May 2010 Archives
Monday, 24th May 2010
IBM is buying Sterling Commerce for $1.4 billion. It is IBM's largest acquisition since purchasing Cognos in 2007 for $922 million. The acquisition of the AT&T company is intended to complement IBM's middleware portfolio and help customers develop more intelligent business networks. Gartner believes the acquisition is a complement to IBM's…
Zuckerberg Speaks! New Privacy Settings Coming to Facebook (But no Rollbacks)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg penned a public statement about Facebook privacy issues and what's being done about that issue by way of an article published in today's Washington Post. In the brief, carefully crafted mea culpa, Zuckerberg addresses the ongoing privacy backlash the site is now facing: "We just missed the mark," he wrote, referring…
Sunday, 23rd May 2010
Sensor & RFID Apps of the Future, Part 2: Buildings & Environment
In Part 1 of this series on mobile applications of the future, we looked at apps for food and supply chains, retail, and social networking. In Part 2, we check out ideas and early prototypes for mobile apps that literally interact with the world around you: buildings, objects and the environment. The ideas in this post come from a session at the…
Facebook CEO: "I know we've made a bunch of mistakes"
According to an email from the Facebook CEO earlier today, Facebook is planning some changes to their much-debated privacy policies. Mark Zuckerberg told blogger Robert Scoble, "We're going to be ready to start talking about some of the new things we've built this week."