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Addressing 4 billion People In Three Words

3 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

If you can’t be located, you’re nobody. What3Words, a London startup, tackles one of the developing world’s most critical challenges: providing a universal address for people who don’t have a physical one.  (Part of a series on technology and global development.) Last week in New York, at the Next Billion conference organized by Quartz, Chris […]

More Apple Car Thoughts: Money, Design UI, Distribution

3 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

With more positive feelings this time, I look at five key questions that must be answered for an Apple Car to make sense: Money, Design, User interface, Distribution & service and Charger stations. Having discussed the software culture challenge in a previous Monday Note, we now turn to a new series of questions regarding the […]

[NUJ New Media] The 'right to be forgotten' - an update

This update was presented to a meeting of the NUJ's Ethics Council on 6 November, 2015. It cover...

The Social Path Beyond the Clockwork Universe

“It is now very clear to me, that the world of L&D [Learning and Development] is splitting in two. “There are those who think that the old ways of training are still valid and sufficient for today’s workforce, and there are those who realise that the world has moved on and a new approach to […]

iPad Pro: Wrong Questions

  Here we go again, with the iPad Pro this time: Is it a laptop replacement? This seemingly simple question is, simply, the wrong one. What we need to ask is ‘what sorts of tasks does the new tablet and its well-executed Pencil make easier?’ It’s January 27, 2010.  Steve Jobs comes onstage at an […]

Nextdoor Moves In on Facebook, Yelp, Craiglist with New Local Services Directory

Over the past few years, in several conversations with Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia, I’ve discussed with him the site’s various opportunities to make money. Like all good startup CEOs Tolia said that he was not focused on making money but on building audience engagement and that there were several ways the site could make money […]

Tableau Foundation: Building a Better World with Data

What does it look like when big data is used to help crack some the world’s most pressing social issues? With the desire to make the world a better place and use analytical reasoning to solve the world’s social problems, the founders of Tableau Software started the Tableau Foundation just before the company went public in 2012. Show More Summary

Will Google’s New ‘App Streaming’ Kill App Downloads?

Complaining that the world of apps was not enough like the web, Google, Facebook and others sought to enable deep linking within apps. Apple has recently joined the party as well. In one way this makes great sense. Deep linking and app indexing allow users to access and discover content within apps or go directly […]

Many Large Agencies Seem Just As Confused and Overwhelmed As SMBs

From behind a two-way mirror this evening I observed a 90 minute focus group. It consisted of representatives of digital agencies — mostly larger agencies. It was interesting to hear them discuss their digital marketing challenges and pain points. They spoke about the challenges of dealing with clients that were not sufficiently educated or were […]

“Hacking” Homelessness at Seattle Interactive’s Design Swarm

Featured image: from left to right, Beijuan Miao, Raven Smith, and Drew Stone represented Communication Leadership in the first 2015 Seattle Interactive Conference Design Swarm. For full coverage of SIC, see our recaps of day one and day two. Photo by Danny Gross. Show More Summary

For Most SMBs Customer Service Matters More than Ad Performance

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

The two main causes of small business (SMB) advertiser churn have to do with poor (perceived) campaign results/performance and customer service frustration. These are captured in the LSA-research chart above. But these same reasons are repeatedly cited in other research. Show More Summary

Vizable: Create Visualizations on the go

In a data-driven world, people without a scientific background need ways to see their data and use it. This October, Tableau Software announced the launch of Vizable, a new free app for iPads, at the Tableau Conference (TC15) in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Ad Blockers Will Change How Ads Are Sold

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

Thomas Schreiber at DNI’s conference  Ad blocking keeps growing and widening the chasm between publishers and advertisers. Media executives no longer hold back, they now openly blame the advertising community  for being too slow to grasp the full extent of the digital advertising problem, they claim the ad industry badly needs a deep overhaul. Last […]

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