23.2.10

Zeppelin Called The Eureka

Doesn't need a runway and low noise

Airship Ventures, a company that's resurrected the Zeppelin for air tours of San Francisco and other locations.
Love Zeppelins but can't afford a ticket? Fly vicariously by tracking the ship on Airship Ventures' site.

Differences: Management Practice

Make or break. 1-10 scale. What does growth rate really means if your management practice is poor ?

Understanding the Startup Financing Process

The 3F's, Seed Capital, Angel Capital, Venture Capital, Series A-C, IPO's, Public Market



Friends, Family, Fools & Founders
they're the only ones willing to donate some money to your cause, friends and family, cause they care, and fools, cause well only a fool would give someone they don't know cash.

Seed Money
these are typically people who want to flip their equity within 6 months, quick in grow the company rapidly, and quick out strategy.

The BA's (Business Angels)
Those who invest on the basis of 30 x expected ROI.

Venture Capitalist
Comes in, typically Series A, then Series B for early stage, C for early late stage, etc... etc...

IPO, or Initial Public Offering
Meaning that the shares of your company can be traded on stock markets such as NASDAQ, DAX, etc... but when you get here, you'll have a Morgan Stanley underwriting your deal, you may be going through a M or A, and all sorts of crazy things can happen

22.2.10

Bjelovar: Apple iPhone 3GS, 32GB


Smudge. Smudge. Smudge.
''Hitting home button on the Globe.'' D.K.

Wayback - Web History- January 9th, 2007.

- Monday, 22.02.2010.
- two croissants and coffee
- day off
- early morning at the Hospital in Bjelovar ( optical review )
- coffee with N. at Carica
- crazy idea - T-Mobile Croatia shopping
- Filip's birthday
- got Avatar DVD
- afternoon nirvana
- white and red Marlboro
- Bjelovar City Center - parking lot
- faxing at the Post Office to VIPNET
- paying my bills at FINA


Songs:

John Mayer: Gravity




John Mayer: Waiting on the world to change



Quotes:

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It's very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. ... Apple's been very fortunate in that it's introduced a few of these.
Steve Jobs
The Apple CEO announcing introduction of the iPhone January 2007.

The iPhone is the most sophisticated, outlook-challenging piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles.
David Pogue
The US technology writer as Apple's new iPhone hits US shelves June 2007.

Well, of course, I'm the wrong person to ask. I like to dial numbers with one hand, and maybe I'm the only one.
Bill Gates
Asked if he would buy an Apple iPhone.

Anyone privy to the release of the iPhone is going to hold on to their current device as long as they possibly can, all but Scotch taping their devices together so that they can crawl over the finish line and into the loving arms of a shiny new iPhone. (Oh, you know the box is gonna be sexy.)
John Mayer
The US singer, songwriter and guitarist, writing in his blog on 'Bring on theiPhone' just prior to its release.

I think there's almost a belligerence - people are frustrated with their manufactured environment. We tend to assume the problem is with us, and not with the products we're trying to use. In other words, when our tools are broken, we feel broken. And when somebody fixes one, we feel a tiny bit more whole.
Jonathan Ive
The British designer and Senior Vice President of Industrial design at Apple Computer speaking about the iPhone upon its introduction.

Yeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
John C. Dvorak
The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.

If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride.
Anssi Vanjoki
Nokia VP & General Manager of Multimedia on his company's plans to release new phone similar to iPhone in 2008.

18.2.10

You @ Flow and Zen


Concept: From Idea To Result

Do just one thing === Do the best you can === Have a partner
<< STAY FOCUSED >>



1. IDEA
{ only one }

2. ACTION PLAN
{ every step }

3. QUALITIES
{ drive, courage, spirit, competence }

4. RESOURCES
{ people, time, money, stuff }

5. RESULT
{ quantity }

6. REFLECT & SHARE
{ the end }


Author: Zec
Licence: Creative Commons By Attribution
Inspiration & Acknowledgements:
Quotes:
Alan Kay:
Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's Laws!

Stevan Dedijer:
Science and technology doesn't matter. It's what do you know about the world.

Albert Einstein:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Steve Jobs:
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Bill Gates:
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

Warren Buffet:
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

Budhha:
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Napoleon Bonaparte:
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.

Donald Trump:
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.

Stephen Covey:
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.

US Army Ad:
If someone wrote a book about your life, would anyone want to read it?

Albert Einstein:
Play is the highest form of research.

Gregory Bateson:
The source of the new...is the random.

J.F. Kennedy:
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

Jeff Bezos:
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

Larry Ellison:
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.

Katharine Graham:
To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?

Carl Icahn:
You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.

David Rockefeller:
The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.

Dalibor Kunich:
You and I could be very, very rich.

David Allen:
The main one is staying focused on both the big picture and the important details.

16.2.10

''Rich Web Media'' Tablet Medium

Separately-produced news service.

Tablet Magazine

We finally have a digital platform that allows us to retain all the rich visual features of high-gloss print, from lavish design to glorious photography, while augmenting it with video, animations, additional content and full interactivity.


Dispatches From Mobile World Congress - Day 2

Google
Clash with operators looming

Android
60.000 units shipped daily

OpenPeak
OpenTablet

Verizon and Skype
Friends

Blackberry
WebKit browser

CNN
App Economy everywhere

Comverse
Face.com AR

Vodafone's Colao
Mobile must reform society

HTC
Four models - new

Acer
Liquid

Huawei
Goes Android and tablet

15.2.10

Enter : Adam tablet

Tegra 2 + Android

Notion Ink Adam From India

Here's more about this news.

“We’ve taken design inspiration from a 400-year tradition - the user interface of magazines!”


Dispatches From Mobile World Congress - Day 1

Intel & Nokia . Maemo and Mobline merge.
MeeGo

Samsung Wave smartphone
Bada OS

Microsoft
Windows Mobile 7

Sony Ericsson
Xperia Mini and Pro

Israel Companies - an app
Exhibit at Mobile World Congress

LG
GD880 Mini

Motorola
Quench

Best App Ever Award 2009
Congratulations

Vodafone
150 phone

Consortium
The Wholesale Application Community

Adobe Air
Coming to Google Android

Contactless payment trial
Trialled

Yellix
App

Souktel
Job sms search

HTC phones
Trio

Nokia
Services, not hardware

14.2.10

Next Trip: Djurdjevac - Barcelona


Itinerary

Event: Mobile World Congress

My role: insider who is outsider ;)

10:00 - Start - by car: Djurdjevac - Zagreb
Parking lot: friends house
13:00 - Zagreb airport Pleso - coffee
15:15 - flight Zagreb - Vienna
19:45 - flight Vienna - Barcelona
Arrival: Terminal 1- at 22:10
23:00 Checking-in at Catalonia Albinoni


***** Zagreb to Barcelona *****

Flight 1 Monday, February 15, 2010

Departure: 15:15 Zagreb, Croatia - Pleso
Arrival: 16:20 Vienna, Austria - Vienna International
Airline: Croatia Airlines OU5440 e
Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet
Operated by Austrian

Change of plane required. Time between flights = 3:25.

Flight 2 Monday, February 15, 2010

Departure: 19:45 Vienna, Austria - Vienna International
Arrival: 22:10 Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona, terminal 1
Airline: Austrian OS395 e
Aircraft: Fokker 100
Operated by Tyrolean Airways

Hotel


THE CATALONIA ALBINONI
IS LOCATED IN PORTAL DE L*ANGEL, A WIDE PEDESTRIAN AND COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD IN THE CENTRE OF BARCELONA, JUST A FEW STEPS FROM PLACA CATALUNYA AND THE CATHEDRAL. THE BUILDING HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE LIST OF THE CITY. THE HOTEL STILL PRESERVES ITS ORIGINAL NEOCLASSICAL FACADE, WHICH FEATURES ROMANTIC AND BAROQUE MOTIFS. THE ENTRY HALL LEADS US TO THE INTERIOR COURTYARD WHERE WE CAN ADMIRE THE ORIGINAL MARBLE STAIRCASE. *** BREAKFAST IS AVAILABLE AT A COST OF 15 EUROS *** THIS PROPERTY WAS BUILT IN 1998 AMENITIES- AIR CONDITION - GST RMS SATELLITE TELEVISION ALARM CLOCK DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE HAIRDRYER IN ROOM TELEVISION IN - ROOM SAFE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MINI BAR **FEES MAY APPLY TO ABOVE AMENITIES**

9.2.10

TED - Thoughts Gone Wild


Before I pack for Barcelona and get ready for Mobile World Congress, another great conference is soon rolling out. Another fuel for my thoughts.

TED is almost here. It's exiting as ever.

Bill Gates reminded me that he's gone be there and do a lot of twitting . He'll be answering some question on Friday via Twitter hashtag #BillatTED . His main theme is energy.

TransferJet - wireless highway


Very close proximity wireless system

TransferJet is a Close Proximity Wireless Transfer technology featuring simple operation, safe connection and efficient transfer of data.

Simple Operation
Just touching two devices together automatically initiates transfer of files.

Safe Connection
A short transmission distance minimizes any risks of data theft.
Users can specify and restrict which other devices can be connected by TransferJet.

Efficient Transfer

Very high-speed transfer of large data files.
Physical layer transmission rate is 560 Mbps, maximum data throughput is 375 Mbps.

8.2.10

Amazing Designs - iPhone Apps

Compiled by Gisele Muller. Twitter: @gismullr

{ Look, enjoy, desire, make something new ! }

A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.

Charlie Byrd

7.2.10

5 Yellow

Seeing numbers in colors. Knowing number's place in space. Time too. Amazing. I realised it is so called time-space synaesthesia

5.2.10

Old Glory Of Comics Brought To You By iPad


Panelfly - only week away ?

I grew up with comics. It was the way I learned reading during my childhood even before my school time. I was smart kid and comics did help me a lot.

These were black and white editions of mass comics like Zagor, Tex Viler, Commandant Mark, Black The Stone, Alan Ford, Marty Misteria etc. My father bought me one every time he would get back from the business trip.

Maybe I could do the same one day for my kids. Thanks to iPad, Sugarcube ( former Apple engineers ) ,Panelfly...and many others brave iPad heroes trying to make a decent digital comic product.

Panelfly will be out in a week or so.

Germany Media Reactions On iPad

Germany media - iPad coverage with some comments. Allways looking for their opinion. This is the land of BMW ;))

NDR TV report

The Essence Of Tablet Magazine Reading

Sweden: Bonnier Mag+ Prototype

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

4.2.10

iPad User Interface - Zoom. Learn. Enjoy !

AppFund 4 iPad Apps


Stimulating iPad creativity with the right tool; { money }

Although, IMHO, it should be fun to make iPad apps, everything else comes around eventually.

AppFund is dedicated to provide money incentive for iPad ''works''. People who are behind this initiative are well-known Web entrepreneurs - Kevin Wendle and Daniel Klaus.

For those interested, there's an e-mail for submissions: submissions@appfund.net

There are no regional restrictions on who can apply.

1.2.10

Conference: OnMedia 2010. - New York City


OnMedia NYC is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the global advertising and media establishment.
This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries.

Who Attends

Seven hundred technology, media and advertising CEOs, business development officers, media buyers, venture-capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend OnMedia. More than 20,000 webcast viewers from more than 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend OnMedia to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships, and create new business opportunities.

OnMedia 2010 Speaker Line-up

• Mark Cuban, Chairman, HDNet & Owner, Dallas Mavericks
• Walt Frazier, Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee & Commentator, MSG
• Jon Miller, Chief Digital Officer, News Corporation
• Jim Lanzone, CEO, Clicker
• Avner Ronen, CEO, Boxee
• Peter Hirshberg, Co-founder & Chairman, The Conversation Group
• Fred Graver, Founder of iLarious & Award-winning TV Writer
• Jay MacDonald, Partner, DeSilva + Phillips
• Ryan Steelberg, CEO, Brand Affinity Technologies
• Craig Roah, Founder & COO, Rubicon Project
• Paul Palmieri, CEO, Millennial Media
• Quincy Smith, Partner, Code Advisors
• Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia
• Tim Cadogan, CEO, OpenX
• Jessica Vascellaro, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
• Greg Coleman, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Huffington Post
• Steven Kydd, Executive Vice President, Demand Media
• Gilbert Fuchsberg, President, Skiff
• Ken Krick, Partner, KPMG
• Iain Scholnick, CEO, Imagespan
• Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
• Bob Davis, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
• Alan Patricof, Founder & Managing Director, Greycroft Partners
• Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
• Andy Goldfarb, Executive Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners
• David Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor, Internet & Technology, Fortune
• Eric Wheeler, CEO, 33Across
• Tom Phillips, CEO, Media6Degrees
• Jessica Schell, SVP, NBC Universal
• Dan Rose, VP Business Development & Monetization, Facebook
• Jay Hallberg, CEO, Spiceworks
• Drew Stein, COO, IMO Entertainment
• Brian O'Kelley, CEO, AppNexus
• Lexi Reese, Director Content Network, Google
• Rajeev Goel, CEO, PubMatic
• Amiad Solomon, CEO, Peer39
• Mike Monahan, Partner, KPMG
• David Pakman, Partner, Venrock
• Ian Sigalow, Principal, Greycroft Partners
• Warren Lee, Venture Partner, Canaan Partners
• Amish Jani, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
• Bo Yaghmaie Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish
• Jai Haissman, CEO, Affective Interfaces
• Konrad Feldman, CEO, Quantcast
• Steve Goldman, CEO, Ace Metrix
• Eric Best, CEO, Mercent
• Joe Zawadzki, CEO, MediaMath
• Jon Carson, CEO, BiddingForGood.com
• Brian Hughes, Partner, KPMG
• Carol Cone, Chairman & Founder, Cone
• Joe Marchese, President & Founder, SocialVibe
• Atul Bagga, VP, ThinkEquity
• Nir Eyal, CEO, AdNectar
• Kevin Xu, COO, IGG
• Mitch Davis, CEO, Live Gamer
• Alex St. John, President & CTO, hi5
• Peter Kafka, Senior Editor, All Things Digital, Wall Street Journal
• Bill Rusitzky, Head Strategic Alliances Group, Adobe
• Bryan Perez, SVP & GM of Digital, NBA
• Jason Glickman, CEO, Tremor Media
• Joy Marcus, U.S. Head, DailyMotion
• Ron Yekutiel, CEO, Kaltura
• Doug Scott, President, OgilvyEntertainment
• Michael Siegenthaler, Director, MSN Branded Entertainment & Experiences Team, Microsoft
• Jordan Levin, CEO, Generate
• Lisa Stone, CEO, BlogHer
• Janet Cullum, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish
• Sergio Monsalve, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
• Richard de Silva, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
• Gerry Campbell, CEO, Collecta
• Sean Morgan, CEO, Critical Media
• Mike Kwatinetz, General Partner, Azure Capital
• Victor Boyajian, Global Chair, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group
• Rick Heitzmann, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
• Satya Patel, Partner, Battery Ventures
• Woody Benson, Partner, Prism VentureWorks
• George John, CEO, RocketFuel
• Greg Stuart, Former CEO, IAB
• Calvin Lui, CEO, Tumri
• Shiv Singh, VP, Razorfish
• Adam Oliveri, MD, Private Company Market, SecondMarket
• Mark Stevens, Partner, Fenwick & West
• Rachel Lam, SVP, Time Warner Ventures
• Joe Josephson, Partner, Union Square Advisors
• John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
• David Horowitz, Managing Director, Comcast Interactive Capital
• Ian Schafer, CEO, Deep Focus & Kristin Ganong, VP, Diageo
• Max Herrnstein, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
• Michael Katz, President & Founder, InterCLICK
• Carl Fremont, EVP & Global Media Director, Digitas
• Michael Barrett, CEO, AdMeld
• Matt Seiler, Global CEO, Universal McCann
• Prashant Nedungadi, CEO, IM Shopping
• Siva Kumar, CEO, TheFind
• Stefan Weitz, Director Bing Search Team, Microsoft
• June Bower, VP Marketing, Cisco
• Jeff Litvack, GM, Mobile & Emerging Products, Associated Press
• Michael Moroney, SVP Digital, TBA Global
• Dave Courtney, CEO, JiWire
• Frank Barbieri, CEO, Transpera
• Tolman Geffs, Managing Director, JEGI
• Jon Hsu, CEO, 24/7 RealMedia & Head B3, WPP
• Omar Tawakol, CEO, BlueKai
• Chad Little, CEO, FetchBack
• Peder Magee, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, FTC
• Jeff Hirsch, CEO, Audience Science

CEO Showcases

• Moshe Vaknin, CEO, Todacell
• Phil Fernandez, CEO, Marketo
• George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel
• Scott Silk, CEO, SeeWhy
• Rahul Sonad, CEO, Geodelic
• Jeff Hirsch, CEO, AudienceScience
• Jaan Janes, CEO, Pulse360
• Oded Itzhak, CEO, AdSide
• Ben Kartzman, CEO, Spongecell
• Kirby Winfield, CRO, AdXpose
• Calvin Lui, CEO, Tumri
• Roger Wood, CEO, OrcaOne
• Jay Kulkarni, CEO, Theorem
• Rajeev Goel, CEO, PubMatic
• Pamela Springer, CEO, Manta Media
• Michael McNabb, CEO, Voyage.tv
• Boris Fridman, CEO, Crisp Wireless
• Michael Lee, CEO, Thoora
• Eric Conn, CEO, Gloto
• Walter Doyle, CEO, uLocate Communications
• Siva Kumar, CEO, TheFind
• George Garrick, CEO, OfferPal Media
• Chris Boone, CEO, Visuvi
• John Federman, CEO, Searchandise Commerce
• Al McGowan, CEO, Redlasso
• Marc Shedroff, VP Partnerships, Cooliris
• John Straw, CEO, Linkdex
• Mark Watkins, CEO, Goby
• Kimbal Musk, CEO, OneRiot
• Christine Marie, CEO,Gingerbread Media
• Bettina Bennett, CEO, WhichBox Media
• Steven Rosenbaum, CEO, Magnify.net
• Dave Otten, CEO, LongTail Video
• Alex Mashinsky, CEO, GroundLink

Flight Zurich - New York

Getting out of elite circles of Davos.

Sick feeling. Too much chocolate :)