Ben Logan

Ben Logan
23 May 2012

Mixin have come up with a unique video commenting and sharing social syndication system that allows users to add personal comments into online videos and then share them with their own social groups. The start-up company are hoping that their new development will redefine social video and with an impressive one month grow to 200k monthly users, they are off to an encouraging start. Jon Goldman, CEO of Mixin, further explained the system’s features: “Most online video is all about searching and algorithms with some minor social features tacked on. Mixin’s technology starts with social interaction as the foundation so…

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Ben Logan
21 May 2012

The Comptel Corporation has today introduced an innovative approach which will allow communications service providers (CSPs) to take their customer experience management to the next level. Using advanced predictive analytics technology called CIQ4T, CSPs will be able to understand each individual subscriber and their circumstances better than ever before, plus leverage this information to predict consumer behaviours so they can enhance their business performance accordingly. These customer engagement solutions raise the bar in event data processing, advanced predictive analytics and real-time action-taking, so that CSPs can build a personalised service to maximise subscriber interactions. Key features of CIQ4T include contextual…

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Ben Logan
18 May 2012

While the inevitable rise of shopping online means that most of us will have bought something via the Internet at one stage or another, many industry experts are now predicting that by the end of 2014 as many as one in four people will regularly conduct ecommerce transactions using interactive television. An eBay commissioned survey estimates that £750m worth of sales are expected by this period, so the rise of Internet connected TVs looks set to become one of the most influential emerging ecomm channels. This trend is largely due to the increasing convergence of user interfaces across platforms i.e….

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Ben Logan
14 May 2012

In addition to its savvy range of features, Samsung’s recently introduced Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes with a new lower price, making it highly competitive in the tablet marketplace. The device weighs in at 14 grams lighter than its predecessor (The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) but is slightly thicker with a 1mm increase in size. Its host of applications, which should now be familiar to those who have used the Android platform, are placed within the bottom sliding navigation bar for an easily accessible customer experience. The tablet offers the standard web browsing – with Flash support, Google Maps, YouTube…

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Ben Logan
8 May 2012

Panasonic’s most recent entry into the Smart TV market is a follow up to their 2011 version – although it resembles last year’s model in some ways, there have been a few key improvements that are sure to impress users. The Viera Connect comes with a series of cloud based apps that run directly from Web servers, a facility which means that the number of apps available is unlimited. The downside to this however is that users could be at the mercy of unresponsiveness, depending on the speed of their Internet service. Tests show that this would also affect the…

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Ben Logan
3 May 2012

The next generation of space age user interfaces might be a little closer to home than we’d think – researchers are currently working on UIs designed to be implanted under the skin which will be responsive to touch and sensory inputs as well as Bluetooth and Wireless interaction. The research is being carried out by Autodesk Research and is initially at present geared towards heath and medical applications. According to Christian Holz, of the University of Potsdam in Germany, there has so far been no other serious research into this type of interface. He has said that his team are…

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