It wouldn't happen here - would it??
Thanks to SearchEngineLand for this piece of Friday news:
Woman follows Google Maps "Walking" directions.....Sues
Techcrunch reports that Rummble, has raised $800k of VC funding. The London based LBS startup uses "Trust Networks" to personally rate things dependent upon the rating of other people with similar tastes.
Thanks to Claudio Schapsis for this great, ever expanding, list of Location Based Social Networks
The iPad is finally available in the UK. I want to see what happens when someone who never uses a computer, gets one.
Is this a game-changing moment in user-interactivity?
or, is just the next next step in technology push hype?
My personal view is that the iPad is closer to the first than the second, in contrast to 3D TV - which I feel is closer to tech driven hype being used as a marketing tool.
Speech made by David Willetts at the University of Birmingham - 20 May 2010. Press Release and transcript from NDS.
So, The Guardian has launched an Open API, with some constraints: Guardian Open Platform
At the same time, what could be seen by some as a paywall for some content: Guardian Extra
Is this a way of driving revenue to non-news related activites?
Canada has created an open forum for discussion on the development of its Digital Economy. Digital Economy Consultation
It will be interesting to follow their progress and to contrast the results with the UK approach.
Bill Thompson from the BBC introduces the initiative to help older people access the internet and use a computer. With over 1,500 events in libraries, drop-in centres, schools and other easy-to-access venues.
Also see the Silver Surfers’ Day homepage.
"The Naked Scientists" interview Chaz Dixon (E.A.D.S. Astrium), Colin Lee (Garmin), Prof. Todd Humphreys (University of Texas), Chopo Ma (NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre).
Podcast homepage. for links to audio and transcripts.
Thanks to @jaggeree for the pointer to this guide to prototyping. It can refer to making almost anything.
Techfluff.tv meet Andrew Scott, CEO and founder of location-based social recommendation service Rummble. Video
Thanks to The Next Web for the link.
To see how well it works.
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