Posts Tagged ‘thefuturesagency‘

‘All you can fly’ for one flat monthly fee

Link: ‘All you can fly’ for one flat monthly fee Wade Eyerly, CEO of Surf Air, says the airline industry is “desperate for disruption.” As he put it to NPR: “Airlines are literally the only industry that ranked below cable companies for what people think

Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix (Made me think)

Link: Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix (Made me think) That’s where the “Matrix” part come in. Next time you’re searching for something, or looking on a map, or searching on YouTube, you’ll see what Google has decided are the “most relevant” results

Marketing: Less guff, more puff | The Economist 4*read

Link: Marketing: Less guff, more puff | The Economist 4*read Brands want deeper and more profitable relationships with consumers in exchange for the trust they hope to inspire. Marketers are stretching their notions of what brands stand for and smudging the distinction between advertising and

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything – Harvard Business Review

Link: How the Internet of Things Changes Everything – Harvard Business Review In the same way, industrial product buyers are seeing their relationship to equipment manufacturers changed by smart, connected things. In the field of mechanical and plant engineering, consider the advent of predictive maintenance.

What’s Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All

Link: What’s Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All Meeker’s projected numbers for the increase in mobile traffic are too conservative, said James Lamberti, general manager and vice president of AdTruth. “Not only are we seeing a tremendous growth in mobile phones, but

The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece

Link: The Data Made Me Do It – nice MIT piece There is so much more data out there that you can afford to tailor it to the individual,” says Patrick Wolfe, a statistician who studies social networks at University College, London. “Statistically, strength comes

What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek

Link: What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music – Businessweek Of course, the music industry has a long tradition of separating a song’s profit from its creators. Still, wrote Krukowski, “the ways in which musicians are screwed have changed qualitatively, from individualized swindles

Getting to the Heart of Money (via Huffpo)

Link: Getting to the Heart of Money (via Huffpo) For Savitz, the work “comes from the heart and then through the head.” In addition, it is rooted in the practice of Tikkun Olam — the Jewish teaching that each individual must do her or his

Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT

Link: Google Now, Anticipatory Systems, and the Future of Big Data | MIT If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the

Big Data Gets Bigger: Now Google Trends Can Predict The Market – Forbes

Link: Big Data Gets Bigger: Now Google Trends Can Predict The Market – Forbes Yesterday three economists, (Tobias Preis of Warwick Business School in the U.K., Helen Susannah Moat of University College London, and H. Eugene Stanley of Boston University) published an eye-opening paper that