Music is subjective. It is deeply personal. And this is why the Apple-U2 debacle is so weird. Because it feels like Apple forgot how important this stuff actually is.
Skylanders is redefining the Toys-to-Life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team. With Skylanders Trap Team, players can take characters out of the game and place them into physical "Traps" that kids can take with them, effectively bringing Life to Toys.
Burberry provides yet another example of a designer label maximising the use of technology. The brand was one of the first to utilise Twitter's 'Buy Now' button for their SS15 show where online viewers could purchase nail varnish straight from the catwalk.
Having discussed harnessing social media, enabling internal knowledge creation and leveraging social capital in previous articles, it seems a logical topic to cover next is to address one the key players in this debate and how they interplay with advances in data analytics and technology: Human Resources.
Jonny Ive got it right, the design of the actual hardware is just perfect. The shape. The weight. The curves. All utterly gorgeous. The device really is an absolute pleasure to hold and to use, for better or worse, till death (or dropping accidentally to the ground) do us part.
It needs simple, useable tools to ensure front line staff use the information. It will also require some training budget
Facebook courts you into thinking you're failing or overachieving. It will never bring you lasting happiness. Waiting for the total 'likes' to succeed the likes on previous posts only curtails happiness. How do I know this? I've been that 'like' whore. I have given the likes and waited for them.
The problem is not so much that Apple is late to the "phablet" party; the company itself pointed out that it has a proven track record of entering a sector after others and yet still establishing a commanding position. The real issue is that the new devices - despite all of their improvements and shiny new features - offer little that is truly exciting or unique enough to tempt new users over to the Apple family. They're just too, well, samey.
We are entering a new era and have a great opportunity to actively shape its course. Even in an age of universal belief in technology, Europe can be confident enough to rely on the power of creativity. Because in the end, the billions of smartphones are just shells that need to be filled with creative content.
Apple Pay, the contactless and in-app purchasing system announced by Apple this week... is not that amazing something.
There's a trend in the #gratitude movement that really, really bothers me. And it's probably all over an Instagram feed near you. It's saying you're #blessed, or its more obnoxious big sister #soblessed.
If your child is a digital native immersed in their games, messages and photos, going back to school and into the classroom can feel like a retrograde step. School, in an ideal world, is the environment for our children to learn and create.
"Researchers spend a lot of time looking through databases and organizing their citations and other materials. One of the things we did was use the APIs to develop features that would allow them to import articles directly from those databases to their Mendeley libraries, saving a lot of unnecessary clicking through, and extra hassle.
Cows lying down, red skies in the morning and a feeling in your bones. Must be rain on the way. But hang on, what happens if only half the cows in a field are lying down - are they giving a 50 per cent chance of rain? Who taught the cows to predict the weather in the first place? Hmm, is there actually any truth in weather lore?
The only chance to survive in this new environment is to learn and adapt fast or else become irrelevant and die. And the key to understanding this paradigm shift lies within the fastest growing and most important online community in the world, Burning Man and its many spin-offs.
My social media relationship with my 11-year-son is a very simple one. Once a year I post a returning-to-school picture of him on Facebook and he is the one who gives me permission to use it and who signs off that picture.
In a market where you can watch television wherever you want, content is the real differentiator. People flock to different channels or platforms because they have the latest episode of the new top series - or their catalogue contains their favourite old programme.