28.3.10

Jewish Breakfast Bread: Bagel


A Bagel

A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.[1] The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy or sesame seeds. Some also may have salt sprinkled on their surface, and there are also a number of different dough types such as whole-grain or rye.[1]

Bagels have become a popular bread product in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, especially in cities with large Jewish populations, many with different ways of making bagels.[2] Like other bakery products, bagels are available (either fresh or frozen, and often in many flavour varieties) in many major supermarkets in those countries.

Source: Wikipedia
Buy: Bagel shop in Munich

24.3.10

Coaching

When speaking about values...

Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice

Respect
We treat everyone as equals, we value difference and promote diversity. We are fair, respectful and appropriate.

Honesty
We are open and honest with ourselves and others. We communicate clearly and ensure we are understood and we do not make excuses to ourselves or to others.

Trust
We share information openly and are able to speak freely. We build long-term relationships with others.

Integrity

We maintain high professional and ethical standards and are accountable for what we say and do.

Fun
We promote laughter, happiness and humour in our love and encourage others to achieve a feeling of contentment.

Realising Potential
We inspire others to achieve. We encourage others to look within and find their true-selves allowing their full potential to be discovered.

Choice
We promote freedom of views. We engage others to find their own path through self-directed learning and facilitation.

23.3.10

Kindle Ready For iPad

So fast ?

Jeff is anticipating Kindle killer. Period. Better be prepared on time. That's what he's doing. Smart Amazon.com !
iBook competition will be fierce.

22.3.10

Do , Undo, Do, Undo...


That's Business

Experiment.
Try out, see what works, what doesn't work.
Implement.
Change.
Watch.
Adopt.
Dream big.
Don't overdue.
Build something that doesn't exist.
Challenge your assumptions.
Nothing is as it seems at the beginning.
Forget $ but expect.
Listen feedback but do not fully listen your customers.
Do it your way.
Listen to your gut.
Never regret decision - move on.

21.3.10

iPhone Sales

As of today.

42,482, 000

Source: Wikipedia

Price For GB / 1980. - 2010.

Submit: iPad Apps


Apps submission process started.

Developers can send their apps till March 27, and after that no app will be accepted.

Guidelines to Submit iPad Apps

* Build and test your iPad application using iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 5 available on the iPhone Dev Center. Only iPad apps built with SDK 3.2 beta 5 will be accepted for this initial review.
* Upload your distribution signed app through iTunes Connect by Saturday March 27, 5pm PDT.
* The App Review Team will review your app on iPad and email you details about the readiness of your app.
* You will also receive additional information about submitting your app for final review before iPad ships.
* Only apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store.

15.3.10

Ladies @ SXSW Austin 2010



Above: Sarah Evans, Shauna Causey and Sloane Berrent





Above: Randi Zuckerberg, Cathy Brooks, Jolie O'Dell, Jennifer Martin, Shauna Causey, Stephanie Agresta, Jackie Yeaney, Charlene Li

13.3.10

Food Badge- SXSW

Texas Steak


Steak break

When you are in Austin, there's no way to skip good steak. Taste of Texas is a place to go.

That reminds me of some rules when preparing great steak.
Here they are:

1. Choose your meat wisely:
2. Let the flavor of the beef come through:
3. Get the fire hot:
4. Check the temp:
5. Let the meat rest:
6. Dig in.

12.3.10

SXSW Interactive - Day 1

My notes

Fact:
AOL pays website contributors, Spinner.com bookmarked, Seed program launched, citizen journalism revival

=: @aolseed - twitter
=: looks music oriented, yes , AOL Music
=: StreamPad powered
=: they want SXSW contributors to interview all 2000 music performers
=: ''you need to follow our standards of responsible reporting and accept our publishing program agreement''
=: couldn't they just contact journalism students and make them assignments ?
=: you must have AIM :((
=: AOL Seed - content creator network , paid
=: Seed available only to writers from USA
=: Seed publishing agreement- good

Chevrolet, electric car - 2011 Volt

=: do they know electricity is expensive
=: what ? Charging every 30 - 40 Miles, are they nuts ?
=: gasoline is there, just in case :))
=: 8 hours for charging
=: battery car, cool
=: energy federal incentive for buyers, about $ 7500
=: this is cool product for electric enthusiast
=: American pay 12 cents for kilowatt
=: the OnStar mobile app

Pepsi Refresh Project

=: another marketing incentive , new media style
=: appeals to individual that wants to change world with ideas, oh my, another illusion
=: crowdsourcing marketing
=: money incentive , different amounts, financing positive change
=: I could run this program when I become philantropist
=: how to attract people who care to vote on ideas ? Gaming system ? Intuition work the best,
=: too much people care for our Planet :)

SoBe Tea

=: northern of the convention center, walk the Trinity street to Brush Square Park
=: it's about PepsiCo energy drinks after all :((
=: South Beach Beverage Co.
=: weird - 3G add-on on every product name
=: they call it ''elixirs'', even life waters :)

Microsoft promoting Silverlight and Digital Living Room

=: Is Bill Gates having DLR ?
=: set-top-box nirvana and digital content, even for free, just buy those movies,
=: a lot of experimentation
=: Apple should build on that dream
=: Media Center and Xbox
=: more interactive advertising opportunities
=: Xbox is crying for app store
=: it's about web video distribution
=: flash competitor

iPad Begins Online Retailing Process


Consumer interest insane, almost irrational

Insane online retail starts today for the most hyped gizmo in the World, namely iPad , preorders are possible through Apple Store USA.

Demand is incredible, and I am not sure, how this early adopters become so fanatical. Apple factor is never to be underestimated. This is bigger pent-up demand compared to iPod and iPhone launch ( OK, maybe not for that one ).

Good thing about the data plans will be that it won't require long contract binding.

First generation of iPad will be interesting to explore and see the usage in the first two months , how will people put it in a real use and what kind of creative content it will bring. What will work and what not.

iPhone apps will use much bigger screen estate. Not sure how many of those 150.000 apps will look nice in a full screen landscape mode.

There are things I am especially eager to see; iBooks - e-book renessaince ( special book experience ), newspaper and magazines monetisation opportunities, HD video delivery, and last thing; is there a market for desktop grade applications on the iPad.

iWorks sold by Apple for about $ 10,00 is interesting start. I think in a matter of few monthts, we will be able to use some amazing productivity and entertainment apps with a whole new paradigm in design.

Cloud computing element is interesting to see as well.

I think, we as consumers shouldn't judge iPad before we have a chance to put it in action and spend some time with the gadget.

So, only time will tell. We'll find out that very soon. However, We should lower our expectation, at least for know.
The quirks and shortcomings of the first generation will be almost certanly corrected in later editions.

Note to Apple; you should make iPhone nano device with more phone centric design, smaller form factor.

The iPad starts at $499 for the 16-gigabyte model with only Wi-Fi. The 32GB model is priced at $599 and the 64GB version sells for $699. The models with both 3G and Wi-Fi cost an additional $130.

Free delivery from April 3rd.

Let the games begin. This time, it is expected by some influental commentators like ARM Holdings people that iPad , in its first year, will face compatition from about 50 vendors .

But Apple's having ready and proven ecosystem - platform ( iPhone, iPad, iPod development ) which is unifying force and developers are able to port code, have fun and make money .

If you are not Apple fanatic and uber-geek, you should check some potential competion in the months ahead and wait for consumer decision.
I mean at the first place on these future products: HP Slate, The Notion Ink Adam, JooJoo, Archos Home Tablet, Dell Streak, Dell Mini, Entourage Edge, Asus Eee tablet, Compal tablet, MSI tablet, Quanta, Que tablet etc. Qualcomm and Nvidia with its chips will play almost equally important role.

It is significant news that Google is somehow left behind in this game. Google Android tablet will come to life sooner or later, but this time Google is latecomer.

Just like other big players, Nokia and Intel.

Making Your Game

Not to get screwed up

How to create story and gameplay ? I found an article by Dustin who is CEO of IMI Labs LLC. Game veteran who will be just talking on the panel in Austin '' Anyone can create video game ''.

Have a good read on this topic.

11.3.10

PixelMags Apps For iPad


100 + ? Almost done ?

PixelMags
has 100+ apps ready for Apple's iPad. PixelMags publications are releasing to top paid book app spots all over the world.

30% of readers are making subscriptions their top In App purchase. The release of the iPad is sure to increase this digital publishing phenomenon. People are ready to pay.

Ryan Marquis describes the PixelMags platform as "a realistic digital magazine reproduction, with user-friendly bookmarking and search options, virtual libraries, headline alerts, In App purchasing, social network sharing, and endless interactive contents."

This is the product for which millions of mobile device users were waiting for. Bringing this platform to the iPad is the next step.

The iPad will unlock special capabilities within the App to optimize the reader's experience.

10.3.10

Cell Phone Obsession

Infographics Of The Day

Cocoa Office Gmbh


New Venture

Where: Office: Tokio - Berlin - Chicago
Headquarter: Bern, Switzerland

- global from the start
- holding company
- ultra-connected workers
- outsourced
- web-based

What We do:
'' We redefine publishing experience with Apple touch design ''

Our clients: Newspapers, magazines, book publishers, electronic media, marketing departments, comic publishers, game publishers ...

Products: Content for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Blackberry

Other possible names:
TouchPad Experience
TouchPad Studio

TouchPad Global

Web Sharing Economy


Chart Of The Day

9.3.10

Watch The 1st Apple iPad Ad

iPad large video.

[ Click To Watch ]

Publishing Changed: Interactive E-Books


iPad stories for children

Penguin Group (NZ), in partnership with Kiwa Media, is bringing a number of popular children's picture books into the digital arena with QBook: the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook.

Planning > RoundTrip > Zagreb, CROATIA - Austin, TX, USA


Flight: Zagreb - Austin ( roundtrip )
Price: $ 1159


Traveling to Austin

Zagreb- Paris

Wed 10-Mar-10
flight
Zagreb (ZAG)
Depart 12:40 pm
to Paris (CDG)
Arrive 2:45 pm
Terminal AEROGARE 2 TERMINAL E
666 mi
(1,072 km)
Duration: 2hr 5mn
AF Air France
Flight: 1255
Operated by: BRIT AIR
3Economy/Coach Class, Snack, Canadian Regional Jet 700


Paris - Atlanta


Paris (CDG)
Depart 4:10 pm
Terminal AEROGARE 2 TERMINAL E
to Atlanta (ATL)
Arrive 8:30 pm
Terminal SOUTH TERMINAL
4,390 mi
(7,065 km)
Duration: 10hr 20mn
DL Delta
Flight: 51
3Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 767

Atlanta - Austin

Atlanta (ATL)
Depart 8:24 am
Terminal SOUTH TERMINAL
to Austin (AUS)
Arrive 10:09 am
811 mi
(1,305 km)
Duration: 2hr 45mn
DL Delta
Flight: 1679
3Economy/Coach Class, Breakfast, Boeing 737-800
Total distance: 5,867 mi (9,442 km)
Total duration: 15hr 10mn (28hr 29mn with connections)


Traveling to Zagreb


Austin - Atlanta

Fri 19-Mar-10
flight
Austin (AUS)
Depart 1:20 pm
to Atlanta (ATL)
Arrive 4:27 pm
Terminal SOUTH TERMINAL
811 mi
(1,305 km)
Duration: 2hr 7mn
DL Delta
Flight: 870
Operated by: PINNACLE DBA DELTA CONNECTION
3Economy/Coach Class, CR9

Atlanta - Frankfurt

flight
Atlanta (ATL)
Depart 5:25 pm
Terminal SOUTH TERMINAL
to Frankfurt am Main (FRA)
Arrive 7:20 am +1 day
Terminal 2
4,606 mi
(7,413 km)
Duration: 8hr 55mn
DL Delta
Flight: 268
3Economy/Coach Class, Dinner, AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A330-200

Frankfurt- Zagreb


flight train bus Sat 20-Mar-10
flight
Frankfurt am Main (FRA)
Depart 9:30 am
Terminal 1
to Zagreb (ZAG)
Arrive 10:50 am
457 mi
(735 km)
Duration: 1hr 20mn
OU Croatia Airlines
Flight: 417
3Economy/Coach Class, Meal, Airbus A319
Total distance: 5,874 mi (9,453 km)
Total duration: 12hr 22mn (15hr 30mn with connections)

2.3.10

Content Like Never Before - iPad catalyst

Design To Blow Your Mind. Touched

I've seen future of digital books . The possibilities are endless. It's right here in this video: