Moving World Wednesday 12/10/2012

Time for this weeks mildly mobile-centric MWW, chock full of content from Ben and Ellen, with a guest appearance from MBSF’s Scott, currently visiting the London studio.

The Apple hype machine is in overdrive, and with the keynote starting imminently, here’s two of the best live blogs to catch the launch of the iPhone 5 and [insert random speculation]:

Engadget Live
Gizmodo Live


STATS

Instagram has passed the 100 million user mark, currently pulling in 10 million new users a month:
NDTV

General Motors realises having a $134,000,000,000 pension obligation is kinda risky:
Forbes

500 Million Android Devices have been activated globally, with no sign of slowdown:
Techradar

 

NEWS & VIEWS 

Wolff Olins launch new Everything Everywhere brand (currently the sole carrier of 4G in the UK). Twitter continues it’s mission to bring every new logo down…
EE Website
Design Week

Infosys aquire Zurich-based consultancy firm, Lodestone, for $350 million, making headway into the European market:
FT.com

All aboard the $FB rollercoaster, weeee! Zuckerberg talks stock, strategies and shortcomings:
Techcrunch

Google Maps uses Ground Truth project to battle Apple (with some clear ‘suitable for Google Glasses’ applications)
BBC

17 Year old Girl invents a mobile phone based heart test:
Mashable

YouTube finally launches a proper iPhone app just in time for iOS6. Worth having a play around with, it’s implemented nicely.
Guardian

How Google could redefine market research
Guardian

 

INTERACTIVE

Very cool installation for Hyundai using pulsating, motorised cubes:
FastCo

The XX shared their new track to a single fan and tracked as it spread around the world, producing a lovely visualisation:
The XX

You had me at “LED lighting mounted on a moving monorail”… this Walk the Light installation for London Design Festival looks immense:
London Design Festival

 

In honour of New York Fashion week, we have a guest section:

FASHION WEEK TECH TIME

Models wore Google Glasses at the DVF show at New York Fashion Week. The glasses recorded the experience from the models’ perspective, and a movie will be released tomorrow:

Firstpost

Senior digital strategist from Wolff Olins asks After Fashion Night Out, Where Is Fashion Night Online:
PSFK

 

LOLS
Adam Buxton and Garth Jennings create a send up of trendy music videos in their latest video for BUG (including cameos from BaaadDad for fans of Dr. Buckles):
YouTube

Great interview with Anastasya Martynova, the person behind the spot-on graphics in BBC’s Twenty Twelve:
Johnson Banks

 

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