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Fun Technology Video

The Power of Google Maps, Look Out They Are Watching You..

This Google Maps tutorial is a funny short from the Vacationeers Series. It takes the angle of how Google = Big Brother and how their digital coverage of the world goes on and on..

Watch and see for your self 🙂

[Via PSFK]

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Look Out Disney Here Comes Dubai Land…

Although the video can be a little cheesy it does give you an idea as to the enormity of this project; the biggest pyramid in the world will no longer be in Egypt! It will be in Dubai; Dubailand will be adding replicas of the world’s wonders that will be used for commercial and residential purposes.

It will be a blend of theme parks, luxury living, shopping and adventure.They will also be adding their own versions of The Tower of Pisa, The Great Wall of China, The Eiffel Tower, Dubai Grand Pyramid, Dubai Taj Mahal, Town of Venice, as well as the Dubai Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Falconcity which will have eco condos, open-air dining, cafes and a garden which looks over FalconCity Mall. There will be Villas in multiple styles, from Santa Fe designs to Aegean architecture.

[Via Trendhunter]

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Advertising Business Marketing Media Technology

The End of Advertising As We Know It…

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IBM have released a report forecasting a massive change to the advertising industry; over the next five years than in the previous 50…

To survive the next five years advertising industry players need to innovate in three key areas:-

  • Consumers
  • Business Models
  • Infrastructure

Broadcasters must change focus from mass to niche consumer segments, Agencies must become brokers of consumer insights and all players must adapt to aworld where the buying and selling of inventory is carried out in open exchanges against the old traditional channels…

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The complete report can be found here

or an executive summary here

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Advertising Media Movie Video

Amazing 3d Marketing for Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Movie…

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” has been geting quite a lot of attention in Japan at the moment especially in Tokyo Bay. They are using a large water screen and some very well timed water fountain effects to create a quite amazing show to grab peoples atention.This very effective way of marketing must surely be driving peple to the movie, I know my son can’t wait to see it and I may just tag along 🙂

Here is the trailer to “The Water Horse” :-

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Advertising Marketing Media Startups Technology Video

Record TV Online And Watch When You Want…

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Just came across thsi site TVCatchup.com it’s a web-based personal video recorder (“PVR”) which allows you to record any programme aired on any UK free-to-air channel.

Through its “Episode Catchup” facility, TVCatchup also allows you to watch episodes which you might have missed or forgotton to record.

Funded through advertising, TVCatchup is a free service and currently offers each user 10GB of storage space to record whatever you want.

 

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Advertising Video

Leger Holidays TV – Ad…


Hey I know its work but thought I would post it up so that others can see (as only broadcast in the Yorkshire Region – UK)..Also check out these 3 great web sites if i say so myself…Leger.co.uk – European Escorted Holidays – Lake Garda, Rome Pompei & Capri, Grand Prix Tours, Singles Holidays

VisitBattlefields.com – Battlefield Tours – Walk in the Footsteps of heroes – D- Day Landings, The Somme, Colditz

Tothemagic.com – Disneyland Resort Paris Holidays (formerly known as Euro Disney)

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Advertising Business Marketing Media

BDA’s aka Big Dumb Agencies and The Monkey Theory…

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George Parker carries on with his ongoing theory the advertising industry is filled with BDA’s aka Big Dumb Agencies, he has blogged this interesting analogy that involves monkeys and classical conditioning. The net result of this exercise explains perfectly why BDA’s (and most other big companies) can never get out of their own way and achieve greatness.

So if you want to laugh and, at the same time, realize that, yes, you too just might be one of those monkeys trapped in a perpetual hell of repetitive behavior without knowing then its maybe worth a read.

The original text originated in 1998 :- “Lesser Primate Committee Thinking”. but George’s blogs always prove interesting.

[Via Adrants]

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Travel Video

Carnival Cruise Customers and Blogger Set Sail Online…

As more and more companies start to embrace the blogosphere Carnival Cruises who have embraced blogs for a while have officially announced the first-ever blogger’s cruise.The Carnival Freedom ship has set sail for the Western Caribbean with Cruise Director, John Heald who runs his own blog and a devoted set of about 700 readers.

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Fun Health

Not Depressed, Just British!

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A new take on mental health George Farthing, an expatriate British man living in America, was diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on antidepressants, and scheduled for a controversial shock therapy when doctors realized he wasn’t depressed at all, he was just British!

Farthing, a man whose characteristic pessimism and gloomy perspective were interpreted as serious clinical depression, was led on a nightmare journey through the American psychiatric system. Doctors described Farthing as suffering from pervasive negative anticipation: a belief that everything will turn out for the worst, whether it’s trains arriving late, England’s chances of winning any national sports events, or his own prospects of getting ahead in life. The doctors reported that the satisfaction he seemed to get from his pessimism was particularly pathological.

‘They put me on everything — lithium, Prozac, St. John’s wort,’ Farthing says. ‘They even told me to sit in front of a big light for half an hour a day or I’d become suicidal. I kept telling them this was all pointless, and they said that was exactly the sort of attitude that got me here in the first place.’

Dr. Isaac Horney, a psychotherapist, explored Farthing’s family history and couldn’t believe his ears. Farthing spoke of growing up in a gray little town where it rained every day, of treeless streets lined with identical houses, and of passionately backing a football team that never won. Although Farthing had six months of therapy, he mainly wanted to talk about the weather. ‘I felt he wasn’t responding to therapy at all,’ says Horney, who recommended electroconvulsive therapy.

Farthing takes up the story: ‘Hopeless case? I was all strapped down on the table, and they were about to put the rubber bit in my mouth when the psychiatric nurse picked up on my accent and said, ‘Oh my God, I think we’re making a terrible mistake!” Identifying Farthing as British changed the diagnosis of clinical depression to rather quaint and charming. He was immediately discharged from the hospital with a selection of brightly colored leaflets and an I Love New York T-shirt.

[Via Drayton Bird]

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Advertising Video

Tila Tequila – Which way will she swing?

So where do you go to find love if you’re the most popular girl on MySpace, with 2 million friends and a cleavage to die for? MTV ONE of course, or at least that’s where you’ll find Tila Tequila, who’s looking for love in a new reality dating series called “A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila.”

There’s just one complication: Tila’s bisexual and has to make her mind up whether she’s gonna go for Mr or Ms Right! Enter 16 luscious lesbians and 16 sexy straight guys to help her make her mind up…

The guys think she’s searching for the man of her dreams; the girls think she’s straight-up gay and looking for a long-term lesbian relationship. They ain’t too pleased when they realise their competition might be the opposite sex…

“A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” starts January 20th on MTV ONE