Nov 07

Japan’s new media artist daito Manabe: AR, AI, virtual reality and create a drone at the junction of Art

139902511In 2016 the Tencent held WE conference theatre in Beijing north, Tencent Inc chief officer of David Wallerstein, to explore the singularity University co-founder Peter Diamandis et al to the meeting and delivered a speech on the air, gravitational waves, science and art, AR and other cutting-edge topics.

Japan’s new media artist, software engineer daito Manabe shows including UAV, virtual reality, CG technology in today’s hottest in science and technology conference, and combined with the results of art.
Cooperate with friends in daito Manabe company Rhizomatiks is Japan’s top design company, the company uses the human body sensor, UAV, camera image seamless technology MV creation, stage decoration etc..
AR creation is the focus of the company’s business. Rhizomatiks will combine AR and 3D scan, CG, and Perfume teamed up with Japan’s group, at kouhaku utagassen, American south southwest Music Festival and other occasions, to bring the visual feast for the audience.
Daito Manabe said the team will first on the scene with a laser scanning, and then as the data preserved, finally realize the seamless connection of image. “We’re creating the boundaries of reality and virtual reality”.
In addition, the company is also trying to use the UAV production performance. Daito Manabe UAV control system is introduced, it is not easy to start, at the same time, they have 3 sets of UAV with the actors on the same stage, and later extended to 24. The first company daito Manabe said the drone creation also try holding the mentality, “we are trying to free the organic combination of human and human”.
Not long ago, Rhizomatiks on the use of this technology, together with the Japanese combination of Perfume, in an American TV show for the audience to offer a UAV dance performances, popular.
Rhizomatiks is for children, high school and college students held a number of workshops, for example in the man-machine work for college students in the workshop, the company has prepared 3 day courses for students, and let students use the knowledge creation.
Daito Manabe said, the future Rhizomatiks will also give artificial intelligence and VR, CG, UAV fusion, are more creative and artistic creation. “What’s interesting about it is that what you imagine is very different from what is finally presented.”

Aug 18

New electricity supplier sore point: the shopping cart 70% bought goods had not been paid


Increasingly popular in the world of e-commerce, retail sites also face challenges, especially how to get Internet users in the wide range of commodities, quickly find their own desirable commodity.
According to research technology news site BusinessInsider America’s Financial Intelligence Unit BIIntelligence, and the other is called a “shopping cart abandonment” phenomenon, increasingly sparked anxiety electricity supplier website – commodity finally by the user into a shopping cart, but eventually abandoned, or not closing.
For the general public is concerned, this is a very common phenomenon. Entity shopping, people can choose another election. In the electricity supplier website into the shopping cart of goods, swing and hesitation, and not necessarily the final payment of commodity buyers.
This think tank forecast data show that this year, the global electricity supplier website abandoned shopping cart of goods worth $ 400 million, and if the retail site takes a little effort, of which 63% may be re-checkout consumer purchase.
Allegedly, BIIntelligence tier of global electricity supplier through the website, access to these data.
This think tank’s report, “shopping cart abandonment” phenomenon, is increasing. With the online shopping population gradually shifted to mobile shopping, this phenomenon will continue.
2013, about 74 percent of shopping cart (a one shopping generate) by netizens abandoned. In contrast, the proportion of 2012 and 2011 were 72% and 69%.
Shopping cart of goods not paid the settlement does not mean that users no longer need this product, for retailers, these products have not yet entered the “lost sales” category.
According to the professional company SeeWhy survey had abandoned shopping carts in merchandise online shopping experience family, three-quarters of people said that the store will still be returned or shop in the future, to purchase these commodities have been abandoned again.
Of course, compared to physical stores, online retailers want to be discarded shopping cart re-settlement, a single channel, is more difficult.
This think tank reports that retailers actually have multiple means to recover forgotten in the shopping cart sales, further simplifying network platforms such as payment and settlement processes, in addition to those abandoned shopping cart users, by e-mail be a gentle reminder.
According to research specialist Listrak, and after leaving the electricity supplier a consumer Web site three hours, send him an email if four percent of the recipients will read the message content, two percent of the recipients will click View cart unpaid merchandise.
An abandoned shopping carts, in fact hides a huge valuable information, such as why online shoppers have abandoned a good selection of merchandise, the products in question, or the online shopping process issues? Brand or product does not have enough appeal and loyalty.
This think tank pointed out that in-depth analysis online shopping cart (including abandoned) data software and technology, will be a worthwhile investment fields.

Aug 16

Ten Square refute false rumors: No one says to postpone the listing

Mobile payment company Square blog published on Thursday refuted the top ten on the company’s quality of service of false rumors, including customer defects and difficulties encountered, such as the main business. Square hopes to make the reader believe that the various measures taken by the company currently are for the future development of Charge.
Earlier this year, foreign media have reported that, due to the huge losses suffered when Square is considering various strategic options including the sale, including. Just a few days ago, Amazon also introduced a mobile payment service called Amazon Local Register of goals against Square. So, Square had published blog to refute some of the false rumors in the market.
The following is the full text of this blog:
Now, there are many false reports about the Square on the market. We list the top ten bad rumor, and one by one to refute.
1. Square’s service fee is too expensive
Not true. We only charge a one-time low fee for each transaction, but businesses also can get free inventory management, sales, invoicing and e-commerce solutions and other services. If revenues larger scale, we can also provide fee-based services tailored to the customer based on the actual situation. In addition, we do not have any hidden charges.
2. Square unsafe
We strictly protect customer data, because the data is precisely the foundation of our business development. Square comply with the Payment Card Industry (Payment Card Industry) security standards. Our credit card and payment process each transaction are closely monitored. You can learn more about Square security on our Web site.
3. Square no customer service or telephone sales support
We are your partner and look forward to ask your service at any time. Square customers can at any time by phone, Email and Twitter contact us. Our website support center has many articles, recommendations and videos.
4. Square only for Small Business Service
Our services cover almost all business objects. Square Register offers include inventory tracking, a variety of specialized business schedules and powerful analysis tools, including to help customers streamline operational processes.
5. Square business encounter difficulties
Like you, we are a growth-oriented enterprises. Your investment is to have a better future, we also true. We have sufficient funds, and these funds are spent wisely: for example, for the recruitment and development of new products. Those reports about our company or to postpone the sale of the company listed are unfounded. We have taken various measures are for the future development of Charge.
6. Square charge hidden fees
Square does not charge any hidden fees, we do not use in the form of contract to lock customers. We deal with all kinds of costs roughly the same payment card transactions. No matter the amount of your credit card spending how much, credit card costs are the same. It’s that simple.
7. Square benefit from the use of trade disputes
Safety is always the first principle Square upheld. We have been very vigilant in protecting the interests of buyers and sellers, and for any unusual transactions phenomenon closely monitored. We will not benefit from the use of trade disputes. We will not freeze in the process of customer funds in resolving disputes.
8. Square just a reader
We offer a complete set of integrated tools to customers to help them optimize their business operations. We are able to offer a few on the market will pay up contact with customers other business services. Customers can be done on your own Square Dashboard send electronic receipts, manage inventory, track sales trends, the online order to embed their own websites as well as scheduling and other tasks.
9. Square unreliable
Square Reader reader and Square Stand merchant cash register systems are specifically designed with customer demand function, which ensures their efficient and reliable in the payment process. If your Wi-Fi network, or do you sometimes can not suddenly break the Internet, you can also use our line mode (Offline Mode). We have also been continuously improved product appearance, product features to match it with. Square Reader is the thinnest on the market is currently a mobile card reader, and Square Stand is harvested Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) recently selected the 2014 IDEA Award for excellence in industrial design.
10. Square only supports Apple products
Square supports iPhone, iPad and many Android devices.srtxt_20140816

Aug 15

Why so obsessed with Facebook Snapchat?

Facebook first try to emulate Snapchat, and then tried to buy Snapchat. After the failure of two programs, Facebook try to emulate Snapchat again. Zuckerberg on Snapchat favorite described as “unshaken.”
Applications to market research firm App Annie statistics show, Facebook types of applications and Burn After Reading additional features have failed to replicate the success of Snapchat’s. However, Instagram’s new Burn After Reading Application Bolt seems the most promising.
Snapchat has occupied an important position in the market. Market research firm ComScore statistics show that in the United States Millennials users, Snapchat popularity after the Facebook application and Instagram. The so-called millennial generation, namely between the ages of 21-29 years of age of the younger generation.
Bloomberg reported that, Snapchat had on the investment of the negotiations with Alibaba, Snapchat valuation has reached $ 10 billion.
Zuckerberg has been proved with concrete actions, as long as he can meet the application Burn After Reading dream, he would hesitate to. Last year, Facebook bid $ 3 billion acquisition of Snapchat, but Snapchat rejected Facebook. Then, Facebook will develop the focus of public attention and valuable to all kinds of applications bet on him, but these applications can not be compared with Snapchat.
As with all new applications like Facebook, released at the beginning, Facebook’s Burn After Reading application can enter the popular application list, but these applications are downloaded quickly fall.
Market research firm Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis (Brian Solis) said: “The great fanfare in direct competition with Snapchat such popular applications for public relations is not necessarily a good thing .Facebook sent out a signal that it can not foresee the next wave technology wave, or inability to innovation .Facebook seems a bit desperate. ”

Poke is the first Facebook application developed to emulate Snapchat. Poke in the December 2012 release. Poke Snapchat emulate the main functions of the built-in photo sharing, video sharing, graffiti and self-timed destruction capabilities. Poke even added some features, such as location sharing, text messages and Facebook friends list.
Technology website TechCrunch reported that Zuckerberg participated Poke application development work, and personally for Poke notification feature “vocals.” The first two months, Poke in the App Store rankings basically stable, but then quickly fell out of popular applications list.
January of this year, Zuckerberg said: “Poke is just a joke a few people developed a Poke in the programming marathon project, we released once and then abandoned, she never touched it..”
Solis said that if Poke indeed some value, then it may be to let Facebook Glimpse to the needs of mobile users, this experience can help other working of Facebook. May this year, Facebook officially from the App Store shelves Poke, Poke since quit the stage of history.

Poke a month after retiring, Facebook hastily released Slingshot. Slingshot Burn After Reading is also an application, users can share photos and videos with graffiti. Slingshot has a strange requirement that the user must first send a photo or video, then in order to view the received content. The move is intended to encourage users to continue to share.
App Annie data show, Slingshot ranking in the App Store has climbed slightly, but then dropped sharply. Slingshot only two months have disappeared. After the United States to test the water for two weeks, Slingshot landing the international market, but the international version come to the same fate.

And under the leadership of Facebook, Instagram launched last December picture messaging features Instagram Direct. Research institutions can not track the use of the data in the feature, but Solis believes that most people do not want to send a message with Instagram, or do not know the options, Instagram Direct may not be widely used. Facebook said that 45 million Instagram users’ frequently send or open private letter function. ”
July 29, Instagram action again, officially launched standalone applications Bolt. Bolt is only for New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa released. Bloomberg statistics show, Bolt developments in these areas very well. Bolt average position over Snapchat. Although only two weeks on the line, but the data show that Facebook’s efforts have yielded results.

May 13

Smart T-shirt: You can always monitor physiological indicators heartbeat, breathing, etc.

Canadian startups OMsignal just launched a new type of wearable devices : equipped with sensors fashion T-shirt . This T-shirt can track the user’s heart rate , breathing and exercise and other fitness indicators .

OMsignal company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. May 8 this year , the company launched a new smart wear products, including such high-performance compression T-shirt .
Previously, we have seen some new wearable device is launched , but this time is different. This smart T-shirt is a T-shirt in the traditional grafting of high technology , it becomes a new product .
This smart T-shirt is equipped with a sensor, which can be connected via Bluetooth to a smart phone application to monitor the user’s heart rate , breathing and movement.
“We always clothed in life ,” OMsignal co-founder and CEO Stephane Marceau (Stéphane Marceau) said in a statement . “Clothes are the most natural and ultimately wearable device media along, just to cover themselves and fashionable clothing , but they now will also help motivate us to better ourselves every day and you never open a no speedometer or fuel gauge car, right? Well, with OM’s one , you can now get a better guide the dashboard of your life , it can increase your self-control , improve your fitness level , adopt a healthy lifestyle . ”
Tech T-shirt
This time , OMsignal introduced four different styles of men’s shirts , including T-shirts , sleeveless shirts, casual T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts. These shirts are designed to be suitable for wearing in the gym , you can do both underwear can also be worn on the outside. Health sensors embedded in the shirt , you can track heart rate, respiratory rate, respiratory rate , such as exercise intensity and calorie consumption indicators. Caught in a black shirt small box can send data to a smart phone.
This shirt is pre- priced at $ 199 and will be sold in the U.S. this summer, and elsewhere . Shirt with white , black, gray , orange four. Blouse will also be available later this year . This shirt is machine washable , but OMsignal recommended before washing to remove the black box .
In addition , OMsignal company has just launched a iOS app , but the Android version is still in the pipeline.

May 10

36 Krypton Wang Zhuang: new trends of global Internet entrepreneurs


Now is the next era of combining online and offline, online services require a lot of living and be able to get through the line.
O2O infrastructure now become more refined, such as Alipay, there are micro-channel pay. There are still many areas in O2O opportunities for many companies to the next line businesses to provide payment solutions, after the mobile phone payment solutions, will greatly improve the O2O experience.
Online Travel
Data show that China’s outbound travel market about 50% annual growth rate, and this is a good opportunity. The second is the tour around the user to select where to travel tomorrow to go, where to play the weekend, which also left a lot of room for imagination entrepreneurs.
Intelligent hardware
Some health products, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, etc., is the most Internet entrepreneurs are doing.

May 07

Intel Capital announced the injection of unmanned technology developers ZMP


Intel Capital announced on Wednesday that Japan’s investment in unmanned technology developer ZMP. The funds from Intel Capital networked automobile Fund, which is dedicated to accelerating the development of unmanned technology.
ZMP was founded in 2001, is located in Tokyo, Japan. ZMP committed to developing and providing intelligence platform, including automotive, various sensing systems, visualization and analysis, technical consulting, on-site testing and car information systems such as unmanned networking technology. ZMP can also provide customized services and applications safe driving, eco-driving and in-car entertainment systems.
It is reported that this investment will help ZMP Intel’s computing power will be introduced intelligent driver assistance systems and other products.
After the investment, ZMP will get more R & D funding, and open global markets.

May 03

Google and Apple will kill the future of Facebook yet?


World’s most valuable company , the dominant global search field , the world’s largest social network. It would have been unlikely three associated companies , because the mobile Internet and smart phones are becoming competitors , and even life and death of the enemy .
Recently , Facebook has once again released strong quarterly earnings reports , mainly thanks to its mobile advertising revenue growth. Although the overall market saturation resulted in Facebook user growth slowed, but its user engagement and average revenue per user are on the rise , mobile revenue for the first time exceeded the non-mobile revenues .
Part of the reason for this growth is due to the attractiveness of Facebook mobile advertising : most other mobile advertising – at the top or bottom of the screen a small banner – different , Facebook mobile ads directly in the timeline . Thus, when the user scrolls the screen , each ad has a chance to fill the entire screen. This can be said is the best form of digital advertising .
Clearly, Facebook’s mobile revenue comes from the largest part of the application installation advertising , which is to encourage users to download an application, rather than simply selling products. According to the CEO of the company AdKnowledge • Legacy (Ben Legg) that the application is installed in advertising revenue accounted for Facebook mobile revenue share of over 50 %.
The main buyers of these ads are free game publishers , such as King Company (Candy Crush Saga provider ) and Big Fish Games Company (Bejeweled series of games provider ) , these companies use Facebook surprisingly willing to spend money to find demographic data customers who bought within the application .
This process is this:
Publishers launched a free game , attracting a large number of user access.
Some players become “digital Whale (digital whales)”, in order to spend money to upgrade in the game again .
Game publishers to calculate these ” profitable players ‘ demographic profile and use Facebook’s mobile advertising to attract potential players .
This technique is so effective that kind of advertising spaces obviously in short supply , leading to soaring advertising prices . Demand is greater than supply , which is exactly what Facebook’s new mobile advertising network for a reason to be optimistic about .
So, where is the problem? In fact, the biggest problem is , Facebook application installation relies on advertising , making it very vulnerable to Apple Inc. and Google ( microblogging ) ‘s blow.
In terms of Apple , Facebook should be wary of it to make significant changes to its App Store free games policy . Apple’s ecosystem , many people strongly opposed free games, if Apple ‘s management worried that such applications will reduce their brand image , they will suppress or even prohibited it .
Google is a bigger threat. Last week, Google launched its own application installed ads on the search results page and YouTube. They may not be as eye-catching as Facebook timeline ads , but Google will have the best database – Android applications using the data . In his blog, Google made ​​it clear that its ads can ” reach the most likely customers , based on their habit of using the application , the frequency and type of use to buy their applications .”
Free game publisher for it , the type of data even more valuable than demographics. Therefore , Google may replace Facebook, become the first choice for mobile applications advertisers . Although Facebook has made ​​several acquisitions , which could help it better understand the behavior of the user application , Facebook is restarting F8 Developers Conference , to encourage application developers importance Facebook – but understanding the actual use of the application aspects of the case , Facebook is still in a disadvantageous situation.
Yes, there are always too good story hidden , fast-growing companies often do not have time to lay a solid foundation. Facebook is just a few years before it achieved significant growth in the mobile business , it does not actually have a basic platform for mobile applications. In this world dominated by the mobile Internet , the future is bound to Facebook and Apple and Google fierce collision . In the application data and understanding of consumer behavior , Apple and Google temporarily the upper hand – Facebook was only temporary money.

Apr 30

AT & T WiFi service will push the cabin while the plane returned data in real time

AT & T

Prior to this, ” fly line” is still in the preliminary stage not very satisfactory . On Monday, one of the largest U.S. telecommunications company AT & T announced that it will build a new ground- network , next year will be fully launched in the second half cabin Wi-Fi service , flying on broadband , it will become a reality.
According to Fox Business website reported , AT & T said that the cabin Wi-Fi service will enhance the bandwidth and stability of the Internet by plane , bring to enhance the user experience. Users can browse the website , check e-mail , keep in touch with friends and family through social networking sites and mobile chat tool , and can improve the efficiency of the air office .
AT & T said that the cabin Wi-Fi service, but will increase the efficiency of the crew and ground traffic , real-time flight data will be returned to the ground.
The above communication is quite important. Malaysia Airlines disappearances , since aircraft and ground communication is cut off , resulting in a specific location until today still search aircraft . Before American Airlines Insiders pointed out that communications technology aviation industry , is still stuck in thirty or forty years ago, the airline should be black box data , real-time back to the ground for backup , so no need to be missing after the aircraft time-consuming the search black box , so that data transfer , the cost is very low.
Such a Wi-Fi network nacelle , how to run ? AT & T said , AT & T will use the 4G (LET) mobile communication network technology , building an innovative air -to-ground network to provide broadband services.
AT & T said that the construction of the cabin Wi-Fi services will add some costs, but will not significantly affect the company’s performance , AT & T will not modify before making financial projections . Monday , AT & T ‘s share price did not fluctuate significantly .
In a statement on Monday , AT & T revealed that in the past six years , has invested $ 140 billion on mobile networks.
AT & T also quoted a report Honeywell said that 90 % of users for existing Wi-Fi service cabin dissatisfied , mainly due to slow speed , Internet frequently interrupted.
AT & T said that in the cabin Wi-Fi services , and Honeywell will cooperate each other to provide some hardware and software.
According to another report , in the passenger cabin Internet services, many U.S. airlines have chosen specialist Gogo, AT & T Wi-Fi service in the cabin , and Gogo will mean direct competition . Monday after the news , Gogo ‘s shares plunged 18.7%.

Apr 27

Nike and Apple want to expand NikeFuel ecosystem


Nike CEO Mark Parker (Mark Parke) , said during an interview with CNBC on Friday , although FuelBand this product seems dead , but Nike did not give up on the “Digital Sports (digital sport)” initiative , but NikeFuel ecosystem will continue to expand cooperation with Apple .
Earlier reports said Nike has dismissed a large part of the members of the FuelBand team. When asked whether the company is planning to quit Nike wearable hardware products market , Parker said , “We are more focused on the software aspects of the experience and I think we will continue to focus on wearable products .”
Parker did not confirm the death FuelBand , he just declared that Nike will strongly promote NikeFuel activity quantification and measurement systems software development . But Parker also said that there are about 30 million worldwide users FuelBand , Nike company hoping to increase that figure to 100 million , both somewhat confusing oxymoron .
According to market research organization NPD recent report , in 2013 , at $ 330 million fitness tracker market, Nike accounted for only 10% of the share. Last year , Nike sold at a price of $ 150 is about 2.2 million FuelBands.
If Parker about 30 million FuelBand users estimate is true, which means Nike in the year 2012 and the first quarter of 2014 the CPC sold 28.8 million FuelBand, which is impossible . A more plausible explanation is that Parker said was 30,000,000 NikeFuel users, but CNBC ‘s reporters remember.
Anyway, about the future of FuelBand , Parker did not give a clear answer , but stressed that Nike company will cooperate with companies like Apple expanding NikeFuel ecosystems.
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