Highlights from Le Web 2011

The Le Web conference in Paris attracted some of the biggest names in technology to the heart of Europe. Organised by Loic Le Meur, Le Web is one of the highest profiles conferences in the world, and incredible feat as it is held outside of the United States. Loic has created a platform to encourage […]

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Avoiding the “Brand partnership” trap

Foursquare pioneered the Brand partnership business model which combined geolocation, rewards and real time intelligence of your loyalist customers. Now every new start-up that has an element of geolocation seems to be jumping on the brand partnering business model bandwagon. Here is why 99% of them will fail, and why they should stop being lazy […]

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The fragmentation of television, why TV will move online

Television is an industry that is ripe for disruption. Online TV networks are springing up, streaming is finally a reality and Apple is surely on the verge of ┬ádoing something major. What is the future for television and why are things changing? The fragmentation of the internet One of the most powerful side effects of […]

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If you know where you’re going, you’re not pushing hard enough

There’s a common expression in the world of poker that goes a little like this; “If you aren’t getting caught bluffing, you’re not bluffing enough”. I think this can applied to many almost any situation, but in particularly business. Business is about making decisions about the future of your company. Every day you must make […]

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The rise and fall of Internet super giants

Myspace have recently announced that they have been acquired by Specific Media from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for a reported $35 million. This coming just 6 years after Mr Murdoch purchased Myspace for $580 million. How can the hottest property on the Net go from $580 million to a $35 million valuation? In this post […]

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Why Apple NEED Square and Jack Dorsey

Could the convergence of Apple and Square be beneficial for both companies? From Steve Jobs’ successor to finally cracking the multi-billion dollar NFC industry, here are the reasons that I think Apple would be well advised to acquire Square as soon as possible. A little bit about Square First, here’s a quick overview of Square’s […]

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