Wearable computer to be sold in March| chinadaily.com.cn – ok so the keyboard is a Bluetooth model Think Outside keyboard and the mouse is a Bluetooth mouse. But it is interesting that the Chinese company is looking to push a wearable computer
Consumer Psychologist: Advertising Trends for 2012 – smart stuff here, surprised that advertising as content hasn’t happened to a greater extend. Guinness has made films in Africa, yet we don’t see anything like that innovation in Europe
Groklaw – Nokia Moves To Quash Barnes & Noble’s Letter of Request the ITC Sent to Finland Re Discovery ~pj – oh dear, sounds like Nokia and Microsoft have been caught looking a bit shady. Even if there is nothing here, it feels like there is which isn’t good from a reputational point-of-view
Microsoft, Defying Image, Has a Design Gem in Windows Phone – NYTimes.com – this looks like a classic bit of PR-led storytelling – where you give the journalist the bread crumbs that lead him to the story you want to write. The most interesting bit of this is Microsoft (whom I presume was the client) was willing to throw its other partners such as HTC and Samsung under the reputational bus to big up Nokia. Yet a lot of the hardware issues are due to Microsoft dictating specs to the hardware manufacturers.
Reminds me a bit of Marlon Brando playing Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront:
“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
2011: The Year Google & Bing Took Away From SEOs & Publishers – could Microsoft and Google find themselves in an antitrust case?
Wired 2.02: In the Kingdom of Mao Bell – great article on how telecoms helped the Chinese economic miracle in the 1990s
Innovation Starvation | World Policy Institute – Neal Stephenson talks about the decay of innovation in the west. Pressure groups and activists have a lot to answer for