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  • Who is the next king of cool?
    Who is the next king of cool?

    Reading Time: 14 minutesEvery decade has its rising stars, cash cows and dying mammoth… Ok, here I am not talking about Darwin or about animals… I am talking about innovative, creative and outstanding companies that reshape the high-tech world. There are always companies that hook the consumer more than others. If we analyse the high-tech market, life cycles are getting shorter and shorte...

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  • The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?
    The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?

    Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is always surprising to see there are people in this world who spend most of their time analysing, observing, digging out, searching and revealing every single thing Apple might do. At least the good news for the Curpetino company is that they do not need to spend millions of dollars in viral and buzz campaigns. People do it for them for free. Last rumour that becomes ...

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  • Talk: Be Your Best Offline Self Online [en]
    Talk: Be Your Best Offline Self Online [en]

    [fr] La conférence que j'ai donnée mercredi à Women in Digital Switzerland à Lausanne. [en] Kelly invited me to be the guest speaker for the Women in Digital meetup in Lausanne on Wednesday, with a talk titled “Be Your Best Offline Self Online: How your personal online presence helps your business/career“. It was streamed live on Facebook, which … Continue reading "Talk: Be Your Be...

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  • 2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets
    2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets

    Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile luxury goods purchase in physical stores has been growing by 3% since 2013, online sales have a solid 20% growth reaching USD 9 billion.  Luxury e-commerce became a strong luxury news among brands, not only because technology allows a better online user experience but more and more brands have embraced the e-business era. Currently online sales in the luxury indu...

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  • Microsoft Lumia 650, the test.
    Microsoft Lumia 650, the test.

    Reading Time: 4 minutesThis month we got the new Microsoft Lumia 650 and we try to understand how good this phone is. The interesting fact with Microsoft is that they started adopting an all integrated approach thanks to Windows 10. No matter if it is on your desktop, tablet or phone, Windows 10 will extend your office everywhere. From a Design point of view, Microsoft made a strong effort to m...

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  • A Trip to the Zoo… of IoT Platforms
    A Trip to the Zoo… of IoT Platforms

    The Internet of Things arguably constitutes the mega-trend of our present time. In fact, it is such a big thing that one can easily spot trends within the trend -- one of which is the boom of IoT platforms. So what exactly is an IoT platform? A little research shows that different vendors offer very different products under this label. Therefore, a common definition would have to be about as va...

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  • Facebook: Sharing or Showing Off? [en]
    Facebook: Sharing or Showing Off? [en]

    [fr] Une prise de conscience d'une part de l'effet négatif que peuvent avoir sur moi les publications positives de mes amis sur Facebook (je suis contente pour eux, mais en comparaison, suivant mon humeur, ça peut faire ressortir à mes yeux mon inadéquation), et d'autre part du fait que je contribue peut-être à cet effet … Continue reading "Facebook: Sharing or Showing Off? [en]"

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  • Apple where are you? I mean the real Apple! 
    Apple where are you? I mean the real Apple! 

    Reading Time: 5 minutesA couple of days after the iconic Apple keynote, we end up with a feeling, that is not new, that the magic is broken. There is definitely something not working anymore and despite the fact it is always easy to criticize a company like Apple, we must admit that today they are not anymore the “king of cool“. Is it a maturity thing? Next April, Apple will celebrate its 4...

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  • I want to be Superman
    I want to be Superman

    Hi there! For the past 18 months I have had the great opportunity of being Product Owner in a distributed development team. Head-count: 20 people, split up into two Scrum Teams. I would like to share the experience I’ve gained in this post  – from Product Ownership in theory to how I applied things in practice. Disclaimer: Please be aware that I’ll only scratch the surface of that huge t...

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  • This startup’s got your back, literally
    This startup’s got your back, literally

    Your back takes it for the team It seems that we spent almost two-thirds of our time in a bad position for our backs. At work as much as at home, millions of people spend most of their day sitting, leaning, slouching, sprawling, slumping, hunched… and on. No wonder a huge proportion of the world [&hellip Cet article This startup’s got your back, literally est apparu en premier sur Rosti...

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  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the test by LuxuryActivist.com
    Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the test by LuxuryActivist.com

    This month I got the new Surface Pro 4 by Microsoft Switzerland and we could test it for one week. Microsoft has been investing for a longtime into the tablet/laptop technology and today Surface might represent the best alternative of all, far beyond the new iPad Pro that just hit the market in November.

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  • Egofacto, you can support French creation to shine – Ulule project
    Egofacto, you can support French creation to shine – Ulule project

    When was the last time you did something good to support a great initiative. If last time was a longtime a go, here is one amazing opportunity to support a great project. Egofacto is a French Perfume brand created with passion, perseverance and dedication. The French perfume brand Egofacto is expanding into new international markets. Here is its story.. They have started a crowdsourcing project...

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  • Software is Not Hardware –  Why You Shouldn’t Test Embedded Software in a Test Stand
    Software is Not Hardware – Why You Shouldn’t Test Embedded Software in a Test Stand

    Well, in fact you can and you should test embedded software in a test stand. But it shouldn’t be the only thing in your test strategy. In fact, you probably shouldn’t spend more than a third of your test budget on the test stand. Here is the reason why: A bug found on the test stand is an expensive finding! Instead, almost all bugs should be found well before the Weiterlesen

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  • Revolutionary socks protect feet better than shoes
    Revolutionary socks protect feet better than shoes

    Sportsmen need socks In the entrepreneurial world, people try to solve all sorts of problems like changing the game for fakirs who walk on fire for instance. Well the Swiss Barefoot Company is definitely one of the big scatterbrained out there. Nothings wrong about socks made of Kevlar competing with materials used by the Marines right? Indeed [&hellip Cet article Revolutionary socks prot...

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  • Hello From Kolkata [en]
    Hello From Kolkata [en]

    [fr] En Inde. Des trucs (très) en vrac. Un podcast en français dans les liens. [en] I’m in India. For a month. I did it again: didn’t blog immediately about something I wanted to blog about (the rather frightful things I learned about the anti-GMO movement, if you want to know) because of the havoc…

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  • An In-Depth Look at Defensive Programming
    An In-Depth Look at Defensive Programming

    In many contexts (such as safety-critical systems), it does not suffice to write code in a way that only covers good-weather scenarios. Instead, when designing interfaces and implementing functionality, we should pay close attention to what could go wrong, and incorporate respective countermeasures. The latter question is not only about possible runtime problems such as memory corruption; it pa...

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