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Marvel's next super hit; Aloqa and white lies

What am I Missy Episode 33 - Disney and Marvel; Aloqa's mobile discovery; Smule's contest

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
September 5, 2009 | Comments (2)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/a6e

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Smule, the creators of  iPhone applications like Ocarina, has a cool "Feel the Love" contest running. Users who have Leaf Trombone can register to win $500 at http://www.smule.com/. You just need to sign-up, and get as much love from your friends as possible.  They can listen to your registered performance, and send you love using Leaf Trombone or Leaf Trombone Lite- which is free!   Whoever gets the most love wins! 

Walt Disney can now add Spiderman to its lineup of classic characters. The Mouse House just snapped up Marvel Comics for $4 billion dollars. The deal gives Disney five thousand Marvel characters, like Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. And Marvel, gives Disney access to the demographic of young males, a contrast to Disney's female demographics following Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers. The question is, which Marvel hero will Disney raise up to be the next blockbuster hit? We asked the experts.

Disney buys Marvel Comics for $4 billion

What's the killer application on the mobile phone? It's not voice, not a text, and not even a virtual assistant. It is your very own discovery engine which lets you know who's around and what is around. Aloqa is a new service that provides such recommendations and knowledge of which friends are nearby. Aloqa's CEO Sanjeev Agrawal told Bambi Francisco in a recent interview that Aloqa knows that to recommend, mostly based on a user's input of preferences and Facebook friends. It's sounds like a great service. But what happens to all those white lies people often make?

Aloqa - a new mobile recommendation engine

 

 

 

 

 


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Comments

Lorenzo Carver
Lorenzo Carver, on September 5, 2009

Love the Hulk glove (and your panel of experts)!


Rene M
Rene M, on September 10, 2009

Disney is heading the right direction by expanding their demographics to the male consumers. I am a huge fan of spiderman, iron man and the hulk. BTW, your panel of experts were hilarious. kids these days:-)


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