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6 reasons why the "HTML5 vs. Flash" debate is... →
The HTML5 spec won’t be ready for consumption for at least another 2 years. Flash is a mature platform, HTML5 is just in its initial implementation phase. Flash is made by a single vendor, HTML5 sees duplicate efforts by at least 5 different companies on at least 4 different platforms. Flash is built as a multimedia and animation platform, HTML5 is a progressive enhancement over a content...
Amazon Debunks Top 5 Myths of Cloud Computing (via... →
Myth 1: The Cloud Is Not Reliable Myth 2: Security and Privacy Are Not Adequate in the Cloud Myth 3: I Can Get All the Benefits of the Cloud by Creating My Own In-house Cloud or Private Cloud Myth 4: If I Can’t Move Everything at Once, the Cloud Isn’t for Me Myth 5: Cost Is the Biggest Driver of Cloud Adoption
Why SQL Server 2008 R2 Matters to Small Business... →
“Not only does R2 give more power to the small business, it gives more power to the software developers who write applications designed to be used by the small business” “One example: A feature called streaminsight, which allows developers to build applications which can handle streaming event data from sources such as RFID, sensors and web logs.”
Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything (via TEDTalk)
Mastering Custom Segmentation in Google Analytics... →
Blog article by Jason Ford: “Google has made some major strides in adding new features to Google Analytics over the past year. I used to recommend Google Analytics for basic tracking needs and Omniture(which is expensive) for when custom user tracking or goal conversion was required. After spending some time playing with the new custom variables and segmentation features in Google...
Welcome to Google Places →
techspotlight: New! Now offering a reporting dashboard. Learn how people find your business.
On Recoveries and CAPEX Investment Cycles: Why... →
“For those waiting for the old economic and investment cycles to repeat themselves, this will be disappointing.”
Publish or Perish: Can the iPad topple the Kindle,... →
10 Reasons Why an iPad Is Not for You (via... →
A slideshow with some of the reasons I’ll be waiting for version 2
F8 – Gigya’s Facebook Conference Summary →
An excellent summary of F8 annoucements at the Facebook F8 conference in a Gigya blog post. Here are the hightlights: 1. Facebook improved the authentication service for your site 2. The Like button and the Open Graph 3. Is there more? Updated Facebook terminology for your reference: “Facebook Connect” as a product brand is now “Facebook for Web Sites” “Facebook Connect” as an API is...
The Gradual Disappearance Of Flash Websites (via... →
This morning @harmonyallen pointed me to this article and initiated an excellent discussion. She and @nickgrobe were discussing the importance of understanding both side of the discussion of Flash vs. Standards Based design. Here are my thoughts in a nutshell. Clearly standards based design is extremely import. But if a client came to us today for a project, can we eliminate Flash as a go to...
Adobe Gives Up on iPhone App Development After CS5... →
Global CIO: Steve Ballmer Interview: 'Hockey... →
Ballmer says Microsoft is “all in”
Wired Can't Quit Adobe, Pours Cash Into Flash-less... →
Apple has given Wired has no choice, that’s why. Nothing like a good old fashion cat fight. Good or bad for the industry? What do you think?
A Bright Redesign for LED Lights (via @techreview) →
Nice! “… is incorporating the Illumitex LEDs into “a PAR30 replacement,” referring to the most popular floodlight-style bulbs used in indoor lighting, that could deliver 500 lumens for only 7 watts. A commercially available compact-fluorescent PAR30 bulb typically puts out 750 lumens of light at around 16 watts, while a halogen version might deliver 600 lumens for 50 watts...
Twiter Will Get Its Own Data Center (via... →
“Twitter’s decision to operate its own data center reflects the growing importance of infrastructure as audience growth scales to “Internet scale” levels. Twitter has grown into the 12th largest site, according to Adams, who shared numbers on the company’s growth: Twitter’s traffic grew 752 percent in 2008 and 1,358 percent in 2009. The service now has more than 105 million users, who send...
Flash in the pan (via @TheEconomist) →
“From Apple’s perspective, the last thing it should therefore do is allow that unique source of customer satisfaction to be threatened in any way.” “No surprise, then, that Mr Jobs has banned programmers from writing iPhone apps using cross-platform programming tools like Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s .NET, which make it easy to write an app for many different devices and...
I'll be presenting at On Demand next week -... →
Will I see you there? Please let me know.
Trekk Talks Social Media at ON DEMAND Conference →
“Trekk CTO Jeffrey Stewart to share tips on integrating social media into cross-media marketing programs.”
What if you built your... News(paper) in the cloud... →
What if you were to build your business systems completely from software as a service, cloud computing, and/or open source resources? What would it look like? What workflow would you use? Take a look this BuzzMachine blog post for one view of this as he talks about The Ben Franklin Project he is apart of. The first thing he talks about is the importance of a digital first workflow. This is term...
Twitter rolls out advertising service :: Media Business http://bit.ly/c5x7vc
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eSN Special Report: Beyond virtual schools (via... →
Online learning can take many different forms, depending on schools’ unique needs “Today every student can access a world-class education with online courses taught by talented, qualified teachers at any location,”
Startups and Early Adopters: "Checking In" on...
“Nevertheless, early adopters can be terrific champions of a product, actively promoting it to their friends. Early adopters are a small, but vocal group. Ignore them at your peril. And focus exclusively on them at your peril.”
Update: Microsoft unveils 'Kin' phones for the... →
What do you think? I’ll have to ask my wife and kids!
What’s New in Visual Basic 2010 (via @msdn) →
Excellent article profiles some of the great new features of VB2010. Some of my favs include Implicit Line Continuation, Auto-Implemented Properties and DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime)
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Unleashed Roundup |... →
Content-Aware Fill, 64-bit Premier, and Flash Catalyst are my favorite notable features
Don't forget, it's all about convenience RT @adage...
Google Docs Adds Major New Features [PICS] (via... →
“Google has announced that it has rebuilt Google Docs from the ground-up. The result is a massive overhaul of Google Docs, including completely redesigned spreadsheet, document, and drawing editors, group chat functionality, and the ability to collaborate with real-time character-by-character mark-up, much like Google Wave. You can preview the new changes, starting today.” “The...
McKinsey Quarterly: What Matters: Scaling social... →
Google snaps up plink - The Inquirer →
THE UK’S FOREMOST “visual search company”, Plink, has been snatched up by Google, the Oxford-based company announced today. The four month-old start-up provided, until now, visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the...
Grid Storage, Like Grid Computation, Next Gen SAN... →
IBM XIV Storage System “Built from a grid of components connected via any-to-any topology, the XIV system offers exceptional scalability, performance and reliability” “XIV’s attempt is to become a next-gen SAN company as opposed to a monolithic SAN company,” Duplessie said. “Nextra is designed for Web 2.0 digital content that nobody had a clue about two years...
The Internet is driving increased consumption of news, but newspapers the most trusted medium. http://bit.ly/dzcaJB via @McKQuarterly
Initial developer iPad interest dips, Andriod... →
in @eWeek article, Enterprise Applications: Hot or Not: Developer Interest in iPad Ticks up and Down, a survey by tool vendor @Appcelerator shows initial interest waning a bit. This while interest in developing for Google Andriod continues to grow. Predictions anyone?
Social Networks: Touchpoints for Customer... →
“Touchpoints serve as the point of contact between a buyer and a seller. As the race to socialize commerce escalates, these touchpoints represent the nodes that define the human network, connecting people across the social Web and uniting them around common interests, themes, and movements.”
Most people I know didn’t wait in line at all. Pre-sales? RT @askgerber: iPad’s Sales Figures Better than iPhone’s… http://ow.ly/16Z2BF
How Green Is My iPad? (via NYTimes) http://nyti.ms/d1Cqdu
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of...– Thomas Edison
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,...– Alvin Toffler
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VDP for you and me . . . finally (via... →
Commentary & Analysis by Frank Romano about PDF/VT ISO standards “VDP volume is less than 10 perecnt of all digital printing and digital printing is less than 15 percent of all printing. The use of variable data (or document) printing has been retarded over the last decade by short-sighted suppliers, specifications, and associations. Now perhaps we are on the cusp of opening VDP to all...