RSS is a comparative dinosaur in a world of social sharing. I'm going to get so much hate mail for this post.
Christopher Dawson explores the mystery behind the hottest and fastest growing tech company in the world. Google spoilers inside.
Christopher Dawson grew up in Seattle, back in the days of pre-antitrust Microsoft, coffeeshops owned by something other than Starbucks, and really loud, inarticulate music. He escaped to the right coast in the early 90's and received a degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he began a career in health and educational information systems, with a focus on IT in public health. This focus led him to several positions at Johns Hopkins, a couple-year stint in private industry, 5 years teaching high school math and technology, 2 years as the technology director for his local school district, and 2 years as Vice President of Business Development for WIzIQ, a virtual classroom and learning network provider. Most recently, he has focused on writing, consulting, and advocacy around the smart use of technology in the classroom and education reform. A liberal dose of freelance writing about technology for SMBs helps pay the bills and support his growing hobby farm/soapbox for sustainable living and agriculture. He lives with his wife, five kids (yes, 5), 2 dogs, a flock of chickens, and a hateful cat in a small town in north-central Massachusetts.
SwiftKey is great in and of itself. What interests me, though, are its potential applications across various vertical markets.
I've been living with my Nexus 4 for a while now, contract-free and happy to be rid of Verizon. It seems I'm not alone.
Pundits are all over the high price and incremental update for Apple's latest 128GB Retina iPad. But guess what? These things are going to sell. And there's a lesson for Google here, too.
The overwhelming number of games coming to mobile devices has made it hard for users to find new games and developers to get discovered. Enter Applorer.
Well, maybe not pneumonia, but at least a nasty case of bronchitis.
Google's launch of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablets was a sales slam dunk but an unmitigated ecommerce disaster. Will round 2 go any better today?
It started with a surprising e-commerce mess. Then the backorder blues. And now, silence.
As if the mess that Google calls its Play Store yesterday wasn't bad enough, now many buyers are getting conflicting emails about 3-week backorders.
After a couple of hours of trying and struggling with a Google Play Store debacle like everyone else, I just landed a supposedly sold out 8GB Nexus 4.
I had hoped that Google would have scaled its US Play Store to meet demand. It didn't.
Google's flagship phone and tablet devices sold out within an hour of going on sale in the UK - Be ready to snap them up when they go on sale in the US today.
The Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in the US today, which means my unlocked phone journey begins in a few hours.
It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of Verizon. But their service in my area is unbeatable. So why is the Nexus 4 enough to make me jump ship?
Have you used a Windows 8 tablet yet? If Google wants enterprise traction for Android, it has more to learn from these devices than it does from iPhones and iPads.