My Musings

SXWS
September 11, 2011
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The A-Z of SXSW 2012 (a beginners guide)

So you’re considering attending SXSW. Awesome. I had my first experience of this melting pot of cutting edge start-ups, countless…

sidestep
June 10, 2011
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AMPlify: Sidestep and Twist – Why innovation fails

Why are Amex and Visa popular when Diners Club was first to market with the credit card? How did Apple…

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March 1, 2011
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SXSW Day 2 – Banks: Innovate or Die (or just shout at your audience)

The Banks: Innovate or Die panel discussed whether the major players in the banking space had become to big to do anything cool or innovative for their customers, and what new banking startups were doing to disrupt the incumbents and deliver the next wave of financial products and services.

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December 8, 2010
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Is Facebook going to be your next bank?

Already close to surpassing Google in both volume of hits and time spent online, and holding arguably the best customer insights of any online provider, it’s safe to say social networking is not the be all and end of Facebook’s offering.

So is a banking licence in Facebooks future? What does this mean for current competitors in the industry?

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December 2, 2010
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Aussie Corporate Social Media – Old business; big opportunity

54% of Australian businesses are plan on opening up Social Media as a customer channel by 2011. So what does this mean for the ways we current service customers?

Is it just for Gen Y, or do older, more traditional organisations have an opportunity here? Or have they already missed the bus?

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November 19, 2010
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Facebook messaging – Should Google be worried?

Mark Zuckerberg continues his push towards a single platform for all your social needs. But will Facebook Messaging be the death knell for email?

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November 6, 2010
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Are Aussie Banks “Getting” social?

Australia’s bank oligopoly ensures that innovation need only move at a snail’s pace. But slow we’re starting to see the dinosaurs of the financial service world wake up to the reality that is Social Media. So are our banks truly starting to embrace this as a new channel?

ie9demo
September 17, 2010
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#ie9launch Party / Review

Despite it’s commanding lead in the browser market, it’s been a long time since IE was considered the hardcore users choice for performance, features, speed, or usability. Generally most power users will use IE once – following a fresh install of Windows, so they can download Firefox. So does IE9 represent a compelling enough offering to restore it as your daily driver? In short, quiet possibly.