SmogFarm: Clearing the Air Inside the Cloud

29 07 2012

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Big Data, Social Networks and the Cloud, so much talk about the cloud these days, it seems like everything is moving towards it. But how can you make sense of it all? What can you learn from all of these? James Crane-Baker of SmogFarm is here to discuss with us, how their company is using these three trends to pluck out some really interesting data, data you wouldn’t think possible to get from computers. Data that’s human in nature, where computers and psychology intersect.

A retired equity trader, James Crane-Baker is the founder of the recently acquired redeparede.com and co-founder of SmogFarm, a new technology that processes millions of tweets per day, and produces near real-time assessments of values for 12 emotions at a given hour or day of the week using Natural Language Processing methods.

Week In Review Links

  1. New Apps Help New Yorkers Navigate the Rental Scene
  2. NYU Poly Given $2 Million Dollar Grant to Develop 5G Network
  3. Cuomo Expands Film & TV Tax Credits
  4. Google’s Nexus Q is already sold out
  5. Dragon PC software now lets your voice control Gmail and Hotmail




Summer Olympic Games Technology

22 07 2012

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The Summer Olympic Games are upon us, and this year, its surrounded by Technology and Social Graphs. With more ways to experience the games via the internet, how to we get a hold of it all? What problems are we going to face? Our guest this week, Sunil Marolia, has the answers.London 2012

Sunil Marolia is currently the vice president of product management for Smith Micro Software in charge of product strategy and roadmap for their wireless and mobility products. Prior to Smith Micro, Sunil lead the product management and marketing functions at Hewlett-Packard in their Mobility Solutions Group. He also held the position of vice president of product marketing and pre-sales at Bitfone Corporation, where he pioneered in the market definition and technology strategy for over-the-air (OTA) device management solutions, including firmware update and remote diagnostics.

Week In Review Links

  1. NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits
  2. Tablets Expedite Efficiencies for Government Agencies
  3. Metro-North announces mobile ticketing pilot program
  4. Chinese Web Users Hit 538 Million
  5. McDonald’s: Digital specs prompt privacy fears




User Experience: What’s it all about and why does it matter?

15 07 2012

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So what is User Experience, and why is it becoming so important now? Join us as we discuss the evolution over the past 18 years in the field and the many different careers one can have in user experience – Interaction design, graphic design, information architecture, web accessibility, etc.English: Sketch for Twitter. See also the auth...

Cory has been involved in user experience since 1994. He owns Lebsontech LLC, a company focused in user experience research/evaluation and training, is the President of the DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association and is on the Board of Directors of UXPA-International. Cory can be found on Twitter @corylebson.

Week In Review Links

  1. NY Museums Add Mobile Apps To Enhance Visits
  2. Tablets Expedite Efficiencies for Government Agencies
  3. Metro-North announces mobile ticketing pilot program
  4. Chinese Web Users Hit 538 Million
  5. McDonald’s: Digital specs prompt privacy fears




Intellectual Property Patent Law

8 07 2012

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What happens when a company innovates a new way of doing something? Something that’s intangible, maybe its a process or a software feat? With tangible things like engines, toasters and refrigerators, you can patent your thing, to protect yourself while you work on selling it, thus giving an incentive for people to want to innovate. Well the same is true for software as well, but does it really help innovation? Or does it stifle it? With us this week is Justin Petruzzelli to discuss the pros and cons of IP law.Official seal of the USPTO

Mr. Petruzzelli represents major companies, both domestic and international. He also is a Board member of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association in Rochester, NY and is a delegate to the State Intellectual Property Offic

e of the People’s Republic of China/U.S. Bar Liaison Council. Mr. Petruzzelli is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Week In Review Links

  1. Loosecubes Connects Freelancers with Desk Space
  2. Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: Solid, but Not Revolutionary
  3. Windows 8 upgrade prices dropped by Microsoft
  4. Morgan Stanley to Expand Access to Social Media
  5. Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership




Scratching the Surface

1 07 2012

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Microsoft has recently revealed their tablet answer to Apple’s dominate iPad, named the Surface. Based on the new Metro UI, and equipped with some slick touch keyboard covers, some believe this is a product that can compete strongly in the mobile market. One of those people is Russ Colburn.microsoft-surface

Russ Colburn is the owner of Colburn Consulting, Inc. located in Southern California. He’s been in IT since 1986, developing BBS platforms – the precursors to the Internet we know today. His company specializes in small and mid-size businesses, handling hardware, software and websites for enterprises specializing in e-commerce and healthcare. He’s been a Microsoft Partner for 6 years and has been developing Microsoft solutions for 13 years.

Week In Review Links

  1. The NY Times Comes to Flipboard
  2. New MTA Campaign Warns About Gadget Theft
  3. Free WiFi Comes to NY Subways
  4. Google provides peek at Internet-connected glasses, begins selling them to US programmers
  5. Study finds more iOS users view ads than on Android