Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sixth Sense

You may have seen a video I posted about a wearable computer designed by some MIT students. I just came across a TED talk from Pattie Maes that explains the details of the innovation you saw in that video, while also showcasing more of what the technology is capable of and what the device costs to build with off the ...

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Twitter Search to Challenge Kumo and Google?

I came across an article on TechCrunch that got me thinking. I have been writing for a while now that the main functionality of Twitter, really is just a product feature that can and is being copied Facebook, Plaxo, Windows Live, and probably everyone else out there. For Twitter to survive they have to find a way to turn it ...

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Charlie Rose Interviews Evan Williams of Twitter

Charlie Rose interviews Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter about the service and its effect on Internet usage, and the future of the company. The most interesting point he makes is about how strong the developer community is, with at least 2,000 applications and growing, and how they plan to develop the service from a usefulness perspective. Will Twitter survive as ...

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Charlie Rose Interviews Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn

Charlie Rose interviews Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn about the future of technology and social networking, and discusses with him the differences between LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace. The most interesting point he makes is that while tolerance for risk and the ability to manage it are key skills for entrepreneurs, we are all entrepreneurs now. By that he means that ...

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Microsoft’s Vision for 2019

I found this video showing how Microsoft imagines we might interact with technology in the world in 2019, and I can’t say that I agree with what they find to be compelling real world uses for future technology. As I watched the video, I saw lots of things that were visually interesting but very little that would deliver increased productivity ...

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Is Crowdsourcing a Fad or a Foundational Element?

Much has been written about ‘crowdsourcing’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ over the past couple of years, including “Crowdsourcing” by Jeff Howe – a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and “Wisdom of the Crowd” by James Surowiecki – a staff writer at The New Yorker. Crowdsourcing – “The act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent ...

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Creative Cultures – Making Innovation Work

I found an interesting video of Professor Paddy Miller talking IESE’s program Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work. The video talks about the importance of innovation in our current global economy and the challenges in making innovation permeate the organization. “Much of the innovation industry talks recycled platitudes: the real secret is that innovation is more about business culture than it ...

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Twitter and Social Media in Plain English

I thought I would share a couple of plain english videos from Common Craft on Social Media and Twitter for those who are new to these two phenomenons. Twitter in Plain English Social Media in Plain English These are really high level overviews. The Twitter explanation unfortunately leaves out the fact that many people in the Twitter community (including me) ...

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