Putting hopes for Apple’s future on a magical New Category misunderstands the company’s real direction. Instead, Apple stays the course and continues to play its Ecosystem Game. Many interpret this as a company in death throes. The iPhone is 7 years old. Show More Summary
Mind-blowing Thought of the Day: Remember the “Oreo” moment at last year’s Superbowl? When the lights went out in New Orleans, a team of creatives came up with a starkly lit picture of an Oreo and the tagline “Power out? … Continue reading The post SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Day 2 appeared first on Flip the Media.
SXSW throws a lot at its inhabitants over the course of a day. Where else can you go to absorb the buzz about the latest issues in everything from journalism to science to the motion picture industry – from … Continue reading The post They’re All Connected: Journalism, Science, Movies, and Giving. And Family Guy is in There Somewhere. appeared first on Flip the Media.
Fifteen feet by 13 feet – that’s allegedly the size of Julian Assange’s room at the Ecuadorean embassy. It has been the physical home of the Australian Wikileaks founder since June 19, 2012 and the British government has so far … Continue reading The post Julian Assange at SXSW: Privacy’s Big Brother appeared first on Flip the Media.
Weirdest Moment: I didn’t know Gary Vaynerchuck (@garyvee) but this entrepreneur/author/CEO of Vaynerchuck media really knows how to amp up a crowd. He jumped right into an energetic Q&A-session with questions submitted by the audience via Twitter. One surprising – … Continue reading The post SXSW 2014 Wrap-up – Day 1 appeared first on Flip the Media.
Go to a Japanese nursing home and you might see elderly people hugging a fluffy white baby seal. This is not a stuffed animal, it’s a robot that responds to petting and sounds – and can show emotions. Paro (that’s … Continue reading The post Why Smart Devices Are Getting All Emotional On Us appeared first on Flip the Media.
As nerdy cousin SXSW Edu gathers its papers in a well-worn backpack and heads home, SXSW Interactive is putting on its sunglasses and starting to roll. It’s getting warm in Austin. For the 21st time, this Texas city is rolling … Continue reading The post SXSW Interactive Begins: Look out, Austin appeared first on Flip the Media.
For someone who has never flown a plane, Anita Verna Crofts has guided a lot of people in their quest for flight. How can someone who has never flown herself be a flight instructor? “I teach people to take … Continue reading The post We Have Lift-off in Austin: Flight Instructor Crofts Takes Off appeared first on Flip the Media.
This morning Telmetrics put out a “momentum” press release touting the growth of its call-tracking solutions. I used it as an occasion to catch up with company president Bill Dinan. We discussed a wide range of issues associated with online advertising and attribution challenges in a multiscreen environment. Dinan argued that calls were becoming the […]
Yahoo joins Google, Bing and Nokia in rolling out indoor maps. The company posted this morning on its search blog: Today, we released maps for select venues around the globe, such as shopping malls, train stations, and airports, to help you find your destination even when you’re indoors. The maps are currently available from your […]
Call it Spring Break for Geeks, call it Hipster Homecoming, call it what you will – South by Southwest Interactive (from here on out: SXSW) is coming and for the third year in a row, Flip the Media will be … Continue reading The post Flip the Media, Texas-bound: What We Hope to See at SXSW appeared first on Flip the Media.