The iPhone Becomes a Web Server

first_imgWhen those Apple advertisements tout “there’s an app for just about anything,” they aren’t kidding. The latest example? A new iPhone application which just debuted in Japan’s App Store transforms the handheld into a full-blown web server. Called “ServersMan@iPhone”, the application allows your iPhone to appear just like any other web server on the internet. The new application was developed by a Japanese operation called FreeBit, a Tokyo-based venture company known for providing its network platform to many VNO/ISPs (virtual network operator/Internet service providers). Once the app is installed, PCs on the internet can access the iPhone to upload or download files through a browser or they can use the webDAV protocol. If the PC and the iPhone are on the same network, the PC can connect directly. If they are on separate networks, then FreeBit’s VPN software will engage the connection.The name “ServersMan” is said to be inspired by Sony’s “WalkMan,” and its no coincidence that FreeBit has invited Sony’s former CEO Nobuyuki Idei to be a business advisor for the company. At the moment, the ServersMan@iPhone is only available in the Japanese App Store, but an English version is coming in March. A port for Windows Mobile devices is also under development. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perezlast_img read more

Transport and logistics – as fast as broadband?

first_imgThe emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux Research.“IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will create a hypermodal system that moves not just goods, but supply, demand, and means of production,” said Lux research vice president, Mark Bünger.See Also: Hack a car in Michigan, get a life sentence?A lot of the inefficiencies in the transport and logistics market will be fixed, according to Bünger, through the implementation of smart technologies and analytics, reducing the amount of time, energy, labor, and capital spent on moving products.Lux provides three examples of how emerging technologies could play a big part in improving the transport and logistics industry:Last-mile delivery efficiencyWhen you purchase a product on Amazon, all of the journey it spends in a truck, usually only stopping at depots to change drivers. In the future, Amazon and Google have both shown an interest in using drones for the last-mile delivery to reduce the amount of failures to deliver (customer out, not answering door) and lower human resources costs.It isn’t just Amazon and Google attempting to use drones for delivery, Uber has also launched a courier service where businesses can send products through a third-party, potentially reducing the costs of hiring local drivers and improving delivery speeds.See Also: How Amazon’s drone superhighway would workIn Switzerland and Singapore, postal drone tests are underway. If the tests are successful, it may lead to a rapid change in the postal service and allow customers to receive packages at times suitable for them.The dawn of distributed manufacturingHuge factories that craft hundreds of thousands of products every few hours are a thing of the past, according to Lux, and will be replaced by small, mobile factories that use flexible equipment, such as 3D printers and CNC machines, to craft products quickly.The new pop-up factories will use a wide variety of transportation to get the product to the consumer, with autonomous cars, drones, and futuristic services like the Hyperloop all potential commercial carriers.Smart containers are forefront of logisticsA lot of things can go wrong during the trip from the factory floor to the customer’s house. Smart containers ensure that the company knows the products condition, using the cloud to send timely updates. GE and Maersk are both working on smart containers.For food and drink or medical businesses, installing temperature and refrigeration modules may reduce the amount of spoiled products. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Amazon#drones#featured#Google#Hyperloop#Internet of Things#IoT#logistics#Lux Research#Maersk#self-driving cars#top#transport#Uber Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Currylast_img read more

Bopanna-Mergea clinch Madrid Open doubles title

first_imgThe unseeded Indian-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea beat the Serbian-Polish pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Martin Matkowski 6-2, 6-7, 11-9 to clinch the men’s doubles Madrid Open title on Sunday.It was Bopanna’s third title of the 2015 season. The first set saw a one-sided battle with the Indian-Romanian duo ending on the winning side.The Serbian-Polish pair, however, did not give up as they came hard at their opponent, winning the second set 7-6 in a tough battle. But, Bopanna-Mergea held their nerves till the end to win the contest in the tie breaker 11-9, thereby sealing the title.last_img

7 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Friends And Get Your Story Buried On Digg

first_img #5.  Use Your Own digg Account:  #2.  Write a description with a sales pitch:  As a relatively regular blogger on a couple of blogs, I’ve had the good luck to have several of my stories make it to the digg front page.  As such, I often have people ask me what the secret formula is for having a story make the front page of digg.  The honest truth is, I don’t know.  I haven’t come up with any sure-fire ways to ensure that your brilliant article will get dugg up to the front page. It is not sufficient to simply write a crappy title.  Crappy titles are much too easy to ignore.  What you want is a title that will motivate a pool of digg users to take time out of their busy days and come bury your story.  However, some subtlety is required.  If it’s too obvious that it’s spam, you might fail to get buried because everyone believes the story is so obviously spam that a bunch of other people have alreay buried it.  The key is to find the right balance to ensure that people will take action. Of course, nothing in life is guaranteed.  But, if you follow the steps above, you’ve got a decent chance of having a sure-fire loser of a story.  Let me know if I missed any and leave them in the comments. Of course, the title can only go so far.  You might be able to lure a few digg users before their morning cup of coffee into doing what is morally right and visiting the story to burying you.  But, now you need to close the deal.  Make the description some sort of salesy “call to action”.  This one is a bit more nuanced than #3.  As it turns out, only 23% of the digg user base actually believes that Kevin Rose is cooler than Steve Jobs.  But, this is a sufficient number to get a story buried.  As it turns out, you can’t reverse this and try to get the other 77% to bury you by saying Kevin Rose is cooler.  Those people are way too pragmatic and sure of themselves to come waste time burying your article. However, I do know what I think are reasonably effective ways to ensure that your digg story gets buried.  As it turns out, getting a story buried is much easier to do than getting a story on the front page — so I thought I’d write about that instead.  #1.  Write a title that makes it clear that the story is SPAM:  Bonus #8. Never, ever write about Google, Apple or digg itself:  7 Sure-fire Ways To Lose Friends And Get Your Story Buried On Digg #7. Leave Some Crappy Comments On Your Own Story: center_img Often, you do a decent job at #1 and #2 above, and get some good burying activity.  But, you don’t really generate the comment flames and name-calling that you could have.  One way to achieve a higher level of vitriolic response is to make sure you post your story from your own digg account.  As it may not be obvious you’re posting your own story, you can write the description in the first person so they know for sure it’s you.  Ideas for actually coming up with appropriately crappy comments is beyond the scope of this article. #3.  Suggest that Bill Gates is Cooler Than Steve Jobs:  Originally published Apr 25, 2007 8:54:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 No more needs to be said. #6.  Make This Your First Submitted Story:  Doesn’t matter how well you do at the seven items above, but if you make the mistake of including any of these companies in your story title, description or somehow make a passing but glowing reference you greatly diminish your chances of being buried. Some digg users that have recently had some “happy moments” might make the mistake of cutting you some slack before they decide what a schmuck you really are.  One way they’ll do this is to check out your history and see what kind of other stories you’ve submitted or comments or voted on.  Make sure you haven’t voted on anyone else’s article and if you have submitted other articles, they should follow these guidelines too.  #4.  Suggest that Steve Jobs is Cooler Than Kevin Rose:  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Four Technologies that are about to change the world

first_img I liken the state of machine intelligence to the state of the Internet in 1990. Some very cool stuff is going on, but it’s still a ways from widespread commercial use. But watch this space very closely. Those that can get in on it in the equivalent of 1994, rather than 1999, can make a lot of money. strip of solar film Publishing companies should be very scared. Publishers operate under the bargain that they assume the risk of printing and distributing thousands of copies of a book, in return for taking almost the entire sale price. But if there is no printing and distributing, publishing companies become obsolete, and authors are better off selling direct. Hawkins claimed that Robots today are ineffective at anything beyond the most basic of tasks, because they operate in a way entirely different than the human brain. Imagine if every time you shot a basketball you had to take in account the exact position of every body part and the exact strength of every muscle fiber in your arms and hands. The calculation would take forever. And then, if you move just a little or your arm fatigues, all of your calculations are off and you have to start them over all over again. This is how our current robots do it – and it’s why they are so ineffective at anything outside of highly controlled situations. paper consumption by 40%. Meanwhile, there is an unfathomable amount of information on the web, but the highest quality information is still in books. Most of these books are still printed on dead trees and are not available online. All four of these technologies have had major breakthroughs in the past year. Whether you are doing a startup or working in an established company, they all will change your business and provide new opportunities.   Below I introduce the technologies and explain their implications for business. This level of efficiency seemed like magic, but the article said that the development of tiny, inexpensive jets could make it possible. The United States has thousands of airports that are too small and have runways too short to support commercial jetliners. Most cannot even support the typical commuter jet. But they can support a six-seater air taxi. The sheer number of these small airports means there is likely to be one close to you. Furthermore, the small flight size and low number of passengers means efficient ticketing, less onerous security, and no hassling with checked luggage. DayJet The that makes flights with four passengers profitable. announced the release will open the first air taxi service this summer, serving six cities in Florida. This is a business to watch. There are already competitors sprouting up, and if successful, the model could spread across the country very quickly. . And with the continuing improvement of computing technology, the processing power and memory of our super computers are at last reaching that of the human brain. Business implications 2) E-Ink – online reading that doesn’t burn the eyes promises to change this. Like a computer monitor, E-Ink can display digital content such as a web page or PDF. Unlike a monitor, e-ink does not produce light, but reflects it. That means looking at it is just like looking at paper. There is no glare. On Intelligence At first, the most effective products will be better data mining and classification tools. But the potential of better machine intelligence is mind boggling. The beauty of mind is that it can adapt to understand a huge variety of patterns – from basketball to physics. The right machine intelligence platform can be used for everything from language translation to cars that drive themselves. Business Implications Is news from the war in Iraq depressing you? Here’s a graph that will cheer you up. This is the price of solar power in Japan over the last 15 years: Business Implications Sony Reader In addition to these incremental gains, venture capitalists have poured in the investment over the past few years. In the past few months I have come across articles on a is the first product out that uses E-Ink. Unfortunately, the product is crippled by onerous digital rights management, a clumsy interface, poor integration with the web, and a high price tag.  Blogger Robert Scobleizer (source) new dye People do not like to read online. The glare of the monitor strains our eyes. Even a laptop is too bulky to curl up with or read on the bus. Originally published Apr 30, 2007 3:21:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 increases of the first version of its platform for machine intelligence. The platform itself does not do anything, but it allows others to build products that use this brand new theory of machine intelligence. 1) Air Taxis – the dream of hassle free travel a future flying utopia. The traveler of tomorrow drives to an airport only ten miles away and parks right outside the terminal. In minutes she obtains her boarding pass and breezes through security. Moments after she sits down in the plane, the plane taxis down the runway and takes off.center_img Hawkins proposed that we should model machine intelligence on human intelligence. Shooting a basketball does not involve calculations, it involves a memory of patterns. When learning to shoot a basketball for instance, first you have to learn the basic mechanics of shooting. Once you have committed that pattern to muscle memory, you do not think about it. But you then reuse that basic pattern to new patterns, such as a jump shot or a slam dunk. Solar power has one awesome property that may be even better than the environmental and geopolitical benefits. With fossil fuel based technologies, the improvement in extraction technology has always been balanced by the increasing difficulty of finding and exploiting more resources. With solar power, the better the technology, the cheaper it gets. There is no reason that once it reaches the same price as fossil fuels it won’t continue to fall further and further in price. This cheap power could make many other technologies that today require too much power – such as the desalinization of seawater – become economical. E-Ink In 2007 the technological ground work has been laid and the first air taxi company is taking to the skies. The jet that makes this possible is the Eclipse 500, now available for the low price of only $1.5 million. The second enabler is the development of incredibly that imitates photosynthesis, a Business Implications that can power a cell phone, and a 4) Machine Intelligence new cell desig article promising The paperless office never happened. Studies show that use of email in an organization actually The magazine and newspaper industries are already struggling. Widespread adoption of E-Ink will kill the printed versions. For entrepreneurs this is an opportunity. There is still tens of billions more being spent on advertising in the print version of newspapers and magazines than in the online versions. These advertising dollars will be looking for a place to go. This means increased demand for advertising networks, analytics, API’s, and demographic and behavioral targeting. Three years ago the book ” The price will come down, the design will improve, and web sites like Amazon will start supporting ebooks in mass. It will become far more efficient to store a thousand ebooks on your E-Ink reader than to build a huge library of paper books. And there will be no need to print out that report when you can just send it to your reader. When it comes to oil, we hear a lot about vicious cycles of violence in the Middle East. It’s about time we finally have a virtuous cycle. As solar power gets cheaper, more people buy it. The more people buy it, the greater the economy of scale, and the cheaper it gets. The result is an average price drop of 7% a year. The immediate change will be that short range business flying will become far more pleasant. But the most important thing to watch might be the economics of location. For instance, land values near small airports might increase relative to land value near big cities. It’s a lot more convenient to live in the exburbs outside the suburbs if you can get to an airport in ten minutes. Also watch for locations that might make wonderful tourist destinations or business conference centers, but that have not been developed due to lack of airport access. These properties may become hot. ” provided both a wonderful synthesis of the latest brain science and a wake up call to Artificial Intelligence researchers. The author, Jeff Hawkins, was the former founder of Palm Computing. He invested his startup fortune in both creating a neurology institute and creating a startup to develop machine intelligence. tortured us While any one of these advances might be mostly hype, there is so much research going on that some advance probably will succeed. I would bet my hat that in ten years it will be cheaper to get electricity from the sun than from oil. 3) Cheap Solar Power with a report that Apple was releasing the iReader with a near perfect design – only to reveal it as an April Fool’s joke.  But though it might not exist yet, it will very soon. n that doubles efficiency. The Eclipse 500 -making Air Taxis possible Artificial Intelligence has already gone through a couple of hype cycles, and this may be another. But signs point to this cycle being better. We know far more about the brain than ever before, and we are getting much better at applying it. Just this year AnyBots company developed the first Last month, after several years of development, Hawkins complex logistics software robot that actually walks like a human The AnyBot robot actually walks like a human Back in 2001 I stumbled upon an Atlantic Monthly Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

HubSpot TV – Infecting Your Market with Viral Video

first_img suggests otherwise. HubSpot TV Episode #19 – December 12, 2008 How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe Mailbag ! Question: Do you enjoy the extra content we have been posting to the iTunes feed? Thanks for the feedback on the show length! Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you are using your blog to have a conversation. No one cares about your products, so talk about what’s really interesting to your customers. Submit your votes for best viral video of 2008 to us…. Intro Search Advertising Surges in Q4 Marketing Tip of the Week @indyjones would love to know more about best practices for twitter bio. I’ve had good luck with @grader suggestions based on bios, but Remember to subscribe in iTunes – Viral Videos Subscribe in iTunes @davecriswell asked When/How should you initially interact with inbound leads? Maybe don’t mention your brand: TiVo Shows Ads on Pause Like HubSpot TV? Marketing Takeaway: Print news is dying, find alternative methods to marketing. HINT: Look at inbound marketing. Squeeze Pages as an inbound marketing technique, good or bad?  Marketing Takeaway: Recessions make people focus more on inbound marketing.  Gatorade Ball Girl Chicago Tribune and the Death of Newspapers Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you have a good friendly photo of yourself to use on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, your blog and other social media sites. Headlines Closing 84% of Corporate Blogs Suck Marketing Takeaway: Figure out how to make your ads less interruptive. You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing Forum Fodder Smiling in your Facebook Photo Gets You More Friends Originally published Dec 13, 2008 2:47:00 PM, updated July 04 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Six Lessons Business Bloggers Can Learn From Great Public Speakers

first_img . Matt Eventoff – Part II of Simplicity: Speeches (and blog posts) that resonate don’t drag on. 2. Brevity to learn how to create a thriving inbound marketing blog. Photo: Webinar: Blogging for Business – Two of my favorite quotes, both of which apply to great public speaking and great blogging: “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word, before you let it fall” – Oliver Wendell Holmes – Every great public speaker recognizes that a speech or presentation is not about the speaker, it’s about the audience. Blogging is no different. Ignore this to your own peril. ! – People will remember a story, they may or may not remember a fact. Most great speakers tend to incorporate great stories into speeches and presentations. Blogging is no different. Still, there are lessons that every blogger can learn from great public speakers of the past in order to 3. Message Consistency , motivate and move an audience. Here are a few: @communicate101 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack – Hope and change (Barack Obama). Never surrender (Winston Churchill). Ask not (JFK). There was never any doubt what any of these three men stood for when they spoke. Ok, that’s really not fair as Al Gore had not yet even invented the internet while each was alive. Wikipedia capture This article was written by Does this mean every blog post you write should be consumed in less than three minutes? No. It means if you want a reader to keep coming back, you better be interesting and you better get to the point Every week, week after week, these immensely popular sites get tons of traffic, and week after week these sites deliver subject matter that their readership cares about – consistently. 5. Tell a Story Topics: , a communications strategists who helps leaders become great communicators. You can read his blog Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? Under three minutes. “Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.” – Dionysius 6. Care. Be Passionate! Communications 3.0 Originally published Jun 8, 2009 8:08:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy. What do all three great leaders have in common? blogged or follow him on Twitter: All were exemplary public speakers, and not one of them Want to learn more about publishing a blog on your business website? Download the free webinar – To me, this is what truly differentiates great speakers from good speakers. A great public speaker cares, tremendously, about the subject which he or she is speaking on. And it shows, each and every time. Care passionately about what you are writing about if you want your readers to care at all. 1. Simplicity Every reader knows what he or she is getting when visiting the HubSpot Blog (expert internet marketing advice). Drudge Report (breaking news). PerezHilton (celebrity dirt). Business Blogging 4. It’s Not About Youlast_img read more

The Shocking Secret Behind Google Caffeine [cartoon]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Order the book now on Get the Inbound Marketing Book .center_img Originally published Sep 1, 2009 3:31:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 Like this cartoon? Find many more in the Inbound Marketing book.last_img

Final Prize! Play to Win an iPod Touch with Marketing Surprises

first_img Play now for a chance to to win. Happy New Year’s Eve, inbound marketing friends! Inbound Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack We will be announcing the winner tomorrow, on the first of the new year. Topics:center_img Originally published Dec 31, 2010 1:00:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 The folks from HubSpot wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011. Here’s to your success, and remember to keep learning and having fun. a free iPod Touch, pre-loaded with a couple fun marketing surprises. Today is the final day of our Countdown to 2011, and we’re raffling off our grand prize:last_img read more

BREAKING: Facebook Announces New Subscribe Button

first_img Facebook Updates Originally published Sep 14, 2011 2:55:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: This afternoon, Facebook announced the release of a brand new feature, the Subscribe Button for profile pages. Ultimately, the new feature enables Facebook to support and provide even more publicly available content, which is a huge stride for its position in the search market.Up until now, users haven’t had much control over what see in their News Feed. On a user-by-user basis, the Subscribe Buttons gives you the ability to choose whether you’d like to see all updates, most updates, or just important updates from another user.3 Main Functions of the Subscribe ButtonThe Subscribe Button, which Facebook promises to start making available on users’ profiles over the next few days, will allow you to:1. Choose exactly what you can see from people in your News Feed. Facebook users can already view updates from their friends in their News Feed, but using the new button, users can now choose how much will get displayed. They will now have the option of seeing all of that particular friend’s updates, most (the amount that they currently see) of their updates, or only important updates (e.g. just highlights like a new job change or a move). Furthermore, users can also choose how much of what type of content will get displayed, such as photos, games, or nothing at all.2. Subscribe to people who aren’t your friends. As long as the user enables the Subscribe Button on his/her profile, you can subscribe to view updates from those people in your News Feed as well. This is a bonus for political figures, journalists, artists, bloggers, etc. who don’t want hoards of friends but do want the ability to spread their messages to others.3. Allow others to subscribe to your updates. Conversely, you can enable the Subscribe Button on your own profile and start generating subscribers to your updates as well. This will allow you to share your updates and content with more than just your friends. You can get even more granular with it, too. If you’ve enabled subscribers, you can limit what the public can see compared to what your friends can see using Facebook’s post-by-post sharing options (e.g. public vs. friends vs. custom). To enable the Subscribe Button on your own profile, visit Facebook’s Subscription Page and click “Allow Subscribers.”Marketing TakeawayWith the new Subscribe Button getting rolled out to personal profiles, the availability of the new feature will mean more publicly available data on Facebook. In addition, as people start enabling the Subscribe Button for their own profiles and try to attract subscribers, Facebook’s search function will become substantially better. Up until now, Facebook’s search functionality has been fairly limiting and not very useful due to the lack of publicly available content. This will soon change, making Facebook even more powerful from a search standpoint.As a marketer, make sure that when you’re promoting your business content on Facebook, you make it publicly available. This will ensure it can be indexed by Facebook search, thus expanding the reach of the content you share on Facebook.Additionally, Facebook’s introduction of the Subscribe Button will likely have future implications for business pages as well as Facebook’s advertising platform. Marketers should keep an eye on Facebook’s future announcements to stay on top of how new features can potentially affect their Facebook marketing efforts.What do you think about Facebook’s new Subscribe Button? Will you add it to your profile? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more