Google’s version of the “like” button. And closely related news: new CEO Larry Page has announced 25% of employee’s annual bonuses will be tied to the success or failure of the company’s social media efforts in 2011.
Now that the iPad 2 has a front facing-camera and some decent horsepower under the hood, there’s a lot of potential for really interesting camera-plus-screen coordination hacks. The clever folks over at the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research group have managed to combine a feed from the front-facing camera, with a bit of software wizardry, to track the position of a person’s head in 3D in real-time.
What happens when you combine the best offers of Groupon, the mobility of Foursquare and the reach of Facebook? Facebook Deals. Groupon (and, IMHO, their ridiculous fees for the retailer) and Foursquare should be afraid. Very afraid.
Get your pretty face on a Times Square billboard. Here’s how it works: you “like” the Corona Lite Facebook page. Once you do that, you get access to the Times Square app, which will let you upload a photo for use in a billboard the company will be running from November 8 to December 6. There will even be pictures from the other side of the square showing what your face looks like hovering over the crowds of people that traverse Times Square every day.
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