Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Microsoft's coffee table computer - nice

Microsoft's brand new, about-to-be coffee table computer looks a mean device.

"The “surface computer” features a 30-inch horizontal monitor embedded in the table, where users can move screen objects around with their fingers. Objects placed on it will be automatically identified."

Catch: for now it'll cost $5,000 - $10,000 and solely for the corporate market.

Hit it Apple!

(Talk about a replacement for photo-books...)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tomorrow's Ad Agencies - Google et al!

So it looks like a few weeks of Internet Ad deal making has changed the advertising game.

DoubleClick, Right Media and aQuantive have turned Google, Yahoo and Microsoft into tomorrow's global ad agencies. Tough luck Omnicom, WPP and Interpublic.

But hey, if Southwest and Ryanair can destroy the airline industry in a decade or so, the big Internet guys can turn the advertising industry on its head - and destroy its cost base too?

Google's hot trends sizzle!

Google today launched Google Hot Trends (mean branding).

Check it out. It should make search based trend spotting more scientific...??

(For those of you still baffled you can almost-real-time check out what the heck people are searching for. Na not porn dummy.... hey, it's Google).