Why having everything on Spotify sucks

The other day I was hiking with a very good friend of mine. An industrial designer by training and someone who’s fascinated by new technology and its implications, I was keen to understand what he now used to listen to music – another passion of his. His answer was brusque and bordering on defensive – CDs. And he still buys them. I told him that […]

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Thank you #DHL

Every now and again I am reminded of what technology allows us to do – what it puts at our finger tips. I’m quite old now – but not that old – and I remember when being able to see this kind of thing in an instant would have been the stuff of (rather bizarre) dreams! It’s quite right and proper to take some things […]

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The #Expensify people wrote to me!

You know how when, sometimes, you uninstall software of unsubscribe from an emailing list you get an automated response asking you why? Well I had an email the other day from the Expensify team asking why I hadn’t used their application. (Bascially it’s the same as with a lot of apps – looks interesting then play once then forget).

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#Times Plus – #Murdoch’s Times – That One – #Fail

Whilst not a big fan of The Times’ general positioning, I love the app – unique as far as I can see on the iPad offering, as it does, a beautiful electronic paper experience. being a succour for experience I have glossed over the content issues I have had.

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NileGuide adds Events

  A few days ago, NileGuide announced their new ‘events’ functionality for their already great website.  I test drove the NileGuide website before here. As soon as I was on the site I immediately felt ‘at home’.  Although I haven’t used the site a lot, my experiences so far have been good and there’s something nice about coming back to a place where you had […]

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Social Media Day and Social Media Strategy

June 30th was Social Media day. It was actually Global Social Media day as declared by Mashable. It was also a day when I went to discuss Social Media strategy with a large company based here in Singapore.

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Gliider – A Review

Siew Hoon (all round Goddess of Web in Travel)- asked me to review Gliider. A few days ago I was asked if I would test-drive the Gliider travel-planning site.  Their tagline, incidentally, is ‘Plan Funner Trips’ – make of that what you will.  I’m already thinking I might not be part of the target demographic. Using Gliider works via a Firefox installation file that adds a […]

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Is Facebook more important that your own website?

  Last night I was watching the Man United Liverpool game for a few minutes.  I don't really watch football but it was kicking off big time in the first few minutes with an early goal from Liverpool and then a penalty for Utd.  It was momentarily engrossing in the same way that watching a bunch of drunks kick the crap out of each other might be […]

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Social Media Expectations – Starhub and Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa's Facebook Fan Page I was asked to participate in a social media panel a month or so ago as part of a lecture course for INSEAD MBA students.  It was there last lecture on Social Media and I, along with 4 or so other people, were asked to field questions from the students. In the couple of days leading up to the panel I had tried […]

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Speed Test

Gotta be pretty happy with that….

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