the Ultraviolet video is a bit cheesy but worth watching. Dece Ultraviolet is
the latest attempt by the entertainment industry to distribute its content securely. The basic idea behind UltraViolet is the cloud based digital locker for content and rights licenses. DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem) which is a cross-industry consortium of over 50 companies (and growing, Apple and Disney are missing!) committed to make UltraViolet the next generation standard for rich media experience where the users will get the flexibility and user experience they’ve been denied for over a decade now. With UltraViolet, users will be able to download, stream, share and even get copies for use on physical media, basically covering a great deal of the average user needs in terms of interoperability and user experience. BUT that’s solving just half (or less) of the issues. Technical agreement on a common file format is a good start, but the business model side remains an open issue. And history has shown the poor ability of the entertainment industry to be creative in this space.
(via Lift Conference)
Following some insights from last weeks Nokia World summit, London.
1) By 2013 over 800 million people will be using GPS enabled devices. It’s a space we intend to own.
2) Nokia announces ‘fightback’ in smartphone market
3) Social networking usage will double and navigation will increase by 90%, (via Vodafone Group)
4) Usage of mobile devices: 1/3 browse, 25% play games, 20% email, 15% social, 11% maps, 30% businesses (Vodafone Group data)
5) “Emerging Market Smartphones” will be a new category and an area of opportunity.
7) 2+ million developers globally work on Ovi apps (via Nokia data)
8) Ovi let’s you sell apps by geographic location AND demographic.
9) Nokia’s Ovi Maps is available in 78 countries and 46 languages.
A dig at Apple: “At Nokia, “connecting people” is more than a feelgood tagline”
- Nokia C6 Hands-on from Nokia World 2010 (thenokiablog.com)
- Nokia’s Smartphone Champion Resigns One Day Before Nokia World (techcrunch.com)
- Nokia World 2010: We’re here (slashgear.com)
Great new app ideas! Not exactly sure about the technology part but some could open up a whole new revenue stream for developers through the sale of physical objects. Let’s see if Apple allows these kind of games in their store.
Editions Volumiques, a publishing house focusing on the paper book as a new computer platform, as well as a research lab on book, computational paper, reading, playing and their relation to new technologies. (by Bertrand Duplat and Etienne Mineur)
- A video game made of paper: Les Editions Volumiques (arstechnica.com)
- The iPad As a Shape-Recognition System (apple.slashdot.org)
They start with a vision rather than a list of features.
…just a matter of time. This is what Synaptics calls a “multi-modal interface.” Moving beyond the touchscreen. Here a demo of the Synaptics Scrybe multitouch gesture software interface for computer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Similar is their Fuse technology — combining touch, force feedback, 3-D graphics, and grip and proximity sensing for mobile phones. Exciting times!
Vodpod videos no longer available.