“Must Take Action” Items from DSCOOP (via... →
Methinks: Good new years resolutions by Heidi! I am going to add social media icons to all of my e-newsletters. I am going to create a mobile website forDigital Printing Reports. I am going to stop rationalizing a random, haphazard approach to social media marketing and assign blocks of time every week that I will use to implement a social media marketing strategy. I am going to stop...
10 Victims of Recent Tech (via pcmag.com) →
Now Obsolete: Payphones Now Obsolete: Paper Letters Now Obsolete: Portable CD Players Now Obsolete: Paper Road Maps Now Obsolete: Card Catalogs Now Obsolete: Checkbooks Now Obsolete: Wristwatches Now Obsolete: Phone Books Now Obsolete: Tape-based Memo Recorders Now Obsolete: Fax Machines Methinks: What is not obsolete are the late adopters who still want to use each of those things… thus...
Motorola Xoom Teardown: What's Under The Covers... →
“The Xoom tablet started shipping today, welcomed by a symphony of reviews orchestrated by Motorola (each was published around 9 p.m. EST on Feb. 23). Let me summarize all of them: The device is beautiful and extremely fast; the new operating system has a few quirks but is a great improvement; it doesn’t have as many apps as the iPad has; and Verizon’s pricing for it is ominous,...
Optimizing for innovation (via... →
It requires a corporate culture that rewards experimentation, is tolerant of failure, and is nimble enough to quickly adopt superior ideas, even if they’re disruptive. Methinks: These elements are critical, at Trekk it also involves a learning organization whose people are always looking for the next step in our vision. the trick is deciding when to reuse and when to refactor.
10 Traits of a Great Modern Software Engineer (via... →
Here are the ultimate 10 traits that every modern software engineer should embody. 1. Great Software Engineers Understand of Themselves 2. Great Software Engineers Understand Product Design and Business 3. Great Software Engineers Understand Computer Science, Data Structures, Algorithms and DB Design 4. Great Software Engineers Pay Attention to Code Quality 5. Great Software Engineers Are...
Motorola ‘Xoom’ Tablet to Start at $600, Verizon... →
Methinks: I tried one in the wild at Verizon today. Definitely on par with an iPad experience. But with two camera… cooler! It is a big Droid - overall the iPad seems a little more responsive and crisper. But the Android experience is nothing to sense at. I particularly like the app gallery and the YouTube interface.
“A fundamental change in our relationships to stuff” Lisa Gansky: The future of business is the “mesh” (via @foratv)
10 Reasons Why Motorola Xoom Is the Perfect iPad... →
Methinks: Good reason - Can’t wait to see one in the wild and try it out
The iPad data dilemma: Where cloud storage can... →
Tablets and cloud storage seem like a marriage made in heaven, but it takes third-party apps to bring them together When they come together, tablets and clouds will be the new style of computing Given the nearly instant acceptance of tablets by users and the rapid infiltration of businesses by tablets, it seems sure that the new computing paradigm is worth considering. Methinks: I think there...
Don’t Like Facebook? Its An Age Thing (via @foratv)
6 cool things learned from the National Broadband... →
One: There is a large gap between connection speeds for small businesses and for medium and large businesses. Two: A dearth of broadband providers in the Northeast. Three: DSL is still the most available wireline technology. Four: Wireless looks like the future for rural broadband. Five: New York is the king of the 100Mbps download. Six: Wyoming is not a good place for high-speed Internet. ...
Top 10 Mobile Products that are driving Google... →
New AWS feature: Run your website from Amazon S3... →
Methinks: If you are serving up static content, you can have a complete website via S2 without an additional website. Sweet!
TED Launches Quora-Like Platform for Intelligent... →
Methinks: I love TED and I will be try this out. U?
Toura: Manage and Deliver Content in a Mobile App... →
Has anyone tried this?
How Will Digital Print Integrate with Intent-Based... →
“The online world is making huge strides in what they call “micro-targeting” and “intent-based marketing.” In other words, they are using geographic and demographic information about online viewers to customize or even personalize advertising on the fly.” Methinks: Intent-Based Marketing… shouldn’t all marketing have an intent? We think so.
IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Defeats Humanity in... →
IBM supercomputer Watson has emerged victorious against its human competition in a three-day competition between the massively intelligent machine and two of Jeopardy‘s greatest champions: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Methinks: That was impressive
IBM's Watson Takes One Small Step for a Computer... →
By Mike Martin TechNewsWorld 02/15/11 2:52 PM PT Being able to compete well at “Jeopardy” against two of its all-time best players may seem like a modest accomplishment for an IBM supercomputer, but Watson, the machine that’s playing out a three-day challenge on the TV show, may have bigger fish to fry after it’s all said and done. IBM is working with scientists and...
Skype Offers Free WiFi, Pay-Per-Minute Access, New... →
From Mobile World Congress, Skype is introducing two new partner programs and offering free WiFi across Spain through Feb. 18. Methinks: The partnership with Hotspot operators for the same pay per minute change is awesome! I wonder if this will work with iPhone Skype?
Flash and AIR Momentum from Mobile World Congress... →
Some highlights: AIR applications can now be deployed to more than 84 million smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS. (Visit m.flash.com from your mobile device to download to your Android and iOS devices) Thousands of applications have been created and made available on Android Market and Apple’s App Store. to date. For examples of popular AIR applications for Android and iOS, check...
Watson kicked some serious tail in the second... →
Apple will offer smaller, cheaper iPhone, agrees... →
Computerworld - Apple is working on a line of smaller, less-expensive iPhones, a move one analyst said the company “would be stupid not to” pursue. Methinks: I’m actually very eager to see this…
Seven More Easy Ways to Integrate Your Google Apps... →
Preview Google Docs, Maps, YouTube, and Picasa (and Yelp, and Flickr) in Gmail Messages Get Birthday Reminders from Google Calendar Copy from Docs or Chrome on One Computer, Paste to Another Search Google Docs and Gmail Messages at Once Send Reader Items to Gmail, Calendar, or Elsewhere Push Every Ping You Get Through Gmail Send Email from Other Domains Using Your Gmail Inbox
Apple iOS Leads Android In Enterprise Activations... →
The Apple iPhone and iPad accounted for more than half of enterprise mobile device activations in the third quarter according to Good Technology. Methinks: Actually a pretty interesting piece of data. How are iPhone and iPads being supported in your enterprise?
At the end of Round 1 on Jeopardy: Ken $2000, Brad... →
Cognitive Outlaws (via psychologytoday.com) →
Here are four maverick minds who defied learning disabilities. Methinks: Here are some excellent examples of why a top down, one-size-fits-all, factory warehouse public school system is horribly outdated. More often then not, one persons learning disability is another persons genesis. The favorite line, “They learn to think outside the box,” she insists, “because they never fit...
iPhone Nano Cast As Possible Answer To Android... →
Reports of a smaller, cheaper Apple smartphone have resurfaced, positioning the “iPhone Nano” as the ideal device to slow Android’s ascent.
10 Reasons Why Verizon iPhone Beats the ATandT... →
Verizon Has Much Better Coverage Hotspot Functionality Antennagate No More? The Customer Service Consideration Unlimited Data, for Now The Future 4G Consideration AT&T’s Capacity Problems It’s Not an Exact Replica Verizon’s Other Phones Are Superior to AT&T’s Verizon Needs to Try Harder Methinks: Great list but for me, 1 and 2 are the big ones.
iPad 2.0: Can Faster, Thinner, Lighter Compete... →
The shocking details have been unearthed. The next version of the iPad, iPad 2.0 if you will, will be faster, lighter, thinner and with at least 100% more camera than the original. It will be all you ever imagined and hoped for and then some.
Why You Should Use Gmail's Mobile Web App Over... →
Gmail users, there’s one less reason to use your iPhone mail app and one more reason to stick with the native Gmail mobile Web app. Google announced this morning that it began offering priority inbox for its mobile Web app to help users sort through the flood of email while on the go. Methinks: I’m trying, but still using iPhone mail.
When God closes a door, he opens a dress.– Roger Sterling, Jr.
Windows Azure futures: Turning the cloud into a... →
OpenX Upgrades Ad Technology Platform, Takes... →
OpenX, provider of digital advertising technology for Web publishers around the world, has updated the ad technology platform currently in use by online juggernauts like Groupon, Orange-France Telecom and Excite Japan. The true strength of the platform is that it combines both powerful ad serving capabilities and real-time bidding on ad inventory within a single product (OpenX Enterprise, to...
Foreign enrollments explain Obama's skills push... →
Foreign student enrollments for doctorates in math, engineering and computer sciences continue to grow Methinks: Every foreign student that is handed an advanced STEM degree should also be handed a fast track visa application.
Smartphones outsell PC's (via @rww) →
According to IDC, smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. Or, more simply put, smartphones just outsold PCs for the first time ever. The number of smartphones sold in Q4 2010 was up 87.2% from the 53.9 million sold in Q4 2009. For the year, vendors shipped 302.6 million...
Was Eric Schmidt Wrong About the Historical Scale... →
Last August we quoted outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying “There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing.” RJMetrics co-founder and CEO Robert J. Moore calls tk. According to Moore, a more honest quote would have been “23 Exabytes of information was...
I shall be both dog and pony.– Roger Sterling, Jr.
Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it...– Jules Gabriel Verne
10 Reasons Why Tablet Market to Evolve Rapidly in... →
The iPad 2 Is Coming Android Will Steal Market Share HP Will Double-Down on WebOS The Motorola Xoom Is One to Watch The Enterprise Will Be Targeted Apple Will Still Lead at Year’s End Windows Won’t Be a Threat Quality Won’t Be the Same Across the Board Don’t Forget About Samsung The Death of 5-Inch Tablets
Global CIO: FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Scam Is Dead On... →
Methinks: I am a devout capitalistic entrepreneur but my experience has shown me that there is in fact a place for government regulation in our society, especially when it comes to core infrastructure. I think we can all agree that Internet bandwidth is an increasingly critical infrastructure for commerce, perhaps even more so than airports, highways, water and sewer systems. In each of those...
NIST Issues Cloud Security Guidelines (via... →
The government standards body has launched a wiki to get feedback on its draft policies for securely deploying cloud computing.
Is Your Website Ready For the Coming Tablet... →
Methinks: Digital First -> Mobile First
The Rising Importance of Flexible Web Layouts (via... →
Methinks: We are always looking for good data to support our design choices. This is a good article on that and the changing device landscape…
Do you want to be right, or do you want to be married?– Roger Sterling, Jr.