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The Guardian UK Reports: A new version of YouTube YouTube XL launched last night and will make the video site accessible on big TV or computer screens.
YouTube XL offers a streamlined version for TVs and big screens YouTube XL offers a streamlined version for TVs and big screens
It will run on any browser, providing Flash is installed, and has a familiar but less cluttered interface than the main site. That means no comments, suggested videos and ads. TechCrunch points out that YouTube XL’s advantages is that it will work on pretty much any device with a web browser, which makes it extremely accessible. This is all about the battle for the living room, but YouTube will need some decent content deals to make this really worth using, writes Jason Kincaid.
It follows the launch of Hulu Desktop a few days ago and also builds on the earlier YouTube for TV beta Google released in January. paidContent noted comments by YouTube product manager Kuan Yong that this will become the default web to TV app because developing custom applications for individual manufacturers is not scalable. The latter point is absolutely true, of course, but it’s also very interesting to see Google moving more into the home entertainment space and creeping on to our TVs.
First mobile augmented reality browser
AR and face tracking technology to let you picture yourself with the head of legendary Autobot leader Optimus Prime.
US Postal Service’s Priority Mail Virtual Box
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A Twitter to Google Maps record of where Brits will vacation this summer.
To plot their vacation destination on the map, users can tweet the hashtag #ukhols with their age, sex, postcode and summer vacation spot. The site aims to promote Vodafone’s cancellation of roaming charges for select countries this summer.
Marketing magazine’s June 2009 issue has an article, “Rising Stars”, that showcases 25 of Singapore’s emerging top talents in the marketing scene. At number one is XM/RMG’s very own regional director, Paul Soon. Read on to see what Marketing had to say about Paul (and some of the other talents). For the complete list of 25, look for it in your copy of Marketing!