Marketers and brands have always had conversations, but at a much slower pace and mediated by professional parties. That's no longer the case. Conversation 2.0, that is, the web 2.0 enabled conversation, shifts places and times.
A full-page ad in USA Today and in the New York Times marks the next chapter of the never-ending "the conversation is your brand" saga. Trident, the chewing gum maker, bought the placements, and instead of using them to promote its latest product.
FriendFeed has a new way for users to eyeball new updates. A desktop notifier, built on top of Adobe's AIR runtime will feed you a never-ending stream of updates.
The Vinotemp Epicureanist Automatic Cocktail Mixer features push-button operation. The bar gadget not only stirs, but it pours as well.
While it's currently iPhone-only, Tempo Smart Calendar is a worthwhile calendar app that integrates well with other services.
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Design guru and computer scientist John Maeda believes there's a way to bridge a historical gap and infuse computer engineering with a more refined set of aesthetics.
The iPhone maker is finally letting developers access more of its mobile OS. That's great news -- unless you're in a department Apple wants to dominate.
Despite worries about the dangers of 3D printed firearms, there's little chance of anyone with a MakerBot device gunning people down. Even gun-control advocates think the hype is too much.
The book "Hatching Twitter" comes out this week, just as the company goes public. In it, Nick Bilton tells the tale of the often chaotic and ego-driven maneuverings over control of the CEO's chair at Twitter.
After initially dismissing Twitter's new stand-alone video app, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman re-evaluates it and realizes the service has something very interesting to offer.