Here Comes The Social Internet Bank!

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Money is important to us. Control over our life situation is too. But then, how can we possibly accept Internet banks as they are today. How can we possibly think that it’s okay to, say, not be able to get a visual overview analysis of our expenses and incomes? How can we possibly put up […]

Finland Becomes The World’s Best Internet Nation!

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Suddenly my Twitscoop-window started screaming at me with two huge keywords: “Finland” and “Broadband”. What the… I thought and started investigating. Turns out Finland, as the first country in the world, has made broadband access each citizens right by law, and suddenly, BOOM, Finland is on the map as the most progressive country in the […]

Is Spotify the Darth Vader of Music?

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As Spotify launched their iPhone app, the crowd cheered. The talented SEO-expert (and comedian) Simon Sundén publishes the follwing graph of Spotify Premium sales that went viral amongst us nerds. Half us us thought is was true, and who knows, it may be. But even if this graphic joke isn’t true, it illustrates something quiet […]

Q&A From The BBH Labs Post on Honesty

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Yesterday, BBH Labs wrote an interesting post commenting on some of my thoughts on internet transparency and gossip. The post itself, as well as the comments, are well worth a read. Since it’s one of my favorite topics, I naturally wanted in on the discussion myself, but as I started writing a comment on their […]

What the World Will Look Like in 25 Years

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When I went to ad-school I felt that the school was in many respects molding people into replicas of what ad-people were supposed to be. Now I feel that this is perhaps about to change. The other day I got interview questions from Hyper Island regarding digital trends, and today I got another question from […]

The Most Dangerous Politician in The United States?

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One of the most dangerous politicians in the United States – that’s what CNET calls Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden. What they are talking about is Biden’s relentless attacks on internet liberty, and the threat that he thereby poses to the evolution of technology. Now that the dust has settled and we have sobered up […]

Varför jag röstar Pirat på söndag.

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I often refer from my private Swedish blog to this one, but rarely do it the other way around. Today, I will make an exception because of extraordinary and dangerous events that have taken place in Swedish politics and courtrooms recently. So if you read Swedish and intend to vote in this Sunday’s elections, please […]

Welcome to IPREDIA – Campaign of The Year?

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A very intelligent person figured out that it’s hard to use laws like IPRED to attack file sharers if you can’t prove that the person responsible for the internet connection is the person responsible for, say, the shared MP3. The same intelligent person thus opened up her WIFI-base station for anyone to use. And she […]

Spotify Goes Mobile and Offline!

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When I lectured at Stockholm School of Economics about the future of music and video I remember receiving a few critical questions about mobility: “What about when you’re mobile?”, “What about when you’re on a plane?”, “What about when you don’t have an internet connection?”. Ladies and gentlemen, here is your answer: And by the […]

Google’s New Move to Kill Facebook

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Like Picasso, I paint in periods. While he had his periods like blue and pink, I have periods like the recent one on copyright policy, certain internet technologies, and psychology. If you are a long time reader of this blog, you might remember my Open Social and my Friend Connect periods. These are very exciting […]

Henrik Pontén To Become The New National Joke?

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Henrik Pontén of Antipiratbyrån (The Anti Pirate Agency) is quoted saying the following in SvD: “Naturally this [the verdict in the Pirate Bay trial] is a success for all rights owners and creatives…” This quote makes me think of the one where Ines Uusman said (in 1996) that “the Internet is a fad that will […]