Dermot Daly the founder of Tapadoo came in to talk recently about iBeacons on Newstalk’s Down To Business with Bobby Kerr. Before Dermot came in, he created a demo app – a fictional Newstalk Café so we could see how users with smart-phones interact with beacons as they visit different locations, and even different spots within locations. And if a café’s app remembers you, it could remember the sort of coffee you order every afternoon, is different from the one you start the day with: good news for consumers, and great tool for business.
Tomorrow, Blackberry will release a letter to media outletss worldwide. When I got news of this tonight, I stumbled mentally for a moment. I thought it reminiscent of the "There is life after Apple" Chiat/Day letter from Steve Jobs in the Wall Street Journal 25 years ago. For a minute I allowed techno-romance to gnaw at me, but only for a minute. Tomorrow's open missal from Blackberry reminds me more of a fake letter that appeared in Chinese newspaper, The Southern Metropolis Daily a couple of months ago, and then found it's way around China via the micro-blogging Weibo.
October 14, 2013
Mavshack.com, the video on-demand streaming company has agreed a partnership with MyPhone, the leading distributor of phones in the Philippines. Mavshack is a leader in streaming local content to global populations and Mavshack Philippines is the first of several content channels being delivered worldwide. Mavshack operate a multi-platform service similar to Netflix in the Philippines, costing around 210 Philippine Pesos, the equivalent of five dollars per month.
July 22, 2013
Last night I tweeted a link to the Press Release from NASA regarding their success with testing a rocket engine injector made through additive manufacturing, or as we say these days, 3D printing. What surprised me was the reaction I got via re-Tweets, messages and people just saying 'wow!'. I think what caught people's attention was the potential highlighted by the success in NASA's test, the potential for manufacturing and for business.
July 16, 2013
In recent years I have had the privilege to speak at a number of different events on Social Media. Typically the area of greatest interest has always been Facebook. The same question always pops up during the Q&A part - “I don’t have a budget for Facebook, how do I get to 100,000 fans?” To be fair, there is not one answer to this question for every industry but I will try to give you an answer that should set you on the right path.
May 29, 2013