Useful Gmail Tips

Here are five features I use all the time that have helped me save time and make me more efficient. Some are hidden away on the Gmail Labs page. This is where you’ll find products that Gmail is currently working on. Actually Gmail calls it “a testing ground for experimental features that aren’t quite ready for primetime.” In any case, it’s loaded with lots of useful features, and I’ll share a few with you.

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A Clever way to track web sentiment

A new service lets you link to stories through domains like loath.es or iwantth.is. Bitly, the link-shortening service, has something small and good for you to play with. They call it Bitly for Feelings, and it adds a clever new capability to social media.

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Google Glass : a slew of intriguing new features

 

Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with  XE10 update, but what’s hiding under the hood might be even more promising. Android Police posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon are a handful of new commands hidden in the GlassVoice APK, like the ability to succinctly ask Glass to call you a car, schedule an event, create a 3D model, translate phrases and start a round of golf. Even more interesting are the possibilities presented by potential music playback and gaze integration. Indeed, the files buried in the Gaze folder — which include double blink detection — may signal that eye control is one step closer to becoming a reality. You can find the full teardown at the source link below.

Yahoo Mail Changes

Tens of thousands of Yahoo users have taken to online Web forums to complain about the look and functionality of the new Yahoo Mail, one of several new Yahoo product updates introduced over the last 15 months at the behest of Yahoo’s new chief executive and former Googler, Marissa Mayer.

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Social Touch raises $10M

Last year, Salesforce acquired Buddy Media for $689 million to become a marketing powerhouse.

Social Touch hopes to emulate Buddy Media’s success in China — and just snagged a more than $10 million cash injection to help brands like Proctor & Gamble, Dell, and Coca-Cola get their message out on China’s social networks.

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6 Customer experience mistakes

Over the months, this blog has featured a lot of lists of best practices and tips. This post is going to be a bit different. There’s nothing better than learning from experience, and this time we’d like to learn from Netflix’ bad experience when it mishandled  attempts to change its offering and rates.

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Clearly through a Cloud

Computing used to be neatly bundled up in products that you could buy; today it’s increasingly being sold as a service. Computation, software, access to data and storage are all being sold as services where the consumer doesn’t physically own the being used, or where it is actually located.

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Google plans to outspend Apple and Samsung to promote the new Moto X

Languishing at 1 percent of a global phone market it helped create, Google subsidiary Motorola is planning to unveil the Moto X, a customizable phone, this summer. And to support its launch, Google is planning to spend as much as $500 million. If that doesn’t move Motorola’s dial, nothing will.

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How Google Glass can evolve as a tool for journalists

This is a  post by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Home Loans. She is Hangout Host for its veteran and military issues news hub,Veterans United Network. She is also known as the first journalist to use a Google+ Hangout in a television newscast. You can connect with Sarah on Google+, or chat with her onTwitter.

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Create RSS Feeds for Twitter

Twitter has dropped support for RSS Feeds but there does exist a solution, slightly complicated though, that you may use to generate feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines and even Twitter lists.

Without RSS feeds, it is difficult to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you can no longer create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when you post a new tweet. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot track Twitter search results for certain keywords in your RSS reader.

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