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Dutch startup Layar has long been considered one of the front-runners in the augmented reality space, building mobile apps that enable Android smartphone and iPhone owners to use their handset’s camera to ‘see’ digital information on top of AR-enhanced objects in the real world. The apps will continue to be supported, but Layar is today launching a new product that will see it shift its focus almost entirely. Layar is introducing a self-service Web app called Creator that basically enables print publishers to make their static publications interactive with videos, links, ‘buy’ buttons and whatnot both easily and rapidly. And no, we’re not talking about QR codes here – you can see a demo video below. (via Layar Shifts Focus To ‘Interactive Print’ With Launch Of ‘Creator’)

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’, with Twitter interested mostly in the people, not the product. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have will remain up and running for now.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a partnership between Cornell University and the Technion – Israel Institute Of Technology, won the $100 million grant to build a state-of-the-art applied sciences and engineering school on Roosevelt Island. (via Check out New York City’s Proposed “Tech Island” [Video] - The Next Web)

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Israel is the world’s biggest user of Social Media. Consumers are turning to SM more often for customer support. Steve Jobs wins a posthumous Grammy award.

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jamiew:

Quick script to rip all the photos from a Tumblr blog. Usage:

ruby tumblr-photo-downloader.rb jamiew.tumblr.com

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(via Business social networking in China set to grow five fold by 2013)
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(via Knewton tells us: Education’s Internet moment is now - Shareables)
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(via Instagram growing twice as fast as Flickr, and other fun facts [Infographic] - Shareables)
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Twitter’s 5 Years
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Twitter’s 5 Years

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courtenaybird:

Infographic Of The Day: 15 Facts About The Internet In 2015 
The proportion of people who access the Internet only through mobile devices will grow from 14 million in 2010 to 788 million by 2015. Meanwhile, the number of smartphones will rise from about 500 million today to 2.5 billion.

courtenaybird:

Infographic Of The Day: 15 Facts About The Internet In 2015 

The proportion of people who access the Internet only through mobile devices will grow from 14 million in 2010 to 788 million by 2015. Meanwhile, the number of smartphones will rise from about 500 million today to 2.5 billion.