Back at my desk after great break (OK, I was digitally dipping and emailing everyday) I stumble upon a fresh way to get some worldwide perspective on the news from an App called ‘Fresco News’. It's only available on iOS at present (and looks sweet on my new Xmas gold iPAD Air 2) but feels beta-ish. Still I love the way that it leads with open source images. In the future, if you tweet some hot news photo expect to hear from Fresco asking if they can represent your copyright interests across the web. Great business model taking on the awful greedy and rapacious Getty Images. Some are even calling it the ‘Instagram for news’.
Here’s an interesting but, when you think about it, ultimately not surprising number (at least to me). In the global software space, industry specific software dominates. That is, software that can replace the customised software development which enterprises have traditionally done inhouse because ‘our organisational processes are unique to us!’ Of course, most enterprises buy in generic software e.g. MS Office suite but if you wrap up a service (like cloud storage for example) with some applications that supposedly understand the uniqueness of a sector you have more chance of winning a sale...Nothing new there then!
Concise, immediate, comment on the balls bouncing around the digital technology space.