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Google announced Project Tango : a 5-inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect-like 3D sensors

google project tango phone Google announced Project Tango : a 5 inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect like 3D sensors

Google’s just announced Project Tango, a 5-inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect-like 3D sensors and other components to track motion and map your surroundings. Unlike other 3D-sensing devices including Kinect, Project Tango includes the Myriad 1 vision processor from Movidius, which allows for advanced motion and depth tracking without sucking a ton of power. Available to a limited group of developers today, the handset could enable enhanced indoor navigation and immersive gaming, among other things.

projecttango Google announced Project Tango : a 5 inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect like 3D sensors

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is the brains behind Tango, and ATAP head Johnny Lee (formerly of the Microsoft Kinect team) said that the prototype “strives to give mobile devices a human-like understanding of space and motion

Zuckerberg Grows. Again! : Facebook Acquires WhatsApp in $19 billion (In cash & stock)

facebook whatsapp deal Zuckerberg Grows. Again! : Facebook Acquires WhatsApp in $19 billion (In cash & stock)

Technological advances and communications have always gone hand-in-hand. In this era, where smartphones and messaging services have transformed into the list of necessities of life, the world has literally has shrunken in size.

Among all the ways of virtual communication, text messages or SMS became very popular due to its convenience but it comes with a price! However, the current trend of texting – WhatsApp, enables users to exchange unlimited multimedia messages at no cost.

In just five years, WhatsApp has built a communication service that supports over 400 million monthly active users worldwide and 320+ million daily active users. Whatsapp has 70% active users, a number even more than the social networking giant Facebook, which has 61% existing users.

Facebook declared today its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in cash and stock. It is an amazing landmark for the company’s co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton. This would lead the firm in the market for messaging.

Checkout Abandonment & E-Commerce: The Statistics and Data behind Online Shopping [Infographic]

 

consumer psychology infographic Checkout Abandonment & E Commerce: The Statistics and Data behind Online Shopping [Infographic]

For centuries, trading has been conducted on a face-to-face basis; making the concept of E-commerce a relatively new notion. The world of E-commerce represents quite a shift in trading, and with this, the consumer themselves alter their shopping habits when presented with a virtual shopping platform.

Brands small and large fight tirelessly for their slice of success online, if achieved, profits can be rewarding, if failed, a website can easily become lost in the saturation of competitors. While a brand may offer high quality products which tick the box in terms of price and commercial appeal, they must be represented correctly by the brand selling these products, enough for the consumer to add them to their checkout cart. If this is achieved, studies reveal the average checkout abandonment rate is 67.4% meaning an overwhelming amount of online retailers fail to guide their customers through their checkout and entice an actual sale.

Is Link Building Waste Of Time? – NO It Isn’t

I was reading one article posted on Search Engine Land with title as “11 Reasons Link Building Is A Futile Waste Of Time — And One Big Reason It Isn’t” written by Eric Ward. I found that whole article very interesting as that contains details which can give proper answers to many link building misconceptions. So here i am sharing the same article for the readers of my blog.

link building good bad Is Link Building Waste Of Time? NO It Isn’tI don’t have to build links anymore, and I have never felt so liberated. So free. All the years I spent endless hours trying to help content get discovered — and I didn’t realize I didn’t have to do any of it. Those 163 conference gigs? Waste of time. 300+ articles, columns and posts? Digital litter. The massive project I just wrapped up for the Sochi Olympics? I’m sending their check back.

Why? Because it’s been made clear by everyone that link building is now dead, the last nail in the coffin being the guest blog post, hammered in by my friend, colleague, and occasional co-panelist, Matt Cutts, who takes way more grief than he deserves. It’s not his fault you treated Google like a personal ATM for a decade.

So there it is. Stop all your linking and publicity related activities. You now have one single solitary content mission:

Be awesome.

Be awesome and the world will find and share that awesomeness — this is the 2014 social version of 1994′s “build it and they will come” approach, or the 2010 version of “just make it an app and they will download it.” Who needs links when likes, tweets, pins and plusses are available? An actual <a href> tag is downright exhausting to create and could get us an unnatural link warning.