IT departments are increasingly required to deliver services out to the mobile Web, but in circumstances under which they have no control or even certainty over the types of devices being used by staff and customers to view content.
Stories by Andrew Birmingham
As Facebook's stock price crashes, not everyone's crying. Some people are in fact just too damn busy counting their blessings, and their giant bags of money to notice.
Companies are increasingly exploiting corporate social networks with the ultimate payoff being increased sales from the provision of faster and better information for customers.
All kinds of companies have been getting themselves into all sorts of trouble responding to the marketing challenge posed by social media.
News that Apple is considering buying its way back into the social media game with a strategic investment in Twitter has got the wires hopping over the weekend.
Facebook’s first result since its IPO has generally met the expectations of analysts, who previously the social network could conveniently ignore. In the current climate, meeting expectations counts as a win, particularly for Facebook which has been rightly slammed for the conduct of its float.
Australians pay too much for software and the industry is lying through its teeth to try and protect this most profitable grift.
The pivot is the most popular move in Silicon Valley today. Normally, it's a suggestion that start-ups, or even relatively adolescent outfits need to be able to switch directions on a tack. It's not necessarily an idea that gets attached too comfortably to larger incumbents. Apple is the notable exception.
Sometimes you can't see the forest for the forest. Groupon stock closed on Friday at $7.79. It's the first time it has ended a session below $7.90 and that is a significant benchmark in a way that's either depressing or amusing depending on your sense of irony.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which raised so much sound and fury last year, is missing a few limbs, and it’s not as obvious as before. But as [[xref: http://goo.gl/T9l8x |<i>Techcrunch</i>|]] pointed out, this “Zombie SOPA” is still intent upon visiting a fairly aggressive anti-piracy regime upon the world.
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have all carved out very powerful positions for themselves in the social networking space, so it was inevitable that eventually they would start to bump up hard against each other.
How long has it been since Wintel was synonymous with control and unchallengeable with orthodoxy? For the Angry Birds generation, it’s just a Wikipedia definition, or a check box in a job ad. Go on, Google it, if you can handle the irony. For many of us, though, it was a way of life — like food queues for an East German.
Sometimes I just love Rupert Murdoch. Not evil Rupert, whose minions hacked the mobile phone of a murdered school girl. Not wilfully blind Rupert, whose underlings are accused of corrupting police and public officials as his company spread its malevolent influence throughout the British Establishment.
Microsoft has confirmed an otherwise very poorly held secret — it really has bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, rumors of which we flagged in last week’s Grok.
The advent of the iPod proved a game changer for design and for product interaction, according to Steve Baty, principle of Meld studios and president of the Interactive Design association.