Methinks: The line “Pinterest just adds a visual dimension" is quite the understatement. Many don’t understand the shared bookmark metaphor because it isn’t visual. Pinning an image on a board make sense.
Certainly for b2b purchasers of physical objects, this makes a lot of sense. Think Office Depot and wholesale club products, are you listening guys? And I for one pin up info-graphics that I wish to share. So, yes, Pinterest for b2b make sense!
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who serves as an adviser to the government on how to make public data more accessible, says the extension of the state’s surveillance powers would be a “destruction of human rights” and would make a huge amount of highly intimate information vulnerable to theft or release by corrupt officials.
"As we reported only a bit ago Google appears to be aiming the service at companies and Google Apps users rather than positioning it as a consumer-facing service a la Dropbox. In fact, due to the deep integration with Google Docs, Drive appears to be more like a Docs upgrade than a stand-alone service."
Methinks: This is a brilliant move and pushes the price for online storage to great prices. Hows does 100GB for $4.99/mo and 1TB for $49/mo. Even better is the syncing of Goggle Docs on your hard drive and easy sharing of folders… as long as you use GMail. I like!
“One way to gauge the importance of Amazon is to ask how frequently will a typically Internet user visit a web site based on Amazon infrastructure? The answer: an amazing 1/3 of all users every day. This number is all the more impressive when you consider that our data includes millions of users and end devices of limited scope or activities, such as users who only check mail and home game consoles.”
“Companies are investing heavily in cloud computing, a new survey of 1,650 IT and business executives shows. On average, they report, more than a third, 34%, of their current IT budgets are now allocated to cloud computing solutions.”
I’m have to admit being a bit baffled by how nobody else seems to have done what Apple did with the Macbook Air – even several years after the first release, the other notebook vendors continue to push those ugly and *clunky* things. Yes, there are vendors that have tried to emulate it, but usually pretty badly. I don’t think I’m unusual in preferring my laptop to be thin and light.
Really fascinating interview with the father of Linux. He discusses all manner of things including his project management style, the future of “disposable” computers, and how he works from home and gets things done. But, he spends the first couple of questions talking about his love of the MacBook Air and his general disdain for just about every other laptop being made (i.e. Specifically, anything that is not the MacBook Air).
Methinks: Using QR codes to engage mobile shoppers is a no brainier. This is part of user experience (UX) management for prospects and customers. Think about how they shop differently both for research before purchase (mobile devices with them almost 24x7) and for impulse buys (instant locations based deal offers).
The government’s controversial plans to allow intelligence agencies to monitor the internet use and digital communications of every person in the UK suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday when the inventor of the world wide web warned that the measures were dangerous and should be dropped.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who serves as an adviser to the government on how to make public data more accessible, says the extension of the state’s surveillance powers would be a “destruction of human rights” and would make a huge amount of highly intimate information vulnerable to theft or release by corrupt officials. In an interview with the Guardian, Berners-Lee said: “The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing.
Methinks: Retailers please pay attention. I certainly am in the majority, often to my wife’s chagrin. POS displays and shelve labels need to be designed with these shoppers on mind. Do you want to make it easy for them to buy… or just be a price comparison for Amazon and others? How about instant discounts for QR Code users or online coupon access for others?
“Some people say, “Give the customers what they want.” But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, ‘A faster horse!’” People don’t know what they want until you show it to them. That’s why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.”—Isaacson, Walter (2011-10-24). Steve Jobs (p. 567). Simon & Schuster, Inc..