I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

I knew writing the book wouldn’t allow me to have a serious foresight on this blog, but i didn’t expect this. I have a backlog of 100+ links to treat and, you’ll understand I’m sure, I focus on the book. I’ve created a new model (DIRT), oriented towards Business Models and am busy with a methodology for using both DICoDE and DIRT in an innovation context. I’ve also updated this morning the whole structure of the book. I’ll blog about all this in due time…

I keep the foresight links to treat, maybe i’ll have more time in a few weeks. Thanks for your patience and understanding, and don’t hesitate to contact me or comment! Cheers!

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Light Foresight Part V

Again many interesting stories that could be DiCoDEd. I’ll log them here, in a light foresight entry, in order to come back later if this book leaves me some time. Hope you enjoy it too!

[Facebook, Data, Google, Aggregation, advertising, email, privacy, e-commerce, f-commerce, AdWords] http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/google-fears-facebook/ and http://ifindkarma.posterous.com/is-facebook-worth-twice-what-yahoo-is-worth and http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/02/facebook-bigger-google/ and http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/give-us-our-data-facebook/ and http://www.fastcompany.com/1701119/adwords-is-dying-and-google-knows-it-and-they-are-doing-something-about-it #afterkillingportalsfacebookwillkillsearchandemails

[OS, Hardware, Software, Smartphone, Mobile, Carrier] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/editorial-should-your-next-mobile-os-update-cost-you/ #whatwilluserspayforandwithwhichcurrency?

[Simplicity, Relevance, Convenience, Design, User XP] http://blogs.gartner.com/brian_prentice/2010/08/24/simplicity-is-not-overrated-its-misunderstood/ #doyoudifferentiateonqualityoronquantity?

[TV, US, Hulu, OPEC] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/08/hulu-opec/ #liveanddietogether

[Chris Anderson, Media, Wired, Conde Nast] http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-chris-anderson-wired-2010-11 #ineedtotalkaboutDiCoDEtothisguy

[Mobile, Engagement, advertising, Estee Lauder, Tiffany & Co, Macy’s] http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/advertising/8101.html

[TV, Android, Youtube, App] http://mashable.com/2010/11/09/youtube-remote/

[Media, Mobile, Metrics, Figures, US] http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/media/8072.html

[4G, LTE] http://www.juniperresearch.com/reports/4G_LTE_Revenue_Opportunities

Thanks!

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Light Foresight Part IV

Damn, there are a lot of interesting stories (especially the Facebook/Google slap fight) and i don’t take the time to cover them sufficiently. So i’ll just log them here, in a light foresight entry, in order to come back later. Hope you enjoy it too!

I’m keeping a few (strangely coming from TechCrunch) that seem very interesting (and not just because they’re long;o) though!

[TV, HD, US, figures] http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/media_entertainment/hd-tvs-now-the-majority-but-hd-viewing-lags-behind/ #dontbuythefeaturebuythebargain

[Electronics, pollution, waste, US, Recupel] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/story-of-electronics/ #giveback

[BBC, iPlayer, UK, WorldWide, Business Model] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/09/bbc-iplayer-going-international-next-year-will-be-either-fee-o/ #borderlesscommunication

[Microsoft, GPS, data, crowdsourcing, China] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/09/microsoft-aims-to-improve-maps-with-gps-data-from-33-000-beijing/ #chinaspeople(IT)revolution

[HG Wells, Futurism, Smartphone, App] http://gizmodo.com/5685445/hg-wells-foretold-in-43-of-a-future-where-wed-get-news-from-our-phones #DocBrown’stimetravelsconsequences

[Social Media, Social Web, Browser, Share] http://mashable.com/2010/11/10/mozilla-f1/ #credentialsbattle

[Facebook, Bon Jovi, e-commerce, f-commerce, Games] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/bon-jovi-uses-crowdstars-facebook-games-to-sell-digital-music/ #idneverthoughtidblogonbonjovi

[Facebook, Google, Data, Gmail] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/googles-response-to-facebooks-response-to-googles-facebook-api-ban/ and http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/give-us-our-data-facebook/ and http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/facebook-slaps-google-openness-doesnt-mean-being-open-when-its-convenient/ #SiliconValleysDynasty

[Ask, Ask Jeeves, Search Engine, Natural Language] http://mashable.com/2010/11/09/ask-com-shut-down/ #Jeevesyourefired

[Movies, Video, Radbox, Watch Later] http://mashable.com/2010/11/09/radbox/ #lateristhenewnow

[NaaS, SMS, Voice, Service, API, Twilio] http://mashable.com/2010/11/09/twilio-raises-12-million/ #NaaSiscarriersfutureandtheydontknowit

[HTML5, tablet, experience, flipboard, UI] http://mashable.com/2010/11/10/center-for-public-integrity-html-5/ #itstheexperiencenottheUIstupid

[NUI, XBox, Kinect, Vocal Activation] http://gizmodo.com/5685727/why-you-still-cant-tell-your-xbox-to-shut-down #startrekisscifi

[Symbian, MeeGo] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/10/nokia-svp-of-symbian-smartphones-talks-portrait-qwerty-symbian/ #whostillcaresaboutSymbianorMeego?

[Microsoft, WP7, Android, fragmentation, Mobile, Smartphone] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/10/windows-phone-android-fragmentation/ #wellseein5years

[Google TV, TV, PS3, Sony] http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/11/09/a-quick-chat-with-google-tvs-lead-dev-about-the-network-blockade-apps-and-google-tv-hitting-the-ps3/ #GoogleTvsnotdeadbutwhataboutSony?

[Square, Bank 2.0, m-commerce] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/square-now-processing-millions-of-dollars-in-mobile-transactions-every-week/ #battleforthebill

[Search Engine, RockMelt, Google, Browser, Preview] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/google-rockmelt-search-preview/ #lazysurfers

Thanks!

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Light Foresight Part III

Rocking some links before kicking the end of the second chapter (draft); no storytelling lesson today:

[Seesmic, Loic Le Meur, Business Model] http://mashable.com/2010/11/07/seesmic-for-enterprise/ #beagilenotagirouette

[Apple, MacBook, MacBook Air, UI, GUI, NUI, User XP, Mac OS Lion] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/07/switched-on-the-ipadification-of-mac-os/ #smart(acrossthe)linemanagement

[Microsoft, Kinect, NUI, Vocal Activation] http://kotaku.com/5682793/the-future-of-kinect-how-microsoft-plans-to-put-a-video-game-controller-in-everything #NUIpower

[Hulu, CamCast, Google TV, NBC] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/google-tvs-fancast-com-backdoor-to-hulu-video-closed-syfy-star/ and http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/11/08/now-even-fancast-com-is-blocked-on-google-tv/#SteveJobstoldyou

[HTC, App Store, Android] http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/htc-said-to-be-working-on-its-own-app-store-would-make-a-lot-of/ #(notyet)lastbutnot(atall)least

[Ebook, iPad, Kindle] http://mashable.com/2010/11/08/e-book-market-surges-to-1-billion-report/ #whosnext?

[Google, Hyperconnectivity, WiFi] http://mashable.com/2010/11/08/google-free-wi-fi/ #itsnotinourplansbutweworkonitthough

[Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Management, Forrester] http://blogs.forrester.com/george_colony/10-11-08-perspective_on_zuckerberg #itsnotwhoyouarebutwhatyoudo

[Google, Facebook, Data, Gmail] http://gizmodo.com/5685176/facebook-and-gmails-dispute-over-your-contact-details-has-got-dirtier and http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/08/facebook-finds-a-new-way-to-liberate-your-gmail-contact-data/ #openontheinside

[Facebook, Ads, US, Advertising] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/08/comscore-facebook-now-accounts-for-nearly-1-in-4-display-ads-in-the-u-s/ #in5yearsbiggerthangoogletoday

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Light Foresight Part II

Being very busy lately on the writing of the book (the drafted structure is fixed, so I need to fill it) and other minor things, I am less able to do an active foresight. That’s why I’ll post interesting links with keywords related (or not) to DiCoDE. If you want to exchange around one of them, don’t hesitate to comment!

Here we go again:

[Google, Facebook, Data, GMail] http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/04/facebook-google-contacts/ and http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/05/data-protectionism-begins-in-earnest/ and http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/google-facebook-data/

[User, Facebook, Psychology, Girls, Social Media] http://jezebel.com/5682488/what-does-facebook-do-to-teenage-girls

[FCC, Open Internet, Net Neutrality, Politics, US, ISP, Carrier] http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/gop-landslide-kill-net-neutrality/

[Mobile, Banking, Bank of America, Android, iPhone, Smartphone] http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/11/bank-apps-for-phones/

[4G, LTE, WiMac, Hyperconnectivity, T-Mobile, Verizon, US] http://gizmodo.com/5680755/the-dirty-secret-of-todays-4g-its-not-4g?skyline=true&s=i

[Thoughts on a Smarter Planet, IBM, Analytic, traffic Jam, GPS, RFID, data] http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/11/ibm-thoughts-on-a-smarter-planet-6

[Storify, Social Media, Press, Media, Storytelling, Politics, data] http://mashable.com/2010/11/06/storify-2/

[LBS, Location, User Context, Pew, Foursquare, User XP, Customer XP] http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/the-future-of-geo-location-faith-or-science/

[Open Leadership, Control, Business, Management, Social Media, Information Era, Leadership 2.0, User XP, Customer XP, Business Transformation, Social Business, Inspiration, Relationship] http://www.briansolis.com/2010/10/revolution-episode-4-charlene-li-on-open-leadership/ -> I gonna have to come back on this one. Very interesting!

[Brand, Economy, Finance, Aswath Damodaran, Value] http://mashable.com/2010/11/06/value-of-brand-names/

[Open Data, Google, Café Numérique, Data] http://www.cafenumerique.be/2010/11/04/open-data/

[Amazon, Diapers, Quidsi, Process, Business Transformation, Digital Native] http://mashable.com/2010/11/06/amazon-to-acquire-diapers-com-for-540-million/

[Singapore, Hyperconnectivity, Platform, Water, City Planning, Technology] http://www.economist.com/node/17388308?story_id=17388308

As you can see, i’ve browsed back to WIRED! ;o)

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Big cable loses 500,000 subscribers in Q3, we neglect to send flowers

Intro: Last quarter was the first time ever that US pay TV subscription rates were down. Now, according to GigaOM’s calculations, big cable suffered another set back in Q3, waving goodbye to over 500,000 subscribers in total. Comcast was saddled with over half of the carnage and lost 275,000 customers, while Time Warner took a 155,000 subscriber hit. Charter Communications and Cablevision fared slightly better, but still added 63,800 and 24,500 respectively to the industry pit of despair.

Naturally, the blame game for the poor numbers was aimed squarely at the weak economy and increased competition from over-the-top video providers.

My Take: So, not only Comcast is in trouble on US market. Also other players. The time is now for US cable companies, and time to consider things for Europe… and blaming it on the economy, well, music major companies and movie studios also tried denial…

Link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/big-cable-loses-500-000-subscribers-in-q3-we-neglect-to-send-fl/

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Light Foresight Part I

Being very busy lately on the writing of the book (the drafted structure is fixed, so I need to fill it) and other minor things, I am less able to do an active foresight. That’s why I’ll post interesting links with keywords related (or not) to DiCoDE. If you want to exchange around one of them, don’t hesitate to comment!

Here we go:

[Attention, User, User Currencies] http://www.mediaculture.fr/2010/10/28/comment-la-course-a-l’attention-renforce-la-societe-de-l’ego/

[FCC, US, Regulation, TV, Cable] http://paidcontent.org/article/419-news-corp.-cablevision-reach-deal-in-principle-fox-service-restored/

[Regulation, Copyright, Privacy, Youtube, Video] http://paidcontent.org/article/419-the-dancing-baby-lawsuit-will-shape-future-of-fair-use/

[Location, LBS, Context, Mobile, Advertising, Privacy, Carriers] http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/opinion/columns/7954.html

[Press, Media] http://rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2010/10/launch_of_newsp.html and http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/USA-Lead-Extinction-Newspapers-2017-Followed-UK-Rest-World-Says-Leading-Media-Futurist-1344319.htm

[Mobile, Apple, iOS, App] http://mashable.com/2010/07/30/apple-itravel-virtual-closet-patents/

[Mobile, Smartphone, Market Share, Figures] http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/mobile-snapshot-smartphones-now-28-of-u-s-cellphone-market/ and http://mashable.com/2010/11/02/iphone-android-nielsen/

[Demand, Economy, Information Era, Industrialization] http://www.inc.com/magazine/20101101/the-demand-economy.html

[Attention, User, User Currencies] http://www.internetactu.net/2010/09/20/pdlt-lattention-une-valeur-culturelle-et-sociale/

[Customer XP] http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/build-bigger-shopping-baskets/

[Mobile, UI, GUI] http://perishablepress.com/press/2009/08/02/the-5-minute-css-mobile-makeover/

Thanks!

[Update] 2 interesting links by the great Mobile Marketer team from the ad:tech conference in NYChttp://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/media/8001.html and http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/media/8006.html

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