I’m starting to see an increase in announcements of content management solutions which are packaging up content curation functionality, The functionality allows content editors to search for content sources around a particular topic, and provide various automation techniques to the way these sources are filtered, and presented in an aggregated publication.

The automation tools are improving and are already starting to exert a disruptive influence on the process of collecting online research.

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Compare your shopping trolley, then checkout

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Mysupermarket is a free shopping and comparison website for supermarket shoppers that includes direct links with the big four UK supermarket chains.

Each product also shows the weight or volume, price, special offers and price per unit, as well as detailed nutritional information.

Once you get to the checkout the site’s Trolley Checker tool displays the cost of purchasing those contents at each of the 4 online stores. In addition a Price Checker tool recommends changes to save you money. There is also a Health Checker tool to help remind you of healthier product options.

Circular consumption – 25% by 2012

A new study commissioned by Nokia suggests that as much as 25% of entertainment will be created and consumed within peer communities. Coined “Circular Entertainment” by Nokia, the research interviewed 9000 trend-setting consumers in 17 countries about their digital behaviors. The study entitled ‘A Glimpse of the Next Episode’ was conducted by The Future Laboratory.

Tom Savigar, Trends Director at The Future Laboratory suggests

Get Chipmunked

Alvin and the Chipmunks is a new movie to be released on Dec 14th.  To promote the movie, the Oddcast software has been used to create quite a unique promotional microsite. The site is called Munkyourself and allows consumers to create a mashup of a chipmunk animated character generated combined with your own voice recording which is of course modified to sound like a chipmunk.