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The Scoop-Search News & Memes| Say Thanks| More Pebble Reporting November 13, 2014

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 4:59 pm

One of my favorites and yours, Justin Freid, VP Search Engine Marketing & Emerging Media shares his latest column in Search Engine Watch discussing the impact location data has on search. Speaking of our Search team, we happen to have not only one of the best in the industry, but also one of the tallest. We decided to have fun with a photo of some of the Search team members and one of our media planners with a little meme contest. See the results on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds. Silly.

If you loved Facebook’s nostalgic “Look Back” campaign as much as I did last year, their “Say Thanks” campaign is for you. It highlights milestones and moments all in a personalized card you can share-with music!-and tear up over.

Doctors may be able to diagnose glaucoma while patients watch TV by examining patterns of eye movement.

Today’s Pebble report: There are MANY apps that you can download for your Pebble.  Many of them still appear to be in beta and many are very specific (i.e. List of transit schedules for UK Public Transit) but there are endless options nonetheless.  I have only tried a few of them, some that are very useful (the ESPN app mentioned earlier), while others not so much.  For example, there is an app that allows you to control your Pandora through the watch.  However, the watch only allows you to plan/pause and like/dislike, it doesn’t allow you to skip tracks or change stations.

If you are a runner who runs with your cell phone there is a variety of apps that will show your pace, distance, speed, etc. on your wrist.  You no longer have to worry about running into a tree while angling your neck to look down at your arm and peek at your screen.  If you’re one of those people who runs without their phone (like me), this watch doesn’t help you much.  You’ll still need a second watch to allow you to do this.  Perhaps Pebble will build this into the next version (hint hint).

Managing apps is actually quite easy.  You can download as many as you want (I think) to the Pebble app that resides on your phone, which will allow you to store them in your ‘locker’.  You can them take them from you locker and load them onto your Pebble as you want them.  The Pebble itself can only store a few apps (8 to be precise), which may be a drawback to some, but as most people always have their phone with them (and usually on with their eyes glued to it), this really isn’t a big problem.  You can move apps from and to your locker instantly.  I assume the 8 app limitation helps to keep the cost and size of the watch down.

The Scoop returns on Monday. Have a wonderful end to the week.

– Amanda Kopec Preto, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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