1. 10:49 1st Sep 2014

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    growing potential of this anti-wearables approach of invisibly embedding sensors into objects with which humans interact.

    So instead of having our bodies cluttered with electronic bangles that continuously quantify our existence, there’s an opportunity for more targeted applications of sensor technology, based on locating it in proximity to us — within objects we use, handle and interact with for specific purposes

     
  2. "THE IRONY IS NOT LOST ON ME  —  THAT IN 2014 OUR IDEA OF AN EXPLORATION IS A RETURN TO WHAT FOR CENTURIES HAS BEEN THE NORM."

    (Source: theverge.com)

     
  3. The Era of Cloud Computing

    “Historically, we’ve been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource. Anybody who claims to have a crystal ball about where this is heading is kidding themselves.”

    (Source: The New York Times)

     
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  5. Netflix gathers detailed viewer data to guide its search for the next hit

    Netflix may not fear rivals such as HBO or the BBC , but the might and ambition of digital-savvy Amazon perhaps poses the biggest threat to the company. This week Amazon will hit back at its international expansion – Netflix recently raised $400m to fund its European ambitions – by rebranding its LoveFilm streaming service and launching a greatly enhanced “one stop” subscription offering.
    “I feel like sometimes I’m on the bridge of the starship Enterprise,” says Yellin, describing the experience of charting Netflix’s course in a fast-changing digital universe. “Is Netflix future-proofed? Google isn’t future proofed. No one is. Companies need to keep innovating to secure the future.”

     
  6. 06:46 11th Feb 2014

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    the way that tech often does disrupt industries - by affecting parts of the industry that no-one paid attention to but which were actually key leverage points. Not many magazine people thought of themselves as being in the trucking and light-manufacturing business, for example, but they were, and that was why the internet had such an impact on them. But the opposite can also be true - there are industries where tech doesn’t look important but is actually crucial, but there are also industries where tech looks crucial but doesn’t actually matter very much at all
     
  7. Why Amazon’s Data Store Doesn’t Scare People — But Facebook’s Does

    Facebook and Google are seen to “own” my data, while Amazon “uses” my data. The enduring power of sentences like “customers who bought this item also bought” and “recommendations for you” has convinced people that their data is being consistently and simply used for their own good (even if it might be bad for the pocketbook!). On the other hand, when talking about Facebook, Twitter and Google, consumers use language like “taking” and “owning” my data. It’s not that their data is being used today in a way that upsets them; it’s the belief, rightly or wrongly, that it is being stored for some future, unspecified purpose.

    (Source: adage.com)

     
  8. Android on 79% of the 998 million smartphones shipped in 2013, Windows Phone fastest growing platform

    most 1 billion smartphones (998 million to be exact) shipped in 2013. Compared to 2012, this represents a 44 percent year-over-year increase.

    (Source: thenextweb.com)

     
  9. 2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested

    The Stream represents the triumph of reverse-chronology, where importance—above-the-foldness—is based exclusively on nowness.
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    Nowness also transmits this sense of presence, of other people, that you get in a city when you go to a highway overpass and look down at all the cars at any time of the day or night. Things are happening. I am not alone. Look at all this.

    (Source: The Atlantic)

     
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