I’m using bloglines since 2003 as my webbased RSS aggregator, and for years it has been my site of choice to start the day: where’s a new article, where’s a new discussion going on. But since some month I experience my twitter client (seesmic for the moment) to be the first place to go – why? Because it works like a user-filtered aggregator of the news going on. I suppose 70-80% tweets of my friends contain links to interesting articles and news. Since I’m trying to keep a „clean“ following list, I trust the posted links as „relevant“ for me. Therefore it might be a good idea for a search engine to filter those tweets, wich really conatin links – ‚cause I’d trust them more and would follow them more often than plain, „machine“ based link results. It might be a good idea for google to add this filter and place them at the top of their result list as a mix of „trusted“ sources and algorithm based results.
Actually the 10% stake of Tesla for Daimler is not just a brilliant investment for new technology (Daimler is currently working on a new strategy for hybrid (eco-friendly) cars (availabe in june in germany, the S 400 hybrid), and Teslas electro-motor expertise fits very well with that) but its an investment into design.
Teslas new chief of design is Franz von Holzhausen who moved there from Mazda in 2008 – this tallented guy will come handy as a consultant to a new „eco-friendly“ design strategy for daimler, which is trying to make a strategy fusion of high-class, but low energy-consuming cars.
Daimlers problem is, that the S class will be at the top of the high-class limousines for a while – at least from a technology point of view. But with the new versions of Audi (A8) and BMW (7) (supposed by the end of 2009) Daimler has to work on the look of their flagship, which will be changed again in 2011 in terms of design I suppose. The current version of the S class is based on the W221 from 2005, and is just undergoing several facelifts.