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As good as most product shots have become, they still can't compare to walking around something, or turning it over again and again in your hands. But a Charlottesville, Va., startup called Arqball claims to take product visualization to a new level, with a free app no less. Using an iPhone or iPad, you simply take a 360-degree image of a product as it turns, like the video camera pictured here. Arqball's app turns the image into a "spin," an image you can rotate and even annotate. Arqball's idea holds the potential to make ecommerce far more engaging and lifelike.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?