Let’s keep it a little playful today. The Disney franchise has existed for over 9 decades, successfully and continuously creating engaging properties and childhood memories.
In 2013 Disney launched its new interactive platform, Disney Infinity, allowing users to play as their favorite Disney characters. Infinity has taken it to the next level. Players can build their own worlds, create interactive gameplay with every character (currently on the platform), and explore a world with infinite possibilities. Disney has quite practically built the digital toy box, successfully moving the creative game play from the living room floor to the digital world.
Live Event Unveiling
Today, President of Disney Interactive, James Pitaro presented a live event revealing exciting new developments and additions to the Disney Infinity platform. Rather than telling you all the details and the awesome new characters that are to be introduced in Disney’s Infinity 2.0 launch, a bullet point and video has been provided below.
You’ve probably heard by now that there is a serious threat to internet security. The Heartbleed bug is directly associated with the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The Bug exposes secret keys used to identify service providers and to encrypt traffic, usernames, passwords and other content.
Why is it called Heartbleed?
The bug is found in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heart beat extension. When exposed, memory content leaks from the server to the client and from the client to the server.
Will Safety Ever be Baked In?
Whether or not social apps can be made as trolling- and cyberbullying-proof as possible before they hit the app stores is a question more and more people are asking – and asking that question is a step in the right direction. The spanking-new anonymous app Secret is already making some changes after a “flap” in Silicon Valley about so-called grownup users’ behavior in the app, the New York Times reports.
“To reduce negative comments, Secret has said that it is adding features that detect when people’s names are typed into messages and warn those who would include them to ‘think before they post’,” according to the Times. “Users also have the ability to ban those who trash-talk others.”
The modern consumer is no longer limited by the lack of choices or accessibility of obtaining a product or solution. Brands may find themselves climbing over the masses of competition to receive 5 maybe 10 seconds of a potential consumers attention. It's a consumer's market, and many brands need to acknowledge the importance of creating a relationship, rather than merely producing a sale.
So what type of qualities is the modern consumer looking for when engaging with a brands product? You may be surprised, but it's not that far off from the human anatomy. Inversoft would like to share with you The Anatomy of the Connected Consumer [Infographic]. Here are 8 attributes the always connected and sharing consumer is looking for when considering a purchase with your brands product.
This may be the next step beyond tutorials on YouTube, MOOCs (massively open online courses), Google Play for Education and YouTube EDU. It may even be signaling the next step for education. It’s called “Oppia,” and it’s a learning teaching tool. It helps teachers customize what they’re teaching, student by student – by asking the individual learner questions and, “based on how the learner responds to those questions, the teacher decides how to proceed, which questions to ask, how to give feedback and so on,” TechCrunch reports.
It’s part of the shift (I hope) we’re seeing away from mass-production education, as it helps tailor the subject to the learner rather than the other way around. “You can think of this as a smart feedback system that tries to ‘teach a person to fish,’ instead of simply revealing the correct answer or marking the submitted answer as wrong,” Google says.