Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
See you there.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Candy to the mind ..with the possibility to feed the little stalker that lies in all of us.
I have to say that the first 15 minutes were the best fun I had on the Internet since Google put a decent search engine out there. The sheer pleasure of finding meaningless facts about people kept me going... until the experience inevitably lead me down memory lane as I encountered forgotten photos of myself commented or liked somewhere by somebody who was but a digital ghosts from Christmas past.
Thus, I oscillated between the state of mind of a poet and that of a trashy tabloid journalist for a quarter of an hour, but the effect kind of wears thin after a while...
In the end, you really do have to be a marketeer at heart to get a kick out of knowing that there are over 100 female individuals in Bogota, Columbia, who both like Oreo cookies AND Origami....
But that only 7 individuals in Lisbon, Portugal like Oreo AND Mickey...
I shudder to think of the poor and alienated soul that will work the analytics on this one, desperately trying to find some sort of sickening and twisted correlation. ( Was Origami boosting the cookies sales? Or was Mickey suppressing Oreo? And how to factor in the Hispanic versus Lusophone aspect of the equation? What did it all mean?)
But, as my excitement wound down, I realized that I might be missing a little historical perspective.
After all, a few tries and the tool did allow me to find who were the "People who are Muslims " and living in my area, enlighten me to the fact that there are "People who are Jewish and living in Ireland" as well as tell if my friends knew of any "Men who are interested in Men" or "People who like the Republican Party" .
The tool does seem equally adequate for either left or right wing dictatorship as well as any sort of genocide/bashing/hate crime that one may have in mind.
Bottom line: fun tool probably good for business, but - in case you have not done it already - you might want to tune your privacy setting and trim a bit your profiles if you don't want to be totally exposed.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Looking for a business development manager.
Just go to http://careers.us.samsung.com. And use the information bellow to look for the position:
- Post title : Business Development Manager
- Company : SISA
- Location : San Jose, California
This is quite an important position to substain/steer our research and development from the business point of view. You need to have imagination and you need to know the silicon valley ecosystem.
Send me your application by mail.
Please forward this blog post or retweet if you know about somebody who might be interested
Friday, August 17, 2012
WebOS has just been re branded as Gram. Long live Gram!
Unfortunately now is also the time for me to announce that I have left webOS. I am now working at Samsung.
Before the web takes this statement and make it again one of those this-is-the-proof-that-webOS-is-dying kind of thingy.
I want to make clear the following statement.
When I left webOS, I left a great team with great people and an organization with a credible business plan, a strategy and the support and means from HP to make it happen.
I also left an organization that was mature and had thought through its DNA and culture. And I left also an engineering team that had been re-organized, re-composed, that was cranking out code, hiring, setting up processes and architecture like never before, with the budget and support to achieve their goals.
It is not up to me to predict the future and say whether they will be successful or not, Believe me when I say that Gram has a very, very good prospect. And my gut feeling is that it is not the last we hear from them.
I also left a great boss - named Martin Risau - which has been the major force behind this rebirth. A great boss, who made and said all the right thing to make it very hard for me to go.
Actually I left so much behind that it was one of the hardest professional decision I have ever had to make.
But in the end, what Samsung offered me, was- from a professional and purely intellectual point of view - simply to good to resist; I had to listen to a much lighter and selfish side of me and break away from a family to join a new one.
I needed to make this clear, as - starting next week - I will be recruiting for my new Samsung team and I did not want any confusion on the subject nor did I want this to be misinterpreted in any way.
I want to thank all the great people I have worked with at webOS.
Martin, Leonid, Steve, Itai, Dragan, Jayshree, Kent, Enda, Gray, Susan, Christine, Keith, Keith, Roger, Ari, etc..and all the other that I could not name.... I will see you around and wish you luck from the bottom of my heart.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Some are on ebay spain (http://www.ebay.es/itm/Nokia-N950-dev-phone-/280896512893?pt=UK_Mobile_Phones&hash=item4166bca37d.).
Now it seems that one of those device went for 1136 euros... so about 1400 dollars!!!
The legend continues....
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thanks to the webOS internals team and Tom King.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
It has been a tough year but webOS is on the rise again. I am in charge of development for the whole webOS software stack as well as the community and developer relations that are behind Open webOS.
With the help of our wonderful team, we are already in the process of defining a great roadmap. We need people...and we are already recruiting. Bellow you will find a few interesting positions related to my organization.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Saturday, October 15, 2011
2 weesk ago, Nokia released what is probably its greatest device until now. The N9.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The buzz is continuing and sales seem to have started very, very, very well…
I am obviously happy about all this…But actually something else is making my day.
For months and months, we have been designing a ground-breaking product for Nokia in a completely closed environment.
Off course, designers have designed, architects have "architected", developers have developed, and managers have managed. We have done feasibility studies, we have done usability studies, we know more or less where we succeeded, and we know more or less where we still need to improve. And we have been endlessly testing the device and doing endless amount of modifications with customer satisfaction in mind.
But all this is no substitute for reality that is to say: real people using the device in their real environment
The fact remains: when you are designing such a product, you need to have an intuition for what the customer wants and this intuition drives every single one of your actions for months.
There are tools, methods and process that you can use to measure how good you are doing along the way, but in the end it is all about the intuition and the strength of the confidence that you put behind it to drive the work…and eventually it all boils down to the time when the device gets in the hands of the customer.
Are they going to like the browser? The multiple home-screen? What about the conversation views? Are they going to notice this and that feature? All this gets resolved magically within couple of weeks.
I was not the only one starving for this. Last week-end, some of our guys from our application testing team went to do a couple of days of internship at our flagship store. They actually sold our device during a whole day and got confronted to customers themselves. The feedback we got from the guys was quite outstanding; some said the experience was simply tremendous.
With the huge coverage the N900 has been getting, no need to say that we have on our hand a unique opportunity to grow our knowledge and experience on the matter. We need to leverage this.
I myself will probably see you around at the Nokia Flagship store somewhere in the winter.
Wishing you a happy new year.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
In the Application team, we are looking for architects, project managers, programmers, etc... covering a lot of different areas: browsing, location, real time communication, productivity, testing, program management, services, etc...and there are openings in Finland, US (Mountain View) and Bangalore.
I -in particular - am looking for somebody to drive our development in Bangalore - if you feel up to it , don't hesitate to contact me.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Then came Nokia world....And the first opportunity for hands-on reviews...What was the result?. Reviews were mostly positive and the buzz was remarkable on the floor of Nokia world.
So far, so good.
But it's not over until it´s over.Until the device is in the hands of customers and people start loving the device, all of this means very little-The only thing that can be said at that point is that people understand what this device is about and what we tried to do.
So, let's keep up the good work, let's stay focus...We are on the right path.
PS: a few reviews were the N900 was mentioned. techradar, pocket-lint, mobile-ent, business24
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The first one is a small presentation from our friends from marketing:
....But my favorite would have to be this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhyrhWsMFk
It only has a couple of hundred hits on youtube so far but it is building a cult following which should rank it right up there with the productions of Andy Warhol and Luis Bunuel in a matter of months...and will also probably trigger a long series of such alternative weird videos to my greatest pleasure...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is the N900 official press release about it:
And here is the maemo site about it:
Check it out.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
As far as RD is concerned, there are several positions available: architect, project manager, lead developer. Hope to hear from you.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
It is a XULRunner configuration of Mozilla trunk targeted to Firefox 3.0 and Gecko 1.9. It does not include XUL and SVG because of performance optimization and uses GTK/XLIB/XFT instead of Cairo
I could not attend Guadec this year for private reasons but some of you who are there have probably checked out Ari Jaaksi´s and Leonid´s talk on the subject.
This is something that has been asked by the community for a long time, and that I have been asked for many times at Guadec. Let´s see now if you guys like it.
Monday, July 16, 2007
As far as flash9 work is concerned: Mikko, Matti, Erkko and Leonid and the Adobe guys should be the one receiving our gratitude. I would like also to extend my thanks to the CP management, with specific thanks to Ari Jaaksi who has been given us great support during our trials and tribulation.
A lot of coordination were needed between the different OSSO teams in order to make this happen and - even thought the road was bumpy - overall we did manage to deliver everything in close to 4 month of development.
A lot can be siad about the Skype effort in particular in relation to the Real Rhapsody release of march 2007. One can obviously note from those 2 projects, tha some part of our development - specially in the Application area under my responsibility - is concentrating on enabling major Internet services on our device. A lot of work still needs to be done and will be done on the Application infrastructures. The basic Sw offering will definitely improve (new apps will appear, some apps will be redesigned and more open source work will definitely be done). But Partnering with Internet players and enabling those SW at the platform level is also a strong trend in our development as Ari Virtanen pointed out. We cannot make our customer wait for the Internet services they like to use, while we continue to work on the infrastructures, UI, and other Apps. We cannot tell Skype or Rhapsody users, please wait another 12 month to use your favorite application. Otherwise those customers might just turn to another device that does support their favorite application. So basically it means that our development needs to be split in two and go in parallel toward 2 different trends: one that follows the long-term approach focusing on the maturity and features of the platform (performance, UI, extra application, design, connectivity, HW support, etc...) and another trend that focuses on delivering the Internet favorite services - wherever they might come from - on top of the platform at any given time. Those projects are generally extremely complex as they combined business and development and they of course cause a lot of synchronization issues witht eh platform and product work.
Friday, January 19, 2007
In October 2006, we started the work to enable the OSSO platform with voice and video. Now, in february 2007, the team working together with the Open source has managed to deliver on-time for 2 different HW (770 and N800).
The first thanks I would like to extend is to our in-house team. Nothing would have been achieved without the hard work and competence of those guys. So Sasha, Jussi, Andrei, Simone, Naba (as well the newly arrived): thanks to all of you!
On the Open source front, I would like to take my hats off to the Telepathy community, and specially to Robert McQueen, Philip Kallaf and Robert Taylor.
We had to find a viable open source architecture that would allow us to enable the platform with both voice and video inside a six month time-window. Those guys made it happen with the utmost professionalism.
Thanks to all of you
Thursday, June 08, 2006
We are currentely recruiting. Bellow you will find a small description of what those position are about as well as a link to them on the nokia career site. I think there is definately something for everyone - from developper to manager. Check the position bellow some of them might be interesting. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
1/R&D Manager. This is an extremelly interesting position for anybody who is also interested in the business aspect of things. But don't go for this one if you are want to focus on pure software!!
2/Project Manager Project management position: scheduling responsability for deliverables, etc...
3/Senior Software Engineer Coding, prtotyping, solution finder, architecture proposal.
4/ Senior Software Engineer: 4 developpers position on Open source VoIP, IM and Realtime communication. Any experience on existing open source VoIP/IM solutions is welcome i.e. telepathy for instance.
5/Browser Specialist any experience on browser development is welcome.
6/ Sw developper. General software development and architecting on applications.
7/Project Manager. Scheduling, deliverables, responsability
Hope to hear from you.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Ari and me received a mail about this from Jon Masters only five days before the event,and improvised the trip at the last minute. It was again very rewarding event after tall the hard work we did.
The Linux expo was also pretty interesting. A few interesting topics around linux business. Matthew Allum from OpenedHand was there, so we had a few cigarettes together when he was taking breaks from his stands.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
opening the Nokia Sofia SIP stack under LGPL license. It is now out there. It should be very useful to all of you looking into
VoIP and IM. Pleas check it out here
Monday, July 04, 2005
The experience was very agreeable. Jono, Stuart, Matt and Ade were very fun to talk and the whole thing was relaxing. Radio...Those guys are actually what I always dreamt of doing.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Now we just need to continue to work extra-hard to make sure that we fulfill those expectations when the product is released.
My presentation went all right. It was a very straight forward presentation, the absolute opposite of a marketing slide set. And it was meant that way The idea was to present in a very straight forward manner what we still needed to do, in order to convey to the community that our team is hard working, competent and honest - and that, even though we were hidden for a long time from the world, the whole project was done in the true spirit of Open Source. Apparently from what I could read form different mailing list, this message got throught.
Friday, May 27, 2005
That is the thing I have been working on during those past two years without really being in a position
to say anything about it, except to certain party in the . I was basically heading the development of Application
for the Nokia 770 and the development of certain aspect of the framework such as Multimedia and DSP.
And I also worked a lot on creating relationship and partnership with the open source. I feel like I have been in a
basement for the past four years and that only now I am able to share the work.