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2013 Internet Trends

Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers have released their latest edition of their annual Internet Trends report. In summary it considers: Continued robust online growth Currently 2.4 billion internet users (1/3 of the planet) Mobile usage expanding rapidly Mobile advertising...

Mainstream media losing market share

If eMarketers report is anything to go by, it suggests the decline of revenues (and thus market share) of mainstream media. NAA (Newspaper Association of America see print revenues of US newspapers declining 4-8% annually. and digital revenues increasing at better...

Invisible Watermarks

As the growth of photos, videos, soundtracks, text the science of verifying the ownership and originality of content plagues large media organisations, to bloggers and to entrepreneurs. Near-invisible photo watermarking is possible. An interesting technique to do this...

Simple CMS – WordPress leads

Aug 2012, and Wordpress leads the pack when it comes to simple CMSes. The competitors were Joomla, Drupal, vBulletin, Blogger. The Positives With 95% of Wordpress users maintaining and upgrading the CMS to the latest ver3, it shows that wordpress users are satisfied...

The Rise and Fall of the PC

Although the more appropriate title would be the "evolution of personal computing", it is appropriate to highlight that the PC market is being decimated by other personal computing devices. These are namely: Mobile Devices iPhone iPads Netbooks etc...   [gallery...

RIP : Steve Jobs

The world sadly commemorates the passing of Steve Jobs, a creative genius, and inventor. Some have compared him to Thomas Edison because of the number of industies Steve Jobs revolutionized. The Music Industry The Movie Industry The PC Industry The Telecommunications...

Microsoft buys Skype for USD8.5b cash deal.

Interesting news coming hot on the heels of Nokia's overt sellout to Microsoft by dumping the Symbian OS (for phones) in favour of Microsoft's Windows Mobile Platform. What is Microsoft's game plan? To continue to restrict market growth through acquiring competing...

TOC gazetted

The Singapore government has gazetted The Online Citizen website as a political association. The Online Citizen is a website that has an active following of Singaporeans, and reports alternative viewpoints, some of which is political in nature. Everything is political...

Rednano.sg fades away

After less than three years of existence since its launch in March 2008, Singapore’s local search engine Rednano.sg passed away quietly last month in December 2010. Rednano was a joint venture between local newspaper giant Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) and...

Wikileaks

Without a doubt, the brewing media outlet named "Wikileaks" has been getting hotter by the day. It should be protected by a global Ombudsman-type legislation possibly under the auspice of the UN and independently in each country by similar laws that ensure that...

Eyeballs are moving again

Just in case you were a media monitoring company specifically focused on social media like Jamiq, or Brandtology, or Harro it is with deep regret that I announce that the social media fad is over. Bye bye to flaky social software and its time to usher in a new age of...

The PAP engages on Facebook

With rumors of Singapore Elections occuring in 2010, the PAP has trained its members, MPs and ministers to engage on Facebook. This is an increase of 80% from last year, bring the numbers from 25 to 41 MPs. After years of being plagued by the public in forums, blogs...

Who else is microblogging?

So you know Bill Gates tweets, but now Premier Hu Jin Tao (of China, for those of you who don't know who he is) tweets as well. However Premier Hu doesn't tweet on Twitter, he has chosen the most conservative and government-controlled media platform by the...

Accenture goes Social

Accenture releases an interesting report on the use of technology in organisations. What is interesting is the point where there is diminished returns in the use of technology. Europeans seem to think that they spend too much time at the computer. Americans don't seem...

Google Buzz vs Twitter

Looks like Twitter is getting the attention of Google with the launch of Google Buzz within the GMail interface. A good friend of mine Bruce asked the question on what was different with Google Buzz. Unfortunately there is precious little difference. Brand perception...

Bill Gates starts Tweeting @billgates

This is a form of validation for Twitter and other short message services. Twitter is taking a bite out of the Telco SMS market. Where the cost of a tweet is a fraction of the cost of an SMS. So just like the internet VoIP took a bite from Telco IDD revenues, Tweeting...