Goo.gl Goes Public (via @mashable) →
Methinks: We already combined bit.ly url shortening and tracking with QR codes. Now the cost of this combination has gone to $0. I knew it was a good idea! What do you think? Will the usage really take off?
The Cloud: A threat to incumbents, opportunity for... →
Cloud Computing: The Truth About What Runs on... →
…Red Hat sales exec Billy Marshall that “CIOs are the last to know,” meaning, IT organizational decisions are actually made bottom up (i.e., by developers), and that senior management perception lags reality by a significant margin. Methinks: Very good point. This certainly mirros my experiences. The author compares the current acknowlendgment (or lack of) of large...
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Obama Wants to Wiretap the Internet (via @eWeek) →
The Obama administration is drafting legislation to expand wiretap authority to intercept all Facebook, BlackBerry and Skype communications. Methinks: Seriously? How is this ‘change’?
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise...– George S. Patton
Live out of your imagination, not your history.– Stephen Covey
12 Hot New Tablets Hitting the Market (via... →
Slideshow: Samsung Galaxy Tab BlackBerry BlackPad Cisco Cius Dell Streak HP Slate 500 Toshiba Folio 100 HP PalmPad LG Optimus Acer Tablet Microsoft Windows 7 Tablet OpenPeak OpenTablet 7 Google/Verizon Tablet
Owner of Segway Company Dies in Segway Accident ... →
The owner of Segway died on Sunday riding one of his company’s electric scooters off a cliff and into a river. Methinks: I thought this was an online joke at first…
Five Reasons China Will Rule Tech (via Forbes.com) →
1. China’s leadership understands engineering. 2. China’s leadership wants to out-innovate the U.S. 3. China’s science and technical talent pool is vast. 4. The U.S. is failing at science and math education. 5. China is getting U.S. technology, all of it. Methinks: It’s not rocket science… then again maybe it is
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go...– Carl Sagan
How Technology Can Help with Language Instruction... →
Go to eSN Online today and: •Find out how iPods help ESL students learn•Learn about the Recorded Books and Transparent Language partnership•Find out more about Google’s translation tools•Uncover the latest findings about multimedia aiding instruction Methinks: Funny, I just had a conversation with luddites (traditionalists) about eLearning and language in our local public high school
Mobile Phones as Outbreak Predictors? (via... →
A new global consortium wants to predict disease outbreaks in a matter of 24 hours.
E-Reader Users Buy, Read More Books (via... →
Harris Interactive poll finds that people with e-book devices are not only reading more than other Americans, but also more than they did before they owned the technology. Methinks: For all of you out there dissing e-readers and online reading over books (you know who you are), don’t you just hate it when a few facts get in the way of a good story?
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.– Mark Twain
Verizon iPhone Would Cost AT&T 1.4 Million... →
In a new report highlighted by MobileBeat, Credit Suisse took a crack at estimating the impact on AT&T. The Wall Street firm projects 23% of AT&T iPhone subscribers, or about 1.4 million people, would drop the carrier for Verizon in the event it begins offering the Apple phone. Ouch. Methinks: Can’t wait to switch
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream...– Edgar Allan Poe
Corporations go gaga over Android (via... →
Business adoption of smartphones running Google’s mobile OS rises 60% since May, says market researcher Methinks: We use Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices at Trekk. I would concur with the article in terms of preference. The new Andriod and Incredible and X are clear favorites. Our experience with Verizon and AT&T show that yes the AT&T coverage results in dropped calls all of...
Apple iPhone Keeps ATandT's 4G Migration on Hold... →
AT&T, burdened with the task of supporting all of those iPhone and iPad devices, is far behind the other carriers in moving to 4G technology. Methinks: And the AT&T reps tell us that they are way ahead because GSM, being higher frequency like LTE, requires denser towers then CDMA. Who do you believe?
TEDTalks: Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from Methinks: Best line at the end ”Chance Favors the Connected Mind”
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.– George S. Patton
Global ‘internet treaty’ proposed (via @telegraph) →
Deal would enshrine in law the founding principles of open standards and net neutrality, and protect the web from political interference. Methinks: Sounds good in principle, but go ahead and call me skeptical. I want to see the language before I nod my head. What are your thoughts?
Google rolls out 2-step verification for Apps... →
New sign-in feature unveiled at Google Atmosphere aims to boost cloud security Methinks: This is one of the pieces I’ve been looking for to allow us to completely roll out into the cloud for our infrastructure. What do you think?
Native Apps Account for Half of Mobile Internet... →
Native data applications, such as those installed on smartphones like the iPhone and devices running Android, now account for 50% of all mobile data volume according to a new report from Finnish mobile analytics company Zokem. In a global smartphone study released this month, the company found that while the mobile Web browser was still the most popular smartphone “app,” the use of...
Xerox PARC turns 40: Marking four decades of tech... →
On its 40th anniversary, PARC researchers provide a behind-the-scenes peek into the company’s culture and projects, past and present. Methinks: It seems as these types of places are historical anomalies instead of repeatable successes. One of the lessons learned is the need to have open cultures of innovation. That is tough to do. We as a country need to learn the lessons from here.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we...– Adam Smith
Product Overview of the New Interactive Marketing... →
Methinks: Product announcement released this week at ExactTarget’s Connections 2010 conference. I’ll be looking very close, this has considerable potential.
Tumblr Leaves Posterous in the Dust (via @rww) →
One of the more interesting startup battles in recent times has beenTumblr vs. Posterous, two light blogging services that make it easy for anyone to publish ‘found’ things very quickly and at the click of a button. Tumblr was the first kid on the block, but over the past year Posterous has tried to take users away from Tumblr with arguably better features and aggressive marketing. Of...
Microsoft Launches Public Beta of Internet... →
With the release of its IE 9 beta, Microsoft on Wednesday promised that Web surfing would be, from here on out, about the sites and not about the browser. Methinks: Early reviews look promising. This could be the start of an era where full standards support will be available equally from all browser vendors. Hey, a guy can dream can’t I? Download at http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.– Orison Swett Marden
Getting Started with Agile: Playing 'Poker' To... →
That’s exactly what Scotland’s University of St. Andrews development team did… Methinks: Couldn’t hurt! ;-)
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.– Lewis Carroll
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.– Henry David Thoreau
12 IT Jobs Headed Offshore (via baselinemag.com) →
Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of... →
Methinks: An extensive list of reports compiled by Tom Pick of Social Media Today
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.– Henry David Thoreau
'Anti-Facebook' project nears launch (via IT... →
“The open-source social networking project Diaspora reported on its blog this week that the code for its much-hyped “anti-Facebook” software will be released September 15.” Methinks: I’m looking forward to seeing it in action. Have you tried it? Think it has any legs?
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.– Mark Twain
Global CIO: The Awesome Transformative Power Of... →
The iPad is emerging as not just a cooler and slicker computing device but rather a superb customer-engagement tool that unlocks new business possibilities. Methinks: Here is the best line which I totally agree with: “The iPad engages its users to move beyond mere productivity—applying technology to a something you already know how to do and delivering a more-efficient outcome—and into the...
3 Cloud Storage Use Cases Ready For Prime Time:... →
“Despite the confusion surrounding what cloud storage really means and how it might be used, few advances in storage have been hyped as much as “cloud storage.” Understandably, IT professionals are intrigued by the prospect of reducing their reliance on internal capabilities, eliminating capital spending, and improving the overall cost structure of specific parts of their storage...
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure...– Thomas Jefferson
How to measure QR codes to determine customer... →
Methinks: Good article by John Foley
Slideshow: 5 Considerations when Deploying iPad in... →
Methinks: I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with any of them. Our experience has shown that it iPad is a great road warrior tool, especially if you are or have transitioned to cloud services like we have. I think the security issues are in fact manageable with VPN and SLL support. Is it a replacement for laptop? Nope. Is it the future of computing? Yep.
End User 2.0: When Employees Have All The Answers... →
End users know what tech they want. IT must adapt to that reality—and know where to draw the line. Methinks: The new IT indeed. End users access resources in the clouds whenever they want with whatever devices they want. That is becoming the new reality. This is eerily similar to the loss of control by marketing folks to every and all consumers. Will professionals respond or recoil? The...