Prime8 has gone all Wimbledon this week. He’s wearing Fred Perry shirts, refusing to eat anything other than strawberries & cream, and has ‘The Best Of Cliff Richard’ on repeat on the office stereo. He’s been a bit of a d**k if I’m honest. Anyway, to get us started this week, here’s a Wimbledon-based joke…
“What time does Sean Connery arrive at Wimbledon?”
Best of the Google I/O 2014 Conference
This week Google held their annual conference and, as expected, dropped some pretty big bombs about what the foreseeable future holds. Here’s a handy edited ‘best bits’ that tells you all you need to know.
The ‘L’ word
Staying with Google I/O, perhaps the biggest announcement was the release of their new ‘L’ platform on which they will base the new generation of Android phones. Have a look here to have a sneak-peek at what’s coming to your phones (unless you’re an awesome Applephile obvs).
Where are your photos?
If I were to ask you to list all the places that your photo files are stored, could you honestly be able to tell me with 100% confidence? With all the cloud-based auto-storage across multiple devices and countless apps using your phones camera, I’d bet that most of us couldn’t! This article asks ’do you know where your photos are?‘
How to do non-sucky Webinars
Webinars are an underused marketing technique that can result in massive exposure for your company if done well. Too be honest, most Webinars we’ve seen are excruciating, but some do get it very right. Here’s a list of some of the best examples out there.
A hack is worth a thousand pictures
In the dev world ‘hackathons’ have become an industry standard practice for developers to test their skills and product owners to knock-out basic software prototypes. These prototypes are quickly becoming a cost-effective way to validate ideas before serious cash is thrown at them. This article explains the concept of ‘hack’ brilliantly.
The 5 minute LinkedIn hack to grow your customer database
And speaking of hacks, here’s a great tip that will take you literally 5 minutes and will grow your prospecting database by the exact number of connections on your LinkedIn account. Shh… keep it to yourselves.
GGA’s website of the week:
This is a French site designed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. Basically, the site will fade away to nothing unless you continue to feed it with ‘memories’. A brilliant idea created beautifully.
… and finally.
The charismatic musical genius Brett Domino takes you through a step-by-step guide of how to create a hit pop song. All you need is Google and a Bassoon! Who new?
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