Monthly Archives: October 2006

Scarcity vs Abundance

Nice presentation at Slideshare from Chris Anderson. It shows the change in our economy due to “everything everywhere anytime” structures enabled by our beloved internet. Thanks to Frankwatching Also watch Barry Schwartz about Abundance on TEDtalks and the negative effect … Continue reading

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Voice Recognition Software Beats Fastest Text Messenger

Ben Cook’s fingers flurried so fast you couldn’t see what he was doing until he had done it. But when the cell-phone screens cleared, the world’s fastest text messenger was handed his first head-to-head defeat Tuesday: a voice-recognition computer had … Continue reading

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Scientists develop a real Star Trek Universal Translator

A “Tower of Babel” device that gives the illusion of being bilingual is being developed by US scientists. Users simply have to silently mouth a word in their own language for it to be translated and read out in another. … Continue reading

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Bcode: Shall I text you a drink?

Interesting concept for using text messaging as mobile payment method. Interesting gadget.. Due to high transaction fees not likely to be implemented in a broad way. Makes me thinking about SMS.. What a great service!!

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Innovation at Philips

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Nokia vs. Vodafone: and the winner is the USER

Some inspriring stuff on the Telco 2.0 blog. It tells about the shifting of control between handset vendors, operators and users. Conclusion: the user gains control. The question I have is what impact does the increasing power of the user … Continue reading

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