KapeKoozie.com – Patent Application Submitted

So after a lot of thought we have finally prepared the prototype for our masters to prepare for us. They will be soon going to the manufacturer to go over entire process and send us their prototype of product. They have seen original design and specs, but we have not raised the funding to produce the quantity needed to start sales. You ready to Kick start?

Info Graphics of Facebook stats

Ben Parr

by Ben Parr

 

The Social Media Infographics Series is supported by Vocus‘ Social Media Strategy Tool, a free, six-step online tool that lets you build a custom social media framework tailored to your organization’s goals.

You likely know that Facebook is the world’s largest social network with more than 800 million users, but did you know that more than 250 million photos are uploaded every single day? Or that the average American spends seven hours and 46 minutes browsing her friends’ profiles per month?

Facebook has become an integral part of our lives — some people more than others. It’s where we learn what our friends are doing, who they’re dating and even what they’re listening to.

We wanted to dive deeper into the Facebook phenomenon, so we collected some stats about the social network and put them together in one infographic. Check out what makes Facebook tick (and what celebrity is the king of Facebook with 47+ million fans) below.

The Perks of Working at Google, Facebook, Twitter and More [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 hours ago by Lauren Drell

The Perks of Working at Google, Facebook, Twitter and More [INFOGRAPHIC].

 

Are you a techie looking for work? We recently offered some tips on landing jobs at GoogleApple and Facebook, but there are more companies in the Valley than those three. And you might be wondering what the culture is like at each of these companies, as well as at LinkedInTwitterEventbrite, Gaia and Tagged.

Back in August, we brought you word of awesome perks at various startups; now, we bring you perks at a number of Silicon Valley’s largest and finest. From yoga to catered lunches, 401(k)s to dry cleaning, sports teams to vacation days, these tech companies seem to understand that quality of life affects productivity — and that having to run fewer errands after work means you’re more likely to stay at the office.

Check out the infographic below from ResumeBear for a breakdown of who offers what perks. Do you work at any of these companies and take advantage of any of these perks? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Yegge Google Platform Rant Highlights

Steve Yegge Google Platform Rant Highlights.

 

Last night, Google engineer, blogger, and frequent public speaker Steve Yegge wrote an epic rant about Google’s inept handling of the Google+ platform.

His primary message: Google+ is not a platform like Facebook. It’s trying to dictate the direction of Google+ instead of opening up to developers and letting them show Google what makes sense and what doesn’t.

He posted the rant on Google+, but forgot to turn off the “Public” sharing option. It was only meant to be shared internally at Google.

The manifesto, for lack of a better word, begins by detailing Yegge’s grievances about working under Jeff Bezos at Amazon.

Yegge goes on to outline everything he thinks is wrong with Google, and with Google+.

While Yegge took down the post from public view, he plans to re-post it internally at Google.

It’s definitely worth a read.

Silicon Filter picked up Yegge’s post and republished parts of it, but if you want to read the full (very, very full) text of the post, click here.

Here are some insightful highlights from Yegge’s post:

  • “That one last thing that Google doesn’t do well is Platforms. We don’t understand platforms. We don’t “get” platforms. Some of you do, but you are the minority. This has become painfully clear to me over the past six years. I was kind of hoping that competitive pressure from Microsoft and Amazon and more recently Facebook would make us wake up collectively and start doing universal services. Not in some sort of ad-hoc, half-assed way, but in more or less the same way Amazon did it: all at once, for real, no cheating, and treating it as our top priority from now on.”
  • “Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms from the very highest levels of executive leadership (hi Larry, Sergey, Eric, Vic, howdy howdy) down to the very lowest leaf workers (hey yo). We all don’t get it.”
  • “The Google+ platform is a pathetic afterthought. We had no API at all at launch, and last I checked, we had one measly API call.”
  • “Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. But that’s not why they are successful. Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work. So Facebook is different for everyone. Some people spend all their time on Mafia Wars. Some spend all their time on Farmville. There are hundreds or maybe thousands of different high-quality time sinks available, so there’s something there for everyone.”
  • “The problem is that we are trying to predict what people want and deliver it for them…
    You can’t do that. Not really. Not reliably. There have been precious few people in the world, over the entire history of computing, who have been able to do it reliably. Steve Jobs was one of them. We don’t have a Steve Jobs here. I’m sorry, but we don’t.”
  • “And also don’t get me wrong about Google+. They’re far from the only offenders. This is a cultural thing. What we have going on internally is basically a war, with the underdog minority Platformers fighting a more or less losing battle against the Mighty Funded Confident Producters.”
  • “It’s everyone. The problem is that we’re a Product Company through and through. We built a successful product with broad appeal — our search, that is — and that wild success has biased us.”

  • “I’m not saying it’s too late for us, but the longer we wait, the closer we get to being Too Late.” 

How Twitter Integrates With iOS 5

How Twitter Integrates With iOS 5.

Christina Warren1 hour ago by 

 

For social media fans, the tight integration between iOS 5 and Twitter is one of the best reasons to upgrade. We touched on this integration in our in-depth iOS 5 review but we wanted to spend some additional time looking at how it works and what it means for users.

Since iOS 5 was released Wednesday afternoon, a number of additional apps in the App Store have been released with native support for Twitter. iOS 5 shipped supporting Twitter from the Photos app, Maps, YouTube and Safari. Since then, The New York Times app for iOS and the newiTunes Movie Trailers [iTunes link] app have both appeared with native Twitter support.

One of the new features for developers in the iOS 5 SDK is support for the Twitter API. Apple has made it easy for developers to add Twitter support to their apps and to allow users to easily control whether or not an app has access to post to their Twitter account.

With The New York Times app, the integration is easily accessible from any article page. It’s a nice touch to use the official app integration rather than building in a secondary authenticating mechanism.

Likewise, sharing links to movie trailers or to YouTube videos is quick and easy.

The genius part of how iOS is using Twitter, however, comes to control. After using an app that has access to Twitter, that app appears in a list in the Twitter panel of the Settings app. There’s you can turn off Twitter support for an app. Maybe you don’t want be able to tweet from the photos app or share your favorites from The New York Times. You can turn off support for one app without muting Twitter support system-wide.

Now that Twitter integration is so easy, we expect official support to find its way into many more iOS apps.

What do you think of the way Twitter and iOS 5 work together?

Facebook iPad App Finally Arrives [PICS]


Facebook’s iPad App Finally Arrives [PICS]

Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app, after months of speculations and leaks.

Facebook for iPad, now available in the iOS App Store (update: it’s still rolling out), looks much like theversion that leaked in July. The app is designed primarily as a consumption experience, which is why the app emphasizes photos. Photos take up the entire screen, and users can pinch to zoom in on them. Navigating through a photo album is done simply by swiping left or right.

The Facebook iPad App includes a left-hand navigation bar for accessing the News Feed, photos, messages, Groups and settings. Notifications, chat, status updates, search and Facebook’s other key features made the cut as well.

The app does offer a few new features. Users can play their favorite Facebook games in full-screen mode, thanks to the launch of the Facebook Platform for mobile devices and iOS. Games from EA, Zynga and more will support additional features such as Facebook Credits.

Facebook didn’t forget about video, either — Facebook for iPad supports HD video and Airplay, so users can watch Facebook videos through their Apple TVs or their other Apple devices.

The app is launching with surprisingly little fanfare, given the anticipation of the app’s launch and the multitude of leaks and speculation surrounding it. We reported that Facebook was supposed to launch the app at Apple’s iPhone 4S event.