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State of the Internet (in broader sense the economy)

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Google’s Open Source Android Phone Will Free the Wireless Web

Wired must read Google’s Open Source Android Phone Will Free the Wireless Web

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Books Innovation Internet Media Mobile

Article covering Amazon Kindle

The guys over at Telco 2.0 analyzed the Amazon Kindle concept a little bit more in detail. Here is the link: Telco 2.0: Amazon Kindle: A Wireless Trojan Horse

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Powerpoint Online – SlideRocket

I’m pretty impressed what possible nowadays with browser based online services like Google Docs or Sliderocket.

Just two weeks ago, I thought that Google Docs is only a simple online version of “Notepad”, that isn’t appropriate to seriously create and manage documents. After playing around with it and testing it on a daily base, i have to admit, that i changed my mind. Google Docs is a formidable competitor to the Microsoft Office Suite. For the majority of the people, who are using just max. 5% of the features of Microsoft Word or Powerpiont, those web-based services are becoming a real alternative – and they are available for free.

You should check the SlideRocket Demo to get an impression what’s possible online.

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Internet

McKinsey Survey: Enterprise Software

McKinsey in collaboration with the SandHill Group surveyed more than 850 corporate software buyers.

Innovation in the software industry is on the upswing, with Software as a Service (SaaS) being a key driver. The SaaS model is becoming mainstream and this has led to the rise of a new generation of SaaS platforms (also referred to in the industry as Platformas-a-Service – PaaS).

The results of the study are available for free as PDF.

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Innovation

11 innovation lessons from creators of World of Warcraft

Inside Innovation with Colin Stewart » Blog Archive » 11 innovation lessons from creators of World of Warcraft

Great article on (product) innovation! Here is the lineup of “innovation lessons” from Blizzard:

  1. RELY ON CRITICS
  2. USE YOUR OWN PRODUCT
  3. MAKE CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENTS
  4. Go BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
  5. DESIGN FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF CUSTOMERS
  6. THE IMPORTANCE OF FREQUENT FAILURES
  7. MOVE QUICKLY, IN PIECES
  8. STATISTICS BOLSTER EXPERIENCE
  9. DEMAND EXCELLENCE OR YOU’LL GET MEDIOCRITY
  10. CREATE A NEW TYPE OF PRODUCT
  11. OFFER EMPLOYEES SOMETHING EXTRA
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Innovation Mobile

mTrends: Mobile 2.0 Presentation

Rudy De Waele the author behind the blog mTrends, presented at the plugg conference his view on Mobile 2.0

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Innovation

Study: The Apple iPhone: Success and Challenges for the Mobile Industry

Free Study – The Apple iPhone: Successes and Challenges for the Mobile Industry

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Innovation Internet Mobile Telecommunication

Cellphone Makers Realize: It’s the Software, Stupid

Wired Magazine – Cellphone Makers Realize: It’s the Software, Stupid

To cut a long story short, the software running on a mobile terminal is becoming a key asset and a competitive advantage. From a technical perspective the iPhone is not rocket science. No 3G, no GPS, no WiMAX, no 3D chip, etc. The strength is the software running on the iPhone and the brilliant ideas behind the user interface. I mean, you could compare this step with the movement from Dos to Windows. Usability is a very big issue for the adaptation of the mobile Internet.

Worth to mentioned that three 800 pound gorillas are fighting for the domination of the smartphone OS.

  1. Nokia – Symbian
  2. Micorsoft – Windows MObile
  3. Google – Open Handset alliance

Do not under estimate the power of Google! Even if the Android OS is far from maturity, they could/will leverage their installed base of “cloud computing services” like Gmail, GTalk, Youtube, GMaps, etc.

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Internet

How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong

How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong