First rough sketch of storystreaming platform, Twitter first Here is a very rough look at how a storystreaming platform could be used to make sense of the confusing flood of information coming out of social media streams. To keep thing simple, the mockup only shows how Twitter sources might work. The final implementation would take information from many different sources. Make sure to click on the image to see the full-sized version. 101 Apps for Your Web App Startup Toolbox With the multitude of web applications available today, it can be difficult choosing, let alone finding, an application that fits your needs and wants. There are so many fantastic apps available, many of which are bound to be beneficial for you and/or your business. From mind mapping, design and development to collaboration, project tracking and accounting; this roundup of 101 fantastic web apps for startups and businesses are sure to reduce operating costs and increase both productivity and efficiency. Mind Mapping mindmeister
Vlingo Vlingo allows me to tell my phone what to do! "Text Alice; Can you watch my dog this weekend?" "Email John; Can you forward me the contract?" "Update Facebook; I love the first snow of the year!" 10 European Startups To Watch in 2011 When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively. Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity. Following on from our 10 Exciting European Startups from 2010, here are 10 startups to look out for in 2011. Pearltrees Visitors to the LeWeb conference last month couldn’t have failed to spot Pearltrees.
The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. 25 Free Portable Programs For Designers and Web Developers Being a designer or may be even being a web designer it can be very expensive in order to purchase the best design application . This article is a short but sweet compilation of 25 Free Portable Programs For Designers and Developers working on a shoe string budget as well as working on the fly. 1. X-Inkscape Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more.
MobiHand What a fabulous ride we had! From San Francisco to Indonesia, from Brazil to Moscow, for eight years we served millions of worldwide customers with their app needs and delivered hundreds of millions of downloads. We enjoyed the rise of many different platforms. BlackBerry and then Android were the biggest. And we suffered through the fall of others. Goodbye Palm and maybe BlackBerry? iFindHotels: Hotel Comparison App with Arabic Support 18 January '11, 01:44pm Follow ydney, Australia based hotel search engine HotelsCombined.com announced today that their iPhone app iFindHotels got Arabic support, making it the first app in the iTunes market to provide regional & international hotel search in Arabic. The release of iFindHotels version 1.31 for iPhone and iPod Touch will allow Arabic speaking users to fully utilize the hotel comparison app which comes in a time where tourism in the Middle East is expected to boom upon the opening of at least 3 massive airports throughout the region within the next 5 years. The registration-free app compares hotel rates from over 30 of the biggest travel and hotel booking websites. With integrated mapping, smart sorting and filters for search results, and get the best rate in their currency of choice.
The Best of Journalism (2009) - Conor Friedersdorf - Metablog - Throughout 2009, I kept a running list of the best journalism I encountered. Although I endeavored to remain as impartial as possible, note that I’ve been an employee of The Atlantic , that I’d eagerly write for numerous publications that received awards, that I have too many friends/acquaintances/professional contacts in journalism to disclose them all, and that the number of pieces I miss every year far exceeds the number I’m able to read. In other words, this isn’t an infallible account of journalism’s best, but I aim to make it the best roundup that any one person can offer, one of these years I intend to do better than the committees who pick the Pulitzer Prizes and National Magazine Awards (the pressure’s on, especially since you guys charge entry fees), and if nothing else my effort encompasses writing that is well worth your time.
20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts I always did like those posts that list a bunch of apps and tools I’d never heard of. I’ve found some really great apps that way. But no one’s ever bothered to offer us one of those “check these out!” posts – until today. Please welcome today’s guest poster, James Adams, and his collection of apps to organize thoughts.
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5 Productivity Tools for the Busy Social Media Manager In case you are anything like me, it can be very hard to stay productive when all the Social Media buzz increases. Here are a few tools which help me greatly to focus on my work and optimize the use of all available Social Media channels that I am using. 1.) MindMeister – Put your thoughts on online paper Meindmeister is a great mindmapping tool, that allows you draw nodes with your thoughts and connect them as they are interlinked with each other.