Web technology professional Will Grant has begun a series of posts on his personal blog called “Idea dump” – a collection of concepts for products or services – open-sourced and shared with the world. From Will’s blog:
From time to time I come up with ideas which, for whatever reason, I can’t work on right now.
Rather than jealously guarding these ideas, I’m going to post them here in regular bursts, in case someone out there wants to run with them.
Most importantly, sharing your ideas triggers something unexpected: it forces you to come up with new ones.
Bitcala director Will Grant also leads the “Innovation Culture” training for Econsultancy, a full day course on building innovation into your organisation. Full details: Econsultancy – Innovation Culture Training – London, December 6th 2011.
EConsultancy North’s Social Shorts
21st September 2011 (9:30am – 5:00pm) | Peter House, Manchester | £75.00 Booking information.
The Internet of Things – Will Grant, Director, Bitcala - 3.00pm
The term Internet of Things (IoT) has been coined to mean an internet where devices (not just people) can communicate. Imagine being able to search your computer, not just for information, but for your objects.
All the technology needed to make this a reality exists, right now. Smart phones, GPS and Wireless. Large-scale databases and cloud computing. It’s just a matter of time and, of course, a business model.
IoT concepts are going to start appearing in mainstream devices and services sooner than you think – and this talk aims to set the scene, show some great examples that are already in use - as well as look forward to future applications for organisations and individuals.
YouTube is, of course, the number one video destination – they’re serving over 3 billion videos a day.
The latest comScore ‘Video Metrix’ numbers show that Amazon has broken into the top ten for the first time.
Product reviews, demos and eCommerce videos are a big deal, and its interesting to see how Amazon have deeply integrated the service into their product pages without relying on a third-party video solution.
More detail over at Silicon Filter here.