“Certainly in a few years, we could imagine a scenario where there’s a camera that knows you…

“Certainly in a few years, we could imagine a scenario where there’s a camera that knows you walked into a store and somehow that’s married to your Facebook activity. … They know your emotion or what you just posted. They know you’re having a good day because you shared something happy about your family, and then they’ll be able to market to you perhaps based on that emotion.”

April Glaser | There may be a privacy risk lurking beneath that shiny new iPhone, and it’s written all over your face

Glass kind of made me hate my phone — or any phone. It made me realize how much they have captured our attention. Phones separate us from our lives in all sorts of ways. Here we are together, looking at little screens, interacting (at best) with people who aren’t here. Looking at our hands instead of each other. Documenting instead of experiencing.

It seems that 79 per cent of smartphone users check for their devices within 15 minutes of waking up. A majority – 62 per cent – don’t even wait 15 minutes, and grab their phones immediately…

On average, we visit the Facebook app or the site 13.8 times during the day, for two minutes and 22 seconds each time…

That’s roughly a fifth of all the time we spend communicating; it’s only slightly less time than we spend texting. On weekends, we check Facebook more than we text.

(via Daily Mail)

‘Mobile search is just broken. Everyone in this goes to Yelp and searches and each of us get the same result. That’s clearly a broken model because every one of us is going to do different things or have different favorites’ [Dennis Crowley] said, highlighting that Foursquare’s focus is on personalized search, with result tailored to the user based on their previous information.

“PCs are going to be like trucks”

“PCs are going to be like trucks”

I love it for no other reason than that it actually feels like we are being pulled forward. It’s hard to say that something like that has happened since the iPhone. The innovation aspect just makes it seems like a big pull forward.

Ian Shafer, CEO of Deep Focus | Is Google Glass A Smartphone Killer?