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Google, Facebook and the Search for Truth

By Tim Cole* There is no doubt that false information and fake news sites on the Internet hugely influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. There is no more appropriate figurehead for what the Economist in a recent title story called the “post-truth world”

Kiss Your TV Goodbye (good read via IEEE Spectrum)

“Radical new display and content-delivery technologies will kill off the television set” is the sub-title of this post on IEEE Spectrum published April 25, 2016. “That’s not to say news and scheduled broadcasts couldn’t be delivered over the Internet. If broadcasters chose to make them

In Praise of Plagiarism (guest post by Tim Cole)

By Tim Cole Is intellectual property theft? Listening to the high-pitched arguments about digital piracy one could almost assume that copyright or commercial legal protection of intellectual property are a law of nature; something we always enjoyed and that’s been around forever. Not so: The

Consumer retail trends 2015 – Keynote Laurent Haug

Video of Laurent Haug’s (Entrepreneur, Observer, Investor, Strategist) NEXT Festival​ talk on the consumer retail trends. You can find the slides on http://www.slideshare.net/laurenthaug… and below is a text recap of the main points. Online = offline The difference between online and offline is disapearing, turning “ecommerce” into simply

The Future of Media

Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Media Future Week in Almere, NL Futurist Gerd Leonhard discusses the future of media, content and entertainment at Media Future Week 2011 in Almere see http://www.mediafutureweek.nl/ More videos (most of the other presentations) can be found at http://www.vimeo.com/album/1602774 See http://www.slideshare.net/gleonhard/p… for the PDF

The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

Spotify using Deep Learning to Create the Ultimate Personalised Playlist

Spotify recently introduced Discover Weekly: the best-ever recommendations delivered to users as a weekly mixtape of fresh music. The streaming service will create weekly, personalized playlists based on people’s individual listening patterns. This is a major improvement in the recommendations offered to you by Spotify – something