Archive | November, 2012

1.7 Million Jobs Posted on Facebook Job Board

November 16, 2012

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Yesterday Facebook launched a job-board app, featuring 1.7 million listings from 5 different recruiting organizations.

This new application is the one of the products of Social Jobs Partnership that Facebook started last year with several public agencies and aggregating jobs in one place.

The first set of jobs comes from the three agencies viz. BranchOut, DirectEmployers Association, Work4Labs, Jobvite and Monster.com.

With this new move, I feel that Facebook is venturing into digital world big time and has a chance of becoming a threat to Google as well. Although this application is not generating any money directly for Facebook, but it sure can get into paid Job Listing business as well. Linkedin must watch out for sure. With such a huge database of almost 1 billion, this sure be a big success for Facebook.

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Google Comes Up with “Where Do I Vote” Locator on Election Day

November 6, 2012

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It’s the Election Day in USA and to mark this day on web, Google has come up with a special ballot box Doodle.

If you click on the logo, you will land up on the Google Voting Place Locator. You will be prompted to add your address to find the voting place.

This will end up to the special Google Elections page where your voting place would be displayed along with other important information. Check it out on Google.com.

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Vicks Ad Blunder – Designers Give Drew Brees a New Birthmark

November 6, 2012

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Did you notice something wrong in the above Vicks ad featuring New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. Ad designer probably didn’t notice that Drew had a birth mark on one of his cheek and just flipped the image. Now, thanks to Vicks, Brees has a birthmark on both cheeks. FYI, the image on right is the correct one.

Photo manipulation is common and we all know that it is done, but at least the company should get the facts right.

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Nike Launches New Fitness Program via Xbox

November 5, 2012

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A new fitness training program for the Xbox was launched yesterday by Nike as part of it’s strategy of tie up with Kinect motion sensor controller.

This is a personalized training experience combining the Nike’s athlete training with Kinect’s motion sensor technology.

Fitness freaks can define a goal, create a custom program and measure progress with Kinect’s real time feedback technology.

Earlier to this, Nike had launched Nike + iPod Sport Kit after their tie up with Apple which allowed people to put the device in their footwear and connect it to iPod Nano.

Usually Nike is associated with Sports freaks but this is the first time it is coming up with some program for fitness for everyone.

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