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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Everything is Viral -- Even the Things That Aren’t (Infectious Greed)

Everything is Viral -- Even the Things That Aren’t (Infectious Greed): "

With virality continuing to be all the rage, whether it’s swine flu, happiness, or Internet services, it’s worth considering whether many things that seem viral actually are. Here is a 2008 BMJ paper on the subject that deserves wider attention: Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysis Results Significant network effects were observed in...

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"I have visited Paul`s site and any site called Infectious Greed is alright by me as is the word viral, statistics or gathering information {I know that is 2 words but you get my drift. You get many people out their in the web gathering information 24 hours a day to analyse, compute and work out what you want to buy, sell or who or what you are all about well even with all this information we still cannot cure the common cold or stop people falling over for no reason. So maybe more faith and less statistics, or is that trust a hard won and even harder earned so that you can call me friend.

Got time visit Paul`s site and debate or discuss comments or just comment on this good or bad it is only going to be a statistic in someones computer by tomorrow.

Regards, Ian

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United States Natural Gas Performance Is A Complete Disaster (The Business Insider)

United States Natural Gas Performance Is A Complete Disaster (The Business Insider): "

Disciplined Investor conveniently charts the latest performance for both United States Natural Gas (UNG), and the Natural Gas Futures many use it as a proxy for. We previously discussed how contango (higher prices for longer-dated futures contracts) is destroying this fund's value as it rolls from a lower-priced maturing contract into the next longer-term higher priced contract. The fact that...

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SAC Sells 90% Of Its Stake In Bank of America (The Business Insider)

SAC Sells 90% Of Its Stake In Bank of America (The Business Insider): "

SAC Capital Advisors dropped a few big names from its portfolio last quarter, though it increased its reported stock holdings by $2.3 billion to over $10 billion. The hedge fund sold 7 million shares of Bank of America, which was 90% of its stake in the bank. It also sold all of its stake in Occidental, and some of its Apple holdings. The fund chose to invest instead in over 300 new companies,...

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Calling all WebOS Developers: Tell us about your Apps!

Calling all WebOS Developers: Tell us about your Apps!: "

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In early December, Palm is set to launch its App Catalog to showcase third-party applications for its WebOS devices (the Pre and recently-launched Pixie). Whilst the App Catalog may be later to the party compared with Apple's all-conquering App Store, we're on the lookout for the latest and greatest WebOS applications for your Pre and Pixie handsets.



So, if you're a WebOS developer working on an application, we want to hear from you! To get in touch with us about your apps, simply drop us a note via our Tips form -- or send press releases to the address listed on our About page.

Calling all WebOS Developers: Tell us about your Apps! originally appeared on Download Squad on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Monday, 16 November 2009

Patty said: Old news. *NONE* of the Droid adds are being directed at the iphone anymore. Verizon quickly st

Patty said: Old news.

*NONE* of the Droid adds are being directed at the iphone anymore. Verizon quickly st
: "Patty said:


Old news.



*NONE* of the Droid adds are being directed at the iphone anymore. Verizon quickly stopped attacking the iphone. All their ads now ONLY target AT&T.



I wonder what would cause the change? Maybe Verizon wants to stay on good terms with Apple? Maybe Verizon's own CEO said even *HE* likes the iphone and wants a Verizon version.




on the entry Droid Becomes Fastest-Selling Android Phone to Date?"

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Friday, 13 November 2009

John Sternal said: These are all fantastic - especially Hootsuite. I'll take a closer look at the others and will proba

John Sternal said: These are all fantastic - especially Hootsuite. I'll take a closer look at the others and will proba: "John Sternal said:


These are all fantastic - especially Hootsuite. I'll take a closer look at the others and will probably pass on to my small business audience.



John Sternal

@sternalpr




on the entry Sponsor Post: 10 Killer Tools for Small-Business Success"

JOHN STERNAL LOOKS AT 10 KILLER TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ? MY FAVOURITE TWITTER TOOL/APP IS HOOTSUITE LET ME KNOW YOUR AND SPREAD THE WORD? IAN [G]

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atomic1fire said: I think this is where native client plays in, Let it handle all the real data (along with the OS, wh

atomic1fire said: I think this is where native client plays in,
Let it handle all the real data (along with the OS, wh
: "atomic1fire said:


I think this is where native client plays in,

Let it handle all the real data (along with the OS, which will probably do a lot too) while chrome does the web stuff,

it might also allow google to offer its chrome OS apps, if it has any, on other computers, to allow people to better carry their data.




on the entry Google Chrome OS Browser to Mimic Windows Explorer?"

ATOMIC1FIRE SAYS THAT GOOGLE OS SHOULD HANDLE REAL DATA, WHAT DO YOU THINK ? G

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Allen said: Most of the time I see slow page loads it comes down to poorly written Javascript and/or abuse of th

Allen said: Most of the time I see slow page loads it comes down to poorly written Javascript and/or abuse of th: "Allen said:


Most of the time I see slow page loads it comes down to poorly written Javascript and/or abuse of third party content pulled from ad-servers, stat collectors and the like. Neither of which this would appear to address.



I dont know what you can do about web designers who abuse javascript and third party widgets. It probably only helps where designers put to many source files on the same server. But good luck to them. I assume that they have put it into the IETF to see if it gains traction.




on the entry SPDY: Google Wants to Speed Up the Web With New Protocol"

ALLEN HAS A BEEF ABOUT POORLY WRITTEN JAVASCRIPT OR ABUSE OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT PULLED FROM AD-SERVERS,STAT COLLECTORS AND THE LIKE, WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF HIS COMMENTS OR DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN OPINION ? G

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Dave Pool said: Wow, and meanwhile all I really want from TweetDeck is to be able to move that notification box out

Dave Pool said: Wow, and meanwhile all I really want from TweetDeck is to be able to move that notification box out: "Dave Pool said:


Wow, and meanwhile all I really want from TweetDeck is to be able to move that notification box out of the upper right corner.




on the entry Twitter Data & the Future of TweetDeck"

THIS TIME DAVID POOL WANTS TO COMMENT ABOUT TWEETDECK AND HIS FEELINGS ABOUT THE MOVING THE NOTIFICATION BOX,WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF TWEETDECK OR ANY OTHER TWITTER GADGET AND DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE ON MASHABLE FOR THE BEST GADGETS AWARD AND GET IT TWEETED TO TWITTER. MORE SOON G

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David Fourer said: I tried out Chrome, but until the Linux version comes out, I can't use it for every day work. I rea

David Fourer said: I tried out Chrome, but until the Linux version comes out, I can't use it for every day work. I rea: "David Fourer said:


I tried out Chrome, but until the Linux version comes out, I can't use it for every day work. I read that Google was the principle funder of Mozilla Firefox development, but that Mozilla maintains it's independence. Since a browser is so central to computer use today, independence is reassuring.



Will there be reason enough for both browsers? Are we headed for a single browser product on all computers, possible an open source one? Isn't it interesting that a competitive free-enterprise marketplace has produced so many near-monopoly products in software?




on the entry 7 Apps We're Falling in Love With"

MORE FROM OUR " POST-BOX COMMENTS FEATURE " FROM DAVID FOURER ON CHROME AND APPS.? WANT TO COMMENT JOIN THE DISCUSSION AND ADD YOUR NOW. IAN [G]

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Rajesh G said: Good Work Google... Its good that someone is trying to make world(web) better. This will definitely

Rajesh G said: Good Work Google...
Its good that someone is trying to make world(web) better.
This will definitely
: "Rajesh G said:


Good Work Google...

Its good that someone is trying to make world(web) better.

This will definitely help to reduce the traffic on net. My question here is that is there any new enhancement in SPDY for mobile devices, as tomorrows web is highly dependent upon these small devices.




on the entry SPDY: Google Wants to Speed Up the Web With New Protocol"

THIS IS MY NEW COMMENTS POST-BOX FROM ACROSS THE WEB FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT FINANCE, BUSINESS OR PROPERTY. SO IF ANYONE READING THIS COMMENT FROM RAJESH G PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND ADD YOU COMMENT TO THIS BLOG TO BE PUBLISHED IN OUR " POST-BOX FEATURE "

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Cloud Computing in Plain English

Cloud Computing in Plain English: "

foot-man.gifAlmost three years ago, Lee and Sachi LeFever created their first video to explain RSS.



They called the video RSS in Plain English. They used paper cut outs to explain the XML format. It became an instant hit. Tens of thousands of people watched it. Today their company, Common Craft, make all sorts of custom videos. They've built a business around explaining concepts.



Their latest video explains cloud computing.


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'Cloud Computing in Plain English,' tells the story of a florist whose business grows. She learns about cloud computing and realizes that perhaps maybe she should not have to worry about fixing broken servers.



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Cloud computing is one of those topics that confuses and confounds people. Larry Ellison loves to poke at it. It's the hot topic so it is refreshing to see Lee once again explain the topic in simple terms that pretty much anyone can understand. It makes everyone's job a bit simpler.



Which takes us to the last point of the day. We get so many pitches from companies. The services are explained in terms that often need deciphering. What if more companies in the enterprise space spent more time explaining what they do? What if companies did something like what Common Craft did for Twitter or with Google to help explain Google Docs?





We covered indicee yesterday. Why? We think their product looks pretty valuable. But you know what set them apart? They made a great video. It was compelling to watch. It made us laugh. We started to think about what they do. Pretty soon we were writing about them!





Here's a challenge. Make a video about what your enterprise software does. Show us a page with all sorts of ways we can learn what you are all about. If it really does explain what you do then that will deserve some mention here. Just leave a comment pointing to where we can see what you've done and we'll get back to you. Promise.


Discuss



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THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO EXPLAIN THE SIMPLE USE OF CLOUD COMPUTING AS WITH HIS PREVIOUS ARTICLES, SO TAKE A LOOK. G

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Google Chrome OS Browser to Mimic Windows Explorer?

Google Chrome OS Browser to Mimic Windows Explorer?: "

When Google announced its plans for a new cloud-based operating system built around the Web browser, there was some concern about the OS' capabilities. Although a lot of our computing can now be done in the Web browser these days thanks to online applications and services, quite a few operations still need to take place on the hard drive - running iTunes, for example, or importing photos from a digital camera. How would a Web-based operating system handle these sorts of tasks? Based on what we knew of Google Chrome OS, it seemed like the OS just wouldn't be able to do them.



But a new discovery in the Google Chrome OS browser code base points to a 'mount library' that monitors devices inserted in the computer. Would Chrome OS be able to see your iPod? Your camera? And what would it do then?


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Chrome OS Code Reveals 'Mount Library'



Thanks to some serious sleuthing on the part of the DownloadSquad blog, a site that often scours through Chrome OS code to uncover hidden gems, we've learned that the new operating system will monitor for new devices attached to your system. As Sebastian Anthony points out in the blog post, the Chrome Web browser can already access your local file system (e.g. Windows users can just type C:\ in the address field to see a list of files), so this new feature would simply extend the browser's current functionality. Anthony then speculates that in Chrome OS you may be able to launch a new tab in the browser to see a real-time view of 'My Computer,' complete with attached devices and the files they contain. Or perhaps a new window would pop up showing you the drive you've just inserted into the netbook's USB slot.



That would certainly be an unusual trick for a Web browser to handle; navigating your local file system is a task usually left to file explorer programs like Windows Explorer and Mac OS' Finder. But because the interface for Chrome OS is the Web browser, it appears that the browser will have to step in and do the OS' job in this case.



If Chrome OS' Browser Can See Your Drives, What Could You Do With Your Files?



More importantly, what does this mean for the end user? If the browser can 'see' your attached devices and the files they contain, how would they then display them to you? If you plug in a USB flash drive containing spreadsheets and text documents, would Chrome OS launch Google Docs to display them? Or would it allow you to preview them in HTML, as is possible in Gmail? Or both?



And what about when you plug in a digital camera? Would Chrome OS prompt you to import your photos to Picasa? Your videos to YouTube?



If so, Chrome OS would overcome one of the perceived stumbling blocks of being a cloud-based operating system - the need for the computer's hard drive to act as the middleman when it comes to importing external content hosted on other drives and getting it posted to the Web.



Wait a Minute... Didn't We Already Decide This Was a Bad Idea?



As exciting as that sounds, a commenter on the blog post points out that a browser that acts like this could mean serious security issues for the new operating system. Would a malicious Web page be able to tap into this feature to wreak havoc on your system? We know that Google has said that security is one of the key aspects of the OS, but we also know that hackers are extremely crafty as well. No matter how good the security measures Google puts in place to limit this sort of access, nothing would provide 100% protection. And isn't this the same sort of functionality that Microsoft ditched in Internet Explorer years ago with the launch of IE7 due to these very same security concerns?



What do you think about this new feature? Is it a great feature for the Web browser or a security hole just waiting to be exploited? Let us know in the comments.


Discuss



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SPDY: Google Wants to Speed Up the Web With New Protocol

SPDY: Google Wants to Speed Up the Web With New Protocol: "

chromium_logo_small_nov09.jpgGoogle has just announced that it is working on a new protocol that will minimize latency and speed up the Web experience for users. SPDY (pronounced 'speedy') is not meant to replace HTTP, the protocol that allows Web servers and browsers to talk to each other today, but it does augment HTTP. The new protocol incorporates features like multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression. Google has already developed a prototype Web server and a version of Google Chrome with built-in SPDY support.


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Google claims that pages loaded 64% faster in lab tests in which the research team downloaded the top 25 websites. Now that the SPDY team has developed workable prototypes, Google decided to open up the process and is soliciting the 'active participation, feedback and assistance of the web community.'



spdy_chart_1.pngIn today's announcement, Google stresses that SPDY is not a replacement for HTTP. It uses HTTP methods and headers, but it overrides the parts of the protocol that manage connections and data transfer formats.



Google will soon release its open-source SPDY-enabled Web server. The source code for the SPDY-enabled version of Chrome can be found here.



Creating a Faster and More Secure Web



According to the SPDY white paper, the project's goals are to reduce page load times by 50%, minimize deployment complexity and avoid the need for website owners to make any changes to their sites to implement SPDY. Instead, all the hard work will happen in the client and the Web server.



The team also wants SPDY to allow many concurrent HTTP requests to run across one TCP session and to make SLL the standard transport protocol.



Google clearly has an interest in making the Web experience as fast and secure as possible for its users. One of the reasons Google released its own browser was to get every other browser developer to focus on speed again. SPDY is even more ambitious. With SPDY, Google wants to change one of the most fundamental protocols on the Internet.



According to Google, these are the basic improvement of SPDY over HTTP:




  • Multiplexed requests. There is no limit to the number of requests that can be issued concurrently over a single SPDY connection.  Because requests are interleaved on a single channel, the efficiency of TCP is much higher.


  • Prioritized requests. Clients can request certain resources to be delivered first.  This avoids the problem of congesting the network channel with non-critical resources when a high-priority request is pending.


  • Compressed headers.  Clients today send a significant amount of redundant data in the form of HTTP headers.  Because a single Web page may require 50 or 100 subrequests, this data is significant. Compressing the headers saves a significant amount of latency and bandwidth compared to HTTP.


Discuss



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