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Wiring up the Internet of Things for 2015

Probably the most requested video from IoT14: Andy Stanford Clark doing a superb job of demonstrating Node-Red. For a few minutes I think everyone in the audience, even the marketeers, felt they could (and should) create their own IoT app. Some of them went on to do just that.

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Beats by Dre. Why Apple paid $3 billion for some pretty average engineering

Beats by Dre. Why Apple paid $3 billion for some pretty average engineering

64% of high end headphones purchased today are Beats by Dre.

Apple bought Beats by Dre for c $3 billion. With their legendary focus on engineering amazing products, what magic are they buying into? Are the headphones better than the competition? Absolutely not. If you listen to anyone who knows about sound, they will tell you that alternative headphones of equivalent quality are much cheaper, though you might be pushed to name a brand.

This is  a great case study of a business that takes marketing seriously.

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Most surreal crowdfunding video ever?

Most surreal crowdfunding video ever?

We are big fans of ridiculous corporate videos at The BLN. So much money, so little clue.

This one for crowdfunding app Wimble is the strangest we have seen for a while. I wonder if it got funded?

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Ha, dad!

Ha, dad!

Ahh. The joy of getting your ears pierced for the first time.

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