26
Jan 11

Demand Media: Digital Earthquake Zone?

Demand Media is now a publicly traded company following its IPO, and by all accounts it’s going quite well. This morning Demand was valued at over $1.5billion on the New York Stock Exchange, which isn’t too shabby by anybody’s standards. Investors clearly think Demand’s strategy of flooding the Web with search engine optimized low-cost content is a good one. But is it sustainable? I’m not so sure. Continue reading →


26
Jan 11

Morning 5: Twitter destroys Egypt, Demand worth same as NYT?

1. Obama pledges high speed wireless Internet for 98% of Americans

Sounds great – let’s hope he doesn’t tap AT&T to deliver it. Continue reading →


24
Jan 11

Morning 5: Billionaire Shuffle at Google, 3-D TV Doomed

1.  One billionaire replaces another billionaire as Google CEO

What can Larry do that Eric couldn’t? Continue reading →


20
Jan 11

The Rise of Frictionless Personalization

Choice. It’s a concept that humans have an inherent love-hate relationship with. The freedom to choose is an integral part of helping to define who we are as individuals. In fact one might argue that it forms the very backbone of modern-day capitalism. But too much choice can also be a bad thing. As humans we tend to dither back and forth when presented with TOO many options, because we’re fearful of choosing the wrong one. And choice can also be a lot of WORK. I spent the last two months trying to choose the right college savings plan for my daughter. With over 50+ plans on the table, the level of research and time required verged on the ridiculous. But good news is at hand. Because in 2011 I think we’re finally going to see the rise and dominance of frictionless personalization, which could lead to a truly groundbreaking shift in how we perceive choice. Continue reading →


20
Jan 11

Morning 5: Americans Love Free Cash; AOL Plans iPad Mag

This morning’s news round-up:

1. AOL plans iPad Magazine

A personalized read that looks to borrow heavily from Flipboard Continue reading →


19
Jan 11

Morning 5: Apple Rich and Pissy, Buy Coffee Through Your iPhone!

1. Apple now richer than most Third World countries, gets pissy with Android

Profits surge 78 per cent; monster iPad sales and even a nice Android diss thrown in to boot! Continue reading →


18
Jan 11

De-cluttering: The Key to Good User Experience

The time I spent living in New York City was probably one of the happiest periods in my life. And it would have been even happier if it hadn’t have been for the gang of Ukrainian folk music traveling gypsies who kept us up at all hours with their midnight plucking. Continue reading →


18
Jan 11

My Digital Predictions For 2011: Google In Trouble?

Now that Christmas is over and my French-like 5 week break has come to an end, I thought the time was right to leap headlong back into this blog. And while I may have missed the bus on this topic, I want to share what I think we’ll see happening in the tech scene in 2011. Continue reading →