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"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary. Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of the Android phone. Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying. Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (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)

Twitter, Cloud Computing, and Steve Jobs

An unapologetically random reprise of yesterday's Twitterstream in and among the executives, commentators, and other stakeholders in the Cloud Computing ecosystem...please let me know via @jg21 about more good ones I may have missed. Krishnan Subramanian - Industry Analyst covering Cloud Computing & Open Source @krishnan Sad end to the day apple.com/stevejobs/ #rip #loss4techworld Alex Williams - Editor at SiliconAngle @alexwilliams Forget about Ellison and @Benioff spats. Steve Jobs is dead. Jobs: Once a tech king - now a tech God. Rich Wolski - Co-Founder & CTO. Eucalyptus Systems @richwolski Damn. Steve Jobs has passed. I'm glad to have been alive during his time. Ben Kepes - Tech analyst, commentator and evangelist @benkepes Fuck... Steve Jobs. We all salute you Wade Roush - Chief correspondent, Xconomy @wroush Deeply, deeply saddened by the news of Steve Jobs' deat... (more)

Can You Fire a Team?

iPad on Ulitzer Yesterday, I finished my dinner in a French restaurant with traditional crème brulee. This time I've also ordered a small glass of Sauternes wine. Then we went to our friend's house to follow it with some good old port.   But no matter what software developers drink or eat in February 2010, one way or the other the conversation will slide into a No-Flash-Player-on-iPad discussion. Apple pretends that they will never allow Flash Player on Steve's OS (SOS), because it's buggy.  Adobe's CTO, Kevin Lynch, states that Apple doesn't cooperate. Jobs Has a Few Words for Google & Adobe After the third round, I made a statement that when the dust settles, everyone will thank Steve Jobs for forcing Adobe to make Flash Player better and faster, which is a win-win situation for all application developers. My drinking buddy responded that Adobe has a tiny group of ha... (more)

HP to Take On iPad

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo Sometime this year the slate HP demo'd at the Consumer Electronics Show is going to go into competition with Apple's newfangled iPad. HP is kinda ticked that Apple is stealing its thunder. It's been working on the dingus for five years and says it could have put it out two years ago but it would have cost $1,500. Now it's got a cheap Atom processor, touch-aware Windows 7 and the idea that iPad is too limited. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! What people want, HP CTO Phil McKinney says, is a whole multimedia-capable widget so, unlike iPad, the slate will have Adobe's Apple-scorned Flash as well as AIR so Flash can run outside the browser. It'll also be able to run multiple applications at the same time, another thing iPad can't do. The New York Times figures the HP device will have a lot shorter batte... (more)

First-Day iPad Sales Top 300,000

Apple says it had sold upwards of 300,000 of its newfangled $499-$699 Wi-Fi-only iPads by Saturday midnight, the widget’s first day out, around half what some people thought but on par with the iPhone. The number includes pre-orders and the Wall Street Journal says the stores didn’t sell out. The new iPad owners, reportedly mostly the Apple faithful who already own Macs and iPods, immediately downloaded a million+ applications and some 250,000-odd eBooks (Apple now has a 60,000-strong eBook store called iBooks of course). Financial analysts reckon Apple, which has just set a series of all-time highs on the stock market with even better days forecast, could move about five million of the things by this time next year. iSupply is “conservatively” thinking 7.1 million; Forrester three million. Steve Jobs claims the dingus is a “game changer” with implications for p... (more)

People Buy Tablets Because They Simply Like Them

When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone? I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?) Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being way off the mark Sarah Rotman said… …consumer product strategists, even those not in direct competition with Apple, should pay attention to the iPad, because it’s defying common assumptions about consumer technology adoption… To the best of my knowledge the most optimistic prediction about iPad sales was off by a factor of 2 to 3. Here are two more articles – iPad Sales to Hit 7 Million in 2010 and Triple by 2012 and Apple’s ‘risky’ iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year. People even made fun of Steve Jobs – remember the picture of iBoard and iMat? Well … that was early 2010 … around the ti... (more)

Book Review: Learning iPad Programming Second Edition

As I started to read this book my plan was to skim through the first 6 chapters and then really dig in starting with chapter 7 App Design. I figured with a year of iOS programming under my belt the first few chapters would just be regurgitating a bunch of stuff I already knew. To some degree I was correct, but I did not count on the book's awesome layout and the authors' great writing style to keep pulling me into the chapter's topics, making this a much longer read than I had planned on. By the time I reached chapter 4 I had given up on skimming, since I wasn't really skimming anyway. I took 4 books on a weeklong dive trip, and found myself still reading this book when the plane bringing us home landed. The book is massive, it covers a ton of topics, and it covers them in depth. The book is broken down into three parts. Part I Getting Started includes seven introduct... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 20, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Portsmouth Regional Hospital has partnered with iTriage, one of the top health and fitness resources on the market, to help consumers make better health care decisions. iTriage gives consumers the knowledge to answer common medical questions and the power to take charge of their health. Developed by doctors, iTriage combines health information with GPS and mapping to help consumers find care whether at home or on the road.  Read Original Content Sixty-seven percent of Healthcare CIOS in th... (more)

TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more!

TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more! Gartner: How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects* Customer experience initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, increasingly demanded by C-level executives and board directors. Customer experience is viewed as a long-term strategic differentiator for businesses, and if organizations are going to be serious about it, they need to reprioritize future IT project investments. In this report, Gartner provides recommendations to organizations wishing to better support these customer experience initiatives. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can reprioritize IT projects to make time for customer experience initiatives. Featured Arti... (more)

Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics

I love receiving gifts in the form of new insights!  It doesn't matter if others received the same gift years ago and I am just getting it now.  If it is new to me, I get excited.  It is like waking up in the morning and discovering a new room in your house.  I read an article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times this weekend titled, "And Now for a Bit of Good News."  The subject of the article was the new "sharing economy," think Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, etc.  In the article, Friedman calls Airbnb a "Trust Platform."  To me, this weekend, this term was a gift.  He is so right. I have used Airbnb many times when traveling with my family, and to date have been very pleased with our experiences.  Often the transactions are sizeable as I am reserving a home in a desirable location for a week.  I am engaging in a transaction of some size with a person I don't know, in a ho... (more)