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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.

July 23, 2008 by Ryan Stewart


Second version of NASDAQ MarketReplay application released

Last week NASDAQ released version two of their Market Replay AIR application and added a couple of interesting features as well as provided some details of how the service works. Market Replay is available as a paid service and the downloadable client comes with the service.

July 17, 2008 by Ryan Stewart


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.

July 15, 2008 by Ryan Stewart


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.

July 14, 2008 by Ryan Stewart