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Apple Mobile

How the iPad has overtaken the DVD player

Now that’s news! Today I learned that Apple’s iPad is poised to have the quickest adoption rate of any electronic device ever. What does this mean? Recent research shows that the iPad sold 3 million units in the first 80 days after its release in April, with a current sales rate estimated at 4.5 million […]

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Social Media

Can Diaspora overtake Facebook?

A lot of us are by now more than familiar with social networks like MySpace, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. These networks impact a great deal on how we communicate with our friends or peers online. However, critics are getting increasingly wary of how platforms like Facebook could use (or abuse) all the intelligence they build […]

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Google Search

Speeding up search: Google Instant

Towards the end of last week I learned about the launch of Google Instant, which aims to speed up the search process by providing suggested search terms as soon as the user starts typing in a search query. For instance, I started typing in “br” and the search bar started showing 4 results varying from […]

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Social Media

Social media monitoring – brands want to know what’s going on

I’m learning about social media monitoring and it’s amazing to see how many different monitoring tools have sprung up over the last couple of years. Most tools out there seem to focus on “listening” or “filtering the noise.” What does this mean? People use social channels like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to talk and share […]

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Social Media

It’s all about sharing: research collaboration tools

Wikipedia defines “collaboration” as a “recursive process where two or more people or work together in an intersection of common goals”. This morning I learned about “online research collaboration tools.” These tools are all about making life easier for academics by enabling them to share research papers and to collaborate on research projects. I always […]