A delayed upload from Friday
Going to be a fairly short one this week as we have the super bonus new video approach of a tech chat. Myself and Scott Thompson will be looking at tackling a topic every week (where possible) and creating a series of short clips. Here is our first effort, hopefully you like (feedback is appreciated so we can make it better and hopefully valuable).
In other things, one of the key trends mentioned 2 weeks ago, I spoke about the rise of the maker. This very firmly slots in to that approach to life. Already we have had ITTT.com (If This Then That) where you can program simple actions to happen based on particular triggers. Here is another one that builds upon the sensors in your phone
Facebook Launches Simple Mobile Payments: The mobile payment world is really hotting up. Apple and their 400 million bank detailed users now have PayPass, Google Wallet is still to fully launch here in the UK but the banks and mobile operating systems are going for the early land grab. Paypal have had a solution in market for a year or so and now FB are getting involved
In the coming weeks we will have a proper look at this, one of the most exciting areas and one which promises radical change.
Piracy, a different approach: The traditional response when your work has been pirated is to launch in to full on meltdown and try and to destroy the people who have downloaded your content. Or at least that is how the film industry has traditionally approached it. Here is a nice approach from an independent filmmaker who on finding his new film on Pirate Bay decided to reach out and appeal to their better side
And finally... Because we love the internet, here is a nice homage to see you out for the w/e
Have a great w/e.