Frames and the Personal Cloud

Forrester's Frank Gillett recently published a new report on the growth of tablets titled "Tablets will rule the future Personal Computing Landscape" Of specific interest to me was Frank's view on how tablets and a new form of personal computer they call "frames" will interact with the personal cloud. "We predict a new form of […]

Personal Media Memory Map

Kristina Loring at Frog Design does a nice job summarizing day 1 of PopTech 2011. What caught my eye was the Personal Media Memory Map developed by the New York Time’s R&D Lab. The app takes your basic personal info and creates a personalized map of media relevant to your lifetime by aggregating and curating articles, pictures, […]

Floating Identification

  "Getting rid of phone numbers means that we can just connect with someone by a unique ID. And that ID should be able to float on top of various networks, applications & services and protocols." Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital (image: Floating Numbers)

Rhomobile – Open Source Mobile App Framework

I've been thinking about the opportunity and challenge of developing for the Mobile Enterprise.   If the future state of enterprise apps includes being device agnostic, then the current model of developing mobile enterprise apps for Windows, or iPhone, or Blackberry, or Symbian, or Android needs to change.  Rhomobile seems to be a step in the right […]

Apperian brings iPhone to the Enterprise

“Number one is helping companies leverage their existing technology investments in smartphones more effectively, by mobilizing workforces and bringing applications to handheld devices; and number two, and more compelling and exciting, is helping large companies really extend their brands and provide transformative, next-generation, point-of-service applications to customers." Chuck Goldman, CEO, Apperian (source: Xconomy)

Nuance acquires Zi for $35M

From Xconomy  Burlington, MA-based Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), after a series of unsuccessful offers begun last summer, has finally convinced the board of the Canadian firm Zi (NASDAQ:ZICA) to accept Nuance’s $35 million buyout offer. Under the terms of the deal, shareholders of Zi, which competes with Nuance in the market for text messaging software, will get […]