Everything you need to know about the PlayStation 4

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The PlayStation 4 is real. Sony announced the next-gen console at an event in New York City earlier tonight. The multimedia conglomerate revealed a lot of games while skipping over a few details.

Basic info:

  • Price: Sony didn’t specify
  • Release: Holiday 2013
  • Backwards compatibility with PS3: No (may come later via Gaikai cloud streaming)
  • Backwards compatibility with PS3 PlayStation Network games
  • Free-to-play support: Yes
  • Vita/PS4 bundle: Possibly
  • Used games: Will work on PS4

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The world’s most expensive cup of Starbucks coffee

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Coffee is wonderful. Really, it’s the fuel that powers much of America. And better yet, most cups of coffee are reasonably priced — just $1 from a Manhattan coffee cart, and perhaps $2 to $5 if you get a fancy drink from some high-end java joint. But the saucy customer in the video above decided to go absolutely bananas by ordering a Starbucks beverage that cost $47.30. Continue reading:

 

 

 

 

Should Apple Worry About Google Glass?

 

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No doubt, it is a revolution! Will Google Glass kill the smartphone? Reinvent gaming? Steal the second screen from tablets? Alter the marketing and shopping landscape entirely?

Probably not completely, and not all at once (since the device won’t be commercially available until next year). But experts predict that the new product could be a game-changer along the lines of the iPhone—one that could send shockwaves across the entertainment, advertising, commerce, media and gaming worlds. Continue reading:

A Meeting of the Brightest Minds in Mapping

Join a few thousand developers and geo-technologists as we introduce ArcGIS 10.2, the latest location-based platform, set to release this June. Discover all the new Runtime SDKs, check out the most innovative applications using this new technology, and meet the people behind our next level mapping continuum*. Join now

*“Mapping continuum” is a totally made up term. That’s what New Explorers do.

37 Facebook Pages Every Smart Entrepreneur Must Follow

Below is a list of 37 Facebook pages to enhance your learning.  Blogging, Social Media, Productivity, News/Trends, Branding/Marketing, and of course, Business/Creativity.

Blogging

Bloggingpro
www.facebook.com/bloggingpro

Blogging Tips
www.facebook.com/BloggingTips

Copyblogger
www.facebook.com/CopybloggerMedia

ProBlogger
www.facebook.com/problogger

Spice Up Your Blog
www.facebook.com/spiceupyourblog

Social Media

Amy Porterfield
www.facebook.com/AmyPorterfield

Jeff Bullas
www.facebook.com/jeffbullascom/103782605406

Likeable Social Media
www.facebook.com/LikeableBook

Mari Smith
www.facebook.com/marismith

Social Media Examiner
www.facebook.com/smexaminer

Social Media Explorer
www.facebook.com/socialmediaexplorer

Social Media Today
www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Media-Today/18797601233

Productivity

Dumb Little Man – Tips For Life
www.facebook.com/dlmblog

Lifehack
www.facebook.com/lifehackorg

Lifehacker
www.facebook.com/lifehacker

Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living
www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-and-Angel-Hack-Life-Practical-Tips-for-Productive-Living/60187856377

News + Trends

Blogtrepreneur
www.facebook.com/Blogtrepreneur

The Blog Herald
www.facebook.com/blogherald

Brian Solis
www.facebook.com/thebriansolis

ClickZ
www.facebook.com/ClickZ

Mashable
www.facebook.com/mashable

ReadWriteWeb
www.facebook.com/ReadWriteWeb

TopRank Online Marketing Blog
www.facebook.com/toprank.online.marketing.blog

Branding + Marketing

Boom Social
www.facebook.com/kimgarstboomsocial

Content Marketing Institute
www.facebook.com/ContentMarketingInstitute

Convince & Convert
www.facebook.com/ConvinceConvert

Duct Tape Marketing
www.facebook.com/ducttapemarketing

HubSpot
www.facebook.com/hubspot

KISSmetrics
www.facebook.com/KISSmetrics

Marketo
www.facebook.com/Marketo

ViperChill
www.facebook.com/ViperChill

Business + Creativity

Business 2 Community
www.facebook.com/business2community

Entrepreneur Magazine
www.facebook.com/EntMagazine

Forbes
www.facebook.com/forbes

Inc. Magazine
www.facebook.com/Inc

Sprout Social
www.facebook.com/SproutSocialInc

UnMarketing
www.facebook.com/UnMarketing

Microsoft Escalates Google Battle with Attack Ads

Software giant Microsoft is waging a high-profile, election-style ad blitz against Google. The public attacks — in print, television and billboard messages that warn consumers about the supposed dangers of being “Scroogled,” or mistreated by Google — marks a strategic shift in a clash of Internet titans. Some experts are critical of the tactics. Continue reading:

Social Media in China

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Marketers think that social media in China cannot thrive, due to tighter controls. While the controls are tighter, one must realize that social media is infinitely more open than other media in China, and Sina has built a solid product integrating images, video, structured dialog, and longer tweets. As a result, Sina Weibo has become the media of choice that people flock to find or share information, and to voice or hear opinion.

 

How New York Can Be The Newest Tech Hub?

bbNew York is now home to the country’s fastest-growing and most exciting tech communities, with more and more entrepreneurs choosing to locate their start-ups here. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of New Yorkers working at digital media companies grew by 80%. New York is now number one in job growth in the $20 billion mobile app industry.

New York’s tech sector is bigger, more diverse and more innovative than ever. And it’s no accident. New York City has a deeper concentration of the tech industry’s most valuable assets – creativity and capital – than any place on earth. So do you think, will New York replace Silicon Valley?

The top 10 emerging technologies for 2013

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Here, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies the top 10 most promising technology trends that can help to deliver sustainable growth in decades to come as global population and material demands on the environment continue to grow rapidly. These are technologies that the Council considers have made development breakthroughs and are nearing large-scale deployment. Continue reading