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The Imminent Rise of Social Cloud Computing

Image courtesy of Daniel Iversen Cloud computing is the distribution of services like information storage and processing as if they were utilities, rather like electricity sold over a power grid. The idea is that people use and pay for only as much as they need. But one problem with this model is trust. How can users […]

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MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours!

MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours! blog.makezine.com12/28/11 I wonder what will happen when the maker movement starts to threaten some established corporate interests. Makers trying to commercialize a product can’t afford to defend themselves against even the most trivial corporate …

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Build, Unite, Multiply! – A History of the Hackerspace Movement, Circa 2008

hackerspaces | flux | Hackerspaces – The Beginning (the book) This book documents where the Hacker Space movement was in December of 2008 when most 2011?s Hacker Spaces were still in their infancy. Noisebridge founder Mitch Altman interviewed at CCC Camp, in 2007 about Europe’s second-wave hackerspaces. The resulting wave of hundreds of hackerspaces has swept the world. [Via Adafruit] […]

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The Maker Movement – The New Industrial Revolution

Web innovation is being applied to the “real world” It is easy to laugh at the idea that hobbyists will change the world. But the original industrial revolution grew out of piecework done at home, and look what became of the personal computers of the 1970s. The tools we have to go after a problem are […]

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The Rise of Raspberry Pi

Chris Swan has two solid predictions for Raspberry Pi. For the same reasons The BBC Micro and Home Brew computers inspired a generation, and hackers continue to realise more potential than manufacturers in their own technology. RaspPi is a whole computer on a tiny circuit board – not much more than an ARM processor, a USB […]

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Why Google built the Chrome browser

This is a fascinating post by Joshua Giardino @techaritys on “Why a Search Giant decided to build the Fastest Browser ever…” http://ipullrank.com/googlebot-is-chrome/ This is why you’re seeing annotated screenshots in Instant Previews of the Google SERPs. The instant previews are in fact an impressive feat in that they not only take a screenshot of a page […]

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What’s best for the customer, fragmented or integrated?

In this article Tim Wu (Professor Wu was named one of Scientific American’s 50 people of the year in 2006. In 2007 Wu was named one of Harvard University’s 100 most influential graduates) argues that Steve Job’s policy of integration poses long-term dangers, particularly once the golden age ends.  In an integrated or closed industry […]

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Flowtown

Social email marketing tool Flowtown combines email and social analytics; somewhat interesting? What is interesting, are the graphics they produce. The Evolution of The Blogger How Are Companies Leveraging Social Media? Who Are the Millennials? Teens and Their Mobile Phones The Evolution of the Geek Technorati Tags: social network,flowtown,analytics

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