Archive for February 2014

Topicurious is a search engine for Twitter

Many Twitter users blindly follow brands as well as people in the hope of reading interesting stuff. So they get to see what others like to post & not what they would like to read.

Topicurious is a search engine for Twitter that seeks to set right this problem. It tries t shift the focus from people to topics. You can use Topicurious to search for topics that you like, find relevant hashtags & then join the discussion if you feel like it.

Uses for Social Media Buffs

  • You can seize the initiative & find useful & interesting information for yourself on Twitter instead of merely hoping to chance upon such topics.
  • Instead of blindly following people & their tweets, you can search & follow what you are interested in.
  • Topicurious offers you the chance to discover compelling communities, conversations & Content that otherwise you would never find on Twitter.

Uses for Marketers

  • Marketers can double the engagement by using tweets that have hashtags.
  • They can use better hashtags in their tweets to expand their social reach.
  • Marketers can find potential customers & industry influencers on Twitter & connect with them.
  • They can get customer feedback about their brand which can be used to create more effective marketing messages.

Twitter search engineNow you don’t have to settle for irrelevant & uninteresting videos, images, posts & tweets by those you follow on Twitter. Topicurious helps you find the best & most useful Content Twitter has to offer.

Find Popular Hashtags on Twitter
Many people may wonder about which hashtags are the best for their favorite topics. Currently, they can only find out by using time consuming trial & error methods. Topicurious makes it easy as you simply have to search for your choice keywords & the search engine will provide the popular & relevant hashtags for them. You can increase your social reach by finding relevant hashtag communities that you can follow & tweet to.

In short, Topicurious is a free search engine for Twitter that helps you avoid following anyone blindly by enabling you to find interesting and relevant topics & information anytime you wish. Thus, you get to experience the best of Twitter without wasting time on reading irrelevant & boring stuff.

Topicurious is a startup based in Toronto, Canada founded by software marketer Craig DesBrisay. This application is currently in private Beta.

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Soon, US Govt staffers will be able to buy a Boeing. We mean the phone, silly

Phone by BoeingBoeing. A word that’s synomous with airplanes, right? Well, all that’s about to change. One of the world’s most-famous aircraft manufacturers & high profile brands has designed a smartphone. Yup. And it’s just not any run-of-the-mill phone.

According to a post on the Boeing Website, the aircraft manufacturer had to step in to pick up the challenge posed by the U.S. defense & security communities for trusted access over a phone to data to accomplish their missions. Existing commercial mobile technology & devices did not match up to government needs as they were not designed from inception with the security & flexibility needed to match their evolving mission and enterprise environment. The solution – the Boeing Black smartphone.

Says Boeing: This phone was designed with security & modularity in mind to ensure customers
can use the same smartphone across a range of missions and configurations.

A lot of inferences can be drawn from all what Boeing’s saying, the least of them being that Boeing Black will be a “James Bond meets Mission Impossible” type of in-built security instrument for government use.

The phone, said the company, through embedded hardware security features, software policy configurability & physical modularity, “will give customers a trusted, more flexible and productive solution.”

Key Features:

  1. Android Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage
  2. Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data
  3. Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity
  4. Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data
  5. Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations
  6. Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage
  7. Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity
  8. Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

Black has a dual-SIM capability that enables users to switch between government & commercial networks.

Boeing Black integrates seamlessly into customer mobile device management systems & virtual private networks. Running an operating system for Android with enhanced software security policy configuration, customers can configure the device for maximum mission productivity and security.

It’s still not clear yet whether Boeing will offer this phone to non-government customers, but yes, there’s already a report going around that says the minute someone tries to remove the casing of the phone, all data will be immediately erased & the phone itself will become inoperable. There’s no official confirmation of this, yet.

Check out this official video:


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