Archive for December 2011
Around this time of year you get to see a lot of predictions about what is going to happen for the coming year. I like to read these and decided to do my own set of predictions about what is going to happen on the internet in 2012.
But don’t hold me liable.
I wrote about what companies can learn from the Open Source world before and why it wouldn’t work in some cases. I think there is a lot to leverage when you apply the Open Source mechanisms to your corporate environment.
However there’s a dark side to this that needs to be addressed to avoid false hopes.
Yesterday I was working on some PHPUnit test cases and couldn’t get two of them to work as I wanted them to.
The answer was actually in the documentation and taught me not only about why it wasn’t working but also a lesson about documentation.
Last week I was on holidays in New York as a christmas treat. I got myself a present as well and bought a shiny new Amazon Kindle Fire. It’s half the size of an iPad, not as shiny, Android (Amazon version of Gingerbread), has no 3G, camera or microphone.
And I love it!
Most reviews of the Amazon Kindle Fire on the net compare it to the iPad. Instead you should try to see the different approaches to achieving a vendor lock-in to see the real competition of the two.
“In economics, vendor lock-in, [..] makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs.” from Wikipedia.
This weekend I read about an ex-colleague of mine who recently became the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of a venture capital firm and the first question that sprang into my mind was: does a VC company need a CTO (Chief Technical Officer) as well?
Many of you are probably using Google AdSense and some of you might also know about Google Website Optimizer. But if you ever though about combining the two you will have learned that they are not exactly optimized to work together.
Well it can be done and doing it will eventually earn you more money!
When looking at companies who act in one way or another in social media like on Facebook or Twitter one oftens asks oneself how do they make their money from that?
Well there are many different strategies to follow and each starts with the setting of one of five goals.
Nothing to see here today. But take a look at yesterdays Facebook Developer Conference Summary. It was worth going and surely worth reading.
Tomorrow will bring a new day with yet another new blog post.