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Creating a Data-Driven Business – by David Cancel

Posted in ideas, internet, Media by aldorf on July 21, 2012

Not really an easy to click trough presentation by David Cancel but some great insights and observations on creating a data-driven business. http://bit.ly/HbjPIH 

One great striking slide,

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Mobile Web Growing 8x Faster Than Web

Posted in Media, web by aldorf on March 6, 2012

The mobile web is growing 8 times faster than the web grew in adoption. Companies like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, and Google were all products of the initial web explosion.  They disrupted countless established business – some of which never recovered. Today, 3 times more smartphones are activated every minute than there are babies born. Read more…

Check out my “Future of Mobile Internet” presentation.

neverlikeditanyway.com :::: we’ve all got stories to tell and things to sell

Posted in ideas, web by aldorf on January 3, 2012

Neverlikeditanyway is a new website “where once loved gifts from once loved partners get a second chance… We’ve all been there. We’ve all got stories to tell and things to sell. This is a place full of marvelous deals. And tales of the mild, mutual and monstrous.”

http://www.neverlikeditanyway.com/

Amazing “Little Printer” by BergCloud

Posted in design, ideas, internet, Media, quality by aldorf on December 5, 2011

The guys at BERG are just amazing. No wonder they came up with an amazing product.

Here’s what’s important…

1. Printers are the most boring things around-(we worked on Epson and know the challenges) these guys managed to make one that’s cool

2. It’s cool because it has personality- “little printer” shifts it from a inanimate object to something personal and cute

3. It’s cool because the form factor plays with our conception and expectations of a printer

4. Small is the way to go because it matches and fits with our other devices- it’s a printer that doesn’t look out of place with our mobile devices and it looks like we can take it wherever we go

5. It recognizes and demonstrates to us that we might have things on our mobile devices that warrant printing- smart user understanding

6. HP dominates the business and has spent millions trying to make printers cool and they have failed every single time

7. Anyone can have an idea, but not everyone brings them to life

8. You need to bring it to life in a clever way- Berg’s film is great and agencies should have no problem doing this part

9. If you can dream it up- why not make it real? There’s nothing stopping you from dreaming up a product, bringing it to life and selling it- why not make your own products? (via influxinsights)

Occupy The Internet!

Posted in blog, Media, web by aldorf on December 1, 2011

Are you a “webmaster”, admin, blog owner or someone with access to index.html files? Are you interested in taking part in the recent global wave of revolution from the comfort of your home computer? Occupy the Internet! (via graffitiresearchlab)

 

Dont Fear The Internet Dot Com

Posted in blog, Media, web, your take on... by aldorf on August 11, 2011

American duo Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer. Their site Don’t Fear the Internet is a really great beginners’ guide to the fundamentals of web design, practical but in no way patronising. (via itsnicethat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a print designer, photographer, fine-artist, or general creative person? Do you have a shitty website that you slapped together yourself in Dreamweaver in that ONE web design class that you took in college? Do you not have a site at all because you’ve been waiting two years for your cousin to put it together for you? Well, we’re here to help. We know that you have little to no desire to do web design professionally, but that doesn’t mean that you want an ugly cookie-cutter site or to settle for one that hasn’t been updated since Hackerswas in theaters. Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic. You’ll feel empowered rather than crippled by the internet and worst case scenario you’ll at least end up having a better idea of how professional web designers turn your design dreams into a reality on screen.

“This Painting is Not Available in Your Country”

Posted in art, inspiration, Media, web by aldorf on July 28, 2011

Mirror – Beautiful Interactive Music Video Wins Gold

Posted in Animation, film, innovation, Media, music by aldorf on April 27, 2011

Mirror, an interactive follow up to Sour’s Award-winning “Hibi No Niero, has been awarded gold for media innovation and non-broadcast media at the Art Directors Club global awards in New York. The music video for Japanese band Sour‘s “Mirror” track, best viewed in Chrome or Safari, pulls in video from users’ webcam, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The song ‘Utsushi Kagami’ (Mirror) sings about the fact that everything and everyone around you is a mirror that reflects yourself. You can find who you are in the reflection of others. (via InspirationRoom).

Filming was produced by directors Masashi KawamuraQanta Shimizu andSaqoosha.

$5227 was raised through 63 backers at Kickstarter. Those who pledged $30 or more received a promotional flyer signed by the members of SOUR, and a first look at the video prior to the release. $50 or more earned an mp3 of the new track ‘Mirror’. $100 or more earned the right to a name on the music video credit list under Special Thanks. $200 or more earned entry as special guest to the SOUR album release concert in Tokyo on December 19. $500 or more was recognised with a special SOUR T shirt & Eco bag. $1000 or more earned free video concept work from Masashi Kawamura.

“Storify” Your Social Media Life – Now In Public Beta

Posted in internet, Media, pioneers by aldorf on April 26, 2011
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http://storify.com,  a company building tools to help journalists, bloggers and experts curate the real-time Web.

Storify stories have been viewed more than 13 million times on their site and across the Web since private beta launch in September 2010. They had 4.2 million views just in March.
Private beta users have created more than 21,000 stories. Storify stories have been embedded on more than 5,000 sites — including some of the most-read destinations on the Web like The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, CBC and many other blogs and sites.

“State of Cloud Computing” by Jess3

Posted in Animation, design, illustration, internet, Media, web by aldorf on April 19, 2011

Visit http://www.thestateofcloudcomputing.com/ for up to the minute stats on cloud computing.

“State of Cloud Computing,” is an encompassing look at the history of cloud computing and the growing cloud economy.

The State of Cloud Computing video highlights the multitude of possibilities that cloud computing offers, from sharing videos and photos from anywhere in the world to storing and organizing data for remote access. Skype, Dropbox, YouTube, Wikipedia, Yahoo, MSN, Gmail, Farmville and Twitter are all referenced, and the video provides a snapshot of statistics.

The fact is, unless you have been living under a rock, you are in the cloud. Cloud computing touches us in numerous ways in our daily lives. As cloud computing continues to evolve, so does our ability to express ourselves and accomplish amazing things on the World Wide Web.

The conversation about cloud computing is happening around us. The three-minute video is hosted on a micrositehttp://www.thestateofcloudcomputing.com that aggregates the conversation about cloud computing across the web, including Top Cloud Computing Links, Top Cloud Computing Terms and Cloud Computing Around The Web, which pulls Tweets in real-time that are related to the cloud.

Sponsored by salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company, and produced in collaboration with JESS3, a creative interactive agency, the video is part of a broader family of videos, The “State of” series, which launched earlier in 2010.

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