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Following on from my previous post where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc ... (more)

New Statewide Poll Shows Voters Believe Technology Industry is at Core of California's Recovery

Research shows voters want policymakers to focus on Expanding technology and innovation SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CALinnovates.org, a new statewide technology coalition, launched today and released new statewide polling results that measured voter attitudes towards technology. Tulchin Research conducted the survey and found that, while voters expressed historic high pessimism toward the direction of California, voters had tremendous optimism and pride in California's role as a leader in technology and innovation. Californians believe this important sector of the economy presents a potential solution to the state's economic and fiscal challenges. Specifically the survey found: 80% believe that California is on the wrong track.79% are proud of California's history of being a leader in innovation; 89% in Silicon Valley.66% believe that policy... (more)

My Personal 2010 Predictions

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary table.  The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people. 99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Disdain For Developers Will Reach A Tipping Point ChromeOS Proves To Be Another Of Google’s Failures The Final Season Of Lost Will Not Be Seen Foundations For The Repeal Of Sarb-Ox The Venture Business, As We Know It, Is Dead Oil Trading Draws Legislative Scrutiny Windows Mobile 7 Will Impress ... (more)

Apple iPad Reminds Us How Brands Succeed by Transforming Experiences

iPad on Ulitzer To borrow a line from Scrooge, "I'm as giddy as a drunken man." With today's Apple iPad intro, it feels like Christmas. I was glued to Engadget's live blogfeed of the announcement. Apple is leveraging its iPhone technology in a new tablet format, adding bells and whistles like unlocked, no contract, and cheap 3G data plans, a keyboard dock and the iBookstore. But once again, as we've seen in the past with Apple, the whole is larger than the sum of the parts. In the tech industry we pay homage to "innovation" as the ultimate springboard for leadership positioning and killer differentiation. Who does it better than Apple? Lots of companies make products, but only a few reinvent how we learn, communicate and experience. Remember trying to use a pre-iPod Mp3 player? Mine was a Diamond Rio; frustrated and ticked off are two reactions that come to mind. ... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit Extended To June 22-23 By Popular Demand

iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) recently announced that due to popular demand it has extended its program to cover a second day. It will now run June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. In a Letter from the Tech Chair at the conference Website, the Tech Chair of the Conference, Ian Thain, writes: "With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009." View the New 2-Day Schedule (see Track 4) Here Register June 22-23 for "Expo Plus iPhone" for Just $200 From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July, notes Thain, Apple's App Store has over 35,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 1 billion. The event is being held June 22-23 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in conjunction w... (more)

Cisco Unveils Visual Collaboration Solutions in the Post-PC Era, Extending the Reach of TelePresence With New Mobile-to-Immersive Offerings

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- At the Enterprise Connect trade show, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today introduced new people-centric innovations aimed at making it easier for people to collaborate anywhere, anytime in the post-PC era. The innovations, ranging from new desktop and mobile Cisco Jabber™ collaboration applications to Cisco TelePresence® systems, make it easy for users to move from one collaboration solution to the next based on how they work and their immediate task at hand (for example, moving from instant messaging to voice to video with the click of a button). The new Jabber and TelePresence offerings, which include a new immersive TelePresence system with optimized collaboration capabilities, are completely integrated, giving customers more mobility options while also extending the reach of their telepresence investments. Cisco specifically ann... (more)

Apple and Emotional Discussions Around Adobe Flash Player

The recent announcement of iPad has ignited yet another wave of emotional discussions around the role of Flash Player in the evolution of mankind.  People easily take sides and everyone seems to know what’s right and what’s wrong.  Actually the word ‘’people” is too vague in this context, because vast majority of the population has no idea what Flash Player is, and they don’t have to know!  As long as they go to youtube and it plays videos people are happy and casually say, “Youtube is a great site!”   On the same note, I have no idea how my car operates. Back in my school days, I’ve learned that some stuff burns inside the engine producing another powerful stuff that make the wheels spin.  Do I need to know more? Absolutely not. I lease cars and change them every three years.  Once a year I visit those 10-min oil change shops, and people open up the hood and do s... (more)

Could Apple Enter the Cloud Computing Market?

This is total speculation, but I believe it would be very possible for Apple to enter the cloud computing space. A recent article in the Charlotte Observer (found via a mac rumors article) is claiming they are offering Apple a huge tax break to set up a billion dollar server farm in North Carolina. Apple has an interesting competitive advantage here. They have loads of cash in reserve ($29 billion) and manufacture hardware, OS  and software. They have already proven their ability to scale services (iTunes). I would find it ridiculous if Apple has not at least talked about it internally. Analysts are already touting cloud computing as the future of computing – and Apple is usually a leader in computing trends. Now, here’s where I think things would get really interesting. Apple buys Adobe. Adobe has an incredible multi-platform strategy in its Flash and Open Screen p... (more)

iPhone Office: 100 Ways to Turn Your Device into the Ultimate Productivity Tool

Internet Services Deals Blog The iPhone is a fun little gadget and great for staying connected, but did you realize that it has incredible potential as a productivity tool? That’s right, the iPhone has the power to supercharge everything from your e-mail to your parking space. Read on to see how it can be done. Organization Use your iPhone as a handy personal planner. Create to do lists in your notes: Use your iPhone’s note app as a simple to do list. Whiteboard capture: Your iPhone’s camera works well enough to capture most whiteboards, so you can save notes and share them with others. Getting tasks done!: Create projects, share tasks, and even get motivational phrases from this app. Use motivational wallpaper: Put David Allen’s GTD system on your iPhone with these wallpapers. 30Boxes: Use this calendar to share your schedule with friends, family, and colleagues. Ph... (more)

Oracle + Sun Will Be Like the iPhone: Larry Ellison

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told Reuters in an e-mail interview that then got put in a filing and shipped to the SEC that, despite all the armchair speculation, he's keeping Sun's hardware business. Not only that but he's going to pour money into Sun's Sparc chip. He's going to keep Sun's flagging hardware because it will make Oracle like the iPhone. Larry explains: "While most hardware businesses are low-margin, companies like Apple and Cisco enjoy very high-margins because they do a good job of designing their hardware and software to work together. If a company designs both hardware and software, it can build much better systems than if they only design the software. That's why Apple's iPhone is so much better than Microsoft phones." Larry continues: "Once we own Sun we're going to increase the investment in Sparc. We think designing our own chips is very, very import... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)