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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 03/30/2012

5 Cities Benefiting From Mobile Apps “City government agencies around the world continue to explore mobile applications to provide services more effectively and to reach citizens in new ways. And it’s not just for civil services — cities are embracing apps to highlight their own civic culture and even promote…

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Daily links for 03/22/2012

Ask Ars: how safe is my data stored in iCloud? “Apple’s iCloud service lets users sync a staggering amount of data between Macs, Windows PCs, iPhones, and iPads. Though Apple says it stores this data securely in an encrypted format, just how safe is it? An Ars reader wrote in…

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Daily links for 03/20/2012

Android and Linux re-merge into one operating system | ZDNet “Android has always been Linux, but for years the Android project went its own way and its code wasn’t merged back into the main Linux tree. Now, much sooner than Linus Torvalds, Linux’s founder and lead developer, had expected, Android…

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Daily links for 03/17/2012

IBM: Enterprise mobile device management key with tablet growth | Opinno “Many companies, including IBM, have stepped in to produce security solutions to this growing need. Kimber Spradlin, who is an Endpoint Management and Security Specialist at IBM, spoke to Opinno about how the mobile working ecosystem is evolving to…

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Mobile security video from EE Times from Mobile World Congress

I’m one of the people interviewed in this video from EE Times done at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. Next time I’ll try to not move my hands quite so much.

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Daily links for 03/15/2012

The New iPad Is Much the Same, Only Better – NYTimes.com “The biggest new feature is what Apple calls the Retina display: like the one on the iPhone 4S, it’s a very, very sharp screen. It’s four times as sharp as the iPad 2 — in fact, it’s the sharpest…

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Daily links for 03/13/2012

Google programming languages failing to gain traction | Application Development – InfoWorld “In the March index, released over the weekend, Google saw its Go language drop out of the top 50 while Google’s Dart language was ranked 78th. Oracle’s Java language ranked first, used by 17.1 percent of developers, while…

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Return to “Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space”

Before I had my current job involving the IBM mobile platform and product management for the WebSphere Application Server, I worked on Linux and open source. In March of 2011, I gave a talk at POSSCON called “Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space.” I gave a look at…

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Daily links for 03/10/2012

IBM Showcases ‘Deep Thunder’ Weather Forecasting App On iPad | TPM Idea Lab “By IBM’s own admission, weather forecasting seemed like an unusual use for its supercomputing technology. But 16 years after it began work the parallel processing supercomputing system that would become known as “Deep Thunder” —- a targeted…

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