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  • The business model behind Roadie sounds simple enough: fill all that unused cargo space in commuter cars with goods for delivery.  But look a bit deeper and it is potentially transformative.

    Roadie further blurs the lines between atoms and bits
  • Global advertising revenues have reached $512B and cybercrime, much of which is delivered over ad networks, is estimated to cost the global economy $445B annually. Cybercrime is the online ad industry’s silent partner and biggest beneficiary.
    Online advertising is the new digital cancer.

    Online advertising is the new digital cancer
  • What would you do if you suddenly realized that your business model was indistinguishable from organized crime? Or, worse, if you realized that your business directly harmed people economically and physically? Web Marketing has evolved to become the R&D lab for organized cybercrime.

    The Marketing/Cybercrime symbiosis
  • Marketing Week’s article Smart Homes Lack Consumer Connection itself seems to be lacking in consumer connection.

    Marketing Week’s flawed IoT survey
  • How would you design net commerce software if you built it from scratch today, when we have ubiquitous computing devices with as much power as a mainframe did in the 1980’s? Would you give your data to vendors who in turn didn’t share it with you?

    Is it bigger than a lolcat?
  • Flat networks in a corporate setting are notoriously unsecure. If we are serious about the Internet of Things, why would we make the same mistake in the home now that we have a green-field opportunity to do it right?

    Isolation within the Personal Cloud
  • Frank Hayes over at Storefront Backtalk asks “When Is Data Collection Creepy?”  That’s a really good question now that ordinary people are waking up to the possibility that anyone and everyone can track them online and in real life.  The post touches on but doesn’t quite illuminate that the biggest difference is one of atoms… [Continue Reading]

    Industry still puzzling over consumer reaction to tracking
  • T.Rob’s RBAC Manifesto

    Developers must design for the cloud and not for the component, and that means designing RBAC in from the start.


    My RBAC Manifesto