Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Google + Napoleon: "Flow Visualization" for Analytics

Google Announces Flow Visualization for Analytics:

"Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don't know which half."
- John Wanamaker

Google took inspiration from Charles Joseph Minard's
1869 graph of Napoleon's campaign in Russia:

(it started with many people on the lift, lost people along the way and back,
and only tiny portion of people came back home...

New Flow Visualization shows the march of users across a site, but it can be sorted to look at specific kinds of users. Web administrators can compare users on different browsers or systems, or from different referrers or countries, to see how their experiences differ on the site.

$140 000 & 300 ultrabooks: Windows 8 Apps Innovation Contest

The Windows 8 & Ultrabook™ App Innovation Contest - CodeProject

Intel is pushing their own "ultrabooks",
as well as its own "AppUp" store for desktop apps.
And there is some real marketing money behind this push.

Notice that there is one prize for Windows 8 Store app,
others are for "classic" desktop apps that take advantage of ultrabooks...

300 round 1 winners will each be sent an Ultrabook, for free, to be used to test and fine-tune your app

Some prominent bloggers (Jesse Liberty, Scott Hanselman)
have also received Intel branded ultrabooks for testing and review...