This future vision not shows how screens will look like, but also how we exchange data, consume news, send files from your pc to your mobile.
“Welcome to the worlds most influential media forum”, said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the beginning of the Monaco Media Forum 2010. Indeed the event is not only inspirational, but is also bringing together the a very influential group of people in the media business. During the almost three days, I met founders, entrepreneurs, investors but also executives of the big media companies. Here are some key trends reflected in my video interviews….
Publishing, especially the News Business, will never be the same anymore. Newspapers are struggling to understand the digital age and to re-structure their old-business into a thriving new-business. It seems that The Huffington Post found a way to be profitable and successful during these times of change. The Huffington Post is one of the most read Online Newspapers in USA and has an active community, with over one million comments made on the site each month. Eric Hippeau, CEO of The Huffington Post, said that “people have lost trust in general (government, toyota, tiger woods), now companies build trust via social media. 2/3 of #HuffPost is unique and self created content, 1/3 is curated & aggregated news. News wants to be free. You can’t put that genie back in the bottle”. He adds “…we will never charge for content…reason…there is a much bigger advertising market.”
Cloud Computing and the development of low cost netbooks aka cloudbooks is driving the global internet business. On the forefront of this development is Jolicloud, a startup developing a Cloud OS, founded and lead by Tariq Krim.
Mobile Gaming and Social Media together are creating new opportunities for App Developers, but also for Game Developers. Interview with Andrej Nabergoj, CEO of Outfit7, one of the leading Gaming Development Company.
Console Gaming gets a new dimension with X-Box 360 Kinect. Interview with Bella Acharya, Director Microsoft Advertising and responsible for XBox 360 Kinect.
On September 20th, 2010, Sarah Brown, alongside Arianna Huffington and Donna Karan hosted a dynamic new annual conference for women and I had been part of it There had been only two other man there, one technician and one gay person – but what I can tell you is, that I got a lot of inspiration, ideas and new perspectives.
The WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) is hosted by The White Ribbon Alliance and took place in New York City during the UN General Assembly. Here is a short review of the event and an interview with Sarah Brown, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and wife of Gordon Brown. As a special guest Estelle was joining the stage to sing her famous song “American Boy” on the rooftop party in NYC.
Today is the official launch of amaysim, a MVNO offering the “no-frills” business model in the Australian mobile market. Amaysim is founded by the former founder team of the european mobile communication company simyo.
There are many successful entrepreneurs who keep building and growing companies around the world, but there are not many teams who stick together and “do it again”. Rolf, Christian, Thomas and Andreas are a powerful team and it seems they building a unique company culture with their experience and passion about mobile communication. Congratulations to all of you!
Description form the official website amaysim.com.au:
At amaysim, we’re striving to change the way Australians think about mobiles – forever. We’re committed to bringing you simple, fair, low-cost mobile services.
At the same time, we’re not going to skimp where it counts. We listen to our customers and have developed an outstanding Australian call centre, with a team that’s determined to put the focus back where it belongs: on the customer.
So who are we and why are we here? amaysim was introduced to Australia in November 2010 by a group of successful entrepreneurs with a proven international track record in Australia, Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. The founders are Australian telecommunications investor and advisor, Peter O’Connell (Chairman) and German e-commerce and telecommunication entrepreneurs Rolf Hansen (Chief Executive Officer), Christian Magel (Chief Marketing Officer), Thomas Enge (Chief Financial Officer) and Andreas Perreiter (Chief Operating Officer).
amaysim’s European Founders previously launched a similar business, simyo, a mobile company that grew quickly to become a market leader in its category in Germany, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Now we’ve taken this experience and combined it with our Australian partner’s expert knowledge of the Australian mobile market, to build a new company that brings simiplicity and purity to Australian mobile customers. In building this company, we’re committed to delivering a ground-breaking mobile service that offers rates and a new standard of customer service that all Australians will enjoy.
The Social Web is The New Sixties!
How to catch your community and start a movement.
Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan and the social media expert Monty Metzger hold a collaborative keynote at the Artist Day of the Reeperbahn Campus, 2010.
The impact of social media on the music industry is fundamentally changing the profession. Your reputation is now defined as the sum of all conversations taking place amongst users and it’s happening now regardless of whether or not you are part of these conversations. Millions of blog posts. Viral videos. Reviews in forums. Sharing and remixing of music. Status updates via facebook, twitter and co. It is disruptive. It is distributed. It is in the hands of users and communities. And if you are an artist, producer or music professional it’s your responsibility to manage it.
“The dream of the Sixties, of me and the Beatles, was: how do we speak to everybody on the planet at the same time?” said Donovan. “Now we realize that the internet fulfills that dream of communicating with everyone. The Social web is the new Sixties as far as I’m concerned.”
My friend Rocco Georgi is co-host of a great event called “Mobile UnConference“. Unfortunately I cannot attend as I am preparing the next Cross Innovation Academy (XIA) which will be November 18 & 19, 2010. But should take the time to join the Mobile UnConference in Düsseldorf it will be exciting, fascinating and informative.
Here are more details:
The Mobile Unconference is the ultimate chance to meet other developers, entrepreneurs, startups and technology companies to discuss the latest trends in mobile software. No frills, no strings attached, no marketing-speak, only regular folks who make the mobile world more
interesting every day. This is an UNconference and it’s all about its participants – anybody can grab the microphone and talk about something interesting there!
The event is organized by Mobile Enterprise Network Europe, MobileGamesBlog.com, Codeglue, Mangrove, PavingWays and Vodafone Germany and goes together with the Vodafone Developer Day and MobileMonday on the same day, November 15, 2010.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.