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As a speaker at the upcoming AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, June 22-23, in New York City, I just received an email from Lindsay over at SYS-CON Events, that I can invite three guests with full conference passes to attend the two-day iPhone Developer Summit. She just informed me about the coupon code "iPhonespeakerguestexpo"  (case sensitive) that I can use to invite three guests with. I am not planning to bring anyone with me from Sydney, Australia, so here it is for you to take advantage of. The registration page can be found here. If you have any registration problems, you can contact Susan at 201 802 3020 or by email events (at) sys-con.com. See you in New York City on Monday! --Yeshim ... (more)

Appcelerator Releases New Preview Of Open Source Developer Platform Titanium, Adds Bells And Whistles

This morning, Mountain View-based startup Appcelerator is taking the wraps off its second Preview Release for Titanium, an open-source developer platform meant to compete with Adobe AIR and the likes for building rich internet, mobile and desktop applications. Titanium PR2 comes with a number of new features that are worth taking a look at, like an extensible Module API and built-in support for Linux and a wide range of programming languages like Python, Ruby and JavaScript in addition to C++. More technical details are outlined on the company blog Appcelerant. The new release of the open developer platform, licensed under Apache Public License (version 2), can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OSX or Linux here. The release also includes a nifty tool dubbed Titanium Developer which groups a number of social media and communication services like Twitter, FriendFeed and... (more)

EDP enlist Foehn to make the right call on business communication

~New telephone systems estimated to save EDP £17,000~ London, England - 25 January 2012: Managed communications provider, Foehn is working with EDP PLC, a supplier of advanced technology software solutions, to simplify and improve its communications network. Foehn's installation of SIP trunks and the open source telephony toolkit, Asterisk, is estimated to save EDP £17,000 a year. EDP initially selected Foehn to reduce its telecoms costs and systems complexity of communicating between its four major operating sites including Sheffield, Warrington, East Grinstead and its data centre in Milton Keynes, as well as help them upgrade to a better quality system. EDP were keen to replace VoIP phone systems and eight-channel ISDN30 lines at each site, which were costing a significant amount each month. "Rental of our ISDN lines alone had spiralled to £17,000 a year and althou... (more)

[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

Anil Dash is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk, titled “The Web We Lost.” He begins by pointing out that the title of his talk implies a commonality that at least once was. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Anil puts up an icon that is a symbol of privately-owned public spaces in New York City. Businesses create them in order to be allowed to build buildings taller than the zoning requirements allow. These are sorta kinda like parks but are not. E.g., Occupy isn’t in Zuccotti Park any more because the space is a POC, not a park. “We need to understand the distinction” between the space we think are public and the ones that are privately own... (more)

What We Learned in Decision 2012

Now the election in US is over. What differs the most from the last presidential election in 2008 is the impacts of new technologies such as blogs and social media. Interestingly, Nate Silver made a surprisingly accurate prediction of the election results in his famous FiveThirtyEight blog. His near-perfect forecast solidifies the relevance and significance of big data solutions. In my opinion, 4 key factors are the critical enablers to unlock the value of big data: Modeling, Algorithm, Statistics, and Semantics (MASS). Modeling: First and foremost, a comprehensive model must be established to represent, capture, and ingest a large amount of data in a combination of structured, unstructured, or semi-structured formats. The nature of the data elements is largely a deciding factor for the selection of an appropriate data store. Aspects like enthusiasm, momentum, and p... (more)

2014 GraphConnect Conference to be held in San Francisco

On October 22 the one and only Graph database conference will be held in San Francisco. A large number of individual graphists and Global 2000 corporate presence is expected. If you are interested you can submit a paper now. Follow this link: http://www.graphconnect.com/ This is also a comprehensive learning event if you want to get into Graph databases. Made for social networking and more, Neo4J is one of the top graph databases. Review here: http://www.toolsjournal.com/integrations-articles/item/2278-5-open-source-graph-databases You can download a Neo4J manual in PDF and read about the various related information regarding the languages (to develop) that you use to work with Neo4J and the large number of companies that have gotten on to graph databases and in particular Neo4j. Read this interesting article on Graph Databases: http://www.neotechnology.com/50-shades-grap... (more)

ITA Software Demonstrates Commitment to Lisp with Support for the International Lisp Conference 2009

ITA Software, Inc., the leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry, today announced its support for the International Lisp Conference 2009. The event will take place March 22-25 at the Stata Center on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. and feature tutorials, presentations and panel sessions reflecting on Lisp accomplishments to date, and discussions on what the next 50 years hold for the programming language. ITA Software is one of the largest software employers in Massachusetts, and attracts top talent from the local computer science community. Lisp is a programming language typically associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects and is used by ITA Software in conjunction with C++, Java, Perl, Python and other programming languages to power its large-scale airline IT systems. ITA Software has one of the world’s greatest concentrations ... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of EntertaiNet Copy, Thursday, July 30, 2009

Following is a summary of entertainment news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists at http://media.prnewswire.com. UKTH002 07/30/2009 02:09 r f Euro-Disney (MARNE-LA-VALLEE) Euro Disney S.C.A. Reports Revenues for the Nine Months Ended June 30, 2009 SF54224 07/30/2009 03:01 r f WA-MicrosoftCorpSurve (REDMOND) MSN Survey Reveals Respondents Want Jon and Kate to 'Keep the Drama Coming!' UKTH004 07/30/2009 03:33 r f British-Sky-Broadcast (LONDON) BSkyB Full Year Results 2009 - Interviews With CEO and CFO LA53861 07/30/2009 05:00 r f NY-Bravado-Partners (NEW YORK and LONDON) Bravado Partners With the Rolling Stones NY54210 07/30/2009 06:00 r f NY-LegacyRcrding-45s (NEW YORK) Legacy Recordings Adds New Line of Digital 45s to Summer Digital Release Schedule HKTH008 07/30/2009 06:20 r f G... (more)

OpenID Foundation and Information Card Foundation Publish Vision for Open Government Through Open Identity Technologies

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) and Information Card Foundation (ICF) announced today they’ve published a white paper outlining their approach to open trust frameworks for certification under the U.S. General Services Administration’s Trust Framework Adoption Process (TFAP). Open trust frameworks provide a way for citizens to easily and safely engage with government websites; a key step in making open government a reality. "Open trust frameworks are the way to bridge open identity technologies like OpenID and Information Cards with the trust requirements of large communities such as the U.S. federal government," said Drummond Reed, executive director of the ICF. "They are a practical solution to enabling government agency websites and applications to accept identities from non-governmental identity providers. This reduces friction and lowers costs while at the same time... (more)

The Open Group Announces Formation of Cloud Work Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the formation of The Open Group Cloud Work Group. Based on the work that The Open Group and its members have done over the last year related to end-user requirements for cloud computing and the vendor lock-in issue, the Group is being established to ensure the effective and secure use of cloud computing within enterprise architectures, based on open standards. The Open Group Cloud Work Group prioritizes collaboration on standard models and frameworks, aimed at enterprises looking to benefit from cloud products and services. The Open Group Cloud Work Group was created to develop a common understanding between buyers and suppliers of how enterprises, regardless of si... (more)

Azul Systems bringt Java™-Rechenanwendungen auf die Windows-Plattform

Azul Systems, der preisgekrönte führende Anbieter von Enterprise-Serveranwendungen für geschäftskritische Java™-Anwendungen, kündigte heute die sofortige Verfügbarkeit von Azul Systems Java Virtual Machine 2.5 (AVM 2.5), der branchenweit einzigen virtualisierten JVM™, an. Die Veröffentlichung von AVM 2.5 umfasst diverse neue Funktionen, wie die Unterstützung der Windows-Plattform, verbesserte Diagnosewerkzeuge und Profiling-Funktionalität sowie erhöhte Leistungskapazitäten. „AVM 2.5 erweitert unseren Zugriff auf geschäftskritische Java-Anwendungen auf der Windows-Plattform, was sowohl für den Enterprise-Markt als auch für den Markt für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen wichtig ist“, sagte Scott Sellers, Präsident und CEO von Azul Systems. „Mit unserem laufenden Support für J2SE™ 1.4, 5.0 und Java SE 6 sind wir in der Lage, die branchenweit beste Java-Plattform für ei... (more)

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