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Smartphone Userbase in Germany, 2011

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The 2011 Nielsen Smartphone Insights Report is out.

From the manufacturers, Nokia has 25% of marketshare, ahead of Apple’s 23%. Samsung and HTC have 15% and 14% respectively.

On the OS side of things, Android runs on 30% of all smartphones, with Symbian following closely at 29% and iOS in third place at 23%. Microsoft Windows Mobile has 5% of the OS marketshare.

Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

An hour long BBC documentary on Zuckerberg.

In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to ‘make the world more open and connected’ has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.

Emily Maitlis reports on life inside Facebook. Featuring a rare interview with Zuckerberg himself, the film tells the story of Facebook’s creation, looks at the accuracy of The Social Network movie, and examines Facebook’s plans to use the personal information it has collected to power a new kind of online advertising.

Drive – what motivates us


RSA Animate on misconceptions about incentive and reward.

House Industries @ Gestalten

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Ken Barber from the fantastic House Industries digital font foundry gives a video interview about being a type designer to Gestalten.

Social Media Statporn

The World Of Social Media, 2011, from Videoinfographs.

Mitarbeiter pro Qm

Canon EOS C300 = Awesome

Jonathan Yi got to test a pre-production version of the Canon EOS C300, and made this film as his test report. For some reason Canon didn’t like the result, and doesn’t endorse the film in any way.

In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I’ve seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera’s strengths.

In my opinion you couldn’t get a better review, but Canon prefers to play it safe and stick to the old time-honoured press release:

The Canon EOS C300/C300 PL’s newly developed Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor incorporates approximately 8.29 million effective pixels and has a pixel size that is larger than that for conventional professional camcorders, enabling greater light-gathering capabilities for enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise. The sensor reads Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video signals for each of the three RGB primary colors, decreasing the incidence of moiré while realizing high resolution with 1,000 horizontal TV lines.

Now if that doesn’t get you excited…

Here’s the final article for Canon, without the video

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Lego Mindstorms x Android = CubeStormer

Facebook allows up to 60,000 characters in status


Facebook, which in November extended the number of characters allowed in a status from 500 to 5000, now allows up to 60,000 characters, in what would seem to be a response to Google+’s supposedly limitless post length.


Google Chrome overtakes Firefox

chrome marketshare vs. firefox

Google’s Chrome browser has overtaken Firefox in terms of marketshare, according to statcounter, taking users away from both Firefox and IE. Apple’s Safari and Opera are both flatlining at 5.92% and 1.82% respectively.


Run Windows on your iPhone

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Try out Windows on your iPhone!

Microsoft have created a smooth interactive HTML5 demo of the Windows Phone interface. You can try it out in any modern browser here, but as it is touch and swipe enabled, it works best on an iPhone or Android device.

On the iPhone, just load the URL in Safari, and save the page to the home screen to view to site without the Safari browser chrome (address bar, buttons, etc.).

YouTube Analytics offers deeper insights


YouTube replaces Insights with YouTube Analytics, being rolled out today. Here’s the documentation.

Some of the latest features in Analytics:

A Quick Overview: A new overview provides all of the information that you care about quickly, while also enabling you to easily access more detailed information.

More Detailed Reports: Analytics now includes more detailed statistics so that you can have a more precise understanding of your content and audiences.
Audience Builders: Discover which videos are driving the most views and subscriptions.

Audience Retention: See how far viewers are watching through your video in the new audience retention report.

The Creator Playbook has also been updated to show you how to use your new Analytics to build and engage with bigger audiences, earn more money, and make better videos.

Little Printer

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Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

Connected to the Web, Little Printer has wide range of sources available to check on your behalf. We call them “publications”. Subscribe to your favourites and choose when you’d like them delivered. Right on time Little Printer gathers everything it needs to prepare a neat little personalised package, printed as soon as you press the button. You can get deliveries multiple times a day, but we find once or twice works best–like your very own morning or evening newspaper.

Breitling: Jetman vs. Jetteam

Yves “Jetman” Rossy has shifted up yet another gear with a formation flight alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team. The world’s first jet-powered man jumped off a helicopter with his rigid wing equipped with four jet engines. Adjusting his trajectory and altitude by his body movements alone, he then performed aerobatic figures above the Swiss Alps in the company of two L-39C Albatros planes from the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian aerobatics team performing on jets.

Javascript Libraries vs Flash

jquery vs. flash

W3techs monthly statistics for javascript libraries show the unstoppable rise of jQuery as it becomes de facto base for modern websites. The user bases of all other established js libraries (mootools, prototype, etc.) are stagnating.

The usage statistics for flash continue to fall: down to just under 26% of all websites.

The Future of Online Advertising

Wir haben’s schon immer gewusst.

Social Media Reichweite in Deutschland


Laut Bitkom sind mittlerweile von alle Internetnutzer in Deutschland 51% bei Facebook und 6% bei Google+ (immerhin).

Im Vergleich zur Umfrage im März konnten nur Facebook und der Neuling Google+ Mitglieder in größerer Zahl hinzugewinnen. Bei den anderen Communitys stagnieren die Reichweiten oder gehen zurück.

Roger McNamee – Disruption and Engagement

Roger McNamee’s (investor, musician) interesting TED talk.

Italy – Love it or leave it

Für kurze Zeit auf arte+7 verfügbar: Italy, Love It or Leave It.