Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all... allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That's also quite deep but... there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more
8 posts from November 2012
November 23, 2012
November 15, 2012
New Flickr slideshow on the future of media, television, broadcasting (Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard)
I just love those Flickr slideshows :)
November 11, 2012
November 09, 2012
November 07, 2012
Short audio-podcast on the proposed public digital music license for Switzerland (Musik Flatrate) - in German:)
Here is a quick 6 minute audio track that summarizes the proposal (in GERMAN). You can read more about this whole 'movement' here (if you speak German).
Präsentation: Eine neue Internet Musiklizenz und die Musik-Flatrate: was, wie, wer und warum?
Gerd Leonhard, Autor, Musiker, Futurist und CEO TheFuturesAgency (Basel)
Stellungsnahmen zum Thema:
Tim Renner / MotorMusic Berlin,
Poto Wegener / Swissperform.
Hartwig Thomas - Digitale Allmend
Christoph Trummer - Musikschaffender
Wolfgang Schögl – SofaSurfer
Fabian Niggemeier - SUISA
Michael Gregr - Piratenpartei
Michel Rudin - Konsumentenforum
Öffentliche Diskussion und Debatte
Philipp Schnyder von Wartensee, Festivalleiter m4music beim Migros-Kulturprozent
Diskutiert wird auf dieser Facebook Page: MusikFlatRateSchweiz
Twitter Hashtag #musikzukunft
Vorschlag zum Thema Musik Flatrate, Gerd Leonhard 1. Juni 2012
Musikflatrate vorschlag für die Schweiz
Das PDF mit dem Vorschlag
November 06, 2012
... adapted from my recent presentation at the 5th congress of innovation in Porto Alegre, Brazil....
November 05, 2012
... take a look and let me know how you like it:)
November 02, 2012
This week Microsoft is set to release an operating system for computers, tablets and smartphones that will put a vast amount of music at users’ fingertips, free of charge — with the music industry’s blessing. XBox Music, a service integrated into Windows 8, is just the latest in a series of music-related initiatives by the software giant, and its record hasn’t been good (seen any Zune music players lately?). Nevertheless, XBox Music could be a turning point in the music industry’s fitful adaptation to the broadband era.The new, advertiser-supported service will let users play songs on demand from an online jukebox, create customized webcasts based on the music of their favorite artists and buy MP3s from an online store stocked with an enormous selection of tracks — in short, a combination of Spotify, Pandora and Apple’s iTunes. For $10 a month, users will be allowed to play an unlimited number of tracks without commercials, as well as access the service on a mobile phone running Windows Phone 8, a new operating system set for release soon. XBox Music is already available on XBox game consoles for a fee, and is expected to be available next year for computers and smartphones that don’t run Windows 8.The features aren’t novel; what’s different is the degree of integration. Analysts expect tens of millions of people to buy devices with the new version of Windows in the coming months, and every one of them will be able to stream music on demand for free shortly after they hit the power button for the first time"
Microsoft's XBox Music: A new tune - latimes.com
Gerd comments: I don't understand why good ideas like this don't actually take that final step ie making it 'feel like free' so that it becomes such a strong added value for Microsoft that the resulting overall stickiness and brand uptick would more than pay for the basic music service. Once again, a good direction but ultimately ... They ain't got the balls. IMHO.
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