Tag: disruptive technology

NFC Finally Here?

Is NFC finally here?  Google continues its push at the Google I/O conference.  Google announced that NFC enabled devices will be 15% of all new Android devices in the coming year, and there will be new features for NFC beyond

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CDs and DVDs Not Worth Stealing

It seems that in Britain, burglars aren’t bothering to steal CDs and DVDs.  Why? The reason is the falling value of physical media products. The average price of a CD album in Britain fell from £10.77 to £7.32 between 2001

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Why Journalists Love Twitter and Hate Blogs

Here is an interesting comparison of Twitter and blogs: Blogging was a direct attack on MSM hegemony at both the micro (fisking) and macro levels (explanation space). I just don’t see Twitter as the same threat. It is a flood

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Disruptive Technology: Kickstarter

Om Malik has an excellent post on why Kickstarter works (the comments are also worth reading).  He quotes Craig Mod because this really does say it all: With Kickstarter, people are preordering your idea. Sure, they’re buying something tangible —

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Disruptive Technology: Square

Square allows small businesses and individuals to collect credit card payments.  It works by using a small hardware dongle that connects to the headphone jack of a mobile device.  The card is then swiped through the device and payments can

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