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First off, a please observe.  I’m not an SEO advisor and I don’t perform one on TV.  But, because my start-up, HubSpot is in the world wide web promotion application company, I’ve had to understand a reasonable quantity about Look for Website Search motor optimization (SEO).  I’ve discovered it to be a amazing market and have included a lot of what I discovered into our (currently free) website grader.  Website Quality, among other elements, is an SEO device which creates some easy recommendations on helping the SEO of a website.
 
Many company people I discuss to are in the procedure of assessing their on the internet promotion plan, and the subject of SEO is often near the top of the record.  Below are a few tell-tale symptoms that you’re probably speaking with someone on the incorrect end of the cluefulness array and as such, you should be looking for the closest quit.
 
7 Simple Signs You Should Be Operating Crying From An SEO Consultant
 
1.  Resources Mysterious “Experts”:  Instead of stating known and respected sources like Aaron Walls (from SEOBook.com) or Rand Fishkin (from SEOmoz), they create imprecise references to “experts” that have given them “proprietary” thoughts and methods.  In my thoughts, the SEO market is a bit like the encrypted sheild market.  Those that are really excellent are the ones that discuss freely and to put their thoughts out on the web for community controversy and conversation.  
 
2.  Indicates Particular Search term Densities:  He lets you know that your content should be published with a main concentrate on creating sure you upload all the right key terms as regularly as possible.  Run away quicker if he lets you know that the maximum keyword desnity is 14.2%.  My think is that the normal professional at The search engines is likely more brilliant than the normal SEO advisor.  As such, you’re better off composing content that people will appreciate and weblink to instead of composing content to try and attract the google into position you greater.  Sure, you key terms should be in there, but try create it “natural” appearing.

 
3.  Manic Index Submissions:  She provides to publish your website to a lot of on the internet online directories.  Run away quicker if she means that he has a exclusive record of “high quality” on the internet directories that nobody else knows about.  There were a ton of these “submit your website to 478 directories” resources that came out a while again.  I’m going to dispute that most of the world wide web directories that let just about anyone in are likely not value much to you.
 
4.  Far too Targeted On Link Buying: Quickly after a $2,000 “assessment” venture, his first phase is to ask you to create a $5,000 monthly funds to buy hyperlinks.  Anybody can buy hyperlinks.  Many can even buy excellent hyperlinks.  But, there needs to be some attempt to create high-quality backlinks that you’re not shelling out for monthly.  SEO methods, particularly in the B2B SEO industry, should be about leveraging.  It’s going to be difficult to discover arbitrage possibilities (i.e. purchasing hyperlinks for less than they’re actually worth) by going to what are significantly becoming “efficient” trading markets.
 
5.  Innocent Use Of Public Sites: She provides to publish your website to the well-known websites like yahoo, stumbleupon and StumbleUpon.  Run away quicker if she suggests she is got an military of drones in Fictitioustan that will election on your content and get you on the home web page of yahoo and generate a lot of visitors.  One purpose is that you might just be successful in getting your website’s URL suspended.  Another is that unless the content is exciting and useful, you’re not going to get a lot of link-love anyways, so there’s little SEO value.
 
6.  Dark-colored Hat Practices: He suggests any way of black hat (or darkish grey hat) methods like placing invisible textual content on webpages, course-plotting customers to a absolutely different website, providing different content to google vs. individual customers or anything that appears to be like it’s a misdirected try to “trick” the google.  Once again, see observe #1:  If I had to bet on a The search engines professional vs. an SEO advisor, I’d bet on the The search engines professional.  Besides, it’s not a reasonable deal with.
 
7.  Far too Complex Explanations: They can’t describe the reasoning behind their technique and strategy in methods that a relatively brilliant individual (i.e. you) can comprehend.  Though search motor optimization can be nuanced, unless you’re in a very aggressive industry, you don’t need a PhD from MIT to comprehend some of the easy, but efficient primary methods.
 
These are just some of the apparent symptoms that came to me at nighttime.  I have a ton more that are more simple (and a big selection of “positive” alerts too).  If there’s adequate attention, I’l publish a follow-up content with some of those.
 
Have you questioned or employed an SEO advisor recently?  If so, would really like to listen to your thoughts about the encounter (both before and after).  If you have any other guidelines along the collections of the above, would really like to listen to them.  Please depart a thoughts.

While answering this question I have considered the innovation factor as a game changer and not the number of units of a particular Smartphone that any company in future will be selling.

If I pick one company among Google, Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, Blackberry then we can expect a game changer from all of them. The reason is – all of these companies invest a lot in R&D and they have their own strengths.

In this answer of mine, I am ignoring Google, as Vivek Sekhar has already posted about project ARA. Excluding Google, I want to discuss Samsung and Apple as both of the companies dominates the Smartphone world. However, to keep my answer short and crisp, I’m excluding Apple as well and focusing on Samsung only.

According to me, here’s how a product from Samsung can rock the world of Smartphone…

In last one year, I have studied hundreds of patent applications filed by Samsung on smartphones. Some or I say majority of them were just a minor improvement over already existing technologies however, some among them were so intriguing that they were point on an awesome upcoming feature.

Many a time, after I finished reading these patents, I wondered that how interesting a Smartphone could be if Samsung is really going to implement the patented technology.  Based on these applications I can clearly say that in upcoming time we will be using a smarter version of Smartphone.

Here I am pinpointing some of the features that Samsung may bring in their Smartphones.

*1. The Smart Phonebook* – Today, you have to update your phonebook manually and your phonebook merely stores contact information of person. However, Samsung is planning to change this trend. They have filed multiple patents for new smart phonebook for their smartphones. They are planning to bring emotional intelligence in their phonebook where your phonebook will analyses mood of a caller and stores the emotional information of a caller along with his contact.

According to Future of technology

“Samsung is using an emotion estimation application to detect the emotions of a caller. The emotion estimation app can detect and analyze emotions of a caller during an entire video or voice call or during a certain section of the video or voice call.

 

Apart from this they are using the same voice pattern and samples to update a phonebook regularly and whenever some from your phonebook contact will call you from a new number, the phonebook will detect contact’s voice and will prompt you to update his contact details in your phonebook.

They also have filed patent for sorting a phonebook automatically based on how frequently you use to connect with a phonebook contact. For this feature Samsung creates a score for each contact based on how frequently you contact with a caller on whatsapp, viber, phonecall, videocall etc. So by considering multiple factors you gonna get a sorted phonebook.

*2 Flexible Smartphones* –
Well Graphene is a buzz word and lots of research on this superconductor is going on. This wonder material will increase the capacity of smartphone batteries and will facilitate to manufacture flexible smartphones as well.  We have seen LG- G flex that is a cureved smartphone . But the patent filings of Samsung claim that they want to go further by manufacturing a flexible smartphone.

They are using OLED screens and want to make flexible smartphones whose shape can be changed as per your requirement. You will be increasing and decreasing the size of your Smartphone screen. That’s what I predict from the three patent applications filed by Samsung.

*3 Augmenting Functionality of Hardware*
One of their patent applications says that there’s going to be two batteries in your smartphones – primary and secondary. So if any time you have to replace the battery of your Smartphone you won’t be switching it off. Remove the main battery and a sensor at battery cover will shift the power supply from main to secondary battery.

Apart from this they are trying to change the way you currently interact with your smartphone. Have you ever think about controlling your smartphone by using your feet? And that too without touching the device screen?

Yes you can control your Smartphone by using your feet, head or by hover of your fingers in front of your Smartphone camera. In one of their patents, Samsung has mentioned that they may be using the Smartphone camera as mouse. So while your both hands will be busy playing guitar you can scroll the musical notes on your tablets by using your feet.

*Utilizing Augmented Reality*
Augmented Reality (AR) is going to rock the Smartphone World in upcoming time. There are going to be lots of Apps based on AR. It has uses in different areas like in health care, educational sector etc. Samsung being one of the major Smartphone players is surely going to bring AR in their smartphones. They may launch AR apps that could be utilized by your professor to take attendance of your class and send assignments on your Smartphone.


The teacher will be explaining abstract concepts in a creative way by sending images and text files on your smartphone/tablet while delivering his lecture. It will take the learning curve to the next level.

As Google adds more direct answers, top results with questionable – and sometimes completely inappropriate content – continues to grow.

 

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During the past year, Google has increasingly served up more “direct answers” – a search result that highlights content Google believes is the best answer for a particular question, placed at the top of the results page.

The addition of more direct answer content is fraught with problems as Google’s algorithms attempt to find answers to tricky queries. With no human review process in place for the results, the opportunity grows for debatable, incorrect and sometimes completely inappropriate content showing up as a top search result.

Listed below are a number of examples – some already removed, others still up for all to search – where the direct answer included content that, if given a chance to be reviewed by a Google search team member, would most likely be pulled.

Open for Debate

Last week, a direct answer for “what happened to dinosaurs” was spotted by Motherboard.com, claiming “Dinosaurs are used more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children and adults in the idea of millions of years of earth history.”

Here’s a screen capture of the direct answer:

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The example highlights how, by providing direct answers, Google is offering up results as factual information when there’s an obvious debate over what’s right or wrong.

A similar instance happens if you query “does god love everyone,” with Google offering up a result that claims, “God only loves Christians.”

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The content for these direct answers is the result of the search engine analyzing web content to identify the most relevant result. There is no person or team at Google reviewing queries to determine the most accurate response; instead, the direct answers are dictated by a Google algorithm that may or may not deliver correct information.

Bad Results

While some content is debatable, Google’s direct answers have also included undeniably incorrect information.

Last year, a Google search for “king of united states” returned a direct answer listing President Barack Obama as the “Emperor of the United States of America.”

With content pulled from the politically-conservative website Breitbart.com, Google was serving up an obviously false answer at the top of its search results.

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Worse, after Search Engine Land reported on the obviously incorrect result for the “king of the united states” query, Google now lists content from our report as a direct answer – keeping the wrong answer at the top of its search results.

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Another example of Google’s direct answers flat-out getting it wrong occurred last October when it listed Stephen Colbert’s height as 5-10.

“I’m 5-11 – that’s me, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe – these are my peers. When we’re in the steam room naked no shoes, we’re looking at each other eye-to-eye…seriously, 5-10? Those are Matt Damon numbers,” raged Colbert.

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Having a bigger platform than most of us, Colbert was able to get Google’s attention quickly and the discrepancy was fixed. (Now if you do a Google search for “stephen colbert height” the direct answer lists him correctly at 5’11”.)

NSFW Answers

While some direct answers may be debatable or just plain wrong, others could be labeled as inappropriate content, like when a search for “how to eat sushi” returned this not-suitable-for-work result.

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The “how to eat sushi” direct answer has since been removed, but the following even more inappropriate result currently shows up as a direct answer for the query “stop hiccups.”

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Not Necessarily Wrong, But Weird Nonetheless

Not only does Google’s process for retrieving its direct answers open the door for incorrect or inappropriate information being presented as the most relevant result, it also turns up answers that seem out-of-place or strange.

For example, when asked “what is 411″ last year, Google’s direct answer appeared to play favorites with telecom provider AT&T:

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Moz marketing scientist Dr. Pete Meyers shared a number of examples spotlighting the vulnerability of Google listing results that are way off the mark, including the following search for “how tall is a stormtrooper.”

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Or, this result pulled from a Reddit thread that showed up as direct answer for the query “how old is spongebob.”

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What we’ve listed here is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to incorrect direct answers waiting to be discovered.

With so many opportunities for misleading, inappropriate or all-out wrong results, Google will undoubtedly confront more issues where questionable information finds its way to the top of its results page – offering up content unchecked by humans and being presented as the most accurate answer.

Article Via: http://searchengineland.com/when-google-gets-it-wrong-direct-answers-with-debatable-incorrect-weird-content-223073


30 Most Important Google Ranking Factors A Beginner Should Know

 

Google uses about 200 various factors to rank a site.

Apparently.

It doesn’t matter how accurate this number is. The sheer magnitude of it is still intimidating. Especially for someone only starting to rank their site.

But here is the catch. Not all those factors are equally important. Some are indeed a must haves but others might not make much of a difference in your market. Many you don’t even have much direct influence on.

If you just launched your site and try to find out what aspects of SEO you should focus on first, here’s a treat for you. A list of the most important Google ranking factors a beginner should know.

On-Page factors:

The way your page is optimised has the most profound effect on its rankings. Here are the page optimization factors that can affect its search visibility:

  1. Keyword in title tag. The title meta tag is one of the strongest relevancy signals for a search engine. The tag itself is meant to give the accurate description of the pages content. Search engines use it to display the main title of a search result. Including a keyword in it will indicate to search engine what to rank the page for.
    Ideally, the keyword should be placed at the start of the title tag. Pages optimized this way will rank better than those with keyword closer to the title’s tag end.
  2. Keyword in description tag. The importance of the meta description tag today is often discussed in SEO circles. It is nonetheless still a relevancy signal. It is also crucial for gaining user clicks from search results pages. Including keyword in it makes it more relevant to a search engine and a searcher.
  3. Keyword in H1 tag. H1 tag is yet another relevance factor, serving as a description of the pages content. In spite of an ongoing discussion about its importance, it is still a good practice to include your keyword in a unique H1 tag on a page.
  4. Using keywords in the pages copy. Up until not long ago, stuffing your page with keywords was a surefire way to increase its rankings for a particular keyword. That’s not the case anymore. Using the keyword in the copy still sends a relevancy signal of what the content is about. How you place it however has changed drastically.
  5. Length of the content. These days searchers want to be educated and won’t satisfy with basic information. Google therefore looks for authoritative and informative content to rank first. And it’s a common sense that the longer your content is, the greater the chance that you can cover more aspects of your topic. Don’t be shy of writing long but highly useful copy then.
  6. Duplicate content. Not all factors can influence your rankings in a positive way. Having similar content across various pages of your site can actually hurt your rankings. Avoid duplicating content and write original copy for each page.
  7. Canonical tag. Sometimes however having two URLs with similar content is unavoidable. One of the ways from preventing this from becoming a duplicate content issue is by using a canonical tag on your site. This tag does one simple thing, it tells Google that one URL is equivalent of another, clearly stating that in spite of two pages having the same content, they are in fact one.
  8. Image Optimization. It’s not only text that can be optimized on a page but other media too. Images for instance can send the search engine relevancy signals through their alt text, caption and description for instance.
  9. Content Updates. Google algorithm prefers freshly updated content. It does not mean that you have to edit your pages all the time. I believe that for commercial pages, such as product descriptions Google recognizes the fact that they are not as time sensitive as blog posts covering recent events. It is wise however to include some strategy to update certain types of content once every 12 months or so.
  10. Outbound links. Linking to authoritative pages sends trust signals to the search engine. Think of it this way, the only reason why you would send a user to another site is if you wanted them to learn more of the subject. This can be a huge trust factor for Google. Too many outbound links however can greatly diminish the page’s PageRank, hurting its search visibility. Outbound links can affect your rankings but use them in moderation.
  11. Internal links. Interlinking pages on your site can pass their strength between them.
  12. Keyword in URL. Including keyword in the URL slug (that’s the bit that appears after the “.com/“part of the URL) is said to send another relevancy signal to Google.

Site factors:

There are certain site wide factors that can affect your sites search visibility as well:

  1. Sitemap. A sitemap helps search engine to index all pages on your site. It is the simplest and most effective way to tell Google what pages your website includes.
  2. Domain trust. Trust matters. It’s hard no to think that sites Google trusts should rank higher. But how do you build that trust? Brian from Backlinko has a full list of trust factors here. Needless to say, building trust factors of your domain will certainly pay off.
  3. Server location. Some SEOs believe that a servers location helps to boost rankings for that specific country or region.
  4. Mobile optimised site. Only a year ago, 46% of searchers used mobile exclusively to research. I believe this number increased exponentially in the last 12 months. It would be no surprise then that having a mobile optimised site would affected rankings in some way.
  5. Google Webmasters Tools integration. Lastly, having your site verified at Google Webmasters Tools is said to help with your sites indexing. Even if that’s not the case, the tool provides valuable data you can use to better optimise your site.

Off Page factors:

When ranking your pages, Google looks at factors outside of your site as well. Here are some of the key ones:

  1. The number of linking domains. The number of domains linking to you is one of the most important ranking factors.
  2. The number of linking pages. There might be a number of links from a particular domain to your site, their number is a ranking factor too. However, it is still better to have more links from individual domains rather than from a single domain.
  3. PageRank of linking page. Not all pages are equal. Links on pages with higher PageRank will be a bigger factor than those on low PR pages. Therefore, you should strive to build links from high PR pages.
  4. Link relevancy. Some SEOs believe that links from pages related to your pages topic carry more relevancy for search engines.
  5. Authority of linking domain. Similarly to a page PR, the authority of a domain may be a ranking factor too. For that reason, a link from low PR page on a high PR site will be worth more that from a lower PR one.
  6. Links from homepage. Similarly, some SEOs believe that links from a home page of a linking domain carry more strength than those on one of its pages.
  7. Number of dofollow vs. nofollow links. Google officially stated that they don’t count nofollow links (link with rel=nofollow attribute attached). Therefore the number of your do follow links should affect your rankings too.
  8. Diversity of link types. The types of links you build to your site matters too. Too many links of one type may be a spam indicator and impact your rankings negatively.
  9. Contextual links. It is said that links within the content of the page are worth more than links in a sidebar for instance.
  10. Link anchor. Anchor text of a link used to be a strong ranking factor. Today it can be used as a web spam indicator, negatively impacting your rankings.

Domain factors:

Lastly, your domain can affect your rankings as well. Some of the domain signals aren’t as strong as they used to be, there are few things worth paying attention to:

  1. Domain registration length. Google considers domains registered for longer than a year as more trustworthy. QUOTE.
  2. Domain history. You may not be the first person who registered the domain. And if your domain has been penalised in the past, its history might affect its current rankings.
  3. Country TLD extension. If you try to target a specific local market, it is said that having a domain with a country specific TLD (.pl, .co.uk or .ie for insance) will help to achieve better rankings for that location.

Written By:-

Paweł Grabowski

Freelance Copywriter at Smashingcopy.com
Pawel Grabowski is a freelance copywriter for hire. He helps businesses attract new visitors and turn them into buyers through articles, persuasive website copy and other content types. For more information please visit smashingcopy.com

SEO is constantly changing. New updates are released, new trends are discussed and new strategies are developed. It is something that will constantly evolve.

In 2014 alone, there have already been 13 updates to Google’s algorithm, according to Moz’s change history. These are just the notable and more public ones — there are refreshes and changes almost daily behind the scenes.

We recently sat down and discussed the biggest changes that SEO efforts are going to need to adjust to as we enter 2015. Let’s look at six of them right now:

1. Create and optimize for mobile traffic

Back in 2012 ComScore predicted that mobile traffic would exceed desktop traffic in 2014, and they were correct. Google has always said that it feels responsive websites provide the best user experience, and recently starting including a “mobile-friendly” notation next to websites in mobile search results that are indeed mobile friendly.

You can see if your website passes Google’s mobile-friendly test by clicking here. Bing has also stated it prefers a single responsive URL.

Related: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Focus on Local SEO

2. Optimizing for Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo

Could 2015 be the year that some other search engines begin to take more market share? It seems like this is the million-dollar question every year, but some recent developments suggest that it could be possible.

Firefox kicked Google to the curb and Yahoo will now be the default search engine for the browser. Google’s deal is also up with Safari in 2015, and reports have both Bing and Yahoo trying to secure that spot. The option to switch default browsers in iOS 8 and OS X from Google to DuckDuckGo also exists.

With options other than Google becoming more popular and accepted it will make it important to have visibility across these search engines in addition to just Google.

3. Switch your focus from keyword rankings to ROI metrics

If you or your SEO company is still putting an emphasis on keyword rankings and determining the success of the campaign based on keyword positions, then it is time for a major wake up call. Ranking reports can be made to look pretty and some SEO companies will even target useless keywords just to say, “Hey look — you are ranking number one!”

If you are a business owner spending money every month on SEO, what would you rather hear from your SEO agency?

  • “Congratulations, you are ranking number one for ‘buy blue widgets online’ but we aren’t sure what that translates into dollar wise.”
  • “The infographic that we published last month resulted in earning 67 links and it was also responsible for 45 conversions and $22,480 in revenue.”

Do you want a fancy PDF ranking report or do you want to know what your return on investment was?

4. More focused social-media approach

Social media was once just a platform to share content, so businesses would sign up for every social platform under the sun and blast their content everywhere. Social media is now a marketing channel as well as a customer-service channel. Your social audience expects your brand to engage with them on a more personal level.

Related: How to Improve Your Google AdWords Campaign This Holiday Season

It is more effective to focus on two or three social-media platforms and be very active and accommodating. This not only helps you generate more leads, sales and revenue, but it also helps to build a very loyal following that will share your content. This can introduce new people to your brand and even present opportunities to earn links.

5. Earning links rather than building links

Through all of the updates and algorithm changes over the years one thing remains the same: inbound links are the most influential signal of trust and authority. This isn’t going to change — not in 2015 or anytime soon.

The days of building links on irrelevant blogs and chasing large quantities of links to game the search results are over. Earning a single link on a high-quality relevant website is valuable for multiple reasons including SEO, attracting referral traffic, leads, sales and branding exposure. Look for traditional PR and SEO to work closer together in 2015.

6. Targeting more precise keywords and search phrases

The days of targeting broad keywords are coming to an end. While they tend to have a huge search volume, they don’t attract highly targeted traffic and they are expensive to rank. Targeting long-tail search queries not only attracts qualified “buyer” traffic, but these terms will typically have much less competition. Keyword research along with understanding the shopping and purchase patterns of the target consumer can help to identify search terms and phrases to go after.

Businesses will always crave organic search traffic, and search-engine optimization is the vehicle to drive that highly coveted traffic. What are some SEO changes that you foresee in 2015? 

 

Artice Via: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240271

It seems today, Google has started rolling out its next generation of Penguin update, Penguin 3.0!!

Yet there is no official news about this! But, this morning we are seeing many drops in the SERP ranking positions for the keywords of many business websites worldwide. It was already said two weeks ago by Gary Illyes, the Webmaster Trends Analyst and Search Quality Engineer at Google that Penguin 3.0 is moving closer and this will give an impact on a large scale. And, now at last, it is now visually seen!!

We are sure, it is the Google Penguin 3.0!! But, yet is to be confirmed officially from the side of Google.

It seems so far, all language queries have been hit severely and this Penguin 3.0 roll out is just making a huge buzz around the webmaster community!!

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Is the Penguin webspam algorithm, Penguin 3.0 is more effective than ever like a typhoon?!

What’s the impact of this update? How many websites have been pushed down?

Let’s wait and watch!!

Visit this Tab, to know more updates once it is officially confirmed!!

Have you noticed any drop? Just share your comments!!

This news is officially sponsored to you by Melbourne ZuanSEO, a digital marketing firm in Melbourne!

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Interesting

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It’s interesting, that of all the ‘smart’ devices that companies like Apple, Google, etc. could make, they’ve chosen those that they have. It’s not necessarily ‘bad,’ per say, but there have been unusual choices in this context compared to what could be chosen, and in some cases, should.

What’s fascinating is that neither company’s step into wearable technology, took into consideration lots of things in terms of visual approach and position. Surely if each had, things would be different. Granted, it could be that these are just early ‘prototypes’ or ideas in a sense, intended to evolve, but in the game and world of adaption and adoption, every bit to move the user (and hopefully many, many users) is key. It’s interesting to see that no only the products chosen in wearable technology — and the larger smart/internet of things technology market — by the companies, but the approach taken too.

What’s unfortunate for devices, and this includes all devices, is that device business has always been and will always be a commodity business. What that means is that eventually, even with the big early start and early position, the market will ultimately shift to commodity as that is what device business does. It then becomes important, if not critical, that other components exist with the device, and while Apple has some position for this, Google currently has very little.

Which brings up another fascinating element. If in a new and emerging market such as wearable technology and the larger market of internet of things/smart technology overall, why would a company choose a known commodity business to take a position in? The answer, of course, is that the idea is to get in, and make your money at the early stage, before the market shifts to the commodity stage. So then it becomes not a question of what Google or Apple are doing today with their move into wearable technology and internet of things/smart concepts, but what their next moves will be as these will likely be the moves that make all the difference in the future ahead.

What’s fascinating, is the very little amount of startups in the arena above to date. Could this be from a broader lack of understanding of what’s ahead? Higher barrier of entry as hardware/physical product business of any kind? Latency to the market? It’s an early market with no clear defined winner. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next no less.

This is 2014. September of 2014. Twitter was founded in March of 2006, so for over eight years the company has been caught up in a destructive love/hate relationship with private (‘direct’) messaging. At one time the company was actually considering the end of private messaging.

However, the rise of tools like SnapChat, Hangouts, WhatsApp, and WeChat has shown that private messaging is a huge business on the consumer side. And in business, work chat tools like Slack, HipChat, and Flowdock are growing considerable userbases very quickly.

So, Why hasn’t Twitter already released group private messaging? They’ve been talking about it for years.

Twitter’s new CFO, Anthony Noto, added his voice to the discussion about group private messaging, but didn’t say it was imminent:

Yoree Koh, Twitter’s Product Checklist: Better Search and Group Chats

The CFO also hinted that group chats might be in the pipeline. Direct messaging, Twitter’s private chat function, has traditionally been put on the backburner. Because Twitter’s service is public in nature, the role of private messaging has always been a subject of debate within the company. Over the last year, amid the explosion of messaging apps, Twitter has given direct messaging a more prominent role. Noto suggested direct messaging might become more social.

Today, users can only send a direct message to one account at a time. But if, say, Noto tweeted about a football game and a couple of his “college buddies” replied to it, “I’m not sure I want to have (that) conversation in front of my boss and the rest of the 271 global users. I might want to take that to a private setting which you can do through direct messaging. Today you can only do that one to one as opposed to one to many. So that’s an example of innovation around sharing or expression that we can pursue over time.”

This only reinforces the fact that Twitter continues to miss the huge opportunity for group messaging, even while struggling for more uptake and revenue growth.

Inserting random favorites in my timeline is small potatoes compared to group messaging, so why can’t they focus on big initiatives?

Article Via: http://stoweboyd.com/post/96617544912/why-hasnt-twitter-already-released-group-chat

‘Chairless Chair’ exoskeleton.

The Chairless Chair attaches to the thighs and hips, and while it allows for generally normal motion when not powered on, it can be turned on anytime to lock into place and act as a chair the user can sit on. The creator claims the device can hold a required pose for about 24 hours on a single 6 volt battery.

We have seen great leaps in digital technology in past the past five years. Smartphone’s, cloud computing, multi-touch tablets, these are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. However, believe it or not, we are just getting started. Technology will get even better. In the future, we could live like how people in science fiction movies did.
Today’s post is about 10 upcoming, real-life products that is set to revolutionize the world as we know it. Get ready to control the desktop and slice Ninja fruits with your eyes. Get ready to print your own creative physical product. Get ready to dive into the virtual world, and interact with them. Come unfold the future with us.

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1. Google Glass

Augmented Reality has already gotten into our life in the forms of simulated experiment and education app, but Google is taking it several steps higher with Google Glass. Theoretically, with Google Glass, you are able to view social media feeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos. You will also get the latest updates while you are on the ground.

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It’s truly what we called vision, and it’s absolutely possible given the fact that the Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin has demoded the glass with skydivers and creatives. Currently the device is only available to some developers with the price tag of $1500, but expect other tech companies trying it out and building an affordable consumer version.

2. Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality gaming is here in the form of Oculus Rift. This history-defining 3D headset lets you mentally feel that you are actually inside a video game. In the Rift’s virtual world, you could turn your head around with ultra-low latency to view the world in high resolution display.
There are premium products in the market that can do the same, but Rift wants you to enjoy the experience at only $300, and the package even comes as a development kit. This is the beginning of the revolution for next-generation gaming.

The timing is perfect as the world is currently bombarded with the virtual reality topic that could also be attributed to Sword Art Online, the anime series featuring the characters playing games in an entirely virtual world. While we’re getting there, it could take a few more years to reach that level of realism. Oculus Rift is our first step.

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3. Leap Motion
Multi-touch desktop is a (miserably) failed product due to the fact that hands could get very tired with prolonged use, but Leap Motion wants to challenge this dark area again with a more advanced idea. It lets you control the desktop with fingers, but without touching the screen.
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It’s not your typical motion sensor, as Leap Motion allows you to scroll the web page, zoom in the map and photos, sign documentss and even play a first person shooter game with only hand and finger movements. The smooth reaction is the most crucial key point here. More importantly, you can own this future with just $70, a price of a premium PS3 game title!
If this device could completely work with Oculus Rift to simulate a real-time gaming experience, gaming is going to get a major make-over.

4. Eye Tribe

Eye tracking has been actively discussed by technology enthusiasts throughout these years, but it’s really challenging to implement. But Eye Tribe actually did this. They successfully created the technology to allow you to control your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja only with your eye movements.
It’s basically taking the common eye-tracking technology and combining it with a front-facing camera plus some serious computer-vision algorithm, and voila, fruit slicing done with the eyes! A live demo was done in LeWeb this year and we may actually be able to see it in in action in mobile devices in 2013.
Currently the company is still seeking partnership to bring this sci-fi tech into the consumer market but you and I know that this product is simply too awesome to fail.
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5. SmartThings

The current problem that most devices have is that they function as a standalone being, and it require effort for tech competitors to actually partner with each other and build products that can truly connect with each other. Smart Things is here to make your every device, digital or non-digital, connect together and benefit you.
With SmartThings you can get your smoke alarms, humidity, pressure and vibration sensors to detect changes in your house and alert you through your smartphone! Imagine the possibilities with this.
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You could track who’s been inside your house, turn on the lights while you’re entering a room, shut windows and doors when you leave the house, all with the help of something that only costs $500! Feel like a tech lord in your castle with this marvel.

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