Barnes and Noble: Not Losing (quickly) is Everything

Aug 19, 2009 | Tech News

Barnes and Noble: Not Losing (quickly) is Everything

photographs courtesy Philip Greenspun Barnes and Noble, the physical book store chain, is the master of the Just-Enough competitive response.  Back in the dotcom years, when Amazon exploded into the scene and threatened to take over the book retail business, B&N put together its first online web site to stem… Read More 

bing is the sound of your cash rebate

Aug 19, 2009 | Mobile & Web

bing is the sound of your cash rebate

Bing Shopping, previously known as Live Search Shopping, and before that MSN Shopping, had launched a cash back rebate program back in mid-2008, and yet very few people heard about it.  The terms are pretty generous: you searched for the product via bing/live/msn shopping, and if you purchased the goods… Read More 

Who does the web think you are?

Aug 19, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Who does the web think you are?

Whilst I was at Microsoft Live Labs I pitched a concept to create a badge that could be posted to your facebook, myspace page or blog that would constantly monitor your activity on your machine as well as across blogs, facebook, twitter, and other social services and provide a ‘badge’… Read More 

Tweet your Screen with screenr

Aug 18, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Tweet your Screen with screenr

  If telling your friends about a cool new website or showing Mum how to get her wi-fi working is a little hard to achieve via mail or a blog you might want to consider screenr. At it’s heart, screenr allows you to record up to 5 minutes of whatever… Read More 

Swebapps – Geocities of the iPhone?

Aug 18, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Swebapps – Geocities of the iPhone?

Sweb Apps How To Video from magaly Chocano on Vimeo.   Swebapps fills a smart niche in the mobile app arena that we’ve seen previously in the early days of the web. While building a mobile application for the iPhone, Android or Windows Mobile platforms is relatively straightforward it requires… Read More 

booyah society

Aug 18, 2009 | Mobile & Web

booyah society

First thing first:  I absolutely hate the animated Booyah character.  It reminds me of everything terrible about Clippy, the animated Office Assistant. But that aside, the Booyah Society is an interesting experiment.  Booyah is basically a life stream iPhone application that allows you to post twitter-like notes to your friends…. Read More 

feedly, great potential not fully realized

Jul 24, 2009 | Mobile & Web

feedly, great potential not fully realized

Now I know RSS is old news, what with links sharing over twitter taking over the buzz-a-sphere. But long-form blogging is as relevant today as ever, and RSS subscription is still the sure fire way to drink from the information firehose. But there is still the problem that given all… Read More 

twitter at an inflection point

Jul 24, 2009 | Mobile & Web

twitter at an inflection point

from The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien/NBC If there were any remaining doubt, the iranian election and michael jackson’s death closed the book on whether twitter’s mainstream moment has arrived. Conan O’Brien has a recurring skit about Twitter, and even Letterman and Kevin Spacey has gotten into it. It won’t… Read More 

Record your life with Twitter

Jul 23, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Record your life with Twitter

A little while ago I wrote about one of my favorite yearly productions, ‘The Feltron’ report by Nicholas Felton. Essentially a meticulous record of his year that he creates a beautiful visualization and shares with the world. His site Daytum allows you to do catalog your life in a similar… Read More 

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