The Co-Web, the collaborative, media converged Web, is upon us. The Co-Web is
interpersonal; it is about getting work done together. It is much more than
surfing a YouTube/Google Map mashup while Twittering with co-workers.
Showtime uses those same technologies to build a Co-Web page where we all
interact on the same data at the same time, see the same context and make
better decisions as a result. A Showtime Co-Web application uses the same
standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet
remakes the mashup as the Co-Web.
For the Co-Web - It's Showtime!
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Speaker Bio: Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM's Emerging Internet
Technology Team, has a long history working with both Web standards and
implementations. He was an... (more)
Boise-ID-based H&W Computer Systems announced that its Web application
diagnostics tool, DiagnoSys, has completed the BEA Validation Program. As a
result, it is now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1.
Customers can now rest assured knowing that DiagnoSys has been shown to
integrate into BEA's infrastructure arena. Completion of the program implies
that H&W's enterprise software has received BEA's genuine stamp of approval.
John Baisch, senior product manager for DiagnoSys, said, "Now, organizations
that use BEA can be reassured that DiagnoSys is designed to perform very well
in their environment."
He went on to explain how the product and can help clients. "DiagnoSys can
provide in-depth performance analysis of not only the BEA application server
but the entire applicati... (more)
Bill Gates doesn't want to deny smart people the chance to come to this
country. Speaking in front of politicians, this viewpoint should resonate
well. After all, we're a nation of immigrants, and it's our smarts, our
ingenuity, that makes America great, right?
Yet the man is getting hammered (metaphorically) by people who think his view
that to eliminate the H-1B visa would be a good thing is, in fact,
disingenuous, cynical, greedful, and other bad things.
With unemployment among programmers at levels that probably exceed 50%, if
you count all the "independent contractors" and "consultants" making almost
nothing, as well as those who have simply given up and found work in
construction or sales, the idea of allowing unlimited numbers of immigrant
programmers who will presumably work for below-market wages is going to be
controversial. Actually, it's going to be very, ... (more)
Avocent has announced that Edward H. Blankenship, Senior Vice President of
Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will present at Pacific Crest's The
Future Of Computing - Next Generation Data Center Conference on November 18,
2005, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The event is being held at the Langham Hotel
The live Webcast of Avocent's presentation will be available on the Company's
Web site, www.avocent.com, by clicking on the "Investors Relations" link or
A replay of the presentation will be available shortly after its conclusion
at the Company's Web site for 30 days.
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/23/06 -- Aura Gold Inc. ("Aura
Gold")(TSX: ORA) is pleased to announce that Carlos H. Bertoni has joined
Aura Gold Inc., effective August 21st, 2006, as Chief Operating Officer and
as President and CEO of our Brazilian subsidiary, Aura Gold
MineraÃ¯Â¿1/2ao Ltda. Carlos is a Professional Geoscientist and a
seasoned mining industry executive with over 30 years experience in the
industry. An M.Sc. graduate of Queen's University, Carlos's most recent
position was Chief Executive Officer of Minieres du Nord, a Quebec-based
A resident of Brazil, Carlos's initial commission will be to establish the
Company presence in the country, with an office for Aura Gold in
BrasÃ¯Â¿1/2lia. His ongoing mandate will be to manage all operations and
programs in Brazil. He will also participate in sourcing growth opportunities
for ... (more)
OpenLaszlo Track at AJAXWorld
Pop quiz: what company both doubled its annual revenue in 2006 and closed a
$26.25 million round of funding? Clue: it also tracked 290,000 downloads of
its RIA platform and lined up IBM, Walmart.com, H&R Block, Monster, Barclays
Global and Pandora as customers. Extra clue: it also announced project
"Orbit" which will allow developers using its platform to compile into Java
Mobile and run it on devices.
If none of the above clues helped, then you've clearly not yet tried
OpenLaszlo, don't yet use Laszlo Mail, haven't explored the Laszlo Webtop,
and aren't familiar with the OpenLaszlo 4 project, formerly codenamed
"Legals." For the company we are talking of here is Laszlo Systems.
OpenLaszlo 4.0 is currently in its first beta release, and is like the
beating heart of Laszlo Systems.
The aim of OpenLaszlo 4.0 is to provide a single applicatio... (more)
ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions, has announced that vSMP
Foundation Standalone, its patent-pending virtualization software, is now
available for the IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM blade server.
In conjunction with IBM BladeCenter H, ScaleMP claims to enable the
aggregation of up to 14 dual-processor blades within an integrated chassis to
create a single virtual symmetric multiprocessor (SMP). Customers are now
able to aggregate up to 112 Intel Xeon processing cores and up to 448GB of
ScaleMP's vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregation platform claims to provide
large memory resource with up to 1TB of memory. The IBM BladeCenter H offers
up to 14 blades in a compact 9U chassis, and comes with an integrated
InfiniBand switch, and up to four hot swappable, redundant, load-balancing
Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP, said: "... (more)
This is part 2 of 3 of a continuing series on Social Media Companies. You can
go to Part 1 here. As with the A-G list, if you see any problems with the
data or you believe a company should be on this list, please let me know.
+Social Glue Award
Launched in 2003, hi5 is now one of the world's largest social networks and a
top 20 website globally — with over 60 million monthly unique visitors.
Compete reports 3.2 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast
reports 49.9 million worldwide visitors, high indexes for male, 12-34,
Hispanic and Asian, has kids, low income and low education score. Alexa has
it ranked as the number 31 site on the Internet with 22.8 minutes per day and
over 20 pages per day per user.
Imeem is a social network that enables users to discover, interact and
with media, including music, video... (more)
Last week, a US based Flex/Flash developer who IMO belongs to the top 20%
Flash developers twitted that he was contacted by a recruiter offering a
contract paying $55 per hour. While $55 per hour may sound a lot in some of
the developing countries, the cost of living in the USA makes this rate a
joke. And we are not talking about some rookie who learn Flex last week in a
classroom. Pretty sad, isn’t it?
Next day, a manager of a large corporation asked me if our company can
provide them with a senior Flex/Java consultant working onsite in a greater
New York area. The rates were $60-$80 per hour plus this software developer
would have to go through another consulting company that was on a preferred
vendors list of this large corporation. This middleman would also need to get
a cut from this rate. Let’s do some math together assuming that the
corporate client is will... (more)
Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the
technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an
increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading
cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare
IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to
political, nothing is done.
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology
mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio
show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on
us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from
medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)