- Most Americans Confused By Cloud Computing According to National Survey. “For example, 51 percent of respondents, including a majority of Millennials, believe stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing. Nearly one third see the cloud as a thing of the future, yet 97 percent are actually using cloud services today via online shopping, banking, social networking and file sharing. Despite this confusion, three in five (59 percent) believe the “workplace of the future” will exist entirely in the cloud, which indicates people feel it’s time to figure out the cloud or risk being left behind in their professional lives.” By Kim DeCarlis, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Citrix. “Methodological Notes: The Citrix Cloud Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,006 nationally representative American adults ages 18 and older, between Aug. 2-7, 2012, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.”
- Meeco. “Welcome to the me-economy! meeco is a new and easy way to manage your life and organise your data. Take control by knowing your value and deciding who you exchange your data with. It’s time to start being rewarded for being you.”
- Set up your own truly secure, encrypted and shared file synchronization, aka Dropbox clone; At Raymii.org.
- Kynetx Live Web apps. (Using the Peerindex one right now.)
- Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others. By Sarah Perez in Techcrunch.
- Why Micro-Location iBeacons May Be Apple’s Biggest New Feature For iOS 7. By Michael Wing Kosner in Forbes. Pull-quote “iBeacons is an implementation of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile which enables very precise micro-location triggers for events in iOS 7 apps. Already an industry is mobilizing to create hardware and software services to take advantage of these new geofencing capabilities. Estimote, a Polish company with an outpost in Mountain View, California, that just graduated from Y Combinator is about to ship it’s first beacons (3 for $99). It’s co-founder, Jakub Krzych, talks about creating “an OS for the physical world.” And Roximity iBeacons has a $10 a month service for retail locations, while Adomaly claims to be the, “1st Mobile Ad Network to Reach Consumers In-Store @ Shelf,” and sells bundles of 10 beacons for $210.”
- VRM supersedes CRM for Industry Analyst Research? By Clive Boulton.
- Yes. By Katherine Warman Kern in Comradity.
- Individualism – Be the Distributor and Beneficiary of Your Own Personal Data. By Matt Hogan in Intentdata. “Exploring the importance of individualism of personal data and discussing why as consumers we aren’t more in control to distribute and benefit from it ourselves.”
- It’s 2013. Why are we still in login hell? Doc Searls Weblog. “The sites are the servers, and our browsers are the clients, suckling the servers’ teats for the milk of “content” and cookies to keep track of us. This blows. It has blown for eighteen years. The server side can’t fix it, as long as relationship is entirely their responsibility.”