Tag: Android

The Open Web Is Dead – Long live the Open Web. Good read by Chris Saad: lead don’t just cheerlead !

Insightful post, below. Main point for me: LEAD don't just cheerlead 😉 The Open Web Is Dead – Long live the Open Web | Chris Saad Lead not just cheerlead In our obsession with being seen by our micro-audiences as ‘thought leaders’ or ‘futurists’ it’s always very tempting to watch which way the ...

Gizmodo’s take on Google – serious stuff, food for thought and debate

Some very powerful comments on where Google is headed, below. I'm pretty sure I don't agree with quite a few points made in this piece but it's certainly some very good food for thought so … Take a look! The Case Against Google (via Gizmodo) Some of the best snippets (and my ...

Data is the new Oil: Why YOU Are The Product (debate)

Interesting angle presented by Jaron Lanier below … Need to retrieve his book "You are not a Gadget" from my Kindle archive again. I don't really buy the point of data-mining and its use in social commerce being questionable, btw – it all comes down to the 'people formerly known ...

Facebook IPO Filing Reveals Its Stunning Size: A Private Jet, $1 Billion In Profits, And More

Staggering numbers! Facebook IPO Filing Reveals Its Stunning Size: A Private Jet, $1 Billion In Profits, And More "Facebook revealed impressive statistics about its growing and active userbase, which totals 845 million members, more than half of whom, or 483 million, return to the site daily. These hundreds of millions of users ...

Michio Kaku: “At some point in the future we will have robots as smart as us. Why not enhance ourselves?”

This video made me think. Am reading his latest book, too, "Physics of the Future" Related articles Significant 2011 Medical Breakthroughs (futurist.com) Marc Andreessen Wishes You Were A Robot (At Least Behind the Wheel) (allthingsd.com)

Mobile Trends Africa 2020 slideshow

Seriously good stuff in here, via Futures Agency partner Rudy De Waele Mobile Trends 2020 Africa View more presentations from Rudy De Waele Related articles Thinking 2020: The Future of Mobile in Africa (whiteafrican.com) Mobile technologies take hold to shape the future of Africa (thenextweb.com) DIGITAL DAILY: Tablets Will Generate 17 Percent of Wireless Data Demand ...

New video: 11-minute summary on the networked society (my presentation at Ericsson event, Mobile World Congress 2011)

I was invited to do the opening keynote at Ericsson’s ‘Shaping the Networked Society’ event at this year’s mobile world congress (MWC) in Barcelona, on February 14, 2011, see my blog at http://gerd.fm/i9Dh9I. Some of the topics I covered include the challenges and opportunities of convergence (TV-Web, Mobile-Fixed, real money ...

The Networked Society: a quick overview (Ericsson event at Mobile World Congress 2011)

I really enjoyed doing this event with Jeff Cole, Stephen Berlin Johnson, and the Mikkelsen brothers (Refugees United), at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Monday. My slideshow is below, and you can watch the 11-minute video here, as well. Welcome to the Networked Society Gerd Leonhard MWC 2011 View more ...

Announcing the payment model for my new iPhone & Android mobile apps: pay what you think it’s worth

2 weeks ago, I launched my free iPhone app, followed by the Android version just a few days ago, powered by MobileRoadie in LA. Now that I am very close to the first 1000 downloads I  wanted to share how I intend to 'charge' for the apps and the ...

Google Map Navigation for Android Mobile: again, Google makes things better – and free!

Google is the master of creative disruption: if you are an Android-OS powered mobile user, great maps and the best navigation tools have just become a available to you, for free. Tough to beat that one, Tom-Tom, Garmin etc – or what?   Says Google's blog: "Today we're excited to ...

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