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Google just added a small but interesting new feature to its Google Analytics product. You can now see how much of your site your visitors are really seeing based on the new browser-size analysis the company just added to Google Analytics. With Analytics, Google already knows what screen sizes your site’s visitors are using, so it is now combining this information with its previously released browser size tool from Google Labs. Google is rolling this new tool out slowly, so chances are it will be a week or two before you see it in your Google Analytics account (it’s already live in my personal accounts, but your mileage may vary). Once it is live in your account, just head to the Content section of Google Analytics and look for In-Page Analytics.
London's Metropolitan Police recently started using machines that allow law enforcement to tap into any mobile device and download call registers, photographs, videos, SMS, email and even social networking data in under 20 minutes. Even more shocking, the information they collect will remain in the police's possession long after the suspect is released, even if no charges are filed. A machine of this sort sounds like something that would have been found in the dank depths of some palace in Tripoli after the downfall of Gaddafi, not in a British police station. The Explosive Growth of Our Personal Data
Google’s Android platform owns a huge portion of the smartphone market in the U.S., accounting for almost 59% of all types of smartphone users according to recent IDC estimates . This compares well to Apple’s iOS market share, which is somewhere around 23% by those same estimates. But there are some interesting, if very early, signs that Android growth might be taking a bit of a hit in the U.S.. Asymco’s Horace Dediu has charted platform growth across the four majors — BlackBerry, Windows Phone, iPhone and Android — over the last two years, since January 2010. The chart shows that this is the first time that Android has displayed a consecutive drop in growth for 4 months in a row. The platform had never more shown a ‘net negative’ in user gains for more than two months consecutively.
Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase , the CEO of Avado.com , a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist . Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health platform business. He’s part of the White House Roundtable on Patient Access. You can follow him on Twitter @chasedave . Today, I participated in a meeting at the White House described as an “expert roundtable on patient access to health data” hosted by Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), Farzad Mostashari (the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), Leon Rodriguez (Office of Civil Rights) and Peter Levin (CTO Veterans Administration). Being at the White House within a week of the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s famous “Mr.
Apple has released an iOS security guide to help those IT professionals who may not be in Apple’s developer community but still need to wrangle in the iPhones and iPads that employees bring to work. It’s widely known now that the “bring your own device” or BYOD trend gives IT professionals the heebie-geebies because protecting proprietary data in these devices is very difficult. Smart devices like Blackberries have been widely used throughout corporate networks, but Android and iOS smartphones allow employees to use their own devices, and sometimes more productively. Watching the activity on devices is touchy, given that the company doesn’t actually own the device, just the data on it. Apple’s guidelines are an attempt to give IT professionals some peace of mind when letting employees use iOS devices; they also put an emphasis on the fact that Apple has built-in security functions.
OS X only has a few disk space analyzers, and the good news is that they're all pretty good. Nonetheless, we feel Disk Inventory X is the way to go thanks to its organization, massive amount of information, and $0 price tag. Provides a basic overview of all your disks on startup Creates a click-able map of the data on your disk, color-coded by type Provides additional information about specific data when you click on an item on the map Can analyze the entire disk or just a specific folder Easily reveal specific folders and files in the Finder so you can delete them Shows basic information about any file or folder you select (post-analysis) Allows you to view your entire disk by order of file/folder size so you can see the largest space hogs
Several emerging countries are rallying behind a campaign to have the International Telecommunications Union, the U.N.'s global standards body for telecommunications , declare the Internet a global telecommunications system, U.S. officials testified on Thursday before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Led by China, Russia, India and now Egypt, which recently launched its own proposal, such a move would allow state-owned telephone networks to expand into VoIP. It would also give them the opportunity to charge fees for Internet service - and put the Internet at the mercy of international politics. These countries perceive the Internet as a profit center controlled by private interests, mostly in North America and Europe, according to officials from the U.S. State Department and Federal Communications Commission.
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event details June 7, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm address 1871 street 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor city/town Chicago event description
Congratulations to George Burciaga and the team at Elevate Digital on their announcement of $2.7 million in series A funding and the launch of the Elevate Digital product line. [This post originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune .] Elevate Digital, a Chicago technology company whose interactive outdoor kiosks can be found throughout high-trafficked areas in the city, said Wednesday that it has raised $2.7 million in a round led by Advantage Capital Partners. Elevate Digital used to be branded as SmartDigital. It has more than 100 kiosks in Chicago in locations such as Navy Pier and Water Tower Place. The machines have touchscreens and allow consumers to interact with advertising, view tourist information, snap photos of themselves and make purchases.
The Windy City is famous for one big giant startup Groupon, but the folks at Chicago’s newest incubator, Catapult, believe there will be many more, and — for a short while at least — it hopes to play host to the next big Web sensations from the Midwest. Catapult only opened its doors in March, but on Tuesday it welcomed a wave of seven new startups in residence. Catapult doesn’t bill itself as an incubator. Rather it calls itself a collaborative community, and it definitely gives off commune-type vibe. It’s a not-for-profit entity that rents 12,000 square feet of building space in Chicago’s downtown River North neighborhood. The incubator is investor agnostic, and new startup residents are selected democratically.
Author’s note: I recently took a journey, a last sojourn, through Chicago’s tech scene. I’m leaving, and I wanted to give the place that has been my welcome host for four years a proper exit. This post and the following few are my goodbye to Chicago.
One of the benefits to being an agency that builds a lot of the web and mobile applications, is getting a chance to take a step back on trends. We meet with 2-5 new entrepreneurs a week that come from places like LightBank, have their 1st or 2nd round of angel investing, or who are now bootstrapping their project. In these conversations, we are 1 of at least 3 firms that are bidding on their next digital initiative. The conversation goes like this: The idea and why. The scope of features.
E3 started today out in LA and already 2 games made here in Chicago are making huge news. Every year Microsoft picks 5 games to be part of their massive Summer of Arcade event. Just announced this morning is that 2 of the 5 titles are games that were made by Chicago game development houses. Robomodo with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD and Iron Galaxy' with The Wreckateer. The inclusion of these two games showcases the amazingly diverse community of game developers here in Chicago, a community that many in the tech sector do not even know exists. So we're going to do something about this.
Posted on June 1st, by Jay Margalus in Events . Get a .doc version of this press release Over fifty video game companies are located in and around Chicago making hits like Mortal Kombat, Tony Hawk, and (believe it) Big Buck Hunter, as well as acclaimed indie games like Delve Deeper, Octodad, and Organ Trail. On top of that, the social/mobile games market is exploding in our city with hits like Word Off! and Polymer breaking into the top of the charts. This summer alone, Chicago will see the release of Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, Wreckateer, Reign of Thunder, Organ Trail, Delve Deeper 2 , and many more games.