fastcompany:

Fast Company has just released its

“Annual guide to the state of innovation in our economy, featuring the businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their industries and our culture as a whole.”

Click here to see The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013! 

fastcompany:

Fast Company has just released its

“Annual guide to the state of innovation in our economy, featuring the businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their industries and our culture as a whole.”

Click here to see The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013! 

Tags: innovation

I know its Feb, but tese are some really good lessons for anyone and any time!! 

Coco Chanel, are you listening :-) 

Coco Chanel, are you listening :-) 

(Source: meganq, via parislemon)

fastcompany:

Facebook has launched Graph Search, a search engine to mine the billions of friend connections, locations, likes, comments, and tags that make up its Social Graph backbone. Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement at a media event at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters.

Worlds Colliding - Facebook starts to search as Google continues to try and get more social… 
Things are getting ripe for a disruption. And this battle will be a big one!! 
Purely on Facebook’s graph search though - it is a potential fortune waiting to be unlocked in terms of monetization. Remember paid search is the majority of all digital marketing spends!!

fastcompany:

Facebook has launched Graph Search, a search engine to mine the billions of friend connections, locations, likes, comments, and tags that make up its Social Graph backbone. Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement at a media event at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters.

Worlds Colliding - Facebook starts to search as Google continues to try and get more social… 

Things are getting ripe for a disruption. And this battle will be a big one!! 

Purely on Facebook’s graph search though - it is a potential fortune waiting to be unlocked in terms of monetization. Remember paid search is the majority of all digital marketing spends!!

digithoughts:

CES takeaways

I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch of stuff, but these are the top of my head takeaways from CES 2013:

TVs:

  • Less focus on 3D. 
  • 4k, or Ultra HD, will happen. The upgrade chain reaction of such a shift is almost ungraspable.
  • Massmarket OLED TVs are still some time away. But we’re getting there. The largest OLEDs are still 55 inches. The largest “regular” TVs I noticed were 110 inch 4k LED TVs. What if I someday will own a 110 inch 4k OLED TV?
  • Curved screens.
  • Sony’s TV which can display two images at once. Not a first, but it looks well implemented and very handy for gaming. 
  • Smart TVs. Everybody wants them. Everybody is doing them. Noone does them properly.


New chips that will power our future gear:

  • 8 core ARM chip from Samsung. 8 freaking cores. I wonder if Samsung have time to fit it in the Galaxy S4?
  • New desktop/tablet and mobile chips from Intel. I missed an announcement of a killer mobile chip though. My guess is that the company is saving some for the MWC in Barcelona.
  • NVIDIA presented its Tegra 4.
  • Qualcomm also showed us some upcoming mobile powerhouses. And had a bizarre keynote, featuring both Big Bird and Steve Ballmer.
  • AMD also wanted to have a say and announced new chips. The company also had a few OEM wins to brag about.


Screen Tech:

  • Curved and even bendable screens. Very interesting for future applications such as smartphones and wearable tech.

Wearable Tech:

  • Watches, glasses, fit bracelets etc. It will be a big thing. Wearable tech sit between today’s pocketable gadgets and the — through surgery — embedded technology of the future. I’ll stick with pocketable and wearable tech for the foreseeable future, thank you very much.


Smartphones:


Touch and apps:

  • The touch screen and app revolution which got big with the modern smartphone is overtaking screens of all sizes and gadgets of all sorts. Refrigerator and cars with apps? Of course. A 20 inch large 4k resolution tablet? Sure. Big 27 inch AIO desktop computers with touch? That’s how they come now. An 85 inch Touch screen Smart TV? You got it.


Laptops, tablets and Windows 8:

  • Some are getting closer, but OEMs have yet to figure out a laptop/tablet hybrid that just feel… right. If there is one? For certain segments, I think it does. 
  • Regular laptops: Yes it’s official, we want them to be thin and have high resolution touch screens. The Windows 8 kind of laptops anyway.


Indie hardware OEMs:

  • Thanks to kickstarter, a lot of interesting stuff at CES came from small companies with big dreams in various stages of coming through.


Gaming:


Android:

Now consumer goods have not seen a truly disruptive and innovative campaign like this in a long time if you ask me!! Sending regular guys to space - that my friend is very cool !! 

Read the New York Times article on it here http://nyti.ms/UZrp2Z 

The business model for most street artists is based on tips from passer-by’s.. Last night in the London Underground, I came across this artist looking at it in a disruptive way and using the opportunity digital tools provide to market his services as the main reason to play his music there (making the tips a secondary revenue stream). Its simple, but I thought its disruptive stuff that we might be able to learn something from and look at our business challenges in different ways !! Feel free to bounce off any ideas :-)
The business model for most street artists is based on tips from passer-by’s.. Last night in the London Underground, I came across this artist looking at it in a disruptive way and using the opportunity digital tools provide to market his services as the main reason to play his music there (making the tips a secondary revenue stream). Its simple, but I thought its disruptive stuff that we might be able to learn something from and look at our business challenges in different ways !! Feel free to bounce off any ideas :-)

parislemon:

Good find by Cnet’s Stephen Shankland:

It looks like Chrome users, not just Android users, will get access to Google Now, the search giant’s technology for bringing weather reports, trip departure reminders, birthday alerts, nearby restaurant reviews, and more to the attention of Android users.

Google Now is one of the few recent Google software projects I’m legitimately excited about. It’s very well done and seemingly getting better by the day.

A sneak peak at ‘google now’ was very exciting, I am looking forward to more from google’s core product teams!!

"When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years. It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that."

Tim Cook, to NBC News’ Brian Williams.

Yeah, that’s about as close to a confirmation of the project as you’re going to get out of Apple…

(via parislemon)

A disruption in television is sure coming, that too from the masters #Apple !!

inspirezme:

Experiments are important, because doing something new will be what sets you apart from the others, and ultimately will be your key to success. But experiments in their nature will inevitably lead you to failure. Sorry, but it’s true. What’s crucial is that you take that failure, learn from it, and get back on the horse and start the cycle all over again. Each time you’ll be a bit more wise, and eventually, you’ll get it. by StartupVitamins

True that! Experimenting and learning needs courage and a culture that celebrates setting high goals and missing them as better than setting simple goals and achieving them. Coz u only learn outside your comfort zone. So go on and experiment and if u fail, just learn from it. Go do some disruptive stuff :-)

(via thenextweb)