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ePayments Week: Financial Times bets on its web app - Financial Times goes all-in on its web app, Flickr puts up fences, and daily deal fatigue sets in.

ePayments Week: Financial Times bets on its web app - Financial Times goes all-in on its web app, Flickr puts up fences, and daily deal fatigue sets in.
By David Sims
September 1, 2011

The Financial Times says subscriber data trumps Apple's reach, Flickr introduces geofencing to keep things private, and the cracks in the daily deal world start to show.

Intellectual property gone mad - Sweeping patent changes aren't likely, but small solutions may curb patent trolls.

Intellectual property gone mad - Sweeping patent changes aren't likely, but small solutions may curb patent trolls.
By Mike Loukides
July 18, 2011

Patent trolling could undermine app ecosystems, but who can mount a legitimate challenge? Here's four potential solutions.

Four short links: 8 July 2011 - DIY Bio Hardware, App Store Numbers, Open Hardware Repository, and Science Startups

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2011

OpenPCR Shipping -- A PCR machine is basically a copy machine for DNA. It is essential for most work with DNA, things like exposing fraud at a sushi restaurant, diagnosing diseases including HIV and H1N1, or exploring your own genome. The guy who discovered the PCR process earned a Nobel Prize in 1993, and OpenPCR is now the first...

Four short links: 17 June 2011 - Gamification Critique, BitCoin Trojan, App Store Abandonment, and SSD Rant

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2011

Don't Play Games With Me -- slides from an excellent talk about games and gamification. (via Andy Baio) All Your Bitcoins Are Ours (Symantec) -- a trojan in the wild that targets the wallet.dat file and transfers your bitcoins out. If you use Bitcoins, you have the option to encrypt your wallet and we recommend that you choose a...

10 ways to botch a mobile app - Give your mobile app a better shot at success by avoiding these common mistakes.

10 ways to botch a mobile app - Give your mobile app a better shot at success by avoiding these common mistakes.
By Ken Yarmosh
May 31, 2011

With the aim of injecting reason and business know-how into the app development process, "App Savvy" author Ken Yarmosh outlines the top 10 reasons why apps often falter or fail.

Four short links: 25 May 2011 - DoD Open Source Report, Kinect Javascript, Open Core, and Anti-App Store

By Nat Torkington
May 25, 2011

OTD Lessons Learned v1 (PDF) -- Dept of Defense report on use of open technologies. Advocates against forking open source projects, and provides specific guidance for groups looking to use OSS so they can navigate the military's producement policies and procedures in a way that'll deliver the best chance of success for the project. Imagine if only the manufacturer...

Developer Week in Review - Amazon buys itself a lawsuit, a setting Sun.com, and the new name in databases

Developer Week in Review - Amazon buys itself a lawsuit, a setting Sun.com, and the new name in databases
By James Turner
March 23, 2011

What's in a name? For Amazon's new Appstore, it was a lawsuit. For Oracle's sun.com domain, big money. And would MySQL by any other name smell as sweet?

Developer Week in Review - App Store policy makes developers see red, Ubuntu may have a black heart, and a look at the blue content in git commits.

Developer Week in Review - App Store policy makes developers see red, Ubuntu may have a black heart, and a look at the blue content in git commits.
By James Turner
February 23, 2011

Coming up on the Week in Review: Revolt of the App Store developers, Ubuntu's innocence lost, and a report we swear you'll like.

Developer Week in Review - Tomcat purrs, Amazon dictates, and HTML5 brands

Developer Week in Review - Tomcat purrs, Amazon dictates, and HTML5 brands
By James Turner
January 19, 2011

In this edition of Developer Week in Review: there's a new Tomcat in town; Amazon sets app prices; and HTML5 may be a work in progress, but now it's got a logo.

Four short links: 9 November 2010 - A Prototyping HowTo, Decolumning PDFs, Real World Social Networks, and App Search

By Nat Torkington
November 9, 2010

How to Prototype and Influence People (Aza Raskin) -- I'm fascinated lately by prototypes, mockups, tangible artifacts, and other design tools for conveying the essence and promise of something without having to build it all. This talk nails it. paper2ebook -- Utility to re-structure research papers published in US Letter or A4 format PDF files to remove the 2...

Windows Phone apps are more expensive than iPhone apps - The mean app price for the Windows market is nearly two times higher than the App Store.

By Ben Lorica
November 5, 2010

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile now has about 1,400 apps spread across 16 categories. In this short post I'll provide some basic statistics and compare it with the grandaddy of app stores: the U.S. iTunes store.

Four short links: 21 October 2010 - MySQL as NoSQL, Handmade SLR, Mac App Store, and Datamining Privacy Workshop

By Nat Torkington
October 21, 2010

Using MysQL as NoSQL -- 750,000+ qps on a commodity MySQL/InnoDB 5.1 server from remote web clients. Making an SLR Camera from Scratch -- amazing piece of hardware devotion. (via hackaday.com) Mac App Store Guidelines -- Apple announce an app store for the Macintosh, similar to its app store for iPhones and iPads. "Mac App" no longer means generic...

Popular iPhone games stay highly-ranked only for a few weeks

By Ben Lorica
June 30, 2010

With 40,000+ Games to choose from, the list of Top 100 free and paid games are frequently scanned by iPhone gamers. In this short post, I'll share some basic statistics on popular games sold through the U.S. iTunes app store.

Four short links: 29 June 2010 - Literary Mashups, Hardware+App Store, Wikileaks Criticism, Online Style Guide

By Nat Torkington
June 29, 2010

The Diary of Samuel Pepys -- a remarkable mashup of historical information and literature in modern technology to make the Pepys diaries an experience rather than an object. It includes historical weather, glosses, maps, even an encyclopedia. (prompted by Jon Udell) The Tonido Plug Server -- one of many such wall-wart sized appliances. This caught my eye: CodeLathe, the...


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