Monthly Archives: March 2012

Impress.js is good for your presentations

What is it? Impress.js is a web-based presentation framework which utilises CSS3 transitions and transforms to produce some impressive effects. Just visit this page and press spacebar to see the presentation. But wait, it just works on Chrome or Firefox 10.

With a variety of different CSS animations you can set up presentations which scroll, rotate and scale on a 3D plane.

Obviously, you still need to have something to say =)

Further information can be found here and here. If you feel ready, you can fork the library on GitHub.


Svpply: good marketing opportunity?

Svpply is a retail bookmarking and recommendation service.

“Svpply helps you find the products you love, from the people and stores you find interesting.”

It looks a little like a marketing-oriented Pinterest. Somebody already made investments in it. Let’s see whether brands will notice the opportunity.


Great app for tourism in Japan

One year after Fukushima, tourism is Japan is still struggling. How can we change the way potential tourists see Japan?

Through this app, for instance. Post from Japan makes already existing tourists ambassadors of Japan through Social Media in a new way.

The idea: surfing the internet abroad is expensive, so most of the tourists’ pictures are not uploaded online. The app gives you free internet connection to upload your pictures on Facebook. The more likes you get, the more minutes of free connection.

By the way, it’s just a student case. But still, great idea!


The importance of being sorry

Dave Morin, CEO of Path, is sorry.

Path used to copy and store your agenda from your mobile to its servers. They also didn’t notify the users about it.

So Dave decided to apologize:

We believe you should have control when it comes to sharing your personal information. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. So, as a clear signal of our commitment to your privacy, we’ve deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information from our servers.

Taking responsibility is the first step to gain your customers’ trust. That’s so nice of you, Dave.


New privacy policy on Google

On March, 2012, Google is changing its privacy policy.

All the information about you on all your Google profiles will be aggregated in order to create a unique experience through each Google platform. This will “improve” each one’s experience with Google Ads, as well.

Is there any way to avoid it? Apparently, just one:

Users won’t be able to opt out. If they don’t like the change, Google has said, they can avoid signing into their accounts or stop using Google products altogether.

You can check your Ads Preferences on this page and your Web History here. It’s a lot of stuff Google knows about you and it’s used to tailor the advertising messages for you.

How can we try and protect our privacy then? Here’s some advice from Forbes.


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