Print dies, hello part time opinionists

I was stunned by the news – De:Bug magazine will cease to be published as a print magazine. Even though this news did not come utterly unexpected it shocked me. I ran this magazine for a few years and know how hard it is today to monetize quality content. Obviously the situation got worse since…

who is defining reality?

If you followed some of the recent German news, you may know that German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet after weeks of mounting pressure after a crowd driven wiki called Guttenplag proved  him plagiarizing significant portions of his doctoral dissertation. Now this wiki is nominated for the major German journalism…

60% growth for the music industry in 4 years

If you believe the official numbers issued by e.g. IFPI, the music industry has essentially a flat growth and lost trillions to piracy and download or streaming services. In an Daily Telegraph article, the independent telecoms analyst Ovum forecasted: ‘…globally, revenues from music subscription services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of more…

What will be, tec stuff to rule 2011

tech crunch editor Erick Schonfeld augures again and gives us 7 technologies he sees most promising in 2011. Yes – I am not a fan of top ten lists or vague predictions either, but this guy really has a sixth sense in predicting tech development. For 2010 e.g. he picked the Tablet (hello, iPad), Geo (Foursquare,…

the future of apps

Now-a-days people wish that everything they want to use should come packed in one gadget. This way all the mess of carrying multiple tools is a thing of the past. Squeezing apps into mobiles, tablets and computers, performing tasks has never come in so handy. Still, the very practical aspects of life are neglected. Imagine…