What Twitter’s Trendrr Buy Means for Social TV

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The big news in social media this week was Twitter’s purchase of Trendrr. This is great for Twitter, which acquires great technology just in time for TV’s new season. It is also, I would assume, great for Trendrr. (Congrats, guys!) But for the TV networks, producers, brands and agencies that are all still trying to figure out this thing that is “social TV,” it risks becoming a step backward.

Twitter, just for the record, is awesome. It is a wonderful platform for marketing, listening and sharing, especially with text. The immediacy of the 140 characters, the ability to see and search trends through hashtags, and the personal involvement of many celebrities with their own accounts makes Twitter perfect for real-time reactions around TV.

But as great as Twitter is, it is only one of the platforms that comprise social TV.

Continue reading at AdAge.com

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What Twitter’s Trendrr Buy Means for Social TV

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The big news in social media this week was Twitter’s purchase of Trendrr. This is great for Twitter, which acquires great technology just in time for TV’s new season. It is also, I would assume, great for Trendrr. (Congrats, guys!) But for the TV networks, producers, brands and agencies that are all still trying to figure out this thing that is “social TV,” it risks becoming a step backward.

Twitter, just for the record, is awesome. It is a wonderful platform for marketing, listening and sharing, especially with text. The immediacy of the 140 characters, the ability to see and search trends through hashtags, and the personal involvement of many celebrities with their own accounts makes Twitter perfect for real-time reactions around TV.

But as great as Twitter is, it is only one of the platforms that comprise social TV.

Continue reading at AdAge.com

August 31st 2013 Uncategorized

"Get this over with" vs. …

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“Get something started.”

When you walk into a fast food restaurant, the stated, measured, delivered-on goals are to get the transaction over with as cheaply and quickly as possible. The cashier, the fry cook, everyone is rewarded on running the line just a little faster and just a little more efficiently.

On the other hand, when you are the first time client at a contractor, a bank or even a resort, everyone on the staff ought to be focused on getting something started, not over with. A relationship that might last for many stays. An engagement that might lead to conversations that spread. Trust that might surface new opportunities for both sides. It’s not about spending more time, it’s about caring enough about the interaction and the other person that you’re focused on this person, not the throughput level.

You can’t do both at the same time.

       
August 31st 2013 Uncategorized

What’s on BBC Red Button 31 August – 7 September

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Get your dancing shoes on for a busy week on Red Button! There’s something for everyone as we take you behind the scenes at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 as Lisa Riley interviews this year’s participating celebrities. We’ll have the latest news on an exciting football transfer deadline day and relive a summer of live music with BBC Asian Network.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Red Carpet Show


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Lisa Riley presents the Strictly Red Carpet Show

The full line-up for this year’s Strictly is revealed on The One Show on Monday 2 September. Join Strictly 2012 contestant Lisa Riley for a spectacular red carpet extravaganza as all the celebrity contestants are interviewed for the first time. Fans of the Saturday night show will have backstage access to the studio which will also include introductions to the new professional dancers – Aljaz Skorjanec, Anya Garnis, Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara and Kevin Clifton.

The 20-minute programme will bring all the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood-style red carpet before the new dancing couples begin their journey into a life of sequins and sambas this autumn. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and gossip via the Strictly Come Dancing blog.

Available on all platforms

Wed 25 August, 6pm-Midnight

 

Summer of Music 2013


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Jaz Dhami performing at Manchester Mela 2013

Relive a summer of live music and festival vibes as BBC Asian Network brings the best performances from London and the Manchester Mela. There’s music from Harshdeep Kaur, AS Kang, Jaz Dhami and many more as we celebrate a Summer of Music on the BBC Red Button. Don’t miss it!

Available on all platforms 

Mon 2 September, 11.15pm-Midnight
Tue 3 September, Midnight-1.45pm, 3.15pm-Midnight
Wed 4 September, Midnight-6pm
Thu 5 September, All day
Fri 6 September, Midnight-Noon, 1pm-7pm, 11.30pm-Midnight
Sat 7 September, Midnight-7.55am, 9.55am-12.10pm, 6pm-7.25pm

 

Football Focus: Deadline Day


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BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker will help bring you the latest transfer news

Dan Walker and the Football Focus team round-up will bring you all the major transfer deadline day moves with news and reaction from around the country.

After months of speculation over the future of some of the Premier League’s biggest stars, top-flight clubs have until 11pm on Monday to strengthen their squads, and invariably many transfers will only be resolved at the last minute.

Last summer, English clubs spent over £490m in the transfer window, with deadline-day moves including Dimitar Berbatov’s switch from Manchester United to Fulham and Tottenham’s acquisition of Hugo Lloris from Lyon.

Available on all platforms

Mon 2 September, 1pm-11.15pm

 

Antiques Roadshow Play-along

Tune in to BBC One at 8pm on Sunday and test your antiques expertise by pressing red or using the show’s own play-along app.

Cast your eyes over the items as they appear on screen, and see if you can guess how much the show’s experts think they’re worth. There’s also a new challenge for this year – can you pick out the fake item from the Rogues’ Gallery?

Available on Sky/Freeview

Sun 1 September, 7.55pm – 9pm

 

This Week’s Sport Highlights

There’s a packed sport schedule on Red Button this weekend with British GP MotoGP racing, Final Score for all the latest football scores, the rowing World Championships and Diamond League athletics. For a full list and times of sport coverage on Red Button see the BBC Sport website. Please note times are subject to change. 

 

Edinburgh Festival

Sue Perkins presents the final programme from the Edinburgh Festival featuring an interview with Booker prize winner DBC Pierre, Alastair Sooke on an exhibition by Austrian artist Franz West, two live Chinese heavy metal bands in an epic version of Coriolanus, and some of the best comedy and theatre from the Fringe.

Available on all platforms

Sat 31 August, Midnight-7am, 10.45am-12.20pm
Sun 1 September, 4.05pm-7.55pm
Mon 2 September, 6am-1pm

Keep up with all the latest news by following us on Twitter @BBCRedButton

August 31st 2013 Uncategorized

Comic for August 31, 2013

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Dilbert readers – Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.

August 31st 2013 Uncategorized

Facebook’s Trending Topics Test Moves From Mobile To Desktop

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Facebook has expanded a “trending topics” test from its mobile site to the desktop. As the Wall Street Journal is reporting, and Facebook is confirming, a small number of Facebook users are now seeing the new content block next to the News Feed when they’re using Facebook’s…

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

August 31st 2013 Facebook

Logo Mania: Pick Your Favorite Yahoo, YouTube Logos

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Yahoo has been showing a variety of new logos, one for every day until its September 4 new logo unveiling. The new logo and identity are meant to reflect a “new spirit of innovation” at the company and an updated image. Polling platform/app Polar has been testing all of the logos…

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

August 31st 2013 yahoo

Google Tests a New Tablet Search Interface

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Remember the card-style redesign for Google mobile search? Google tests a similar interface for tablets:

There’s more white space, top search results stand out even more, while Knowledge Graph cards and results from specialized Google search engines look like distinct sections of the page.

{ via Techno-Net }

August 31st 2013 Mobile

The $199 Phone

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It’s hard to believe that a high-end smartphone can cost only $199 without contracts and carrier subsidies. Nexus 4 was released last year and its specs don’t look that great when you compare it with phones like HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4, but Nexus 4 runs the latest Android version, it has a smooth interface and many developers use it to test their apps.

From $299 to $199, Nexus 4 managed to become the first high-end smartphone that costs less than $200 off contract. Google’s previous Nexus phones used to cost about $529, but Nexus 4 changed all that. Google subsidized the phone in an effort to make the phone more affordable.

It’s amazing to see how much has changed since 2010, when Google released the first Nexus device: Nexus One. Hardware has improved a lot, Android has a great interface, Android apps are better, Google built a content store, Android is the leading mobile OS and you can buy powerful phones and tablets for about $200 (full price).

August 31st 2013 Android

Gillmor Gang Live 08.30.13 (TCTV)

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Gillmor Gang test pattern

 

Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor.  Live recording session for today has concluded

August 31st 2013 video