Mobile Minutes: Skin sensors; Twitter and NFL; Apple embraces mcommerce; Facebook vs. YouTube
Electronic skin sensors to control mobile gadgets
A skin-worn sensor that turns the human body into a touch sensitive surface for controlling mobile devices has been developed by scientists in Germany. iSkin is made from biocompatible silicone rubber with pressure-sensitive sensors that are stuck to the skin of the users, allowing them to use their own body to control mobile devices.
Read more on Reuters
Twitter expands partnership with NFL
Are you ready for some more football on Twitter? The National Football League announced it will expand its partnership with social network Twitter as part of a multi-year deal.
Read more on USA Today
Apple swaps online ‘store’ for ‘buy’ buttons
Apple Inc. has shuttered its online “store” in an effort to sell more. For years, Apple kept its product information distinct from e-commerce on its website. Customers interested in an iPhone or a watch had to click on the “store” tab to initiate a purchase.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal
Facebook isn’t a real threat to YouTube … yet?
In the past year, Facebook has moved aggressively into online video, turf long synonymous with YouTube, leading to the inevitable boxing metaphors. Facebook and YouTube are gearing up for a fight.
Read more on Wired