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Conversation Agent visits Apple Store

I blogged today about Apple stores and why women think it's a great place to go fro electronics, computers, iPhone, iPod, Apple Computers, etc.

Valeria Maltoni is the Conversation Agent. She tells about her visit to the Apple Store...

Conversation Agent: "Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at the Apple store in King of Prussia, PA. It was my second two plus hour long visit at that store. In case you have not been to an Apple store I recommend it as field research -- you will be impressed.

On a first glance the place is crawling with people of all ages and nationalities -- yes, French, Germans, Italians and even Japanese were there -- some coming in for the first time, some spending time there every weekend. It looks like chaos, yet there is a method to the madness.

The staff can be recognized by the black Apple t-shirts and name badges. Other that that, they look as animated and excited about being there as the customers do. Rather than being idle, they deep dive in conversatio…

Our Channel Strategy

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Our Channel Strategy We're working with a big channel diversification strategy. Our blogs will be tuned to deliver specific themes, content and messages.
An important market factor is "buyer behavior"; how do buyer's want to purchase our and our clients products and/ or services? Do they prefer to buy from retailers, locally, via mail order or perhaps over the Internet? Our idea is to support a continuous service supply over Internet. This means that we can extend our production network. Another important factor is buyer needs for product information, installation and servicing. Internet, blogs, social media and microblogs make it possible to have a continuous dialog with our potential customers, partners and clients.Which channels are best served to provide the customer with the information they need before buying? Knowledge Management is produced and delivered …

Virtual Finland

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I work with my channel strategy and go through old material. I wrote this in another blog. Wanted to take it here as a part of KK-Net's channel identity.
Finland goes techie kirjoittaja visualradio @ Tiistai, Touko. 23, 2006 - 08:53:03 Techie is a term, derivative of the word technology, for a person that displays a great, quite possibly even obsessive, interest in technology, as well as high-tech devices, particularly computers. Notably, techies express a disregard for any technology that could possibly be considered obsolete, even if the technology or process in question might only be considered obsolete within the techie community. Consequently, techies are also often early adopters. With the increased spending power of techies, a few media outlets exist that cater solely to them, most notably Wired, Slashdot, and, while it existed, TechTV. Techies are usually considered to be geeks or nerds, however the reverse is not necessarily true and more people who would n…

Fake Steve Jobs visits Microsoft | Larry Larsen | Channel 10

He started out to figure out what blogs could be used for.

Fake Steve Jobs visits Microsoft | Larry Larsen | Channel 10: "Forbes Senior Editor Dan Lyons, also known as The Fake Steve Jobs, stopped by the Microsoft campus to talk about technology, the absurdity of technology personalities as portrayed by the media, and answer questions about his new book, oPtion$: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a Parody. Or, according to Fake Steve, he gave us Microtards at the Borg a message of hope. Either way, it was hilarious. We talked to Dan afterward to find out more about the man behind the blog, the hunt, his book, his favorite gadgets, and what the future might hold (hint: sock puppets)."

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News Story | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech

News Story | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech: "$1 billion Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future is announced By Michael Kiser BLACKSBURG, Va., October 20, 2007 -- Virginia Tech President Charles Steger today announced a $1 billion fundraising goal for The Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future.

The announcement marks a new era in private fundraising for the state’s most comprehensive research university. Virginia Tech’s previous campaign, concluded in October 1998, raised $337 million. Steger’s announcement regarding The Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future came during a black-tie ceremony to launch the public phase of the campaign.

More than 700 people attended the event in a 26,000 square foot tent outside the Holtzman Alumni Center on Virginia Tech’s main campus. While the public phase of the campaign has just begun, groundwork for the enterprise was laid starting in July 2003. During the campaign’s so called “quiet phase,” more than $550 million …

News Story | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech

News Story | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech: "$1 billion Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future is announced By Michael Kiser BLACKSBURG, Va., October 20, 2007 -- Virginia Tech President Charles Steger today announced a $1 billion fundraising goal for The Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future. The announcement marks a new era in private fundraising for the state’s most comprehensive research university. Virginia Tech’s previous campaign, concluded in October 1998, raised $337 million. Steger’s announcement regarding The Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future came during a black-tie ceremony to launch the public phase of the campaign. More than 700 people attended the event in a 26,000 square foot tent outside the Holtzman Alumni Center on Virginia Tech’s main campus. While the public phase of the campaign has just begun, groundwork for the enterprise was laid starting in July 2003. During the campaign’s so called “quiet phase,” more than $550 millio…

The SymbianVerse » Nokia back to USA

The SymbianVerse » Nokia loving the USA again?: "Could it be that Nokia has decided that the US market isn’t a lost cause after all? With the recent launch of the N95-2 (N95 8GB), Nokia has launched it with the US at the same time as the rest of the world.

In the past, most phones were launched in the US months later, if at all. Nokia has long been a world favorite and yet has lost market share in the US.

The major carriers only carry a handful of Nokia phones, few of them Smartphones. Personally I am happy to see that Nokia is no longer neglecting the US market and look forward to more launches. Next step, getting the major carriers onboard…"

The Mobile Journalism Toolkit contents - Reuters Mobile Journalism

The Mobile Journalism Toolkit contents - Reuters Mobile Journalism: "So what is in the Mobile Journalism Toolkit? First of all the phone. This is a Nokia N95 which now comes in three different versions.

The original European version that we used for most of the trial (image on left). Then there is a the US edition which adds more memory and support for US carrier frequencies. Finally there is the news 8GB version which can store much more music and videos, and for our journalists more raw materials.

The next part of the toolkit are the peripherals. A key component was the bluetooth keyboard that we used. This made it much easier to enter text-based stories in the field. For this we used the Nokia SU-8W (see image on left).

This folds up and has a bracket to hold the phone.nokiakeyboard.jpg We also supplied a basic tripod to help in video interviews and a Sony microphone for directional audio recording and reducing background noise in interviews - this required a special adaptor pl…

As Apple Gains PC Market Share, Jobs Talks of a Decade of Upgrades - New York Times

Apple Computer has been along for three decades. I started to work with Apple Computer Finland 1981.

Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Digital Equipment, Nokia, etc. have been important companies in my life.

The personal computer, PC was a big thing in the 80's. The new and emerging thing is mobile connectivity. Nokia is a central global player in this game.

As Apple Gains PC Market Share, Jobs Talks of a Decade of Upgrades - New York Times: "SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 — It may have dropped the word “computer” from its name, but Apple is certainly selling plenty of Macs.

Skip to next paragraph Multimedia Related Times Topics: Steven P. Jobs Driven in part by what analysts call a halo effect from the iPod and the iPhone, the market share of the company’s personal computers is surging.

Two research firms that track the computer market said last week that Apple would move into third place in the United States behind Hewlett-Packard and Dell on Monday, when it reports product sh…

Web 2.0: IT Revolution Or Pandora's Box? - Software - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

Web 2.0: IT Revolution Or Pandora's Box? - Software - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness: "At the cutting edge of Web applications, where venture capitalists are chomping at the bit to fling money around in hopes that some of it will land on the next Google, hosted software services make real the thin-client dream.

By entrusting their data to sites like Gmail, Flickr, Google Docs or even Microsoft's nascent Live services, users ensure that they can access it anytime, anywhere they have a Web browser and a Net connection. Is this the next culture-changing IT revolution, or a Pandora's box unleashing devastating changes we'll only understand after it's too late?

The question threaded its way throughout this week's Web 2.0 Summit, which drew a glittering collection of tech luminaries to San Francisco to discuss the Web's evolution and pitch their latest products and services. At the show's heart was an intense focus on platforms like Facebook and …

How to Write a Powerful Article that Gets People to Read It on Squidoo

How to Write a Powerful Article that Gets People to Read It on Squidoo: "The Power of Writing Articles What you can do to create powerful articles Content is the basic building block of the Internet. Without it, there would be no need to browse the web.

The value of a site is based upon its content and the better the content, the better the perceived value of a website. The more valuable a website is viewed by its visitors, the more people online will consider it a resource, and refer to it and link to it.

So the key in creating a resource website is to produce content that people will think is valueable. One way to do that, is to write articles that are informative, interesting, solve a problem, or answer a question, and are well written.

We will go over the basic and necessary elements that are required to write an article that will get people to respond and seek you out for additional information.

Once you have a powerful article, you can then move into the phase of promoting y…

Love the idea of Zero-Energy House

Comment: I love the idea of this house, but it seems very targeted toward a West coast climate. In colder areas with less sunshine would this module be a valid solution? Wouldn't the "chimney" design work against retaining heat?

At the recent West Coast Green conference in San Francisco, we were lucky enough to not only get a sneak peek of the new Michelle Kaufmann mkLotus prefab house, but also to speak with the designer herself to get the low-down on the sleekly-designed zero energy home. Check out the video to learn all the details about the energy, water, and materials packed into this compact sustainable home.

Europe's Information Society

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Daily Issue - 18 October 2007 Latest News EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTWorkshop on Ethical Aspects of Inclusion in the Information Society 29 October 2007 Brussels, BelgiumThe European Commission is organising a one - day workshop on the main ethical issues in the field of e-Inclusion. Key issues such as informed consent, right to privacy and protection of personal data, respect for dignity and integrity of the person, non-invasion of the private sphere, equity, intrusiveness (of information technologies), risk and responsibilities for critical technologies will be discussed. The key question for the workshop: what will be the ethical issues in a five years perspective, for citizens, the industry, and society at large.Contact: Event OrganiserNEWS ARTICLECall for contributions: e-Inclusion Initiative in 2008(18 October 2007)The Commission is launching an advance call for contributions from individuals and organisations that believe they have a valuable contribution to share as part of the…

Murdoch Makes it Official: MySpace is Going Open

Helge: Going open.

Murdoch Makes it Official: MySpace is Going Open: "As expected, Rupert Murdoch and Chris DeWolfe announced the upcoming MySpace platform at the Web 2.0 Conference tonight, with the new platform being a competitor to the Facebook platform.

Helge: Facebook getting competition.

From the looks of it, MySpace will be firstly offering up a directory of third-party widgets that have already been created for use of MySpace, helping users find content for their profiles more easily. This is a move that Apple has done a couple of days ago as well, acknowledging the benefits of supporting the developers that support their platforms.

Helge: Apple and MySpace opening up.

The open platform is schedule for release in the next couple of months, which will provide a set of APIs for developers to create apps that incorporate MySpace data, such as friends lists. It’s also been noted that platform applications will go through a beta test phase prior to becoming available to all use…

Ian Green Gathering

Green Gathering: "Ian Green is a former journalist with more than 15 years regional and national newspaper experience. His career began on the Liverpool Daily Post since when he worked at wide range of national and regional publications. Ian was also launch editor of Insider magazine and a founding director of Venturedome.com. His career has taken him around the world, including visits to Argentina, Brazil, the Middle East, the US and most major European countries. Today he is a partner in communications company- GREEN Communications - and has special interest in social media."

Helge: Ian Gree is a new Twitter friend. I use to take a quick look at what my Twitter friends tel about themselves in their blogs. Ian writes about Twitter, Jaiku and Social Media.
Twittering on twitter I seem to spend a lot of time on Twitter nowadays – hence, the dearth of recent posts on this blog. I like Twitter as the word count for each tweet means that anyone posting on it has to keep things succ…

European Information Society

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Daily Issue - 17 October 2007 Latest NewsPRESS RELEASEEU Telecom rules: Commission concerned on lack of availability of 112 in Bulgaria(17 October 2007)In a new round of proceedings for infringements of EU telecom rules, the European Commission has welcomed the completion of legislation to implement EU rules in Bulgaria and Romania by closing six non-communication cases. However, the Commission has decided to launch an infringement proceeding against Bulgaria for lack of availability of the European emergency number 112. The Commission has also decided to close four proceedings and to withdraw one application to the Court of Justice following progress that has been achieved in the different Member States.

Theories about Google’s acquisition of Jaiku | FactoryCity

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digitalvillages Twitters, Why didn't Google buy Apple, but a tiny Finnish microblog Jaiku? Is there substance behind the idea that Jaiku enables gPhone?

Helge: I ask this question. If it's a valid one, there are great opportunities for some Finnish software companies. But the question is, should they go from one camp to the other? It's not easy to say. Nokia is the global leader.

Google is certainly a big Web 2.0 player and Apple has mad a great iPhone launch. But the game for Mobiel 2.0 has only started. Nokia Ovi might be the right thing for the Asian market. What is Google doing with Orkut?


Theories about Google’s acquisition of Jaiku | FactoryCity:
Theories about Google’s acquisition of Jaiku I think it’s pretty interesting news that Google ended up buying Jaiku. Can’t say I saw it coming, and it’s unexpected enough to make things interesting for a bunch of us for whom such actions cause reverberations in our work and also give rise to fair speculation about why they did it

Socialtext Enterprise Wiki

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Socialtext Enterprise Wiki:
The Latest From Our Team Web 2.0 lessons from the BBCOctober 16, 2007 - 4:35pm Forrester Research recently posted an interesting blog that discussed how the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) adopted various Web 2.0 tools and some of the tricks they used plus the realities of large-scale successful deployments. Today, the BBC has thousands of wiki users and hundreds of people blogging. According to the BBC, they are now seeing incredible value from these tools; however, it was by no means an overnight success. Here's some of the key lessons the BBC learned from their Web 2.0 experiment: Web 2.0 tools inside the enterprise can be a catalyst for more collaborative business workplaces - For the BBC, its enterprise-wide collaboration today spans several continents and over 47 language services. "People need to work together who come from wildly different backgrounds (cultures, languages, etc.)." They found simple tools like forums worked better than m…

How Twitter Will Change the Way Business Communicates

How Twitter Will Change the Way Business Communicates: "Hard to believe that only 10 or 15 years ago we interacted with coworkers and colleagues with memos and phone calls.

Email and instant messaging changed all that. Now there's a new communications revolution coming. These services mix contacts, instant messaging, blogging, and texting, and they're poised to make email feel as antiquated as the mimeograph.

The best known of the new services is Twitter. Since its debut last spring, it has been one of the fastest-growing apps in the history of the Internet. The best way to describe it is as a microblog service in which you tell people what you're doing or thinking at any given moment.

The hook is that you're limited to 140 characters. 'It's strangely addictive,' says NBC videographer Jim Long. 'Evidently, people are interested in what I'm doing, and I genuinely care about what they're doing.'

Twitter's basic idea has proven so popular …

LinkedIn Plans to Open Up in a Closed Sort of Way - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

LinkedIn Plans to Open Up in a Closed Sort of Way - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "October 12, 2007, 1:46 am LinkedIn Plans to Open Up in a Closed Sort of Way By Saul Hansell Tags: Dan Nye, Facebook, LinkedIn, Social networks and communities Ask your questions of Dan Nye here.
When I asked when it would be ready to file for a stock sale, Mr. Nye gave the usual corporate boilerplate. “We are in no hurry to go public,” he said. “We are trying to build a company the right way for the long haul.” LinkedIn makes money
Mr. Nye said the company had just become profitable at the end of last year, when its revenue was just over $10 million. By next year, he said LinkedIn hopes for revenue of $75 million to $100 million. The company’s revenue is split roughly evenly between advertising, online purchases of premium memberships and job listings, and bulk sales to corporations. Of these, advertising is most likely to grow fastest, he said. “Look at the quality of our membership.…

Dan’s Blog (2.0)

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Helge: Dan Twittered about Mobile 2.0. Wanted to blog his blog to have the information available.


Dan’s Blog (2.0): "October 4, 2007 So the iPhone The iPhoneA week ago when I was in San Francisco, I picked up an iPhone, with the intention of unlocking it when I got back to the UK.

When the software update came out (and the iBricking started), however, I decided to activate it in on the AT&T network (allowing me to use the device) and then deactivate my AT&T account by phone within the 30 day grace period.

So now I have essentially a Web pad / music player device. Why not go for an iPod Touch? Well, I still hope to unlock it and get it working with a Vodafone SIM but until then I can also use the Apps that the Touch doesn’t have like Mail and Google Maps.

But mostly I’m interested in how the browser performs. What are my initial impressions after a week with the iPhone? In general, I am very impressed. Breakthrough device. Blah blah blah. I’ll refrain from gushing."

Who…

Why Jaiku, Not Twitter?

Helge: I agree with the mobile aspect. Commented on Jaiku, "Twitter has more users but Jaiku delivers more features. This can be used for event and conference microblogging. Twitter too, but it's not so fluent. Discussion on Jaiku is easier. This is my guess work http://kk-net.blogspot.com/2007/10/helge..."

The aspect of integrating Google services and building an own alternative to Facebook is a very compelling vision.

Why Jaiku, Not Twitter?: "Why Jaiku, Not Twitter? A lot of the discussion of Jaiku's acquisition by Google seems to see Jaiku as a competitor to twitter. For example, Mashable.com says: This is somewhat surprising news considering the perceived dominance of Twitter in the so-called “lifestreaming” space.

Additionally, Twitter is co-founded by Evan Williams, who was the creator of Blogger, which was previously acquired by Google. In a world where price is no object for Google, it’s interesting that they would opt for Jaiku and not Twitter.

The…

Opportunities are evrywhere

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Twitter Corporate Blogging / emailing

Corporate blogging is an emerging thing in our country. New start-up high-tech companies are seasoned blog users. But the traditional companies are lacking behind. We've an additional problem in Finland with the language.

Writing in English is an extra effort. It takes time to master the language and the content. Someone should be responsible and have the freedom to do it.

I take this Twitter- email as an example. They might be reacting to the Jaiku-Google deal and are writing about their future plans. It's also a nicely written email and good example for anyone planning to start a corporate blog.
OpenInformativeWell-writtenGood structureA lot of information


Hello, Twitter-ers!

We have new people working here at Twitter HQ. Alissa Huskey is our newest engineer--she's just finished implementing some upgrades to Twitter's web interface. Jay Edwards is getting settled in his role as operations engineer--he'll be working with Jeremy to make sure Twitter runs as smooth as …

The Macrocompany (Google) Buys Into Microblogging (Jaiku) - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

Helge: I've been writing several posts about this deal several times. Microblogging is becoming a mainstream trend. It started as a test-platform for socially oriented nerds. Now it's spreading towards the average surfer. Jaiku is bringing a new dimension to interaction. The social is becoming even more important than the content. Blogged about that in digitalvillages. Jeff Pulver did give me the inspiration.

The Macrocompany (Google) Buys Into Microblogging (Jaiku) - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "The Macrocompany (Google) Buys Into Microblogging (Jaiku) By Saul Hansell Tags: Google, jaiku, microblogging, social networking, twitter Here’s the news: Google bought Jaiku. That was actually a test.

If you actually know what Jaiku is, you have probably already heard about the acquisition on Twitter or on Jaiku itself. In other words, you are on the vanguard of trying to evolve a new sensory organ devoted to instantly perceiving what your friends are doing at any …

Helge in Huliq about Google and Jaiku

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Google, IBM Announce University Initiative to Address Internet-Scale Computing Challenges Google, Jaiku, GPhone, and Orkut make an interesting mashup that can lead to a re-evaluation of rumors that Google is competing with Microsoft to buy Facebook. Microsoft is now even more interested in Facebook; Google improving its own services.
The Finnish mobile giant didn't see the opportunities in Jaiku. They payed €5,7bn for US based Naviteq. Navigation is expanding the horizons of mobile services. Jaiku is a perfect match for Google's next new thing -- the rumored gPhone! The search engine giant Google acquired the Finnish Jaiku microblogging community yesterday. This p…

Google Jaiku GPhone and Orkut

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GoogleJaikuGPhoneOrkut The search engine giant Google acquired the Finnish Jaiku microblogging community yesterday. This purchase opens up a new perspective. Jaiku combined with the Google’s Orkut social media site, that is popular in South-America and India, can probably save $10bn for Google. Google can build an immensely interesting social media mashup with these tools. Jaiku extends Google services to mobile phones. Facebook is still a very Web 2.0 focused Social Media. The rumours of GooglePhone (gPhone) to hit the market early this year is also a thing that matches well in the mix. Jaiku's main goal is to bring people closer together by enabling them to share their presence. "For us, presence is about everyday things as they happen - what you're up to, how you're feeling, where you're going." Jaiku says. “We offer a way to connect with the people you care about by sharing presence updates with them on the Web and mobile.” Is written in the “About Jaiku” …

Google Phoen around the Corner and Jaiku a part of it

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Good morning! Blogging from Sotkamo. The Google phone is around the corner and Jaiku is a part of it. I wonder, why didn't Nokia see the potential? Or how long has Jaikuu and Google been talking.

It was evident that this was about to happen. The guts feeling was in the crowd. The last weeks Mindtrek as a a great example. People used to extend the meaning of a seminar.

Wonderful Jaiku users, Exciting news, Jaiku is joining Google! While its too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you'll find interesting and useful. Our engineers are excited to be working together and enthusiastic developers lead to great innovation. We look forward to accomplishing great things together. In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now. But fear not! All our Jaiku services will stay running the way you are used to and you will continu…

Richard’s blog about Twitter Storm and Jaiku

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This is a good blog about Twitter and Jaiku! Need to comment it more, but now in the middle of the storm. Nice to be a twitter friend with you Richard.

digitalvillages The Google Jaiku deal is hot news in the Finnish nerd world today. Here is my blog post about it http://kk-net.blogspot.com/

Richard’s blog: "The twitterstorm is a description of an event where hundreds of 140 character messages are sent at the same time. The most recent example of this occurrence is the one that took place when news of jaiku being swallowed by google broke. Both twitter and Jaiku are similar.

They both give you a 140 characters to express yourself and they can both be taken with you. When Jaiku was sold to Google the Twitter community has been wondering what’s next for them. That is true, at least for those who are not heavy users of twitter. For the more passive user Jaiku is more appealing because it’s got more bells and whistles.

Twitter relies on your ability to express what is on your mind …

Jaikido Blog | We’re joining Google

Big deal for Finnis Jaiku today! The user generated success is coming to this country. Ice bears should be happy

Jaikido Blog | We’re joining Google: "Jaikido Blog « O’Reilly Radar on Jaiku and iPhone We’re joining Google October 9th, 2007 gj2.pngExciting news: Google has bought Jaiku today. What does that mean?

First and foremost, we’re of course continuing to support our existing users. So fear not: your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally. That said, new user sign-ups have been limited for the time being.

The idea here is to enable our team to get right to work with Google’s engineers on delivering a new, better service to you as quickly as we can instead of spending our efforts on optimizing the current back-end.

Existing users will still be able to invite their friends, and those who are not yet on Jaiku can send us a request for an invitation to join.

We’ve put together a short FAQ about the acquisition, and we’ll continue to provide su…

Innovate or die Finland

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We've been lucky in this country for several years. Finland ranks as the most competitive economy in Europe.

Finland also ranks high as an innovator.

We spend a lot of money on R&D. Nokia is the number one mobile player on a global scale.

The ecosystem of SMEs and suppliers that are supporting Nokia have learned how to innovate within the community.

We've learned the hard way to listen to our customers.

It takes some effort to be attentive when we think about our location at the edge of the flat world.

Here in the middle of the woods and surrounded by lakes is a hard working nation that has to continue to work to maintain a sustainable body temperature in the cold climate.


Gmail - The Latest from TechCrunch

Helge: How is Nokia's navigation strategy going to conflict with Google objectives. The mobile and Internet companies are fishing in the same waters.

navigationemailsearchcontentrich contentmobile TV

Gmail - The Latest from TechCrunch: "Rumors of an impending Google phone coming out early next year have been heating up since late summer. Google is thought to be in talks with several phone manufacturers, including HTC and Samsung, to create mobile phones around its platform.

Search Engine Land has a handy timeline of most of the rumors up through late August. Today, the NYT weighs in, suggesting that Google’s large mobile effort (stemming from Google’s 2005 acquisition of Android) is less about competing with Apple’s iPhone than it is about competing with Windows Mobile.

Remember, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt sit on each others’ boards of directors. Google’s focus seems to be more about creating a reference design with a new Linux-based mobile OS than entering…

The Next Thing in Biotech

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Hello everybody, we are working with the global team to move into the next best thing in biotech.

Today has been hyperactive. We've made channel arrangements to make it easier to find the themes we are working with.

Bitoech, KK-Net and Digital Villages are getting a lot of attention.

There is also a move towards Eco building, but that will take some effort and some compelling content.

CRM is still quiet, but write only in Finnish. It should be noticed that Salesforce is opening an office in Finland.

General subjects are still in the background. We've to define the content strategies with outmost care. General information doesn't drive traffic to our sites.