Social Pulse, Week of 8-19

The Cut and Paste Chain Letter Hoax is Back: This week a number of celebrities and social media users once again cut and pasted a legal-esque disclaimer to their feeds to supposedly protect their information from imminent changes to social network policies. Wired Magazine dug into Why People Keep Falling for Viral Hoaxes: “These sorts […]

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Social Pulse, Week of 6-3

Animals appear in real life with new Google Lens feature in Safari: Try this right now! If you have a newer iPhone, open Safari, Google “horse” and click on “Meet a life-sized horse up close” then “AR.” Read my full blog post about this technology and the implications for marketers here. AirDrop Culture: Has anyone […]

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Eric Schmidt on Smarter Music…

In the next generation of software, machine learning won’t just be an add-on that improves performance a few percentage points; it will really replace traditional approaches. To give just one example: a decade ago, to launch a digital music service, you probably would have enlisted a handful of elite tastemakers to pick the hottest new […]

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Alfred Spector on How Google Does Fundamental Research Without a Separate Research Lab

If you dig Brian Eno’s concept of Scenius, you’ll surely appreciate Google’s approach to innovation in 2014 by tapping into many minds from a like-minded community and fostering creativity by matching “thinkers” with the “doers.” Last summer it was widely reported Google was shifting away from the 20 percent time approach, but it appears they […]

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