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June 2009 Blog Posts (27)

Google Finds Way Into Mobile Apps



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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 27, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Life And Awesomeness Of Steve Jobs



Apple CEO Steve Jobs is back in Cupertino -- for good -- after a six-month medical leave.



A Memphis hospital confirmed -- with Steve's blessing -- that Jobs received a liver transplant, and that he's "now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis."



That's great news, hope it marks the beginning of another long chapter of Steve's life at Apple, the computer company he cofounded decades ago, rescued from near-disaster in… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 27, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

David Allen On "Getting Things Done"

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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 27, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Start-Up’s Software Crowdsources Company Forecasts

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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 25, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Millions On Facebook



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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 25, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Race For The Future Car



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?



According to… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 25, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Media & Telco: quale futuro tra convergenza e paradigma 2.0 - 1 Luglio 2009, Roma



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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 25, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Chinese Activist Calls for Internet Boycott on July 1st



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.



In protest of this action… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Back to the past..



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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

In search of smaller, faster, cheaper memories - Almaden Research Center



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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Charlie Rose - Internet's role in the coverage of the Iranian elections

Internet's role in the coverage of the Iranian elections with author Jonathan Zittrain, Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook.com and Nico Pitney of Huffington… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Crowdsourcing - a boon or bane to innovation?

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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 19, 2009 at 7:57am — No Comments

YouTube Could Lose $470M This Year



Google's YouTube -- the Internet's most popular video site -- could be on track to lose approximately $470 million in 2009, according to a report Friday by Credit Suisse.



While YouTube remains the leader in online video with 41% share of total domestic video streams, "monetization remains challenging," Credit Suisse analysts… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 19, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Research, development and recession

The Economist visits Intel to see how downturn is changing spendings on innovation and development. type: research, development and recession any you will see the video - 1st from the list

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Future of Open Source: Hack This Gadget

The open source movement gave rise to Linux and spawned a generation of collaborative coders. Now it's extending its reach to the hardware industry. continue…



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Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Pirate Bay Launches VPN Service



The operators of The Pirate Bay launched a long-awaited VPN service Monday, promising to make file sharers and other internet users more anonymous online.



The IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service, at about $7 monthly, is named for Sweden’s IPRED law that went… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 17, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Bing Search Engine Analysis

TechCrunch has interesting analysis of a new search engine from Microsoft.

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Stunning data visualization in the AlloSphere

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

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 12, 2009 at 7:59pm — No Comments

IL MERCATO ITALIANO DEL CAPITALE DI RISCHIO INFORMALE - SURVEY 2008 / ITALIAN BUSINESS ANGELS - SURVEY 2008



Ricerca svolta dal dr. Giovanni Tirino dell’Università Piemonte Orientale, sotto la direzione prof. Vincenzo Capizzi in collaborazione con l’Associazione IBAN



Survey made by dr. Giovanni Tirino from Università Piemonte Orientale and prof. Vincenzo Capizzi in collaboration with IBAN… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on June 12, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Breaking: Google Italy Country Manager resignes, will bring Silicon Valley to Europe

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

Added by Stefano Bernardi on June 12, 2009 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

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