Marissa Mayer interview at Davos is a very interesting one. The CEO of Yahoo! talked about the future of technology, the paradigm shift to mobile and how Yahoo! is going to make money. During the half hour interview, Mayer appears confident, eager to answer any question. She’s passionate about technology and Yahoo!. She definitely knows what it is going on in Yahoo!. Her body language reflects that.
The only notable exception is when Marissa talks about Yahoo’s strategy. Her body language changes dramatically. It almost feels like she’s nervous. Notice her right leg. She’s constantly air kicking while talking about Yahoo! future and how the company will make money. It start’s around 03.15 and ends at around 03.55. For the rest of the interview, Marissa Mayer’s body language follows the exact same pattern: nearly still, powerful, cute.
Marissa Mayer GIF during Davos interview
Don’t get me wrong. This of course might be a coincidence. Mayer is incredibly smart. As the CEO of Yahoo! she’s probably media trained.
Google Project Glass will fail and the reason is you. That’s it. One simple reason, you!
At least in its current form, Project Glass is nothing more than an art experiment loaded with high tech and support from Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin.
Don’t get me wrong. Project Glass is an amazing idea but the execution sucks. As an art projects Project Glass can do wonders. It’s great for video capturing and futuristic view of the days ahead, big data and everyone’s digital eg0 living on the web. Sure, that’s a great idea. Continue reading »
Today Apple sent invitation for what is considered to be the new iPhone 5 event. This is huge news. All major tecnology sites wrote about it and users shared the news across the web. The iPhone 5 event is a special one for Apple for many reasons, including all the leaked pictures we’ve seen lately plus the now infamous Tim Cook “double down on secrecy” statement.
iPhone 5 is Apple’s most important event, Google+ users ignore it
For such an important piece of news, Google+ seems to be a ghost town compared to the other social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a collection of screenshots from 10 website breaking the news about the new iPhone 5 event as found on Techmeme. The list includes names such as Mashable, The Verge, The Next Web, Phone Arena, Boy Genious Report, TUAW, Mac Rumors, Cydiablog and Techcrunch.
Google+ is a ghost town, iPhone 5 event proves the obvious
You will notice that sharing the iPhone 5 event on Google+ is nowhere close to be considered competitive. At the time of writing this post Mashable has 1.100 Like on Facebook, 5.000 retweets, 261 shares on LinkedIn and 96 +1s on Google+. The same pattern continues to all 10 sites.
Sharing on Google+ is so limited it makes Google’s social layer irrelevant. Compared to Facebook and Twitter, Google+ doesn’t really exist. If user ignore important piece of news like the new iPhone 5 event, especially right after the Apple vs Samsung trial, it makes you wonder about the amount of actual users on Google+ and/or their attention span.
Remember, all 10 sites used for this little “experiment” offer technology related news. One would expect that early adapters and tech savvy users will be using Google+ way more for sharing big news. Apparently not.
Steve Jobs is known for many traits and preferences, like his decision not to allow Adobe Flash to run on iOS devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. In his famous Thoughts on Flash response to Adobe criticism about the exclusion of Flash in Apple mobile devices, Steve Jobs wrote:
Adobe gave up the development of Flash for mobile devices, making Steve Jobs look like a winner. The truth is that Firefox 15 really shows why Steve Jobs was dead right for avoiding Flash on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
Remember what Steve Jobs wrote on Thoughts on Flash almost 2 years ago: “without relying on third party browser plug-ins”.
Now look at some of the new devices coming out and the kind of hardware they use. Multi-core GPUs, HD displays, fast cellular data for 3D graphics with beautiful textures wherever there is GSM coverage and platform agnostic devices aka HTML5 ready browsers.
Processed Foods is the new cancer, seriously. The amount of ready to eat, stay in shelf for months but still looking great kind of food is insane. Bu processed foods make sense. They taste great and they are always available to eat. They can be bought in great quantities and preserved for long time. They vary from a snack to a full meal and something in between and they can also be labeled deli.
Steve Jobs was a man of ideas and vision; the kind of ideas and vision that keeps you up for many nights. In 1985 Steve Jobs visited Lund University in Sweden. He arrived with a helicopter and after making three circles he finally landed wearing his signature outfit of sneakers and jeans sans the turtleneck.
After joking with the audience, Jobs described his dream about education and how computers can change and advance learning. He had this dream of one being able to ask Aristotle a question and actually get an answer. Continue reading »
John Lennon appears on the Dick Cavett show on September 11 1971 with Yoko Ono. You instantly spot the brilliance and craziness of Lennon. This is the day when John Lennon premiered the Imagine video from Imagine the album. You can watch the full hour long show for insight to John’s character and the affection he had for Yoko. Continue reading »
You love your WordPress installation but you need that little extra something in terms of performance? These 3 WordPress Performance and WordPress Optimization plugins will make your day. You need to understand the basics of stuff like MySQL queries and be familiar with changing settings in my.cnf to make this happen. Please make sure you have a backup of your WordPress database before you run any of the following WordPress Performance and WordPress Optimization plugins.
You need to find what is causing your blog and site to be slow. Looking for delays in old plugin queries or old theme files is a great way to improve WordPress Performance. Assuming your web server is properly configured and that you already use cache plugins like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache. Continue reading »
The MySQL Deprecated Variables issue is pretty straight forward. MySQL doesn’t generally warn you if you use old variable settings rather than the new ones. Also there is no comment suggesting that perhaps these old variables in my.cnf file will be removed at some later stage. A bug report is already filled. Until MySQL 5.5.21 my.cnf uses both old, deprecated and new variables without a warning on startup.