Facebook to launch Real-Time Bidding. Does this mean they admit at last their targeting system is not working and that they’re now open to letting advertisers and agencies bid and buy impressions based on any more useful and more actionable information they may have on their users?
Apple – the iPhone and its ecosystem of apps, really – and Facebook are bad because they hide data away from Google’s spiders. And you go as far as putting them on the same plane as China, Hollywood and other repressive regimes. But Android, instead, is “just fine”, I bet.
Or, as normal people would say, “hosted”. So, there’s a new CMS nobody asked for, this time by Salesforce. “Market at the speed of social” is also pretty good bullshit. Wow, I’m impressed.
Click and keep “j” pressed. Don’t you feel freer already? Twitter and democracy. What a joke.
I don’t like Microsoft. The last time I used Windows was in 2007. After that, 4 years with Ubuntu, and then a Mac. But I might just buy a Nokia Lumia 800. If the price were right – and it probably will be. If there were fewer apps and not more apps than for the iPhone or Android – this is an easy one to win.
If the phone were simpler to use and it allowed me to uninstall anything I don’t want on it – I care more about this than about the software being Open Source. Will Nokia be able to deliver a dumb smartphone for people who need some of the tricks but couldn’t care less about being hi-tech?
Groupon is essentially a sub-prime lender that does zero risk assessment. And as word continues to spread about what a terrible deal running a Groupon is for many categories of businesses, the ones that will choose to run Groupons are the ones that are the most desperate. For U.S. based businesses, the only time I can definitely recommend running a Groupon is if it is otherwise going to go out of business.
Oh, so spot-on! Read it all on VentureBeat
When engineers and city planners look at traffic, they often regard it as a river, a fixed quantity which comes rushing by, do what you may. It’s a problem of hydraulics: you can dam it or divert it, but you can’t stop it. But traffic is not a river. It is nothing but a lot of individuals who have decided to go somewhere with their chosen means of transport. If roads are too narrow, if parking is too scarce, if traffic moves too slowly, or if the road is closed altogether – well, they will reconsider their decision to go somewhere or use an alternative means of transport. And the rushing river suddenly becomes a trickle.
– pg. 156, Zuckermann, End of the Road
Apple should start investing in start-ups in the handwriting recognition area.
How much more comfortable would it be to take notes on an iPad vs. on a Mac?
Massimo, we’ve missed you!
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You know, I don’t track packages every other day for fun. How clueless can companies be?
Are Monti’s measures lacking in innovation or growth? And aren’t the two largely one against the other? We (the rich countries in general, I mean) can’t grow forever, can we? For example, if we found a way to be happy with fewer “things”, or to grow our own veggies, cook our own meals, get sick less, take care of our own elderly people, stop drinking water in plastic bottles, ride our bikes more instead of sitting in cars that travel at the same speed or cut waste and improve energy efficiency, we would actually be diminishing our GPD. And would that be a bad thing? Really??