Wunderlist

In 2015, it was big news to the Startup and VC scene, when Microsoft announced it would acquire Wunderlist. Back then, 6Wunderkinder was one of the most promising StartUps in the German Capital. The social media bubble immediately started debating the future of the product and whether Microsoft would spoil it or even shut it down.

The recent past showed all fears held true when Microsoft announced the shutdown of Wunderlist in favour of a “To-Do” app, to the disappointment of it’s entire user base.

Now, another two years later, Christian Reber, CEO and Founder of 6 Wunderkinder, announced his plans to buy back the core application from Microsoft. VentureBeat has more

Blockchain and bitcoin are over.

Quick noted: The tech world predicted if for a while, Axios proves the hype is over with numbers.

Corporate America’s blockchain and bitcoin fever is over

Source: Corporate America’s blockchain and bitcoin fever is over – Axios

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room 

Machine Learning helps identifying the elephant in the room. Literally.

A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.

Source: Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room | Quanta Magazine

on technology

This a bit old already, but came to my attention only today. Every Product Manager, Designer and Front End Engineer should read and repeat this every day. Every corporate marketing guy should print and frame this and have it hanging somewhere in sight from his desk.

Telefónica on protecting #IoT

Whatever we do, it’s not sufficient. Because the technology is developing and evolving at a pace too quick. That’s what Telefónica concludes. No surprise there.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is developing at an enormous pace, much so that it outpaces any and all security efforts.

via: ITProPortal.com

Here's What Real 3D Touch Looks Like | WIRED

With all the advertisements from Apple about their 3D touch technology, virtually everybody that actually got their hands on the devices was somewhat disappointed with the advancement. There must be options beyond peek and pop, and startup Qeexos develops this real 3D touch technology. Wired has an article on the possibilities.

You may soon be able to do a lot more than swipe, tap, peek, and pop—FingerAngle promises to turn your gadget’s screens into 3D environments.

via: WIRED

Inaudible sounds to track you for ads.

Following the recent debate about ad-technology and how annoying it is and advertisers insight, you may have though it could only get better from there. Turns out, it can be worse if these claims about tracking through inaudible sounds from ads hold true.

Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.

Quelle: Ars Technica

Even though I’d consider this inacceptible from a consumers perspective, I’d be very curious about the (audio) technology and the kind of insight this provides, from a marketing perspective. Just consider a TV-Ad broadcasting this signal to a room full of people, for one the signal would sure be difficult to detect. And then, all devices carry the same cookie, making it difficult to identify individuals…

Technology is not our destiny. #dld15

@amcafee: Technology is not our destiny. We shape our destiny.

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