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When I wrote the article on iBeacons, I used Macy's store as an example. Incidentally Macy's is the first retail store to use iBeacons in stores. My prediction was so accurate!!! Also my prediction of iBeacons becoming a force in retail space is happening. GigaOm's writer Kevin Fitcha...
Google has been heavily focused on NFC from the beginning and it didn't add platform support for BLE until the release of version 4.3. Lot of the apps that rely on BLE couldn't release the apps for Android phones. Some Android OEM vendors recognized the need and rolled out their own im...
Here is a quick comparison of iBeacon with other mobile payment technologies:
Businessweek reporter Sam Grobart contacted me couple of weeks back to talk about the significance of iBeacon. He is right, iBeacon's had a low profile so far. But I iBeacon's momentum is getting started and going to be exploded faster than anyone can imagine. He highlighted my quote o...
About six years ago I wrote a blog titled “I have no idea what  Web 2.0 means“.  That blog had link to a video where IT leaders were helplessly trying to explain what Web 2.0 means. One guy said something like this, “Everyone wants to do it, and you can’t find e...
The #EnterpriseSocial tag refers to the use of social media within the enterprise, for purposes of enhanced collaboration and knowledge management, as enabled by Cloud Best Practices. This is also known as Enterprise 2.0, and is a fairly well established term now, coined originally by ...
Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...?| The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st ...
Add "Manny the Merciful" to the legacy of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. Confirming that his combination of two-fisted quickness and power was far too much for Antonio Margarito, the now-eight-class world champion Pacquiao closed one of his opponent's eyes completely, almost closed...
As with any effective entity within the federal realm, the DoD in its effort to ensure that mission critical information is accessible, discernible, implicitly clear for its end-users and available as demanded in an efficient manner; has implemented a technical architectural approach w...
Last night I gave a presentation on Mobile Augmented Reality at the Phoenix Mobile Technology Group. Here is the presentation.
What comes after the Central Processing Unit (CPU), the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)? Start-up Lyric Semiconductor Inc. says it’ll be a fifth non-digital architecture that it’s inventing called the...
was trying to catch up with everybody else was saying about Cloud Computing after I spent a great week in New York at Cloud Expo, when I ran across the dumbest story I've ever seen. "McAfee's Blunder, Cloud Computing's Fatal Flaw" it said. The writer blamed Cloud Computing for what...
In the recent past, there were multiple collaboration and social networking platform offerings from large and successful ISVs such as Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), Google Wave, and the SalesForce Chatter collaboration cloud. The common value-messaging across thes...
Gladinet (http://www.gladinet.com) has announced the release of Cloud Desktop v1.4.2. This version adds the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows Azure platform to the list of cloud storage providers that the service platform supports. Cloud Desktop, which provides an Internet-based vi...
Most people think of traditional business intelligence (BI) as a collection of business-critical information from inside the enterprise. However, consumer comments, independent reviews, and market reports online are crucial pieces of information coming from the outside that infinitely ...
In the six months we've been using Ulitzer, the platform has definitely demonstrated its value in the delivery of true publishing synergy with new media. Through it, we have built an effective, responsive and fiscally conservative customer outreach program. Industry thought leadership,...
"At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on Google sites all over the world," notes a Google spokesman in a recent statement on The Google Official Blog. "Right now, we are running a small experiment of a new Google homepage design that shows links when ...
I read an article by an author on Ulitzer.com and was amazed at the professional image it provided him. I immediately researched Ulitzer to see if there was yet hope for me. I am a technology blogger on the subject of mobile computing strategies. As I was doing research I came across ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ulitzer was named exclusive "new media" sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place November 2 - 3 - 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Con...
Ryan Greives, Media Relations Specialist for Indianapolis-based BLASTmedia, has launched The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer. His industry knowledge and experience covers everything from consumer Internet companies and gadgets to highly complex enterprise software and hardware technologi...
Here are 3 Tips to Improve Blog Titles and Increase Traffic for small and midsize companies just getting into blogging and social media. Writing good blog titles is vital to building interest in your blog, getting it ranked by search engines, and getting people to repeatedly come back ...
Zimbra is open source server software for email and collaboration - email, group calendar, contacts, instant messaging, file storage and web document management. The Zimbra email and calendar server is available for Linux, Mac OS X and virtualization platforms. Zimbra syncs to smartpho...
Adobe has put out what it calls Flash Platform Services for Distribution, an online, hosted, pay-per-use service for advertisers and content publishers to promote, measure and monetize web applications and games across social networks, desktops and mobile devices. The widgetry is suppo...
Interesting post from Joe Wilcox on betanews that discusses tagging as a form of augmented reality (AR) and suggests that tagging could cut into Google's search business on mobiles. I have a few comments on this.
Looks like there’s a few bubbles still left in the old champagne bottle. Twitter, which has no income to speak of, has reportedly raised another $50 million in funding and been valued at $1 billion. That’s four times the $250 million valuation it reportedly got in February when...
Keeping your brand alive and well on the Web isn't as easy as it looks. There are few things as important as your reputation, and in the Web 2.0 economy, your reputation is increasingly tied to your web presence. So keeping the website up, available, and responding quickly is critical ...
Within a few short months, we have seen a whirlwind of change across the government IT industry landscape. The appropriation of $7.2B for broadband Internet access nationwide, the launching of USASpending.gov, the appointment of Mr. Vivek Kundra as the nation’s first ever Federal Chief...
As high schools, colleges and universities continue to provide an expanding array of technology services, the demand for the most applicable, affordable solutions is also on the rise. Consequently, IT department heads are increasingly looking to cloud storage as the most efficient, ine...
A recent McKinsey Global Survey has further researched on how companies stand to benefit from Web 2.0 and this has revealed some notable facts. According to the report successful companies not only tightly integrate Web 2.0 technologies with the work flows of their employees but also c...
Cascading Styles Sheets 3, or CSS3, comes packed with a number of great new features. In this article you will learn how to use CSS to created rounded corners to rectangles without having to use a complex image cheat.
The promise of the semantic web–in which machines can find, share, and combine data on the Web–is not just a technical possibility, but a practical reality. Programming the Semantic Web (O’Reilly Media, $39.99 USD) demonstrates several ways to implement semantic web applications, using...
There is so much going on in social media, it’s difficult to keep up. So I’m starting a series on different aspects of the social media landscape. We start with social networking and bookmarking sites. I tried to focus on the sites with the most traction so the articles don’t get unwie...
Netscape wunderkind Marc Andreessen, now about to turn a demographically middle-aged 38, has officially turned venture capitalist, a counter-culture move since the dot.com bust trashed the sport.
Having used both sites for about two weeks, there is still a great deal I am learning to do with both Ulitzer and Ning, but a reader asked if I would do a quick comparison, so I will.
AC Transit's Dedicated Site, ACTForMe.org, Paints a Brilliant and Loving Portrait of the Benefits of Public Transit AC Transit operates a very sophisticated bus transportation system in the San Francisco Bay area, handling more than 65 million passengers annually in an area covering ...
Whether you realize it or not, you are on the Web 2.0. Either harness its power or suffer the consequences. What is Web 2.0? It's not software or a new web browser. Rather it's an idea that the web used to be (what's now called Web 1.0) marketers communicating to consumers. They simply...
As we all know, Web 1.0 was where it all started in a totally non-dynamic dial-up ‘go and look for it kind of a way’. Web 2.0 is pretty much where we are now with blogs, social media, push content, broadband, streaming and interconnectivity at every level...
With all the sudden interest in the realtime and semantic web it seems that the bigger opportunity for an open and transparent government isn't in providing a back library of data but instead providing a realtime information stream.
The level of functionality on the Web is changing and the bar is rising on what is considered a true rich Internet application (RIA). This fact and the emergence of the Web as an interconnected platform is once again changing the landscape and moving us into the next phase of the Web, ...