South Korea's Q-Store Previews Our Rich-Media... →
Near-field communications tech for shopping? Check. QR codes for smartphone interactivity? Check. Blend of in-store and online purchasing? Check. A South Korean store is basically previewing how we’ll all shop inside five years.
54 New APIs: USA Today, Dynamic DNS and Creative... →
Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools Methinks: So don’t listen to me, listen to a smart successful person - Why do I think government ill equipped to fix problems that it’s created? Because they’ve proven so.
@ CTIA: Panelists say mobile marketing is the... →
iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud... →
Print plus mobile brings awareness and engagement... →
Methinks: Good article by Barb Pellow. I agree that as we see the explosion of the mobile smartphone market, thing like QRcodes at point of sale and location based promotions are exploding as well. Scanning of QRcodes have increases 1200% year over year. By the end of the year more than half of new phones will be smartphones. Most access to web content will be via mobile devices.
Color to Get Major Update, Fix 'Loneliness'... →
PublishingXchange Conference New at On Demand... →
Methinks: It was clear that the crowd size is down and you cannot necessarily claim the economy. I agree with the Seybold analogy. It is time for OnDemand organizers to take the discussion to the next step. The overall trend for OnDemand is not digital printing but digital delivery. Print is and always will be integral to communications but only in conjugation with other digital media. Tools and...
HTML5 JSON Report format: tool to view any JSON... →
Augmented Reality on Mobile Internet Devices (via... →
How Atom-based mobile Internet devices can access and provide information to users in a different manner than traditional web-based information sources
How a cheap microcontroller is making it possible... →
Methinks: This is seriously cool for old electronics geeks like me
Why AT&T bought T-Mobile (via @mashable) →
Methinks: Whatever the reasons I certainly hope it ends up producing much better coverage.
A Whole New Ball Game: Aspects of Mobile... →
What is involved in developing mobile apps for multiple platforms? Methinks: Sure things are different and it takes experience to understands the subtleties that go into a great app. But if you take a cross-media approach and separate back end and front end issues, it is not that big of an architectural stretch.
W3C Launches Compact XML Spec for Smartphones and... →
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has introduced a new standard, Efficient XML Interchange, which improves the performance and power consumption of apps that use XML on devices. Methinks: Wow, finally a response to JSON
The Idea-driven Workforce: Finding New Ways to... →
Five Characteristics of Effective Employee Innovation 1. Cultivate Conversation & Collaboration 2. Tackle Today’s Business Challenges 3. Own the Problem — and the Process 4. Cultivate Diversity and Inclusion 5. One Size Does Not Fit All
Google Revamps Its iPhone App (via @mashable) →
I’ll have to try it!
Microsoft Launches Python Tools for Visual Studio... →
Microsoft delivered a set of tools for Python developers on .NET — Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) — at the annual PyCon confab for Python developers. Methinks: This and PHP, especially if available in Azure, is very interesting!
Programming 101: It's not just about coding... →
Douglass said he has observed this in visits to customers, and he thinks that software engineering students in schools should be taught collaborative methods, project planning and project management, as well as “agile methods, modeling [like UML and SML], and the economics of project management [what it means to start a project and how to innovate].” Methinks: Experiential teaching is what is...
Werner Vogels Sees A Thousand Platforms Blooming... →
Amazon’s CTO envisions the EC2 infrastructure turning into a service platform, not just a source of compute cycles. Amazon’s goal with EC2 is not to be all things to all people but to stick to providing a basic infrastructure that allows others to select what they want from the cloud. “Most serious applications today have multiple components. An application will combine Java...
Open Source Cloud Computing Platform OpenStack... →
The OpenStack cloud computing platform, backed by Rackspace, NASA, Cisco, Dell and others, ramps up commercial support options for cloud and enterprise users.
10 Hottest Projects in the Works at Adobe Labs:... →
Adobe AIR Launchpad Packager for iPhone ColdFusion Builder 2 Flash Builder ‘Burrito’ Flash Catalyst ‘Panini’ Flex SDK ‘Hero’ Flash Player 10.3 Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Incubator ‘Wallaby’ LiveCycle Mosaic ES2 Plug-in for Flash Builder 4
Internet will soon be top choice to get news in... →
Electronic tablets are fastest-growing new digital technology Percentage of people who get news online at least three times a week has surpassed newspapers for first time The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the internet favourite for people seeking news, a report released today said. Methinks: I’ve been this way for some time. How about you?
Adobe proposes standard for magazine-like Web (via... →
They are proposing CSS Regions Specification to the w3. Nice
Adobe releases tablet publishing tool (via... →
Adobe Systems today released the Enterprise Edition of its Digital Publishing Suite, a tool for creating interactive publications on tablets—and for making Adobe more relevant in an age of new computing devices. Methinks: Very cool and much needed
RSSBus Data Providers (via @rssbus) →
Has anyone i know used this? What do you think?
13 Potential Breakout Apps To Watch at SXSW 2011... →
“There are few conferences as notorious for launching startups from obscurity to relative mainstream as SXSW. Foodspotting, Foursquare, and Twitter are just a few of the companies that attribute at least part of their launch success to the conference.”
The iPad 2: Better Design, Speed and Power, but... →
Methinks: I can’t wait to see one myself! Mediocre camera’s are better than none. I see this as an awesome video conferencing device and not a high end photographic device. You?
A Quick Start Guide for Deployment to the Amazon... →
You’ve heard all the buzz about cloud computing, but how do you actually get started with a cloud serviced like Amazon EC2.
Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs (via... →
On Monday, the DMTF (formerly known as the Distributed Management Task Force) issued two papers titled “Architecture for Managing Clouds” and “Uses Cases and Interactions for Managing Clouds.” They lay the foundation for the organization’s next goal: creating standard APIs for infrastructure as a service providers. Methinks: While it’s difficult to forsee the...
21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education... →
1. Desks 2. Language Labs 3. Computers 4. Homework 5. The Role of Standardized Tests in College Admissions 6. Differentiated Instruction as the Sign of a Distinguished Teacher 7. Fear of Wikipedia 8. Paperbacks 9. Attendance Offices 10. Lockers 11. IT Departments 12. Centralized Institutions 13. Organization of Educational Services by Grade 14. Education School Classes that Fail to Integrate...
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Cloud Computing vs. Grid Computing: Does It Matter... →
Find out why developers should care whether the infrastructure supporting their apps is in the cloud or in a grid. Methinks: We love our Digipede grid computing platform. But even that has limitations in term of how many internal resources we can apply to a distributed job. The promise of platforms like GridGain mentioned here is virtually limitless resources assignable to a job for a very...
10 Fundamental Ways Tablets Are Changing the Shape... →
Methinks: Good slideshow on 10 ways tablets are changing computing Smartphones Are More Appealing It Takes the Power from Microsoft Are Netbooks Necessary? What About Lightweight Notebooks? Enterprise-Productivity Considerations The Fingers Matter More Security Concerns Galore The Stalwarts Aren’t the Only Option RIM’s Importance The Decline of Physical Keyboards?
RSuite Cloud: Push-Button Publishing →
Methinks: Interesting - has anyone tried it?
Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service (via... →
CloudSleuth’s comparison of 13 cloud services showed a tight race among Microsoft, Google App Engine, GoGrid, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace. In a comparative measure of cloud service providers, Microsoft’s Windows Azure has come out ahead. Azure offered the fastest response times to end users for a standard e-commerce application. But the amount of time that separated the top five public...
Facebook Offers Its Comment System to Any Website... →
Adobe releases Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool to... →
Methinks: I’ve been waiting for this announcement. No it’s time to take a look and see how well it works. What are your thoughts?
DEMO Wrap Up: 7 New Social Startups to Watch (via... →
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Google Takes Collaboration To The Cloud (via... →
“The plugin syncs your work through Google’s cloud, so everyone can contribute to the same version of a file at the same time. You can edit a Word document’s table of contents from Dublin while co-workers adjust formatting and make revisions from Denver. Instead of bombarding each other with attachments and hassling to reconcile people’s edits, your whole team can focus on productive work...