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May not be very business..

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment

but sometimes you have to unwind a bit!!

Try.. once.. it will be more than enough to hook you up for life!!

Categories: Myself

The Future of mobile applications.. or at least a glimpse..

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

This is rather interesting.. the future of mobile applications..

A range of “concepts” and approaches, technology and philosopy that will drive the next app revolution, including HTML5 and “blended approach”.

But most importantly, as said, it is not an either/or approach, developers do see the entire spectrum of mobile ecosystem and thus, again, technology is not a factor anymore, apps won’t be a factor in the coming future, so, what will eventually drive the customer choices? See this..

Developers can deploy one app across multiple platforms, for example. There’s no need to write different code for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and webOS when much the same code can be used in the browsers of each platform.

I strongly believe the extension of the transmedia concept will be the keystone. And it will not take much time before discovering the truth!! 🙂

Ah, BTW, the Web is becoming an application portfolio per se, but you surely know this by now…

Daily Twitter roll @ paper.li

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

It has been quite an hectic day, so the best thing to do is reading the news altogether, there it is, the Daily Twitter roll, including:

Businesses Waste 4.8 Hours Per Week Scheduling Meetings

And few more stuff.. enjoy the  reading and have a great eve!
Categories: Daily News, TwitterDaily

Revise the LITO: a Living Information Tech Organism

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The ecosystem outside is everchanging. And this is a fact. The social structure, its nodes and hubs is changing, mutating, constantly. And this is also a fact.

Our life and its components are increasingly interconnected by computers, software, wires and this is another fact. And we love to cache and share part of ourselves with the World. Fact, again.

So, to say the least, what we have here is a complex, evolving system. Alive. Half human and half machine? Not quite, or maybe yes.

Companies such as Microsoft have tagged their “software” as Live Software, others are creating “living” sites such as these.

We could actually mention that we have a LITO – Living Information Technology Organism.

If we try to create “something” that is reacting to mutations, we are also talking about a sensing structure that feels, reacts, reorganises, sends instructions to its terminations, it learns and evolve, constantly.

It is alive, then. Constantly upgrading, morphing, merging with the external reality to create another self.

And possibily in a Transmedia format..

So, it could be the case, for argument’s sake, that there is us in real life, in a physically known dimension and a combined entity with a human mind and an electronic permutation of a body (avatar or not is pointless here) that gives birth and life to dreams, expectations, ideas, contacts, relationships and whatever else.

Ready to be moved into the known physical space or not. But nevertheless alive.

This is the main differentiator of Social Web environment and the past: “Social”  in a thesaurus could have “alive” in the option list.

UPDATE: by the way, there are no two LITOs alike.. THINK!!

Daily Twitter roll @ paper.li

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Busy busy busy, and furthermore rain is pouring down, here in Milan..

So, just to start the week in a decent way, have a go @ my daily newsfeed!!

Catch up later!!

Categories: Daily News, TwitterDaily

Nokia facing stiff competition.. again!! Part 3: whoooops!!!

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

More data are coming out from darkness..

Nokia has certainly posted a nice profit, or considering last year results, that was a nice profit, and yet some hiccups are peppering the scenario:

  • sales in the core, high growth countries are not performing as expected, Middle East-Africa andAsiaPac are slowing down Q0Q and YoY (-10% / -6% and -12% /- 9% respectively)
  • Nokia high end market is improving, 3Q10 smartphone shippings are on the rise (26, 5m units), growing by 61% YoY, but the competition from Apple and Android is eroding opportunities in high growth areas, those traditionally favourable to the Finnish giant (low-priced handset running on Android are a rather interesting option in low-income countries..)
  • 1.800 jobs will thus be cut to revamp the company’s software strategy.

Which, ultimately, it is the problem. Software. And more than this the overall customer experience value net.

iPhone is a brand per se, iTunes same story, AppStore not worth mentioning, iPad, Apps, all brands. Android is a brand. Those are all user experiences.

Symbian is not. MeeGo not even close. OviStore is for the already-a-Nokia-client, won’t move people’s heart and conquer attention share..

Software makes the difference between an average experience and a XXI century one (which is an obvious statement, but if it is so obvious, why on earth we are here discussing those results!?)

Nokia still is a brand.

Experience value net is high in Apple, fairly high in Android, averge (?) with Nokia.

What to do is there, see whether Nokia is able to stand the challenge and take back the lead. Numbers may say the opposite, but Nokia is no longer a leader, is a rather fatigued chaser.

Daily Twitter roll @ Paper.li

October 21, 2010 Leave a comment

It is time for a new release of the Alessandro Daily!

Enjoy the reading!

Categories: Daily News, TwitterDaily