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Multiscreen World [infographic on multitasking]

Here is an interesting infographic by Nick Rojas on multitasking on different screens.

TFF-M5-Multiscreen

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Analysis
Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis
louis@infocomintelligence.com



For the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, the Future of Search Technology is about Personalization

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Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, gave an interesting interview to Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum of Davos in Switzerland this week. She suggests that the future of search technology will be mainly related to personalization of information.  In the future you become part of the query in a search engine.  What you are searching in the past, what you are posting on blogs and social networks will be taken into account in your search queries.  She claims personalization and the importance of context of information in search engines will be more mainstream in three to five years.

Facebook just popularized its Social graph, based on social information.  Similarly, Yahoo wants to develop its Interest graph where context and unknown connections between people are shared.  For instance, based on an event like the World Economic Forum, the Interest graph can inform people about the presence of interesting individuals who could be sharing some particular interests with them.  Whether it is for business developments, networking or leisure activities the interest graph can offer several possibilities.

For Mrs. Mayer, web technologies have been evolving very quickly since 15 years.  We are now in the mobile wave, with many innovations in mobiles technologies.  Yahoo is using partnerships to gain access to web innovations such as mobile browser or social networks, which represent key enabling technologies.

In the future, Yahoo wants to refresh its products and services based on the web daily habits of its users: reading news, mail, video, search, watching sports, and playing games. The company also intends to develop one of its strengths: user generated content such as Flickr, Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Groups.

You can see the video here.

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter : @InfocomAnalysis

“Prestopolis Makes Beautiful Online Catalogues for Traditional Retailers” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/prestopolis-makes-beautiful-online-catalogues-for-traditional-retailers-2012-07-30

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Our new article “Yes, There is a Technology Bubble – But Not in Canada, Joel Scott Says” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/yes-there-is-a-technology-bubble-but-not-in-canada-joel-scott-says-2012-05-28

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

 

Our new article “Zuora’s Shawn Price on Disruption and the Tech Bubble” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/zuoras-shawn-price-on-disruption-and-the-tech-bubble-2012-05-28

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Our new article “Epilogger: a Canadian Startup Making Waves in the Events Industry [Exclusive Interview] ” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/epilogger-a-canadian-startup-making-waves-in-the-events-industry-exclusive-interview-2012-05-25

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Our new article: “Beyond the Rack’s Yona Shtern Shares Advice for Entrepreneurs at Accelerate MTL 2012″ is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/beyond-the-racks-yona-shtern-shares-advice-for-entrepreneurs-at-accelerate-mtl-2012-2012-05-25

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Our new article “96% of Generation Y in Quebec Use the Internet” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/96-of-generation-y-in-quebec-use-the-internet-2012-05-17

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Wired interview with Marc Andreesen, venture capitalist and former entrepreneur: best article so far in 2012.

The article written by Chris Anderson, Wired editor in chief about “The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen” is the best article I read so far in 2012.  It covers venture capital, major internet technological trends of the past two decades, strategy and finance.  Andreesen saw five Internet trends before most experts.

 

1- 1992, Everyone Will Have the Web

 

2- 1995, The Browser Will Be the Operating System

 

3-1999, Web Businesses Will Live in the Cloud

 

4- 2004, Everything Will Be Social

 

5- 2009, Software Will Eat the World

 

In 2009, Andreessen and his longtime business partner, Loudcloud cofounder Ben Horowitz, created a venture capital firm called Andreessen Horowitz. Their vision today: an economy transformed by the rise of computing. Andreessen believes that enormous technology companies can now be built around the use of hyperintelligent software to revolutionize whole sectors of the economy, from retail to real estate to health care.”

 

Andreessen Horowitz is one of the most successful VC tech firm in the world.  They made numerous home-runs investments such as Skype, Facebook, Groupon, Zynga, Twitter, Airbnb and Foursquare.

Andreessen Horowitz’s investments span the mobile, gaming, social, ecommerceeducation and enterprise IT (including cloud computingsecurity, and Software as a Service) industries.

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

 

 

Our new article on the redefinition of Yahoo business model is available on Seeking Alpha

http://seekingalpha.com/article/514281-is-it-a-good-idea-for-yahoo-to-refocus-its-business-model

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

 

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