From What’s Now To What’s Next
LPP is keeping a finger on the pulse of top industry headlines and conversations buzzing around social media, so you don't have to. Below is this week's round-up to serve as information and inspiration for discussions around real-time trends.
Did we miss anything? What are your thoughts on what’s happening this week?
- Google Fiber: Is coming to Austin beginning 2014. AT&T and Time Warner are already crying out as Google’s service will include internet, TV and DVR. “Fiberhoods" will be determined based on demand.
- Taxes: If you haven’t filed yours yet, don’t tweet about it or the IRS will come after you.
— Christina Bonnington (@redgirlsays) April 9, 2013
- #AD2013: Arrested Development comes back to all us on May 26. Expect hop-ons
- #MadMen: Returns to prime time with a super depressing but brilliant 2-hour episode
- Samsung Mini Stores: The company debuted “Experience Shops” within Best Buy stores. A move against Apple? A move to fight showrooming? Extra retail overhead? All of the above?
- Passthoughts: UC Berkeley researchers found a way to use brain biometrics to log into programs/devices by simply thinking thoughts.
- McConnell Bugs: Recordings of the Senator devising tactics to discredit potential senatorial candidate Ashley Judd, were released by Mother Jones and have prompted an FBI investigation into who bugged the Senator’s office.
McConnell campaign decries "Nixonian tactics" and asks FBI to probe leak of Ashley Judd tapes wapo.st/10OZ6VQ— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 9, 2013
- Vine: The app reached #1 on the Apple App Store, Six seconds may be the new attention span online.
- Facebook Emoticons: From determined to sexy –users can choose from a “range” of emotions when they post to their Facebook Timeline. Flashbacks to Live Journal, anyone?
- LinkedIn Mentions: A new feature enables users to “tag” companies and individuals within their posts, thus enabling more direct engagement on the platform.
A Pixar artist is teaming up with Facebook to create new emoticons. Great, now I'll start crying every time I read a text.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 20, 2013