Posted in March 2013

Cloud DevOps – An App Developer’s New Best Friend

Cloud DevOps – An App Developer’s New Best Friend

As published on Technorati What is DevOps? The proliferation of mobile and web applications has had a dramatic impact on how applications are developed, the internal platforms that support that development, and the organizational teams involved. Today’s developers want real-time access to the latest computing and storage resources. At the same time, they need support … Continue reading »

Death of Entertainment.com and the Price of Falling Behind

Death of Entertainment.com and the Price of Falling Behind

Earlier this week, Entertainment Promotions closed its doors, laying off 667 employees, including 225 at its Troy, Michigan headquarters. The company is best known for that massive coupon book some of us buy from kids out fundraising for their school. The company had a 50-year history and earned itself a household name. This may not rival the Twinkie news, but … Continue reading »

Facebook Men Are Cheap. I’m Talking Ads, Not Dates

Facebook Men Are Cheap. I’m Talking Ads, Not Dates

As written for SocialMediaToday Facebook Advertising According to financial analysts Facebook Q4 revenue (including payments, fees) could reach $1.5 billion. Digital marketing technology company Kenshoo says that just over 20 percent (20.3 percent) of the company’s ad revenue is now coming from mobile. And as per eMarketer, almost four billion dollars in advertising budgets were spent on Facebook ads … Continue reading »

#BigData – They Just Call It “Data” in Texas

#BigData – They Just Call It “Data” in Texas

Originally published on Technorati Big Data Texas Style Geographically located somewhat half-way between San Francisco’s apps and New York’s publishers is a company that helps pull it all together. Austin, TX-based, Pervasive Software, is a middle-ware provider. What Wikipedia calls, “software glue.” It’s what allows clients to invoke services across multiple databases. I met with Mike Hoskins, … Continue reading »

SXSW – Is Brevity the New Big?

SXSW – Is Brevity the New Big?

Originally published on Technorati If SXSW this year is any indication, quick communication apps appear to be somewhat of a trend. The year that began with Twitter’s launch of Vine, may become the year of brevity. A time when communication became quicker, shorter, and more efficient. Company, TextReject, for example, takes the typing out of getting rid … Continue reading »