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Intel reportedly in talks to sell Web TV service to Liberty Global

Verizon Communications might have some competition for control of Intel's delayed Web TV service.<p>European cable operator Liberty Global is in private talks to acquire Intel Media, according to unidentified sources in a Bloomberg report. The discussions would create a rival for Verizon, which last …

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Qantas uniforms past and present – in pictures

Qantas has unveiled its latest uniforms for cabin crew, amid complaints the new clothes are too tight. The airline has commissioned uniforms 10 times since 1938, by names including Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Newson. Take a look – doors to manual ...

Free analytics: Twitter now lets anyone track their tweet performance

Twitter today opened the doors to its robust tool that lets anyone from big brands to basement bloggers monitor tweet performance — all for free.<p>The …

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

The Gamification of Financial Education

Off-line games that predate the internet era use the same basic principles. Games that teach and motivate are the staple of every parent (think of …

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GCo’s Gamification Database Resources<p>We’ve noticed that there are very few resources for individuals wanting to learn more about companies in the …

The Gamification of College Lectures at the University of Michigan

A Lesson About the Gamification of College Lectures<p>Big class lectures can often be a painfully boring but inevitable part for any college student. It …

Beyond Badges: The New Rules of Gamification | Inc.com

<b>Foursquare does it.</b> Mint.com does. Even NBC and Warner Brothers do it.<p>Like it or not, gamification is here to stay. So embrace the idea that you can encourage customers to stay loyal to your brand by using some of the ideas involved in game mechanics on your site, in your service, and even in your …

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60 Second Gamification Tips with Gabe Zichermann - Gamification Co

<b>Gabe’s Expert Gamification Tips in 60 Seconds</b><p>We’ve seen a lot of positive feedback for some of Gabe Zichermann‘s 60 Second Solution videos with …

Jonah Berger On Foursquare, Frequent Flyers, And Games That Stick

In an exclusive excerpt from the Wharton professor’s new book “Contagious,” Jonah Berger explains how gamification is a key to helping people themselves in an experience with brands or ideas.<p><i>In</i> Fast Company<i>’s April issue, we’ll profile Jonah Berger, the 32-year-old Wharton professor who has become</i> …

Saving our Education System with Gamification - Gamification Co

Can gamification fix our education system?<p>A recent Forbes Article offers an interesting take on the value of gamification technology as one fix in …

Employee Health Promotion: Gamification the Number 1 Strategy among North American Companies

Gamification is by no means a new concept, but the uses to which it is put vary. A report* published by WorldatWork, a non-profit human resources …

Discussion Point: Gamification & Unhealthy Competition

Gamification is certainly a hot topic nowadays. We've seen the power it has to engage customers, and now many companies are turning to gamification …

Gamification: Real Results, Not Hype – Infographic

Recommended for You<p>Author: Emma Tzeng<p><i>Emma Tzeng (@emmatzeng) runs content strategy and production at Gigya. When she isn’t blogging, she can be found</i> …

Forrester Report: It's Not Gamification, It's How You Use It

Can gamification improve customer engagement? Yes, says a new report from Forrester Research -- but some companies misunderstand the concept and …

Data dogs: how a new startup, Whistle, is building a Fitbit for your pooch

By charting activity, owners can spot illness early on<p>For Dr. Jeff Werber, a veterinarian at the Century Group in Los Angeles, there has always been a gap between what he can see in his office and what's really going on with a dog. "The thing is, animals act very differently behind closed doors, …

Call-filtering App WhosCall Now Available To Help iPhone Users Avoid Spam Calls

With over 600 million phone numbers in its database, WhosCall allows users around the world ID incoming calls and texts, even if those numbers aren’t already stored in their contacts list. Originally built for Android, the app is now available for the iPhone.<p>According to its developer, Taipei-based …

'Song for Pic' Adds Music to Instagram Photos

Ready to add a little music to Instagram photos? A new platform called Song for Pic randomly matches songs to your pictures and lets you and your …

Remote Control Your Home via Smartphone With Benki

When we have a question, our smartphones are there for us. They are the revolutionary personal assistants that tend to all our planning and searching …

Letterpress – Word Game on the App Store

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Mobile Games Not As Popular With Millennials, Compared With Other Smartphone Users

At the SourceDigital13 conference this morning, Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf offered a look into how mobile users on iOS are spending their time in apps, as well as the differences between men and women’s app usage, and trends particular to advertisers’ favorite demographic (those aged 25 to 34), the …

Me Books Brings Children’s Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator

Many of the children’s e-book applications for iPad today use a combination of animations, video or even games to make books more “interactive” for their young readers. Me Books, a London-based digital e-book app and retailer launching today in the U.S., has a slightly different take. Instead of …

Simple banking app updated with Goals

Trying to save up for a vacation? Or working tirelessly to pay off that pesky loan? Simple’s new app update will help.<p>Simple is an online bank replacement that has been in the App Store since January 2012. With no monthly fees, mobile check deposits and free ATM locations (through their banking …

This App Helps You Lose Weight by Betting Money

DietBet, a New York-based startup launched in June 2012, offers a platform where users can create and join bets to lose 4% of their body weight in a …

10 Presentation Techniques You Can (And Should) Copy From Apple's WWDC Keynote

I look forward to Apple keynote presentations and product launches because, as a communication specialist, it’s hard for me to find a better role model for creating, designing, and delivering a presentation. The keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 offers yet another …

College Is the Time to Prepare for Career Success

This weekend I went shooting. A gun. Surprisingly, I wasn’t that bad. I didn’t shoot myself by accident… so pretty much, I did much better than I …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …