What I’m Reading on 11/13/2014

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science | Computerworld “Ballmer, who stepped down from Microsoft‘s board of directors in August, spoke about the future of computer science as he announced a donation to Harvard University that will enable the school to expand its computer science…

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What I’m Reading on 07/26/2014

‘Firefly’ cast to reunite for online game – CNET “The entire cast of Joss Whedon’s cult sci-fi Western will lend their voices to a new online role-playing game.” tags: bs firefly online game Apple’s BookLamp acquisition aims to beat Amazon at its own game | Cult of Mac “The same…

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What I’m Reading on 06/20/2014

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker “Most big ideas have loud critics. Not disruption. Disruptive innovation as the explanation for how change happens has been subject to little serious criticism, partly because it’s headlong, while critical inquiry is unhurried; partly because disrupters…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2014

Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft | Ars Technica “At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio. Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS, Android,…

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What I’m Reading on 05/10/2014

iOS Development iPhone Tutorials | Ray Wenderlich “This site contains a ton of fun written tutorials – so many that they were becoming hard to find! So I put together this little page to help everyone quickly find the tutorial they’re looking for. Hope you enjoy! :]” tags:bs ios tutorials…

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What I’m Reading on 12/19/2013

Why iRobot’s CEO Welcomes Our New Google Robot Overlords “”The autonomous car’s first commercial appearance will not be at your local dealership,” Angle insists. “The obvious low-hanging fruit is package delivery, a $50 billion industry. Why not challenge UPS or FedEx, or sell your technology to those companies?”” tags: google…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2013

Mashery Gets Into The Hackathon Business – ReadWrite “Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike Swift (aka Swift) announced the transaction in a round of…

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What I’m Reading on 11/28/2013

The GraphML File Format “GraphML is a comprehensive and easy-to-use file format for graphs. It consists of a language core to describe the structural properties of a graph and a flexible extension mechanism to add application-specific data. Its main features include support of” tags: graph xml graphml standards How To…

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What I’m Reading on 11/19/2013

The ASF’s Position on Oracle’s TCK License : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Thus, ASF can only agree to the TCK license if Oracle will amend it consistent with the 2002 side-letter referred to above — i.e. by removing or reconstruing restrictions that are incompatible with ASF’s licensing and development…

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What I’m Reading on 08/11/2013

I Flirt and Tweet. Follow Me at #Socialbot. – NYTimes.com “Socialbots are tapping into an ever-expanding universe of social media. Last year, the number of Twitter accounts topped 500 million. Some researchers estimate that only 35 percent of the average Twitter user’s followers are real people” tags: twitter Circle Sept.…

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What I’m Reading on 08/08/2013

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain – Forbes “Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a…

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Symbolic computation in the small: Math on mobile

What are the main considerations when designing a math system or library that can do symbolic computation on mobile devices? I’ve written several times about math apps on mobile devices but, inspired by a blog post by Ismael Ghalimi, I want to comment a bit about how one might do…

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. You can find the solutions to these exercises provided as…

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide and what we mean by them. Client Mobile Initiatives From…

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Daily links for 05/18/2012

Visualized: Android’s device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces – Engadget “Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there’s a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, tablets and other Google-powered gadgets, and has put them into…

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Daily links for 05/02/2012

IBM Introduces New Foundation For Mobile Computing – MarketWatch “IBM has been steadily investing in the mobile space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions: building a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility for clients. Increasingly, enterprises are reaching beyond their traditional IT…

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The spectrum of hybrid mobile app development with Worklight

The hybrid approach to developing mobile apps offers advantages for those wishing to produce pure native apps or those that have HTML5 content. Earlier in 2012, on January 31, IBM announced its planned acquisition of Worklight, a provider of a mobile application development platform. Several weeks later the deal closed.…

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Daily links for 03/08/2012 – Apple (new) iPad (3) Edition

iPad | TechCrunch “This was surprising because our expectations were set for a new name. But it really shouldn’t be all that surprising. My iMac is not the “iMac 11″. My MacBook Air is not the “MacBook Air 4″. The iPod line changes, but the name remains the same. This…

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The mobile lifecycle

I’ve been giving many talks lately to customers and partners about IBM‘s mobile strategy and recent moves in our product portfolios. See, for example, the news of the Worklight acquisition and the presentation I gave at Mobile World Congress 2012. Here are some more detail on one of the slides,…

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Daily links for 02/23/2012

I.B.M. Turns to Big Data Algorithms for Computer Security – NYTimes.com “I.B.M. is now the latest company to attempt to take a more holistic approach to corporate security using “Big Data.” On Wednesday, the company will roll out QRadar, its new security intelligence platform, to track corporate vulnerabilities in real…

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Daily links for 02/22/2012

John Thompson To Join Microsoft Board “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said Monday that John Thompson was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members.” tags: microsoft Ubuntu for Android: Canonical brings Ubuntu desktop to docked smartphones “Canonical has announced a new product called Ubuntu for…

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IBM: Going Mobile with two big announcements

Today IBM announced some important enhancements to its Mobile strategy for supporting customers looking to grow and transform their businesses, whether they are B2C, B2B, or B2E. IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight From the press release: In a move that will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities…

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Daily links for 01/18/2012

Mobile EBay and PayPal Mobile Payment Forecasts Soars Into Billions “PayPal’s projected numbers look even better at $7 billion, a 75 percent increase over last year. 2011 was still a good year for the online payment company as it surpassed its $3.5 billion expectations to reach $4 billion in mobile…

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IBM Mobile Technology Preview v3, now with iOS support

IBM just released the third drop of the IBM Mobile Technology preview at ibm.co/ibmmobile, with details of the update on the tech preview blog. This release includes updates to the mobile application manager with social feedback, SMS support, tools, and, perhaps most important, support for Apple‘s iOS mobile operating system.…

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Daily links for 01/12/2012

IBM Sametime – Apps on Android Market “We are very excited to bring you IBM Sametime for Android! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest Android devices.” tags: mobile lotus sametime android AT&T offers HTML5 SDK for third-party mobile Web app developers “AT&T…

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Daily links for 01/10/2012

Mobile PhoneGap 1.3 Adds Windows Phone 7 Support – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Among the more popular tools for pulling off this Web-powered multi-device strategy has been PhoneGap, an open-source mobile-development framework from Nitobi Software, which Adobe acquired in October. When Adobe announced the acquisition,…

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10 predictions for enterprise mobile for 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year of for predictions for what we might see in the next twelve months. Being in the IT business and in a company like IBM, I’m somewhat hamstrung in what I can say regarding the future because of confidentiality, but here’s my attempt at some…

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Daily links for 12/16/2011

Android Will Lose the Tablet Race: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The tablet market hasn’t been too friendly to Google’s Android operating system. Over the last year, consumers have been increasingly turning to Apple’s iPad to satisfy their tablet desires. Android-based products,…

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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were standards and open source. To me, the unquestionably hot technology…

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Employee mobile device + work = potential security problem

Employee: “I lost my iPad.” Corporate security: “Why are you telling me?” “I had company documents on it.” “But you had the mobile security package installed, right?” “Err, no.” “I would have thought the company president would have known better …” With the BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device to…

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Daily links for 11/04/2011

Will HTML5 replace native apps? It might: here’s how to figure out when | Technology | guardian.co.uk “The debate about using ‘native web’ applications against ‘native applications’ has forgotten about one important element in the process – the user” tags: html native mobile Microsoft releases Bing app for Android, iOS,…

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs is Here; the World of Web Apps Will Never Be…

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Daily links for 10/20/2011

Google confirms Android 4.0 ICS is open source | thinq_ “Google has confirmed that the source code for Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ will be made public, after it refused to release the code for its predecessor ‘Honeycomb.’” tags: android open source google BlackBerry freebie: RIM apps to placate for…

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Daily links for 10/15/2011

Why Banks Must Support All Mobile Platforms and Why HTML5 Matters – American Banker Article “The challenge of developing and maintaining mobile banking applications that will run on an iPhone, an Android phone, a BlackBerry or a Windows phone, as well as browser-based or wireless application protocol apps that will…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 1)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Daily links for 09/14/2011

Google Watch – Android Vs. iPhone – There’s Room for More Than Apple, Google in Mobile “The firm’s prediction is that by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.” tags: iPhone google android mobile EclipseCon Europe celebrates tenth…

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Daily links for 09/08/2011

Amazon Cloud SDKs for Android, IOS Exit Beta Testing | PCWorld Business Center “Using the SDKs developers can make API (application programming interface) requests directly from a mobile application to Amazon‘s Web Services. Developers can integrate their applications with a long list of services, including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple…

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Daily links for 08/22/2011

Android developers run afoul of source licences | TechCentral.ie “While Google‘s Android is offered under the Apache and GPL licences, the mobile operating system has components referencing 19 open source licences overall, Black Duck Software executive Peter Vescuso told an audience at LinuxCon.” tags: android open source Report: Tablet market…

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