I’ve wanted to write out my thoughts on the new announcements that Facebook made at their F8 conference; specifically the Open Graph API and how this will affect everyone involved with the platform. I’ve been waiting to write this…
With all of the recent discussion about civil charges being brought by the SEC against Goldman Sachs, I got into a discussion with some friends about innovation, it’s development and its misuse by people who either don’t understand the technology they are using, know and do not care about the risks involved, or knowingly behave unethically in an effort to leverage short-term gains.
Who wouldn’t want to walk into a mall and be fought over by department stores with discounts, right on their phone? Anyone in the U.S. under the age of 25 is unlikely to ever clip coupon form a newspaper– but they are highly likely to use digital coupons that are readily available on an LBS that they are a member of. With enough imagination, it becomes possible for these services to do for brick-and-mortar locations what Google has done for e-Commerce sites.
Google recently announced new features and improvements to their Google Docs suite. Some of the new features are great, but their biggest improvement for me is the ability to upload and store documents in any format.
I’ve been trying to identify a trend I’ve seen this week in my RSS feeds, told through the story of Apple changing rules on iPhone application analytics (Venture Beat), the much-discussed HTML5 vs. Adobe battle (I like this Scobleizer read which discusses it) and Twitter developing 3rd party applications for mobile applications and acquiring Tweetie (I downloaded the Twitter application for Blackberry yesterday and it’s excellent). It seems that the biggest innovators in technology are integrating and consolidating their channels