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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Geek Meet - sIFR (scalable Inman Flash Replacement), Bringing rich typography to the web

I attended the Geek Meet Feb. event at the bwin building in Stockholm. Thanks to Robert Nyman, Mark Wubben was the key speaker. Mark has done a lot of work with sIFR and typography for the web. His topics were;
  • sIFR (scalable Inman Flash Replacement) - Bringing rich typography to the web
  • Home Made Ubicomp - Ubiquitous computing

Mark presented a quick history of what has happened since the early (1994) days of the web to the problems of today using flash a lot which does not work very well with search engines. Since Mark has uploaded the sIFR presentation to Slideshare, I am embedding his presentation. See below;

Mark also presented briefly the values of easy ubiquitos computing for everybody.

UPDATE: Here are the two urls for Mark's presentations:

Many thanks to bwin ( for sponsoring this event with good food and beverage. Got to check out Texas Hold'em poker.

Also if you are interested in Geek Meet, take a look at Robert's blog:

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HTC Touch 2 with Windows Mobile 6.5 - A preview of better things to come

Windows Mobile 6.5 Running on HTC from Jesus Diaz on Vimeo.

HTC understood early that you have to do something with the standard Windows Mobile user interface. HTC created their TouchFlo UI that makes a nice frontend to Windows Mobile. Microsoft has improved a lot the basic UI with the new release 6.5.

HTC has thus improved their TouchFlo with the new HTC Touch 2. I like this phone and I think HTC is finally getting there. So, right now I think the competition is on between HTC, LG and Samsung for who makes the best Windows Mobile based mobile smartphone.

See the video for a demo of the new Touch with Windows Mobile 6.5.

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Getting it right the right way with the Garmin-Asus G60 smartphone

Garmin G60 Hands On from Jesus Diaz on Vimeo.

It is interesting to see that when a company is focusing on user-friendliness and use technology as an enabler, you usually end up with a pretty good product. I think the new Garmin-Asus G60 is one such example, following Palm Pre's philosophy.

Look at the demo video of the Garmin-Asus G60, the new Linux based smartphone focusing on using location as en enabler not as a feature you as an user have to think about. Location services as a feature is in this case just used to provide a richer experience with the applications most people use. I think the new cooperation between Asus and Garmin will become a successful company with mobile smart devices.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Microblog vs. Blog, nanoblogg or macroblog, Where is blogging heading?

I have noticed being in Sweden which is a blog-heavy country that people have got infected with the idea of blogging in every size or shape or whereever you are. A couple of weeks ago, when Google announced their saving plans for the company by e.g. shutting down the Finnish acquisition of Jaiku the Finnish mobile microblogging company and transforming it into an open source based solution service. Then Morris Packer at Bonnier media started pushing for Swedish Jaiku users to start using the new Swedish microblogging service Bloggy created by Jonas Lejon and then microblogging really took off in Sweden not just on Bloggy but also on Twitter since most people on Bloggy also have noticed Twitter without using it that much.

Now other services are also taking off, such as "What can you say with one word?" such as the new Nanoblogging site which works to emulate Bloggy's success but for even shorter blogs. This new service has recently picked up more than 400 users in a couple of days. Recently, people have stared mciroblogging about that they ned 2000 characters at least to say something meaningful raising the question about the need for a macroblog service? I like all the comments and think that this goes all way back to the starting of websites that ended up being too difficult to manage and maintain, then the first blogs came around and much later mobile phone updates and need for short updates. And now finally back to the beginning again.

Hmm, technology is amazing, we seem to go in circles sometimes...maybe it is time to learn from history and check out of internet for a while.
For all twitter and bloggers, also be aware of #blmon on Twitter and

Outsourcing and 2009 - Some interesting thoughts, Neev It with Neev Nordica

Neev Nordica, a Neev Technologies company is an outsourced product development company providing flexible methods for development and partnership. Rich internet applications, Java, Flex, AWS, Web 2.0, mobile applications, web portals and SNS software.

I read an interesting report from regarding the expected development for outsourcing and in particular ICT areas (software and communications).
India will still be the lead due to their competence, language, culture and experience regardless of pricing.

I think that management at companies getting into outsourcing really need to think wider than just money or cost. It is a choice where you can make strategic advantages to outbeat the competition in particular during a recession we have now in the world.

Here's a presentation about the creative new Neev Nordica available in the nordic region of the EU area.

Please contact us for further discussions and information about what we can do to your bottom line and competitiveness now in 2009.

PS. A quick update; was told the following about this presentation; "Your slideshow has been featured on the SlideShare homepage by our editorial team.
- the SlideShare team"