Katarina and I started a small project called “Croatia Deluxe”.
This summer we traveled around in Croatia a lot and found some exclusive location which we want to share with our friends: delicious restaurants, luxury hideaways or hotel and some cool bars.
We are selecting each recommendation very careful and we will add locations step by step.
Give me your feedback….
Note: Took the video out for now. You can check it out here: http://www.dylanmessaging.com
Create your own movie, send it to friends, embed it into your blog, myspace profile or even your facebook account… try it. I really like it.
Google opened an office in Munich in october.
I visited my friend Philipp this week at his new office. To enter as a Visitor you have to sign a NDA – so I cannot tell you much.
Google’s Munich Office is their first engineering office in Germany following Aarhus, Dublin, Krakow, London, Lulea, Moskow, St. Petersburg, Trondheim and Zurich as 10th destination for research and development in Europe. Google already operates four offices for sales in Germany in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Berlin.
“Munich is a hotspot for many highly talented computer scientists and software engineers and hence an ideal location for us to innovate”, says Nelson Mattos, Vice President of Engineering at Google.
The Google Office is in the new building which is not finished in this satellite picture.
…as we know it.
Amazon introduced a new hardward to read eBooks on the go: Kindle.
Guy Kawasaki was writting about the device today:
“Today Amazon announced its foray into selling hardware with a data service. The device is called “Kindle,” and it represents a daring move for an “online bookstore.” You’re going to see two kinds of reviews: bad ones from people who haven’t used it and good ones from people who have. It’s that kind of product—plus Jeff Bezos’s reality-distortion field isn’t as large as Steve Jobs’s. I have used it and if someone gave me a choice of receiving an iPhone or a Kindle, I’d pick the Kindle.”
Product Description on Amazon:
Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
More than 88,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times.
More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post.
Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
Holds over 200 titles.
Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
Includes free wireless access to the planet’s most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.
Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
Our Team in China just published a great Trend-Abstract about Baidu and Google in China:
China Search Engine Snapshot.
“…According to online market research company iResearch, Baidu now aacounts for nearly 61% of search engine traffic in China, followed by Google with nearly 24% and Yahoo China just over 10%. Quarter after quarter, Google and Baidu have both been exceeding their China-based earnings targets, sending analysts scrambling to predict new ones. Over the past three months, Baidu’s 2008 forecast has gone up from USD 3.60 to USD 4.02 a share. Google’s 2008 consensus has risen from USD 19.49 to USD 20.59 a share….”
Leaving to Shanghai – with me my new german iphone. During the 3 day trend tour we will have many interesting meetings focused on web 2.0 and mobile media. I will write a short summary for you.
Today I hold a speech at Gastwerk in Hamburg.
My topic was about Global Trends in Online Marketing and eCommerce.
I found a great Review on Marc Andreessen Blog. Here are some quotes:
Open Social is an open web API that can be supported by two kinds of developers:
- “Containers” — social networking systems like Ning, Orkut, LinkedIn, Hi5, and Friendster, and…
- “Apps” — applications that want to be embedded within containers — for example, the kinds of applications built by iLike, Flixster, Rockyou, and Slide.
Open Social takes the Facebook platform concept and provides an open standard approach that can be used by the entire web. Open Social is an open way for everyone to do what Facebook has done…
…including Facebook itself, potentially — more on that below.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.