Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Rich Internet Application developer and industry analyst. After graduating from Penn, he spent two years developing applications for the Wharton School and pushing the idea of the web as a platform for learning. Ryan now lives in Seattle with his wife and works as a developer for WorldClass Strategy while running his own consulting company, helping clients build and architect Rich Internet Applications. </p>

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Google Chrome: A browser for RIAs and a Firefox Killer

Google Chrome: A browser for RIAs and a Firefox Killer

Google announced Google Chrome yesterday with a slick little comic and a bunch of good ideas about how to improve the browser. Even though I think everyone agrees that the shine of Google has worn off, if you picturd all of the things that should be in a Google browser, this pretty much covers it.

published September 2, 2008 by

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How the world watched the Olympics online

How the world watched the Olympics online

Much has been made of NBC's Olympic numbers, which had the rights for online video in the US, and what that means for Silverlight. I thought the app was solid, the video quality was good, and all in all it was a win for Microsoft and RIAs.

published August 26, 2008 by

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NBA looking to stream live games

NBA looking to stream live games

Rich media on the internet could be getting another big win if the NBA decides to go through with its plan to stream games to people in local markets. The NBA isn't the first sports league to stream live games, MLB offers a streaming package and the NFL is going to stream some of their national games that are slated for NBC, but this is the first time that local games would be streamed.

published August 18, 2008 by

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Metadata in Flash Video

Metadata in Flash Video

Beet.tv has a post on the news that Adobe is going to be adding voice-to-text functionality inside of Flash video that will be added to the video as metadata.

published August 14, 2008 by

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Flare data visualization library

Flare data visualization library

I've been playing with Flare, an ActionScript library for creating basically any kind of visualization you want from graphs/charts to interactive graphics. It's a great example of being able to use an RIA technology for exactly what it excels at - powerful graphics.

published August 14, 2008 by

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