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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Interactive video: Why the video tag won't cut it

Interactive video: Why the video tag won't cut it

As we approach the Olympics we're seeing a lot of different experiences being created around video content. I was recently quoted in a Denver Post article about Silverlight being used as part of the Democratic National Convention and when looking at the Aurora project (Techmeme discussion)I thought it would be a good time to break out a "why the < href="http://www.

published August 4, 2008 by

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JavaFX preview SDK available

JavaFX preview SDK available

Sun released a preview SDK for JavaFX which gives developers a first look at the RIA play for Sun. Coté has a couple of videos up wth Nandini Ramani, the Director of Engineering for JavaFX and we did a Podcast with Joshua Marinacci as part of RIA Weekly that should be out this week.

published July 31, 2008 by

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Better RIAs from the Ribbit-BT Acquisition

Better RIAs from the Ribbit-BT Acquisition

This morning Ribbit and BT confirmed previous rumors by announcing an acquisition price of $105 million. I've been a big fan of Ribbit since they launched because they made voice a first class citizen and data type for rich Internet applications.

published July 29, 2008 by

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Interactive agencies, RIAs, and the advertising market

Interactive agencies, RIAs, and the advertising market

There's a pretty good article in AdAge today about the online display market and how it isn't gaining as much traction as all of the hype would assume. In fact, with the economy starting to decline, AdAge says that the display market is getting hit harder than traditional media.

published July 28, 2008 by

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Entellium puts a video game spin on CRM with a desktop RIA

Entellium puts a video game spin on CRM with a desktop RIA

Yesterday I sat down and talked with Entellium, an on-demand CRM company that has recently gone away from a purley browser-based model and moved into a desktop smart client application. In doing so they saw a big increase in conversion numbers and the customers have responded well to having the application on their desktop instead of inside of a browser.

published July 23, 2008 by

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Using Flash and Silverlight to move web standards forward

Using Flash and Silverlight to move web standards forward

Via John Carroll I saw a blog post by Paul Ellis in which he talks about the shortcomings of open standards, or more specifically, standards bodies, and how that affects the open web. In short, it's led to the innovation and widespread adoption of proprietary technologies like Flash and Silverlight.

published July 15, 2008 by

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Microsoft as the gate keeper of video analytics

Microsoft as the gate keeper of video analytics

There's a post over on TechCrunchIT about how NBC is going to use Silverlight and the Olympics to do some audience research around how people consume digital media. Basically NBC has a ton of content that will come from the Olympics and they're planning on providing it in a number of different ways including in the browser, on the regular television set, and on mobile phones.

published July 14, 2008 by

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