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Designers think and design for the future, and learn from the past

Seth Godin has written a long and thoughtful peace about the current and future evolution of the internet, mobile computing and the internet of things. It's an important read also for designers, who see their challenges in the problem they are solving right now, or the client they are working for (at least it looks like it). I think it's important because designers in their core have always worked with "data" and brought this data into a meaningful form. Data is according to Seth the key of a future proof and sustainable technological future and we as designers are the ones that can help make sense out of this data.

http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2012/04/06/apple-cloud/?single_page=true

#internetofthings #data #inspiration

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Apple and the Cloud: A Cautionary Tale | Xconomy The consumer's electronic world as we know it today is shared between Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a handful of other popular brands. Most offerings

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Great visualization - How far is the sun from earth

One of the first books I read (ok I just watched the pictures and drawings) was about the Apollo missions to the moon. In there was a very similar visualization, but this new one, gives a much better feel for the distance.

#data #visualization #moon #astronomy

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How Far Away is the Sun? Another Visualization. - Brad BlogSpeed About. Brad Goodspeed; I'm a dude. Sometimes I write things down on the internet. I'm certainly not expecting you to find all of them interesting, because I've never met anyone who shares ...

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Google Plus for Apps, Stunning Visualization and advanced Photo Editing

Nice Update for Google Plus of requested features (Google Apps Integration) and some other goodies. The Photo Editing has been seen a great improvement to before and has all the tools for basic photo retouching - so now you can pimp you smartphone pictures. But even nicer in my opinion is the Google Plus Ripples feature. How often have we looked at visualizations of Twitter and Facebook shares. Most of the times you couldn't really have the same tool for your own posts as none of the tools had access to all the users. The new tool from Google is build into the social network and therefore has full access.

When comparing it to the statistics you get from Facebook you can clearly see the different approach of this social network. While Facebook claims to be people centric, the stats are mostly advertising driven. Since Advertising is not yet possible in Google Plus, the statistics are more people centric. I'm really interested to see how this will evolve in the future.

#GooglePlus #update #Apps #Visualization #data #photography

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Official Google Blog: Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and... Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and... 10/27/2011 10:07:00 AM. We think Google+ should get better every time you use it. It's not enough to obsess over community feedback...

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Why do startups Succeed of Fail

Great insight to the Startup Genome Project - which tries to discover what makes a startup successful. With all the startup hype going on it's really interesting to see the light a data driven approach can bring into this complex topic. While many startups struggle to even get their first customers, it seems that scaling to fast is the neck breaker...

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#podcast #startup #data #analysis #audio

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Max Marmer: Startup Genome Project – Reasons why Startups Succeed or Fail – Business Interview In this interview, Max Marmer founder of Startup Genome Project gives reasons why some startups succeed whilst others fail.

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