Collections at the moment is a fairly general product. Not to fall in the trap of ‘doing 1,001 things and none of them well’, our current roadmap is to go usecase by usecase and majorly deepen the experience. Big portion of the last week was devoted to improve the…
What people can do for living at StartUp Universe center?
In two days, I will leave my cushy life in Los Angeles to live from my car in Silicon Valley. Yep, that’s right. From my car. It’s going to be one of the most adventurous things I’ve ever done, and will be a challenge to say the least.
Why am I doing it? Trust me, a lot of serious thought went…
We met Sulat at Starbucks
Sultan: where are you from young people?
We: Kazakshtan, and you?
Sultan: I am from 3 countries. My father is from Afganistan, mother from Lebanon. And now I live in America.
We: wow! In which state do you live now?
Sultan is around 60 yrs old. And every 10 years he gets bored and change his career. He was airlines manager, owned restaurant in US, Paris, Baku. Now he is interior designer opening French bakery in Antalya. We talked about his life and modern Kazakhstan.
Remember how things was 5 years from now?
Facebook recently opened for non-students, Youtube was just acquired by Google, first generation of iPhone was introduced. Did you ever thought what will be after 5 years from now? Will the major brands of fabulous 4 remain the same?
what do you think will happen to:
- Web search as industry?
- Mobile OS as industry?
- Web OS as industry?
I will try to gather all my thoughts on it as brain-storming notes, so after five years will try. If you have any ideas, please, leave them in comments.
In addition to my last post The next big Thing in Tech Industry where I gave links to interesting thoughts on how Internet will evolve, I want to share the chart from BusinessInsider.com which shows that to reach Facebook iPad app is used more then native iPad browser. So, this can be a first signal of Facebook moving towards “Hyperweb” or “app+Internet” sphere.
Everyone in Internet market is looking for “The next Big Thing”. Next Google, next Facebook, next Black Swan. Someday i started gathering different posts and links in my Evernote. But now, I realize that without discussion and analysis this information is worthless. So, I want to share, discuss and try to draw a conclusion.
Today I spotted an eye catching tweet from Tim Ferris: “@tferris Is the next big tech cycle the “hypernet”? rogerandmike.com If not, what do you think it is?” which led me to interesting blog post. I highly recommend to take a look at it. Roger and Mike seems to be a gold prospectors at tech industry. They analyze tech industry cycles and came up with interesting Tech Wave model. That describes “PC revolution, client/server, the Internet, and social networking” 
Now, after that blog post, watch George Colony’s “Three Social Thunderstorms” speech, at LeWeb 2011 (Paris) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiYNs5uPPEE&feature=player_embedded Colony is from Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) is an independent technology and market research company. They have also analyzed the tech cycles and realize that the new cycle is coming up in the closest future.
Both, Roger McNamee and George Coloy, states that the Web, as HTML4 form, is coming to the end. Moreover Social Networks, the last big tech wave based on WWW infrastructure, is going down. So, what is next?
Well, Colony calls the next thing - “Internet+app”  and Roger and Mike call it “Hypernet+Hyperweb”. What does that essentially means - Internet is still there as Network Infrastructure but enhanced with WiFi and Mobile (that’s Hypernet), but the Web will migrate to mobile devices as the apps (that’s Hypernet). Not only smart phones and tablets but, for example, Driverless cars. As Roger and Mike says: “new user experiences that involve billions of nodes and millions of clouds”.
Saying that, let’s think who is now stepping into this new era of Internet?
Foursquare? - how often do you use foursquare.com?
Evernote? - Do ever open their web site?
Dropbox? - well may be from time to time I use dropbox.com. Anyway, mostly those tree lives as an app on my gadgets.
any other examples?
Second thing to mention that both author states: yes, Social Network industry is saturated and developed enough, so new players will either build something upon exciting platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) or lose. That is true for “time wasting socials”. But for new apps that are “more efficient, faster, easier to use” and have a higher “Value per Time” equation there are big opportunities to grow.
But what are those Efficient social apps? Can you name one or two?