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New Entertainment Ecosystem – UltraViolet

Posted in film, innovation, internet, Media, music, quality by aldorf on January 18, 2011

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)


Mad Presentation Skills – Epic Google Docs Animation

Posted in Animation, design, ideas, inspiration, Media by aldorf on December 20, 2010

See the presentation (and wait for it to load – the file is heavy!): | 3 animators. 3 days (sort of). 3 Locations. 1 Google Doc.

On Attacking Huge Existing Markets vs. Creating Them, Don Valentine Of Sequoia Capital

Posted in ideas, innovation, pioneers, quality by aldorf on November 26, 2010

This is a very good presentation of Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital. Great insights. Highly recommend to watch it.

I was unable to embed the video. So please watch it on The Stanford YouTube Channel.

Insights From Nokia World 2010

Posted in blog, ideas by aldorf on September 20, 2010
Pekka Kupiainen, Producers of Ovi Map Racing, ...

Image by Media Evolution via Flickr

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.

6) Nokia sells 260,000 smartphones daily. That’s far more than Apple and Android combined.

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”

Books are not dead. Nice Work by Editions Volumiques.

Posted in Animation, Media by aldorf on September 12, 2010

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)

Start Thinking Like An Artist

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 3, 2010
Biz Stone

Image by jdlasica via Flickr

Think like an artist, the next big thing already exists. It’s just a matter of thinking. Of trying to take something that already exists and repurposing it for something it wasn’t intended for. (Biz Stone / Twitter)

What’s The Biggest Difference Between Apple And The Others?

Posted in your take on... by aldorf on August 8, 2010

They start with a vision rather than a list of features.

Interesting Facts About Apps

Posted in Media, web by aldorf on July 24, 2010

Flipboard – best new app for my iPad.

iPad crossed the 2 million mark in less than 60 days since its April 3 launch.

Posted in Media, web by aldorf on May 31, 2010
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iPad + Scrybe Technology

Posted in Media by aldorf on January 27, 2010

…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.

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