Quotes of the week
I don’t want you to think ‘outside the box’. I want you to think about the box.
Infrastructure space is the secret weapon of some of the most powerful people in the world
Articles of the week
- GigaOM: Berg’s CEO on the experience of connected devices & avoiding the creep factor
Interview with Mr. Webb of the mighty BERG about their pivot (sorry the SV jargon) and his view on the term ‘Internet of Things’ and much more.
- ReadWrite: The Current YouTube Economy Is In Peril
Fruzsina Eördögh reports from the VidCon in Anaheim, California about the state of the YouTube economy of the Multi-Channel-Networks (MCNs). The mood is getting darker and darker as many content creators are pissed with YouTube keeping what they think is too much of the ad revenues.
- The Business of Fashion: Acronym’s Uncompromising Focus on Function
Adam Wray takes a closer look at Acronym, the think tank for the future of urban clothing, disguised as an exclusive apparel brand. As always, Errolsons approach to design and running the company way beyond the business of fashion.
- Memo To The BuzzFeed Team
Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, send out this memo to his employees, basically giving a blueprint for how to become a successful, read profitable, media company in our age. Long-term thinking, data-driven, technology-focused, the right mix of topics and media-formats, it’s all in there.
- The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back
Bruce Schneier is on of the most trusted experts on internet security. The Guardian has given him access to the documents leaked by Snowden, and his reaction to what he has seen should make even the last one of us feel unease, to put it mildly. This is his call-to-action to do our thing to fix what the NSA has broken. Also have a look at his recommendations of what to do to stay as secure as possible in these days.