Archive | September, 2011

Twitter Charity Swear Jar

30. September 2011

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Here’s a fun idea for a Friday and it helps raise money for charity so leaves you feeling good! We all know how a swear jar works, well here’s the online equivalent. Charity Swearbox is a donation-based site that provides Twitter users with a way to rectify their bad language online. You can login with [...]

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest: The Echo Temple

30. September 2011

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An Echo Temple? Yep, Kyocera teamed up with Virgin to create this amazing installation at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, allowing users to play virtual instruments and create music by moving their body in front of motion-tracking cameras. But it wasn’t just about body movement, you could use fans that had special (rather weird) symbols printed [...]

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Disney AppMATes: Cars 2 Toys For The iPad

29. September 2011

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Well here comes the next toy revolution from Disney, it’s called AppMATes; physical toys that interact with iPad apps and games. First up, is Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar, with the toy packs and app available from October 1st, at $20 for the first 2x toys while the app is free! The idea is that toys [...]

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IBM: The THINK Digital Exhibition NYC

28. September 2011

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Ok, so this is pretty dam cool! It’s IBM’s new THINK Exhibit, an exploration into making the world work better, digitally, of course! The THINK Exhibit on on from September 23 to October 23 at Lincoln Center in New York, and takes us through three immersive experiences, with the first being a huge, live data [...]

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The Nokia Foursquare Gifting Machine

27. September 2011

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Here is a nice interactive installation from Nokia, playing on their ever increasing “Random Acts of Kindness” vision that allows anyone to simply check-in to one of the the vending machines via Foursquare to release some sort of surprise. It’s a pretty simple setup, with the vending machine checking the Foursquare check-in count every second [...]

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Vodafone: Buffer Busters AR Gaming App

27. September 2011

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Vodafone Germany has released a new Augmented Reality mobile gaming app called “Buffer Busters” challenging users to go hunting virtual “Buffer Monsters” that are slowing down networks. The location based app guides you infested areas all over the country, where you use the augmented reality shooter to capture the monsters, storing them for when you [...]

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Infographic: State Of The Internet (Live Stats)

25. September 2011

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The State of The Internet is the latest infographic from OnlineSchools.org but this time, it comes with a difference. It’s live, interactive and is constantly calculating various internet and social statistics based on the amount of time you are on the page. For example, it’s calculating how many new wesbites have launched, what the mood [...]

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Introducing The New Facebook Timeline

24. September 2011

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So here it is. The new Facebook Timeline, which will ultimately replace your current profile. Dual columns, maps, check-ins, photos, video, apps, galleries, likes, activity feed and even quick-scroll timeline control. A whole new way to experience your social history, and to present the future. Initial thoughts… Wow. This is going to shake things up. [...]

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Lynx: Sexy Rugby Rules For World Cup

22. September 2011

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Most of you would have heard about the “World Cup” on in New Zealand right now, but I suspect a large percentage of you, particularly people from the US, might not know all the rules of Rugby… So, in a style made famous recently, here is the “Sexy Rugby Rules” presented by Lynx. I thought [...]

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Powerade: Power is Football Twitter Campaign

22. September 2011

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I think it’s pretty clear that twitter has become the default second screen during most big sporting events. So, in leveraging that, the guys at Wunderman Buenos Aires created a live infographic for every game during the Copa America Argentina 2011, which is the most important football championship in South America, and those guys are [...]

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Infographic: First Google+ Statistics & Facts

20. September 2011

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So, if you are like me, and begged for a Google+ account invite from anyone who might have had a spare one 5 minutes after it launched, you’re probably also like me, who hasn’t logged into Google+ for over a month, and has not a single use for that service… well, not yet anyway! So, [...]

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Pink Ponies: The World’s Best Case Study Video

20. September 2011

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Another case study? Well, kinda… But this one is different, it’s a great, wait… perfect satirical take on how the creative world sells itself, and how it can literally sell anything, to anyone! I remember watching this and laughing out loud back in January when the video had about 500 views… 250,000 views later and [...]

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Introducing Google Wallet. It’s Now Live.

20. September 2011

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Well here it is. The long awaited Google Wallet went live today, and will be pushed to owners of the Sprint Nexus S 4G phones in an over-the-air software update, meaning it will only be available to a very select few people in the US this week. It’s expected to grab momentum quickly, but at [...]

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Durex: The Lover’s Fortune Teller Installation

20. September 2011

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Here is a great installation piece from Durex in Taiwan, a place where the young are fixated on two things, gaming and… well I think you get it. So, our friends at Ogilvy. created Xerud: The Lover’s Fortune Teller, a real, completely genuine fortune teller experience for your love life. Xerud, which of course is [...]

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Infographic: App Store War Statistics

19. September 2011

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It’s been a little while since I’ve seen some stats on iOS vs Android, and at first glance, it seems that android’s amazing activation rate has seen it steal some serious market share from iOS over the last 3-6 months to now dominate the market with 36% of all smartphones in comparison to Apple’s 26% and Blackberry’s [...]

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McDonald’s: Time To Spy YouTube Campaign

18. September 2011

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McDonald’s Australia has launched a new YouTube campaign called “Time To Spy” which is an extension of their latest TVC, and leverages annotations to create an interactive “I Spy” kind of game through multiple videos, and a bunch of levels, as you try to spy their famous characters. Level 1 starts with “Time To Spy [...]

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iBook: Bobo Explores Interactive Light App

18. September 2011

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I’m a big fan of interactive iBooks, and the top ranking book in the app store this week is an interactive iBook called Bobo Explores Light, made by Juraj Hlavac from Game Collage, who also created the super famous The Three Little Pigs Popup iBook. This iBook is educationally focused and is aimed at kids [...]

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PayPal: The Future of Shopping & Money

16. September 2011

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PayPal has just released a hype video depicting what the future of shopping might look like with the introduction of PayPal’s next generation payment platforms, as they aim to re-imagine money. It includes everything from person to person “bump” payments and transfers, location based offers that instantly transfer real dollars to your PayPal account for [...]

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Foursquaropoly: Monopolize Your Real Life

14. September 2011

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Remember when Monopoly City Streets launched? It went crazy over night, sunk server farms and created a new wave of addicted adult gamers the world over. So what would happen if you made that same Monopoly game… say, real? Well, a few students have pulled this great little concept together for a project, with a [...]

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Prigat: Real Time Social Smile Stations Billboard

13. September 2011

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The guys over in Israel continue to do great work, this time it’s an innovative and slightly different/weird kind of digital billboard. Called “Smile Stations”, Facebook fans of Prigat, a leading juice company, had the opportunity to send real time messages to interactive digital billboards at various train stations in the hope of getting passers [...]

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