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IBM at 100: Latest short film on YouTube

My latest distraction from my studies: the short films on YouTube celebrating IBM’s centennial. This is the latest short released, “Wild Ducks:  Celebrating 100 years of Visionary Clients.”
 

 

From the introduction:

Former IBM chairman Thomas Watson, Jr. knew how important it was to work with people who question the way things are and challenge the status quo. In fact, he even had a name for them. “Wild Ducks” is a film about four IBM clients whose questioning minds and unconventional ideas are transforming our world. See and hear their inspirational stories.


Twitter grows up — sort of

Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a great report that looks at Twitter’s expanding adult user base: 13% of adult Internet users are on Twitter! And they’re not just “younger adults.” Check out the jumps for these groups from November 2010 to May 2011.

Also of note: 95% of Twitter users polled own a mobile phone, and 54% of those users access Twitter on their personal device.


Nielsen: Who’s taking what device to the bathroom

A Q1 survey by the Nielsen Company looks at where — and when — users are using their mobile devices. Of note: 25% of respondents said they take their tablets to the bathroom, while 28% of smartphone users do. Ereaders maintain a bit more dignity, with only 17% taking their device to the can.

Yay for mobility.


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Google celebrates choreographer Martha Graham

Today’s Google Doodle honors dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991), who is credited with revolutionizing the art world in the 1920s and 30s with her contributions to contemporary dance. The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance offers a “few clues” to help decipher the doodle, which was animated by Ryan Woodward.


HTC Thunderbolt: $129 at Amazon

Verizon is offering new customers the HTC Thunderbolt for $129 on Amazon. The offer is good only for this weekend, expiring at midnight PT April 25.

Here’s the rub: A two-year contract is required. If you want just the phone, it’s a stout $669.

The HTC Thunderbolt at a glance:

  • Android 2.2 with HTC Sense
  • 768MB of RAM
  • single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 8GB of built-in memory
  • 32GB preinstalled microSD card
  • 8MP camera
  • 4.3-inch screen