Sunday, June 29, 2008
ZOHO writer recently introduced mathematical equations through Latex code embedding in their ZOHO writer documents. This makes ZOHO writer very useful as a writing tool for Science/Mathematics/Engineering related documents.
Monday, June 23, 2008
From: chanezon, 1 week ago
This is a slideshare presentation from the Google Open social evangelists Chanezon. It goes over the details and the acceptance of "Open social" as platform for application development by the major Social Networks such as MySpace, HI5 etc..
Google is involved with many efforts to make the social web more real, more useful, and more open. This session will cover the latest release of OpenSocial & recent implementations on popular social platforms like MySpace, hi5, aol and imeem.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
He talks about how the process of information discovery is becoming social. Also, the nature of social sharing of information will see more applications like Friendfeed where information is shared among friends in a non intrusive manner.
He is suggesting that the whole web will become social web with major social web site acting as hubs and mentions the Google's Friendconnect as a facilitator of the this process. He did mention openID, OpenAuth and Open social initiatives backed and supported by Google.
He made a nice case for all the Google supported initiatives and products without making a too much overt pitch about them.
Original article at Cnet
Friday, June 13, 2008
It goes into details on how the social networking application utilize the viral growth that can also be used for marketing products.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Their market share in search has reached close to 69 percent beating convincingly all other competitors.
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Recently, they have been firing on all the fronts. They are at the forefront of cloud computing. They have Google docs as a fastest growing application and they are very active in the area of social networking software with their work in the area of "Open Social".
They have been open and close in providing information about their operations. They have been very secretive or reluctant in providing information about the working of their giant data centers or the algorithm that ranks the web pages. Other then that they have been very open and have supported open source software development in a big way.
I guess having Hal Varian, author of "Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy" as economists has something to do with this. Their strategy of close/open is creating a positive feed back loop that makes them grow at a faster pace without spending significant efforts for marketing themselves. The viral marketing has worked for them very well even Seth Godin has acknowledged this viral nature of their growth.
Also, they strongly believe in "eating their own dog food". I mean most of the applications they are supporting are also internally used within the company. You will see a big presence of Google channel on Youtube to release the product information. You will see them using sites.google.com for promoting their initiatives. You will see them using Google docs for document creation and distribution.
All of this establishes a positive feed back loop that other competitors simply can not copy because they are still using the traditional approach of management from the old Industrial era or they have made some minor adjustments to accommodate the knowledge workers.
These slides provide a distinct view of Google winning strategy.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Seth Godin is the author of six bestsellers, including Permission Marketing, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller for a year and a Fortune Best Busi...all » Seth Godin is the author of six bestsellers, including Permission Marketing, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller for a year and a Fortune Best Business Book. His newest book, All Marketers are Liars , has already made the Amazon Top 100 and has inspired its own blog. Seth is also a renowned speaker, and was recently chosen as one of "21 Speakers for the Next Century" by Successful Meetings Magazine and is consistently rated among the best speakers by the audiences he addresses. Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, an interactive direct marketing company, which Yahoo! acquired in late 1998. He holds an MBA from Stanford, is a contributing editor to Fast Company magazine, and was called "the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age" by Business Week.
This video is part of the Authors@Google series.
48 min - Feb 28, 2006
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The presentation provides the details of the companies that are supporting open social api for application development. The prominent social networks that are supporting opensocial applications are Google, Ning, HI5, Plaxo, Myspace and many others.
Open Social standard is an open standard for developing applications for social networks.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
In “The Nonverbal Advantage”, Carol Kinsey Goman shows how nonverbal communication can build trust and credibility with customers, colleagues and clients – since 93 percent of the messages you send have nothing to do with what you actually say. Learn what mirroring is, when to use a business or a social gaze, and why it’s best to walk up to men and women from different angles.
Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman, President of Kinsey Consulting & Author
Thursday, June 5, 2008
- Why Youth Heart Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life"
- "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship" (with Nicole Ellison)
Her talk can help in making decisions about the use of social networking environment for teaching and learning.
It is tempting to utilize the well known virtual social spaces created by MySpace and Facebook for teaching and learning. However, such attempts may turn out difficult due to the perception of virtual social spaces as a place to socialize not a place for work.