Tag: software development

Codecademy Launches ‘Cards’ To Teach You How To Program Your Own Holiday Greetings

Codecademy Launches ‘Cards’ To Teach You How To Program Your Own Holiday Greetings

The enterprising folks at Codecademy have been at work these past few days and this morning launched a pretty nifty new product called ‘Cards’ that lets you build, remix, and send your own custom holiday greetings in HTML and CSS.

Giving smartphones emotional intelligence

Giving smartphones emotional intelligence

It would be great if smartphones could sense moods – especially when they’ve dropped a call three times in five minutes.

You Absolutely Need Social Media in Crowdfunding

You Absolutely Need Social Media in Crowdfunding

Chances are if you’re crowdfunding, it’s because you don’t have that kind of money to play spendthrift with. With social networking, the campaign itself becomes the cocktail party; the pitch video is your opening speech; your perks the hors d’oeuvres; an email blast, a few Tweets throughout the day.

How social data is changing the way we do business

How social data is changing the way we do business

The vast global firehose of social media today, combined with the emerging big data revolution, is now helping organizations accomplish things that were previously prohibitively expensive or even impossible.

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

A new startup, SeatID, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assignment. SeatID is available starting today on the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit and the company plans to sign up major international airlines and online travel services soon.

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

Social media is now embedded in our business workflows, our shopping habits, and our news sources. So it’s no wonder that Microsoft infused social media features into its Windows 8 contacts app, People.

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all remember the cliques that made up high school — the jocks, the brains, the cheerleaders and the marching band. Each had their own interests and personalities that set them apart.

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.

What is the Role of HR in Enterprise 2.0?

What is the Role of HR in Enterprise 2.0?

Social media has proved pretty effective at changing the world and how we communicate with one another. It is also slowly changing our organisations, and as with any organisation, HR is right in the middle of the change.

Social networking in the workplace is coming of age

Social networking in the workplace is coming of age

The standard view of social networks in the workplace is that they are time vacuums. Facebook and Twitter are the ultimate procrastination tools; great for staying in touch with friends but the enemy of work productivity.

How a Good #Intranet Improves Customer Service

How a Good #Intranet Improves Customer Service

In celebration of National Customer Service Week, let’s talk about all the ways an effective intranet helps you provide better customer service.

Windows Evolved: 20 Years of PC Progress

Windows Evolved: 20 Years of PC Progress

As Microsoft launches Windows 8 and we await consumer reaction to the radical redesign of the tiled Start screen, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to look back at the history of Windows’ user interface.