Is the Internet ready for live music? Serial entrepreneur Brian Gruber thinks it is. With his latest startup ShowGo.tv, Gruber has created an online music experience in which we can watch live jazz from “the coolest places on earth”. Gruber, who founded Fora.tv back in 2005, told me that he believes the time is now right – both in technological and business terms – to launch the live musical experience online.
Great idea; I’m involved as advisor:)))
We are entering an era of information tsunamis: mind-boggling global data torrents , all-pervasive social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) connectivity, widespread ‘wikilikean’ transparency expectations (both B2C as well as B2B), rapid changes in interface technologies (AR, gestures, voice-control, nano-technologies, bionics, AI etc), the hyper-realtime speed of information and media, and of abundant consumer choice in pretty much every sector of commerce and business.
Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell both had significant roles in creating two of the most iconic technology products of recent history, the iPod and the iPhone. They are out on their own now, running Nest, a startup everyone is talking about and that makes a product no one has talked about for the past hundred years or so. Drum roll please… the thermostat.
…executives are suffering a condition they label as “innovation vertigo” – an uneasiness with the changing dynamics of today’s business landscape, and uncertainty over the best path forward. There are three challenges that stand in the way of innovation and growth, the survey finds: lack of available talent, the need for business models more accommodating to innovation, and protectionist reflexes. Executives agree that greater efforts at collaboration can make a difference.
“Innovation Vertigo” yes indeed:))
At first blush, it appears much easier to use than Skype or other VoIP services simply because the contacts list is already pre-populated with our pals. And with the excellent call quality, we could definitely see this as a viable alternative to regular phone service especially in areas with poor coverage. Beware, cellular carriers?
Gerd adds: this will be a lot more disruptive than Skype, even, I think…