Google+ Transforms the Single Sign On to the next Internet Portal

Google switches on Google+ sign-ins, in-app posting | Internet & Media – CNET News.

Single Sign On, is the new paradigm of the Internet Portal. Prior to this, the single sign on, like Facebook, or the others was used only as a convenience to users to login to other sites without the hastle of registering for another site.  Google Plus takes it to a level where this single sign on can be used to customize content, a custom portal based on historical usage, floating the most frequent, and/or the last used sites.  In addition, the Google Plus SSO can allow users to recommend, G+ sites, or specific content within a site and pass those recommendations onto other users, and even Google Plus Hangouts may be created based on users on the same sites concurrently, if SSO can detect the active session.  Google Plus Hangouts can be created dynamically , and ask the user if they want to join other users already looking at site N, with the site content in one corner of the Hangout.

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Futuristic MYO Armband Lets You Control Your Computer With Gestures

Futuristic MYO Armband Lets You Control Your Computer With Gestures.

Personal Opinion: Based on the article, there is great potential in this technology, and probably worth the investment to explore and commoditize the paradigm.  Based on the photo, the technology looks like it is based on muscle movements, such as a Seismometer instrument measure motions of the ground, the devise looks like it is sensitive to specific motions of the muscles in the arm.  Although this is a great step toward progress, the measurement of neural impulses is the ultimate progression, and accuracy of detecting synapses firing from the brain to indicate movement in muscles.

Pebble Smart Watch Tells When Phone Calls, Emails Arrive – Walt Mossberg – Personal Technology – AllThingsD

Pebble Smart Watch Tells When Phone Calls, Emails Arrive – Walt Mossberg – Personal Technology – AllThingsD.

Personal Update: Agree with the article for the most part.  It’s a stepping stone on what can be, excuise the play on words, “Pebble” Smart Watch, but in this economy, it’s iffy if it will thrive.

Kids, Shut Off the Lights! Remember to Use your NFC Bracelets

I am constantly walking around the house shutting off lights.  Kids always forget to shut off lights.  I remember I was like that as a kid.  I remember hearing my parents say, we don’t own stock in the Electric company!  It happens every day, and I feel like saying I will take this out of your allowance. Kids never see the bottom line.  I know it sounds odd, but if they are able turn off and on lights in each room by touching an NFC bracelet to a small box on the side of the door, that sends a wireless signal to another box in a room, which is a power strip, and turns off and on the power based on the NFC bracelet trigger.  Then there is also a wireless signal that goes to a central small box in the house that is a PC, like a Raspberry Pi computer, stores who turned the lights on, and off, and charges the person in the house for the usage.  If someone else shuts off the lights for another person the electric charge will tick off for usage for the first person, and give the second person a percentage off their next electric usage.  You can get a really professional, and efficient system in place.  Is it worth it?  Corporations typically have motion sensors when you walk in a room, or are idle, the lights go on and off for efficiency.  So is all this tech worth it?

Playing with the Queen of Hearts at Lush

As a just like this gift, I went into the Lush, Fresh Handmade Gifts, and bought hand lotion for her.  I originally found Lush when I frequented London from 04 to 08 and Lush in Liverpool Station while walking around during lunch.  The sales associate of the store was very nice, and she showed us quite a few specials, including a few really cool gifts such as the Ex-Factor, a little blue gingerbread type man, with a single red heart painted on him.

“Who knew vengeance could smell so sweet? Drop our little vanilla and ylang ylang man into your tub and delight in watching his limbs dissolve”

An adorable, and heart felt gesture for the girl who got her heart trampled on, can now do it in return, and for 5 USD.  Enjoy ladies

The Ex-Factor
The Ex-Factor

 

2013 CES Highlights: A New Take On Remote Controls

I am going through my photos to delete, and deleting CES pictures. I just noticed this neat Android app from the show for a pad device. The application had 5 custom cool, and highly functional remote controls for electronics. I spent time with the development lead, and provided a few pointers, like making buttons, large image buttons available on the remote. The TV user should be able to program these buttons with the user’s favorite DVRed movies, with a thirty second clip of the movie playing, eg. their favorite scene, selected during a playback session. It would be great if I can remember the application name, but it is still not yet released, all of u ambitions programmers.

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Digital Media Platforms: BI Competitive Edge for Businesses & Consumers

This post applies to any digital media platform that distributes news articles, books, music, movies, and more.

As I was looking online at a New York Times article, when I scrolled to the bottom of the screen, a popup appeared and told me I had 9 of 10 free articles left for the month, and I thought that was brilliant.  As digital media becomes more competitive, and the content on the platform varies, regardless if it’s the pay as you go model; trial, with unlimited after trial;  or free until max per month or week as the lure; all companies need to allow their clients or potential clients to see how they are using the digital media platform’s products.

As an example, I would like to see what percentage of Technology articles I am viewing per day, week, or month verses Business articles for a certain periodical, and then I can make an informed decision regarding which periodicals I choose to subscribe to for business and also for Technology.  Maybe digital media companies will evolve to have mixed business models, such as, pay per consumption option for all articles after free until max, then for select sections, such as Business or Technology, they may offer unlimited option for the Business, and eventually even a particular editor of Op-Ed pieces.  It could be a price that is significantly less then getting the whole periodical, but at least you are able to attract consumers that have been less willing to go for the full paper, and don’t want the hassle of a pay per go, or monthly chargeback per use model.

If I want to choose a magazine for photography, and I am into archeology from a specific region, as a perspective buyer, I might want to know from the publisher’s entire content, and not just what I have read, a drill down pie chart of subject matters for all photos, and then after I selected Archeology, what percentage of those articles are from a particular region, a subject, and then a photographer.  This is also a powerful business intelligence tool for existing consumers, and may give you a competitive edge.  Also, alliances, that are able to partner for other content, index, and transform that content, say using NewsMLG2, and then perform sharing margin and chargeback.  The lure to their portal would be the driver for the competition as well as the vast of content, and partnerships.

A Note for Advertisers

There are other forms of Business Intelligence for your digital medial consumption that can be offered, such as indexed content, text, images, and video.  You can not only capture image descriptions, and objects within a video to be indexed, which can be used for advertisers to see what the demographics of consumers are watching videos with the most  sneakers, or smartphones, and descriptions that may include dancing clowns.  This may assist the small to mid side startup digital advertiser to understand the consumers in their target markets, and abstract the data.