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Clear Channel Introduces iHeartRadio Music Awards
Clear Channel is introducing a new platform for the expression of music into the market. The company is releasing details on its latest venture in music, the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards. The production will air on NBC on May 1 between 8-11p.m. ET/PT.
The choice of venue will be the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In addition to broadcasting live on television, the event will stream online on participating company websites and through the airwaves on many stations throughout the United States.
The list of live performances promises to include some of the most popular artists on the company’s iHeartRadio app. Airplay monitoring company, Mediabase, is helping determine the artists who successfully connect their music with global audiences through the app; these artists will receive recognition at the event and take on very special award honors.
There will be 13 different award categories each featuring 10 nominees across all genres of music. Clear Channel listeners will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists in each category in the weeks prior to the event. The company will announce the top five finalists in each category during a one-hour live event on March 26 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles.
Paul Telegdv, president of NBC’s Alternative and Late Night Programming, said in a statement,…Continue
Posted by Internet Music Radio on February 26, 2014 at 9:31pm
Amazon’s Web TV Box for Streaming Content
Amazon is developing a Web TV product it plans to release in March, confirmed by Recode, CNET and several other technology publications.
The product distributes online content to your television and will compete directly with Apple TV and Roku in the market. Amazon currently produces original TV shows and movies through its online service and plans to expand its content creation for its Web TV box. The product features a customizable version of Google’s Android operating system much like Amazon’s Kindle tablets.
Amazon plans to incorporate games and apps as a part of the Web TV box. The company is posting ads for game developers and designers in multiple cities. Amazon also plans to make key acquisitions of studios producing games and apps.
This new product will change the company’s perception in the technology industry. While most people still view Amazon as one the greatest distributors of products online, the company is rapidly becoming known for the hardware it manufactures. The success of the Kindle products confirms the company’s ability to distribute its hardware to millions worldwide. Successful marketing of its Web TV box will further change its perception in the market.
The youngest users of technology may view Amazon as an online streaming service because they use the company’s digital content more so than its other products and services. People using…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on February 23, 2014 at 9:36am
Eva Fidjeland's "Metamorphosis"
A new trend in visual art is emerging due to artist Eva Fidjeland’s implementation of an innovative, creative approach to the process of manufacturing art. The artist is known internationally for creating in a variety of mediums, from the traditional canvas to digital, and is currently presenting her work in a new style of collaborative art. The artist is displaying her creative expertise within the various mediums and is also transforming her physical expression and character for introduction within her creations. Fidjeland is seamlessly incorporating aspects of digital technology with visual and performing art, creating unique works that tell stories through intricate details.
Eva Fidjeland's "Dragon"
Fidjeland’s extensive collection of digital photography captures the aesthetic details of her subjects, including still, animal and plant life. In a digital work entitled “Dragon”, Fidjeland presents a close perspective upon her subject, highlighting multiple intricate aesthetic details. Notice how the detail of the wings is of a different aesthetic quality than the legs and other areas of art. In the midst of these details, emerges the dragon fly’s expression, providing the observer with a neighboring view of its moment in time. …Continue
Posted by Online Art Gallery on February 23, 2014 at 8:05pm
Google Glass Apps in Development
Technology users are finally becoming familiar with using their fingers as navigation tools for touch screens and now Google is implementing a new innovation for everyone to learn. Thanks to the world’s largest internet company, it is now possible to use your favorite apps with nothing more than your eyes as a way of signing-in, scrolling down or turning pages. Such actions are expectations of Google’s revolutionary device-Google Glass.
In addition to providing a new way to use digital devices, Google is also making technology more fashionable. Google Glass integrates technology with prescription eyewear, making it as useful for everyday internet usage and messaging as it is for helping people with their vision. The company plans to manufacture multiple designs of its product with a range of color and style options, giving consumers the opportunity to choose the device that matches their personalities and provides the latest digital technology simultaneously.
Gartner, a leading conductor of internet research, predicts wearable devices will drive 50 percent of total app usage through the internet by as early as 2017. By this year, the company projects the total number of downloads for digital apps will reach 268 billion, generating approximately $77 billion for technology companies around the world. Google plans to earn the majority of the market share through worldwide…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on March 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Perspective in Vicki Wilcox’s “Cabin”
Vicki Wilcox’s “Cabin” depicts the structure's visual design surrounded by natural elements that display realistic colors and textures with oil on canvas.
The cabin’s proximity to the other elements within the landscape creates a visual perspective that suggests that it is connected to the larger picture. Nature, in all of its diversity in texture and color, is presented by an assortment of striking colors and designs.
“Cabin” seamlessly captures the aesthetics in the nature around us. Observers can see the intricate details present in nature from every perspective present within the art. Realistic portrayals of mountains, trees, grass and other elements are visually connected to each other and are equally as breathtaking aesthetically.
The level of visual detail present in “Cabin” is extraordinary. There is a beautiful quality to the art that is rich and vibrant. The artist’s decision to use oil on canvas adds another layer of richness that makes the art even more captivating. “Cabin” is the perfect paradigm for how to create beautifully detailed art with oil on canvas.
Vicki Wilcox's Official Art…Continue
Apple Brings CarPlay to Automobiles
Many new car models include the ability to connect digital devices for music to stereo systems. The driver only would need an auxiliary cable to connect their music device to the stereo, thereby giving them the ability to play their favorite music files as an alternative to listening to the radio or CDs.
Apple, the company capturing the largest market share for digital music devices, is partnering with several automakers on a new technology that integrates its iPhone product within automobile entertainment systems.
The new technology, known as CarPlay, includes a console touchscreen and buttons on the steering wheel that activate Siri-Apple’s voice command system. CarPlay gives drivers the ability to make calls, listen to voicemails, control text messages, obtain directions via Apple Maps, and access Spotify and other music services.
The first vehicles to feature the device will debut later this year from Volvo, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz. Other automakers set to feature the device include BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota.
Ferrari believes CarPlay to be a “smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.” Volvo claims the device “promises to transform the in-car experience.”
CarPlay users activate the system by connecting their iPhones to their cars using Apple’s lightning charger cable. The system is compatible with iPhone 5, 5c and…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on March 7, 2014 at 12:24am
Amazon Brings Sunday Delivery to Gateway City
Successful online e-commerce business, Amazon, is teaming up with the local district of U.S. Postal Service to unveil Sunday delivery in the St. Louis region in March. This business move, while innovative for including a rare collaborative partnership between the two organizations, has the attention of local retailers and the people in the Gateway City.
The national partnership began in New York and Los Angeles metro areas last November. A specific timeline for launches in other cities is not currently available. The quick expansion to the St. Louis area comes as a pleasant surprise for many in the region.
When the project began, Amazon revealed a list of cities for its expansion efforts: Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix. In just a few short months, the company realized St. Louis’ potential as a strong market for its services, and implemented expansions strategies immediately.
Leaders in the local postal unions believe the target date for Sunday delivery in the area is March 16. Dave Martin, district manager for the Postal Service’s Gateway District, confirmed the date in a recent interview with the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.…Continue
Posted by Gateway to Innovation on March 1, 2014 at 5:27am
Walt Disney Studios Streams Films on New App
Most movie consumers in North America own an extensive collection of Disney movies on DVD or the now defunct VHS format. If they do not own a large number of these products, then chances are they probably know someone who does.
It is now possible to enjoy your favorite classic Disney films without ever having to insert a disc or tape into a device. Disney Movies Anywhere is Walt Disney Studios’ digital movie service that gives consumers the ability to stream films by Disney, Pixar and Marvel on any device. The service can be connected to Apple iTunes accounts.
When you log into iTunes, you will be given the option to download the Disney Movies Anywhere app. There are currently over 400 digital movies available for download, including Disney’s most recent box office hit- “Frozen.”
As an incentive to download the app, Disney is currently running a premium for a limited time, giving a free digital copy of “The Incredibles” for users who connect to Disney Movies Anywhere through their iTunes account.
You can experience the app on a variety of devices. If you are using a desktop computer or laptop, you can experience the app within any of the available web browsers. However, if you are looking to use the app on a mobile device, it is currently available exclusively for Apple products: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. Plans to releases versions for other formats like…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on February 25, 2014 at 11:00pm
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Innovates Mobile Technology
Facebook, as well as all other technology companies in the industry, are facing what many analysts perceive as each companies greatest challenge: how to expand their user bases using mobile technology? Facebook already markets products for mobile like its Facebook App and Instagram, and while they receive millions of worldwide users daily, neither has taken the top spot in the industry for mobile technology.
Facebook ‘s website product currently features the largest social network online with an active user base of over 1 billion people. While this product’s growth has understandably slowed down because of its massive size,(after all the company has 1/6 of the world’s population using its product daily), Facebook is not slacking on conducting the market research on mobile technologies to solidify its standing in the technology industry.
The company’s research concluded that an acquisition of WhatsApp would be the best way for Facebook to obtain the largest share of the mobile technology market. WhatsApp is a text messaging service with a total of 450 million active users, collecting an additional 1 million users each day. Facebook acquired the company for $19 billion: $4 billion in cash, $12 billion Facebook shares, and $3 billion in restricted stock units dispersed over four years to WhatsApp founders and employees.
While some analysts believe the price tag for acquisition was too high, many people believe the deal was necessary for…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on February 22, 2014 at 10:37am
Instagram's Innovative Usage of Online Images
The majority of worldwide internet visitors log onto web browsers to surf for images. The availability of pictures through search engines and social media drives millions of visitors to websites and apps each day.
Prior to Facebook’s purchase of Instagram in 2012, tech writers published articles on how online images may have reached its peak ability to drive web traffic.According to some analyst, there couldn’t possibly be another online platform that could capture audiences with images due to their already strong accessibility. They believed the established online platforms dominated this aspect of business and technology.
Photobucket and Flickr were the two most popular destinations for users to upload images prior to Instagram. These platforms featured tools that made it easy to upload and share on other places around the web. Since these two platforms had such a strong hold on the online market, analyst had a difficult time projecting another competitor challenging their positions.
Instagram entered the market, and challenged the existing platforms as it introduced a more social way to share images and other content online. The company branded its product as an online destination for sharing photos, videos and to communicate via social networking. The company did things more innovatively than its competitors.
Instagram makes sharing an integral part of social networking. For starters, Instagram allows content to be easily distributed through Facebook, Twitter and other social media…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on February 22, 2014 at 5:30pm
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