Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On →
Gerard LaFond is the VP of marketing for Pearson’s College and Career Readiness division and the co-founder of Persuasive Games. He’s currently working on the gamification of education through the Pearson start-up, Alleyoop. Kids spend hours a day on sites like Facebook and YouTube. They …
4 Essential Tips for Conquering the App... →
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps... →
How Job Scheduling Tools Simplify Integration |... →
The great schools revolution →
Education remains the trickiest part of attempts to reform the public sector. But as ever more countries embark on it, some vital lessons are beginning to be learned Methinks: Step one - admit that others just moght do it better then ‘The way we’ve always done it’. Step two - find the best, embrace there idea, move forward.
jQuery Image Rotator Terse Blur Demo : jQuery... →
A plea for a better Google Docs (via gigaom.com) →
Methinks: I agree - Google suddenly dropping a product or changes after I’ve created a dependent app is my greatest concern. You?
Windows Azure beats Amazon EC2, Google App Engine... →
Adobe Takes HTML5 To The Cloud - Cloud-computing -... →
Catching up to the software industry shift toward cloud, Adobe announces new services and tablet apps for creative pros. Methinks: Yet another part of the new world.
Web Archtecture: separating web apps from data... →
remoteStorage: localStorage + sync Write a localStorage app or take an existing one! Include remoteStorage.js Search and replace localStorage with remoteStorage Methinks: Once most migrate to a newer browser (For mobile that almost a given) this will be the way most applications are architected!
How to Think Creatively - Tony Schwartz - Harvard... →
1. Saturation 2. Incubation 3. Illumination 4. Verification Methinks: I somewhat agree with this. What do you think?
Check out AppScale on @AlternativeTo →
“AppScale is an open-source framework for running Google App Engine applications. It is an implementation of a cloud computing platform (Platform-as-a-Service), supporting Xen, KVM, Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus. It has been developed and is maintained by the RACELab at UC Santa Barbara. AppScale allows users to upload multiple App Engine applications to a cloud. It supports multiple distributed...
Microsoft, Google Strugle With New Face Of... →
Microsoft’s Office 365 is not the future and neither is Google’s Gdocs. But it just might be Facebook or Chatter. Methinks: I like the quote from Salesforce.com’s Scott Holden: Holden says its goal of creating a “social enterprise” translated into three key collaborative elements: social profiles for employees and customers, an employee social network, and the...
Cloud Security: Better Than We Think? (via... →
Methink: There is always the caveat, “if you do it right.”. It is like having a double deadbolt on a door. It does no good if you don’t lock them.
7 New Rules for Giving Kick-Ass Presentations In... →
1. Don’t Panic if They Aren’t Looking at You 2. Stifle the Temptation to Ask for a Device Moratorium 3. If You Aren’t Nervous, You Should Be Now 4. If You Don’t Speak Twitterese, It’s Time to Learn It 5. Congratulations! You May Be Speaking to Millions You Can’t See 6. The Reviews Are In—In Real Time 7. When All Else Fails, Surprise the Audience with Honesty Methinks: I’ve...
Google Opens OAuth Playground for Developers →
Google’s continuing its push for OAuth 2.0 in its Google Web APIs byproviding a “playground” for developers to test OAuth interactions. Basically, Google’s playground is a way for developers to walk through OAuth interactions from start to finish. Methinks: Excellent Stuff! Thx Google!
Latest advances in online editing and... →
Silicon Publishing Brings HTML5 to Online Editing CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE)—At the 9th Annual SVG Open Conference today, Silicon Publishing presented a prototype for an HTML5 version of their popular Silicon Designer online editing platform. Methinks: If their Flash based tools are any indication - the HTML5 version aught to be epic.
Things You Can Do with Windows Azure →
Methinks: Nice List by smarx.com! with sample code!
Sencha Launches HTML5 Developer Platform,... →
Methinks: Started using this about 6 months ago. Good stuff and shows the power of a distributed architecture of disparate REST based services.
Why Mobile Flash Died: An Adobe Employee Speaks... →
“Adobe has been a fan of HTML5 for quite a while now, and it’s stronger position in the mobile space has become more and more apparent. Rather than devote time and energy to working on a platform that 1) needed to be tweaked for different OSs and hardware configurations and 2) would never be as widely-used as they would like, Adobe decided that those resources would be better spent...
Eleven Thousand Words With Stephen Wolfram →
Q&A: Stephen Wolfram on the Power and Challenge of Big Data Popular Science editor Mark Jannot talks to the data wizard about big data, human understanding, and the origin of the universeBy Mark JannotPosted 11.03.2011 at 1:34 pm2 Comments Stephen Wolfram courtesy Stephen Wolfram
Ten Innovation Myths (via HBR.com) →
Innovation is random Only creative geniuses can innovate You’re either an innovator or you’re not Innovation happens in the R&D lab We will win with superior technology Innovation is all about improved performance Our customers will be a critical source of innovation insight Game changing innovation is done only by entrepreneurs We will win by targeting the biggest...
DCL Learning Series - DITA 1.2 Interactive... →
Infographic: Mobile Apps and Customer Engagement →
ClickFox has put together an infographic on the effectiveness of mobile apps for customer engagement. If you’re deciding whether your business need a mobile app, you might want to take a look at this as additional data. If you’re in dining, maybe not. If you’re in mobile banking, and looking at an iOS app, maybe so. The numbers for the infographic are taken from ClickFox’s...
Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will... →
Robert Romano is the CEO/Founder of BookheadEd Learning, where his vision has blended the traditional and technological experiences of reading in the company’s flagship product, StudySync®. You can read more about his company at StudySync.com. We ask our students to be good observers, c…
Beyond GDP, How the World's Economies Stack Up →
Can MapReduce be Made Easy? →
Special Report Marketing automation requires... →
Methinks: excellent articles in this issue
End the Patent Wars (via hbr.com) →
Methinks: No doubt!
You Can Manage Luck. Here's How. →
“Luck is something that happens to you and your company. So if it’s outside your control, why bother to try to manage it? In our new book, Great by Choice, Jim Collins and I studied the role of luck in explaining corporate success. Our research suggests that you can indeed manage luck, although perhaps not in the way you might think.” Methinks: I’m reading his new book...
Print Marketer’s Checklist « Great Reach... →
How well do your business development efforts stack up? Check out this checklist.
Marketing for a Digital Age: How's Your Vision? →
Methinks: It’s the vision thing… got it?
Top U.S. companies urge new Internet trade rules →
(Reuters) - Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, IBM, GE and other top-tier American companies on Thursday urged the United States to fight for trade rules that protect the free flow of information over the Internet.
A documentary about addiction to technology that... →
“Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain opens her new documentaryConnected with a personal confession: She once faked having to go to the bathroom during dinner so that she could check her email on her phone. For many web-addicted people, that might not be too shocking a reveal, but for her it was a wake-up call — one that comes close to capturing Connected in a nutshell.”
[Weekend Poll] Tablet Fight: 3G/4G Vs. Wi-Fi Only? →
Methinks: I say Wi-Fi only. Why do I need it when I have a 4G Personal Hotspot via my Bionic? What do you say?
appMobi's new mobiUs Browser Revolutionizes the... →
Methinks: Sounds intriguing - can’t wait to see it
Developers: Your Google Maps API Free Riding Days... →
Months after warning developers it would happen, the Google Developer team announced tonight that the era of unlimited Google Maps usage for free is officially over. Developers whose apps load more than 25,000 basic maps or 2500 stylized maps per day will have to cough up some cash. An era has ended for the first API that really made mashups mainstream, most famously via housingmaps.com, a mashup...
Is Simplicity the Secret of Amazon Web Services... →
”AWS’ success is because they ignored the prevailing pattern in enterprise data centers.”
How our online connectivity is making us better... →
Technology isolates us. We end up with our faces glued to our computer or smartphone screens, and miss what’s going on in the world around us. It makes us antisocial and lazy. And if we’re not careful, it could take us on a one-way trip straight into Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Windows Azure Platform | Mobile Applications |... →
Methinks: Toolkits for Microsoft Developers
Hosted or OnPremise ERP: Which is Right for Your... →
Methinks: Is SaaS and hosted application something your SMB should be taking advantage of? Confused? I can help sort out the options and determine the costs of what you are doing vs what you could be doing.
10 planning tips for your project or... →
This facilitator lists 10 themes for organization workshops. I’ve used Conversation Cafes with great success for consensus building around a change. Check them out!
$150 HP TouchPads coming to Best Buy… with... →
Best Buy will begin selling dirt cheap HP TouchPad tablets again on Tuesday, November 1st. You’ll be able to pick up a 32GB model for $149.99.
80 Million Links A Day Don't Lie: How Bitly... →
You might think of Bitly simply as a service that shortens links for your Twitter feed. But to Hilary Mason, the company’s chief scientist, Bitly is building a fresh new way to know what’s going on in the world. “We’re able to learn things from the Bitly data set that people have never been able to share before,” says Mason. “What is the half life of a...
Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business →
QR Codes: Useful Tool, Neat Toy or Robot Barf? →
The QR code is a weird side effect of the mobile Web revolution. The idea is so nice; a link between the Web and the real world through the powerful computers in our hands. But even though they’ve been around for a while, QR codes are still mostly used for mundane purposes, rather than innovative ones. The technology has three problems at a pretty low level: smartphones are still an elite...