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Turkey represents a dramatic economic success story. While much of the rest of the world struggled with recession in 2011, its GDP expanded by 8.5 percent. Growth continued last year, with the OECD estimated at 2.9 percent, more than twice the OECD average. Within a decade, Turkey aims to become one of world’s the ten biggest economies. To achieve this ambitious goal, we’re convinced that the country needs to embrace the Internet. The Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz, the US Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone, and a wide representation from the Turkish business and civil society recently joined us to launch Boston Consulting Group’s report Turkey Online: How the Internet Is Transforming The Turkish Economy.
Google Europe Blog: Transforming Turkey’s economy through the Internet (free report). Interesting to read this in context with the current events there!

Thomas Frey on The End of Theft

In 2030, every purchase over $50, or what ever minimum you choose, is automatically assigned to our “personal ownership network.” Tagging chips built-in to these items automatically provide a full description of the product, serial numbers, date of purchase, manufacturing details, and more. All of this information is transferred into your personal ownership network, an intelligent software system designed to manage everything you own.

What's Ahead for the Net: Mary Meeker Explains It All

Meeker’s projected numbers for the increase in mobile traffic are too conservative, said James Lamberti, general manager and vice president of AdTruth.

“Not only are we seeing a tremendous growth in mobile phones, but as she noted, tablets are also growing like wildfire, roughly three times faster than the iPhone,” he told the E-Commerce Times.

“More importantly, Mary is right that the mobile ad market is largely untapped,” Lamberti said, adding that the irony of that $20 billion opportunity is that many marketers are skeptical it exists.

Wer das neueste Buch von Steffan Heuer und Pernille Tranberg zu Ende gelesen hat, traut sich womöglich kaum noch ins Netz. Über die ersten knapp 200 Seiten ist dort nämlich zu lesen, wie gefährlich alles ist, was wir im virtuellen Raum so treiben: Überall wird gespeichert und bespitzelt, zurückverfolgt und mitgelesen. Im Netz lauern große Konzerne, Kriminelle und Betrüger, neugierige Arbeitgeber, rachsüchtige Ex-Partner, Pädophile oder cybermobbende Jugendliche. Jede Information kann zum Puzzlestück und letztlich gegen uns verwendet werden. So etwa steht es in dem Buch - und leider ist das wahr. Auch wenn der ständige, auf ein möglichst mulmiges Gefühl abzielende Unterton des Buches zuweilen sehr lästig werden kann. Die beiden Journalisten Heuer und Tranberg haben einen Ratgeber geschrieben, bei dem allein schon der Titel wie eine Kampfansage klingt: “Mich kriegt ihr nicht” heißt die deutsche Übersetzung, Untertitel: “Gebrauchsanweisung zur digitalen Selbstverteidigung”. Wer sich selbst verteidigen will, muss sich aber erst einmal angegriffen fühlen, und falls das bei den Lesern bisher nicht der Fall sein sollte, hilft das Buch nach: In insgesamt dreizehn Kapiteln wird auch für Laien verständlich beschrieben, worin genau die Gefahren für ihre Daten im Netz bestehen und warum strikter Datenschutz nach Meinung der Autoren wichtig ist.

How to become internet famous for $68 (Santiago Swallow story sheds light on fake Internet fame - made me think)

There’s just one thing about Santiago Swallow that you won’t easily find online: I made him up. Everything above is true. He really does have a Twitter feed with tens of thousands of followers, he really does have a Wikipedia biography, and he really does have an official web site. But he has never been to TED or South By South West and is not writing a book. I—or rather he—flat out lied about that…”

Gerd adds: great story indeed.

Belgacom m2m event in Brussels April 18 - meet me there

During the Belgacom m2m event we will present Belgacom’s current and future strategy in terms of Machine-To-machine (m2m), together with the m2m solutions and the new management platform.

We will have the pleasure to welcome Gerd Leonhard, famous visionair who will talk about the importance and the evolution of the ‘Internet of Things’.

;)) look forward to it too

(via What happens in an Internet minute? | SmartPlanet)
The idea of just selling copies is toast - selling (i.e. offering) access is where the money is. Kevin Kelly said it years ago: we must sell what can’t be copied, what’s scarce, not what is ubiquitous.

The Future of Technology in a Digital Society: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard in Paris (Systematic) (by Gerd Leonhard)

Please take a look and let me know how you like it. The PDF with the slides is here: http://gerd.fm/WlJaXa

Future of Innovation & Business: From Ego to Eco. Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Porto Alegre 2012 (by Gerd Leonhard)

Would be curious to know what you guys think of this video

Cloud Computing - SAP taps niche areas in cloud to grow beyond traditional base

The immense potential of the Indian SMB market is well known.  Market research firm, Zinnov, says that with over 50 million units, India has the largest number of SMBs across the world. While a…

(via On Privacy, Consumers’ Concerns and Actions Diverge - eMarketer)

(via 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update)

Another must-read 5* slide deck from Mary Meeker @KPCB

After finishing the project, Smolan became such a convert that he argues that “big data will have a bigger effect on humanity than the Internet” because knowing so much more about the world via data lets us anticipate and potentially solve problems. (via Big data gets its own book: ‘The Human Face of Big Data’ | Internet & Media - CNET News)

After finishing the project, Smolan became such a convert that he argues that “big data will have a bigger effect on humanity than the Internet” because knowing so much more about the world via data lets us anticipate and potentially solve problems. (via Big data gets its own book: ‘The Human Face of Big Data’ | Internet & Media - CNET News)

(via IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - The App Revolution: How this Varies By Market)
"Does all this point to the death of the web, and the rise of the ‘app-internet’? While it’s true many companies are moving away from web towards an app-based culture -Google thrives on the web but hasn’t stopped its march towards Android & apps - so don’t start measuring the casket yet. In the same way some experts talk about the death of the PC despite there still being life in the old monitor yet, the internet isn’t going anywhere soon…”

(via IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - The App Revolution: How this Varies By Market)

"Does all this point to the death of the web, and the rise of the ‘app-internet’? While it’s true many companies are moving away from web towards an app-based culture -Google thrives on the web but hasn’t stopped its march towards Android & apps - so don’t start measuring the casket yet. In the same way some experts talk about the death of the PC despite there still being life in the old monitor yet, the internet isn’t going anywhere soon…”