Spotify about to launch a web radio?

Spotify is planning to launch a radio service similar to Pandora. According to reports Spotify is smooching with potential content partners already. At Spotify it’s the users themselves building lists which could be fed into a radio stream, at Pandora it’s an automated recommendation system that starts streaming stuff as soon as you gave the…

text-camera

Matt Richardson developed ‘The Descriptive Camera’, a gadget that works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata about photos such as…

selling stuff off- or online

werteindex.de posted an interview with Stefan Genth, Chief Executive of the Germany Trade Federation (HDE) on how consumer confidence can be strengthened, the need for transparency and market values. Even though Genth talks about traditional outlets his statments should have an impact on online shopping as well, as trust, confidence in the products will be…