Where do we go tonight?
Nothing new here: it’s a little like Tripadvisor, or the Italian 2spaghi, but integrated in Google. Here we have Google+ Local, a way to “discover new businesses, rediscover places we love, and share them with their friends across the web“.
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So we have another way to find the finest and closest places. The businesses in G+Local can now be found across Google search, Maps, mobile and GooglePlus. Google also integrated this service with Zagat reviews, which are pretty much about the US.
Basic information about these businesses can still be managed in Google Places for Business. Moreover, reviews by friends will be available.
This market looks a bit crowded, why is G+ Local expected to be a success? Maybe GooglePlus will make it sink into oblivion as well.
Researchers from Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have created Touché, a system that can turn any object into a multi-touch, gesture-recognizing interface. Touché could turn any object – such as doorknobs, tables, liquids, or even your own body – into touch interfaces.
This technology relies on “swept frequency capacitive sensing” capable of processing big amounts of data to detect single and multiple finger movements.
The applications can be countless. Advancing the mobile experience to include body-touch commands and updating touch technology on tablets are the first on the list, but Touché could effectively be used for almost anything.
Likify is about giving a Like button to real objects.
Here’s how it works:
- Create a Likify Code in the matter of minutes and put it on your packaging, storefront, or product.
- You decide how your landing page looks.
- Choose which social media actions you want to make available.
- Select what to do after a successful social media action.
- Track the activities of your Likify Code.
A few case histories: Nike, Social Local, Sephora.
Easy, isn’t it? Why didn’t you think about it in advance?