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Twisting the news – 27th edition

In cappuccino on January 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

calendar-924930_640So, welcome 2016. Not in my best shape as I’m struggling with a cold, but there’s fun in the struggle. So, with my face almost entirely covered in tissues, with my red eyes, I present you the news, the history and the prognosis for 2016.

What will happen in tech? I’ll sum it up for you: sensors will be more and more present in our day to day life. They will gather even more data about us, which will make AI even more intuitive and relevant. Not necessarily in 2016, Read the rest of this entry »

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Twisting the news – 15th edition

In cappuccino on November 24, 2015 at 7:59 am

Volkswagen said it has fixed 90% of the cars in Europe. Out of the 11 million diesel engines affected, 8 million were in Europe, which means most of it was fixed. However, there’s one country on this planet that does not really care about pollution, and where VW’s sales rose 1.8%, the biggest market for Volkswagen. Even so, remember VW stopped investing in the development in China.

Digital, digital everywhere. We have digital platforms, we have digital organizations, we have digital groups, you know what we don’t really have: digital countries, digital citizenship, most of national administration feel a bit outdated in comparison to what our digital bubbles tell us. Australia, however, is considering a cloud based digital passport.  Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news 6th edition

In cappuccino on October 28, 2015 at 7:40 am

Another day in which we’re grateful for the interesting times we live in. Grab a coffee because there’s another interesting day ahead.

W150210_CHAKRAVORTI_COUNTRIESBUILDINGDIGITAL1Talking about the future of the European Union, Greek debt and refugee crisis, we ignore another crisis: the digital crisis. Countries are very uneven when it comes to their digital capabilities, bu the European Union has to build even policies for all its member states. Of the 50 countries studied, only 3 made it to the “stand out” category. Will we make it?

You thought China is the biggest actor in the climate change? Read the rest of this entry »

Google Reader will be replaced by…

In cappuccino, espresso on March 14, 2013 at 6:44 am

Google announced this morning that is closing Google Reader. Every person opening its news feed in Google Reader is welcomed by the following message: “Google Reader will not be available starting 1 July 2013” and then you are redirected to an instruction page on how to export your news feed.

On Google’s Official Blogs, Google motivates its decision placing it in the context of the Spring Cleaning it started in 2011: “While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. “.  Google is doing this in order to focus on other core products, probably such as Google Plus and on the much awaited piece of hardware: Google Glass.

Remember that a few days ago Facebook announced its new homepage layout. This is what they said about it:

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If print does survive, thank the hipsters

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2013 at 8:33 am

The print is dead. Print is dying. Print will be dead. Print shall be dead. Will it die? We can’t know for sure. We can assume and actually, we all assume, even if it’s me, or some editor from Forbes or Business Insider. We can’t tell whether its tomorrow or the day after tomorrow the day print will die. Actually, it’s not tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. It’s a process: the process of dying and that takes time.

Newsweek and Financial Times in Germany have recently had their last print issues. They were born as print magazines, but they will continue existing as online magazines. It doesn’t really mean dying, it could mean moving on. If we see this in terms of print vs digital we could safely say print lost. But there’s more to it, there’s always more to a war happening in a market: niches. Media, as anything else to be sold on this planet and on future planets is targeting segments of public. We have general newspapers, tabloids, economy, lifestyle, art, culture, etc. The first to die, were of course the general news. The moment online news portals and bloggers started to rise Read the rest of this entry »