Category: Mobile

SXSW Health: An Overview of the Aetna Healthtech Ecosystem

Today at SXSW’s Social Health Startup Bootcamp a panel of leading healthtech innovators and investors gave an interesting overview of the sector, and the opportunities for startups and investment. Charles Saunders, CEO of Emerging Businesses for health insurance giant Aetna, introduced Healthagen, the “innovation engine for Aetna”.  Healthagen acquires and builds new healthtech companies, aiming to be “a ...

BBC iPlayer: future of TV via online access

The BBC has reported usage figures for its web-TV on-demand iPlayer system in 2012, and they are rather startling: 2.32 billion TV and radio programme requests, and 36.5 billion minutes of BBC content accessed in a record-breaking year.   These figures equates to 70,000 years’ worth of material, making iPlayer a major contender even compared to efforts by ...

Culture in the Cloud: do digital technologies hold the key to preserving cultural heritage while empowering traditional owners?

An article for SyncTank.   Two elder Aboriginal women sit in the dust, hand painting on a canvas that stretches between them. At a nearby makeshift table, three young Aboriginal women tap away on smartphones. They are on Facebook. These women are all Martumili artists or filmmakers, and only one or two generations separate them. ...

BBC reveals for-profit business plan for Project Barcelona

Today the BBC gives more insights into a for-profit business model for ‘iPlayer 2.0’ Project Barcelona, and reveals changes to the standard terms of trade to include DTO-rights. Back in March I wrote about the out-going BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s pledge to make “a dramatic leap forward in digital capability” with the launch of ...

Why Google and Facebook might completely disappear in the next 5 years… (Forbes)

Following on from my recent post on mobile apps in a post-web future, Forbes have just released a fascinating piece on why there will not be a Web 3.0, and why social companies like Google and Facebook might not survive… Author Eric Jackson suggests that “social companies born since 2010 view the mobile smartphone as ...

Mobile apps in the post-web future

A major theme at yesterday’s Media140 DigitalBusiness conference was the future of multi-device mobile apps. Rod Farmer from Mobile Experience and Richard Giles from Adapptor shared some thoughts on designing for a multi-device experience and the shifting mobile marketplace… Rod Farmer, Director of Research and Strategy from UX consultancy Mobile Experience, discussed product and service design ...

Silicon Valley, London, NYC: How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

Last year, TechCrunch reported on an ambitious project called “Startup Genome” created to take a comprehensive, data-driven look into what makes tech startups successful.  This week, TechCrunch reports that the team have begun to uncover valuable insights into the world’s startup ecosystems, starting with a comparison of the three most active startup hubs: Silicon Valley, ...

Advertisements