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In a recent 6 part blog series on the MEAN & MERN stacks, I stepped through how you can build modern applications on a stack of MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and Angular or React. What if there was a service that took care of everything apart from the application frontend (Angular, Re...
This is the sixth and final blog post in a series examining technologies such as MongoDB and REST APIs that are driving the development of modern web and mobile applications. Modern Application Stack – Part 1: Introducing The MEAN Stack introduced the technologies making up the MEAN (M...
A quick tour around the platform We’ve all come to depend on the apps we have on our smartphones, even when we drive. The problem is, it can be troublesome to use those apps while you’re on the road. Announced in 2014 at Google I/O, Android Auto brings the full power of the...
Introducing the MEAN and MERN stacks This is the first in a series of blog posts examining the technologies that are driving the development of modern web and mobile applications, notably the MERN and MEAN stacks. The series will go on to step through tutorials to build all layers of a...
The world of JavaScript frameworks continues to evolve at a fever pitch. Early tools like Mootools continue to thrive while new players like AngularJS and EmberJS burst onto the scene and make significant inroads quickly. Even newer frameworks are appearing on the horizon. In this arti...
AppDynamics is proud to announce support for MongoDB within the Database Visibility module. MongoDB was created in 2007 as a commercial product, switching to open source in 2009. It has grown rapidly due to its storage of data in a small set of documents, field-indexing, high availabil...
Welcome to Mobile Industry News and Strategies, an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week. ...
Welcome to Mobile Industry News and Strategies, an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week. ...
Running a church takes as much of an effort, if not more, as it takes to run a SMB, says Brent Mills of Beaverton Foursquare Church. Although the end objectives are different for an organisation that is into providing services to humanity, churches too have a whole lot of activities ta...
Businesses have always had to manage their reputation; the only things that have changed are the medium, the speed at which information is transmitted and the number of people that are reached by that information. Your reputation used to be what you said about yourself in your advertis...
As a stand against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s proposal on net neutrality, a group of popular websites will stage an “Internet Slowdown” on Sept. 10. The plan is to overlay their sites with slow-to-load spinning icons. The point is to appeal to visitors to contact poli...
Google announced on Wednesday the addition of an Explore Nearby button for Google Maps on iOS and Android. The featuring is rolling out “starting this week.” The new feature expands the Google Maps as more than just your go-to app for directions. Explore will adjust its results based o...
Search engines get better all the time, but rarely do they get more exciting. Vurb, which recently won startup showcase TechCrunch Disrupt, looks to reinvent the search engine. Vurb is a contextual search engine that collects all the relevant info you want and presents it in a saveable...
29th April 2014, New York:The Hot Topics team has today announced an all-star speaker line-up ahead of its New York 2014 event on 9th May.Hot Topics, which hosts exclusive invitation-only events in Barcelona, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Stockholm, has become recognised as the ...
By Caleb Benedict, Research Analyst, GIS/IoT, Netcentric Strategies IBM has recently invested $1.1 billion USD into Location Based Services (LBS) and Application Programming Interface (APIs).  The investment was in the development of BlueMix, a cloud-based service, that when ...
Why do companies have the perception their local marketing for stores ends with submitting a data feed through a syndicator? The reality remains that marketing is a strategic multi-channel process and not a task. For this reason alone, using a syndicator is only the beginning and only ...
My friend and Cognizant colleague the ever opinionated Peter Rogers shares more of insights into the world of IoT (Internet of Things) geekdom and how it really works under-the-covers.__________Facebook invested more cash this week when they acquired one of my favourite Kickstarter pro...
Probably one of the biggest finding that supports the fact that mobile users are more active comes from a study done by iAcquire and SurveyMonkey. This study resulted in the amazing finding that 70% of mobile searches lead to action on websites within 1 hour. The strength of mobile is ...
By Bob GourleyWe have been tracking this since Marc Andreessen called the trend out in 2011 (see “Why Software is Eating the World“) and are especially interested in how the trend will impact the world of the enterprise. We think this trend will continue, since it is being ...
Study by data analysis firm GI Insight reveals vast majority of consumers demand companies lay groundwork before embarking on Social Local Mobile campaignsLeicester, February 2014 - New research on Social Local Mobile (SoLoMo) marketing by customer insight company GI Insight reveals th...
Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare Labs Inc., forging a partnership that will help Windows-powered phones offer restaurant and entertainment suggestions to consumers on the move. The investment, confirmed in an interview by Foursquare Chief Executive Officer Dennis Crowley, i...
Foursquare is getting some help from Microsoft as it seeks to turn its location-based mobile app into a sustainable business. Microsoft has invested $15 million and agreed to a strategic partnership with the New York-based startup, Chief Executive Dennis Crowley said in an interview. T...
Twitter has an eye on your location — and is testing ways to share it with other nearby users. The short-messaging service appears to be testing a new timeline for its mobile app, called “Nearby.” It shows recent nearby tweets, whether you follow the tweeter or not. The “Nearby” timeli...
Monday 25 November, 2013 Birmingham-based event marketing firm Pro UK Consultants Ltd are approached by businesses who require real results from marketing campaigns after social media marketing fails to deliver. It cannot be denied that social media has provided huge benefit...
Wednesday 16 October, 2013 Foundation of next-generation Open Source Big Data Cloud computing platform runs multiple applications simultaneously to enable users to quickly and efficiently leverage data in multiple ways at supercomputing speed. Forest Hill, MD –16 October 2013...
Since publishing my two free ebooks Cracking the LinkedIn Sales Code and LinkedIn Sales Secrets Revealed, I get asked tons of question about how to use LinkedIn best. One of the most contentious issues relates to the use of InMail. Numerous people have written to tell me it's a total ...
If you live in a big city, you'll know that there's a heartbeat to life there: from the early morning commuters, do the workaday life in the central business district, to Happy Hour, to restaurants, to late-night drinks, to the true night owls that prowl the street late at night. FourS...
We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended conversation with Robert Scoble, an all around tech guru and currently of Rackspace. Our conversation covered a range of topics, from his focus in technology, to how cloud computing has changed IT, to the way new innovation is o...
Wednesday 21 August, 2013 Direct sales and marketing company Skyscraper Outsourced reveals that enquiries and referrals for the firm’s promotional and customer acquisition services have grown by 12% over Q2. The firm claims that businesses are becoming disillusioned by a lac...
I recently ported my Reliance CDMA connection to Airtel GSM, and this called for a change of handsets. I was using a Samsung Galaxy Pop CDMA with Reliance, along with a Galaxy S III as my primary internet device. My requirements for the new phone were quite simple: Good battery life si...
In case you missed them, here are some articles from May of particular interest to R users: Billions of geotagged Tweets create a beautiful map of the world when plotted with the ggmap package. A review of Ryan Sheftel's talk at R/Finance, on how he uses R on the trading desk at Credit...
The time is ripe to get started using location services in your enterprise. No matter that you have Foursquare check-in fatigue: this is a different aspect, and something that is useful and worth the time and has direct business benefit. … Continue reading →
The introduction… I begin this post as I’m sitting at the gate in Minneapolis, waiting to board.  I’ll finish it while I’m flying south.  My name is Kevin, and I’m huge TechEd fan. “Hi, Kevin!” Hi.  I’m being joined at TechEd once again by several thousand of my c...
A recent quora post asked an interesting question: What interesting companies, open source projects are using R in 2013? Since we've been tracking applications of R here on the blog for a while now, I listed just some of the most recent examples: The New York Times routinely uses R for...
By Bryan WareThe Boston Marathon bombing, subsequent manhunt and current investigation are unprecedented – not only due to the nature of the attack but because of how much information has been available to law enforcement, the public and the suspects. Unlike any previous large-scale at...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week. I am specifi...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am ...
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Depending who you ask, Foursquare could be in a great place as far as growth. Or in a bad place. We’ve heard about potential acquisitions, difficulty fundraising and everything in between. One thing we do know is that Foursquare needs your check ins to survive. After pushing consumer-f...
Raytheon, the 5th largest defense contractor, displayed how their Rapid Information Overlay Technology could collect data a on user. RIOT was designed to search through well known social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare to gather information that could be linked ...