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Articles tagged with: conference

eBay Gets Aggressive With Social Strategy

Looks like eBay is head to toes in their new e-commerce project, X.Commerce. That’s why eBay has now procured the two leading platforms in the e-commerce industry, Magento and GSI Commerce.

Paypal which is now a subsidiary of eBay, earlier this year merged their programming interface and developers with that of eBay for a joint venture, X.Commerce. X Commerce is a cloud based toolkit that allows businesses to innovate the e-commerce industry.

Skytap Will Support HP’s Lifecycle Testing Within The Cloud

At Monday’s HP Discover conference, the cloud provider Skytap, partnered up with HP to deliver better automated testing in the cloud. Skytap will improve HP’s Application Lifecycle Management products, allowing developers to use the cloud as complex testing environments.

By testing directly in the cloud, machines do not need to be re-imaged with new instances of Windows and Linux servers, and pre-existing VM collections can be modified to work with the HP test tools.

Leaked: Windows 8 Tablet Coming Soon

A rumor has been noted today that at the D9 conference next week there will be a demonstration of the new Windows 8 tablet. Steven Sinosfsky, the windows group leader who was confirmed todaythat he is going to be an interviewed guest at the show as well as giving a demonstration of the new tablet.
This is going to be the first public display of the tablet.

Adobe Connect Mobile For iOS

Adobe has stated a recent push of significant updates for Adobe’s Connect Mobile web conferencing app, available for Android and the BlackBerry playbook. Adobe is happy to announce that the app is now available for Apple’s iOS, giving users the chance to use the awesome web application on their favorite iphone devices. The company claims that this is the first version to be optimized for the iPad and describe the new features included in the application.

Android Conference Coming This Fall: Android Open

Android has, without a doubt, risen from “zero to hero” in a very short period of time. While there is an increasing number of developers and Android apps, there is an equal number of increasing issues of fragmentation, new app stores, and new players. As the community gets larger, there must be an event where all these Android developers can get together and socialize, right? Well, this Fall, O’Reilly will be launching Android Open as the first “big tent” Android-only conference.

Cool New iOS Apps For Free

The new Apple app, VoxOx is the perfect Voice Over Internet phone app that combines VoIP and traditional calling to let users have more options for calls and texts. This app is of course more affordable than a traditional phone plan, which is its main selling point. It includes features like the ability to send and receive SMS text messages (free), email copies of transcripts, create additional phone numbers and even change caller ID.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011

Apple will be hosting their Worldwide Developers Conference this year. According to their site, “The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) showcases the latest innovations and the newest technologies in iOS and Mac OS X. Over 1,000 Apple engineers guide you through five exciting days of in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to harness the incredible power of the world’s most advanced operating systems into your apps.” The technologies that will be showcased at the conference will show how their refined iOS and Mac OS X add new possibilities to current application development. Apple claims that by attending the conference, they will teach you how to…

The Massive Transformation Of SXSWi

According to CNET, the first time Steve Jang went to a South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) was in 2006. Back then, SXSWi was a small community of geeks and he went trying to launch a music social-networking service, called Imeem. Although South by Southwest was known to be a quirky gathering of friendly dot-commers, making an impact as a start-up was a routine procedure.

Jang says “Back then, it was a very concerted thing….You got a booth, you put together a team, and everyone wore the t-shirts, and you hired a PR firm, and you really wanted to do a big product debut. It was a big tent-pole effort.”

Some of the other companies, however, started as small start-ups in 2006 and have gotten enormous. Social media transformed…

NEW Facebook Comments – No More Privacy Online

Facebook launched a new public commenting platform Tuesday evening but has not been too public about the changes. It has not release any information or explained how it works, like it has done in the past with some of the other enhancements (check-ins for example). The one exception — Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, spoke briefly about it at the Webtrends Engage conference in San Francisco.

These changes allows Facebook to become a prominent market leader not just on their site but on the sites of all others, by changing the way people communicate and connect. The new platform exposes the real identities to the comments people leave on sites. For some this is a great thing, for others who prefer anonymity not so much. For obvious reasons the quality of comments could improve but as more and more people become concern with privacy — exposing comments and real identities to the Interwebs could lead to less commenting or perhaps an increase in fake profiles (specifically created for external communication) on the social network or both.

Lots of questions and little answers, perhaps this is the main reason why they have not said much.