Harald Behnke

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Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Amazon could shake the banking industry to its core — but one expert knows how Wall Street can fight back

When the news hit that Amazon was in talks with several banks to launch a "checking-account-like product," everyone feared the worst.<p>After all, this is a company that has taken multibillion-dollar bites out of at least five major industries in the past year, often with only minor announcements. …

Spotify Testing Voice Control Features in iOS App

A small group of users have begun noticing a new voice control feature appearing within the Spotify app for iOS devices, and <i>The Verge</i> this week got a chance to see how the music streaming service's new voice commands work.<p>As expected, the voice control allows users to call up their favorite …

iOS Apps

Blue Vision Labs, which builds ‘collaborative’ AR, emerges from stealth with $14.5M led by GV

Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup co-founded by computer vision experts from Oxford and Imperial College, is emerging from stealth today with a new platform that it claims will be the first to bring ‘collaboration’ to the AR experience. With an app built on Blue Vision’s …

Volley’s voice games for smart speakers have amassed over half a million monthly users

The rapid consumer adoption of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home has opened opportunities for developers creating voice apps, too. At least that’s true in the case of Volley, a young company building voice-controlled entertainment experiences for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In less …

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

What Happens When a Chinese Giant Swoops In on Your Tiny Cryptocurrency

Bitmain maintains a near-monopoly on Bitcoin hardware, now it’s coming for Siacoin.<p>A Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant just swooped in on a tiny cryptocurrency with some high-end hardware, and the developers behind the US-based Siacoin are worried that a foreign shake-up is on the horizon.<p>The …

Walmart just proved it has a huge advantage over Amazon

The largest retailer in the US is leveraging its substantial store footprint to make inroads against its online competitors.<p>Its plan to become an "omnichannel" comes into clear focus with its new Mobile Express Return initiative, which aims to blend online and offline into one seamless experience …

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

Big Data

A 360 Degree View of the Entire Netflix Stack

<i>This is a guest repost by Chris Ueland, creator of Scale Scale, with a creative high level view of the Netflix stack.</i><br>As we research and dig deeper …

The graph - Past, present, and future

<i>Today's guest post is contributed by Oracle Vice President Product Management EMEA and CX, Michel Van Woudenberg.</i><p>‘Graphs’ are not a new concept in ad …

The Unbundled Economy

During a breakfast meeting in New York this week, I couldn’t help admire my dining companion’s shoes—so much so that I tried to buy them on …

To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

Silicon Valley Then and Now:<p>“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.”<p>Steve Jobs is explaining why, …

Silicon Valley

Are You Using APIs to Gain Competitive Advantage?

Steven Moore for HBR<p>What do Uber (taxi services), Airbnb (lodging services), Facebook (social networking), Alibaba (e-commerce), and Paypal (online payment) have in common? The obvious things include: All of them drive their core operations on internet platforms and have astronomically high …

14 Millionen Euro für Hamburger Marketing-Startup Esome

Newsartikel. Das Werbe-Startup Esome will sich auf Werbung in sozialen Netzwerken fokussieren. Dafür gibt es frische Millionen von Investoren und dem …

What do we know about how Meerkat Works?

“The future is live. The future is real-time. The future is now.” I wrote that in 2010 about live video innovator Justin.tv (which pivoted into …

The future of power: how technology will influence authority

We have become accustomed to the form political power takes in the world: hierarchies within countries and regions, with some operating on a …

Ellie Goulding wouldn't do deal with Coke, says agent

Brands that want to successfully work with bands need "authenticity in a deal", according to Cassandra Gracey, the agent of Ellie Goulding and Rita …

Connecting data and content must be industry's top priority

The unprecedented disruption and erosion of traditional business models has made realising a symbiotic relationship between data and content the most …

Three simple lessons for marketers from Buzzfeed and Monument Valley

Mel Exon is managing director, BBH, and co-founder of BBH Labs.<p>There is a moment in the latest series of House of Cards that, when I watched it, …

Curation kills: Why Netflix is just as doomed as cable in the long run

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently got a lot of attention for openly predicting the death of broadcast television by 2030. He’s not wrong. The days …

TV shows

Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

The homepage is dead, and the social web has won—even at the New York Times

Traffic to the New York Times homepage fell by half in the last two years, according to the newspaper’s internal review of its digital strategy. Here’s the very stark chart:<p>That’s not necessarily a reflection of any problems at the Times but the reality of how news is now distributed on the …

Are Magazine Apps Dead? A State of the Art Roundtable

Just a little under four years ago I headed down to St. Petersburg, Florida for an iPad conference at the Poynter Institute hosted and organized by …

From Google to Buzzfeed: seven moments that shaped digital media

It was 20 years ago this year that Fleet Street began its journey into cyberspace. The launch of the Electronic Telegraph on 15 November 1994 was the first of many landmark moments over the next two decades that have shaped the way publishers (and brands) communicate online. Here are seven:<p>1. …

Happy 4th Birthday to the iPad

Four years ago today, April 3 2010, was launch day for the original iPad. Some said it was ‘just a giant iPod’ while Steve Jobs hailed it as a ‘magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price’.<p>In these last four years the iPad has effectively created the tablet market, which has since …

Apple Store

Warum Online-Werbung nicht funktioniert | W&V

Es ist keine besonders bequeme These, aber Thomas Koch hat Argumente dafür: Online-Werbung funktioniert nicht, glaubt der W&V-Blogger. Und fürchtet, …

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies

"Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length." That's Amazon's tagline for their popular Kindle Singles program. And while Singles hasn't …

Pragmatic Publishers Move Beyond the Great Paywall Debate

Starting next year, the New York Times will begin offering a pair of new digital-only subscription products at different rates in order to help it …

Node.js and the new web front-end

Front-end engineers have a rather long and complicated history in software engineering. For the longest time, that stuff you sent to the browser was …