Archive for January, 2013

Twitter's introduction of short video clips promises changes on the site, some better than others.

With Instagram taking the world by storm, and subsequently selling to Facebook for $1 billion, the question on everyone’s minds has been who will be able to do the same thing with video? Twitter’s been thinking this through for a while, proven by the acquisition of video-sharing app Vine in October.

The app isn’t built directly into Twitter, but rather acts as a standalone app. It integrates with Twitter in the same way that Instagram does, except that Vine never turned off permissions randomly, meaning that Vine videos can be embedded directly in tweets, showing up in followers’ streams.

Vine videos can also show up in a separate Vine web page, like this one.

Twitter launched Vine but omitted one important social network from its sharing options: Tumblr. Looped GIF images are extremely popular on Tumblr, so the audience there for Vine videos is potentially huge. Just because there’s no native way to share Vines on Tumblr, doesn’t mean you can’t share your creations on the site. Here are few different ways you can include Vine videos in your Tumblr posts:

Upload Directly To Tumblr

If you want to share your Vine on Tumblr, one of the easiest ways is to just upload it directly to your Tumblr from your iOS device using Tumblr’s app.

Every Vine you create is automatically saved to the camera roll on your device. To upload to Tumblr:

  • Launch the Tumblr app on your phone
  • Create a new post
  • Select video from the options
  • Choose existing video
  • Select the Vine you’d like to upload from the video clips stored on your phone

Vine videos shared this way will just play through once rather than loop. To get that looped effect, you can import the video clip into your favorite mobile video editor (Splice is a good example, but there are many others) and copy it several times, laying the copies down on the timeline, one after another. Once you’ve reached your desired length, export the video and upload it just as you would a traditional video through Tumblr.

What does happiness mean to you? Well Forbest as come up with the list of the World’s happiest countries

 The darker a country, the happier its inhabitants.

The darker a country, the happier its inhabitants.

The World’s Happiest Countries:

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. New Zealand
6. Canada
7. Finland
8. The Netherlands
9. Switzerland
10. Ireland

Well they have also listed World’s Saddest Countries. Well check for yourself @

Well did you know Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. The index is designed to challenge well-established indices of countries’ development, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index(HDI), which are seen as not taking sustainability into account. In particular, GDP is seen as inappropriate, as the usual ultimate aim of most people is not to be rich, but to be happy and healthy. Furthermore, it is believed that the notion of sustainable development requires a measure of the environmental costs of pursuing those goals.

Well what does Happiness means to you which country do u think is the most Happiest

China-based Lenovo may have not become a dominant brand., other cautionary tale is HTC, the Taiwanese telecom brand whose quick ascendance in the U.S. has been followed by swift collapse. Well these may soon be changing,  handful of Chinese brands saw a big opportunity and breakout even in this year CES…

Some Chinese brands saw CES as their springboard for a breakout 2013, lets look at who they were:


ZTE has had worldwide presence since 1995. The company manufactures phones for Verizon, among others, but plans to make a bigger name for itself in 2013 with a Firefox OS-based smartphone. ZTE plans to release the device in Europe  and in the U.S.  this year. “They’re really expanding their range and their portfolio,”


TCL is the world’s 4th largest TV producer after Samsung, LG and Sony. At CES, TCL is displaying an Android-based TV called Ice Screen that includes Frequency, a video curation app that lets you subscribe to BBC, CNN and other channels. Well it sounds very promising…


Huawei sought to stand out from the pack at CES with the Ascend P1 S, which is billed as the “world’s slimmest smartphone” at 6.68 mm and the Ascend D2 smartphone, which sports a 6.2-inch screen. That not all there are big plans by huawei on cheap and efficient smartphones produce across the globe starting from 2013.


Haier, another conglomerate that makes everything from mobile phones to washing machines, showcased a vision-control system for TVs at CES that lets you adjust the volume and browse a news feed with your eyes. Again some big plans in US to produce cheap consumer durable electronics.


Small name but will make a big impact soon, Hisense has been established globally since 2001 and makes TVs, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, among other products. Since 2007, it has achieved 30% annual growth. In 2012, the company posted $2 billion in sales. By 2015, it aims to achieve a total of $5 billion in sales. At CES, Hisense got attention by showing off a 110-inch ultra HD TV, a Smart TV controlled by gestures and voice and a glasses-free 3D TV. The company also have big plans on Android phones.

Lets see how this works out..

Even within China there is this kind of engaged marketing that saw Chinese tech companies do especially well in terms of their own brand value. Here’s the table of top 50 Chinese Brands overall with 14 out of which are tech brands (click the two panels to enlarge):