When Startups Grow Out of the Cloud (via @rww) →
“Cloud computing has been a boon to tech startups, allowing them to build, launch and scale without substantial up-front investment in hardware. But at what point does the moving from the cloud to a data center make more sense - for both performance and cost?” Methinks: This article raises some good points about what happens when you really really grow up. But we are talking about...
Amazon CTO counters skepticism on cloud security... →
“Amazon’s cloud computing division is planning to “raise the bar” on security, and provide better security than most enterprises can achieve on their own, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogels.” Methinks: I’m with @werner on this issue. Assuming the in-house data center is professionally managed then attention to detail on security should be a given. But unless the...
Google Develops a Facebook Rival (via @wsj) →
“Google Inc. is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.” Methinks: Another indication that gaming interfaces with alternative controls are the wave of the future of most application development.
Verizon Smartphones (Droids?) Use More Data than... →
Methinks: So much for AT&T using iPhone traffic as an excuse for their network problems…
The Predictive Power Of Social Media (via @Forbes) →
“Cluster analysis turns social media into a tool to predict the future.” Methinks: Yup. Read my review of The Numerati a few years ago
Adobe to Acquire WCM Vendor Day Software →
“Adobe Adds Leading Web Content Management Software to its Portfolio of Solutions to Create, Deliver and Optimize Customer Experiences” Methinks: This is definitely a very interesting addition to the Adobe family of products. We use CS and develop a number of projects for automated delivery for cross-media channels using content management tools. The Day CQ5 suite...
ReadWriteWeb - Web Apps, Web Technology Trends,... →
2-3 years ago, so-called “startpages” were all the rage - an online dashboard where users can collect links and quickly scan important news feeds. Startpages were also an evolving platform for “widgets,” mini web apps that can be placed inside a web page. All of the big Internet companies had startpages and promoted them fiercely: iGoogle, My Yahoo!, Microsoft’s Live.com. Among the startups,...
Read On - Why the iPad hasn’t killed the Kindle... →
“Sure, the iPad has a book-reader application, and Apple runs its own online bookstore. But Amazon has a much bigger selection—630,000 e-books, versus “tens of thousands” at Apple. The Kindle app runs on iPads, BlackBerry, and Android devices, so you can read your books wherever you want; with Apple you’re locked into Apple devices.” Methinks: ‘Nuff said
Google Apps for Government Addresses Cloud... →
“Google Apps boasts Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification from the U.S. Government - the first suite of cloud computing applications to receive it.”
Apple loses bid to criminalize iPhone jailbreaking... →
“Federal ruling says jailbreaking ‘innocuous at worst, beneficial at best’” Methinks: There is sanity is the world
I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.– Albert Einstein
Adobe Flavors Online Marketing Suite with Social... →
“This week, Adobe (news, site) announced the addition of some interesting social media features to their Online Marketing Suite. Among them: advanced bid strategies for Facebook ads, and image ad support for the Google Content Network. ”
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.– Albert Einstein
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent...– Milton Friedman
Flexible 21st-century classroom environments (via... →
Methinks: Many options available to 21st Century classrooms allow businesses to operate in new an innovative ways. Chief among them… location does not matter. Wireless bandwidth and cloud computing based software as a service makes that option available.
Drupal Gardens Offers Drupal-as-a-Service (via... →
Drupal software, support, and hosting company Acquia announced that its Drupal Gardens leaves private beta today. Drupal Gardens is a content management & social publishing system, offering “Drupal-as-a-service” and greatly simplifying the creation and management of Drupal websites. Methinks: Nice!
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.– Albert Einstein
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache... →
The Apache FOP team is delighted to present you a production grade release of the new FOP codebase. This release contains many bug fixes and new features. See the Release Notes for a list of the most important changes. Methinks: Always an important Print On Demand / Web to Print technology. We’ve used XSL-FO for many projects over the years. I just wish the design tools would support this...
Amazon Kindle sales defy iPad by rising each month... →
Methinks: This shows that there is plenty of room in the emerging wireless/tablet marketplace. It may also show that E-Ink vs backlite LCD has value. Amazon is showing impressive growth and a huge inventory at the same time while Apple has sold 3 million iPad and 1.5 million eBooks is just a few months.
How Cisco used consumer-based marketing strategies... →
Methinks: This is in line with what I have been suggesting to clients for some time. marketing always wants to differentiate between BtoB and BtoC. When in fact consumers are consumers and marketing is marketing. The reason this differentiation existed was because you reached each type consumer via different channels. Those channels had different expertises and disciplines. But are living in a...
MediaBeacon Integrates DAM Solution into IBM's Web... →
Methinks: Cool. Does anyone know if there is a Cloud service offering for this software stack?
IT budgets pointing to the cloud, expansion (via... →
“IT shops are in search of variable infrastructure pricing, which will take them to the cloud” Methinks: Us too!
"We’re Apple. We Don’t Wear Suits. We Don’t Even... →
Please Please Please? Steve Jobs and Apple were ready to ditch AT&T six times in the last three years, according to a new story in Wired. (The story is not online yet, but Jason O’Grady at ZDNet summarized it.) Wired says Apple and AT&T are in a loveless marriage. There are great mutual benefits to the relationship, but overall both companies are frustrated with each other. Apple hates...
TED Talk: When ideas have sex Methinks: Awesome presentation. We will soon approach 4 billion interconnected minds via mobile devices, Internet connectivity and social netwroks. Imagine of the idea sex!
There is no god higher than truth.– Mahatma Gandhi
FCC Champions Broadband For Rural Healthcare (via... →
“Vote to expand telecom services at rural hospitals and clinics aims to improve access to diagnostic tools that larger medical centers typically have.” Methinks: If we are going to solve a problems, perhaps we need to first start by understanding the problem. I have been involved with telecom and broadband issues for over 12 years. It didn’t take long to understand why the...
Pitting Cloud against Cloud (via @techreview) →
“Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers.” Methinks: Excellent idea! Looking forward to some results.
Ben & Jerry's Drops Email Marketing In Favor of... →
Why your Facebook friends and Twitter followers... →
Methinks: What he said. On the other hand, the average number of Facebook friends per Facebook user? About 150… this is known as Dunbar’s number. We ran across this number a few years ago. Robert Dunbar describes the theoretical cognitive limit for one to maintain stable social relationships with. Interesting. Some use weak social networking ties to create order for more than...
Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.– Charles Caleb Colton
Adobe Announces Open-Source Collaboration with... →
Microsoft exec mocks iPhone 4, dubs it Apple's... →
A top Microsoft executive today compared Apple’s iPhone 4 to his own company’s problem-plagued Vista operating system. “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that,” said Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, in a keynote speech at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), which runs through Thursday in Washington, D.C. … Besides mocking...
HOW TO: Optimize Your Mobile Site Across Multiple... →
It’s not particularly hard, just takes some work. Here is an excellent piece of advice: “Just because they all use WebKit doesn’t mean that all devices will render content the same way, but it does give you a good baseline of what sort of browser engines should be tested and focused on.”