Why image intelligence is a key concern – RezF´s Brian Killen @Ad:tech NY

The web is becoming increasingly visible – oftentimes images replace text based communications. One should think „memes“ on Facebook but also sharing product images to indicate that one loves this stuff or just bought it. This still relatively new, dynamically growing world of image sharing brings many benefits, many changes and also so many challenges.

One case we all know. Its two a.m. and all the sudden all the Facebook friends get updates about how awesome the mood is in the pub down at the corner. Or someone finds this hilarious spring-break photo of you from a few years back and shares it with all your friends. Posts that one might regret later. Posts that we would like to track and take off the internet. But how would you possibly find where those pictures ended up to be? These are very individual, personal cases of exposure to what the age of content explosion means. But think about the business impact.

Resolution Foundry CEO Brian Killen

Resolution Foundry CEO Brian Killen

You are a fashion brand and post your collection on your website and to a few select bloggers – knowing it will find its way into Pinterest, Tumblr and the likes. And of course you love it, because this gives you direct access to a huge audience. But how would you know where else your pictures have been posted? People copy and paste them from your site, save as new files – and now you have no idea. Do these pictures link back to your page, so you can sell your collection? Or do they point to counterfeit fraud shops that stole your designs and now stole your copyrighted brand images as well? Making you lose revenue?  

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5 Countries leading the way in Fintech Investment (Computer Business Review)

Computer-Business-Review-logo_620x350The Computer Business Review CBR released today an overview of the five regions investing most in FinTech. Who would have guessed? 🙂 Interesting nevertheless.

5 countries leading the way in fintech investment

How IT could change (and save?) Ukraine

Kyiv – Maidan Square. Source: primetour.ua

In my last assignment, I was fortunate enough to get to know Ukraine and its people. Its been an interesting time – when I was there first, their cleptocratic „President“ Yanukovych was in power and you could sense in the capital Kyiv that people were unhappy with the way things went. Corruption was everywhere in the public life. Billions simply disappeared in construction for the EU soccer championship and other projects – very much in the public eye. The Elite secured the access to the money, which was something the people of Ukraine hoped to have overcome with the Orange Revolution in 2004. Plus they opted for democracy and freedom and a western lifestyle back then – things which the regime was step by step taking away from them again under Yanukovych. My understanding is, having been there and then, that this were the reasons why the people of Ukraine removed Mr. Yanukovych from power.

My contact to the Ukraine was through Software Development – and I learned that it is a very strong market for near-shoring and outsourced M&A. Software Developers enjoy a very high reputation in the society and a much higher salary than the monthly average of  EUR 417. They are the hope of many as they are well educated, well paid and want an open society and peace – and if only because that is what secures their jobs. These people have and had no interest in going back in time – they stand for the principles of the Orange Revolution today. They are peaceful, dedicated and hard-working for their future.

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Airy gewinnt Hamburger Vorentscheid für den Invention Gründerpreis


Gratulation an Peer-Arne Böttcher, Helge Knickmeier und das ganze Airy-Team: Sie haben gestern Abend die regionale Hamburger Vorauswahl für den Invention-Gründerpreis ganz klar für sich entschieden. Nun geht es ab nach Berlin, um dort am 5. November abzuräumen! Die Daumen sind gedrückt.

Der Invention Gründerpreis ist ausgelobt von Die jungen Unternehmer und Die Welt.

Was ist Airy? 

Pflanzen reinigen die Luft. Die NASA hat herausgefunden: Dies geschieht über die Wurzeln. AIRY ist der weltweit erste Pflanzentopf, der das Wurzelwerk auf natürliche Weise belüftet. Daher nimmt Deine Pflanze in einem AIRY achtmal mehr Schadstoffe auf als in einem herkömmlichen Topf! Die Folge: Gute Luft. Und das lohnt sich, denn Kopfschmerzen und Müdigkeit braucht kein Mensch! Klick aufs Bild für Infos.