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February 3, 2014
Recently, Glenn Martin wrote an article describing how robotics in moving out of the factory and into the house. And while Glenn restricted himself mainly to the type of robots that pop into your head when someone says the word …
December 16, 2013
As the end of December approaches, it’s time to take a look at the year that was. In a lot of ways, 2013 was a status quo year for mobile, with nothing earthshaking to report, just a steady progression of …
December 9, 2013
I spend a lot of time on this blog focused on the very short term issues regarding mobile. Is Apple better than Android. Will Blackberry survive? What’s the best strategy in Candy Crush? But sometimes you need to pull up to …
April 29, 2013
Apps have to get bigger and more ambitious. A key question for the developer community is how do you create big, integrated, multi-functional, configurable apps for the mobile enterprise? Curiously, Facebook is providing some answers by not using HTML5 and …
December 20, 2012
Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. Predicting the 2013 commerce space As 2012 wraps up, industry executives are looking ahead to what 2013 might bring. In a report at eCommerceBytes, executives …By Mac Slocum
July 13, 2012
An MIT study that aggregated and examined a continuous stream of smartphone data has evolved into an open source toolkit. In this interview, study leader Dr. Nadav Aharony discusses his "social MRI" project and its potential applications.
March 15, 2012
PayPal introduces its own credit card reader, AmEx asks you to tweet it out, and Asymco visualizes the smartphone market. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)By James Turner
September 29, 2011
Samsung agrees to pay Microsoft royalties for Android use. Elsewhere, Oracle keeps the SPARC line alive, and the hackability of voting machines is exposed.By Mark Sigal
August 25, 2011
Apple, under Steve Jobs, has always had an unrelenting zeal to bring the consumer — and humanity — back to the center of the ring. Here, Mark Sigal argues that it's this pursuit of humanity that may actually be Jobs' greatest innovation.
August 18, 2011
Flurry says gamers are more likely to buy goods they use than ones that last. Also, Safaricom sells buckets of $80 Android phones in Kenya, and some thoughts on what makes a good app.
August 11, 2011
A survey by Ogilvy & Mather shows consumers trust Visa, MasterCard & American Express the most, but PayPal beats out Google and Apple. Also, PayPal researches online game payments, and a quick look at smart phone platform market share.
July 20, 2011
As a part of an ongoing series looking at mobile disruption, Tyler Bell offers his take on how smartphones can be harnessed individually and collectively.By Dale Dougherty
June 29, 2011
(Green Onion News Network) The Harper Valley School Board recently adopted a policy that allows students to use their cell phones to search for answers on state-mandated standardized tests.By Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.
April 20, 2011
Cloud computing could reduce asset management costs by allowing more employees to use their own equipment in the workplace.
February 24, 2011
A variation on the monitoring technology that allows educators to safely use computers in the classroom is also available for cell phones. But there's a hitch: phone manufacturers and chip suppliers will need to create phones that are kid-safe and school-ready.By Nat Torkington
October 6, 2010
“Poetic” Statistical Machine Translation: Rhyme and Meter (PDF) -- Google Research paper on how to machine translate text into poetry. This is the best paper I've read in a long time: clever premise, straightforward implementation, and magnificent results. There's a very workable translation of Oscar Wilde's "Ballad of Reading Gaol" into a different meter, which you'll know isn't easy...By James Turner
July 9, 2010
The most amusing thing about the iPhone 4 antenna debacle is that it's the first time the tech press has talked about sweaty palms, and it wasn't in reference to porn.By James Turner
June 21, 2010
Yes, I know, Ice Age kinda did this joke first, but not quite the same way....By Mirza Hatipovic
March 11, 2010
Ribbit has been around for a while and beside Lee Brimelow's great introduction tutorial on gotoandlearn.com, I did some experimenting in order to achieve results needed for my application. Because I live in Bosnia and Herzegowina, it was a bit...A. Russell Jones
February 15, 2010
Microsoft provided an extensive preview of its upcoming replacement for the aging Windows Mobile platform at the Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, Spain today--and by most accounts, they've come up with a big winner.
The Watering Hole - What the Dickens? - Is assimilation into the collective covered in the new healthcare reform?By James Turner
December 22, 2009
Things are looking dire for Gwen indeed, or are they?By James Turner
December 17, 2009
In which Gwen demonstrates that to defeat your enemy, you need to know their weaknessesBy James Turner
December 15, 2009
Gwen has obviously learned some body building techniques from Barry Bonds.By James Turner
December 9, 2009
In a distant post-apocalyptic future, an aged Ruby relates how the battle between AT&T and Verizon led to our downfall...By James Turner
June 9, 2009
Dear Apple and AT&T, By this point, we of the early adopter/loyal customer community have come to expect, nay to cherish, the abuse that you rain down upon our heads. What other alliance of companies would take the bold step...Dale Rankine
February 18, 2009
Funny how the perception of mobile can change almost overnight. In a flurry of announcements from Adobe in the lead up to the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the worlds of RIA and mobile were placed on a collision...By James Turner
October 27, 2008
Have you ever put your iPhone (or other phone) near a clock radio or answering machine, and heard a loud staccato buzzing? If so, you're not alone. Reports of iPhones making consumer electronics buzz and click are common, but why does it happen? We talked to a couple of RF experts to learn what's going wrong, and what you can do about it.
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