iPhone first thoughts

February 7, 2010 Leave a comment

I have been using some new software on my iPhone. Some of it appears to be quite remarkable. The dragon naturally speaking software that I am using on my phone as we speak does an extremely impressive job considering that it doesn’t get trained to understand my voice. The applications I’ve been using includes Tripit which works very well. Evernote, which i have been using for a while on the blackberry. And last but not least, Siri, which seems to be some massive mash up of multiple services and very very impressive.

All in all it’s a stunning package with huge versatility.

Can’t wait for the I pad!

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Interesting read on netflix culture

December 26, 2009 Leave a comment
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Boston Weekend

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Took a little while to figure out the new wordpress client on the Blackberry. Anyhow, the following was from a few weeks ago..

Just had a great Thanksgiving long weekend and did some exploring in the Boston area. Although we have been back more than 4 months its been an almost constant stream of chores and set up tasks. Thankfully looks like the majority of that’s behind us for the time being. The highlight of the weekend had to be a visit to the ICA down on the waterfront in Boston harbour.

The building is great and just a fantastic space. Its very tardis like in its design and has a terrific gallery on the 4th floor that houses a vibrant mix of contemporary art. We had some gorgeous weather, with clear skies and mild temperature which added to the apeal.

With the much of the set up behind us I’m looking forward to improving my understanding in the local technology market. There apears to be a significantly evolved start-up scene in Boston since I was here 10+ years ago and I’m really looking forward to getting better tuned into it.

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IABM in London

December 21, 2009 1 comment

I attended the IABM conference in London a couple of weeks ago which was really valuable. One of the most interesting presentations was by Stan from velocity partners. He gave a great presentation about modern, business to business marketing to a very receptive audience. If you have any interest in B2B marketing I’d recomend looking them up online and download their free ebook.
Simon Fell, who until recently was Head of Future Media at ITV also gave a terrific presentation on the changing consumer environment and gave examples of a really great cross section online video players.

My other observation was the overal level of engagement by the IABM members was very high. With the industry facing so many challenges if was refreshing to see so many industry senior management really engaged in discussions ranging from portfolio management, End of life planning to Marketing. With a good networking mix as well the 2 half day format worked really well.

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MOG Shows A Teaser Video Of New Music Service

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve been using Spotify for a while, and really like the service, however I a surprised at the lack of social features. This MOG service s new to me but it looks interesting for the playlist sharing alone.

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Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Latitude, now with Location History & Alerts

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Very cool, I wonder how long it will take to start drawing pictures with latitude history trails.

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WordPress on the Blackberry

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

One big advantage of being away from wordpress for the last 6 months is that there have been so many changes. I’m trying out the new Blackberry client which seems great. I’ll let you know how I get on. Its still in beta but seems pretty slick so far.

 

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