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How to make ads less adversarial

Trust in digital advertising is improving, but there is still work to be done to improve the perception of pervasive ads. Columnist Brad O’Brien offers tips on how to maintain a positive relationship between your ads and your audiences. Ads on social platforms and sponsored content on media sites are becoming more pervasive and increasingly […]

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Which search channel is better: paid or organic? Columnist Andy Taylor argues that there is no simple answer to this question, despite what some practitioners may want to believe. Last week, I had the misfortune of encountering perhaps the most misguided thread on digital marketing I’ve ever seen on Twitter (which is saying something), in […]

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  • Google search is easy fast and powerful search engine.

Google search is easy fast and powerful search engine. However, there are more advanced Google Search links and tools that we never used before. These advanced Google Search tools are powerful, simple and can be used in the same Google Search Engine website. These advanced search links provide more precise and critical information without installing any additional […]

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Let’s face it: Selfie filters have gotten boring.

No one cares anymore that thanks to the miracle of modern technology you can vomit rainbows or stick a dog’s nose on your face. It’s just, well, played out.  Whether that’s in spite of or because of Facebook’s recent push into the filter game is anyone’s guess, but all the Zuckerberg money in the world can’t make something cool.

But hey, all you filter lovers out there, there’s hope yet. Say hello to the definitely sexy sounding technique known as “example-based synthesis of stylized facial animations” that is to be presented at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference scheduled for later this summer in Los Angeles.

And just what is that, you ask?

“This new method allows video of a face to be stylized to match an example drawing, or painting, using non-parametric texture synthesis,” the SIGGRAPH promo video helpfully explains.

Basically, the method takes a sample image — like a bronze statue — and maps that to your face while you talk. An example video, without sound, was released by researcher Professor Daniel Sýkora ahead of the presentation.

It’s pretty cool.

For sure, Prisma already works on video, but that app has a fixed number of pre-programmed video styles. You can’t morph video of your face into the style of whatever random painting or sculpture suits you.

Sýkora and his team, based out of the Czech Republic republic, have made this very thing possible.

Whenever the tech finally makes its way to phones, which you know it will, selfie filters are finally going to get interesting again. Until that time? Well, I guess we’re just stuck with bunny ears.

 

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The biggest problem was missing or incorrect NAP data. While most consumer survey data argue that poor mobile site experiences mean lost business, Vistaprint Digital discovered something different. The company’s recent online consumer survey found that a bad mobile site experience was less of an issue than missing or incorrect name-address-phone (NAP) data. Vistaprint Digital […]

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Stop oversimplifying everything!

The old days of gaming Google’s ranking algorithm are over, but columnist Eric Enge notes that many SEO professionals haven’t moved on yet. Once upon a time, our world was simple. There was a thesis — “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine” by Sergey Brin and Larry Page — that told us […]

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