Technology strategy of US government presentation at PARC

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting presentation by Stevenb Van Roekel who is the CIO of the US government. Interesting approach to procurement, software as a service and BlackBerry devices as a mobile strategy (if I was RIM, I’d be worried). Steven VanRoekel, United States Chief Information Officer   View more videos from PARC, a Xerox company Whilst Van Roekel … Read moreTechnology strategy of US government presentation at PARC

The futility of QR codes on tube adverts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Traveling on the London Underground ‘tube’ recently I have noticed that more and more adverts have a QR code, I am not too sure if this is a recent phenomena or that I have been paying more attention as a number of the projects that I’ve been recently looking at are about the ‘web of … Read moreThe futility of QR codes on tube adverts

Ogilvy on mobile and retail

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ogilvy have got an interesting whitepaper on how they see mobile devices and the mobile web affecting consumer behaviour. One of the problems with things like comparison shopping sites is that they didn’t necessarily put the near perfect economic data that they offered into the hands of consumers at the right time. Mobile devices have … Read moreOgilvy on mobile and retail

Driving seat: social location check-in service 街旁 | Jiepang

Reading Time: < 1 minute If Weibo was last year’s Chinese breakout product Jiepang looks like a contender in 2011. Inevitably there will be a cadre of readers who will say that this is a rip-off of Foursquare. I think that that’s too strong a word to use, and point out that Foursquare is an evolution of Dodgeball and where … Read moreDriving seat: social location check-in service 街旁 | Jiepang