rapid adoption

rapid adoption

★ Mountain Lion

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“We’re starting to do some things differently,” Phil Schiller said to me. We were sitting in a comfortable hotel suite in Manhattan just over a week ago. I’d been summoned a few days earlier by Apple PR with the offer of a private “product briefing”. I had no idea heading...
★ Mountain Lion

Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

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User experience is a priority that should, in some way, find a home within the design of any new-media strategy. This is part one of a limited series on the need for brands to employ UX in new-media strategies to improve customer experiences and engagement.With the explosion of social media and...
Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

Study: Our Smartphones Are Turning Us Into “Real-Time Information Seekers And Problem Solvers”

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Do you regularly use your cell phone to coordinate meetings, solve an unexpected problem, decide which restaurant to eat at, look up the score of a sporting event, check traffic, call help in an emergency situation or find information to help settle an argument? These activities make you a “just-in-time”...
Study: Our Smartphones Are Turning Us Into “Real-Time Information Seekers And Problem Solvers”

Ahead of Galaxy S3 launch, Samsung still trails behind iPhone in UK

www.guardian.co.uk
Despite rapid adoption of the Samsung Galaxy SII, Comscore figures show Samsung is second most popular smartphone maker in the UKSamsung's Galaxy S3 is due to be launched in the UK on Thursday evening, the followup to its enormously successful S2 smartphone which helped it reach the top spot in...
Ahead of Galaxy S3 launch, Samsung still trails behind iPhone in UK
Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets

Lifecrowd Adds Former Google Offers Product Manager as Co-Founder and Head of Product

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Lifecrowd has recruited Silicon Valley veteran, Jacquie Phillips, a former Product Manager of Google Offers, to join the Los Angeles startup as a co-founder and its new Head of Product. The five-month-old Lifecrowd, which only one week ago launched its Social Activity Marketplace into public beta, aims to connect its users,...
Lifecrowd Adds Former Google Offers Product Manager as Co-Founder and Head of Product

Instagram for Android tops 1m in 24 hours, 2,000 per minute

www.electronista.com
The launch of Instagram for Android triggered rapid adoption closer to iOS levels, both its stats and Google confirmed less than a day later. The app's listing (Google Play) already showed between one million to five million downloads in under 24 hours. With the iOS user base at 30 million,...
Instagram for Android tops 1m in 24 hours, 2,000 per minute

86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

www.geekwire.com
Here’s the situation: You’re at a restaurant and a friend asks a question about the name of actor who plays Roger Sterling in the TV show Mad Men. Or, you’re at a pub and want to know the updates in the Mariners’ game. Or you’re heading home from the soccer...
86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

An advanced guide to using Instagram to build your brand

www.geekwire.com
It’s the pictures, stupid. That’s basically what the people at Facebook will tell you when it comes to the most important part of the social network. The Facebook community uploads 250 million photos a day. And 70 percent of all activities on the site revolve around pictures. And it’s that core...
An advanced guide to using Instagram to build your brand

Marketers, here's why mobile pay-per-click ads are your best buy

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As smartphone technology comes ever closer to equaling that of the personal computer, many of the tried and true marketing techniques of the Digital Era are transitioning to those miniature devices. Mobile search is the latest frontier to be pushed by app developers and web designers. Mobile search is expected...
Marketers, here's why mobile pay-per-click ads are your best buy

Four Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress

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Editor’s note: Jim Payne is CEO of mobile ad startup MoPub. Previously, n he was on the product team at Google, where he managed the Google Maps Premier product line and started Google’s real-time search initiatives. Follow him on Twitter @JimPayne. Whether you’re a “mobile first” publisher, app developer or...
Four Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress

Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

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(twitter.com) The latest edutech startup to see a cash infusion from eager investors: Schoology, which has raised $6 million in a round led by FirstMark Capital. Founded in 2009, the company--currently clocking in at one million users--peddles a collaborative learning platform available in a free version for teachers and a...
Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

Mobile web traffic spikes 35% in a year, underlines the smartphone revolution

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According to a report by Chitika, mobile web traffic has risen as much as 35% since July 2011. The data analytics company found that mobile traffic represented an average of 10.55% of total web traffic during the last week of February 2012, which shows a growth of 34.44% when compared to the earlier report....
Mobile web traffic spikes 35% in a year, underlines the smartphone revolution
Kindle Fire ignites Android tablet market, overtakes Google in U.S.
Tablets are (slowly) taking over for paper books and magazines, Gartner finds

Government Moves Toward Cloud Computing 'Perfect Storm'

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Amid mounting budget pressures and a maturing set of technologies, the federal government is poised for the rapid adoption of cloud computing services over the next several years....
Government Moves Toward Cloud Computing 'Perfect Storm'

Starbucks chief geek leaves for new role at Best Buy

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Stephen Gillett. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey Stephen Gillett has stepped down as executive vice president of digital ventures and chief information officer of Starbucks to take on a new role leading digital efforts for Best Buy. Effective March 14th, the highly-regarded 36-year-old executive will serve as executive vice president and president...
Starbucks chief geek leaves for new role at Best Buy

Three-stream Wi-Fi hits the mark

www.computerworld.com
The rapid adoption of 802.11n has become a significant milestone in the history of wireless LANs. The MIMO-based technologies used in most 802.11n systems provide enough throughput, reliability, and rate vs. range performance to effectively remove the last major barriers to the broad adoption of WLANs in the enterprise....
Three-stream Wi-Fi hits the mark

Peek a boo! As it abandons U.S. devices, Peek raising $15M for Asian expansion (exclusive)

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The aspirational Android Gadget blogs pounced on Peek yesterday when the company announced it was killing of service for its devices running on T-Mobile. What they missed was a $15 million fund raise from Peek, confirmed by chief executive Amol Sarva to VentureBeat, as it expands its business aggressively in...
Peek a boo! As it abandons U.S. devices, Peek raising $15M for Asian expansion (exclusive)

Russia hits afterburners on stealth tech

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The world of aviation is moving towards the rapid adoption of stealth technology, whether for drones, bombers, or fighter aircraft. read more...
Russia hits afterburners on stealth tech

New Facebook Privacy Controls Arrive on Wednesday

mashable.com
On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised simplified privacy settings “in coming weeks.” It now looks like that timetable has been bumped up, with an executive at the social network revealing at an event in New York that new features will launch tomorrow.As to what those features might look...
New Facebook Privacy Controls Arrive on Wednesday

When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

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Facebook's future home for big data Dealing with the terabytes of data generated by users online and serving up relationships tied to that data quickly are forcing web-scale sites like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook to investigate a variety of home-built, open sourced and hardware solutions, and reject as many closed-source...
When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

Only 50% Of Twitter Messages Are In English, Study Says

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Paris-based Semiocast, which helps brands understand and interact with real-time Web services, has performed a semantic and quantitative study of Twitter based on an analysis of 2.8 million tweets. Turns out roughly half the tweets posted on the micro-sharing service are in English, even though the company is based in...
Only 50% Of Twitter Messages Are In English, Study Says

CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release

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Shared by Bud So, the super proprietary, closed iPad platform is leading to more rapid adoption of an emerging open standard. I think H.264 has won the html5 video codec fight. CBS.com is apparently adding itself to the line up of big-name media properties scrambling to get their websites ready...
CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release

Commercializing Big Data

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With the web and cloud computing generating new data sources and consumption patterns, a fresh crop of software solutions and companies have emerged to tackle big data. And while there’s been rapid adoption of big data tools on the part of large web properties, the business models around building, delivering...
Commercializing Big Data

Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

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What follows is the unedited version of my latest post at AllThingsDigital… The Altimeter Group is no stranger to disruption. The incredibly savvy and influential team lead by Charlene Li are redefining the role and purpose of industry analysts by placing research into action – essentially bringing trends from...
Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

Public Sector 4/5ths of the Way to Total Server Virtualization

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Ever since human beings landed on the moon, the state of technology in government appeared to be on a downward slope. Never mind that it was really the U.S. Government that facilitated the original Internet; in public sector offices, the state of computing started lagging behind the private sector ever...
Public Sector 4/5ths of the Way to Total Server Virtualization

A Note to Twitter Developers: Alas, It Was Ever So: Now, Add Value, Post Haste

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Several moves by Twitter in the past week have Twitter developers understandably nervous about their future. Many of them have labored for months, if not years, to create applications on top of the open Twitter ecosystem, and they've created a lot of value in doing so. They have "filled holes"...
A Note to Twitter Developers: Alas, It Was Ever So: Now, Add Value, Post Haste

Peek killing off US email and Twitter devices after 'lifelong service'

www.engadget.com
There's an old saying that eternal love lasts for two years. Apparently, that also applies to Peek's bare bones email and Twitter devices, which launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively. We've received emails from users anxious that their handsets -- all running on T-Mo's network -- stopped working on...
Peek killing off US email and Twitter devices after 'lifelong service'
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