Open Web Device: the future of the mobile web is here.
HTML5 is the ubiquitous platform for the web. Web developers can use the same set of technologies they know and love to build rich web applications that will also work across mobile devices.
The Millennial era – how retailers will need to operate by 2020.
This discussion panel will highlight the factors that retailers will have to consider as the industry moves forward into an increasingly technological age. “Net generation” consumers currently between the ages of 11 and 30 have grown up steeped in technology and the internet, and will challenge how retailers drive their products and services to market, and satisfy an increasingly demanding demographic.
Dave Copeland is a programmer, and he speaks a lot of truth in his recent blog post:
Google+ isn’t about sharing cat pictures, it’s about serving ads. Twitter’s massive network of 140-character bits of information isn’t about connecting people across the globe or to view current trends in worldwide thinking, it’s about serving ads. Facebook isn’t about entertaining yourself with games or sharing interesting links, it’s about serving ads.
There’s nothing wrong with serving ads – but there’s one big take-away: do what you love and the rest will come easily.
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.