Ones and Zeros

A Binary Pulse Technology Blog

Top 10 Internet Moments of the Decade Announced

New York’s International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences – bestowers of the annual Webby Awards – named the 10 most influential Internet moments of the decade. (In Web time, that’s 70 years to you and me.) The winners, you ask?

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Automatic Captioning Now on YouTube Videos

Google just announced an interesting new service available for YouTube: automated captioning of uploaded videos. Simply upload a text file with a transcript of the video and Google’s speech recognition technology will figure out when those words are spoken and create captions based on this information. Pretty slick.

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Twitter Comes to Roost on LinkedIn

Twitter continues to get its little claws firmly planted in the leading social networks. Following announcements with Bing and Google, and hooks out to Plaxo and Facebook via tools like TweetDeck, Twitter is successfully managing to diversify its reach across the social Web…now adding LinkedIn to its roster of interconnected communities.

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New iMac is iMazing

I had some time to kill this weekend while my car was having its oil changed. I meandered over to Best Buy to see if they had the new 27″ iMac in store. They did. And it far surpassed even my most lustful, Mac-loving fantasies.

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Sony Unveils 360˚ 3D Display

Sony unveils a prototype 360-degree 3D display. Early exploration of good stuff to come.

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SMM Meets NDA

I had a discussion with a friend a few days ago who is an outsider to the marketing world. When she asked about a new prospect meeting I had, I reflexively explained that I was under NDA and couldn’t discuss the company or product in any detail. (18 years of conditioning works!) However, the fact that I tweeted about attending the meeting in the first place highlights the fact that all of us engaged in any social media marketing (SMM) activities sit at the top of a very slippery slope regarding confidentiality.

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Google Announces Social Search

The intensifying battle between Bing and Google for social media hearts and minds ratcheted up a few notches last week with Google announcing Google Social Search at the Web 2.0 Summit. Part of that announcement was a somewhat veiled disclosure about Google’s agreement with Twitter.

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Bing Getting Friendly with Twitter and Facebook

Bing has entered into separate agreements with Twitter and Facebook to begin indexing feeds from the two social networking sites. The socialsphere is abuzz (or atwitter) with the news. But what does the move mean for Bing and search in general?

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Facebook Accelerates, MySpace and Twitter Sputter

Interesting new numbers out today supporting my repeated beliefs that the social networking space is Facebook’s to lose. Consolidation toward more robust, simple and widely-adopted platforms stand to obsolete the more niche-based tools and venues. The mass behind Facebook — crossing most demographic and geographic boundaries — makes it an undeniable force. Facebook’s share of … Continued

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Photoshop Doctoring and Malpractice

Photoshop is to a graphic designer as a rolling pin is to a baker. Clay to a sculptor. Or a scalpel to a surgeon. It’s an invaluable tool that provides essential utility. But in the wrong hands, it can produce questionable and dangerous results.

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Technology, Travel and/or Trickery

I was just directed to one of the more head-scratching online marketing ploys I’ve seen in some time. I don’t know if this is brilliant, bizarre or both. Phenomenal execution…I just question the relevancy. However, it just inspired me to share it, so mission number one accomplished. Great use of digital video and 3D, interactive … Continued

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Optimism and Outsourcing

Lately, the Binary Pulse ecosystem of clients, vendors and employees has been discussing the economic outlook. Along with much of the nation, we acknowledge a nascent optimism about the hopes for a return to prosperity in 2010.

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