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Extra network muscle needed for connected vacationers

Vacation capacity

For power users of e-mail and social media, vacation might be a time to consider some digital detox as outlined in an earlier blog post. The reverse can also happen as it did in a few communities of vacation homes where the mobile networks choked from a substantial increase of use. The traffic patterns have shifted significantly over the past few years and here are a few of my own personal observations from my own holiday on the Swedish west coast. Continue reading

When are you out-of-office?

Working life

Right now I am sitting at the co-working space, Impact Hub in downtown Seattle preparing for a workshop I will lead tomorrow. I could of course have stayed in my hotel room but I prefer to get a flavor of the local entrepreneurial scene and be a bit social as well (beyond the borders of my computer). Continue reading

The world turned upside down

Networked Society logic

There will be many differences between the Industrial Society logic we are now leaving and the logic of the Networked Society that is now emerging. One of the differences is how we look at customers – whether they are consumers or clients and where we find them in the value chain. Continue reading

The Networked Society in a box

Installation

Did you know that Ericsson produces high-performance networks packaged in a big container? In a world where things are getting smaller and smaller, Ericsson is still producing big things, in both size and weight. Nearly 14 meters long and with a 14-ton battery, this “network-in-a-container” is probably the biggest product Ericsson delivers, and it can be delivered everywhere in the world. Continue reading

Versatile videography: shooting in slo-mo and 4K

Videography

With the rapid adoption of smartphones, our camcorders have been taking a back seat in capturing our vacations. Pictures and social media posts have ruled the documentation of our vacation trips. You might want to get ready to step back into your camcorder shoes and become a 4K videographer. Continue reading

Peter’s passionate predictions: Digital download doomed

Networked Society evangelist, Peter Linder, concludes his initial video series of predictions with a closer look at the phenomena of downloading. Today audio and video experiences have moved into the streaming domain while downloading has dropped below 10% of all internet traffic for the first time ever.

Shooting summer-savvy selfies: life gets a new perspective

Selfie at the football

Selfie was named the word of the year in 2013. In 2014 we have seen a steep increase in the number of selfies posted, with celebrities leading the charge. How will your summer selfies this year be different from the ones you took in 2013? Continue reading

Every day on planet Earth…

Just about everything is being transformed

An average day on the planet Earth comprises a lot of activities, and many of those are about to change. Continue reading

Command-crafted community

Video-on-Demand and interactive TV dominated the broadband buzz 20 years ago. Now it is a reality. We stream video on demand. We guide our friends and family, our community, instead of program guides doing the job. You really should watch Peter’s latest passionate prediction.

Produce and print personal postcards: classic comes back with digital twist

Tourists taking photo may be sending their real, printed postcards home

If you want to impress your friends this summer, a postcard in the regular mail will do the job. Either you go traditional and buy one, or you create and post your personal ones. This might be the first summer in ages when you get more post than you did last year. Continue reading