The University of Michigan (UM) has set to revamp its strategy to IT service usage and for investing in the next generation of technology. The initiative named NextGen Michigan has been in progress to stablish the institution as leaders and best in providing a campus IT environment. It is also envisaged that the initiative will dramatically advance the university’s academic, teaching, research and clinical programs.
A cinematic experiment has been made Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and executive producer Ridley Scott who created this 90-minute feature film called Life in a Day. Thousands of people around the world recorded videos of their lives on July 24, 2010, who took part in this experiment. The result was more than 4,500 hours of footage. The final release provides an entertaining and surprising insight into the moving view of life on earth.
Google has release two features for two of its products. First, it has integrated YouTube with Google+; and secondly, has released Chrome extension for Google+.
After rolling out new design layout across its product spectrum, Google has now come up with its universal bar – black coloured bar on top. It carries links to its products in a drop menu and user information on right. “New Google bar that will enable you to navigate quickly between our services, as well as share the right stuff with the right people easily on Google+,” mentioned by Eddie Kessler, Technical Lead in the company’s Official Blog.
The one-year old social travel site, Gogobot has partnered with Flipboard, a social magazine application, to turn your travel photos into a digital magazine. After Gogobot’s drive to give their own apps and websites a more robust set of features by integrating with Facebook, Foursquare, and sharing via Twitter, this is another effort that the people would cherish.
Evernote has realeased a new browser extension called Clearly on Firefox. The add-on will provide a better reading experience on the web by removing ads, links and navigational widgets apart from any other.
Engineering and technology industry faces a minimum expectation – a new product must have all capabilities of an existing product and do much better than all that is available in the market. A standard car released in 2011 has many features present in its base model that used to be available only in luxury models in 2005 or even 2008. A base version of the smartphone released in 2011 is much more powerful that the most advanced smartphone in 2009 or even 2010. Similarly, a software product released in 2011 must at least emulate all the features in 2010 as its basic release if it must survive in the market. Examples are endless.
Google in its inimitable style has come up with a site to track online trends on US Election 2012: google.com/elections. This will be an election hub where citizens can study, watch, discuss, learn about, participate in and perhaps even make an impact on the digital campaign trail towards Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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