2015 Will See The Rise Of Dark Social

SnapChat, another ephemeral application, is the fastest-growing social app heading into 2015. With a user base 100 million active users, 60% of whom engage with the app 22 times per day, Snapchat represents another dark social platform that should be considered in 2015. This is especially true with the upcoming strategic partnership model that will incorporate multiple media outlets into the platform. This will convert the experience to include more content from external networks and publishing partners.

Source: www.mediapost.com

very interesting…

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Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

“A company called Elemental Path is developing a new line of smart toys for children which will be powered by the super computing system  IBM Watson, enabling the toys to engage in real and personalized conversations with kids, and evolve with the child as he or she grows. CogniToys, as the toy line is being called, is today introducing its first entry into this space, with a smart dinosaur toy that supports full speech recognition and can chat with kids, tell them jokes and answer a wide variety of “who,” “when,” “where” and “why” questions…”

Source: techcrunch.com

Diamond Age anyone?

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Stumbled on Voisins: a New Montreal Webdoc


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Just stumbled on this webdoc – Montreal based with an intriguing description

“The Saint-Laurent borough uses Picbois Productions to document the process of Integrated Urban Revitalization (IUR) underway in the Chameran neighborhood. The web documentary “Neighbors” allows to follow the evolution of this sector through neighborhood life and especially through the eyes of the citizens of Chameran the heart of this major project on a human scale.”