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Walmart hires developers to drive 'e-commerce 2.0'

Walmart is 'aggressively hiring' developers to advance its e-commerce agenda. It will use data gathered from social networks to improve the search and recommendation experience for users and deliver a highly personalised set of results.

December 22, 2011 by

How not to launch a custom tablet

Philadelphia Media Networks attempts to keep their floundering newspapers current by launching an inexpensive tablet customized with digital and interactive versions of their daily newspapers. But the initial experience of users suggests that PMN got in a bit over their heads.

October 4, 2011 by

Should professional social networks make a play for the enterprise?

Social software has been making its way into the enterprise for a while, but usually from vendors that are experts at enterprise needs. Now it appears that professional social networks on the Internet will make an attempt at the space. What will this mean given that they already have a large percentage of your workers using their services externally today, yet little practical enterprise experience?

August 13, 2011 by

Motorola and Aruba agree Wi-Fi patent ceasefire

Aruba Networks and Motorola have settled their long-running patent dispute by signing a cross-licensing agreement, the companies announced on Friday.In August 2007, two Motorola subsidiaries sued Aruba over alleged patent infringements relating to wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture.

November 9, 2009 by

Review: Pinger Phone for iPhone integrates IM and social networks

A couple of functions I enjoy on my Apple iPhone is interacting with my friends on social networks and via instant messaging. I have been using several different applications for these interactions and with the inability of the iPhone to multi-task using 3rd party applications this is not a great experience. Over the past week, I have been using the new Pinger Phone application that brings in my Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace social network friends and Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live, and Google Talk IM contacts for a full and complete solution in a single package. There is also a server back end so that text messages can be used to notify you of new IM replies when Pinger Phone is not running.

December 21, 2008 by

30% of online ads was sold through ad networks in 2007

The use of ad networks surged from 5% of total ad impressions sold in 2006 to 30% in 2007, according to Interactive Advertising Bureau. As online publishers continue to experience growth rates of 20-30% in ad revenue, the race to create new advertising opportunities has left publishers with an excess of inventory which they are [...]

August 12, 2008

30% of online ads was sold through ad networks in 2007

The use of ad networks surged from 5% of total ad impressions sold in 2006 to 30% in 2007, according to Interactive Advertising Bureau. As online publishers continue to experience growth rates of 20-30% in ad revenue, the race to create new advertising opportunities has left publishers with an excess of inventory which they are [...]

August 12, 2008

Do U.S. carriers get a bum rap for their wireless networks?

You will often see stories about the evil U.S. wireless carriers and I have to admit that I sometimes rant about some of the frustrations I experience with the carriers. However, I have to say that I am currently paying for service with both AT&T and T-Mobile and have been very happy with their services for 1 and 5+ years, respectively. Sascha Segan put together a great post on the unfair treatment that U.S. wireless carriers often get in the press as it relates to building new networks.

June 3, 2008 by

Provision Network's view of desktop virtualization

Paul Ghostine, Vice President/General Manager of Quest's Provision Networks Division, and I had a chance to catch up on a number of things centering on the concept of desktop virtualization and what is really needed to give people the experience of having their own dedicated desktop device while also giving administrators what they want; a secure, well-managed, reliable environment. I always enjoy my short discussions with Paul.

April 2, 2008 by

German win for closed iPhone contracts

Hopefully Vodafone, and Verizon, will get a clue and offer more cooperation to Google's Android, further opening their networks. They might also deliver a true Internet experience, rather than the walled garden of data services Verizon is noted for.

December 3, 2007 by

Nokia N95 voted Best Media Phone in Europe

As I just mentioned a couple of days ago I keep going back to the Nokia N95 when I want to carry around a solid phone and it actually has my T-Mobile SIM in it with no data connectivity. As stated in the Nokia press release, the Nokia N95 was just voted 'the European Media Phone of the Year 2007-2008' by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), Europe's leading association for consumer electronics. In Europe, and elsewhere outside the U.S., the N95 actually works on 3G networks so those users get an even better experience than we do with our EDGE-enabled N95 devices. The judging panel cited the N95s feature set like the integrated GPS receiver, 5 megapixel camera, and 30 fps video capture capabilities. The two issues I would like to see improved to make the N95 an even better device are the low RAM and low battery capacity.

August 16, 2007 by

Facebook, social capitalists and open networks

As the stock market roller coaster continues, the concept of social capital accrued via social networks is starting to become an important commodity. People are flocking to Facebook and other social networks, partly to experience the latest online trend and for those who latch on to a particular network, to build up their social capital via making connections.

August 6, 2007 by

Retailers haven't learned from TJX - still running WEP

When I blogged earlier this week about TJX's failure to secure their wireless LAN and how it may end up costing TJX a billion dollars, I knew that it was merely the tip of the iceberg with so many retailers still running WEP encryption.  As if WEP wasn't already broken enough, WEP is now about 20 times faster to crack than in mid-2005 when TJX's WEP-based wireless LAN was broken and I knew from experience that most retailers were still running WEP.

May 9, 2007 by

Proof that net neutrality is worth worrying about

For those who've taken the line that the net neutrality debate is a storm in a teacup and nothing to worry about, comes the news that top Canadian telco Rogers has actually started to degrade the user experience for those sending and receiving encrypted data over its networks. So if you're using a VPN over Rogers' service, have fun.

April 10, 2007 by

Machine learning ain't all input/output

There's a paper in the journal PLoS Computational Biology that is incredibly significant to folks thinking through the intersection of human-computer interaction and learning or entertainment. Published by Max Lungarella and Olaf Sporns, Mapping Information Flow in Sensimotor Networks explains the relationship between the body (the system of sensory perception that interacts with the world) and the integration of that information into what we call "knowledge" and "experience.

October 27, 2006 by

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