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Diesel says “BE STUPID” – What do you think?

September 23, 2010

Great idea or a terrible campaign? Playful or plain dumb? “Be yourself” or “be fucked”? Daring or pointless?

Personally, I like the general idea and concept. I love some of the executions, but there are a few ‘fail’ ones as well…

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Conde’s latest digital foray – Vogue.com

September 13, 2010

(Pic from NYTimes)

In recent times, Conde Nast has certainly generated quite a bit of fuss with their successful foray into the world of magazine apps.

It was a bit of a surprise initially because Conde Nast has never really been seen as a publisher that’s gone head first in embracing the World Wide Web. There has always been a sense that they’ve operated their digital channels at an arms length basis, being extremely protective and cautious in terms of how they approached and treated the medium.

Wired’s probably as good an example as any, as their own editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson, noted during the launch of their first app:

“The irony that Wired, a magazine founded to chronicle the digital revolution, has traditionally come to you each month on the smooshed atoms of dead trees is not lost on us. Let’s just say the medium is not always the message.”

So you can imagine that, when they were one of the first magazine publishers to launch an iPad app that went on to achieve resounding success, they took everyone (magazine industry AND the world wide web), by surprise.

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Reinventing the encyclopedia that Wikipedia killed

September 8, 2010

What a fascinating idea!

“This is historiography. This is what culture actually looks like: a process of argument, of dissenting and accreting opinion, of gradual and not always correct codification.

“And for the first time in history, we’re building a system that, perhaps only for a brief time but certainly for the moment, is capable of recording every single one of those infinitely valuable pieces of information. Everything should have a history button. We need to talk about historiography, to surface this process, to challenge absolutist narratives of the past, and thus, those of the present and our future.” -James Bridle

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Stuff is the people’s Site of the Year 2010

August 22, 2010

We took the big one this year at the People’s Choice Netguide Web Awards.

Grats to the entire team!

Josh & Jamie picks up Stuff.co.nz

July 30, 2010

It’s true.

One of the most exciting indie upstarts in recent times have just picked up the Stuff.co.nz account… and I for one can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Special + Orcon + Iggy Pop = Incredible Axis Haul

March 26, 2010

Special Group’s and Orcon’s “Together Incredible with Iggy Pop” took home a grand total of 8 Gold Axis at yesterday night’s CAANZ Axis Awards, including the coveted Grand Axis award.

Here is why:

TM’s 3 and 10 play

March 23, 2010

From the Malaysian Insider:

Where TM’s IPTV service could have an edge however is in the video-on-demand (VOD) service where it has signed up with Sony Pictures, CBS and Disney-ABC. The IPTV service moreover is not being offered in isolation but as part of a “triple-play” package comprising voice calls, video (IPTV and VOD), and high-speed Internet starting from speeds of 10Mbps and upwards.

IPTV and VOD (over the internet) at speeds of 10Mbps and upwards? Really? I wonder what the theoretical maximum for the downstream speed is… because 10Mbps sure isn’t going to give you quality IPTV.

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