Da un ricerca da parte di Magnaglobal, pare emergere che le aziende che stanno investendo i propri capitali nella pubblicità in Cina non si siano accordi della forte presenza di persone che passano gran parte della propria giornata su internet con un numero di utenti in trend fortemente positivo.
pic by ~tomeqq
The time to update my blog is always few.. Anyway, this time I want to talk about TVs..
Everytime we want to watch a tv show, a movie or just want to see “what’s on”, we are used to sit on our sofa and turn on the TV.. But the way we are doing that is going to change in the next future.. Maybe we’ll do the same gestures but the way programs will reach our screen will undergo some serious changes.
Let’s talk about the TV as we know it today.. The programs we watch are usually provided by the major broadcasting organisations such as the world famous BBC, or SKY, Mediaset and RAI in Italy.. They are usually aired via antenna, cable or sat and we watch them on a classic Tv. They can be free and transmitted thanks to the money granted by advertising, or we have to pay a subscription in order to enjoy them.
Quite any of this services provides a large variety of channels but we are obliged to follow the palimpsest decided by the supplying company, without the chance to decide what we want to see apart from the possibility to scroll through the many channels..
And what about when there’s nothing we like?…
Well.. this is where the future TV comes in.. Internet TV.
Internet tv is infact one of the hottest topic between the giants of technology.. For exemple It’s since a while that Apple is interested in this kind of entertainment by giving the opportunity to rent movies or buy Tv shows online via their iTunes store, and now, as most of us already know, that even google is interested in providing a WebTv service that will be called googletv besides the well known “home made videos and not only” site: youtube. Apple also has its own device the appleTv that is useful to download or view videos directly with the tv which could be renewed soon and named iTV.
So what are the strong point of the Internet TV?
- First of all it’s surely the customization. You watch what you want to watch, not what they want you to watch. (nice tongue-twister =) )..
- Targeted advertising. We will see ads that responds to our tastes not only crap we are not interested in.
The hardest thing to control are prices that don’t have to be too high but they have to satify the content suppliers too. Probably the best solution is an annual or monthly fare with unlimited downloads. Apple is already working with producers for this and probably even Google too..
Future is next, and the challenges that the incoming companies and the old-style one will face are many. I think that BBC & co. will have to review their strategy very soon, because internet Tv will take a very big slice of their market.
This post is just to let you know that in this period there are few posts because it’s a very full and hard period.
I know that every time I tell you this, but every time it’s the real fact.. I’m not a liar.
What’s keeping me really busy apart from the university exams that are draining my life is an important project that I’m taking on with one of my very best friends Mirko. (I don’t even remember if I’ve already talked about this before). This project It’s taking a lot of time to him too because he’s working very hard to realize many things I’m not able to do. So I take this chance also to thank him for the great job!!.
So, what about the project?
We are trying to build up a small company that will develop mobile applications. NightFarm is the company name.
At the moment we are implementing the code for our site.. It’s an hard work because it will be written using the latest CSS improvements, in order to give you a smooth and great experience.
We are also developing our first app starting from the design and the functions we want it to possess. For the moment I can only say that it will be a fantastic and useful app for photographers and people who like to take pictures.. 🙂
Finally flickr has changed a little its quite old user interface..
You should take a little time before you can fully enjoy it but then you’ll realize that is much better now.. More room for your pics and there’s even a “Turn the lights down” feature.
I especially like the map view on the right and the fact that always more sites are giving importance to the geotagging feature.
for more information visit the flickr blog
It seems that Mountain View is getting the best from the rivalry with Microsoft Bing and from this morning on my Italian Home Page, I can see a very very high quality picture as a backgrund instead of the old white and clean abitual background.
It is also possible to choose your favourite picture from a bunch, or to use your photos from Picasa or directly from your Computer… Google also give you some advices about the best pictures for you… That’s a nice restyling!
This is a flash news… And it seems to be available only for Google Chrome at the moment, but from now it is possible to drag and drop your image into your e-mails body, and after that GMail gives you the opportunity to resize it in a simple way.
That’s nice… Thanks Google…