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Author Archive for: ‘Heather Campobello’

Splash.FM Thrives On In-Group Influence

Yesterday at 12pm EDT, just three months after its Private Beta launch, Splash.FM—a social music discovery platform that measures your musical influence—officially launched in Public Beta, making the once exclusive platform available to the masses. Splash.FM is a site that allows you to create a profile, follow your friends and other influencers, browse for songs, and “Splash” the ones you …

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Facebook & TV Tie for Most Popular Place to Get News

The following infographic from Schools.com details how social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source. These days half of the public gets its breaking news from social media rather than official news sources. Slightly less than half (46%) get their news online about three times a week. This year online news brought in more revenue than print newspapers. …

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Infographic Indicates Workers Waste Time Because They Think Their Jobs Suck

The following infographic was created to celebrate the launch of Tempo 7 and details how time is wasted in the workplace and who the guilty culprits are. Many employees claim that they are efficient employees that keep their nose to the grindstone but research indicates that the majority (64%) of workers are unproductive for at least one hour per day …

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Drinking at Work: Some Companies Use Liquor as an Incentive

Are there benefits to sipping on a martini while at work? Some employees think that drinking at work on a daily basis makes them happier and more creative. In New York, J. Walter Thompson has in its offices a 50-foot-long bar with pedestal stools. Their spokesman says the bar is accessed frequently by employees both on and off the clock …

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Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020

We reported earlier that cash and coins were being used and accepted less in Sweden. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past in the country has sparked controversy and impacted its people tremendously. Some people feel safer because crime has visibly decreased in the region while the rural elderly find it increasingly more difficult to make …

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Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud

Lee Kun-hee is the chairman of Samsung Electronics. He resigned as chairman of Samsung on April 21, 2008 owing to Samsung Slush funds scandal, but returned on March 24, 2010. He received a three year suspended jail term after he was found guilty of making illegal bond deals. His dirty dealings brought huge losses to Samsung Data Systems. The court …

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Google Photography Prize Contest Announces 10 Finalists

The Google Photography Prize 2012 competition was announced back in November. The contest gave 20,000 student photographers from 146 countries the opportunity to share their best photographs with a global audience. Seven judges were selected to determine a winner. Among them were Elina Brotherus, a landscape photographer from Finland, Joel Sternfeld who is best known for his color photos of …

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Accenture Study: Social Media Appearing on TV Cut Through to U.S. Consumers

Social media is showing signs of connecting with TV viewers. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. consumers surveyed recall seeing social media symbols such as Facebook “Likes” while watching television, according to an Accenture ACN +2.60% study. What is even more noteworthy is that one in three viewers will interact with social media after seeing a social media symbol on …

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IKEA Launches UPPLEVA, the Clutter Free and Stylish TV

IKEA just introduced UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and a sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room by eliminating the web of wires that diminish the ambiance of many living rooms. You can purchase UPPLEVA in Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Gdansk and Berlin in June 2012. During autumn 2012 UPPLEVA is …

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Infographic Divides Users of the Internet Like High School Cliques

The following infographic from Flowtown categorizes users of the internet into seven different personas. The graphic warns its viewers to avoid engaging politicos and lurkers but the two have different agendas. The politico is obsessed with reposting headlines and copy and pasting political speeches while the lurker enjoys monitoring the Facebook posts and Skype chats of others. Lurkers eventually get …

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Women Who Are Least Likely to Land a Long-Term Mate Opt for Lucrative Careers

A new social psychology study from The University of Texas at San Antonio sought to answer why some women decide to focus on their careers instead of having children. The researchers proposed that sex ratio affects women’s family planning and career choices. The study found that a scarcity of desirable men led women to seek high-paying careers and to delay …

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Infographic Can Help You Figure Out Where and When You Lost Your Phone

Backgroundcheck.com created this infographic and used research by Lookout Mobile Security. The following infographic points out where and when people are most likely to have lost their phones. Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact and if you have it, I highly advise that you review the following infographic so that you do not have a …

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