Archive for April 2012
This kind of sounds familiar.
Google Drive is here now. It is said to be the Dropbox killer. I also heard it being called a trojan horse that brings surveillance to your files outside the web.
Actually I think it’s another missing piece in the puzzle called infrastructure.
I’m almost three month in my new job as a product manager. It is my first position like that after a long career in web development. There might be other setups in other industries or companies but so far I found that the best part of product development is moderation.
I’m not the rock star but the guy organizing and promoting who’s playing next.
For the last few days I’ve been looking at some of our websites. All struggeling to get profitable. Sometimes though it’s easy to see how that could be changed or if that is not the case at least to spot why it can not be profitable.
Tomorrow I will be giving a workshop. Its goal is to find a new vision for one of our websites in order to improve it and its performance in terms of reach and monetization.
The following 3 steps are my foundation.
But now I got it back!
Publishing sites like magazines or news sites get their traffic on all kinds of content. There are articles, galleries, videos and tool integrations. However there is one thing they offer that is a guaranteed click driver.
In the company I’m working for there are many technological projects running. For some of them I got the impression that they lost focus while looking for the perfect fit. From a technical viewpoint they seem almost ideal but is that all that matters?
Even the most beautiful shoe has to fit its owner.
Just recently the newspaper The Guardian together with Mozilla developed a little tool called Collusion – a little add-on that visualizes cookies on the websites you visit and shows you in what kind of web you’re entangled.
By now it’s available for Google Chrome as well and it’s an eye opener.
On June 5th and 6th just right before the Symfony Live conference in Paris there is the Forum PHP conference in Paris as well. It includes some great speakers like Rasmus Lerdorf and a lot more.
I’m excited to be invited as well together with Stefan Koopmanschap to present our Open Source session again!