Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson

Recently I’ve been speaking and attending presentations on innovation and risks to innovation. Most likely because as the global economy shifts into a slower growth stretch, market incumbents face the fact that branding is not a guarantee and innovation is akin to survival. Of course idea generation is not easy, especially for corporations. Some corporations I’ve worked […]

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What is ‘Groupon Now’? Local Hourly Deals Go Mobile

Getting small businesses to spend money on advertising is hard work. Since its launch in 2008, Groupon has built a multi-billion dollar business doing it. However, despite the media and business success-stories, many small businesses and customer have surfaced detailed horror stories. Victims of their own group-selling success, some small business owners are no longer interested […]

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SXSW Interactive 2011 Highlights

We and our baggage are back from SXSW Interactive 2011 (#sxswi) albeit returning home from Austin on different flights. This year, SXSWi  was estimated to be 30% bigger than last year! And more consumer focused than ever. [We at] We Are Q, Inc. still managed to have a great time, although I think this year […]

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Extra! Extra! The Daily (iPad Newspaper) Hot Off The Internets

Today, Apple and Murdoch’s News Corp finally launch The Daily, otherwise known as the iPad newspaper. Apple’s VP of Internet Service, Eddy Cue officially described the features this morning, Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011. The app was available in the iTunes store as of 12:00PM EST. It’s the first online newspaper designed for the iPad. The […]

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Mobile Money: An Inevitable Rewrite Of The Banking Industry?

Recently, I found myself in a room with Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) on the future of banking. His message: Mobile is the future for banking. Here’s and example of why? Kenya is a world leader in mobile money. As a result, Kenya is to mobile money what Silicon […]

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We’re definitely at a moment of transition. Where an old media system is dying and a new media system is being born.

This year, The Banff World Television festival and nextMedia Banff 2010 was a combined event. Digital media, new media and TV sessions and parties filled 3 world wind days! Luckily I still had time to squeeze in a visit to the Banff Hot Springs (so nice). Now that I’m back from Banff, I can reflect […]

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The Future of Human Computer Interfaces = No Keyboard

John Underkoffler is the creator of the now famous Minority Report gestural interface. The future of human computer interface is no keyboard, it’s you. In the very near future navigation happens in 3D. The system is about manipulation and navigation in the virtual space while interacting with real world objects (like your hands). Among the […]

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