June 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 26th June 2012
Media outlets are billing the upcoming London Summer Olympic Games as "the first social media Olympics." That means athletes and coaches will be posting, tweeting, Facebooking and generally bringing fans closer to the action more than ever before. So why is the International Olympic Committee trying to censor participants?
7 Reasons Google Needs Its Own Steve Jobs
Tech folklore abounds with examples of Steve Jobs' monomaniacal focus on the user experience, including this tale on Jobs' obsession with the Apple calculator widget. Other tech companies, especially Apple archrival Google, could use some of Steve’s legendary attention to detail - as shown in these seven examples where the company’s focus seems…
Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All
When it comes to winnowing the Web down to what matters, Flipboard has led the charge - at least on the iPhone and iPad. The popular app, which curates social streams and Web content into a customized digital magazine, has remained an iOS exclusive until now. We spoke with Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll about the social magazine's hop onto…
Noteworthy Upcoming Big Data Conferences
Big Data has had its marquee conferences with Strata and Structure, but there are several newer venues that you might want to consider, including two conferences coming up in St. Louis. If you are just getting started, or even if you are an old hand, these are great places to learn more about this fast-growing technology.
Facebook Knows What You're Doing (Even If You Don't)
If you think a site that pulls your Facebook status updates and FourSquare check-ins to tell the world if you’re hungover, doing drugs or looking to get fired is unsettling, consider this: It’s fairly simplistic when compared to what social networks will one day be able to figure out based on what you choose to…