Twitter Opens Office in Australia

Twitter AustraliaTwitter officially opens it’s corporate office in Sydney this week.

Although the new Sydney office has been in operation for the past month, the official opening will take place this week.

Twitter currently has around two million users in Australia and hopes to increase that number with the new office. The new local foothold will also be focusing on increasing it’s advertising revenue by offering sponsored tweets by Australian businesses.

Former Google executive for the Asia-Pacific region, Karen Stocks will be joining Twitter as the Australian managing director.
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    Have you tweeted the Rundle Lantern yet?

    Last week the Adelaide City Council, together with local innovation agency Fusion opened up the popular inner city car park to the public to use as their own digital canvas with the new Rundle Lantern Twitter project.

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      Smartercharger Takes You Farther

      I’ve just received a smartercharger and have been running it through some tests to see how fast it can charge my iPod Touch 5.  Keeping with the theme of the last post, we’ll see how this little backup power source can be a useful addition to any outdoor office.
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        Working Without Electricity

        I really enjoyed today’s electricity blackout that extended across the whole suburb, what I now refer to as the Great Blackout of 2013.

        I had received a letter in the mail from our electricity company a few weeks earlier notifying me that the power would be turned off all day today and so I was prepared to spend the day offline but still keen to get some work done.

        Battery levels for the iPad

        Fully Charged is Fully Prepared

        It was important that the iPad was fully charged the night before to ensure they’d not run out during the day. I’d loaded it with the latest podcasts I had yet to listen to as well as some recently added music from Soundcloud, Jamendo and Free Audio Archive.

        Humans Need Recharging Too

        I knew I could use the gas stove to boil any water required for cups of tea and coffee but I soon realised that I had forgotten to grind extra coffee. I rummaged around and found the hand grinder though so all was not lost.

        Sure enough, as predicted the power went off bringing with it a pleasant calm to the neighborhood. The only sounds to be heard was the occasional bird call and the gentle jingle of the wind chimes.
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          QR Codes to Show How Food is Made

          QR codes for foodThe popularity of QR codes has jumped recently with the rapid increase in the number of people using smart phones like the iPhone. The two-dimensional codes, resembling an empty crossword puzzle, are appearing more and more in magazines, newspapers, and other forms of traditional advertising.

          With the addition of a free scanning app your phone can be turned into a scanner using the phone’s built-in camera.

          Now QR codes are being developed to show consumers how individual food items are being produced.
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            Getting Social with the QR Cube

            Vintuitive is bringing the Internet into the physical world with QR Cubes. The QR Cube is a fun way for people to interact with your business using a phone or other mobile device.

            QR and the Mobile Web

            qr codeWith the increasing number of people accessing the web from mobile devices, QR Codes provide a much easier way to access things on the web while on the move. With traditional printed advertising the visitor has to pull up the mini keyboard on their phone, type in the address hoping that no spelling mistakes or accidental typos are made, which, they inevitably are, meaning a second or third attempt is often necessary.

            With a QR code, you simply bring up the QR reader app and wave your phone over object – it’s that easy!

            Taking QR Codes to the Next Dimension

            Introducing the QR Cube, by Vintuitive.
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              Shop in SA with Vintuitive

              The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, Messenger Newspapers and adelaidenow’s Shop in SA campaign aims to encourage South Australians to support SA businesses by shopping locally this Christmas.

              This year Vintuitive is proud to join the Shop in SA team. See today’s Advertiser for your free coupon to receive a special from Vintuitive, along with 8 pages of coupons from other South Australian businesses. The digital version will be online Tuesday.

              Shop in SA, Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall

              Adelaide Arcade, supporting SA businesses since 1885

              Think before you spend this Christmas
              Support the local businesses who support you

              Photo by Amanda Slater CC By SA.

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