As mobile users increasingly flock to the fancy applications on their smartphones -- and potentially spend less time on the mobile web, where Google has staked its lead -- the search giant had to find a way into those apps. So it is using its contextual ad program to serve up text and display ads inside mobile applications.
Popularized by Apple's iPhone, mobile applications have become a big hit with users who tap the rich-media… Continue
David Allen, author of "Getting Things Done", one of the best-selling productivity books of all times joins Robert Scoble to talk about the future of work and how to make the most of productivity while minimizing… Continue
To get the best predictions about when your company’s latest product will ship or how it will sell, you might try asking your employees — anonymously. A start-up, Crowdcast, began selling corporate forecasting software on Thursday that does just that.… Continue
At the O'Reilly Velocity conference Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook's vice president of technical operations, highlighted some numbers from the social network's latest feature launches.
The site has more than 200 million users, and continues to grow. Heiliger and the rest of his team have had to make sure it can accommodate that growth while managing to keep newly launched features from… Continue
With rising temperatures and rising gas prices, cars need to become greener fast. And superficially, the large car manufacturers seem to work hard to improve the fuel efficiency of their products. But are they really? The technology to make cars much more fuel efficient already exists for decades, but it never makes it to the showroom. Why do we have to wait so long for fuel efficient vehicles?
Durante l’evento, sarà presentato il Wiki-Report “Media & Telco: quale futuro tra convergenza e paradigma 2.0”, cui hanno contribuito molteplici Ceo, Top Manager e Professional delle principali imprese operanti in questi settori.
La presentazione del Wiki-Report sarà seguita da una Tavola Rotonda cui prenderanno parte i CEO di alcune importanti imprese della filiera Media & Telco, che discuteranno delle sfide… Continue
From July 1st and onwards, all PCs sold in China must be shipped with an Internet filtering program called Green Dam. This application, besides being a possible security risk, is supposed to protect the people of China from online pornography, but it could also be used to monitor their online activities and block other, non-pornographic sites.
Last video from IBM's research laboratories inspired me to find more informations about the beginning of the IT and entrepreneurship in the Valley. So here it is, great article written by Jack Arrington about tremendous progress that has occurred in just 50… Continue
In the building where the hard drive was invented there's a team of researchers who are working to build new kinds of memories (that's IBM's Almaden Research Center, place which we visited last summer during ST). Ones that are smaller, faster, cheaper to build, and that use less power. Here I meet with the guy who runs that team, Stewart Parkin, who gives details of what they are working on and the breakthroughs they are… Continue
Bangalore: With the economic downturn, companies are looking at all options to cut costs and crowdsourcing is the latest entrant. By spending a fraction of the money for designing products, crowdsourcing looks like an attractive option for companies. According to Businessweek, LG crowdsourced a new cell phone design for just $20,000, the same project would have cost them in millions if it was designed by a design firm. But, currently experts are divided on the viability of crowdsourcing… Continue
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements ... and detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new… Continue
Breaking News: Massimiliano Magrini, Google Italy’s country manager just resigned from the company.
Magrini, who helped the start up of Google in Italy in 2002 after working with Altavista, announced he will start a venture capital fund and a startup incubator.
“I will develop in Italy what venture capitalists are already doing in Usa”.
Joined by 20 other key players in the italian internet tech scene, he aims to bring to Europe a Silicon Valley-like mindset,… Continue