Amazon's Kindle Offerings Now Include 'Gift'... →
Amazon is offering its customers the ability to “gift” Kindle ebooks, in another feature build-out to better compete with Barnes & Noble’s Nook and the Apple iPad. Methinks: I’ll be using this this year - you?
Measuring The Total Economic Impact Of Google Apps... →
Methinks: This report requires registering, but has some metrics that are worth taking a look at.
On-the-go editing: Google Docs or dedicated apps?... →
Google Docs now allows editing on Android devices, iPhones, and iPads - is this a replacement for or complement to existing Office-style apps?
Google Cloud Connect: Threat to Microsoft Office?... →
Microsoft Office faces a new competitor with Google Cloud Connect, which seeks to draw Office users into using Google collaboration software. Methinks: Clint Boulton explains in his Google Cloud Connect breakdown,
Opera browser (via eWeek.com) →
A slide preview of the new Opera and some of it’s new features. No reviews yet.
Verizon Wireless LTE Network Is Coming but It's... →
News Analysis: Verizon Wireless joins the 4G marketing fray with its not-exactly-4G LTE solution. Methinks:With download speeds of 5-12 Mbps this is as fast as most consumer cable and DSL broadband services. And this is substantially faster than Verizon’s current CDMA based 3G speeds (like 10x). But is it or is it not 4G? Well, since there is not hard and fast definition of 4G, yes...
A New Model for Newsprint (via pcworld.com) →
“Naver, the leading search engine in South Korea, has a long history of pioneering Web technologies since it launched in 1999. Many of its tools and services have anticipated those of much larger players, making it a key site to watch for leading-edge innovations. Take, for example, its impressive new bridge between print and digital cultures, the Naver Digital News Archive.” ...
If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big.– Donald Trump
Berners-Lee: Social networks are a 'threat to the... →
“Berners-Lee believes Facebook and other social networking sites encourage users to enter their information, which is captured and then reused, but not shared with other websites.” Methinks: I wholeheartedly agree with his sentiments, but not with the headline. Social networks are really a very good thing… it is the walling off of information that is bad. For the web to continue...
FCC moves to ensure ‘net neutrality’ (via ft.com) →
“The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans next week for regulations that would forbid internet service providers from blocking or favouring content online.” Methinks: This is a very important issue. Indecision and or inaction could start the destruction or at least fragmentation of the web as we know it. That would not be in the best interest of users -...
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office (via... →
“With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.” “Users of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 can sync their Office documents to the Google cloud, without ever leaving Office,” wrote DocVerse co-founder and Google group product manager Shan Sinha in a draft blog post provided by Google. “Once synced, documents are backed-up, given a unique URL,...
iOS 4.2 for iPad Ships, "Find My iPhone" Now Free... →
Methinks: Excellent! I am looking forward to seeing it in action… and develop for it.
The Age of Exabytes: Tools & Approaches for... →
Sears Adds QR Codes to Wish Book (via... →
Methinks: More examples of the power of the combination of print and electronic and the ability to link media together. I wish I could see the data from these QR codes!
Flash Platform in Action - Adobe AIR for TV on Adobe TV
Overheard at a conference: Cloud Computing is a...
Really? That and I heard way too much discussion describing the concept in really hard ways. Maybe I’m too close but the ideas but Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Platforms as a Service shouldn’t be that hard to digest. In a nutshell, most businesses large and small have had or have server based software that their client workstations access across and internal...
Informatica Deal Promises Big Data Impact (via... →
Overheard at conference: Wow - How - Now to focus...
At the recent PIA Converge conference in Memphis, Trekk partner Robin Tobin had the duty oif closing the conference and talked about next steps. During the discussion afterwards there was talk of changes for the conference next year. She suggested a set of smaller presentations that all follow these basic steps: Wow - wow the audience with the bright idea or new information that is being...
A very good word for marketing overheard at a...
I just returned from Memphis and the PIA Converge conference. One of the highlights for me was a keynote presentation by Brian Massey the Conversion Scientist (@bmassey). In his presentation he used the word Salience as the best description he has run across for effective marketing. The word is drawn from the study of neuroscience and has synonyms that include important; striking; and remarkable....
Verizon iPhone Threatens to Disrupt Android,... →
Thank you for the complements on our new Kindle...
It is available for download in several formats: As RSS As EPUB As Mobi As PDF You can find it right now in the Kindle Store. It will soon be available in the iBooks store for downlaod to iPhone and iPad as soon as it is ‘approved’. Thank you for your interest!
Microsoft-backed research suggests big energy... →
Two Ways Developers Will Interact With Google TV... →
Methinks: I must be getting old… who remembers WebTV optimized websites?
Amazon annouces “free usage tier” to lure first... →
Methinks: This is a great idea and a long time in coming. Will you try it?
eBay + Facebook Connect = Group Gift-Buying →
In an attempt to capitalize on the rise of social commerce, online auction behemoth eBay launched its Group Gifts service today, enabling users to source the power of their social networks to collectively purchase gifts. In the case of giving big gifts on a small budget, Group Gifts enables users to “share the love (and the expense) by buying a group gift with your friends.” Getting started is...
High-fi Solar Powered 3G at Mt Everest Base Camp... →
“Ncell, which is owned by the Swedish company TeliaSonera, announced that it’s installed seven 3G base stations all along the trekking route to Everest Base Camp—the highest at an elevation of 5,200 metres. The base stations are solar powered and built to withstand low temperatures and harsh weather conditions. The company hopes that the fifty thousand international tourists who come to trek...
Facebook and Twitter Will Try to Mobilize Millions... →
Methinks: Will you done a virtual ‘I Voted’ button?
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the...– John Quincy Adams
This weekend I'll be in Memphis presetning at the... →
Will I see you there?
iPhone Table [Mind=Blown]
yourmindblown: Random Facts : Table Connect allows you to control your iPhone with a 58” multitouch surface that doubles as a pieces of furniture. Simply download the Table Connect App to your jailbroken iPhone and hook it up to the table. Needless to say, FaceTime just got a lot more interesting. A video presentation of the prototype should be up on the official Table Connect website...
5 Website Designs That Blew Us Away (via... →