Technology

Check Out the ‘Living Pictures’ That Could Revolutionize the Ad Industry

Check Out the ‘Living Pictures’ That Could Revolutionize the Ad Industry

Published by Entrepreneur.com

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much might a cinemagraph – or a "living picture" – be worth? One tech-driven creative agency is attempting to find out. Known for its growing collection of Flixel-branded apps, which photographers use to mix a bit of motion into what would otherwise be a still photograph, Flixel Photos has quietly grown into a consultancy for brands and ad agencies – and it's now gunning for a growing share of the $42 billion interactiveadvertising market,...

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Lower prices for unlimited e-books

Lower prices for unlimited e-books

Published by Money Magazine and Money.CNN.com

Being an e-bookworm can get pricey. Two new services will lend you an unlimited number of titles to read on your phone or tablet. Which to choose? SCRIBD vs. OYSTER Plus: How to score free e-books. Click here to read the rest of this article. -Neil Parmar Published in Money Magazine and Money.CNN.com  ...

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Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Published by Entrepreneur.com

Gadget fans can't wait to get their hands on Myo, an armband that controls PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, videogames, toy drones, music and various software programs through simple hand gestures. To outsiders, its creator Thalmic Labs seems like the textbook definition of a successful startup: Y Combinator alum, 30,000 pre-orders secured and $14.5 million raised from investors – all before its Myo officially launches this September. But during an exclusive tour of Thalmic Labs' research...

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Secret space is where BlackBerry smartphones are born

Secret space is where BlackBerry smartphones are born

Published by The National

Waterloo, Ontario // Getting access to BlackBerry's New Product Realisation Centre to witness the birth of a smartphone is a lot like visiting a hospital delivery room - with a few high-tech twists. The process requires passing two security guards, ditching all digital devices at the door and donning an antistatic smock as well as foot straps to avoid tracking in electricity and mistakenly frying circuit boards or other sensitive gadgetry once inside. Sounds like a pain? Even Queen Elizabeth...

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HP reaches for innovation roots

HP reaches for innovation roots

Published by The National

SHANGHAI// To say that Hewlett-Packard has suffered from an identity crisis would be an understatement. In less than one year, HP has unveiled a consumer tablet, then discontinued it just weeks after its debut; it has considered spinning off its personal computing business, then decided to keep it; and it has cut a reported 500 jobs in one struggling business division and is now consolidating two additional divisions. Does that mean more layoffs are imminent? "Everything is on the table,"...

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