June 2012 Archives
Monday, 25th June 2012
We're running a series based on Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report mid-year, in which she listed 50+ industries that are being "reimagined" by social and mobile technologies. One of her slides was about the home improvement information industry, which up till recently revolved around broadcast media like magazines and TV. Meeker pointed to a…
What To Expect from the Google I/O Conference
Google's annual developer conference starts on Wednesday, and ReadWriteWeb will be there. This is the fifth year of Google I/O, and the news is sure to have serious implications for the online universe. We'll see new flagship devices, major updates to apps and services, and demonstrations of those crazy, impractical technologies Google has been…
Cloud computing brings service providers new opportunities to improve their own operations while generating revenue from cloud services. Like most enterprises, service providers are looking to increase business agility, efficiency and speed while reducing costs. With the right approach to cloud technology, service providers can use their move to…
Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors (Finally)
In a post on its newsroom blog, Facebook just announced that it has named long-time COO Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors. Sandberg will be the eighth member of the board and its first female member to date. But what took so long?
Why You Won't Be Watching the U.S. Supreme Court's Healthcare Deliberations on YouTube
Chief Justice John Roberts swept onto the U.S. Supreme Court as a camera-ready jurist with an air of modernity. But there’s one area where he has shown little willingness to adapt to the information age: allowing cameras that would let the public watch real time what happens inside the country’s highest court.