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Visual Networking Enables IPEVO Scar Search Campaign

Over the summer, I went down to the U.S. Open of Surfing, where I met Henri Duong, Director of Internet Strategy & Development at IPEVO, a Silicon Valley startup that specializes in devices for communication over the internet, like Skype. IPEVO caught my eye at the U.S. Open of Surfing, because of their innovative marketing campaign, called Scar Search, which utilizes visual networking to engage consumers. Back in San Jose, I caught up with Henri to learn more about Scar Search, be sure to check out a few of the Scar Search videos below: Mike Read More »

87% of Consumers Want Networked Devices

Read a very interesting article by Carol Wilson posted on Telephony Online regarding consumer interest in networked devices. According to a study commissioned by Accenture that surveyed 600 global consumers described as “heavy users of digital devices and services” 87% believed that most digital devices, whether portable, in the home or in the car would be networked. Biggest concern…managing the interoperability of devices and data. The research concludes that consumers are looking for some form of a control panel that would serve to integrate devices and experiences. To read the entire article go to: “Consumers want networked devices — but whose network?”This poses an interesting question for the role that the network can play in managing integration across devices.

New Generation Television

Some really Interesting news crossing the wires today heralds a new wave of content access for consumers giving them what they want to see, where they want to see it. Telecom Italia Selects Cisco and Adobe for Delivery of Next-Generation ‘Web TV’ ServicesAs this evolution proceeds, just exactly what else should we expect to see over the coming months? Product placement on Bebo perhaps? Banner advertising on the EPG? (I think there is a gap in the market there). Well, these are just a couple of questions raised at a recent panel discussion on Visual Networking: The Evolution of Social Networks. This forum is where the new players such as, MoreTV, Shinymedia and mixed with established players like Texas Instruments, DT and Toshiba and shared ideas on the new generation of business models shaping the digital landscape today.Two key discussion points were The New Generation and Monetising Visual Network -see this first video for more.Alongside Fernando Gil de Bernabe, Managing Director, Strategy and Consumer, IBSG, Cisco sat Udo Biro, IPTV Product Manager Nokia Siemens Networks, Stefan Jenzowsky, CEO, MoreTV, Alx Klive, Founder and CEO,, Ashley Norris, Founder, Shiny Media and Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. The most interesting businesses to me personally were WorldTv and MoreTV – both innovative and niche companies have created business models based around what the consumer wants – I’d like to see where they are this time next year.For a round up of the event check the Parks blog We also caught up with some of the panellists to get their views on Visual Networking here.If you think you have an interesting model for this new generation of television and video – tell us about it!

The Human Network Effect

Yesterday Cisco announced the next phase of the popular Human Network campaign called The Human Network Effect. Cisco is transforming the way people work, live, play and learn by embracing new media and the web 2.0 tools that we all like to play with so much. The way we consume media and communicate has changed, from video chat to Twitter, these tools can be useful inside and outside of the office. Cisco enables web 2.0 tools and video to provide collaboration and communication the way you want it, on the device you want it. Check out the latest videos that support next phase of the human network: See the New Collaboration Effect: The Shortest CommuteThe Save More Travel Less Effect Read More »

Julia Allison and Meghan Asha Dish About Digital Cribs Via TelePresence

Last week I met with girls Julia Allison and Meghan Asha, via TelePresence, to talk about their favorite gadgets and tech trends. While the girls were in New York, NY using a CTS 1000, I spoke to them from the Cisco San Jose, CA office using a CTS 3000. In this clip the girls talk about what it was like to be on Digital Cribs and the gadgets they have collected since the taping. Check it out…Cisco Digital Cribs – Meghan Asha: Read More »