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innovation the MIT way.

If a business is not marketing or innovating, it will eventually cease to compete in the marketplace. It’s a good thing innovation and new ideas are spawned every day in education and research. Imagine what this latest innovation can do for online retail and education!

At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT’s new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning.

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vying with Vine.

We are loving the new video-instagram-like app, called Vine. Fully integrated with the Twitter platform. Last week Twitter rolled out a new video sharing app, Vine App, that allows users to share six seconds of looping video captured. Like instagram, the Vine app provides you video feed from users you follow.

Vine App Tinkering

Vine Screen

For marketers and brands, this is your way of producing six second teasers, behind-the-scene clips, or anything that further engage the audience. For news outlets, it’s a great way for reporters to provide six second breaking news video coverage. For brands wanting to engage fans, it’s a great way to have fans upload their videos and tag the brand. For creative people, it’s a great way to obtain a glimpse into their creations and visions. We also noticed a “How-to” category, which we feel may be Twitter’s answer to Pinterest’s famous how-to persona. So many ways to express yourself and so easy to do. continue reading…

here’s the story.

We just started using Storify and we’re in love!

Storify lets you curate social networks and the web to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative. This cloud based (and free) tool allows you to easily search social platforms for content that matches your search term. For example, we can search “iPhone5″ on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Youtube, and even Storify (for other curated stories) to build your “story”. There’s even a browser plugin that allows you to add to your storyboards (think Pinterest boards) for your stories as you peruse the web. You can even include the Storify widget to your blog so people can also lead their audience back to your content.

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