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!
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
Posted in Light Foresight
Tagged 4G, advertising, AdWords, Aggregation, Android, app, Carrier, Chris Anderson, Conde Nast, convenience, Data, Design, e-commerce, email, Engagement, Estee Lauder, f-commerce, Facebook, figures, Google, Hardware, Hulu, LTE, Macy’s, media, Metrics, Mobile, OPEC, OS, Privacy, Relevance, Simplicity, smartphone, Software, Tiffany & Co, TV, US, user XP, Wired, Youtube
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
Posted in Light Foresight
Tagged ads, advertising, Android, App Store, Apple, Business Model, CamCast, Data, eBook, Facebook, Forrester, GMail, Google, Google TV, GUI, HTC, Hulu, Hyperconnectivity, iPad, Kindle, Kinect, Loic Le Meur, Mac OS Lion, MacBook, MacBook Air, Management, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, NBC, NUI, Seesmic, UI, US, user XP, Vocal Activation, WiFi
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…
Posted in Foresight
Tagged Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast, Economy, EU, GigaOM, IDTV, IPTV, Time Warner, TV, US, video
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/
[Update] 2 interesting links by the great Mobile Marketer team from the ad:tech conference in NYC: http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/media/8001.html and http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/media/8006.html
Posted in Light Foresight
Tagged ad:tech, advertising, app, Apple, Attention, cable, Carriers, context, copyright, Customer XP, Demand, Economy, FCC, figures, GUI, Industrialization, Information Era, iOS, LBS, Location, Market Share, media, Mobile, Mobile Marketer, NYC, press, Privacy, Regulation, smartphone, TV, UI, US, user, User Currencies, video, Youtube