Archive for the 'Innovation' Category

Appalyti.cz shows top-rakend iPhone apps over time

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

During my work at kooaba I deal alot with tracking the statistics of iPhone apps. I was also curios how other apps develop in their rankings. I could not find any web-site which consistently tracks the top ranked iPhone apps. So I decided to create my own. Appalyti.cz is the outcome of this endeavor. It [...]

On two-sided markets – or why free may be the right price in some cases, and in some cases not

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

So you just coded this really cool Internet application, which is kind of a mixture between, youtube, facebook and flickr, but targeted stamp collectors. Everybody likes it, even your former high-school sweetheart thinks it has enormous potential. Congratulations! Time to uncork the Champagne. Mmmm, but how are you gonna make money? No matter if you [...]

Estonia and the Crisis (guest appearance: Switzerland and the Crisis)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The baltic states are hit hard by the crisis. It will be hard for countries like Estonia to keep their libertarian economic (including the flat tax, which I mentioned a few times in this blog). A recent article in the German Financial Times points out, that the country tries to focus on their competency in [...]

Imported old Blogposts

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Yeeha, thanks to some digging in old files and some SQL magic I could import my old posts from my handwritten blogging software from 2001. As a result, the archive contains now my posts back to 2001. Favourites / Evergreens: This post could have been written yesterday: Mit Optimismus in die Krise (written June 2001). [...]

Google adds face recognition to Picasa

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Two years after Google bought Neven Vision (their?) face detection and recognition technology was added to Picasa yesterday. Two years ago I assumed that they would probably do that – just like Riya at the time. Interestingly, the latter seems to have been pretty much abandoned in favour of Like. The question ow is, how [...]

Update on Recent Developments

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Cool: In November I wrote that Xing should add the facebook-like newsfeed. And now they have it. Nice! However, you only see the last three events. To get the rest you have to be premium member. Typical Xing, I would say.

Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Try mosaickr

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

As of today, we have set up poster printing with Zazzle. Which means worldwide mosaickr poster delivery to your door. Plus, you can choose from a range of printing options, including printing on canvas or custom framing. Awesome! How about a nice mosaick poster of shared memories to your loved one’s for Christmas? Here are [...]

Random comments and thoughts about recent developments

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Observation 1: facebook is spreading rapidly in Switzerland. Everyday more and more people I used to go to school with sign up. I guess local players like klassenfreunde will be obsolete soon. What about StudiVZ? Not sure … Comment 1: the real killer app in facebook is the Newsfeed. Seeing what has happened in your [...]

Does Google Read my blog? AKA: Reader does search now!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

A couple of months ago I was dazzled by the lack of a search function in Google Reader. A week ago Google finally added search. And it rocks!! Finally my starred items are of use, since I can restrict search to them. Search is the new user interface.