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The ‘maker’ community eyes the ‘Internet of Things’
By Mary Catherine O’Connor | May 25, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT, smartplanet.com

Atmel is a $1.8 bil­lion man­u­fac­tur­er of micro­con­trollers, mem­o­ry and other foun­da­tion­al elec­tron­ic and capac­i­tive touch com­po­nents. It makes wire­less com­po­nents for many mar­kets and appli­ca­tions, from wire­less sen­sor…

Posted at 6:27am and tagged with: tech, technology, disruption, internet of things,.


The ‘maker’ community eyes the ‘Internet of Things’ By Mary Catherine O’Connor | May 25, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT, smartplanet.com
Atmel is a $1.8 bil­lion man­u­fac­tur­er of micro­con­trollers, mem­o­ry and other foun­da­tion­al elec­tron­ic and capac­i­tive touch com­po­nents. It makes wire­less com­po­nents for many mar­kets and appli­ca­tions, from wire­less sen­sor…
Bundled services square the circle of more people listening to more music than ever but fewer of them paying than ever before. Bundled music services are the ‘Third Way’ for digital music (see figure).

via Twitter: May 25, 2012 at 01:41AM via http://bit.ly/JxeYnG

I take a hard look at a recent Financial Times opinion piece by SAP Co-CEO, Jim Snabe, and although it’s not necessarily socialwash, it doesn’t really get to the heart of the matter: how to create a social environment that runs above the entrained business processes of the enterprise, as opposed to creating a social sidebar to an enterprise model dominated by inflexible and mechanical business processes.

Read the complete piece at Work Talk Reports.

(via stoweboyd)

Posted at 7:18pm and tagged with: work, social media, tech, technology,.

@stoweboyd: Can SAP Make Business Processes Social? http://t.co/haXECM7i A social environment that runs above business processes, or just a sidebar?

futurescope:

singularitarian:

Clearing the muck from an oil spill is tough enough without having to worry about collateral damage, but designer Hsu Sean is looking to create a Roomba-like Bio-Cleaner drone that degrades oil while keeping animals out of harm’s way.

[read more incl. video]

Posted at 3:25pm and tagged with: Environment, tech, robot, technology,.

thenextweb:

We already reported usage was off to a very strong start, but Localytics says the new iPad is now up nearly 50 percent compared to its launch-week share. (via New iPad Overtakes ‘Old’ iPad In The US: Report)

Posted at 1:46pm and tagged with: trends, tablet, technology, tech,.

thenextweb:

We already reported usage was off to a very strong start, but Localytics says the new iPad is now up nearly 50 percent compared to its launch-week share. (via New iPad Overtakes ‘Old’ iPad In The US: Report)

digithoughts:

PC market overview for Q1-2012

The iPad single handedly holds 11% of the PC market. Not too shabby.

Highlights:

Windows: 78%

iOS (iPad): 11%

OS X: 3.7%

Android and others: 7.3%

Posted at 10:04am and tagged with: trends, tech, technology, tablets, disruption,.

digithoughts:

PC market overview for Q1-2012
The iPad single handedly holds 11% of the PC market. Not too shabby.
Highlights:
Windows: 78%
iOS (iPad): 11%
OS X: 3.7%
Android and others: 7.3%