Month: July 2012

Article: How Google products go from creepy to cool (great example of how privacy perception has changed)

Interesting story, below, illustrating how privacy perception has changed.How Google products go from creepy to cool http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57470750-83/how-google-products-go-from-creepy-to-cool/ On April 1, 2004, Google announced its new and capacious Gmail service and said it would serve up contextual ads, a move so radical that people initially thought it was an April Fool’s joke. It ...

Must Read Article: Rhapsody’s Rob Reid: ‘Copyright law is like doing archaeology in the Mediterranean’

Rhapsody's Rob Reid: 'Copyright law is like doing archaeology in the Mediterranean' | The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/9/3122252/rhapsody-rob-reid-interview-year-zero-copyright-music-piracy I don’t know the details of the deals that Spotify cuts with indies vs. majors. But I can speculate about the relative size and attractiveness of a fully-streaming market. This is where I see the world ...

Excerpts: How Google is becoming an extension of your mind (CNet)

Great feature on Google and technology on CNet, here.  I have summarized some of the key findings for you – I shall leave it to you to be scared out of your wits or ultra-excited. "What  Google is now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that ...

Watch this: Google unveils Google Glass Explorer Edition at I/O – CNET News

http://cnet.co/LtDHse Google’s Sergey Brin reveals video-capturing, augmented reality glasses at Google I/O in San Francisco. The Google Glass Explorer Edition will be available via pre-order for conference attendees, cost $1,500, and ship in early 2013.

In German: my reply to the Swiss music industry response on my music-flatrate proposal / Das Lamentieren der Ewig-Gestrigen: meine Antwort

Sorry for posting this in German-only; I will provide an English translation soonest! For now, here is a somewhat OK Google translation 🙂 Am 1. Juni 2012 habe ich einen Vorschlag für eine neue digitale Musik-Lizenz (die in Konsequenz eine sog. Musik-FlatRate ermöglichen würde) an die Schweizer Regierung und ...

New video for my German tweeps: Zukunft der Medien / Verlage / Publishing (Medienforum NRW Juni 2012)

IN GERMAN: Meine Keynote vom Medienforum NRW im Juni 2012, zum Thema Zukunft von Verlagen, News/Paper/Print, Publishing, Content. Siehe dieses Interview: http://gerd.fm/MkkNH2 Das PDF mit der Slideshow ist hier: http://db.tt/01NrBcj8 Das Video ist cross-posted von http://youtu.be/X0lJJ3l7II0  Besten Dank and das Medienforum NRW http://www.youtube.com/user/medienforumNRW  

Watch this: Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data

http://www.ted.com 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. TEDTalks is a ...

Watch this: A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition

I don’t say this often, but…please share this one. http://tellmetodrawsomething.tumblr.com/https://twitter.com/#!/JeremiahMc

The web is shifting to MOBILE very quickly: mobilize or become irrelevant!

Some relevant stats collected from several sources:  1) EMarketer  2) The Economist  3) Discover Magazine  4) my own (and Cisco stat). Chew on this and then go mobile, first:)

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