Cartoon: Talking Web

first_imgThe word on the street this month is speech. (Which makes it the spoken word on the street.) Speech-based iPhoneapps are just a throat-clearing for the stream of oratory that IBM says we can expect from computer users within the next five years.It may finally be time I did something about that compulsive swearing issue, unless I want some seriously skewed search results. But that may only be the beginning.Just as a lot of us have sore arms, shoulders and necks from using mice and keyboards, we may find unexpected consequences from training our voices to use precise diction, simple sentences and clear directives. For instance, we may all end up sounding like voice-mail systems in real life. (“Darling, will you marry me?” “It sounds like you’re asking me to marry you. I can help you with that.”)My biggest fear, though, is that we’ll lose something far more precious than the nuance and subtlety of the human voice – and that’s the ability to yell at a recalcitrant device with impunity. There’s profound satisfaction in telling your computer to go screw itself, without worrying that it might attempt to comply with the instruction. More Noise to Signal 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… rob cottingham Tags:#Cartoons#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Goodmail Announces Embedded Video Email Platform

first_imgphil glockner Although HTML emails aren’t anything new, and can easily contain the code to an embedded video player, Goodmail’s system is tuned toward the needs of larger customers who would like to bring something extra to their opt-in email campaigns. Their video platform is, by their description, very flexible in relation to which player can be used, how long the video clips are, and how the player is styled. Plus, detailed campaign statistics are available on the player, such as how many people watched the video. Similar statistics are available on the email portion of the campaign as well. Another email video effort that has been in the works, initially geared more toward individual use, is MotionNotes by Whiteboard Labs. Their platform allows customers to compose video messages or choose YouTube videos, customized with a theme, and then send them to their friends. Although they offer a free account to individuals, they also offer a vertical Pro version that is designed with campaigns in mind. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Goodmail Systems, specialists in email delivery campaigns that are certified via a cryptographic signature, today announced the launch of their embedded video platform. This new feature will allow customers to use the same trusted Goodmail service to send emails with a multimedia edge.On the end-user side, inclusion of video is pretty straight-forward. Emails have an Adobe Flash widget that will offer the recipient the ability to watch the video from within their email client. Sound will not be enabled as a choice on the deliverer’s side in order to provide a better experience for the end user. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Report Examines Rate and Focus of Google’s Acquisition Spree

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Acquisition by a major company has become a common exit for many startups, with the first quarter of 2010 breaking records for M&A numbers. At the beginning of 2010, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said he anticipated his company would make one acquisition per month. And this week, private research firm CB Insights has released a report detailing Google’s acquisition activity over time and by sector, pointing to a rate for 2010 that exceeds Schmidt’s predictions.With still one quarter to go, Google has acquired 23 companies this year, a total that’s almost equivalent to the total number of acquisitions Google made from 2007 to 2009. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Despite all the buzz about mobile technologies and Google’s growth with Android, the bulk of these acquisitions have not been in the mobile sector. Only 2 of the recently acquired companies were mobile, while 20 of the others were Internet software and services (there was a single chip manufacturing company in that list). Not surprisingly, considering speculation about Google’s move into “social”, that’s the industry, along with search, that dominated recent acquisitions. And despite buzz about gaming and music, any forays Google makes in that area don’t seem to be linked at this time to companies they’ve recently acquired.In an interview with Reuters, David Lawee, who heads up Google’s M&A group, says that “In almost every deal that we look at, there’s always someone or one of those companies interested.” Clearly Google is in competition with other major tech firms like Facebook and Apple to acquire new talent and new technologies, and according to Lawee the millions spent on acquisition are “paying off huge.” Tags:#Analysis#start A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

What Google Announced At I/O 2014

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts readwrite Tags:#Android#Google#Google I/O#Google I/O 2014#Keynote And here’s the video of the presentation—this embed will be displaying video of several I/O sessions while the conference is going on, but it will most likely default back to the keynote once I/O is over: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The keynote address at Google’s annual developer conference, I/O 2014, is over—but ReadWrite’s coverage is just getting started. See below for a list of our stories so far, as well as our live-tweet coverage and video of the presentation.ReadWrite’s complete coverage of Google I/O 2014:Google Previews The Next Big Release Of Android: “L”You Can Order An Android Smartwatch TodayGoogle Rolls Out Android TVGoogle Launches Android Auto, Its Road-Ready Smart-Car PlatformGoogle’s TV-Streaming Stick Chromecast Just Got Even SexierGoogle Strikes The Next Blow In The Cloud-Storage Wars: Unlimited Space10 Things Google Didn’t Announce At I/O 2014last_img read more

Cavs’ Shumpert to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eagles ready to put collapse behind them Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Shumpert was not available Tuesday night after playing seven minutes Monday night in a victory at Philadelphia. He’s averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games this season.The Cavaliers were in Atlanta on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning.The Cavaliers said Thursday that Shumpert was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck after the Cavaliers’ home victory over Miami on Tuesday night. Shumpert was scheduled to have surgery at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more