Nueve grandes complementos para Skype – vía @muypymes


por Rodolfo de Juana

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Skype es una de las herramientas de referencia en el mundo de la videoconferencia, tanto a nivel usuario como en el ámbito profesional. A raíz de esta popularidad, terceras empresas han desarrollado un nutrido grupo de aplicaciones y complementos que prometen mejorar nuestra experiencia. Nosotros hemos rescatado nueve que no tardarás en utilizar. Leer más “Nueve grandes complementos para Skype – vía @muypymes”

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VRCodes – vía @medialab

VR Codes
Andy Lippman and Grace Woo
VR Codes are dynamic data invisibly hidden in television and graphic displays. They allow the display to present simultaneously visual information in an unimpeded way, and real-time data to a camera. Our intention is to make social displays that many can use at once; using VR codes, users can draw data from a display and control its use on a mobile device. We think of VR Codes as analogous to QR codes for video, and envision a future where every display in the environment contains latent information embedded in VR codes.


Viral SpacesMIT Media Lab
VRCodes are currently being developed by Pixels.IO as a spinoff of the Viral Spaces group.

Envision a world where inconspicuous and unobtrusive display surfaces act as general digital interfaces which transmit both words and pictures as well as machine-compatible data. They also encode relative orientation and positioning. Any display can be a transmitter and any phone can be a receiver. Further, data can be rendered invisibly on the screen.

VRCodes present the design, implementation and evaluation of a novel visible light-based communications architecture based on undetectable, embedded codes in a picture that are easily resolved by an inexpensive camera. The software-defined interface creates an interactive system in which any aspect of the signal processing can be dynamically modified to fit the changing hardware peripherals and well as the demands of desired human interaction.

This design of a visual environment that is rich in information for both people and their devices overcomes many of the limitations imposed by radio frequency (RF) interfaces. It is scalable, directional, and potentially high capacity. We demonstrate it through NewsFlash, a multi-screen set of images where each user’s phone is an informational magnifying glass that reads codes arranged around the images.

VRCodes are currently being developed by Pixels.IO as a spinoff of the Viral Spaces group. See the MIT Media Lab PLDB entry and grace@pixels.io

VRCodes was initiated by Grace Woo in the MIT Media Lab as a part of her PhD thesis. Special thanks to Andy LippmanRamesh RaskarGerald SussmanVincent ChanSzymon Jakubczak and Eyal Toledano.

Recent uses of VRCodes
Newsflash [description]

Grace Woo, Andy Lippman

Newsflash shows a large display of screens which can be used in a public environment. Users can point their phone at a screen to get more data from the frontpages in front of them.

Three questions to ask your marketing team – Vía @ThisIsSethsBlog CC/ @danidron @smilatam


by Seth Godin
(or your business development team, your fundraising team or your pr folks)…

  • Who are you trying to reach?
  • Why do they decide to support us?
  • What do you need in order to make this happen more often?

The answer? + http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/09/three-questions-to-ask-your-marketing-team.html

 

A personalized video experience creates a more engaged viewer(?) – vía @FastCompany CC /@comScoreLATAM

IF WE HAD A SYSTEM THAT SAID PEOPLE IN THE U.S. NEVER WANT TO WATCH ANYTHING THAT’S KOREAN OR KPOP, THEN WE NEVER WOULD’VE SHOWN PEOPLE THAT PSY VIDEO.


“I DON’T PERCEIVE THE SYSTEM YET UNDERSTANDS WHAT MY TRUE INTERESTS ARE”

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Trying to sift through YouTube on your own would be a monumental task. With more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute, the amount of new content that’s published in a single week is longer than your entire lifetime.

That’s where discovery comes into play. To help viewers find videos that are relevant and interesting to them, YouTube (and practically every video, set-top box, and TV company) is investing heavily in video personalization. The idea is twofold: A personalized video experience creates a more engaged viewer, who will, in turn, sit through more ads and help the platform’s bottom line.

On Sunday, the Emmy Awards will honor the best TV has to offer, but the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hasn’t forgotten about Silicon Valley, recognizing YouTube, Amazon, Adobe, Netflix, and TiVo for their work in video personalization. While these companies landed Emmy statues–to be presented January at the International Consumer Electronics Show–for their advancements in video technology, overall the industry recognizes there’s no clear

YouTube used to measure its success by counting video clicks, but the focus now is on increasing total view time. The site now streams 6 billion hours a month–an hour for every person on Earth–up from 4 billion within the last year. Google doesn’t break out advertising revenue for YouTube, but the video site consistently tops video rankings in the U.S., with 167 million watching 17.4 billion videos in August, the most recent data available from.
– See + http://www.fastcompany.com/3017012/tech-forecast/youtube-is-winning-an-emmy-but-video-recommendation-still-has-a-long-way-to-go