Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

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Siri – Are You Happy With Your Voice Activated Personal Assistant? – Infographic

Siri is a loyal mistress, following you wherever you go — but is she a good listener? Since the iPhone 4S began coming standard with Siri last October, the voice activated personal assistant has become a cultural phenomenon. Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel star in Siri-themed ads for the phone. A creepy iPhone case forces you to interact with Siri. A different project enables Siri to destroy your phone if it’s lost or stolen, and a viral video shows what happens when Siri goes psycho…Read More

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Facebook’s unfortunate IPO – Wall Street in the middle of it, again.

Three days into trading as a public company it is time to take a look at one of the most anticipated IPO’s the world has ever seen. To summarize it right at the beginning, it was and is a huge mess and it is not very short of an embarrassment for those involved.

Let’s not waste to much time on the technical issues, even though it is fair to say that NASDAQ didn’t convince the world with their performance. However, that doesn’t increase the value of Facebook and its current capabilities. While over the past weeks and before the IPO there was a huge hype about Facebook, besides of the fact that they went public there is really not much to be enthusiastic about. That counts for the short and mid term. What happens in the long term, 2 to 5 years, nobody knows. As it turned out, this wasn’t unknown by the underwriters of the IPO, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Goldman, who had information about downward revenue correction for the rest of the year. That the information wasn’t published during the entire hype has the easy reason that they all wanted to make their money.  This seems not to be a problem with the current regulations, but this is an entire different problem.

Sure the circulating number of 900 million users is enormous, but honestly, I don’t buy into that. In my opinion that is in no way the number of single active users. I just don’t believe it.  I believe that this number includes double and triple profiles and a huge number of inactive users. I would even go so far and claim that at least two thirds of that huge user number is absolutely useless for Facebook’s business model. In other words, the majority of users is not at all interested in advertising on the platform or has no technical ability to see the ads. Continue reading

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Apple’s Financial Power And Business Reach – Infographic

Keeping up with Apple‘s growth is like sneezing with your eyes open — it’s nearly impossible. That’s why every so often we like to bring you an update of the latest Apple news, numbers and trends. The infographic below was designed by Sortable. It shares the latest Apple profits, revenues and cash-in-hand, along with the company’s reach — 30% of smartphone users in the U.S. have an iPhone…Read More

Thumbnail courtesy of Tibneo, DeviantArt. Source: Sortable.com

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James Bond And His Cars – The Ultimate James Bond Vehicles Guide

Throughout the James Bond series of films and novels Q Branch has given Bond a wide variety of vehicles with which to battle his enemies. Among the most noteworthy gadgets Bond has been equipped with various vehicles that have numerous modifications to include weapons systems, anti-pursuit systems, alternate transportation modes, and various other functions. The most famous of all is probably the Aston Martin DB5.

The infographic below gives an oversight of the James Bond cars and more. It is pretty much “The Ultimate James Bond Vehicles Guide”. Enjoy.

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