In cappuccino on January 26, 2016 at 8:15 am
I am an online enthusiast, I’ve always been and there is no way I can hide it. I’ve endorsed online advertising since its early days and while I knew mobile and social media will reshape our existence, I couldn’t have guessed how much we were going to rely on all these. I was saying that nothing is dramatically changing, that we are just moving our society into e-society and adapting on the way: the teenager, the young, the medium aged, the old, they came to terms with e-society. For example, an elderly person, 83 years old, whose name happens to be Donald Rumsfeld, is building an app: Churchill’s Solitaire. I find the news exciting, but not shocking, which means elderly people have been around the online world for a while now.
Although I am an advocate of e-society, we still need physical worlds to host our bodies and be the mis-en-place for our social interaction, and it seems that Renaissance Florence was better at it than nowadays Silicon Valley. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on November 18, 2015 at 6:55 am
There’s been plenty of silence about the Volkswagen scandal lately. So, what happened? An analysis claims VW might have put brakes on the European Market, as October marks a break in the ascending trend.
I was actually wondering when this will happen: a car vending machine. It obviously comes from an online retailer that now allows their customers enjoy this experience. It looks kind of amazing:
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In Uncategorized on October 29, 2015 at 7:40 am
Rise and shine, another interesting day.
I remember an old claim of mine: everything is about perspective, and about the way we look at things. All we have to do is stand up and sit down in order to change the way we see things. Caught up with the buzz around the sharing economy, we forgot to look at it from a different perspective: monopoly. The sharing economy doesn’t have to be about monopolies says The Atlantic and I’m feeling like Newton must have felt when the apple hit his head. In the traditional market economy monopoly is outrageous, but in the sharing economy we embrace it. Uber, airbnb they are competing with actors that are competing with some other actors in their own segment, but they are not competing against others in the same market segment. Have you heard of any real competition for uber or aibnb? Read the rest of this entry »
In Uncategorized on July 29, 2014 at 6:51 am
Facebook’s new messaging app. This is the second time in the last 6 months this news is a headline. This time it seems they’re actually doing it. Here’s the statement Business Insider received from Facebook:
“In the next few days, we’re continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they’ll need to download the Messenger app. As we’ve said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences. Messenger is used by more than 200 million people every month, and we’ll keep working to make it an even more engaging way to connect with people.”
This Facebook step raised my eyebrow from the very beginning. A Facebook spokeswoman affirmed the company’s purpose is to make Messenger the best mobile service for messaging, also avoid confusion that might rise from having the Facebook app do the same thing. May I remind you there’s a third app Facebook owns that does the same thing, quite a popular one. It’s called Whatsapp, and Facebook paid an impressive amount of money and Facebook shares for it. From having 3 apps doing the same thing, Facebook will have 2 apps doing the same thing: online mobile messaging. Read the rest of this entry »