Cisco Flip Spins Social

From the moment I read the press release pre-announcing Cisco’s “Do You Flip” campaign, the initiative just felt right to me. Take an inherently social product like the run-and-gun Flip video recorder, add user generated content (albeit the occasional celebrity generated content) as the hero, and drive all outreach efforts back to a site that not only provides real product information but also facilitates pandemic viral sharing, and you have one of the more social campaigns around.

Simple. Social. Hopefully successful.

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Check out the site here. (Nice to see the broadcast media support on this campaign.)


800 Languages, 1 Typeface

Fascinating case study about Google and Monotype’s collaboration on Noto – an incredibly ambitious project to create one master typeface that can display on any device, any medium, in any language or writing system.

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Drone on the Farm

A report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicted that the legalization of commercial drones would create more than $80 billion of positive economic impact (i.e., revenue and job creation) between 2015 and 2025. The predicted biggest piece of that growth? Agriculture.

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Ready for Smart Tattoos?

MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Microsoft Research, has unveiled DuoSkin, a project that uses temporary tattoos as connected interfaces that can be used in a variety of ways.

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