Going Digital and Back Again

From analog to digital to somewhere in between… Companies are testing how to exploit their digital assets and insights to create real-world, tangible new products. Think about how Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talks about the Netflix transformation into a live-action studio: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” So […]

Adoption of Cloud Communications is an evolution, not a revolution

The emergence of cloud technologies and architectures has re-defined and re-ignited interest in subscription based Cloud Communication models. There is no doubt that introduction of cloud enables many new and exciting experiences for end users and opportunities for productivity gains for enterprises. It seems to me, that while we will continue to hear how “the […]

Google+ @ work

From the Google Enterprise blog: “today we’re launching an initial set of Google+ features designed specifically for businesses, and we’re excited to move into a full preview mode for Apps customers. During this preview period, organizations that have gone Google will be able to use the business features of Google+ for free through the end […]

Platform Strategies Evolve

While most platforms evolve from “killer apps” to powerful platforms, Bijan Sabet highlights how new platforms are emerging without developing an application first. From Bijan, examples include: Yodlee for banking apps Twilio for voice and sms apps Cardspring for payment card apps Clever for education apps Onswipe for touch web apps These “platform first” companies […]

Twitter Federation

Dan Wineman lights up the federation crew by asking for a federated Twitter.  Dan outlines the benefits as well as the problems when it comes to a decentralized, federated, real-time, social communications app. “I’d like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service […]

Ranking Attention in Realtime

Bitly, the company that basically ushered the world into short links on sites like Twitter, is playing around with a new service, launching it under its “Bitly Labs” umbrella. It’s called Realtime, and is available at http://www.rt.ly Here’s what we know: Realtime (http://rt.ly) is an internet attention ranking engine, giving you powerful tools for analyzing […]