1 Sep 2015

Facebook Moments app receives feature overhaul | Google grants rare access to server room

In an expected move, Facebook has rolled out a number of exciting new features to its visual-based Facebook Moments app. Also, Google has granted access to its perabit-powered server rooms for the very first time

“Facebook Moments, the social network’s recently launched photo-sharing app that aims to address the problem of getting friends to send each other the photos they’ve been hoarding on their own phones, is expanding to video.

10 Aug 2015

Facebook drones, Google balloons and a grand plan to bring the web to 3 billion people

Facebook lifted the lid on their mammoth drone, Aquila, earlier this week. The drone is as wide as a Boeing 737, weighs 880 pounds and has been in development for the past 14 months. The drone plays a pivotal role in Facebook’s ambitious Internet.org plans to gift the world’s most remote areas with stable web connectivity.

Facebook plans to fly the drone over parts of the globe where infrastructure has yet to be built and use satellites to deploy connectivity for the masses. Ultimately, their goal is to offer free access to the world’s largest social network, and in turn expand its user base as even more Facebook drones are deployed throughout the world.

4 Aug 2015

LILY.CAMERA - Like, Want, Need

Lily is the world's first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.

I can't wait to get one of these. 

Pre-order now at https://www.lily.camera/

16 Apr 2015

Alas poor Google+

I knew him Horatio.

But not that well.

I mean I've got at least one Google+ profile but I've never paid it the same attention that Twitter, Facebook or Instagram get.

If you haven't heard Google+ is on the way out - what lessons have we learned?

25 Feb 2015

Destination Management and Marketing Model

William Bakker is a veteran destination marketer, with 11 years of experience working at Destination British Columbia under his belt. Today, he leads Destination Think!'s strategy team and has worked with hundreds of destination marketing organizations around the world. Destination Think is a strategic consultancy and digital marketing agency with offices in Vancouver, Amsterdam and Sydney (plus four satellite offices in the US and Toronto).

William is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and writes his own blog about leadership, marketing, travel and at DestinationThink.com. His observations, thoughts and conclusions shape the way Destination Think! help destination marketers thrive in the 21st century.

Here's part two of the recent interview he gave me.