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Amazon is ranked first in the list of Most Trusted Companies in U.S. followed by Apple

In a recent Reputation Quotient survey by Harris Interactive (PDF), Amazon got the position of the most respected company among American consumers. Apple is on second position and Google is on fourth position.

The Harris Poll surveyed about 14,000 members of the general public about their feelings of the 60 most visible companies in the country. The poll got the consumer perceptions across 20 attributes grouped into six dimensions of reputation including Products & Services, Financial Performance, Workplace Environment, Social Responsibility, Vision & Leadership, and Emotional Appeal.

The Reputations of the Most Visible Companies (Credit: Harris Interactive)

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - February 13, 2013 at 10:29 am

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Interesting products, you want to buy someday, on Amazon.com

Nature along with science is creating a world of amazement. One day we listen of a science fiction concept and the other day, it becomes reality, which we want to see and feel.

So, here is your chance to see and feel some interesting products. Grab them.

Solar Bag:

Solar Bag is an amazing bag that starts floating in air after exposure to the sun. All you have to do is fill the bag with air, tie its ends and let the sunlight to heat the air inside the bag. After about 5 minutes, the bag will rise to the sky.

Aerogel:

Aerogel” is truly an amazing product from future. It is also known as “Frozen Smoke”. It is composed of Silica gel particles with 2-5 nanometers of diameter and has 99% of air resulting in the lowest bulk density of any known product in the world. It has very advanced levels of insulation and structural properties and got 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records.

ColorFlame Birthday Candles:

Burn the candles and you will see beautiful different colors of flames i.e. brilliant hues of red, green, blue, orange & purple.

Waterproof sand:

Waterproof sand is actual sand that has been dyed and coated with a hydrophobic substance that repels water. The sand remains dry after putting in the water and it can easily be removed from the water with a spoon or something like that. It can be used as a waterproof material or for underground wires in cold climates or something more innovative you can think.

UV detecting beads:

Beads that can change the color upon exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light whether from the sun on a sunny day or on a cloudy day, or from many of the UV light sources. Curious students can utilize these beads to make UV light detecting beads or something like that. You can also show the effectiveness of the UV blocking property of sunblocks, sunglasses, windows etc.

Astronaut Ice Creams:

You will absolutely love these freeze-dried ice creams that require no refrigeration. This food represents the actual type of food carried into the space on NASA missions as such type of astronaut ice creams have been carried into space on several space shuttle missions.

Eat them and study them.

Aquatic Ecosystem:

An EcoSphere containing marine shrimp, algae and micro-organisms is really fascinating. These three are interdependent on each other and therefore the ecosphere is completely self-sustaining at a comfortable room temperature (between 60F and 80F) and an indirect light. The shrimp consume algae and micro-organisms, which in-turn break down the shrimp waste. Light helps in the growth of algae.

You have only to view the Ecosphere for 2-3 years without any additional nutrition or water requirement.

Photoluminescent Tape:

This High Energy Photoluminescent glow in the dark tape is efficient in absorbing luminescence and gets fully charged within 30 minutes, and has the ability to glow for up to 10 hours after fully charged. Not only, it has the ability to glow in the dark but it is also highly resistant to chemicals and strains.

This tape can be used for “glow in the dark” signs on walls, handrails, columns, around door frames, and along stairways and baseboards.

Carnivorous plants:

Carnivorous Plants are the types of plants that eat (meat of) bugs. You can grow the plants from seed to carnivore.

The Carnivorous Plant kit includes the Venus Fly Trap, Pitcher Plant, Sundew Plant, Cobra Plant, and Trumpet Plant.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - January 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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Amazon’s acquisition of Ivona, a text-to-speech software company

Ivona, Text-to-speech software (Credit: Ivona/Google Play)

Amazon.com, Inc. has acquired Ivona, the text-to-speech software company and the company started showing the tagline “An Amazon company” on its site.

The same company worked on Kindle Fire’s Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features and also giving services to developers, businesses and individuals around the world. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - January 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

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Smartphone “airbags”

Amazon, a huge online retailer and technological company, has successfully patented the idea of smartphone “airbags” that will protect the smartphones from damage after being dropped due to the attached motion sensors. These motion sensors would protect the phone from impact of the floor as a result of mini airbags and jet streams.

The patent for the idea was filed in America by Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, 48, a self-made billionaire.

He wrote in patent, “A system and method for protecting devices from impact damage is provided. Prior to impact between a surface and a device, a determination of a risk of damage to the device is made. If the risk of damage to the device exceeds a threshold, a protection system is activated to reduce or substantially eliminate damage to the device.”

Smartphone Airbag demonstration

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - December 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

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Amazon would launch larger size Kindle Fire

Amazon's Kindle Fire

Amazon is reportedly working on to develop Kindle Fire tablet with larger display size in the time of Apple’s plans to make smaller iPads. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - July 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

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