Survey Says: The hot gadgets, applications,... →
“The experts’ record is so lousy at spotting key technologies ahead of time that there is little chance they will see the killer gadgets and applications of 2020. If you had asked this question a decade ago, no one would have predicted the iPhone. If experts could already see them today, they really wouldn’t be ‘out of the blue’ innovations.” - Pew Internet
A marketer’s guide to behavioral economics via... →
“Marketers have been applying behavioral economics—often unknowingly—for years. A more systematic approach can unlock significant value.” I like the line, “often unknowingly”! The explosion of behavior data and more advanced analytics has given marketers evidence based insight into behavior. In the past it was based on gut instinct. What was observed as...
Will Online Anonymity Have Gone the Way of the... →
Survey Says… 41% By 2020, the identification ID systems used online are tighter and more formal - fingerprints or DNA‐scans or retina scans. The use of these systems is the gateway to most of the Internet‐enabled activity that users are able to perform such as shopping, communicating, creating content, and browsing. Anonymous online activity is sharply curtailed. 55% By 2020,...
Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard...
Does anyone out there have real life experience using PRISM XML framework and related tools that you can tell me about?
A skeptical lot: http://ping.fm/knNjQ (via @fastcompany) fb
Bloom Energy Debuts Advanced Fuel Cell →
The Bloom Box was officially lunched today. The energy server is a solid oxide fuel cell based system that utilizing considerably lesser exotic materials then previous fuel cells. The vision of the Bloom Box is one for every house for less than 10K each. And they will run on anything from natural gas to bio-fuels much more efficiently then other types of energy transfer systems. What do you think?...
The Internet in 2020 - What the Experts Predict... →
“When writing itself appeared, philosophers feared that it would weaken memory and degrade intelligence. But it allowed for a great, albeit externalized memory and an enlarged, albeit shared intelligence. […] The Internet will have similar effects, with some losses but, on balance, more gains.” - Mark U. Edwards, senior advisor to the Dean, Harvard University Divinity School ...
AdAge: Thanks to Newer Smartphones, You Can Erase... →
Mobile is at a tipping point. I like that description. I think 2010 will be the breakout year for mobile marketing in the US. It already has in other parts of the world where mobile devices far outnumber PC like devices. Location based services for smartphones and near-smart phone will be the key I believe. It is the differentiator relative to land-locked devices and even laptop and net-book...
SlideShare preso on Cluetrains, Conversations,... →
An excellent presentation on the nature of conversations and trust between humans. The importance of this is magnified by uber-hyper communications channels of today. Openness and honesty are the prerequisites for success in marketing, public relations and customer service. This preso reinforces that message.
Follow the Social Print Experiment via...
If you were to start a new business from scratch, chances are that would not have an IT infrastructure to build. You would use Cloud Computing options instead. Follow the Social Print Experiment at http://www.socialprintexperiment.com/ to see how one startup is doing it, and how it works.
RT @carsonified 5 Good Reasons Why Designers... →
The new bread of designer is a hybrid talent relative to the previous generation. Designing is about using the media to achieve an objective. For new designers, interactive is as valid and comfortable a media type as print and video was to older ones. This blog is a good set of reason why scripting and CSS is a necessary skills for excellence.
HBR: Worth Your Time This Week →
“Useful and/or intriguing ideas we’ve come across this week, plus the occasional worthwhile distraction.” I’d have to agree
via @AdAge - A Look Back at 10 Ideas That Changed... →
Hmmm, I am old enough to remember most of these!
Business Blogging: Is There a Right or Wrong Way? →
A good set of guidelines for business blogging from Social Media Today
ComputerWorld: The supercomputer on your desktop →
“While there’s still a need for ginormous hardware, some traditional high-performance applications are already on the desktop and others are heading that way”
@RRW: Social Media Is The New Search →
“Social media is representing a larger and larger mix of traffic compared to search, Sites are starting to wake up to the fact that they need to make some of those same level of investments in social as they did for search.” I know for myself, my Twitter ‘feed’ is the primary way I get new information. I filter news by listening to those I follow. I refine the list I...
When will we 'Get It'? 40 percent of Americans... →
“The three R’s alone are not sufficient for today’s needs. We’ve got to be using today’s tools. It’s an old point, but we’ve got to keep beating that drum until we get the funding.” via @eschoolnews
via @eschoolnews Enterprising Instruction: Using... →
Along with many other Numerati examples, education is catching on. “To benefit fully from such a data-driven instructional model, schools need a system for tying their instructional and administrative processes together—in effect, bringing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) approach to the classroom. By doing this, educators can more effectively and efficiently create, manage, and align...
Google Gives $2 Million to Wikipedia’s Foundation →
What do you suppose this means for Knol?
Facebook Overtakes Yahoo: Now the Second Most... →
Holy crap - 26 seasons' worth of Jeopardy clues... →
eWeek: 25 Technologies That Changed the Decade →
What is the tech that you think affected the most change? For me, I think ubiquitus wired and wirless broadband is number 1. Commodity server and application virtualization is 2. So what does eWeek say? “From virtualization to Linux to the Apple iPhone, eWEEK Labs names the products, applications and technologies of the last decade that have changed the way we work, play and live.”
The next disruptive technology on the web? Trust http://bit.ly/dCFDnt (via @AdAge)
ITU sees 5 billion mobile subscriptions globally... →
“After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010, driven by advanced services and handsets in developed countries and increased take-up of mobile health services and mobile banking in the developing world.”
McKinsey Quarterly: Using IT to enable a lean... →
I’ve had a number of conversations like this as of late. It reminds me of a CIO I met last year that pointed out that IT can serve as a process change leader because good IT management is driven by good process and change management. With that discipline comes the experience of process change control and optimization. This perhaps more than other professions gives IT project managers the...
How did Southwest Air respond to Twitter...
It sounds like an event filled Valentine’s Day for @paulaberg and the digital media folks at @SouthwestAir over @ThatKevinSmith compaints. So how do you think they handled the situation? There is a local news channel (WREX TV) that is asking what people think about overweight passengers in general. But I think they are missing a big part of the story. Kevin Smith has a pretty significant...
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps Blase always has amazing demos. This is an incredible demo of maps and crowd-sourced imagery and augmented reality. I was in Pike Place market just a few weeks ago. And I say and guy walking through with a backpack and 360 degree camera equipment. Now I see how that info can be used. Awesome!
It sounds like GOOG is subject to MSFT type criticism of about innovation -> The Truth About Google Buzz: It’s Late, Boring, And Lame http://ping.fm/zjjMZ
Chicago Tribune: Show your badge: City partners... →
Hmmm, I was just talking about this! FourSquare is perfect for local promotions.
So who is using QR Codes and Google Favorite... →
This seems like a very natural thing. Google Favorite Places coupled with Yelp and FourSquare could be an up and coming thing, especially with mobile device laden people in fairly dense urban places. What do you think? Are you using these services? Do and you friends using location based mobile services? Have you seen many promotions by local establishments?
Mashable: Google Set to Make Gmail Social With... →
So how much time do you spend in GMail vs. Facebook vs. Twitter? I wonder if GMail will offer integration with others?
TweetDeck Brings YouTube and Flickr Inside the... →
A great example of the next big thing in social media… and cross-media. Seamless Intergration
WhoDat Nation Night Tonight
Mardis Gras starts a week early in NOLA. Wish I was there!