Latest from Oliver Marks
Mobile and the mainstream
We're at an interesting tipping point between mobile technology, email and video partly brought about by odd business decisions.I've been using Flip video cameras to record discovery in interviews all last week and will be using them again this week with the participants permission; as I've previously discussed here they are a useful way of taking notes.
Quality over quantity
2011 should be the year where we begin to see much tighter business definition into various verticals for the word 'social', which is currently extremely fuzzily focused and meaning different things to different interest groups.This week sees the run up in the USA to Super Bowl XLV, the 45th edition of the final game of the US National Football League season.
Useful ReadySteady Flip Camera Image Stabelizer
Despite the amazing advances in hi def video devices there are still huge issues with the competence of the person behind the camera. Lighting and camera stability are two fundamentals of watchable video, and if you own Flip cameras I'm sure you've been disappointed by your herky jerky footage of important occasions you'd been looking forward to seeing, whether business or pleasure, which turned out to be virtually unwatchable.
GoPro Hero HD: Wearable Digital Video Cameras
To see more amazing video like the base jump above, a quick search on youtube or other video sharing website under the tag gopro will yield all sorts of sporting footage. GoPro make wearable video cameras designed to capture sports footage which are also designed to be attached to the outside of high velocity racing vehicles, onto boats and surfboards and just about any other use you can think of.
Is the PlayStation Doomed?
Sony, putting aside the human toll of massive restructuring, is a fascinating example of the carnage happening in the business world today, and the stifling of innovation in large companies. Today's multinational conglomerate had humble origins in post WWII Japan: Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in a bombed-out building in Tokyo, and was joined by his colleague Akio Morita a year later.