Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US... →
Methinks: Don’t listen to me, listen to him
Light Up Your Life With LEDs, Sewable Circuitry... →
Methinks: The Electric Horseman anyone?
Are Cell Phones Killing The Bees? (via... →
Methinks: Uhh ohh
Google Wants to Kill the URL: Chrome 13 Lets Users... →
Methinks: Others have tried, will Google succeed?
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7 Ways to Make Your API More Successful (via... →
Be Flexible: Support Multiple Output Formats Be Efficient: Handle Partial Response Give Them Control: Allow for Customizable Output Markup (“Remapping Fields”) Be Fast: Set Up a Comprehensive Caching Architecture Give Them Tools: Provide a Query UI with the Documentation Be Open: Eliminate Rate Limiting Be Agile: Practice Iterative Development Methinks: Good advice
Lessons From FarmVille: How Zynga Uses The Cloud... →
Zynga’s hybrid cloud strategy helps it cope with the risk of unpredictable demand for new online games. Methinks:
Gartner Says 428 Million Mobile Communication... →
Apple, Samsung and HTC Reported Strongest Results in an Increasingly Smartphone-Dominated Market
Hey Mobile, Thanks for All the APIs (via... →
There are a number of factors coming together to fuel the growth of APIs. Without a doubt, one is the corresponding growth of mobile devices and the distribution of services across multiple platforms. An API is often required to create one native mobile application and becomes incredibly important when supporting many devices. Sometimes these private APIs are made public, sometimes they aren’t.
Foursquare, Groupon to Partner for Super Location... →
Methinks: Good idea!
Amazon: E-books now outsell print books (via... →
Switch to digital books a turning point, as public transitions from paper books to e-readers Methinks: I thought I saw this announcement a few months ago…
Algorithmic Mechanism Design, Granular Problem... →
“Ontologies are promised to bright future. In this paper we propose that as ontologies are closely related to modern object-oriented software engineering, it is natural to adapt existing object-oriented software development methodologies for the task of ontology development.” Methinks: Good, hard-core, thoughts
11 Ways to Find New Content for Your Social... →
#1: RSS Reader: Scan It Daily #2: Make Every Employee a Marketer #3: LinkedIn Groups #4: Forums #5: Make a Tag Cloud #6: Eavesdrop #7: Crowdsource #8: Audio Books #9: Google News #10: Attend Industry Events #11: Frankenblogging
Madison Advisors Releases Multi-Channel Solutions... →
Methinks: Can someone tell me if its worth the prices after you read it?
Adobe Flex - Mobile Development: scaling content... →
5 Reasons Why Software Companies Should Adopt a... →
Mobile app development. Cloud computing. Virtualizaiton. Big data. Social location apps. These are some of the hot software categories I’ve observed recently. Stacey Higginbotham seems to agree as she noted in her latest Gigamo blog post on 10 Austin Startups to Meet at SXSW 2011.
Why the Cloud Is Actually the Safest Place for... →
“Worried about your data? If you’re not, you’re kidding yourself. It’s become clear over the past few months that the risk of security breaches has reached a new and frightening level — from sophisticated tools in the hands of national governments and organized crime to spontaneous attacks harnessing the resources of thousands of loosely connected vigilantes. Add to that the dizzying array...
New Pricing and Features for Google App Engine... →
Methink: Here is a quick rundown: Free Apps: more restrictive quotas Paid Apps: $9/app/month in addition to usage fees. Premier Accounts: allow a company to not pay for individual Apps but rather use as many as they need. $500/month in addition to usage fees Usage Fees Instances: pay-as-you-go ($0.08/IH) or reserved IHs ($0.05/IH) APIs: currently charged as CPU hours will instead be...
A Google App Engine for the Enterprise (via @rww) →
Create Flow Charts and Wireframes Collaboratively... →
For a variety of professionals, from designers to executives, the value of a good drawing and wireframing tool cannot be overstated. Methinks: Cool tool!
Web Optimization: Redesign Out, Continuous... →
Big redesigns are a very dangerous strategy. Continuous improvement of your customers’ top tasks is much better. Methinks: Launch & Learn baby!
Square’s Keith Rabois: Websites are dead, reinvent... →
Keith Rabois, a startup veteran who’s now chief operating officer at Square, didn’t mince words today when he talked about the potential of mobile startups. He said “the website as you know it” is “dead, dying, will be dying,” and that the future lies in reinventing Web experiences on the mobile phone. Methinks: As we say - Mobile First design
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs (via... →
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
CSSsitemap System (via theleggett.com) →
Since the initial work on CSSsitemap, Andrew Maier and I have been pretty busy working on an array of other tools that are a bit specific to a project we’re collaborating on presently. The result: almost no time has been invested in CSSsitemap since the first in-house version. Methinks: Could be useful!
10 Things I Learned From Failure (via... →
Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. These setbacks, though painful, will teach you more about business than any textbook, lecture, or mentor ever could. Plus, they are great fodder for conversations at cocktail receptions and on panel discussions. 10. No revenue, no business. Period. 9. You are not special, a...
Making money in open source: Drupal future looks... →
Demand for Drupal is growing, and demand for developers is greater than supply. Methinks: Drupal has become a major tool in our arsenal.
Six Key Questions (and Answers!) About B2B Mobile... →
1. Why is mobile particularly prime for B2B companies and audiences? 2. Why refer to mobile as a revolution? Isn’t it just a new medium 3. How is mobile different from other media, and why is this important for B2B? 4. What are some good examples of B2B mobile programs? 5. How should B2Bs start “going mobile”? What are the priorities and steps? 6. What is your biggest...
Trial and error determines best email timing... →
Methinks: This is the only way to determine the right timing, for email and all channels. And oh, btw, consumer behaviours are constantly changing. Testing, measuring, and continuous improvement is the only way if you want success.
Gartner Sees iPads As Transformational (via... →
Android tablets also will be contenders, while those from RIM, HP, and others will struggle. Methinks: I agree. It amazes me that some think iPad et al. is a fad.
Responsive Data Tables (via css-tricks.com) →
Data tables don’t do so well with responsive design. Just sayin’.
Microsoft Releases iPhone to Windows Phone 7 App... →
Methinks: Interesting. Now how about the other way?
CrossPlatformMobile (via http://martinfowler.com) →
A cross-platform toolkit is alluring. There are a bunch of mobile devices out there, and it’s a lot of work to write applications for every one. It would be so much easier if we could write once and run anywhere. Methinks: He ultimately thinks cross-platform is not were its at. I keep looking for excellent cross-platform tools. But over the years I never seen this idea work well. I do think...
OnSwipe Wants to Reinvent Content for Tablets (via... →
Content First (via adactio.com) →
Andy recently published 320 and up, a fork of Mobile Boilerplate that inverts his previous boilerplate media queries i.e. now it starts with the small-screen styles and layers on the styles for larger widths, rather than beginning with larger-width styles and nullifying them for smaller screens. Methinks: Very good post on what Trekk has been evangelizing for years.
Twitter Confirms It Has Passed 200 Million... →