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Open Social – The Next Big Leap Forward?

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Marc Andreessen certainly thinks so. How can you fight a name like that? It is an API for building social networking containers and applications. From Marc’s Open Social: a new universe of social applications all over the web In a nutshell, Open Social is an open web API that can be supported by two kinds […]

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Code as Data

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An extension to the Google Site Map to allow your public code to be searched. This is a cool idea. It is taking the philosophy of distributed data one step further. In this case we are treating Code As Data for the purposes of Search. It is just a little innovation that makes it easy […]

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Links: Emerging Technologies and Innovation

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I enjoy reading about how technology enables innovative solutions. Here are a list of some interesting links E-textiles to Monitor Your Health  Virginia Tech (VT) researchers have been busy developing efficient e-textiles — electronic textiles and clothing with embedded wires and sensors — for six years now. Their computerized clothing can monitor your movements, sensing […]

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Innovation – The New Currency of Global Competition

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Google Alerts on Innovation brought a gem to my inbox today – The Innovation Game Notes from the article: Freedom to move, freedom to think, freedom  to create spurs innovation – from the article in economist “Creative people like to challenge constraints and authority – and very scared people are not very innovative” – from […]

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A Well Deserved Recognition

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Nice to hear about the Nobel peace prize for Al Gore. An Inconvenient Truth made me aware of things I never really thought about. A well deserved recognition in increasing our awareness and making us think different.  No wonder Al is on the front page of Apple I took a snapshot of it, in case […]

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Corporate Social Networks

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If you are a member of any type of social network, you probably understand the ease with which you can stay connected with friends and colleagues. In addition, you can discover new groups, communities and applications. This is exactly what is happening to me in Facebook. I see the applications they add, the communities they […]

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Solve the meta-problem

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I keep getting links to cool articles, blogs and essays. Sometimes I just mark them to read later. Some times I just dive in, sample them a bit. What excites me, may not excite you. But if you are in the software industry and share some of my interests, you may just want to take […]

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Importance of Startup Hubs

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From Paul Graham’s The Future of Web Startups: t might seem that if startups get cheap to start, it will mean the end of startup hubs like Silicon Valley. If all you need to start a startup is rent money, you should be able to do it anywhere. This is kind of true and kind […]