Let the games begin, but you might need to bump the limits on your data plan. During the 2012 Olympics fans get unprecedented access thanks to mobile apps and online access.
The Olympic opening ceremonies for the 2012 games begin at 4:30 p.m. today. NBC will re-broadcast the event on the air at 7:30 p.m. tonight, but you don't have to wait until then. You can view a live stream from the London games on your computer, smartphone or mobile device.
Peter Rojas of gdgt brings up one of the best points I've seen this week. Where is the offline caching for popular video services?
Rojas compares Hulu and Netflix to music streaming services like Spotifiy and Rhapsody which offer offline caching that allow wireless subscribers to manage their data usage. Users can download a collection of songs over Wi-Fi before heading out the door.
Why shouldn't free services like YouTube and Vimeo offer offline viewing within their mobile apps where they can still deliver their advertising services?
A Cary-based social media shop has nabbed a huge client: The Chrysler Group.
The Chrysler contract will essentially double the operations of 4-year-old Ignite Social Media. The 35-employee company plans to hire 40-plus people at its offices in Detroit and in Raleigh in the coming weeks.
The Chrysler contract is effective Sept. 1 and will involve designing and executing a social media marketing strategy for the auto maker, said Ignite president Jim Tobin.
The positions being filled will work on Chrysler projects and for other recently signed clients, Tobin said. Openings in Raleigh include strategist, designer, copywriter, web developer and office manager.
"YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video," the first curated search for videos of a higher brow on the popular Google Inc.-owned website. From among more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, 125 videos were shortlisted for the inaugural biennial.