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Finding a Market for Failures
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try somewhere else

Last week, Google Africa launched its Gmail SMS service, which allows users to receive email directly to their phone. If you have a smartphone, Read More »

How Facebook Wants You to Write “Your Story”
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With the introduction of Facebook timeline, a new emphasis is being placed on writing “your story,” from beginning to end

Facebook is rolling out another mandatory design change in the coming weeks in the form of Timeline. This will dramatically change the presentation of Read More »

Disappearing Logos and the Future of Branding
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Luxury brands' use of QR codes calls into question the meaning of logos in a digital world

Few industries are as attuned to evolving consumer trends as fashion. Millions of dollars are spent every year in order to promote brands and Read More »

Mobile Payments Spreading in the US
Consumers get more options to pay by cash, credit, or phone

While doing our holiday shopping this season, we noticed that alternative forms of payment are starting to make their way into consumers’ everyday lives. Read More »

TV Makes Recommendations Based on Viewer Interest
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NHK brings new ways for browsing channels and TV content intuitively and automatically with user feedback and facial recognition

NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories has developed a new kind of television technology and experience where a TV presents programs or information displays Read More »

Japan’s Top 20 Hit Products of 2011
Dentsu Inc. Japan’s largest advertising and branding agency have released their “2011 Hit Products in Japan” report.

Dentsu Inc., Japan’s largest advertising and branding agency released its “2011 Hit Products in Japan” report this week. The report from the company has Read More »

Shaping Mobile Life at CeBIT 2012
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Developers, start-ups and more compete to display their innovations on an international stage

At CScout, we’re always on the look out for the latest innovations in mobile and technology, like RFID tags that help prevent deforestation or Read More »

RFID Tags In Trees Prevent Illegal Deforestation
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New application of RFID technology allows for remote monitoring of Brazilian forests

Electronic tags are being used to combat deforestation in Mato Grosso, Brazil. A pilot project, developed by Instituto Ação Verde (Green Action Institute), has implanted RFID Read More »

Siri and the Dawning Age of Artificial Intelligence
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Ubiquitous AI will aid consumers and the brands that target them

With the inclusion of the personal assistant, Siri, in the newly launched iPhone 4S, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured the interest of smartphone users. Read More »

New Frontiers in Music Video
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New technologies are reconstructing the notion of the music video

Emerging technologies are taking interactivity in music visualisation to new levels. Through mobile technology, HMTL5, movement tracking, Augmented Reality and other digital means, music video Read More »