“It’s the most significant moment for F1 since the advent of satellites,” says Eddie Baker, the man responsible for broadcasting F1 TV and data around the world.
Today in London, F1′s commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone unveiled a deal which will transform the way live F1 races are broadcast and all forms of digital content are consumed.
It’s the key which opens up a door onto a new era for F1. Satellite TV revolutionised the sport in the late 1970s, by making it possible for millions of fans to watch races live around the world. This was Ecclestone’s first revolution, providing the platform which made F1 a global sport, raising billions in revenues.
This long-term deal with Tata Communications, providing fixed line connectivity, opens the door for endless possibilities, way beyond what satellites can do, including broadcasting F1 on the internet, for interactivity between audience and the broadcaster at the circuit.
The deal that changes F1 forever…
On Friday, Microsoft made public in a blog post the new Windows 8 Logo. There may be many reasons for choosing the new logo and rightly so. I would like to share my thought about the new redesigned art work.
Here’s what I think:
The new logo gives a sense of simplicity and a clean look and feel. With just two colors the logo defines a new sense of style.
Apart from changing the logo, boldness resonates from the redesigned art work.
- Authentically Digital
Like Sam Moreau, I too think it reflects a digital feel rather than a plastic feel.
- Lack of characteristic colors
The new logo lacks the characteristic colors which the past versions have provided us. The monochromatic scheme is not at all bad, but neither does it give a sense of bright, cheerful colors that it has worn in the past.
- Personal touch
In the blog post, Sam said that “when you change your color, the logo changes to reflect you. It is a “Personal” Computer after all.”. This I think gives the logo a personal touch.
I certainly welcome the change, but it will reserve my final judgement till I see this new logo in the Windows product (In the Consumer preview perhaps).
TOI – Microsoft’s India store hacked, usernames & passwords stolen: Hackers, allegedly belonging to a Chinese group called Evil Shadow Team, struck at www.microsoftstore.co.in on Sunday night, stealing login ids and passwords of people who had used the website for shopping Microsoft products.
Seems like Ice cream....
This was taken in Mumbai on just another ordinary day. The colors seemed very interesting and were even better through the lens.