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In case you’re not aware, social media is EXPLODING.
How RFID and Sensing Is Automating Identification, Data Collection, and Location Systems
Pearltrees Once Again Evolves The Way We Bookmark Our Favorite Sites | Small Business Conversations by Network SolutionsA few months ago, I wrote here about a new startup coming from France that would change the way that we view social bookmarking. In fact, it would probably change the paradigm to which we have been accustomed to – clicking a link on our browser and going to Digg , Del.icio.us or StumbleUpon and dropping in the link to share with our friends and others on the Internet. That startup was called Pearltrees and last week at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco , they announced what they consider to be a major new feature that would help make it easier for people to share their bookmarks on a whole new level. As a refresher, Pearltrees is a content curation website designed to share your bookmarks with the entire community. There are no friends in Pearltrees.
Are you and your company suffering from chronic adultification? ADULTIFICATION (un-dulh-ti-fi-k a-shuhn) noun, the PROCESS of BENUMBING or PARALYZING ONE'S ABILITY to IMAGINE, to CREATE, to INVENT.
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The Growth of Wireless Sensor Networks Posted by Yael Maguire on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 @ 05:40 PM The Christian Science Monitor has a great article on networked outdoor sensors .
Jason Krikorian, one of the co-founders of SlingMedia left the place shifting start-up in January 2009 and since then has been kicking it. He has now decided to go back to work. He is joining Doll Capital Management as a general partner.
Ellen Rubin is the founder and Vice President of Products for CloudSwitch , which allows enterprises to run applications in the cloud without re-architecting the application or changing existing management tools. ELLEN RUBIN CloudSwitch At first glance, cloud computing can appear to be “virtualization taken to its logical conclusion.” After all, if the main benefit of virtualization is to consolidate data center resources and increase the speed of provisioning, then cloud is the ultimate pay-off: don’t own the resources at all and cut provisioning down to a few minutes with instant self-service gratification. But upon further thought, cloud seems to be giving virtualization a return to the spotlight. A recent Gartner study noted that cloud computing is the number two priority for CIOs – trumped only by virtualization.
"If you build it, they will come" isn't always enough. Sometime you have to let somebody else build on your foundation. That's what Google is now doing with Gmail, letting Google Apps customers add various third-party applications that integrate with the e-mail service. "Starting today, third-party developers can build Gmail contextual gadgets and distribute them in the Google Apps Marketplace.
Google TV integrates Web videos, music and online photos with regular television content. Google announces Google TV - it's foray into web-TV integration System will allow users to get internet videos, photos and sites on their television screens Google TV devices will be available at Best Buy and on the market this fall Tivo, Boxee and Roku are others who have already entered the web-TV field
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The following are news announcements made during the past week. ARC Advisory Group Finds More Companies Plan on RFID to Manage Assets A growing number of companies are leaving bar codes behind and leveraging radio frequency identification to help manage their corporate assets, according to a new report from research and advisory services firm ARC Advisory Group . The report, entitled " RFID Enables Improvement for Mobility and Enterprise Asset Management ," is based on a survey of 65 companies and accompanying research that examines the current status of and future plans for enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. Of those surveyed, 12 percent indicated they were already using RFID , but another 20 percent said they have budgeted to add the technology in their EAM systems this year.
Popular console games such as "Assassin's Creed II" will be available through an online subscription service. Using cloud computing to store games will let gamers play high-end titles anywhere This concept has insiders talking at E3, which runs through Thursday
NOTE: Google no longer supports the Catalog service. After acquiring a fancy scanner, Larry Page, co-founder of Google, encouraged engineers to come up with a search service that would take advantage of its speed and flexibility. Lauren Baptist started by developing a service around mail-order catalogs because they posed the least copyright issues.
Google has just dispatched a new stable release for its Chrome web browser, this time for Mac and Linux as well as Windows. Some of the new features in the newest version of Google Chrome for Mac include the ability to sync bookmarks and browser settings across computers. The latest build also includes the speed improvements demonstrated in a very cool video earlier this month. If you're already running the beta or stable versions of Chrome for Mac, your browser will automatically upgrade to the latest version of the stable release.
Recently, I discovered yet another method that scammers are getting people to cough up their Facebook passwords. After hearing from a few friends that their Facebook accounts were hijacked through one method or another, I realized that it’s high time to at least try and put a lid on one particular method of Facebook scamming known as the “Stalker Tracker” on Facebook. Additionally, I’m going to try to satisfy the demand for legitimate services that might not be “Stalker Tracker” on Facebook, but it provides at least some of the visitor tracking features you may be looking for.