Elon musk announced – on Twitter – the deal is put on hold. The entire story becomes an endless drama, keeping the company in the news and investors on distance. The entire acquisition plan didn’t make economic sense for the Tesla and SpaceX founder in first place, now the hold is a disaster for the Twitter and its previous owners.
We all remember how Facebook acquired Instagram for a whole billion of Dollars. An incredible amount for a Internet Service at the time it happened. Of course the event was debated controversial. Still, it is one of the biggest success stories of Big Tech.
Instagram is a photo service in a sea of other photo services. Photography has been around on the web in meaningful ways for a long time. Flickr lost out to Facebook in the community stakes, and Instagram is doing great in whatever-the-fuck market it’s in (the share-to-my-twitter-followers market?), but this is not Google acquiring YouTube.Hacker News Summary of the Facebook acquisition of Instagram.
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Well, here we are. Ten years later, in 2022. That didn’t age well.
Only yesterday we ran a show with our Head of Experience Technology to discuss how knowledge work did and will evolve. Of course, most people in this industry only need to have their notebook with them, eventually a good WiFi Connection. Some of the procedures are difficult to comprehend for other industries, in particular those that require physical presence. Shooting a movie, in my imagination, is one of those places that makes it necessary for people to gather, in particular in front of a camera.
Still, the future of work is coming to Hollywood, too, which I take as a great symbol.
A film shoot across multiple studios, without any green screens? Thanks to LED walls, decentralized production is now a real possibility.
Employee engagement suffers ever since the pandemic mandated home office for a huge chunk of the workforce. Smart scheduling software company Clockwise surveyed more than 1000 knowledge workers. Results hint at an optimal mix for best possible employee engagement.
From empiric observation, employee engagement has other factors that weigh heavy. In particular larger organisations with multiple locations face risk to detach employees by organisation. The physical office still needs organisational peers to show the above effect.
Trying to decide on your hybrid work policy? Read this first.from the article
Seeing Meta’s Instagram and Facebook platforms to allow users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion is one of the most dystopian news of the past months. The company has been criticised for fueling hatred and hate speech, even with previous policies.
Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion, according to internal emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy.
All of Google’s products have been designed to be easily accessible. That included Google Docs and the work app bundle that was GSuite.(more…)
Customer Experience will get back customer centricity in 2022. A good way to start the year is with a fnord.
Of course one needs to ask to learn how customers feel or use a product to improve. Sometimes these needs and goals are conflicting and easy to mess up the experience.
Twitter user @pikelet found this on a Canon printer.
Die Automobilbranche schaut ja schon länger auf die Erfolgsstories der Softwareindustrie. Mieten statt kaufen, monatliche Einnahmen statt einmaliger Kosten. Für die Standheizung nur im Winter bezahlen zu müssen scheint dem ein- oder anderen Kunden ja auch noch nachvollziehbar zu sein. Wie der Benutzer @_uni_corn_ auf Twitter berichtet, kann es allerdings sein, dass Skoda den Ansatz überzieht.
Ich finde Skoda übertreibt das mit den kostenpflichtigen Zusatzfeatures etwas…
According to Forbes’ Bernard Marr, here are 8 Trends that will dominate 2022.
Consumer expectations are shifting all the time, and with the ever-faster digitization of our world, customers want and expect better and different things from companies. Here we look at the top 8 consumer trends for 2022.Bernard Marr in Forbes