Posts filed under “Technology”

Where are we now? Where are we going?

Category: Science, Technology, Think Tank

Apple, Google, Microsoft: Where does the money come from?

Source: ZDNet

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Technology

How Easy Is It to Buy a Drone?

Businesses can’t wait for drone rules to be issued by the FAA. They really can’t. Estimates on business drone usage are in the tens of thousands…and they’re overwhelming the FAA, which is still trying to come up with rules for flying them. Megan Hughes has more on the unregulated drone boom.


Source: Bloomberg Feb. 14 2014

Category: Technology, Video

Cadillac ELR: ‘Work Hard’

Nice looking Hybrid Electric car: It could give Tesla a run for their money. ~~~ Caddy created a clever little commercial: Introducing the first ever Cadillac ELR. You work hard, you create your own luck and just gotta believe, that ANYTHING is possible. Learn more about the first ever Cadillac ELR   See also Watch…Read More

Category: Technology, Television, Weekend

Facebook Fraud: Click Farms & Fake Likes

From the author:

Evidence Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes.

My first vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY
I know first-hand that Facebook’s advertising model is deeply flawed. When I paid to promote my page I gained 80,000 followers in developing countries who didn’t care about Veritasium (but I wasn’t aware of this at the time). They drove my reach and engagement numbers down, basically rendering the page useless. I am not the only one who has experienced this. Rory Cellan-Jones had the same luck with Virtual Bagel.

The US Department of State spent $630,000 to acquire 2 million page likes and then realized only 2% were engaged. http://wapo.st/1glcyZo

I thought I would demonstrate that the same thing is still happening now by creating Virtual Cat (http://www.facebook.com/MyVirtualCat). I was surprised to discover something worse – false likes are coming from everywhere, including Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. So even those carefully targeting their campaigns are likely being duped into spending real money on fake followers. Then when they try to reach their followers they have to pay again.

And it’s possible to be a victim of fake likes without even advertising. Pages that end up on Facebook’s “International Suggested Pages” are also easy targets for click-farms seeking to diversify their likes. http://tnw.co/NsflrC. Thanks to Henry, Grey, and Nessy for feedback on earlier drafts of this video.

Category: Really, really bad calls, Technology, Video

Google’s Roadmap to World Domination

Source: Business Management Degrees

Category: Digital Media, Technology

The Future That Never Happened

click for ginormous graphic Source: Visually

Category: Digital Media, Really, really bad calls, Science, Technology

Robotics Industry Taxonomy

Source: Myria Research

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Science, Technology

How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Very cool explanatory:

With over 160,000 miles of transmission lines, the U.S. power grid is designed to handle natural and man-made disasters, as well as fluctuations in demand. How does the system work? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

Category: Energy, Technology, Video

Microsoft Prescription: More Bill Gates

Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Technology