Preview: Michael Miller's Forward Thinking from PCMag.com
Michael Miller's Forward Thinking from PCMag.com
The latest insight and analysis from Michael Miller at PCMag.com
Demo Fall Shows Products Aimed at Small Business
A number of the more interesting products at the Demo Fall show were aimed at small businesses—a refreshing change from most I’ve seen lately, which are intended for consumers or large enterprises. These products try to offer small businesses the features only large businesses had had until now.
New Tools For Managing Online Marketing at Demo Fall
At this week’s Demo Fall 2011 conference I noticed an emerging trend: new ways for marketing managers to understand their online sales and marketing, especially on social sites. Most notably, products from Socialbakers and Bringshare looked like interesting and useful tools for marketers.
Intel Focuses on Many-Core Computing: Not Just for Ninjas
At his keynote at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this morning, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discussed the move to many-core computing. The shift is important not only for high-performance computing (HPC), but also for many standard tasks as well.
Aurasma, WeVideo, Zazu Mornings Top Demo Fall 2011 Consumer Products
It’s hard to pick a favorite consumer product from this year’s Demo Fall conference. My wish list includes: Aurasma’s augmented reality platform; the WeVideo cloud-based video editing solution Zazu Mornings, an information app to wake you in the morning; Ologic’s AMP, a combination personal robot and boom box; and LUMOback, which promises to improve your posture and the health of your back.
Build: More Details On Building Windows 8 Metro Apps
At the Microsoft Build conference yesterday afternoon, the company presented three “Big Picture” sessions, all designed to give developers an overview of creating new “Metro-style” applications for Windows 8.
Build: Developing for Windows 8
At Microsoft’s Build conference this morning, the second part of the keynote (following a discussion on the “experience” but prior to the platform and cloud sections) dealt with what developers wanted to hear most: how to create applications for the new Metro UI and how existing applications can be adapted to work in the new environment.