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Smart, dumb, candybar, flip, and brick: a visual history of mobile phones For most of their history, mobile phones have been shrinking. Small meant portable; it even, in the not too distant past, was a sort of status symbol. Remember Motorola’s runaway hit, the ultra-thin Razr? But something funny happened on the smartphone’s way to success. Even as the phones themselves became thinner and lighter, their screens started to grow. This trend was driven by consumer demand, but what made it possible were simultaneous improvements in a handful of unrelated technologies.

To Tug the Heartstrings, Music Must First Tickle the Brain “The song has that triplet going on underneath that pushes it along, and at a certain point I wanted it to stop because the story suddenly turns very serious,” Mr. Simon said in an interview. “The stopping of sounds and rhythms,” he added, “it’s really important, because, you know, how can I miss you unless you’re gone? If you just keep the thing going like a loop, eventually it loses its power.” An insight like this may seem purely subjective, far removed from anything a scientist could measure. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Social Source Commons Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. It is actively developed by a very large international community. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box", arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. Highly configurable and modular, all features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.

Still Leading the Charge Towards Holistic Integration « Business Process Integration May 23, 2012 at 3:56 am Andy Griffin At Adeptia, we’ve been talking about holistic integration strategies for years. We’ve predicted the direction of the industry and have innovatively developed a product that addresses the most complex integration requirements in a single, holistic system. As more and more businesses look to implement holistic, enterprise-wide integration strategies, Adeptia’s product stands out in the market as the best and only integration tool in its class. In a conversation with IT Business Edge last December, Forrester principal analyst and integration expert Ken Vollmer talked about the need for IT to move in the direction of holistic integration.

Laying Out Your Online Experience What do you think most people want when they turn to these social technologies? If we throw away the terms for a moment, here’s what I think they want: A Sign We need a way for people to find us. Having a blog and/or other web presence touchpoints (or outposts) is a good start. It’s an easy way for people to find you.

The Flight From Conversation At home, families sit together, texting and reading e-mail. At work executives text during board meetings. We text (and shop and go on Facebook) during classes and when we’re on dates. Why open data & the arts are natural partners #openarts - Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab In the run up to Culture Hackday, this is the latest post in our series on open data & the arts. Following on from Ben’s excellent introduction to what open data actually is (and isn’t), here we will start to articulate a vision for where this all might go. Clay Shirky, the renowned commentator on all things digital, has two phrases that I really like. The first is that technology doesn’t become socially useful until it becomes boring. Social Source Commons Problem Statement A great range of resources exist to inform software selection, use and support in NPOs and NGOs, but they are not well connected, and rarely share common formats or metadata. To date, there is no place for comprehensively mapping the full range of "what's out there" and "who's using what", and in turn aggregating relevant information for tools and categories of tools.

Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory Tech-Clarity Insight Integrating PLM and MES – Realizing the Digital Factory expands the discussion on the roles that ERP and PLM play in manufacturing to include the role of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The paper discusses the business need for integrating the solutions, automating the integrated product and production lifecycle, and closing the loop between designs and products. The report includes experiences shared through interviews with a leading aerospace manufacturer, a Siemens electronics plant, and ATK Space Systems.

23 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed We know, it's summer in some parts of the world — you don't want to stay indoors all day everyday. Well don't worry, even if you missed some of Mashable's social media resources while out frolicking we've got another great list of resources from the past week to get you all caught up. Below you'll find our weekly power-guide to the best social media resources this side of the 'Net. The Sexperience 1000 Welcome to The Sexperience 1000, an interactive journey through the sexual experiences and preferences of one thousand British individuals. What’s the favourite sexual position of iPhone users in the North? Do country music lovers over 55 prefer to do it in the dark?

Blog Archive » Measuring Innate Functional Brain Connectivity Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a method for safely measuring brain activity, has been around for about 15 years. Within the last 10 of those years a revolutionary, if mysterious, method has been developing using the technology. This method, resting state functional connectivity (rs-fcMRI), has recently gained popularity for its putative ability to measure how brain regions interact innately (outside of any particular task context). The Connections Between Social Networks and Cloud Computing Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” But what does it mean? Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices. Life before cloud computing

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 + Help Desk Software = Customer Love Today, we’re excited to announce yet another CRM integration: Zendesk for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 which will be joining our other CRM offerings including Salesforce and SugarCRM! At Zendesk, we believe in a connected organization. With sales and support as cornerstones of any organization, it is essential for both teams to have a holistic view of your customers and for your organization to closely track all customer interactions throughout the customer lifecycle. Zendesk for Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides a two-way help desk integration with new functionality that gives organizations a more accurate view of their customers, from sales to support, from within a single system. Because Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Zendesk customer views are available via both platforms, organizations can choose their preferred platform, making it easier than ever to stay up to date with all customer interactions. Learn more here!

Wordpress can be hosted free at - NOTE: If you want full customization of your blog either download wordpress from and load on your own site. Or use a host that already offers the fully customizable wordpress package. by drewc Apr 16

Bizarrre, I hear you, but they're a blogging standard... I don't see them going down in a year - as they keep re-inventing themselves. by gillipoo Apr 16

Hi risalee, I agree with squidpup re - it has the greatest flexibility re features, themes, designs of all free blogging platforms. Yes, the client will have to pay to host the blog, but if you use a host like, the costs should be minimal. You can also try - they're up and coming and seem to be interested in implementing features that help hosted blogs to keep up with current blogging trends. by gillipoo Apr 16

For a Web Design Client who wants a free blogging service what do you suggest? I'm still trying to figure it out :-) by risalee Apr 16

80% of all traffic on twitter and facebook is mostly useless chit chat and they thrive? Who am I to say. I think most of the newer magazines and websites that are targeted to the "younger crowd" rely on limited attention span this one seems no different. by drewc Apr 10

Technorati is the dumbest website with more buttons than one can count. Plus the blogs they feature are all uninteresting and their blog popularity alogrithm is completely wrong. I give it a year. by bizarre Apr 9

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