Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

May 30, 2014 1:25 am

Microsoft, Salesforce Deal Connects CRM To MS Office, Windows

techtaffy:

Microsoft, Salesforce Deal Connects CRM To MS Office, Windows

Anna Kuperberg Photography

Microsoft and Salesforce have inked a partnership that connects Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows.

The two companies plan to deliver the following solutions:

  • Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Will enable customers to access Salesforce and run their business from their Windows devices. A preview is planned to be…

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I think this is incredibly important to Microsoft branding the Windows phone line as the “enterprise” phone and filling in BlackBerry’s gap.

April 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Facebook's Zuckerberg: Our approach to development, IT has matured

techheat:

It’s no longer about moving fast and breaking things because the bug fixes were hell. Now it’s about move fast with stable infrastructure. …

Via ZDNet

It was only a matter of time, when you become too liable you’re going to lose some of your edge. Is this a sign that Facebook’s days of being innovative in any way are coming to an end?

April 18, 2014 5:15 pm

mashable:

The New York International Auto Show will open to the public on Friday, giving car fans direct access to the future of automobiles. Here are 6 must-see cars.

Any word on whether there’s anything about the Open Automotive Alliance or Carplay there this year?

March 3, 2014 8:02 am
Apple takes Siri for a spin with launch of CarPlay, hands-free software for drivers

techheat:

Apple has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to launch CarPlay, an in-car system for iOS …

Via ZDNet

Smart move by Apple given the open automotive alliance that formed with android. Once again I have doubts about the innovation in a closed wall system but you knew they weren’t going to wait to see the features come up with there. Maybe they’ll actually get specific car makers to partner with them as well.

January 4, 2014 12:11 pm
The Mobile Only Workplace?

marksbirch:

When laptops started to become more prevalent in corporate America, it brought with it the promise of freedom. That is freedom from the office, freedom from the cubicles farms, and freedom from the the ball and chain of the corporate world, the desktop PC. From executive to sales people to…

October 25, 2013 6:45 pm
smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR
Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..

smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR

Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..


May 19, 2013 3:18 pm
marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

June 5, 2012 1:05 pm
As gaming grows more casual and mobile, developers scramble to adapt - CNN.com

“Because being a gamer has grown from someone playing for hours on a console to include people who may play only for short periods on a smartphone or tablet, designers and developers are scrambling to meet changing demands.

In responding to this evolution of gamers, the companies say they have very distinct ideas about who they want to reach and how. Perhaps not so strangely, the player split — between so-called traditional gamers and more casual ones — begins in the living room.”

April 4, 2012 11:05 pm
Diligent Venture: What if Microsoft Word made a squiggle line under factually incorrect statements, like a spell-checker for facts?

diligentventure:

That seems to be a possibility, if Gilad Elbaz achieves his goals. And there’s no reason to think that this brilliant mathematician couldn’t do it. He’s made himself (and Google) a fortune by asking questions that others might find ridiculous. One of his most recent questions:

“What if you…

It shall be the greatest integration project the world has ever seen!

(Source: nyti.ms, via heartthecloud)

January 8, 2012 2:01 pm
For Start-Ups That Aim at Giants, Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing

I take this as meaning we are officially entering web 3.0, a key factor to which is linked data. Web 2.0 gave the the user the ability to create data themselves and now we need to focus on sorting it. This article is a bit more enterprise-based but I think it definitely applies to the general web as well.