Yo: Possibilities

Have you tried Yo yet? The new social messaging app for iOS and Android devices has certainly attracted a great deal of buzz this past week. I first heard about Yo in an FT post on June 18 that described it thus: [...Yo is] messaging without the messages. All you can do with Yo is […]

Valuable insights in 2014 #InternetTrends report by Mary Meeker

Last week, US venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst Mary Meeker published her 2014 Internet Trends report that offers a deep-dive look into the trends, possibilities, probabilities, scope and scale of what the global connected world will look like in the coming few years. It highlights trends to pay attention to, offering keen […]

FIR Interview: Betterific Co-Founder Micha Weinblatt

Betterific has been described by many as Reddit for customer feedback. On the social site, users complete the statement, “Wouldn’t it be better if…” Otis, the elevator company, might be intrigued by the suggestion, “Wouldn’t it be better if, when you select the wrong floor in the elevator, you could unselect the floor you clicked […]

How up-to-speed are you about mobile?

If you use social web services like Instagram, Vine or Snapchat, you’re probably aware that these particular services are very much designed for use on mobile devices. By 98 percent, 99 percent and 100 percent of users, respectively, to be precise. How clear are you on other popular services? Twitter, for instance? Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr […]

Putting wearable tech in the business context

A quick search on Google for the term “wearable technology” will produce some 162,000 results, about what you might expect for two very broad key words on such a topic. The focus of course is very much a consumer one, where there is plenty to find about products like Google Glass, fitness bands, smartwatches, wearable […]