In cappuccino on January 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm
So, 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 »
In cappuccino on December 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, but how much oil does his sleigh need? Of course, the question does not aim to find the right quantity of oil but the cost of such a journey: $45 million.
Hmmm, is China on the verge of a crisis in the auto industry? The Chinese auto industry grew a little after the fall in tax, however, this does not seem sustainable on a long term and this does not regard only Chinese automakers but also international corporations who saw China as the biggest market, including VW who previously halted the investment in a manufacturing facility. Many automakers relied on China for their growth, but China proves to be a fragile market once again. Remaining in the field of automakers, more and more companies are announcing their tests for self driving cars. One of them is Ford and it has a green light to test self driving cars in California. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on November 26, 2015 at 8:07 am
For an age that’s quite nostalgic about the past we are pretty obsessed with the future be it the near future or a farther perspective. So what’s in for the future when it comes to tech? Some C-level execs agreed on the future being shaped by the cloud. The cloud, they claim, is the tech that will most influence our lives, followed by mobile and the Internet of things.
However, some other reports trying to predict the future are suggesting something else: mobility and virtual reality are rising. Of course, mobility is part of the future, don’t believe any of us will go back to using the desktop or being wired, and obviously virtual reality will be the hype of 2016 with the launch of Oculus. The question is: will they stay? We haven’t yet figured a way to make wearables relevant for everyday experience, will we make one for VR?
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In cappuccino on March 24, 2015 at 7:51 am
The sharing economy. The sharing economy is a type of collaborative society where individuals share their resources. Uber, airbnb and other such platforms are manifestations of the sharing economy. The sharing economy has been mainly targeting individuals, but is it possible to apply the same principles in the business world? How would it look like? Read the rest of this entry »
In hot chocolate on March 4, 2015 at 7:03 am
A few years ago the only connection between eCommerce and mobile technology was to consider having your website optimized for smartphones and, later on, tablets. A few years later the talk about mobile technology has gone beyond anything we could have imagined back then, we call them wearables and they are a whole range of their own: digital eye-wear, bands, smart watches and the list will be continued. However, there is one item that has been gaining territory against the others: the smartwatch.
Everyone is trying to win the smartwatch market: Samsung has a smartwatch, Huawei leaked photos of its smartwatch, Pebble launched another one and Apple will be launching theirs. By the big players’ actions this is a big market. Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on May 12, 2014 at 7:27 am
One of the biggest markets in the world, one of the oldest, most profitable: cosmetics and personal care products. Yet, I can see a trend shaping up. Along with the self-acceptance, also comes a hate-speech targeted at cosmetics companies. Some of the most famous: “If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.“ (Gail Dines). I’ve seen this shared by many of my friends, acquaintances and I feel it around me. It happens in the interactions with my friends: in public it would seem cosmetics are not a major interest, but in a one-to-one talk it’s about skincare and skin problems. We’ve also seen Dove’s “Real Beauty” strategy. However, I believe Dove’s strategy is part of a new trend in advertising I named antivertising.
Who is Gail Dines? “Gail Dines is a feminist anti-pornography activist, author, professor and lecturer.” ( Wikipedia) You can see Gail Dines in the photo. I see lipstick on Gail’s lips. And blush. And probably foundation, and probably eyeliner. Moreover, Gail Dines probably used a face cream, maybe concealer. Gail Dines probably uses an anti-aging cream. Gail Dines probably removes her make up. And I could endlessly go on with my assumptions but I will not. Read the rest of this entry »