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2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? At the end of each year, SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, and within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs Versus AJAX o Ruby on Rails o PHP o Facebook Competitors Tim Bray Director of Web Technologies Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the Univers... (more)

Intershop to Present a New Level of E-commerce at Webwinkel Vakdagen

Presentation of De Bijenkorf case study on 23 January, Keynote A Intershop on booth S35 with partners Javelin Group, Heiler and FACT-Finder Utrecht, The Netherlands, 22 January 2013 - Partners Javelin Group, Heiler and FACT-Finder will join Intershop on booth S35 in Halls 3 and 4 at this year's Webwinkel Vakdagen, which takes place from 23-24 January at Jaarbeurs Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands. Visitors to the booth will be invited to see how Intershop 7 helps put the customer right at the center of multi-channel commerce, and how its more than 1,500 features take e-commerce to a new level where interactions across every touch point are seamlessly integrated. To explain how Intershop 7 benefits its users in practice, Intershop client De Bijenkorf will discuss how it has implemented Intershop's latest e-commerce platform across its successful online channels. In his ... (more)

Talia And Newtec Power GSM And Mobile Payments Network For Somalia

New Satellite Communications Backbone Infrastructure for Somalia 3G Operator MOGADISHU, Somalia and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 12 March 2013 Talia and Newtec are pleased to announce the provision of a new satellite communications backbone infrastructure for AGSM.MOBI, a Mobile operator in Somalia. Based on Newtec's FlexACM® technology, the network will enable reliable mobile voice, data, and payment services throughout Somalia. Somalia is a country in the midst of rapid economic and social change. With a population of more than 10 million, mobile connections have risen dramatically in the past two years to exceed 3 million connections and are expected to reach more than 5 million by 2015. "The communications infrastructure for mobile calling, payments, and data services have to be rock-solid," said Abdullahi Abdi Hussein, President and CEO, ASGSM.MOBI. "Talia have extensi... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 5, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! The more highly developed markets in Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, have positioned themselves well to generally exploit mobile data and broadband wireless opportunities and lead the rest of the region into the next generations of mobile applications.  The Asia Mobile Data and Wirel... (more)

Facebook teaches you exploratory data analysis with R

Facebook is a company that deals with a lot of data — more than 500 terabytes a day — and R is widely used at Facebook to visualize and analyze that data. Applications of R at Facebook include user behaviour, content trends, human resources and even graphics for the IPO prospectus. Now, four R users at Facebook (Moira Burke, Chris Saden, Dean Eckles and Solomon Messing) share their experiences using R at Facebook in a new Udacity on-line course, Exploratory Data Analysis.   As the name suggests, this online course uses R (via RStudio) and the ggplot2 package to provide an introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis. The R Basics chapter gives a general overview of R: installing, starting, getting help, and language basics. Then the course covers visualizing data sets of one, two and multiple variables. There's even an introduction to predictive modeling at the end of ... (more)

comScore Media Metrix Releases Top 50 Web Rankings for January

RESTON, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly analysis of U.S. consumer activity at top online properties for January 2008 from the comScore Media Metrix service. The month saw increased visits to tax, politics, career, real estate and travel-related sites. "The new year represents a time for Americans to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year, whether it's searching for a new job, a new residence, or preparing for tax season," said Jack Flanagan, executive vice president of comScore Media Metrix. "There was also a huge surge in activity at political content sites as the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries kicked off with the Iowa caucuses in early January." Tax Preparation Causes Category to Surge The official beginning of tax season sent Americans onlin... (more)

Reed's, Inc. Engages Partnership Capital Growth Advisors to Explore Strategic Partnership and Investment Opportunities

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/21/09 -- Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that it has engaged San Francisco-based Partnership Capital Growth Advisors (PCGA) to introduce the company to potential strategic partners within the beverage space. PCGA has completed transactions for Sambazon, New Leaf Paper, Adina, Mona Vie, Mrs. Greens, Planet Organic and others, with a focus on healthy, active and sustainable living brands. "Partnership Capital Growth is ideally suited to assist Reed's with identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships and investment to help bring the company to the next level," commented Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's, Inc. "I have first-hand knowledge of PCGA's expertise in this space and I am confident that they can introduce Reed's to companies that wil... (more)

$6.2 Million Raised By iMemories In Series B Funding Led By Capital Southwest

iMemories, the premier Web destination for digitizing, storing and sharing personal videos and photos in any format, today announced it received $6.2 million in Series B funding led by venture capital firm Capital Southwest. This brings iMemories’ total outside financing to $11 million. Bill Ashbaugh, senior vice president with Capital Southwest, will assume a seat on the company’s board of directors chaired by former chairman and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery Doug Ducey. The funding will further solidify iMemories’ leadership position in the emerging market of social entertainment – online video and photo sharing for families, inclusive of both analog and digital media formats. The market is experiencing exponential growth as consumers seek more ways to preserve, store and share their personal videos and photos safely and conveniently with their “social graph” that i... (more)

CheapOair and Woman's World Summer Getaway Contest Winners Announced

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 09/16/09 -- CheapOair has declared Donna Clark of East Machias, ME and Christine Pfohl of Wilmington, NC, the winners of the CheapOair and Woman's World Magazine's summer getaway contest. During the months of July and August, individuals were invited to enter The CheapOair Woman's World giveaway for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate courtesy of CheapOair. The two winners were chosen at random on August 23, 2009. Each month, CheapOair hosts contests, giving away free travel to the lucky winners. Most recently, CheapOair has teamed up with beauty brand, Purple Lab in their nationwide Kiss and Tell contest. The winner and a guest will receive a trip to New York City in November 2009. For the latest contest news, visit CheapOair or follow them on Twitter, Friend them on Facebook and/or read the CheapOair Travel Blog. About CheapOair... (more)

Fotoglif Expands Royalty-Free Online Image Site With Easy Upload for Photographers, Addition of Stock Photo Catalog

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Fotoglif, www.Fotoglif.com, today announced new features for its royalty-free online image service and licensing platform, which provides timely, professional-quality photos for use by bloggers, social media fans and other Web authors. Photographers can now add their own images to Fotoglif by using the new image upload feature. They can post photo albums or single images directly to the service for free, creating the opportunity to earn licensing fees from their images. Fotoglif is also announcing the addition of a creative stock photography section to its site. The new collection starts with some 500,000 creative images from several participating collections. Thanks to a revised user gallery page, contributing photographers can now use their own personal pages to promote their work for license. Fotoglif publishers are able ... (more)