, which has conducted a prospective student survey every six months since about 2013. We also use Audiense to build lists of the audiences we’d like to target, and then research their personalities and tastes on a large scale.

Class 30 To Discuss Living/Dead Relationship Technology With New RootsTech Conference

Stay N' Alive

One of my favorite things to do is research my family history. open source Technology social network Internet Archive Hewlett Packard Brewster Kahle social Facebook phil windley Family historyThe fact is I love technology that brings us closer together, both in real life, and the life beyond. That's why I'm really excited for the conference is putting on for Technology professionals of all types called RootsTech. This conference aims to discuss ways we can connect, in a better way, the living with the dead. There is historical context to consider.

Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Open Source eLearning. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective : eLearning Technology. tools to do a better job reading and researching topics. Reading & Researching Rough Definition of Use Cases. First, let me start with what I roughly mean when I say reading and researching: Reading - I sometimes call this scanning. eLearning Technology. Web 2.0. that our greatest asset?

Engaging Brand

Ideas used to be controlled and protected however some of the most innovative companies are using open source a competitive advantage. High volume manufacturing may need significant investment but the maker movement is opening up manufacturing - you don''t need to own machinery, maybe just access a 3D printer , a maker community. Market research used to be owned by a function.

Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. In fact, many students will stop research and change topics if it’s not on Wikipedia. This infographic highlights how Wikipedia has revolutionized research and how it has become a reliable fountain of knowledge. Via: Redefining Research ( Top Twitter trends for 2011.

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Source: HubSpot ). Source: The International Telecommunications Union ). Source: Juniper Research ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Loyalty360 ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Akamai ). Source: Google ). Source: ElectroIQ ). 71% of smartphone owners have used their device to research branded products or services. Source: Gomez ).

How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP

AMP is a Google-backed open-source project that launched last February as an open standard to make it easier for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. In an increasingly mobile world, AMP is a tool or open source framework that speeds up browsing when you’re using a mobile phone or or tablets. Photo courtesy of Unsplash via Pexels.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Before founding InfiniEDGE, she served on the board of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce and worked with IBM and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. sacevero.

Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

Most web assets from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Foursquare and a gazillion others appear to be free, opening floodgates of content, ranging from the genius of Wikipedia/ Ushahidi to the apparently innocuous LOLcats. While the repercussion of such an open and free culture invites a discussion in itself, let’s talk about in the context of the startup ambience.

21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014

Writtent Blog

When it comes to paid tools for keyword research, SEMRush is pretty much the best of the best. For a sneak peek into how we approach our keyword research process from start to finish at Writtent, I recommend Keyword Strategy the Right Way. SocialMention. I’m a firm believer that writers can never do too much research on the conversations that are currently shaping their industry.

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The three skillsets of highly effective marketers

The Way of the Web

It’s where research and behaviour data can go from numbers to a tangible advantage by being used creatively and produce something which markets itself to some extent. Do you know how to do at least basic research on opportunities by keyword volume and trending topics, or which networks are gaining popularity at a given time? 37Signals ), reading great books on design (e.g

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

On the contrary, a lot of these companies have found social media to be extremely useful in generating leads, performing market research and establishing themselves as thought leaders. Another 49% said they used social networks to generate leads, 46% for customer feedback, 35% for advertising and 29% for market research. The company has two primary options for getting feedback from them: market research or social media. The problem with market research though is its drastically high costs. The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: @CKBurgess to speak at #AmplifyFest 2015 @maverickwoman #SocBiz

Blue Focus Marketing

This TED-like event, now in its 10th year, is open to all employees, partners and clients, as well as the public, and with the goal of fostering great conversation and exciting ideas. Re_wire  systems and processes for speed, agility, open innovation and rapid scaling. Register for the 2015 Amplify Festival here ! You can read the full interview here. June can’t come soon enough!

5 Examples of Inspired Checkout Processes That Bring Results

Convince & Convert

According to research by the Baymard Institute, the average checkout flow has 5.08 Open source ecommerce platforms like PrestaShop have these clean and aesthetic one-page checkouts as plug and play modules, making a switchover to such layouts super simple. Research confirms this , with 56% of online shoppers more likely to return to a site that offers product recommendations.

Creating and Sharing Videos Online – Quick Guide

The Way of the Web

From webcams and smartphones to RED cinematic cameras for motion pictures, the possibilities have never been more open. The cost of creating videos has dropped dramatically in recent years, leading to an explosion in the footage being shot and uploaded across the web. Creating great videos: The most important aspects of great video content are simple to prioritise: Great content. Vimeo.

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Power of the Journey for Social Businesses

Blue Focus Marketing

But that social is not ad-driven, privacy-destroying, IP-wielding, reaping economic profit.  It is in general mutualized, open-sourced, and ultimately a thrilling constantly innovating utility environment for much human activity.”  . As we embark on the social journey through the digital bazaar, the line between brands, employees and customers continues to blur.  Social Collaboration.

Power of the Journey for Social Businesses

Blue Focus Marketing

But that social is not ad-driven, privacy-destroying, IP-wielding, reaping economic profit.  It is in general mutualized, open-sourced, and ultimately a thrilling constantly innovating utility environment for much human activity.”  . As we embark on the social journey through the digital bazaar, the line between brands, employees and customers continues to blur.  Social Collaboration.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

“We think that if you give [leaders in corporate social media use] a little more time, you won’t even have to do research,&# says Cecilia Edwards, Telligent’s senior director of strategy. The report is primarily based on their own insights, research by industry analysis and the results of an informal survey they conducted. Have an account? Me neither. submit_url = [.]

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7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)

Viper Chill

On the launch page I call it the premium WordPress plugin for bloggers who get it because once you understand the concept and how many doors this software is going to open, you’re going to see it’s an essential tool to have in your arsenal. Step #2: Market Research. Market Research. Market research wasn’t so straight forward on this one. Heh.). Simple.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. Discover some great sources for free and reasonably-priced themes, essential plugins you may not be aware of, SEO tips, and other interesting techniques and hacks here in a dozen of the best WordPress guides of last year. Themes by Blogfreakz.

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

Twist Image

Putting aside the incredible resources and decades of research and development, red tape and more that needs to happen for commercial space travel, it's equally incredible to think about what it takes to build and engineer a commercial space craft. Anderson's latest book, Makers - The New Industrial Revolution ( Crown Business , October 2012) tells the amazing story of how 3-D printing coupled with open source design and the entrepreneurial spirit is beginning to take hold. open source design. Something amazing happened this past Sunday. It's manufacturing.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

Jim leads the AT&T Global Response Team, which performs security research and incident response for the AT&T global network. Chuck Martin is the CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc. Gil Yehuda is the Director of Open Source at Yahoo! Chris Adams – @chrishadams. in August 2006. Jeffrey L.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

think one of the core problems is that most content being produced simply repeats the latest trend or latest piece of research – it doesn’t examine or challenge as this piece does. It’s now a question of thought-leadership, and being the source of good texts. Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable!

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

If you pick up someone’s work and put it on your blog, or mention a fact without crediting the source, you’re not building shared credibility. Also your sources are part of your value, being able to find sources and content that others in your market don’t is key. link] is a new source of Huffington Post like content by and for pets. Open Source Lists.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow


Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. Having this clarity at the outset was helpful because it drove their decision to work with a platform that not only delivered the functionality they needed initially but is also highly flexible for developing needs – open source Joomla. Community: GoPlow. Start small and good.

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

When you have a knowledge-based enterprise like the AMA competing in a world of open sourced innovation, a sharing economy, and lateral economies of scale, there are tremendous downward pressures on the costs of information. believe the opportunity to hold up a shared vision as a source of inspiration can power the AMA when dollars cant. There''s a new dude in town.

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The Best Typography Tools To Make Your Blog Super User-Friendly


You spend time researching and narrowing down your topic even further. For example, when researchers discovered the “God Particle”, the announcement itself was overshadowed by the fact that the people behind it decided that it would be a good idea to post the news using comic sans font. This is a guest contribution from Leona Henryson. . Brief Primer on Typography. Absolutely it is.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

find myself keeping gameday open on my laptop while I watch the game on TV, just so I have the opportunity to collect the badges. Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. “Badges?

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Entrepreneurial resources

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November 26, 2009.5:10 pm Entrepreneurial resources Jump to Comments Customer development methodology Good product manager bad product manager Customer development process Minimum Viable Product Project rifle Research writing methodology Conducting market research Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Leave a Comment Filed under Entrepreneur , Entrepreneurship Tags: Entrepreneur , presentation , research , video Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Home About In the Media Twitter’s Retweet feature (beta) Criticising Social Media ? Theme: Pressrow