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Nokia’s PureView camera fake ad: an effort to loose trust in your product

The Verge caught Nokia cheating on its PureView camera ad. The video, which supposedly demonstrated the camera’s great stabilization technology, was shot with professional equipment instead of a PureView camera. From the apology by Nokia: In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS. Read more...

Wordpress Freemium Business Model

Forbes about Auttomatic’s business model. Auttomatic is the company behind Wordpress. Market share: around 17% of the websites on the Internet. Revenue sources: Add-ons on Wordpress.com (60%), VIP accounts (20%) and Advertising (20%). Distributed workforce of 120 employees spread around 26 countries. Read more...

Copyright infringement in events broadcasts

Last Sunday, UStream’s automatic copyright infringement monitor shut down the live broadcast of the Hugo Awards at Worldcon. As Neil Gailman’s award for his script of Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s wife” was being announced, the screens on stage showed clips of the nominated episodes. The monitor system detected the copyrighted material and decided —automatically— to shut down the stream. Some days later, UStream’s CEO Brad Hunstable made a public apology. Read more...
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Jason Fried on Looking for inspiration

“My cleaning lady, for example, she’s great. (…) She’s on her own, she cleans people’s homes, she’s incredibly nice. She brings flowers every time she cleans, and she’s just respectful and nice and awesome. Why can’t more people be like that? She’s been doing it some twenty-odd years, and that’s just an incredible success story. To me that’s far more interesting than a tech company that’s hiring a bunch of people, just got their fourth round of financing for 12 million dollars, and they’re still losing money. Read more...
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