Microsoft’s Tellme — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Tellme.

The Application:

Microsoft's Tellme

Microsoft's Tellme

With a 24 Alexa traffic rank, Tellme combines the passion of people, the innovation of the Internet, the potential of voice technologies, the unprecedented transformation of the phone, plus a few new ideas.

The application allows you to say what you want, and hear or see the results. Then, connect or transact to act on the information.

Tellme can be used for consumers, businesses and developers.

Really: New Windows Phone Ad [video]

It’s time for a phone to save us from our phones…

On October 11,2010 Microsoft Corp. joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from. (Read more here)

Are you looking forward to this phone? For some reason I am!

Let us know what your expectations are…

Apple’s iPad is Causing Workers to Kill Themselves!

“Apple manufacturer Foxconn was taking extraordinary measures Wednesday to safeguard its business and workers following a spate of suicides at its sprawling plant in southern China.”

Here’s something even more interesting: Workers have reportedly been told to sign letters promising not to kill themselves and even agreeing to be sent to psychiatric institutions if they appear to be in an “abnormal mental or physical state for the protection of myself and others”.

And The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…

And The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…

She really did look her best, didn't she?

Upon hearing her name, the Internet, dressed up in her best attire of a colorful table-based website, and with a flock of blue Twitter birds flying over head, seemed to be really surprised. She quickly gets over the shock (thanks to multitude of fans updating the shock Wikipedia entries in her head), and struts her way to the stage...

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Feb-2010 Must-watch Videos: Skinput, OK Go, Youtube 101 & Chatroulette

The nature of the internet is filled with a lot of information and seeing it animated and simplified visual is certainly a blessing, since it opens our mind to new ways to see our world. Whether it's through maps, info-graphs or psychedelic illustrations videos on the web surely added a much needed freshness to information and data...

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European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

CSS on IE6

The European Union, believing that "not knowing you have a choice is no choice at all", has made Microsoft integrate a Browser Choice window in their operating system for both new users and existing Windows PC users.

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Microsoft Takes on Google with Social Outlook

Microsoft Takes on Google with Social Outlook

LinkedIn on Outlook Social Connector

These days, everything feels like it's being drip-fed Social Media. Don't get me wrong, I love Social Media, but companies are over-doing it, with the latest addition to the list of extensive-stitching-together being Outlook Social Connector.

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HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

Wanted to add an image, so here is a timeline...

Maps + Street View + Goggles = Google's New Untouchable Search-By-Image Engine

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Apple is on the Move: Verizon Should Watch Out! [videos]

“Healthy competition is the fuel for growth and development”. Big names in the technology arena are bumping each other’s heads in a war dedicated to grab customer attention and further create loyalty! One of those names must be Apple! Not only does Apple lead a variety of creative, well-studied and effective small...

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