Month: September 2009

  • Microsoft Tablet vs. Apple Tablet

    Gizmodo has the goods on the Courier Tablet while Wired’s Gadget Lab has the summary (and hilarious mockup) of something iLounge is calling an the iPad. Either way, folks are looking for a way to innovate beyond the touch screen and netbook form factor. I’m not so sure this is the solution. If it’s going […]

  • Winter Ahead, Watch out for Elk

    Picked up the Helsinki Times, the weekly English language newspaper here in Finland. Front page headline screams, Shorter Autumn Days Increase Risk of Elk Collisions followed by 600 words on the dangers of driving when the elk are out and about as the days grow shorter. Riveting sections such as “Tips on avoiding collisions” and […]

  • Location, Location, Location

    Great article in Ad Age about the significance of location-aware phones made the rounds yesterday. It’s not about the ‘text a Starbucks coupon when you walk by” type use case, it’s about engagement and brand utility. “Everybody’s got a website, but nobody has a mobile experience right now,” he said. “Next year, probably the end […]

  • Opera’s Next Movement

    Opera has a cryptic splash page on its site announcing something wonderful in the near future for mobile browsers. What will it be?  Intomobile says that hints can be found in the source (I couldn’t find anything). What will it be? If you want to read more substantive thoughts on the future of mobile browsing, […]

  • Finnish Ingenuity

    Finnish Ingenuity

    We had some house guests over last night who shared some observations about the Finnish people and their incredible spirit and creativity, especially when their backs are up against the wall. World War II was a time of extreme struggle for the Finns who found them up against the full wrath of Stalin’s Army. Out-numbered […]

  • If you can’t share it, it doesn’t count

    I heard this line somewhere but can’t attribute it to anyone. Did a search on Google, Yahoo, and even Bing and didn’t find any mention of it either. In an increasingly interconnected world, when one social network is connected with another, if you can’t share something, does it count?

  • Texting for Tickets

    Richard MacManus is posting a three part series on SmartCards from around the world on ReadWriteWeb. London’s Oyster Card (10 million in circulation) Tokyo’s Suica Card (28 million in circulation) Hong Kong’s Octopus Card (19 million in circulation) While each of these metropolitan pass cards have made life easier for those that use them, as […]

  • IKEA Heights

    IKEA Heights is a mini-series shot entirely in the Burbank IKEA store without the store’s knowledge. I think we’re seeing the birth of a new genre. Flash Concerts and Urban Camouflage performance art to name a few. The Finns pronounce it ee-ki-ya by the way. Update: More recent entries in this genre include The Ikea […]