Archive for March, 2012

This is a new video with a short and to-the-point interview with TFA’s CEO, Gerd Leonhard, produced by marketing magazine The Drum at Digital London, about the future of social media and how it will impact us. Most important: in a digital society, you can’t

Putting aside its recent struggles due to a price increase and confusion over its DVD-by-mail strategy, Netflix is still the most popular streaming service available today, with about 24 million users in the U.S. alone. But Netflix didn’t become popular because it had the best

I would argue that our industrial world has reached the edge of its adaptive range, Kodak, Nokia, the banking crisis, pensions, venture capital, the NHS are all examples. We are witness to a systemic failure of many of the institutions that have brought us so

Is this real progress, or a sop to people who criticize H&M — and the entire fashion industry — for building in planned obsolescence in the form of “last season’s clothes”? Certainly, pushes for organic clothes could have a real effect in the long run.

Two pernicious fallacies embedded in criticism of Twitter—and, by extension, blogs, tumblrs, and GIFs of catbots who kill with laser eyes—are that non-traditional forms of expression can wipe out existing ones, and that these forms are somehow impoverished. The variables unique to the Internet—hyperlinks, GIFs,

“It doesn’t seem to me that Europe and North America will be major drivers of structural change in the global economy in the future. We have to think about how change will emerge in places like China, India, Indonesia, Brazil; understand what the push numbers

We have all of these now, which explains why TI executive Remi El-Ouazzane said in a recent New York Times story that “We have a firm belief that the robotics market is on the cusp of exploding.” We’re seeing robots developed and/or deployed in defense,

And then there’s the argument that the cloud is making it easier for a lot of people and organizations to do more than they would otherwise have done. As RedMonk analyst Tom Raftery noted (quoting Infochimps’ Flip Kromer), “anyone with a $10 bill can rent

Twitter is often mislabeled as a social network when it’s actually more of a real-time information network. Yes, people make connections, but they tend to connect based on shared interests and location above existing friendships. You don’t follow your friends from high school, or others

As the biggest retailer in the world,” he told me, “Walmart has a responsibility to do this.” For the energy efficiency program, he submitted monthly reports to Walmart and met with a Walmart consultant about energy-saving equipment. But he had his doubts. While Walmart executives