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What I’m Reading on 08/25/2014

Win a Piece of $500,000 By Creating Apps Using Apple’s Swift Language/ | App Developer Magazine “As part of the GetSwifter Challenge Series, these organizations have partnered with the “topcoder” community to help build mobile and enterprise applications. Over the course … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/22/2014

Open Data Kit “Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions.” tags: bs data open Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/01/2014

Apple and IBM Products: The Rise of Mobile Enterprise – Patently Apple “For App Annie, “One message came through loud and clear from Apple‘s earnings call and its IBM partnership: enterprise apps will be a key component in the next … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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IBM and Apple mobile announcement: important links

Yesterday IBM and Apple made an important announcement about partnering to significantly growth the use of mobile via Apple devices in the enterprise. That is, the collaboration will significantly increase the functionality and value that mobile brings to people in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/03/2014

Maxima on Android – Android Apps on Google Play “Maxima, a full featured computer algebra system, now runs on your Android mobile devices. Maxima, and its predecessor Macsyma is one of the most long-established software in the world, back in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/26/2014

A Guide to Parboiling: Praise and Practice | Whole Foods Market “Back in the day, I used to look at a recipe that called for boiling something destined for the grill and think “What? Why cook it twice? Will there … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/23/2014

Quirky & GE make a big connected home play with the new Wink hub | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Ruth Reader “Due to its early success and/or promise, Wink is about to become its own company, according to the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/17/2014

Walmart Labs snaps up mobile startup Stylr | ZDNet “Born in New York by two Stanford alumni and funded by New York-based incubator Dreamit Ventures, Stylr is a location-based mobile app that allows shoppers to find clothes in nearby stores. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/11/2014

Calling all Macs: Why OS X Yosemite is your iPhone’s new best friend – CNET “If you own an iPhone and a Mac, Apple‘s new system for connecting the two is one of the best new features for OS X … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/07/2014

Beyond Android and iOS: The top six mobile operating system alternatives | ZDNet ” There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 05/28/2014

Microsoft buys mobile analytics vendor Capptain | ZDNet “Microsoft has purchased French mobile-analytics vendor Capptain for an undisclosed amount.” tags: bs microsoft mobile analytics Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say – NYTimes.com “A new set of income statistics … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 05/11/2014

Makeappicon – Generate app icons of all sizes in a click! “This tool resizes and optimizes your icon designs into all formats needed for iOS and Android mobile app!” tags: bs app icons generator mobile ios android Posted from Diigo. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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APIs and SDKs for Wearables

Wearables are the hot new thing, though the market is still shaping up. Nike has already exited the hardware part of the business. Here are some public descriptions of APIs and SDKs for wearables that could be used for mobile apps … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 04/25/2014

Cortana: everything you need to know about Microsoft’s Siri rival | News | TechRadar “We knew Cortana was coming, but we didn’t expect her to keep her codename: in the Halo games Cortana is an artificial intelligence that goes wrong.” … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2014

IBM boosts MobileFirst offering – SD Times: Software Development News “IBM is adding new and improved features that focus on mobile strategy and security, application development, and device procurement and management to its MobileFirst portfolio. The enhancements are meant to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 04/01/2014

Mobile health devices can increase patient adherence | Medical Economics “According to a study by Mobile Future and Infield Health, the wireless pill bottle, a device that digitally monitors the amount of pills in a bottle and can send Health … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What issues can analytics present?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 03/03/2014

Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek “The Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s most important yearly event, drew a record 85,000 attendees — a 20% jump from the previous year. The week was filled with smartphones, tablets, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/25/2014

IBM News room – 2014-02-24 IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development – United States “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/24/2014

IBM Accessibility – Improving the User Experience by Standardizing on EPUB “To help consumers easily read documents and educational materials, IBM is standardizing on EPUB as its primary packaged portable document format, making its documentation and content more accessible on … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/13/2014

StackMob Is Shutting Down – ReadWrite “StackMob is shutting down to focus its resources on PayPal, the company announced Wednesday. The payments company acquired StackMob in December. “ tags: stackmob paypal mobile Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/12/2014

Mobile Design Internship in Austin,TX, Cambridge,MA, New York,NY – Jobs at IBM – Powered by netMEDIA “The IBM IT team is looking for creative and innovative interns to join our team to rapidly develop and deploy apps that will show … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/27/2014

Android’s Favorite Keyboard Could Be Coming to iOS “SwiftKey, Android‘s most popular keyboard app, could soon be coming to iOS in the form of a note-taking app.” tags: android ios mobile Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/23/2014

Infinity AR: We’ll fulfill sci-fi promise of augmented reality | Cutting Edge – CNET News “Augmented reality has so far been mostly a sci-fi vision that overlays information from the virtual world atop what we see in the real world. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/22/2014

Watertown Daily Times | Community strategizes on rebuilding Wanakena footbridge “Teamwork will be key to rebuilding the Wanakena footbridge, which was mangled by slabs of drifting ice last week, community members agreed at a meeting Monday.” tags: wanakena Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/25/2013

U.S. Mobile Internet Traffic Nearly Doubled This Year – NYTimes.com “Two big shifts happened in the American cellphone industry over the past year: Cellular networks got faster, and smartphone screens got bigger. As a result, people’s consumption of mobile data … Continue reading

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/25/2013

How Leap Motion tracks what it can’t see | Internet & Media – CNET News “We’re not at “Minority Report” quite yet, but the latest Leap Motion upgrade and its new Freeform software have brought us one step closer to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/16/2013

Microsoft’s First 3-D Printing App Is Made For The Average Joe | Co.Design | business + design “Just a few months ago, Windows 8.1 became the first OS to support 3-D printing natively. That essentially meant Microsoft was building an … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/23/2013

The smaller, subtler changes in OS X Mavericks — Tech News and Analysis “From letting you know which apps are consuming too much power, to the ability to use a video game controller on a Mac, the tiniest changes to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/22/2013

Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives | ZDNet “Never forget that Ubuntu Touch is what Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, sees as Ubuntu’s real future. The Linux desktop is great, but it shows little sign of paying back Ubuntu founder … Continue reading

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/11/2013

Successful companies will use mobile to drive change: IBM | ZDNet “Forward-looking enterprises are already dealing with the challenges of opening their business up on mobile, but the smart companies already have a number of key characteristics that see them … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/24/2013

Apple updates iMacs: Haswell, PCIe SSD, and 802.11ac | Ars Technica “Just a day after announcing its iPhone launch numbers, Apple is updating its iMac lineup. Last year’s all new iMac was an impressive performer and quite the looker, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/04/2013

Winners And Losers In The Microsoft Nokia Deal – Forbes “Frankly, the industry had come to a point where most of the mobile hardware looked the same. If you stripped the label from a Samsung or HTC device, it was … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/15/2013

IBM News room – 2013-08-15 IBM to Acquire Trusteer to Help Companies Combat Financial Fraud and Advanced Security Threats – United States “As part of this announcement, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/13/2013

BlackBerry to Explore Its Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale – NYTimes.com “The struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. said on Monday that it was exploring a potential sale of the company or a joint venture, as it continued to cast about … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/09/2013

Open source gets its own crowd-funding site, with bounties included “Many open source projects (from phones to programming tools) have taken to crowd-funding sites (such as Kickstarter and indiegogo) in order to raise the cash needed for large-scale development. And, … Continue reading

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Rules for fun and profit

Yesterday the New York Times published an article called “Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do.” In it they described the category of so-called “predictive search” apps that behave like digital personal assistants, to a point. The idea … Continue reading

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/12/2013

Google Expands Its Boundaries, Buying Waze for $1 Billion – NYTimes.com “Google announced Tuesday that it had closed its deal to buy Waze, a social mapping start-up that features real-time traffic data provided by users to help drivers find the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/11/2013

Open source Java iOS tools compared – JavaWorld “Java programming for Apple‘s iOS devices is not only possible but it’s getting easier all the time. Steve Hannah surveys the recent evolution of the Java iOS landscape, then introduces five open … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/08/2013

The Linux desktop is already the new normal | Open Source Software – InfoWorld “A debate is smoldering yet again in the Linux community as prominent figures debate whether it’s time to give up hope on the “year of the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/23/2013

With Tablets, Businesses Ring Up at More Fanciful Cash Registers – NYTimes.com “With the advent of tablets, particularly the iPad, many stores have traded in their clunky cash registers for mobile devices. Now, though, they are dressing up those tablets … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2013

Ned Batchelder: Python parsing tools “A few years ago, I went looking for Python parsing tools. I spent a long time researching the various options. When I was done, I had a cheat sheet on the different alternatives. This is … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: … Continue reading

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IBM, standards, and the cloud

I just figured out that I’ve been involved with standards for almost one-third of my life, since the mid-1990s. During that time, I’ve been employed by IBM but I’ve also worked collaboratively with other people in the IT industry on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/21/2013

I.B.M. to Take Big Step Into Mobile – NYTimes.com “The company is announcing a major initiative into mobile, involving software, services and partnerships with other large vendors. I.B.M. plans to deploy consultants to give companies mobile shopping strategies, write mobile … Continue reading

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IBM broadcast from Mobile World Congress 2013

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about IBM‘s mobile strategy after we acquired Worklight. This year, IBM will broadcast a 30 minute show featuring news, discussions with industry analysts and customers, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/08/2013

Dismal news for Microsoft’s mobile efforts: Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets sales are in the dumper | Computerworld Blogs “Microsoft just got hit with a double-whammy: Reports show that Windows Phone market share is in the very low single … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/02/2013

F.T.C. Suggests ‘Do-Not-Track’ Feature for Mobile Software and Apps – NYTimes.com “In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the Federal Trade Commission on Friday said the mobile … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/31/2013

COMP 250-2 Visual Analytics and Provenance “Visual analytics is the science of combining interactive visual interfaces and information visualization techniques with automatic algorithms to support analytical reasoning through human-computer interaction. People use visual analytics tools and techniques to synthesize information … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/29/2013

Kindle Fire Nabs 33 Percent of U.S. Android Tablet Market | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Approximately 59 percent of the Android tablets equipped with Localytics-intregrated apps are from the U.S. Of those, 33 percent are Amazon Kindle Fires, the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/10/2013

Going Mobile: Advances in Mobility Lead to Smarter Travel « A Smarter Planet Blog “The true value of mobility does not live within each capability alone – rather, it’s all these apps coming together that can transform the travel experience. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/04/2013

A Martian Dream: Here’s What the Red Planet Would Look Like With Earth-Like Oceans and Life – Atlantic Mobile “What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbor Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/03/2013

Is Apple Plotting A Route To A Waze Acquisition? Rumours On The Road Point To Yes | TechCrunch “There can be no doubt that one of the hottest startups of the last couple of years has been social sat-nav smartphone … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2012

What’s Amazon’s enterprise strategy for the cloud? | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Amazon Web Services is doing well with startups and midsize businesses, but pricing structure, security, and privacy issues are holding it back from gaining traction with enterprises” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2012

Google now lets businesses build private Android app stores | Ars Technica “Announced on Tuesday for Google Apps customers, the Google Play Private Channel lets IT shops build their own applications and distribute them to employees on the Google Play … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/28/2012

Apple Fires Maps Manager – NYTimes.com “Apple continues to clean house after it stumbled badly with its mobile mapping service, firing a manager who oversaw it.” tags: maps apple Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Daily links for 11/02/2012

AT&T offers free cloud storage for iOS and Android | Mobile – CNET News “Is AT&T trying to be like Apple‘s iCloud or Google Drive? It sure looks like it. The company is now offering a free video and photo … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/15/2012

Google Aims to Move Ever More Seamlessly Into Daily Life – NYTimes.com “Mr. Singhal is talking about what computer scientists call ubiquitous computing or intelligence augmentation — the idea that computers will no longer be devices we turn on, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/17/2012

Apple – iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million in 24 Hours – NYTimes.com “Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours after Apple started taking them at 12 midnight Pacific time on Friday. That’s more … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2012

IBM Brings Big Data Analytics, Cloud to US Open Tennis – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “During the two-week event, IBM will apply its predictive analytics, cloud computing and mobile technology expertise to connect tennis fans to … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an entry here. It’s been a very busy summer both in my personal life as well as my business one. I changed jobs within IBM effective August 1: I went from the … Continue reading

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