Is the smartphone market entering a state of decline?

The fourth quarter was quite a shock to the system for many consumer electronic and mobile phone companies. Even after the festive season, Christmas couldn’t save the smartphone market which recorded its slowest growth rate since 2007. Samsung, Apple and Sony all reported that despite making profits in other markets like consumer electronics, computers and…

Crowdsourcing platforms are reshaping business models

“Crowdfunding is reshaping society’s traditional business model.” So says Tom Vroemen, CEO of CrowdAboutNow, He was talking at the recent Phare conference and I think he has a point. Crowd financing platforms have been around, in various forms and guises, since the 17th century. The earliest documented case is the Praenumeration subscription model which publishers…

How to give a great talk

A good talk or presentation can have a major impact on the success of your company or product. So you want it to be powerful, convincing and to deliver a clear message. In this video on “How to give a TED talk”, TEDxBrainport organisers Arthur Turksma and our own Colin O’Neill give a number of…

Noughties the exposés Generation?

Has Google’s new “unified privacy policy” highlighted changing “generational” attitudes towards what’s considered public and private? Google has created a huge furor with the implementation of its new unified privacy policy; linking signed in users from one Google account to multiple Google services. This, in effect, will customize search engine results and advertisements further to…