TagCow – automatically tag your images!

Metadata, and more specifically tagging, has become synonymous with the Web 2.0 experience.  Tagging allows you (and more importantly, others) to quickly find information of relevance using a couple of keywords.  However, if you are a content creator, it’s also time-consuming, and you risk overlooking certain keywords.

Solutions have been available for automatically tagging text for a while, but now TagCow are offering a solution for automatically tagging your photographs.  The technology used (if it is indeed technology, and not an equivalent to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk) appears to be intentionally vague, but the upshot is that you can upload photos to be tagged, or it can be set to automatically tag all photos in your Flickr stream.  You can even provide images of your friends and family, which will then be used to identify and tag them in future photographs.

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Track your moves with TrackStick

“Tracksticks are small GPS location recorders capable of continuously logging their own location histories for extended periods of time. These detailed recordings include time, date, location, speed, heading and altitude. Built-in flash memory and long battery life allows for the storage of months of travel information.”

Plug it in the USB drive and overlay your moves on Google maps or other supported mapping services. Perfect backpacking companion.

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Visa IPO, biggest in US history

“Visa Inc., the largest payment-card network, set a record for U.S. initial public offerings today by raising $17.9 billion, more than expected… It values the entire company at $42.5 billion.”

“The IPO eclipses AT&T Wireless Group’s $10.6 billion stock offering in 2000 and ranks second in the world after the $22 billion debut in 2006 of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.” – Bloomberg

arrow_blue_small Visa Raises $17.9 Billion in Record-Setting U.S. IPO

Update:  Visa sold additional $1.8 billion worth of IPO shares bringing the total tally to $19.7 billion. (Source)