Volker Oppmann

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Companies Are Now Making Innovation Everyone’s Job

In the past few weeks, three corporate innovation clients have moved to — or had their roles expanded to include — their company’s training function. As one remarked, perhaps ruefully, “Now I’ve got to get the people who actually do the work to innovate.”<p>Yes, enterprise innovation conversations …

Wie geil ist das denn? Der „Pen of the Future“ überträgt deine Papier-Skizzen auf dein Tablet

Der „Pen of the Future“ ist eigentlich ein Ring und ein Touchpad und lässt euch Skizzen auf Papier zeichnen, um sie dann eins zu eins auf das Tablet …

Three Myths About the Digital Economy

In Davos, the World Economic Forum has crowned it the Fourth Industrial Revolution.<p>The digital economy is bigger than you think. Much bigger. Some call it the Second Machine Age. The Germans refer to it as Industry 4.0. In Davos, the World Economic Forum has crowned it the Fourth Industrial …

How One Translator Unlocks Arabic Books for French Readers

Arabic-to-French translator Stéphanie Dujols works with leading Arabic authors, and her focus on tone and authenticity puts her translations in high …

YouTube's Music App Could Rule All Streaming Services

Streaming music is an incredibly crowded field. There's Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. There's Rdio, Rhapsody, and Deezer. Amazon throws in a …

Big Win For Fair Use In Google Books Lawsuit

Viral auch im Ausland: Campus-App Jodel schreibt deutsche Startup-Geschichte

Jodel, eine Berliner App zur anonymisierten Kommunikation mit Menschen in der unmittelbaren Umgebung, avanciert gerade zum Viral-Hit unter Studenten …

Networks and the Nature of the Firm

The discussion around companies like Uber and Airbnb is too narrow. The issue isn’t just employment, but a huge economic shift led by software and …

Facebook Tests A Dedicated Shopping Feed

Facebook’s where people spend their time on mobile, and now it’s working on several new features to give shopping sites a cut of the attention. The most eye-catching is a test of a Shopping feed that aggregates posts and photos about products on sale from different retailers. It’s also beefing up …

George Lucas, Ken Williams And The Practical Magic Of Pragmatic Visionaries

Jerry Bowerman Contributor<p>Jerry Bowerman is CEO of sonarDesign.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Will the Bubble Burst? Ask Your Cabbie<br>• What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?<p>Popular Science was one of my favorite magazines as a teenager. I was amazed by the inventions …

Dropping Protections For Internet Platforms Will Result In Greater Harm

Sunita Bose Contributor<p>Sunita Bose is the director of policy at Change.org. Previously, Sunita worked at Oxfam and UNICEF.<p>Online harassment is a serious problem for every member of the online community, including companies like Change.org. While the majority of petitions are deeply inspiring …

Computerlinguist über digitale Lektüre: „Es kommt dem wilden Lesen nahe“

„Es kommt dem wilden Lesen nahe“<p>Warum fällt vielen die Konzentration auf Bücher immer schwerer? Das hat mit Smartphones zu tun, sagt Henning Lobin – …

Amazon Has an Even Bigger Share of the eBook Market Than We Thought - Author Earnings Report | The Digital Reader

Shares 195<p>Conventional wisdom says that Amazon has 65% of the US ebook market. The folks behind the Author Earnings Report would disagree.<p>For your …

Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things

Make way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas.<p>As Amazon describes it, it is a managed cloud platform “that lets connected devices easily and securely interact …

No wonder VCs just threw $57 million into Medium — it's basically this generation's version of PR Newswire

Its big promise is a new media network. Medium is not about clicks but quality, the company preaches.<p>"With this round we aim to make Medium the dominant pipeline for connecting quality content and conversation," Andy Doyle wrote. "We don't focus on page views, unique visitors, or click metrics. We …

Ad Blockers May Actually Cure Publishers’ Ad Woes

Philip Inghelbrecht Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>SwiftGate And The Future Of Music<br>• The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning<p>If you haven’t read about ad blocking in the recent past, I envy you. For those of you who did escape the bonanza, please …

How Staying in Front of the Pack Helped the 'Forward Thinkers' Nab a Spot on Entrepreneur360

<i>Through surveys and available data, we've examined hundreds of small businesses and come away with six archetypal sets of practices and characteristics that we believe are representative of most growth companies operating today.</i><p><i>The qualifications were simple: Companies had to be domestically owned,</i> …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Microsoft Launches The Surface Book, A Convertible Laptop Done Right

Microsoft unveiled its first laptop. Called the Surface Book, it doesn’t look like a Surface at all. It has a 13.5-inch display, a trackpad made of glass, a backlit keyboard and a machined magnesium body. Microsoft has one trick up its sleeve — the screen is detachable.<p>It has the latest generation …

Pinterest Expands Its E-commerce Program

Pinterest is expanding its Buyable Pins platform in a big way. The e-commerce project, which gives customers the ability to buy items on Pinterest without leaving the site, just picked up tens of thousands of merchants in a single swoop. In a blog post, Pinterest announced that Buyable Pins can now …

No, E-Book Sales Have Not Slipped and the Publishing Industry Knows it

• Articles<br>• #selfpublishing<p>The headlines blared and the Old Guard rejoiced at recent “news” that e-book sales are flat and sales of print books are back. …

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Kleiner und leistungsstärker: IBM gelingt Durchbruch bei Chip-Herstellung

IBM ist eigenen Angaben zufolge ein Durchbruch bei der Herstellung von Halbleitern gelungen. Der Konzern setzt beim Chip der Zukunft statt auf …

Wie du ein erfolgreiches Pitch-Deck gestaltest: Lektionen eines erfahrenen Gründers

Erfolgreiche Startups sind berühmt für ihren disruptiven Ansatz, daher ist es interessant zu sehen, wie überraschend konservativ viele innovative …

Critical Linking: October 4, 2015

<b>Sure you can buy books on Amazon, but nothing compares to going to a bookstore and picking out the right title by hand. Here are some unique</b> …

Cooperation Is The New Normal At Microsoft

When Microsoft settled its patent lawsuits with Google yesterday, it ended a long battle with the search giant, but it wasn’t an isolated action. It was part of a continuing pattern of serving its customers instead of its corporate ego. Whether it’s evolving agreements with Apple, Salesforce or Box …

Pronoun, A Self-Publishing Platform For Authors, Is Ready To Serve Humanity

Pronoun, a self-publishing system that aims to help authors get their books edited and printed, is beginning the long road to making it easier for self-published authors to get noticed. First stop? Getting authors onto the platform.<p>The company, founded by Josh Brody and Ben Zhuk, raised $3.5 …

Mehr als Marketinginstrument, Quasselbude oder Troll-Spielplatz

<i>Social Reading bei Sobooks.</i><p>Welche Perspektive hat die gemeinschaftliche Lektüre digitaler Texte? Wie groß ist das Potenzial an Schulen und …

What Went Wrong with the Barnes and Noble Nook?

Barnes and Noble has been designing e-readers since 2009 and the bookseller has released over 7 different devices with two more on the way shortly. …