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!
I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch! Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)
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
Tomorrow the EU will announce the most far reaching reforms to data protection law ever (well, you know, other than when data protection was actually born, but that doesn't count). Viviane Reding, a 'let's get stuck in' EU Commissioner, will announce plans to reform data protection laws across Europe and finally remove the many and varied versions … Continue reading MASSIVE day for digital privacy
Thanks to Benjamin Cohen at Channel 4 - if you get past the pictures of cool cars and famous pop stars ... you'll find a little bit of lawyer stuff. About 3 mins into the report. Hurarh! http://tinyurl.com/8x2kkw2
It's easy to take the Internet for granted, but for some time now it has been under pressure. The pressures are long and varied: what is free? Should free mean free? Does free here mean free there? Who determines free? Is free open, is open free? And so on. It boils down to this: is … Continue reading Dark, dark, dark day for the Internet
Much stuff on the newswires this morning about this - essentially that Google keeps the fees on ads which are illegal and pulled. Clearly a big issue for us here in the UK in the run up to the Olympics, because selling tickets after purchase is illegal. See for example this story on ZDNet. Yes, … Continue reading Google keeps fees on illegal ads – so what?
There seems to be a convergence of stuff on digital telly at the moment. (For the quantum physics aspects of convergence of stuff, do ask that lovely chap Professor Cox.) Netflix has launched, Lovefilm is reborn under Amazon ownership, I've got iPlayer on my telly and analogue sets are all for the skip very soon. That's quite apart … Continue reading Are we finally turning the digital telly page?
KPMG (you know, that very large collective of number crunchers ...) have released a report on how technology is transforming the way consumers interface with shopping. Shopping online is not new (hey, even the E-Commerce Directive is over 10 years old now) but the way it works and who's doing it is constantly evolving. Some snippets … Continue reading UK consumers happy to shop using technology