Sunday, January 25, 2009

Top Gear's The Stig Revealed

I've been following Top Gear for a long time.
And as many, one of my favorite characters is "The Stig".

As it seems, "The Stig" identity was revealed.

Now, as I thought about it and after I researched a little (there are so many reports by now), I've realized that I just do not care.

As "The Stig" is more than a person - he is "The Stig".

The idea that their is someone on that TV show that actually knows what he is doing.
It's like Steve Austin ("The Six Million Dollar Man") - you do not care who is the actor ( it is Lee Majors in case you do care) - just that he is Steve Austin.

Anyway, I will keep following this show as it has a good balance of geeky data and dry British sense of humor.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yoshimoto Cube

I started to follow @fancyjeffrey and discovered this video:

These are very interesting artifacts/objects, demonstrating "The transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube".

The design of these objects is really cool.


Innovid - multi layer content clickable canvases

TechCrunch reported about Innovid (and brought their site down...) new announced capability to "help advertisers move away from the pre-roll with technology that allows for things like virtual product placements inside videos and turning entire surfaces into clickable canvases."

The visuals are great, but even more interesting is the multi-layer content capability as shown in this image:

Great to see innovation from Israel.

Would be interesting to see if Veodia could assist them with content creation.

Good luck guys!


Slacker Radio - Updated Web UI

As I opened my favorite Web Radio I've noticed that they have updated the web UI to match the iPhone UI.
Main changes seems to be a tile view of station and album images, instead of the text list we saw before and a framing some lists and menus.
I like.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hug a Developer

In recent weeks, I've worked hard with the Veodia team releasing the new version of the service as well as providing everyone with the ability to try the amazing video platform we've developed.

We had a good plan and the team executed very well. But as always, many things had to change at the last minute and many last minute changes were more costly then planed.

I saw this movie long time ago on Assaf Arkin's blog, and although I believe we did much better (then shown in the movie), I would like to express my thanks to the team and acknowledge their efforts.

Please join me and hug a developer.


iPhone Screen Splitter by Plutinosoft

ScreenSplitr is an iPhone app that lets you see your iPhone screen on a TV or a Computer while still being able to see and interact with the iPhone.


iPhone onnected to the TV

Connecting iPhone and Safari - wireless

Used as Remote Control

Check it out! For more info, including installation steps, click here.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Veodia - Free Trial of the Veodia Widget

Last night Veodia released a new version of its video platform for business.
In addition to 'enterprise' features, such as SSO, security, reports and integration to leading collaboration, sales, training and other systems, Veodia also offers a free trial of it 'Veodia Widget'.
Now you can register to the Veodia service and start uploading and recording high quality videos directly into the 'cloud'.

We've added demos to the Veodia site, showing video usage in business context, for example:
Sales, eLearning and collaboration.

In addition. Now you can register and try the Widget for free.
We added the ability to share the video by direct link or by an embed code.
I started using it to add video to my Twitter messages.

Link to video page

This is very exciting and I am very proud of the Veodia team.

Give it a try, use video for your business and send me your feedback.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Picture of the Day- US Airways in the Hudson (twitpic)

Today's events are another demonstration to the shift in event reporting caused by technologies and culture.

This is the image of the rescue of US Airways that had a emergency landing in the Hudson river.

I am amazed by the shift of/in information consumption we experiencing these days.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Patrick McGoohan - "I am not a number!"

Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner" has died. He was 80.

I used to watch "The Prisoner" when I was a kid and think it is still one of the best TV shows ever produced.

Patrick McGoohan acting was amazing and I miss his 'darken' qualities in the characters we see today on TV...

I will probably spend the next few days digging out some chapters of "The Prisoner"...


Veodia - New Video Platforms Safely Bring YouTube Benefits To The Enterprise

In the latest report by Ted Schadler (Forrester's Vice President and Principal Analyst), Ted covers several companies and video solutions for the Enterprise.

"...Information workers have been posting confidential videos to YouTube because they've had few alternatives. Fortunately, in the past few months, three vendors - Google, Microsoft, and Veodia - have introduced services or products for securely hosting videos with enterprise access controls.

These services give information and knowledge management professionals a way to harness the power of corporate and employee-generated video to teach, inspire, and capture knowledge.

This report introduces the business scenarios, platform checklist, and vendors for employee-generated video..."

Great validation for Veodia's vision and amazing execution capabilities!


Slacker Player for the iPhone

Wow! I am soooo happy that Slacker now have a player for the iPhone!
Following on my previous blogs (Slacker G2 Player, Slacker player for the Blackberry), I am now using the iPhone player as well.

It is going to be interesting to track this new product, as well as the Blackberry player and to see how would it effect the sales of Slacker G2 player.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Short (Video) Message

I was working on demos for Veodia most of the day.
Cool stuff I could share in few days.
So, as I was doing all these recording, I decieded to do one short message for the Blog.
Because I can.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Adobe Genesis - A Collaboration Mashup Client For Business Users

I had the pleasure working with Matthias Zeller, a Group Product Manager @ Adobe (twitter, blog) on several projects in the past. One of Matthias's projects is Adobe Genesis.
The project was presented in the last Adobe Max and now available on Adobe.TV:

Interesting Stuff!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

The History of the Internet (Picol/RRW)

RWW shared a very interesting movie on the history of the Internet.
The movie was crated by PICOL ( - stands for Pictorial Communication Language) - it's a project that aims to create "a standard and reduced sign system for electronic communication." PICOL is free to use and open to alter.


Slacker Player for Blackberry

Slacker, my favorite online radio site just released a new player for Blackberry.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile do not have an update for my old 8700, but AT&T does...

If anyone at Slacker reads this - I would be happy to get the new Blackberry Bold and promise a more detailed review!



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Jing Pro

Trying out the new Jing Pro .

I receded the 'thank you' eMail I received after buying it for $14.99/year.

I wish there was an easy way to re-size the output, as for example, my blog width is 400px and the movie I recorded was 649px...

Very cool quick integration/upload to FTP/Flickr/YouTube. Could be great to see integration to Twitter with a tinyURL for

I will keep working on this one and I hope it will continue to be very good experience.


SAP’s Leo Apotheker on Enterprise (2.0) Software

Interesting discussion with SAP’s Leo Apotheker on Oliver Marks column today.

As Leo mentioned, if the Enterprise software is not built well, it may take down many businesses with it...

Great point that emphasizes one of the main differentiators of Enterprise software.
For those who develop Enterprise 2.0 software/solutions, please keep this in mind. The transition from Web 2.0 to E2.0 is not trivial.

-- Update --
Interesting comments from Bill McDermott:

"...Bill McDermott, SAP (NYSE: SAP)'s CEO and president of global field operations, has a prediction on when software-as-a-service will become a popular platform on which large business will run their core business operations.

"Never," McDermott said, in an InformationWeek interview on Tuesday.."
information week


Monday, January 5, 2009

No More Sitting in the Dark

People say I sit in the dark.
This is not true.

Lights in my office: floor, desk.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Web 2.0 vs. Enterprise 2.0 - The Short Answer(s)

So what are the differences between Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0?
So many opinions and Blogs about is, so, let me share my short answers, based on who is asking...

The kids version

Web 2.0 is where daddy plays, Enterprise 2.0 is where daddy works.

Another example: Office 2.0 Blog

The car fan version

Web 2.0 is as if your car was shown on 'pimp my ride'.
It is fully customized to your taste, so it is cool, noisy and unique.

Enterprise 2.0 is
like as if you car was shown on 'Top Gear'.
It is in mass-production, cost a lot and performs as good as it looks.

The philosophical version

Web 2.0 is a 21st century culture looking for a business (model), Enterprise 2.0 is a business looking for a 21st century culture.

photo credits

The IT version

Web 2.0: "What is IT?"
Enterprise 2.0: "What is Web 2.0"

(Well, some of them do get it...)

The Mash-Up version

Web 2.0 is where you can mash-up anything you want. Just drag-n-drop, copy some embed codes, updated your blog and sync your twitter updates.
Enterprise 2.0 is where you expect to log-in to one system and have everything integrated and aligned with your business process.

The Cloud Computing version

Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 companies use cloud computing. While Web 2.0 companies are looking for low costs and scalability, Enterprise 2.0 companies are looking also for security, redundancy/recovery capabilities and good PR...

The shirt version

Web 2.0 summit 2008 (I think...Cannot remember, so many of them)

SAP TechEd 2004... (from my private collection)

Feel free to use them if you like.
Comments are welcome.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2009

I like gadgets because they usually cute and bringing me value (saving, time, great experience, fun). Some gadgets are very cool, but also very bad for the environment (due to usage of toxic chemicals). Once in a while I get my hand/eye on a gadget which I like, but also green.

I would recommend you visiting the Greener Gadgets Design Competition Website, to learn about last year ideas, but also to have the opportunity to contribute.

Here is some information from the Website


Greener Gadgets has partnered with Core77 to generate outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. This year, the top 50 entries will be published on the web for voting and commenting, and top finalists will be showcased live at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th for judging by an expert panel. Awards will be given out at the end of the conference program, and winners will be showcased on,,, and

Design Brief

We invite designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas of sustainability to consider include energy, materials/lifecycle/recycling, social impact, and educational development. Designers can focus on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, etc.), or a particular context (work, home, school, etc.), a particular material, or a specific device. Entries may also seek to create new paradigms for products and services.

Some of last year's winners