Archive: June 21st, 2011

5 Tips That Make Your Meetings iPad-Friendly

5 Tips That Make Your Meetings iPad-Friendly

The pen and paper are losing their dominance in boardrooms across North America. Instead, workers are meeting with iPads in tow. While the laptop is often considered to be an intrusive device on the table, since the mere opening of the screen partially blocks its owner, Apple’s slick tablet is a much more welcome face.

Like+1 Turns Facebook Likes Into Google +1s

Like+1 Turns Facebook Likes Into Google +1s

As what exactly the Google +1 Button does continues to mystify some users, security researcher Ashkan Soltani and Brian Kennish, former Googler and the mind behind Facebook Disconnect, have decided to kill two buttons with one browser extension, creating Like +1.

Flurry: Time Spent On Mobile Apps Has Surpassed Web Browsing

Flurry: Time Spent On Mobile Apps Has Surpassed Web Browsing

Mobile app analytics firm Flurry is releasing a new report today comparing the daily engagement of smartphone users on mobile apps vs. web browsing on the PC. For web analytics, Flurry used data from comScore and Alexa and for mobile application usage, the startup used its own analytics, which now counts 500 million aggregated, anonymous use sessions per day across more than 85,000 applications.

Untangling The Incredibly Complicated, Puzzling World Of Online Privacy

Untangling The Incredibly Complicated, Puzzling World Of Online Privacy

Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill yesterday that takes direct aim at online privacy. After it was reported recently that tech giants like Apple and Google might be collecting location data from unwitting customers, public officials raced to put together legislation that would give the public more control over personal information. If passed, the bill would require developers to obtain consent before collecting and sharing geo-location data.

LinkedIn Is An Untapped Treasure Trove For Political Campaigns

LinkedIn Is An Untapped Treasure Trove For Political Campaigns

New research from Pew highlights the high civic enthusiasm of social media users. When the scramble for Facebook fans is exhausted, the study suggests, LinkedIn could become the new political battleground.