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ADSEZEE lock screen app that rewards users every time they unlock their device, has released a statistic saying that on average an active user unlocks their devices over 50 times a day. It is the easiest way to earn mobile recharge points doing absolutely nothing! except scrolling your cell phone screen. Every swipe of your lock screen will earn you reward points that can be redeemed to mobile top-ups/discount on all recharges.

That number is large enough to kick off a battle among developers to catch the first glance of a smartphone user, and while the older game was to get on the user’s home screen, the new one is to catch users at the lock screen itself.

Google too has shown tremendous interest in controling what a user does with their smartphone by massively improving lock screen notifications with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

ADSEZEE claims it now has over a lakh users thanks to its unique rewards system that pays users to unlock their devices in return for looking at content it promotes from partner publications and even ads.

Not only this, the fun-filled app is loaded with Contests with exciting gifts and prizes, Cash Prizes, gift vouchers and a lot more. The only thing you have to do is to visit the ads of YOUR INTEREST that flash on your screen and earn rewards accordingly

So far, the company claims it has rewarded users with over Rs 5 lakh worth of mobile recharge points and has seen withdrawals of about the same amount, proving that users are actually taking advantage of the app’s benefit.

HOW IT WORKS ?

SIGN-UP: AdsEzee- Easy Sign-up. No need to Log-in/out repeatedly
Simply Download the AdsEzee app from the google Playstore . Fill up a brief form that’s it

HOW IS IT BENEFICIAL TO YOU-

EARN ON EACH INVITE- Goes without saying, the more people you are going to add, the more beneficial the app becomes to you. Referral gives you a chance of earning lots of freebies and offer benefits.

REDEEM POINTS You can redeem your points in mobile top-ups/ discount on post-paid bills once you have accumulated some points. This is the basic reward that every user of AdsEzee avails. We make sure the benefit reaches to every user of the application. Prizes, Vouchers, freebies, etc are add-ons of entering contests and referrals.

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Cool stuffs, latest happenings in your town, exciting contests to browse and share with your friends in your leisure time. No Hidden Cost. No time. No Unnecessary charges.

CONNECTS TO YOUR FAVORITE BRAND:
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2014 in Tech

Posted: January 7, 2014 in All Categories
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2014 in Tech

2014 in Tech

Foremost a very happy new year to you all, it was a great 2013 for tech with Big data leading the race.. Predicting 2014, especially in the ultra-fast-moving tech world, is a risky business but for me its also great fun merrily pulling predictions out of thin air with my ample experience I go through  daily, but lets give it a shot which will snap the year ahead.

Mobile phone penetration in emerging markets has resulted in traditional mobile phone players getting squeezed and being unable to compete with Apple and Samsung at the high end, as well as struggling to differentiate from aggressive new vendors, most notably Huawei and ZTE. so per all those saying you may expect 3 of the top 5 mobile handset vendors will be Chinese. The same lies true with penetration to mobile apps like wechat, whatsapp, snapchat, viber etc.. with companies like facebook, google plus, loosing there ground mintuely they will be eyeing ways to extend there userbase and with more smartphones today then a laptop or desktop…

Big data will continue its dominace demand will reach >4 million jobs globally, but only one-third of those jobs will be filled. An important aspect of the challenge in filling these jobs lies in the fact that enterprises need people with new skills data management, analytics and business expertise and non-traditional skills necessary for extracting the value of Big Data, as well as artists and designers for data visualization.

Recent data from Forrester Research shows that Web Content Management and e-commerce are the top two priorities for digital executives. Next year, I believe the lines between these two priorities will blur. Customers want the opportunity to review great content while shopping online, and visa versa. Companies will strive to blend content and commerce so customers can learn more about a product, read reviews and interact with other customers or customer service representatives before making a purchasing decision.

Companies Learning how to be agile to drive toward an integrated customer experience across content, community and commerce are the ones who will succeed in 2014. Delivering an integrated digital experience requires the ability to integrate social business into the customer journey across websites, mobile devices and customer communities. When done effectively, this integration allows the brand to own their story and the customer experience, from the information gathering phase through to the purchase decision.

Welcome super Personalization. Content service providers will be able to model your behavior more and more accurately. You might say this has been happening since the days of Pandora. However, with new technologies the content will be customized based on the user, day/time, temporal trends, device (phone / tablet / TV), connectivity (WiFi, Fiber or LTE/3G etc) etc. Now, you can enjoy content on your device without having to turn the knobs.

“The biggest disruptor that we’re sure about is the arrival of big data and machine intelligence everywhere. The ability to find people, to talk specifically to them, to judge them, to rank what they’re doing, to decide what to do with your products… (it) changes every business globally.” –– Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google

Sick of hearing about patent lawsuits between big-name tech companies? Bad luck – 2014 is going to bring more of them, after a relative lull in 2013. The part of Nokia that isn’t being sold to Microsoft is sharpening its patent portfolio, and has begun exercising it successfully against HTC. Next in line is Google (particularly Google Maps) and other Android handset makers. Apple and Samsung will also be back in a Californian court in March, in a second trial in which each is asserting five patents  in Apple’s case, all relating to function, not “how it looks”. Samsung’s list includes two standards-essential patents (SEPs)  which it’s obliged to license, so it’s hard to see it prevailing on those.

With luck, 2014 will be the year that wearables actually become wearable  rather than being nagging devices that hassle you to take more steps to meet your “daily exercise quota”. The key problem is crossing the gulf between being “something you wear”, and “something you want to be seen wearing”. 

We’ll see the app store for Google Glass open early this year, and so will finally start to see what wearable, immersive technology will be capable of once developers start to explore the device fully to a wider audience. Expect to see Google working hard to make consumers feel more comfortable with the concept of pervasive image and video recording, challenging and shifting the norm of what is socially acceptable.

Bitcoins are not my game, even being a analyst its hard for me to understand its in and out, not sure if it really a non transparent bubble ready to explode anytime for someone greediness.. I guarantee the same to even my readers keep away from this before u get burnt not sure when the next government is going to crack this down…

3D-printing trend has huge implications  now anyone can run a small manufacturing business from the comforts of a small table at home. This will give rise to “small lot manufacturing”, where you create highly customized products for a small bunch of friends and buyers. As they say, everything can now be “Made to Order”. 

Microsoft is going to go through big changes in 2014: the arrival of only its third chief executive, replacing Steve Ballmer, comes as its revenue streams and business models are under growing attack. Mobile computing is becoming a tsunami, eroding the traditional reliance on the desktop and Office.  Apple is on its third chief executive if you only include Steve Jobs and John Sculley. Tim Cook’s genius at operations shows in how Apple is now making scores of different versions of the iPhone for different markets, yet everyone thinks there’s only one. Google is only on its second chief executive (and even he was the original one). It’s still a relatively young company, but its rapid growth has seen Larry Page reining in some projects that haven’t been core to what Google does – collect information and collate it. Google+ is core obviously due to FB rivalry; Google Reader wasn’t not sure why lots of users lost with it. And selling adverts is the ultimate core. Quite where Google Glass fits into this isn’t yet clear; nor is Motorola, which loses huge amounts of money while selling fewer handsets each quarter.

2013 Google’s Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all consumer laptop and 10 percent of all business laptop sales in the US . Couple of Chromebook models were right up there on Amazon’s list of top selling items for the year. Which is amazing, given that Chrome OS was till recently written off as ‘nothing more than a browser’ and did not register anywhere on the popularity charts. But the truth is, these days everything from your computer to your phones tend to become useless without a data connection. So a trend, connected to the cloud-based future, is that computers will become lower-spec and cheaper. And such cheaper computers will be hugely popular.

We can go and on, there are lot more trends that can be talked about. How about your predictions in the comments section

Gearing up for CES 2013

Posted: January 6, 2013 in All Categories
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On January 7, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs will kick off the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show by delivering the pre-show keynote. He’ll talk about how mobile is transforming experiences and industries  making us all “born mobile.” Check out this video for a sneak peek of his highly-anticipated speech including details of a famous musical guest.

Watch the keynote live Monday, January 7 at 6:30 pm PST on our Facebook tab: https://www.facebook.com/qualcomm?sk=app_320893647951874

 Watch out for some cool HDTVs & 1080 3D Projectors, also Google TV release in this year CES

Tech 2013

Well Many tech advancements are still just the rumors of today, but few have already snaked their way into the spotlight. Keep an eye out for their debuts in 2013 who knows they may become your best buddies. They might just change how you conduct business, which computer you use, and socialize.

Launch of the PS4 and Xbox 720

2012 saw the launch of Nintendo’s Wii U  the first of the eighth generation games consoles. By late 2013, it is joined by the PS4 and Xbox 720. These new machines offer substantial improvements in graphical power. The PS4, codenamed “Orbis”, is built around an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU, handling screen resolutions of up to 4000 x 2000 pixels, as well as 3D gaming in full 1080p. The Xbox 720, codenamed “Durango”, is powered by a state-of-the-art IBM Power PC CPU, featuring 16 cores, alongside a Radeon HD 7000-series graphics card.

Mobile Operating System From Firefox

Google has one, so does Apple. Why not Mozilla Firefox? The popular browser company, which has felt a pinch in market share compared to its Silicon Valley neighbor Google Chrome, is dipping its toes into the smartphone pool. Claiming it will be cheaper than Android, the Firefox OS might just have a chance: It will support rich content with HTML5 and tap into the hardware in new ways. For example, the OS might control a phone’s camera for slow motion recording or quick, successive shots.

14 nanometre chips enter mass production

The next generation of microprocessor technology is released by Intel, with transistors now based on a 14nm manufacturing process. For comparison, a carbon atom is 0.34nm wide. The 4GHz barrier in stock CPU is finally being passed, thanks to the performance and energy efficiency of these new chips.

Amazon Kindle Phone

Technically this one is still a rumor, the device might use a 5-inch display that’s similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note or a 4-inch screen that looks like the rumored iPhone 5. Either way, the Kindle Phone would match up nicely with the Kindle Fire and probably will be just as consumer-focused with custom apps for reading books and watching videos.

Highly flexible touch sensors are appearing in a range of gadgets

Highly flexible, film-based touch sensors are entering the smartphone and tablet markets. They are also extending touch capabilities into a range of new consumer and industrial products. Using roll-to-roll metal mesh technology, they provide a high-performance alternative to existing touch sensors. Larger, lighter, sleeker, curved and edgeless designs can now be developed for handheld devices. Thinner sensor stacks with flawless touch performance, excellent optical clarity, low sheet resistance and low power consumption are enabling designers to turn unique, futuristic concepts into functional designs at lower total system costs compared to previous market alternatives.

iPad Mini
The infamous 8-inch version of the iPad has wallowed in the rumor mill for months. Now, some outlets are reporting that the device is actually going into a manufacturing phase. The size makes sense, both in terms of how Apple offers multiple sizes for the MacBook line and as a way for the company to fend off recent challenges by Google (with the Nexus 7 tablet) and Amazon (with the Kindle Fire).
Leap Motion
Gesture control on a tablet has been around for years, but this small device takes it to a new level. Leap Motion sits next to your computer and can detect your hand movements with an accuracy of 1/100 of a millimeter. Without touching your screen, you can flip through photos or reach into a 3D diagram and manipulate objects. For business users, the implication could be as simple as this: a way to answer the phone or give a presentation with just a flick of the hand

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Pro

The tablet with the funky cover/keyboard combo will likely arrive early 2013, but the big splash will come in 2013 with the Pro model, which will have a legit Intel i5 dual-core processor. Why is a Microsoft tablet such a big deal? It’s the future of Windows computing, that’s all. Swipes and gestures on the new Metro interface are one thing, but the Office Touch apps might finally make business users pay attention.

Gaia mission will be launched – The Billion Pixel Camera

Finally something else intresting for deep space lovers :), while the naked human eye can see only a few thousand stars on a clear night, Gaia will map over a billion – approximately 1 percent of all stars within our own Milky Way galaxy over the course of its five-year mission beginning in 2013. It will chart their brightness and spectral characteristics, as well as their positions and motions, forming a highly detailed three-dimensional map

Also here is  IDC Government Insights’ Top 10 Predictions for the public sector for 2013:

  • Governments will begin to adopt third-generation platforms that combine cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social business to create higher public value.
  • Cloud computing will be deployed as private or public cloud; hybrid clouds will be less than 20% of projects.
  • The pervasiveness of third platform technologies will drive increased demand for federated IAM initiatives, rather than centralized national ID programs.
  • At least 30% of government Big Data initiatives will fail to deliver adequate return on investment due to narrowly focus technical implementation.
  • The highest value for money of Big Data and analytics will be in cross-department initiatives, but domain-focused projects in criminal justice, tax, and welfare will still represent more than 70% of deployments.
  • Tight scrutiny on government costs will limit government IT investment in net new solutions, or full replacement of existing systems to less than 25% of ICT budget.
  • Strategic sourcing will become more popular as a means to reduce costs and time to market, but it will still represent less than 20% of ICT spending in 2013.
  • At least 70% of shared services built on the premise that they can attract users outside of their core constituency will not achieve their objective.
  • At least 60% of funding for smart cities projects will be focused on smart energy and intelligent transportation.
  • At least 70% of smart cities programs that will succeed between 2013 and 2015 will be governed by joint ventures that include city leaders as key stewards.

Steve Jobs Death Tweet !

Posted: September 11, 2011 in All Categories, tech news
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Yup, the offending Tweet was sent from the Twitter account of What’s Trending, a web series independently produced by Disrupt Group and anchored by Disrupt co-founder Shira Lazar, they had sent out an erroneous Tweet yesterday saying that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had died.

Although her original Tweet was quickly deleted, it spread instantly through the blogosphere. And with embarrassing headlines attributing the blunder to CBS, the damage had been done. CBS News executives moved quickly on Friday to oust Lazar and What’s Trending from its web site, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Executives informed CBS Interactive to remove from CBSNews.com all material related to Lazar and What’s Trending.

From Ms Lazar’s blog on her website: ” We’ve learned a lot in the process of creating this show and blog from scratch. I remind myself and the team constantly about our goal to not just report news, but make news.” Congrats on achieving your goal. What can I say about today’s media…

The irony is that a program called What’s Trending wouldn’t know that this Steve Jobs death rumor has been around for years, ever since he first became ill and took a leave of absence.

It is unfortunate but inaccurate death rumors happen weekly on Twitter. They all require substantiation before being reported as fact. Surely not the first time there has been a hastily Tweeted inaccurate message but it seems like CBS News has chosen to cut all their ties to the company/program/website after working together for 6 months which is a surprise to everyone. Zero tolerance.

Also Lazar’s false Jobs tweet was followed Friday by the hacking of the NBC News Twitter account with hackers posting bogus tweets claiming that a civilian airliner had been hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center site in New York. The incident is being investigated by the FBI cyber crimes unit. The Tweets were quickly removed and NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologized on Friday’s Nightly News for the “scare that could have been caused by such a reckless and irresponsible act.”

No comments on this, but this somehow is the hot news in tech blogsphere…