In many ways, AOL Instant Messenger was right in line with the times, just at a company hanging on to a business model that would soon become obsolete.
I have a bit of a soft spot for articles about companies that were miles ahead of their time, and where in a position to become what Google, Apple or Microsoft are now, but somehow managed to screw it up. Hi, AOL!
I’m not a Facebook hater, I still check it several times a day. The way I interact with it with regard to personal content has changed over the years however. So I often question its longevity in its present format, and wonder what it will become. To me, one of the most fascinating things about Facebook has been how it has evolved, and so watching what it will evolve into will be witnessing a youthful, huge, dynamic business tackling issues, with no precedent or example to follow. Should continue to be interesting…
From the Walkman to the PlayStation, the Watchman to the Aibo, Sony has released quite a few legendary products over the years. Here’s our look back at some of the best. By Samuel Gibbs and Helienne Lindvall
Fascinating to be reminded of how advanced some of Sonys ideas were. They were so close to doing what Apple succeeded in. Explains why Jobs was so into Vaio. Just goes to show the focus on technology has to be the user, not the spec.
I like this quote - Gervinho showing admirable self confidence.
Retailers like Adidas, Thomas Pink, and Hugo Boss ship clothing samples to Fits.me’s studio in Tartu, Estonia, where staff put each item on a mannequin that can alter its shape—thousands of combinations of hip width, chest diameter, sleeve length, and waist size. Then they photograph it. In the end, each item is associated with a giant database of images—and yes, one likely resembles you. So when you’re shopping at Adidas.com, you plug in your measurements and see the item you want on your body shape.