August 2012 Archives
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
In the past, content creators on YouTube couldn't make money from traffic coming in through tablets or smartphones. Today the Google-owned video site announced that it will offer ads in videos viewed through mobile devices. This is great news not only for YouTube-based businesses, but for YouTube as a company.
How 3 Big Enterprises Are Building Their Own Internal iPad Apps
The heavy influx of iPads into large enterprise organizations is posing new kinds of challenges for IT departments, particiularly around developing and distributing corporate apps. At the annual Gartner Catalyst conference this week in San Diego, top companies like Genentech, Eli Lily and Northern Trust Bank shared some of the secrets behind…
DOJ Seizes Indie Android Stores for Alleged Piracy
Android app makers face difficulties that iPhone developers do not. It is harder to make money from Android apps than iOS apps, for instance. One of the (several) reasons is the ease with which pirates can copy and sell Android apps outside the purview of Google Play. The United States Department of Justice took notice this week and seized three…
Video: Watch Cosmonauts Toss A 20-Pound Satellite Overboard
Russian cosmonauts tossed a 20-pound spherical satellite overboard on Monday. Scientists will track the 21-inch target to test techniques for monitoring junk objects in orbit. The treacherous cloud of space junk threatens to take out the satellites that drive GPS, broadcast, remote imaging, and other functions. Canadian satellite watcher…
I Want My Hover Bike! Inventor Makes Real-Life Star Wars Tech
Footage of a hover bike test flight surfaced on the Internet this week and quickly sent sci-fi nerds and techies on a heavy Star Wars nostalgia trip. The video is enthralling not only because it's a futurist’s wet dream. The vehicle's user-friendly design could usher in an era of low-altitude flight as a form of daily, personal transportation.