Great day today at Digital Doughnut event at the RGS in Kensington. I missed the start and end due to diary clashes, but managed to see the bulk of it. The theme was Inspiration: The Life Cycle of Ideas My highlights from the day are ... Tom Ollerton from We are Social reminds us that … Continue reading Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!
So it's happened. Google got spanked to the tune of $22.5 million dollars for monitoring the behaviour of people using Safari browsers notwithstanding browser settings (i.e. user instructions) that did not permit it. Think this just matters State side? Think again. The cookies stuff which came into force last year (but which people only paid attention … Continue reading Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!
Late last night - in fact while I was merrily consuming some nice wine in the garden bar at The Sanderson, Facebook's first set of public results were published. It's really not a bad effort despite what many in the press are focussing on. The high level picture is that revenue is up, hitting 1.18 … Continue reading Facebook first public results – don’t be a Grinch
Sorry for the delay in writing this - had an evening event yesterday, so a bit short on time. Anyway, the themes from day 2 are these: - Channel 4 has got the bit between its teeth and is really going for the digital/social/content overlap space and will have a new 'channel' called 47 (four … Continue reading FT Digital Media conference day 2 – we are all in chains
Jimmy Wales, what a legend in his own lunchtime. To sum up today, in true cryptic style: - there are four screens now and we need to treat them all the same (but slightly differently) - data rocks, it's not the new financial services, it's the new rock and roll - privacy matters, but there … Continue reading FT Digital Media Conference – four screens and a Joan Collins
Very excited about this two day conference, particularly looking forward to hearing Jimmy Wales doing the keynote this mornning. Snippets of reflection from the day to follow tonight. If you want to see what's happening, go here.
I have always thought it's mighty important to be passionate about my work and have a passion that's outside of my work. So, here's a video from the great guys at Patagonia that makes me really smile ... Patagonia is a great company and it's a business founded on doing the right thing. If you've … Continue reading Let’s go a bit off message and enjoy the powder instead
Like that fabulous Nike advert used to say ... football, football, football (cue a fried egg). And I bit of IP. The ECJ has today has confirmed that there is no copyright in Football Dataco's fixture lists because there has been no "intellectual creation" in the process of creating the fixture list. It did not … Continue reading And I’m taking my football home – landmark IP case today
Anonymous and WikiLeaks today have made a bit of a splash in the press around Stratfor. There are some allegations in there that global brands have engaged Stratfor to undertake investigations of pressure/protest groups in the run up to major sporting events. Essential to work through the brand damage of activism, should it occur. Ultimately … Continue reading Hackers, brands and sponsorship
We had a big fuss about PIPA and SOPA. It has gone quiet, but it's still bubbling under, whether through that legislation or another. Clay Shirky has, as ever, some views. Happy watching! Just as an aside, what a great week of meetings I had last week - topics included getting greyhound racing recognised as … Continue reading Sunday night Monday morning TED talk – a little bit of Mr Shirky