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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Solar Power to the People, With a Lot of Public Help. Great business model!

IT’S Earth Day, and among the many activities planned for students at the Lagunitas school campus, about 30 miles north of San Francisco, is a field trip to visit a solar power installation, where they will learn how photovoltaic technology converts the sun’s energy to electricity.

But they won’t need permission slips from… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on April 27, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

How Facebook won the web

Facebook last week announced a new way to express your interests -- a "Like" button that's set to appear all around the web. Click the button, and the Web page is shared with your friends.

What's more, every "Like" you submit ensures Facebook (and its partner sites) can deliver a more personalized experience to you.

It's a simple yet powerful feature -- one… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on April 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Microsoft's Skinput turns hands, arms into buttons

Say goodbye to smeared screens and cracked glass, Chris Harrison has done it again. The prolific computer scientist's latest creation, Skinput, turns the human body into a giant touchscreen.

Developed as a response to the increasingly uncomfortable miniaturization of modern keypads, the third year Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) produced Skinput with… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on April 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Great Mashape Inc....great italian Guys in San Francisco!

Augusto Marietti and 2 friends, since last January in SV looking for funding....they got it!

Added by paolo marenco on April 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Facebook imperative for enterprise software

Hi everybody,

I was stunned by this Article on Dion Hinchcliffe's blog a while ago, because this idea always made perfect sense to me. In fact right now I see many small businesses preferring to use many uber-easy cloud applications like highrise, basecamp or formstack instead of buying complex (and expensive) on-premise software.


Added by Stefano Cayre on April 5, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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