Let’s be honest; resizing is a pain. In the world of visual content, it’s like a recurring bad dream. Different social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the newcomer Threads – all have their own rules for image sizes. And it doesn’t stop there, regular websites, with their numerous
Remember we all thought Microsoft had the second-mover advantage? In the PC era, Microsoft excelled in mimicking the features of innovative companies such as Apple and various others, learned from these innovators’ imperfections, and fed their me-now-too products to their gigantic consumer and corporate user base while keeping their cash
If 2021 was the year of the NFT, 2022 is the year of generative AI. With the release of version 2 of DALL·E, OpenAI has unleashed world awareness on the possibility of synthetically created visual content. In its wake, developer and companies are proposing interesting ways to handle and interact
Within its half-open, half-closed status, 2021 will be remembered as a transition year: A melting pot between ending lockdowns, rising vaccines and masks mandates, new variants, ending and restarting restrictions. But if anything, it did nothing to slow down the pace of online innovation—quite the opposite. If visual tech experienced
Remember Framen? This German startup’s CEO, Dimitri Gärtner, did a Show & Tell presentation at Visual 1st two years ago, showing his company’s digital frame photo viewing solutions. To my surprise, I learned a few days before Christmas that a company no less than Axel Springer had just acquired the
Some speculate that overall fake news could cost the economy $39 billion a year. Quite a market to grab for a savvy tech startup, even at 1%! But while fake news and in particular deep fakes have been accused of wreaking havoc on minds and economy, there is surprisingly only a minimal amount of companies offering tools to combat them. The reason?