Tag: IPhone

• Chart: People Rarely Unplug From Technology (via Statista)

Not surprising but still pretty amazing… I wonder if this is different in Europe? These days, people are addicted to their smartphones, tablets and laptops. 43 percent of people in the United States never unplug from technology – phones buzz with social network updates while they sleep or vibrate in pockets ...

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 ...

Cloud-based music streaming trends: told you so!

From a new eMarketer post (and related report), here are some interesting snippets: "In a sign of how important online streaming and subscription music services have become to the recording industry, trade publication Billboard recently updated its weekly Hot 100 song chart to include data from Spotify, Slacker, ...

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 ...

Good read: LukeW | Josh Clark: Busting Mobile Myths

A lot of good bottom lines in this piece, below. I caught myself thinking about mobile in many of the ways Luke describes. Time to change that. LukeW | Josh Clark: Busting Mobile Myths Myth: Mobile Users are Rushed & Distracted We started with an over-simplified almost condescending view of mobile ...

Corporations That Don’t Practice Social Responsibility Can’t Hide Anymore | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

This is quickly becoming a fact of life in the networked economy. Corporations That Don’t Practice Social Responsibility Can’t Hide Anymore | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation Umair Haque sums it up well in his new book Betterness: Economics for Humans: “The bigger picture of twenty-first-century competition is richer, more nuanced ...

Audi’s Future: Self-Driving Cars, Dual HUDs, LTE

Some smart stuff by Audi, see below. Clearly, a car than can be both self-driven or driven by me, and maybe does not have a tailpipe (it would be crucial, in my view, to be fully electric rather than hybrid), and is fully connected to all kinds of digital ...

Article: Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders – HBR

Some good points here, see below. "Asking more questions than you answer" is a good way to put it – certainly not an easy position when everyone demands to 'hear the future' but still, a good motto for my 2012 work I think. Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders – John Coleman ...

Blood & Gore’s Manifesto For Sustainable Capitalism – must read (and chew:)

“We are once again facing one of those rare turning points in history when dangerous challenges and limitless opportunities cry out for clear, long-term thinking,” Blood and Gore argue. “The disruptive threats now facing the planet are extraordinary: climate change, water scarcity, poverty, disease, growing income inequality, urbanization, massive economic volatility ...

New Twitter account dedicated to conversations: @talktogerd

Many of you may be following my various Twitter streams such as @gleonhard (my main and most popular channel, usually delivers short comments on what I read elsewhere, always-a-link-concept), @futuresagency (my company's account, with news, updates and retweets from our partners and speakers), @dailywisdoms (the name says it all), @futurefeed ...

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