RightMove and Zoopla challenged !?

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Lead generation costs! Traditional estate agents have become dependent on sites like Rightmove and Zoopla. Agetns are now joining forces under the umbrella company ‘Agents’ Mutual’ to build OnTheMarket.com, their own property search site. Will it Read More …

#Mozfest, The ideal Privacy / Ad Solution for Consumers?

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Today (October 25th) at Mozfest I was fortunate enough to participate at a session of the Privacy Hackathon. We brainstormed a personal privacy solution as part of the browser and anticipated what would really be Read More …

Dynamics of Innovation during FinTech Hackathon

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This weekend I had the opportunity to work with an amazing, almost random, group of people during the FinTech Hackathon @ Innovation Warehouse. It was a fantastic, intense time of shaping, collaborating, and implementing. (Felt Read More …

Facebook – From Engineering to Portfolio Management?

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Facebooks’ recent acquisitions have created conversations and had me think about their strategy. Among some engineering companies we see companies like Oculus (2bn), WhatsApp (19bn) and Instagram (1bn). Let’s look beyond the applause, criticism and Read More …

Power of a community – The Soylent – /. community

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On August 19th 2011 a friend of mine posted on his Google+ “The Times They Are a-Changin’…” and he referred to CmdrTaco, the creator of Slashdot was leaving behind his baby. (not to Steve Jobs Read More …

First email to all Employees from Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella

From: Satya Nadella To: All Employees Date: Feb. 4, 2014 Subject: RE: Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s New CEO Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Read More …

Paying for Personal Data

In my last post I mentioned how the privacy debate is a red herring and it is actually about a value exchange. Today I learned about the Screenwise programme Google seems to be launching together Read More …

EU §29 Working Party and Google

On February 2nd the European §29 Data Protection Working Party addressed Larry Page requesting to pause the roll out of the new Privacy Policy. On February 4th Peter Fleischer responded in his role as Google’s Read More …

Opt-in on Behavioral Tracking waiting for enforcement

The Opt-in/out debate for behavioral tracking between the IAB/EASE and the European §29 working party has been going on at least since May 2011. Today’s milestone is the release of 3 documents: An opinion by Read More …

Reverse Image Search and Facial Recognition

Reverse Image Search or Search by Image allow you to provide a link to an image or upload an image directly in order to find pages that contain the image or a similar one. You Read More …