Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cost as a Disruptive Innovation

Dragons at Your Door is an outstanding description of the future plans of Chinese companies to use their cost advantages to move on global markets. It is a mistake to see them as an outsourcer from American companies. With their advantages they are in a position to take customers away from American and European companies that operate globally, and then to move into local American and European markets.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Watch the Digg Stream

Digg allows people to tag stories they find interesting on the Internet. Those "diggs" go to a database where you can find out what people are really interested in and perhaps who else is interested in the same things that interest you.

Digg (the company) has a created several tools that are the stock ticker tape of its population of Internet taggers. You can a real-time stream of digg topics. The stream is offered in 4 different formats - the stack, the swarm, the arc, and the "bigspy". The first three are the most clever, but the last one is really the most useful.

Imagine yourself sitting and watching what people are reading on the Internet. What could you do with this information?

Digg Labs Real-time Streaming

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