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Smartphones already have Google Goggles, an image-recognition search app, but consumers may one day have “Google glasses.” The search company publicly introduced Project Glass on Wednesday, a concept for wearable glasses that integrate directly with Google (s goog) services.

Google is sharing this video to kickstart ideas and gather feedback for the connected, wearable device concept. It may sound like a silly project, but when you think about it, the device actually makes sense.

The initial design vision is for lightweight frames that don’t actually have full-sized, traditional glass lenses. Instead, a small display is available up and to the outside of the right eye so that information doesn’t interfere with viewing the world around. And as shown in the video, there would be some type of eye-tracking mechanism allowing users to interact with data on the small display — similar to a touchpad tap —…

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Youtube & Paramount: The New Partnership!

YouTube announced a new deal with Paramount Pictures to rent online some 500 films, including “Hugo” , “The Godfather”  and many others.

The agreement announced Wednesday makes Paramount the fifth major Hollywood studio to join YouTube’s online video store, a growing rental library that typically charges $2 to $4 per viewing. 20th Century Fox is now the only major studio holdout.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed and it was not immediately clear why the two companies, whose parent companies have sparred in court for years, decided to put their differences aside for this licensing agreement.

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Why Indie Filmmakers Have To Consider Pinterest?

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As many of us think, we are surrounded by social networks that come out of the blue everyday! Nevertheless, there is a reason why indie filmmakers should pay attention to Pinterest.

  • In just one month (December 2011-January 2012), Pinterest saw traffic increase over 155%, and over the last 6 months, traffic increased by 4000%. As of this month, they had over 11 million unique visitors to the site and over 10 million registered users from all over the world.

 

  • Statistics show Pinterest drives more referral traffic on the Web than Google+, YouTube, Redditand LinkedIn combined. The beauty of pinning photos/videos is they link back to websites, thus driving traffic. They are no follow links, so it doesn’t help with SEO, but any link that drives traffic to a site is good for awareness and conversion.

 

  • Mainly, the site now attracts women in the age range 25-44 who love fashion, home decorating and family related products.

 

  • Activities are based on images so rather than having to write a lot, you can simply post photo collections and they don’t even have to be your own photos! I think this is the highly attractive thing about Pinterest.

 

  • The key for users doesn’t seem to be gaining followers, but gaining repins meaning they want to have people think what they pin is cool.

 

  • It integrates with your other social accounts like Facebook and Twitter and hopefully Google Plus is coming. 

 

I think filmmakers have to be aware of the importance of Pinterst for their business!!!

Any comment????

Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]

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Brent Weinstein and Eric Kuhn stopped by the studio to talk about technology in entertainment, and these guys are worth listening to. Brent is Head of Digital Media for United Talent Agency in Los Angeles, where he oversees the agency’s work in online entertainment, social media, video games, and the agency’s digital consulting practice. Eric is the department’s Head of Social Media. UTA is one of the premier agencies in Hollywood, repping the likes of Johnny Depp, Seth Rogen and Ice Cube. So, these guys are kind of a big deal. Ever read the NBA’s Twitter feed? Eric is the guy who started it, and he also created and ran the social media operations for CBS News and CNN before moving to Los Angeles (and UTA).

Brent is one of the frontline guys on the convergence of technology and entertainment. He wants to find the best…

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