Mogulus demonstrates what can be done with their technology with the iPhone Launch TV. Interesting short clips until 9AM EST when the coverage should be live and multicam. I like it and there were 15 simultaneous viewers when I tried a minute ago.
-> Note: I took out the player. Because it started automatically all the time.
Today I want to recommend an interesting book.
It is just released and I might order it soon.
The Book is called Smart World by Richard Ogle.
Since ancient times, people have believed that breakthrough ideas come from the brains of geniuses with awesome rational powers. In recent years, however, the paradigm has begun to shift toward the notion that the source of creativity lies “out there,” in the network of connections between people and ideas. In this provocative book, Richard Ogle crystallizes the nature of this shift, and boldly outlines “a new science of ideas.” The key resides in what he calls “idea-spaces,” a set of nodes in a network of people (and their ideas) that cohere and take on a distinctive set of characteristics leading to the generation of breakthrough ideas. These spaces are governed by nine laws–illuminated in individual chapters with fascinating stories of dramatic breakthroughs in science, business, and art. “Smart World” will change forever the way we think about creativity and innovation.
A new project is empowering the consumer to prefer or reject certain products which are environmental friendly or not. On the platform Climate Counts you can share your thoughts about companies and discus it with other eco-friendly people. So everybody can start doing something for our environment.
Climate Counts is a collaborative effort to bring consumers and companies together in the fight against global climate change. We are a nonprofit organization funded by Stonyfield Farm, Inc., the world’s leading organic yogurt company and America’s first manufacturer to offset 100 percent of its CO2 emissions from its facility energy use; and launched in collaboration with Clean Air-Cool Planet, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming.
Everyone’s talking about global warming, but what can you personally do about it? Companies and the things you buy from them have a huge impact on climate change. When you make climate-conscious choices, you’re sending a message to companies that climate change matters to you.
Some companies understand their impact on global warming and want to reduce it. But other companies aren’t even talking about it, and they should be.
Without urgent action from business, stopping climate change may be next to impossible.
News at Seven is an automatic generated TV Show broadcasted online.
Have a look at this great format and imagine what will happen in a couple of years. An automated News Show is also a great idea for Google News and even for TV Stations around the world. This might change the future of TV dramatically.
Do we still need human TV-Presenters at all?
News at Seven is an automatic system that crafts daily news shows. It finds the news you are interested in; edits it; finds relevant images, videos, and external opinions; and then presents it all using a virtual news team working in a virtual studio. News at Seven is a uniquely compelling experience that can present traditional news–augmented with supplemental images, videos, and opinions from the blogosphere—all without human intervention.
On eBay you can now buy your own startup at the moment. The Website “dokudo.de” is a web 2.0 service similiar to twitter.com or jaiku.com.
The current bid is over 15.000,- Euro – we will see where the price is heading.
See the eBay auction.
You are bidding on a project like no other on eBay. This is not the usual crap or licence you see on eBay everyday. You recieve a unique web 2.0 project built up from the ground that is really exceptional.
-> Started two seperate Blog in two languages German and English.
-> Furthermore I try to blog one post per day to get a sort of a rythm going.
Everytime I am staying in Hamburg I am looking for cool Hotels to stay.
Here are my recommendations for Hamburg:
- East Hotel: Exciting Lobby, Bar and Restaurant – very stylish and the first five star hotel next to the Reeperbahn. An absolutely must see in Hamburg.
- 25hours: Nice Designer Hotel with cool interior and free wifi.
- Side: Stylish Hotel with a great terrasse in the heart of Hamburg.
- Dorint “Alter Wall”: Nice Spa area and directly in the city center.
NYT released a great story about real people playing virtual games and shows pictures of each player and their avatars.
Our TrendScout in Korea did something else as an Art Project a couple of years ago. He showed real people and their virtual Mini-Hompy created in Cyworld.
His project was featured in Wired Magazin in 2005.
Om Malik wrote a great article about how the iPhone will change the wireless business.
Here are the five key-points:
<1> – A true web applications platform for the mobile
<2> – Break the Wireless Walled Gardens
<3> – Shift of control to the customers
<4> – Slow demise of subsidized, boring phones filled with bloat ware
<5> – Keep it simple or else
Here is a Video I produced during my last trip to Beijing. I now found some time to cut the whole Video and put it online.
At the Urban Planning Museum of Beijing you can see some futurist buildings (which are still in construction) and get a great overview of the city.
Today I tested the Widget-Tool Your Minis.
I created a small widget within 2 minutes.
Here is the a widget which shows all Youtube Videos I made.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.