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May 2009 Blog Posts (36)

Google Wave



First movie from the presentation of the new Google product called Wave - model for communication and collaboration on the web.

Check also stuff from Developers Conference… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 29, 2009 at 3:17am — No Comments

Capturing Creativity

Excuse me, the video is in italian but...you can't miss this very interesting interview with Alessandro Ferretti (Franco Castellano spoke about him today).
He is a great researcher!!
But he didn't want just to write international articles, he went ahead, he did the "proof of concept"!

Added by Alessandro Colonna on May 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Microsoft's 'Laptop Hunters' Ads Are Hurting Apple



Microsoft's "Laptop Hunters" ad campaign focuses on the price difference between Windows PCs and expensive Apple Macs. The commercials have raised consumers' perception of Microsoft's "value" -- and have hurt Apple -- according to YouGov… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 25, 2009 at 7:31am — No Comments

China surpassed the United States as the world's top user of the Internet



China surpassed the United States as the world's top user of the Internet last year – its web-surfing population grew by 42% to nearly 300 million. Using mostly broadband connections, the Chinese are getting more entertainment online than Americans do, but they lag behind in many other consumer-related online activities.

from The Business… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 25, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

Green technologies of the future


Energy leaders share which earth friendly technologies excite them the most.

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 24, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Videos for Your Week-End #4

The Internet in 1969





Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk explains why a fully-electric car operates more efficently than a plug-in hybrid…

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Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 23, 2009 at 6:55am — No Comments

Vittorio and his new worklife...

Vittorio Viarengo , our great host in many Silicon Valley Study Tours has a new exciting job in a "fast growing company"....Vittorio, wait for us, we are coming!!

Added by paolo marenco on May 23, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Early-Stage VC in Europe - RWW Interview



Paul Jozefak, Partner at NeuHaus in Germany on how the venture scene in Europe differs from the one in the US and the early-stage investments. Listen to the…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 20, 2009 at 5:03am — No Comments

Next09 - When Money Talks



From Next09, featuring Jeff Jarvis and Umair Hague. If you're interested in their thoughts on how to make money in a Google-world, take a… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 20, 2009 at 4:24am — No Comments

Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web

Ever asked yourself about the Web 3.0 concept? And Semantic Web? Here's good overview about the whole structure. By Richard MacManus from ReadWriteWeb.

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 20, 2009 at 4:05am — No Comments

David S. Rose on pitching to VCs



Thinking startup? David S. Rose's rapid-fire TED U talk on pitching to a venture capitalist tells you the 10 things you need to know about yourself -- and prove to a VC -- before you fire up your… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 18, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Alex Tabarrok on how ideas trump crises



The "dismal science" truly shines in this optimistic talk, as economist Alex Tabarrok argues free trade and globalization are shaping our once-divided world into a community of idea-sharing more healthy, happy and prosperous than anyone's… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 18, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Is Innovation at a Crossroads?



Innovation at the periphery - how bottom up initiatives in emerging markets could change the game. from Fast Company



"Over the last few years the traditional thinking about innovation has been turned on its head. We used to assume that innovation was driven by access to the most advanced tools and resources. But the emphasis has shifted more recently to the role that scarcity plays in driving innovation. This change has… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 18, 2009 at 2:09am — No Comments

Who's Feeding Silicon Valley?



For an ad-supported Web company, eyeballs -- people who visit a site and see its ads -- are among the most important currencies. So it's interesting to see which sites are sending each other the most traffic, and who depends on whom for referrals. from Silicon Alley… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 17, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Q&A with Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer talks about leadership and management with The New York Times.

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 17, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

SIXT WI-FI GUERILLA IDEA



I think it's brilliant. (if you like it check also this viral marketing… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 17, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marchionne and Calabresi

A great young journalist, son of a police man killed during italian " Anni di Piombo", a great manager.
Do not miss this meeting in Fiera del Libro yesterday

Added by paolo marenco on May 16, 2009 at 6:12am — No Comments

Videos for Your Week-End #3

Let's start with something really light...the Google Chrome Shorts or "A collection of short films about a browser" Here is probably my favourite, but you can find the whole series here.



Microsoft vs Apple Ads. If you have not seen the last Microsoft "Pc Hunters" Campaign, check the first video here below to get an idea.But more important, check Apple's response!! :)…

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Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 15, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

How First-Time Entrepreneurs Can Work with Investors


Entrepreneurship for the very beginners. A lot of useful stuff from ReadWriteStart .

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 13, 2009 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Frontiers of Interaction 2009 (ROME - June, 8th)

During last four years, Frontiers of Interaction was a relevant appointment between international speakers and emergent Italians brains.



Former speakers at Frontiers: Dirk Knemeyer, Bruce Sterling, Elizabeth Chirchill, Takanori Shibata, Pabini Gabriel Petit, David Kirsh, Jeffrey Schnapp, Nathan Shedroff, Dario Nardi, Nicolas Nova, Matt Jones, Jeffrey Haung, David Orban, Asheley Benigno, Rafi Haladjian, Muriel Waldvogel, Howard Rheingold, Luca Mascaro… e poi ancora Antonio Rizzo,… Continue

Added by leandro agro' on May 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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