Aside from the completely craptacular soundtrack – this video is absolutely amazing.
It’s shot using a new 360 degree camera, so click around the video while it’s playing and you’ll be able to see exactly what I’m talking about.
Thanks to Gizmodo
A few weeks ago I bought the latest version of the “Camera+” app for my iPhone 4; it’s a great (and cheap) upgrade to the standard “camera” app on the iPhone.
The temptation to go crazy with filters and effect is definitely there – the HDR feature in particular makes pictures blow up with color and definition, but it’s super-easy to go overboard with it so remember to use the slider to dial the effect back a bit if you use it!
I’m really liking the ability to crop, use the “Ansel” filter, and add a border to come up with images like the one below – taken a few days ago in downtown Chicago.
And the terms Google is offering to businesses are very business-friendly (80% payment 3 days after the deal closes)…which makes it even more interesting.
Plus – the folks over at Hacker News bring up a great point – if Google takes even 1 billion dollars of the 6 billion they would have spent on Groupon, they could put around 1 million dollars a day toward offering great deals to customers by covering some of the costs of doing deals like these .
You can see the full pitch by Google here: Google Offers Document
After a few false starts over the years – it’s back to blogging in 2010 for me!
Stay tuned for more coming soon!