Sunday, May 30, 2010

It had been a busy period with the acquisition of the Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) (Netherlands national news agency), The Netherlands’ largest news agency supplies independent news to virtually all Dutch media - such as television, radio, newspapers, Internet, mobile, magazines – and the public and private sectors. Therefore it was nice to have time for an extensive breakfast today. Nice to see Roderick being an avid media consumer too...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I took the Leica V-lux20 out for a spin today at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. Versatile little snapper cam indeed. Akward for me not shooting with prime lenses...The full set is here.

The analogue physical/digital world's are getting more and more differentiated. Being an avid fan of Time magazine I compared three deliveries, physical magazine (one issue behind), digital version on Kindle and digital version iPad. The iPad version definitely is the winner of the two digital ones. The physical issue has it value too. Strangely enough I cannot find a combination subscription for physical and digital version or single cross platform subscription . I would love to have one of those, including a good search and archive function.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The iPad has an extremely simple adoption . No tutorials or manuals required. Just go and enjoy. Technology in its best form...the full set is here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It has been a few years since we invested in location based services developer Bliin. Since then LBS have exploded. Cameras are now being equipped with GPS to be able to geo-locate the pictures. Leica's V-lux 20 is an excellent example of such a snapshot GPS camera. I took it out for a spin today running into the magazine party for zissisnotaglossy by Serge-Henry Valcke with pictures by Serge-Henry and Wouter Stelwagen.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Great to see the combination of local media and local community working out great. Denhaagcentraal A la Carte was a smashing success again with the local top class restaurants, the Mondriaan Institute and of course Denhaagcentraal the local media company creating a very nice event! The full set is here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The problems with the striking garbage collectors seem to be resolved. Unfortunately it will take quite some time until they get back to work and will have taken out the backlog of dirt and garbage around the city... Until that point Amsterdam will continue to be ready for garbage tourism... the full set is here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

With the garbage collectors on strike for more then a week Amsterdam is becoming a disgrace and an unhealthy place. Imagine going for dinner here??? I cannot believe that this is being tolerated. An end to the strike does not seem to be near either... The full set is here.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Heritage is a contemporary reinterpretation of
classic European table radio designs from the 1960s, constructed using aluminum and real walnut veneer and infused with the latest multi-platform digital radio technology. This multi-format digital radio provides coverage of DAB, DAB+, FM and Wi-Fi internet radio – as well as offering wireless audio streaming and docking for iPod. On top of this all, it also offers
Incredible to experience so much technology and promise for radio and music...

Saturday, May 08, 2010

iPadding, Apple's products are a big hit for kids and parents... the full set.

@jeroenmirck and @guidoz haunted by the Tour Devil Didi Senft

Giromania: the Italian cycling competition is coming to town. Unfortunately the garbage collectors think it is Italy too now here...the full set

Friday, May 07, 2010

Our little boy Roderick finished his swimming camp today with two diplomas. Very proud parents ... the full set is here.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A very interesting evening at IPAN in Dauphine tonight. Not only did it appear the Dutch iPad user group gathering, but also some of our investments and co-investors were in the panel tonight. Proud to see them. the full set is here.