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Warum die Thighbrows auf Instagram auf die Thigh Gap folgen - Style - bento
Bye, Thigh Gap. [Hi] Thighbrows. [ superficial world that Social Media created. ] Es handelt sich dabei um das Haut- und Fettröllchen, das an der Falte zwischen Bein und Po – also an der Hüfte – entsteht, wenn man kniet, sitzt oder sich nach vorne beugt. Moment. Hat das nicht jeder? [...] Doch, nur ist die individuell mal mehr, mal weniger ausgeprägte Thighbrow in den meisten Fällen mit Kleidung verdeckt. Neu ist, dass hochausgeschnittene und eng anliegende Badeanzüge seit 2015 wieder getragen werden, und man die vergessene Körperstelle deshalb bald häufiger sehen wird. [... "hip cleavage" ...] [...] Durch die fotografisch festgehaltene Wiederholung avancieren gewisse Posen (Russenhocke, Fish Gape, Duck Face) zum nonverbalen Code, der ein gewisses Trendbewusstsein suggeriert, ohne explizit darauf hinzuweisen. Fotos spiegeln die Normen der Gesellschaft wider, brechen sie, spielen mit ihnen.
Social  Media  Selfie  Thighbrows  Trend  trends  Sexual  objectification  objectification  beauty  sickness  body  image  body  type  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  well  being  mental  health  superficial  Popular  Culture  Pop  Culture  mass  cultural  studies  cultural  study 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Snapchat Murders Facebook - YouTube
'nobody has figured out a video on phone/mobile' / Snapchat / Snapchat Stories (user generated content) / Discover (content from multimedia companies/newspapers)
storytelling  Snapchat  Vine  Twitter  Facebook  Video  YouTube  Instagram  trends  trend  Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  narcissism  social  status  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  culture  Gossip  culture  gaffen  Gawker  Tabloid  Millennials  Silicon  Alley  ugc  user  generated  content  content  discovery  consumption  user  behaviour  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  attention  span  snacking  Entertainment  user  hack  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  crowd  long-tail 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy | TechCrunch
Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19th, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had never used — it seemed ludicrous. Zuck had to be crazy, right? Wrong. Without WhatsApp, Facebook’s international situation would look a lot dicier. And if a competitor like Google acquired it instead, it could have been disastrous. Instead, Facebook possess the most popular messaging app, and has neutralized the biggest threat to its global domination of social networking. Why? Chat Is The Mobile Portal! [...] Its Stories feature has grown into a competitor to Facebook’s News Feed. And Discover could make it all quite monetizable if it gets popular. Snapchat is constantly cited as where teens are ditching your parents’ social network for.
WhatsApp  Snapchat  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter  Mark  Zuckerberg  Yahoo!  Google  Microsoft  SMS  Wireless  Carrier  MMS  Newsfeed  trend  trends  M&A  acquisitions  acquisition  scale  Tumblr  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  user  experience  user  behaviour  Phablet  AOL 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Megatrend Teilen – wenn die Privatsphäre verschachert wird, Kulturplatz 11.02.2015 - YouTube
Sharing = Renting (splitting up cost for X) &! the trend for lifestyle and experiences instead of pure consumption as consumerist. Still, there is differentiation - see Uber and Lyft.
Share  Economy  Social  Economy  consumption  Co-Op  Collaborative  collaboration  consumerism  consumerist  generationy  Millennials  user  experience  product  experience  offline  experience  shared  experience  capitalism  cohesion  trend  trends  western  lifestyle  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  status 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
WhatsApp testing voice calls on Android
WhatsApp launches voice calling test for limited Android users; full rollout & iOS avail date undiscl; WhatsApp last mo surpassed 700M MAUs. // << TREND >> Means that Carriers will abandon charges for calls and put eventual cost (avg across users) as flat-rate item it into data plan cost. Thus customers pay only for data plan or flat-rate data plan. Carriers will eventually offer such plans, maybe even target them early at teems/parents with teens (family plans).
WhatsApp  Skype  Wireless  Carrier  Facebook  Appification  single-use  app  Trend  trends  user  behaviour  user  experience  user  hack  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  Viber  Kakao  Talk  Tango  Line  VOIP 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Calm down, tech journalists: It’s okay if you don’t use Snapchat | PandoDaily
artificial limitations is the trend that emerged late out of the freeze box that was SV 2001-2005/6 ... artificial limitations ie 140 charachters, ephemeral content, <10s videos, Yo, (photo)filters, ... and anonymity within the echo chamber made Secret --- and the real world broke the idea. Hot deals emerge quickly within an echo chamber, even if it doesn't end world hunger or make it rain. // This is a new phase of SV companies and tech, question is, can anyone of these be sustainable long-term world wide as big and far as they are shouting (out of the echochamber) // as fascinated as the press at large is right now, there could be, looming on the horizon, a backlash from the general population, as their livelihoods are deeply affected (work, social, democracy, ... uncertainty. people don't like uncertainty and insecurity.)
Silicon  Valley  Twitter  Vine  Snapchat  Instagram  Secret  trend  trends  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  journalism  journalismus  demographics  target  audience  Popular  Culture  Pop  Culture  technology  singularity  Moore's  Law  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  automation  algorithm  Robotics  AI  artificial  intelligence  augmented  reality  virtual  reality  Uber  Lyft  silo  Facebook  Google  Apple 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
On the Origin of Celebrity - Issue 5: Fame - Nautilus
"Why the obsession? Because we’re primates with vested interests in tracking social hierarchies and patterns of social affiliation. And celebrities provide our primate minds with stimulating gyrations of hierarchy and affiliation (who is sleeping with, feuding with, out-earning whom). [...] Why is rank so important to a baboon? For one thing, a stable dominance system is a huge social convenience—it insures bloody teeth and claws don’t reign each time a potential conflict arises." - via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8614040 &!&! http://nautil.us/issue/5/fame/homo-narrativus-and-the-trouble-with-fame "We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong. [...] These two traits—our compulsion to tell stories, and our bias towards the individual—conspire to ruin our intuitive understanding of fame. [...] There is no such thing as fate, only the story of fate." << via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8624002
Celebrity  of  You  celeb  culture  fame  culture  Gossip  culture  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  social  status  status  anxiety  sociology  psychology  evolution  group  behavior  behaviour  Power  Play  abuse  of  n00d  Trading  Ring  Celebgate  Media  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  Facebook  Twitter  storytelling  social  imitation  trend  trends  Network  social  science  social  study  social  society 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why did men stop wearing high heels?
"One of the best ways that status can be conveyed is through impracticality," says Semmelhack, adding that the upper classes have always used impractical, uncomfortable and luxurious clothing to announce their privileged status. "They aren't in the fields working and they don't have to walk far."
Fashion  Industry  Fashion  status  symbol  status  anxiety  materialism  Luxury  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  consumer  trend  trends 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
“I Lied To You A Few Days Ago": The Leak Messaging App And Anonymous Honesty | Fast Company | Business Innovation
[#FNAC] [ A reflection of personal values. And Marc Andreessen had his rant on twitter about it. ] "Leak’s creator, the facilitator of this budding paranoia, is a 25-year-old living in Paris named Laurent Desserrey. He says he wanted to create a “really positive and exciting tool.” A couple of friends helped Desserrey build Leak over a single weekend. It's simple. Users fill out a form with their recipient’s email address, their message, and whether they are a coworker, friend, friend-of-a-friend, family member, or “someone.” The concept was partly inspired by Secret, an app that allows users to post anonymous messages to their friends and friends of friends and fits into a neat trend of apps that allow expression without attribution. Whisper, Yik Yak, and Wut are just a few others." // http://read.bi/1pmQbIW & http://bit.ly/1o49zv3 & http://bit.ly/1kgKWuZ
Whisper  Secret  ephemeral  Anonymous  anonym  anonymity  Silicon  Valley  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  trends  Venture  Capital  copycat  clone  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  FNAC  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  online  abuse  cyber  mobbing  cyber  bullying  personal  values  corporate  values  corporate  culture  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Marc  Andreessen  ask.fm  moral  beliefs  ethical  machine  ethical  beliefs  capitalism  crony  capitalism 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications | PandoDaily
But for all Airbnb and Uber’s much deserved “disruptive” acclaim, these businesses have older roots than the hype cycle suggests. According to conventional wisdom, Airbnb and Uber enable “regular individuals” to make a few extra bucks renting out an extra bedroom or giving fellow travelers a ride. They unlock a new class of assets, where fellow consumers share in collaborative consumption. In fact, while these businesses nailed rapidly changing consumer preferences  –  buying services at time of usage, rather than owning assets fits the post-recession, Millennial sensibility of the moment –  the supply side of their businesses does not match the narrative. Supply in these marketplaces is increasingly delivered by entrepreneurial, small business owners, not fellow consumers. Uber and Airbnb are best understood as reimagined franchise operations that leverage mobile data, the social graph, and continuous feedback loops to deliver a better consumer experience.
Airbnb  Millennials  GFC  post-recession  2014  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  sharing  is  caring  sharing  economy  marketplace  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  inefficiencies  Technology  convenience  disrupting  markets  disruption  franchise  business  Platform  Open  Platform  franchising  redux  service  delivery  mobile  first  digital  natives  adoption  adoption  curve  trends  youthification  unintended  consequences  complexity  unknown  unknowns  self-regulation  regulation  deregulation  vested  interest  interest  groups  operating  performance  Start-Up  Start-Ups  Lean  Start-Up  Silicon  Valley  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  feedback  loop  transparency  Models  Social  Media  recovery  productivity  output-gap  underemployed  working  poor  squeezed  middle  class  disposable  income  Debt  Super  Cycle  USA  UK  Europe  consumer 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Google Glass: Silicon Valley zweifelt an Datenbrille - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Google Glasses come out of Google X aka X Lab overseen by Sergey Brin. Word on the street is that the X Lab is Sergey's Playground, and Larry finances it, and Larry finances also Eric Schmidt's lifestyle.
Google  Glass  wearables  Google  Apple  iPad  iPhone  Smartphone  Internet  of  Things  Robert  Scoble  robertscoble  Larry  Page  Sergery  Brin  corporate  governance  technology  tech  trends  hip 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Correlation Soars on S&P 500 Shares - WSJ.com
The market's flock-like behavior is one more reflection of the growing influence of investors using broad-based strategies

it is bad.

Forex sort of is couples too.
trend  trends  stockmarket  herd  herding  dysfunctional  financial  financialmarket  market 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Seltene Erden: China will Kontrolle über Spezialrohstoffe - Wirtschaftspolitik - Wirtschaft - FAZ.NET
Solange China die Bodenschätze ausreichend auf den Weltmärkten anbot, scherte sich kaum jemand im Westen um die 17 Elemente mit Namen wie Yttrium, Lanthan, Neodym oder Promethium. Da sich die Förderung anderswo angesichts der niedrigen, von China bestimmten Preise nicht lohnte, schlossen die meisten der Minen in den Industrieländern. Durch Chinas Exportverteuerung dürften die Preise jetzt jedoch in die Höhe schießen. Anwender innerhalb Chinas genießen einen Wettbewerbsvorteil.

Der Konflikt könnte eskalieren, wenn die Asiaten wie befürchtet 2015 den Export einiger Seltener Erden ganz verbietet.
china  resources  rare-earths  noble-earths  seltene-erden  trends  oil  water  energy  future  futurists 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Chinas Textilindustrie: Am seidenen Faden - Wirtschaftspolitik - Wirtschaft - FAZ.NET
„Wir hören von den Chinesen immer öfter: Für euch im Westen machen wir doch nicht mehr den billigen Jakob“, „Jeder in der Branche versucht im Moment, Produktion aus China in Länder wie Indonesien, Vietnam oder Bangladesch zu verlagern“, fügt er an.

Die deutsche Industrie habe an den Handel schon das Signal gesendet, dass die Preise spätestens zum Frühjahr 2011 um 10 Prozent steigen werden. Da der Handel gewöhnlich mit einem Faktor von 1,5 bis 1,8 kalkuliere, müsse der Anzug- oder Hemdenkäufer also spätestens im Frühjahr knapp 20 Prozent mehr bezahlen.

„Zieht man aber heute einen Auftrag zurück, scheint das hier keinen mehr zu scheren: Die Hersteller antworten nur, dass sie dann eben für heimischen Kunden arbeiten“, sagt Bezner.

Ökonomen Streiks und die stark steigenden Preise in der Textilfertigung als Ausdruck eines tiefgreifenden Strukturwandels China
china  export  economy  2010  2011  change  structure  usa  2012  trends  future 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Video - Man With a Plan - WSJ.com
Finance professor Raghuram Rajan saw the global credit crisis coming. Now, he sees ways to avoid a repetition of the big meltdown, reports Barron's Clare McKeen
outlook  income  distribution  middleclass  usa  germany  wages  wage  future  trends  rich  taxation  policy  mistake  economic 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Global: Insights & Solutions: MoneyTree™ Survey Report
Historical Trend Data of VC investment flow.
Data via NVCA (National Venture Capital Association).
venturecapital  vc  research  data  database  free  indicators  performance  moneytree  trends  history  NVCA 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Op-Ed Columnist - The Sandra Bullock Trade - NYTimes.com
In short, modern societies have developed vast institutions oriented around the things that are easy to count, not around the things that matter most. They have an affinity for material concerns and a primordial fear of moral and social ones.

This may be changing. There is a rash of compelling books — including “The Hidden Wealth of Nations” by David Halpern and “The Politics of Happiness” by Derek Bok — that argue that public institutions should pay attention to well-being and not just material growth narrowly conceived.
society  trends  future  happiness  happy  life  money  culture  economics  psychology  relationships  marriage  sociology 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Twitter, SXSW, and Building a 21st Century Business - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
Openness as a survival strategy. I asked Ev about why Twitter's been focused on openness, and his response was that it's a "survival strategy." New ideas, new concepts, new applications — all flow to open organizations. That's a great way to express the point that for next-gen organizations, openness is now table stakes: fail at it, and you're not even in the game.

Organizing for experimentation. "Why don't you guys have a business model?" That was the essence of my first question — and the response was about experimentation. Though many organizations want to experiment, they can't — because they're not built to. Ev gave a blow-by-blow description of how Twitter organizes for experimentation, by creating modular teams that rapidly iterate to solve tough problems. That's what 21st century organizations look like: networks, not pyramids.
twitter  openness  ecosystem  platform  entrepreneurship  business  management  network  culture  scarcity  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  innovation  socialmedia  ethics  advertising  ads  advertisement  trends 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Soon, There’ll Be More Mobile Web Users In China Than People In The United States
The report, which you can purchase here, also says the number of mobile Internet users in China will grow fast to reach a staggering 957 million, and that the country will count approximately 1.3 billion mobile subscribers by 2014.
china  mobile  mobilephone  google  android  iphone  apple  trends  future  internet  statistics 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Schumpeter: The emperor's clothes | The Economist
But the obstacles in the way of the heroic media mogul are especially big. Advertising is swiftly migrating online, and moving away from media companies as it does so. The internet retains the power to disintermediate (that is, bypass media firms by bringing products straight to consumers) and de-aggregate (turning albums into tracks and newspapers into articles). Few have worked out a way of making money from putting content online. Nor is it clear that a willingness to spend on media-playing devices is a wholly good sign. Consumers bought lots of iPods in the past few years. But they did not spend much money on music.

And there is always the threat that media moguls will go on another buying spree. The industry has a history of splashy mergers and acquisitions, particularly involving technology outfits, which end up destroying value. So let the content cocks crow. But if they start talking about synergies, run for the hills.
conglomerate  tuki  newscorp  newspapers  media  newspaper  M&A  nbcuniversal  comcast  internet  economics  trends  trend  content 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]
However, the study also shows that very few people nowadays (7%) are getting information from a single media platform. In fact, nearly half of Americans (46%) claim they get news from four to six media platforms on a typical day. And while TV is still the biggest source of news (78% of Americans say they get news from a local TV station), Internet sits at second place (61% of users get news online), ahead of radio and newspapers. Interestingly enough, relatively few people — only 17% — claim they read news in a national newspaper such as The New York Times or USA Today.

Thirty-three percent of cellphone owners now access news on their phones, and 28% use personalized news, meaning they have a customized page that includes news from sources they’ve chosen. Perhaps most importantly, news consumers today participate in the creation of news; 37% have contributed to news creation, commented on news or shared it via social media sites such as Facebook (Facebook) or Twitter (Twitter).
tuki  news  media  trends  statistics  socialmedia  journalism  internet  socialnetworking  trend  future 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Daily Media Use Among Children and Teens Up Dramatically From Five Years Ago - Kaiser Family Foundation
Over the past 5 years, time spent reading books remained steady at about :25 a day, but time with magazines and newspapers dropped (from :14 to :09 for magazines, and from :06 to :03 for newspapers). The proportion of young people who read a newspaper in a typical day dropped from 42% in 1999 to 23% in 2009. On the other hand, young people now spend an average of :02 a day reading magazines or newspapers online.
media  research  study  teens  children  culture  education  consumption  trends  internet  publishing  newspapers  future 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
The Female Factor - In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise - Series - NYTimes.com
Across the developed world, a combination of the effects of birth control, social change, political progress and economic necessity has produced a tipping point: numerically, women now match or overtake men in the work force and in education.

In the developing world, too, the striving of women and girls for schooling, small loans and status is part of another immense upheaval: the rise of nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Women already form the majority of university graduates in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,

This trend turns the question of child care into one of economic competitiveness, notes Karen Hagemann, professor of European and gender history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “High birthrates and female employment rates tend to move together,” said Ms. Hagemann, an expert on the German care system. “Child care and a school system that covers the working day is key.”
germany  education  women  gender  feminism  economics  society  men  relationships  relationship  trends  equality  trend  OECD  workforce  USA 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Apple, Microsoft Discuss Giving Bing Top iPhone Billing - BusinessWeek
It could be big news in the search game.

"If you have to do a deal with the devil, you might as well deal with the devil that needs you most,"

Apple (AAPL) is in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to replace Google (GOOG) as the default search engine on its iPhone, according to two people familiar with the matter. The talks have been under way for weeks, say the people, who asked not to be named because the details have not been made public.

The discussions reflect the accelerating rivalry between Apple and Google, now the main provider of Web search on the iPhone. While the two companies have worked as partners in the past and Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt had a seat on Apple's board, Apple and Google have more recently begun competing in several markets, including mobile phones. Google sells a smartphone, the Nexus One, that competes directly with the iPhone and it has spearheaded development of a wireless handset operating system that rivals the iPhone OS.
google  apple  microsoft  search  iphone  bing  mobile  trends 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Why Twitter Will Endure - NYTimes.com
By carefully curating the people you follow, Twitter becomes an always-on data stream from really bright people in their respective fields, whose tweets are often full of links to incredibly vital, timely information.
twitter  socialmedia  interesting  trends  social  curation  curator  friction  virginairlines  power  brand  communication  customer  customerservice 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Sustainability: The ‘must have’ holy grail | VentureBeat
Trend surfing:
Maintain superior offerings.
Reinvention. the biggest threat to your company’s “must have” product isn’t the competition; it’s the urge to rest on your laurels.
competition  edge  sustainability  startup  advice  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  trends  long-term  thinking  innovation  intrapreneur  intrapreneurship  reinvention  business  startups  startup101 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Twitter lists and real-time journalism - CNN.com
The rise of real-time journalism
The Web-centric Huffington Post has gone a step further by embedding Twitter Lists on its Web site to create hubs of real-time updates.

For those cast adrift in a sea of content, good news: A "curation" economy is beginning to take shape, tweet by tweet, list by list.

curator curation tastemakers
journalism  future  twitter  news  trends  HuffingtonPost  curator  curation  tastemakers 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Getting Through the Summer Job Blues - NYTimes.com
Numbers provide the backdrop to the story not just the grimly familiar national unemployment rate, 9.5 percent in June, but the even scarier, less publicized unemployment figure for 16- to 19-year-olds, which has hit 24 percent, up from 16.1 percent two years ago. Internships available to college students have fallen 21 percent since last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Across the country, there are countless tales like that of Morgan Henderson, a student at the University of San Francisco, who, along with friends, planned a big road trip to Las Vegas this summer. With so few of the friends finding jobs, they downgraded plans to a road trip to Reno, then to no road trip at all. Theyre spending time watching DVDs at one anothers houses.
millennials  generationy  economics  education  employment  trends  unemployment  usa 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Yahoo's Bartz: We 'somehow got boring' | Relevant Results - CNET News
"Today is the beginning of a journey back to respect," said Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz in a meeting with financial analysts at Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. "Yahoo was the big shining star in the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, and then somehow we weren't so shiny anymore."

Bartz admitted that "we had kind of lost your respect" over the past few years. "We are a 14-year-old Internet company that somehow got boring."
yahoo!  yahoo  carolbartz  leadership  value  honesty  trends  future  business 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Google Should Make Apple Beg For Maps Navigation
Apple is in a terrible position here because the future of mobile apps are Web apps, and Google excels at making those. Apple needs Google, its most dangerous competitor in the mobile Web market, to keep building apps for the iPhone. Google would be foolish not to since the iPhone still has the largest reach of any modern Web phone. But it will no longer be a priority.
relationship  business  apple  google  ericschmidt  iphone  android  platform  mobile  future  trends  history 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
40 under 40 - FORTUNE
40 under 40
Meet business's hottest young rising stars. They're innovators, value creators, and agents of change.
entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  inspiration  40under40  business  leadership  change  futurists  future  trends 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
FT.com / Comment / Analysis - Brought to book
“Book publishing is moving from a slow-moving, localised, opaque, oligopolistic and often highly uncommercial world to an open, global, highly liquid and highly commoditised world,” writes Mr Evans, adding with dry understatement: “This is not a shift that we would immediately associate with higher profits for incumbents.”

If there are latent concerns about pricing, Google Books has provoked defensive alarm in the same way as illegal downloading has done for music. “Piracy isn’t the discussion we keep having,” says Mr Makinson. “It’s more about the legitimate file-sharing model, particularly Google, that has exactly the same consequences in terms of freely available distribution of copyright material.”
books  publishing  kindle  ebooks  trends 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Exploiting Chaos -- and Celebrating Failure - BusinessWeek
"In times of chaos," Gutsche writes, "the deck gets reshuffled and the rules of the game are changed. To thrive, companies must learn not to create structure and stability, but rather, to adapt quickly." Gutsche offers readers four tactics to improve their ability to adapt quickly: develop a culture of revolution, identify opportunities by trend hunting, use proven innovation practices such as ideation and prototyping, and create viral marketing.
chaos  change  trends  evolution  business  failure  opportunity  innovation 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Twitter Data Analysis: An Investor’s Perspective
Our sample data set showed that less than 0.02% of Twitter users have sent more than 3,200 tweets.
twitter  analytics  statistics  data  analysis  trends  stats  metrics 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Daniel Ek: Spotify will kill file-sharing, be a European home-run
sustainable business
http://twitter.com/michaeljung/status/4084581521
Like id did with the comment about Mint.com acquired by Intuit. Selling to a big house / competitor.

I fav the mindset of @Eldsjal (Daniel Ek) CEO of @Spotify bc he thinks about sustainable business/growth/meaning http://bit.ly/YwocV
spotify  music  europe  freemium  start-ups  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  business  sustainability  growth  future  trend  trends 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
Betting on the Real-Time Web - BusinessWeek
- The current innovation wave on the web is; realtime and social-everything.
.
But there's a method behind the mania. In just the past couple of years, several developments have come together to make the Web more of a real-time experience: ubiquitous high-speed Internet connections; a growing number of mobile devices such as the iPhone with full Web browsers; and new Web technologies that enable instant transmission of messages and data. That mix has made always-on, real-time communications easy and addictive. The iconic example, Twitter, attracted 44.5 million people to its Web site in June, plus perhaps an equivalent number who gain access to its services via other sites and software. Facebook's 250 million active users, whose instant status updates are a key part of its appeal, share more than 1 billion videos, photos, and other content each week.
twitter  realtime  trends  innovation  internet  web  social  facebook  VC  venturecapital  business 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

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