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  • Blog Post: Mobile Ecosystem–The Connection of three Worlds

    Hi… I just did a panel discussion and had a nice idea I want to share right away. The question was: What business models do you see in existance or coming in the near future within the mobile ecosystem? While my co-panelists started answer, I thought that this is a question nobody can really answer....
  • Blog Post: Mobile Phones–Ein Innovationsbaukasten 3

    Hi… Jens Garberding hatte auf der Next Conference 2011 einen Vortrag, bei dem er das Modell vorstellte: http://video.nextconf.eu/video/1904256/innovation-potential-of-mobile Have a look!!! CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Mobile Phones – Ein Innovationsbaukasten

    Hi… Der mobile Bereich ist gerade eine Innovationsschmiede deluxe. Ansich ist das völlig einfach zu erklären. Diese Smartphones haben 5 sehr interessante Eigenschaften: Beginnen wir mal mit Sensoren . Ein Smartphone hat mittlerweile Touch, GPS, Kompass, Beschleunigungssensoren, Kamera, Näherungssensor...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft und Nokia – Weiter so mit frischem Wind…

    Hi… Die Firmengeschichte von Nokia wird bestimmt von einigen – teilweise extremen – Richtungswechseln. Ich habe mal gelesen, dass eine Firma alle 40 Jahre ihre Strategie wirklich grundlegend ändert. Nokia ist ein schönes Beispiel. Jetzt werden sie also auf Windows Phone 7 setzen. Ob das so ein extremer...
  • Blog Post: The two kinds of Developers

    Hi… have you ever thought about the two fundamental types of developers?? OK, let me introduce my model to you: Product Group versus Laboratory Let us start with Lab guys first: The laboratory developer: * Short winded, things need to show quick results * No care about architecture * No care about security...
  • Blog Post: Television 2.0

    Hi… have you seen this http://www.techflash.com/microsoft/Microsoft_melds_game_show_with_video_game_in_bid_for_more_ads_53936297.html ?? This might be the biggest thing since the invention of TV some days ago. In the recent past TV suffered from its uni-directional style. TV makers tried to come up with...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing-Der Spiegel, FTD und why IT doesn’t matter

    Hi… (this time in German) In der FTD von Freitag konnte man unter „Heiter bis wolkig“ (S.30) ein Zitat von Richard Stallmann lesen „Cloud Computing ist Dummheit. Es ist eine Marketing-Hype-Kampagne“. Ich verkneife mir hier mal zu wiederholen was die Mehrheit der IT Branche von Stallmann und seinen Statements...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing as a Supply Chain

    Hi… remember the “IT doesn’t matter” article of 2003 (see http://www.nicholasgcarr.com/articles/matter.html )?? That time it shocked the whole IT world. The real fear behind that was the guts feeling: it might be true somehow. Well, it is true somehow. But only for parts of the IT. There are some basic...
  • Blog Post: Marketing needs Developer

    Hi… I have a very special idea around marketing. Maybe this is a result of being a technical guy and having to deep dive into marketing. History of Marketing For me marketing is more than advertizing. When marketing started beginning last century it was all about product information. The markets were...
  • Blog Post: Cool SDK - Multitouch with webcam

    Hi... if you ever wanted to play a bit with multitouch... well you only need a webcam to do so. You can find the SDK, some demos and stuff here http://www.codeplex.com/touchless/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=17986 The Project is called touchless and based at codeplex and yes, it is great fun...
  • Blog Post: Cool location, cool chairs…

    Hi… today we received a load of boxes for the MTC (for more on the MTC see here http://blogs.msdn.com/mtcmuc/default.aspx (in German)). Since the MTC is a showroom for us and for some of our partners we are pleased to welcome lots of customers and partners throughout the year in this location. So after...
  • Blog Post: Why must any presentation be linear??

    Hi… it is an often repeated prejudice that PowerPoint kills the art of rhetoric. Well, there is certainly a truth in that. One might argue if it is PowerPoint’s fault but I also observe that (especially in business meetings) slides are misused as reporting tool. It is not to support your speech. It is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft in Germany – the EMIC

    Hi… since 2003 we have a research and development facility in Aachen here in Germany. It is called EMIC and Lori just visited those guys to get a glimpse of what they do. You can find the videos on Channel9 in Lori’s section: http://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/Lori/ It is interesting to see in which fields...
  • Blog Post: Next-Gen PC Design | Home

    Hi... like last years there is a PC Design competition going on right now. One of the ideas I like a lot is the Backpacker's Diary: Next-Gen PC Design | Home CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Everybody can be Part of the Media Selling Industry

    Hi... this paper might contain some explosives: ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/tr/TR-2007-167.pdf The basic idea is "The platform aims to enable selling digital content by any- one, anywhere, and anytime"... ??? The system works by having two trusted devices (players) which can exchange media content...
  • Blog Post: Beyond Search - Sematic Computing...

    Hi... Microsoft Research and Microsoft adCenter recently announced the 20 winners in an Award called "Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics Awards" . The award had rewards around a million US$. (not that bad). http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/RFPs/beyondSearchAwards...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Live Labs - Volta

    Hi... ok, I must admit it took me quite a while to get it. After reading the documentation I found THE sentences to define it in a few words right on the landing page: The Volta technology preview is a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques...
  • Blog Post: A good Comparison...

    Hi... <Quote> "...The transistor's minimum layout dimension were about 10 micrometers 40 years ago, and are less then 50 nanometers today, smaller by a factor of more than 200. Suppose 1960s transistor was as big as a three-bedroom house and that it shrank by the same factor. You could hold the...
  • Blog Post: Transistors switching light...

    Hi... researchers made a "transistor" able to use a single photon (input) to amplify a stream of light (output). This sounds like nothing special first but it could open the door for faster and less power consuming computers. http://spectrum.ieee.org/aug07/5497 CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Pass a Turing Test and Find a Friend for Live

    Hi... we all know services (like Hotmail for example) which require to identify the person behind the client to be a human being. I would call it a Turing test, others call it a CAPTCHA (Complete Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). We all know those quirky collections of...
  • Blog Post: Where do all the patents go...?

    Hi... <My-Opinion Disclaimer="This is just my personal opinion and has nothing to do with what my employer does or states. If you want to blame somebody, blame me."> I just saw an article on patents. The key messages were... "... that patents alone will not make a society an innovation...
  • Blog Post: 3.7 Million new Game Consoles in Germany in 2007

    Hi... I just found an interesting article on the market around game consoles here in Germany. According to a study done by BitKom the number of sold consoles increased over the years extremely. Starting with 2.3 Mio in 2004 (2.5 Mio in 2005 and 2.9 Mio in 2006) it is estimated (based on the first half...
  • Blog Post: Definition for Business Model

    Hi... I found a nice definition for business model which I just have to mention here: A business model performs two important functions: it creates value, and it captures a portion of that value. It creates value by defining a series of activities from raw materials through to the final consumer that...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth in Action

    Hi... they recently posted a cool collections of photos done in cooperation with the BBC and other partners. This gives you a real impression what can be done with Photosynth. http://labs.live.com/photosynth/bbc/ CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Video about Software in the 21st Century

    Hi... I found a nice video about the Research which is done in Cambridge. See the original page here http://research.microsoft.com/aboutmsr/videos/cambridge.aspx It is nearly 29 minutes long but gives a nice intro. CU 0xff
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