July 2010 Archives
Monday, 26th July 2010
Last week we wrote about Google's long term strategy to win over enterprise customers. But MarketWatch reported Friday on a short-term setback for Google enterprise ambitions: the company missed the deadline to deploy Google Apps to Los Angeles municipal employees. The delay revolves around security, that ever-present cloud computing concern. In…
Developers: Where Are Your Voice Network Apps?
The interactive voice response (IVR) app was notably absent from the agenda at ReadWriteWeb's Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California. This is part of a larger trend: In the race toward capitalizing on the smartphone boom, application developers are focused on creating apps for smartphones, but very little attention is being given to creating…
What is Google Punch? A New Google Docs Format
A Google staff member posted a video on YouTube demonstrating a particular Google Spreadsheet function today, but when she selected a file format to launch - there was a new option on the drop down menu. Called Punch, the video made no mention of the file type and we've been unable to find any mention of it elsewhere. Internally, at least, it…
Facebook Gives Out Free Facebook Credits to Grease the System
Facebook has continued ramping up its Facebook Credits by taking a tried and true approach - giving some users a little taste to get them wanting more. Facebook has been randomly giving users anywhere from 10 to 25 free Facebook Credits over recent weeks, a move the company hinted at during its f8 developer conference in April.
Ed-Tech Startup LearnBoost Takes Aim at Legacy Software Systems
Education technology has long been dominated by large, enterprise players - Blackboard, Follett Software and Pearson, for example - but as school budgets are slashed and as educators become more tech-savvy, many schools are looking for new tech solutions (and free tech solutions) for classroom instruction and administration.