YSL have made something for their Facebook fans. This eyeshadow palette entitled “Devoted to Fans” has two Facebook inspired blue eye-shadows with a smoky black and a shimmering grey.
Only 1,650 are going to be made so will be a bit of a collector’s item and will ONLY be…
Will You Be Ready For the M2M World?
The Internet of Things, the Connected World, the Smart Planet… All these terms indicate that the number of devices connected to, communicating through, and building relationships on the Internet has exceeded the number of humans using the Internet. But what does this really mean? Is it about the number of devices, and what devices? Is it about the data, so much data, so fast, so disparate, that will make current big data look like teeny-weeny data?
I think that it’s about change: the way we live our lives, the way we conduct business, the way we walk down a street, drive a car, or think about relationships. All will change over the next decade:
- Sensors are everywhere. The camera at the traffic light and overseeing the freeway; those are sensors. That new bump in the parking space and new box on the street lamp; those are sensors. From listening for gun shots to monitoring a chicken coop, sensors are cropping up in every area of your life.
- Machine to Machine [M2M] relationships will generate connected data that will affect every aspect of your life. Connected Data will be used to fine-tune predictives that will prevent crimes, anticipate your next purchase and take over control of your car to avoid traffic jams. The nascent form of this is already happening: Los Angeles and Santa Cruz police are using PredPol to predict & prevent crimes, location aware ads popping up in your favorite smartphone apps, and Nevada and California are giving driver licenses to robotic cars.
- Sustainability isn’t about saving the planet, it’s about saving money. Saving the planet, reducing dependence on polluting energy sources and reducing waste in landfills are all good things, but they aren’t part of the fiduciary responsibilities of most executives. However, Smart Buildings, recycling & composting, and Green IT all increase a company’s bottom line and that does fall under every executive’s fiduciary goals.
(via emergentfutures)Source: smarterplanet
Britons spent 5% less time on the phone in 2011 than the previous year, but texting showed no sign of losing its appeal as we sent an average of 50 messages a week. That is double the figure from four years ago, making texting the most popular form of daily communication.
The mobile revolution has continued apace, with just under four in 10 adults now owning a smartphone and 11% a tablet device, such as Apple’s iPad, a proportion that leapt up from just 2% in 2010. Kindles and other e-readers are owned by one in ten UK adults.
» via The Guardian
Today’s webinar on The Future of Media was a really fun event. We reveived many great questions from the audience (roughly 50 people were online), and had some very much ad-hoc and real-time interactions using the pretty cool GoToMeeting tools (even thought we would have…
How Mobile phones are changing the world.
Political and economic analysts alike have been awed by the proliferation of technology and social media to connect people and send ideas across borders that never before been crossed.
The importance of such…
I wrote a post back in May on
The post is about how collaboration and sharing is taking off and specifically mentioned car sharing as a key example.
On Tuesday GigaOm had a notice up that GM was partnering with Relay Rides to allow users of OnStar to rent their cars out via a mobile app:
This is the implementation of an announcement from back in October.
This is a big deal because it is about building services on top of existing installed technologies rather than people having to pay for new technologies.
It is also a big deal because OnStar has an installed user base of 6 million people which immediately gives the idea scale.
Our cars are one of our most expensive capital and operating budget items. In a time of financial uncertainty and risk a method which safely allows us to offset that cost by lending our car to a trusted social network may take off in a big way.
If that is the case then car makers better look out because they can throw out all their projections on future car sales.
(via futuramb)Source: emergentfutures