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What Makes You Click?

What made you click? Have you clicked because of the picture? Did you like the title? Or are you just interested in the topic? Is it hard for you to answer one of these questions? Then is "What Makes You Click" the event for you. What is "What Makes You Click"? What...

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Two-Sided Marketplaces And The Blockchain

Two-sided marketplaces and the blockchain The emergence and evolution of blockchain technology offers viable solutions to the challenges of online platforms and marketplaces. Marketplace pain points include delayed transactions due to the verification of funds or...

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How to examine real website visitor data

Using statistical computing language R to exclude referral spam from the Google Analytics data and visualize traffic from human website visitors. Recently I stumbled upon the GoogleAnalyticsR package written by Mark Edmondson and I was motivated to start discovering...

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Dutch Open Hackathon 2016

Dutch open Hackathon The third edition of the Dutch Open Hackathon (DOH) will take place in the weekend of 9, 10 and 11 December. In previous editions, a Node1 consultant has supported DOH participants as a pitch coach. This edition, we helped generate publicity for...

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Developers Nirvana

App development with React Native. Why does it make app development super easy? Please remember NOT to call React Native a hybrid approach – it’s a brand new category. Let’s call this category for a start “JS Native mobile apps". It can and will grow faster from now...

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NOS and Ubideo crowd-source live coverage of the Tour de France

The Dutch national broadcasting foundation NOS and live video-streaming startup Ubideo have collaborated on a pilot that will bring a new and innovative dimension to the Tour de France. The pilot will provide a more comprehensive, interactive and impressive experience of the Tour de France in the city of Utrecht on July 4th.

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What periscope needs to really take off

Recently Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite, wrote an article on the current rise of live video streaming apps. Holmes argues that the recent flurry of live streaming apps, led by Periscope, are the biggest things since Twitter itself.

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Making IoT work

In the last 15 years there has been an increasing interest in the so-called ‘Internet of Things.’ The expectation around this next iteration of the Internet reached a peak last year. So much that Gartner placed the IoT at the top of the hype cycle or the so-called ‘peak of inflated expectations’, last summer.

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The Magic of Online Marketplaces

For the last 25 years the Internet has been the single most important (meta) driving force of innovation. As an information systems the Internet is on its way to allow for near-perfect competition breaking down friction in transactions in every single domain and every part of our lives.

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How To Use The Business Model Canvas More Effectively

The lean startup methodology has elucidated that to innovate fast you have to learn fast what problem it is you’re trying to solve and what solution customers are willing to pay for. Speed is the comparative advantage of successful companies. So before you start building something nobody needs you should build MVP, measure and learn fast by applying continuous deployment, split testing etc. 

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Why Product Innovation Is Dead

Large companies often make large investments in product innovation and operational efficiency. The objective is to slice cost, achieve revenue growth and obtain or improve profit margins. Before the advent of the Internet the pace of technology change was much slower, large companies had a handful of real competitors and the customer was happy to be a customer. Back then product innovation was enough and it was okay to say it’s ‘business as usual.’ That mindset would now be a recipe for disaster.

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APIs Are Large Enterprise Dealmakers

In the coming months we will publish a number of articles on API’s. In the articles we will discuss: Why organizations should see APIs as strategic assets for fast innovation, Who should use APIs, When they should consider doing so, Where to use APIs, How to use APIs.

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At crossroads, IoT calls for paradigm shift in programming

Last March Node1 had the opportunity to co-host the first European edition of the API Strategy and Practice Conference (APIstrat Amsterdam). The conference was a great success. Kat Borlang, Adam Wiggens, Mehdi Medjaoui and Romain Huet gave wonderful talks. Among this impressive line of speakers there was also Mike Amundsen. Director of API Architecture at the API Academy for CA Technologies, Amundsen is an internationally recognized industry expert on distributed network architecture, Web development, cloud computing and more. During APIstrat Amundsen gave a fascinating talk on how we could tackle the scalability issues that lay ahead of us in enabling the Internet of Things – billions and billions of devices talking to each other and us.

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The future is now and it’s digital

At Node1 we believe that software is elemental to how we redesign and produce things, how we create and manage new commercial transactions and how we begin to collaborate at unprecedented levels. In the connected world every organization is a digital organization.

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‘Every customer is a digital customer’

In a connected world customers are ‘digital customers’ Accenture claims in the Accenture 2013 Global Consumer Pulse Research. In this succinct, but insightful report Accenture outlines the building blocks for a digital strategy for public and private organizations playing to win or outpace competitors.

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