Prepare to droooooooooool. Lovers of television’s so big that you feel like you’ve wandered into your local cinema are about to lose their minds… as well as most of their life savings. LG have announced that their super sexy 77 inch, IMAX-alike curved TV will be finally getting its UK release (and, it’s safe to say, Irish release too) from October 2014. That’s the good news. The bad news is that unless you happen to be Richard Branson or someone of that tax bracket, prepare to be shocked by the price-tag. £19,999, or just shy of €25,000. Turns out you CAN put a price on beauty.
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