Monday, 31 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
My own experiments with Photosynth on a fairly small corpus of photos of Statue of Liberty crashed by desktop photosynth, but if you work for Microsoft you get to do some more impressive stuff.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Google co-founder Larry Page is to become chief executive of the US internet search giant in April.
He will take over from Eric Schmidt, who has been in the job for a decade and will become executive chairman.
Google said Mr Schmidt would focus on "deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships".
The surprise news came as Google unveiled strong net profits in the last three months of $2.54bn (£1.6bn) on revenues of $8.44bn.
Mr Page, 37, is reclaiming the job he relinquished to Mr Schmidt, 55, when investors called for a more experienced business leade
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Both Google's Android and Apple are targeting the business with their next iteration tablet devices. Executives and knowledge workers are seeing the light (in several senses) when it comes to not lugging heavy laptop bags around.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Saturday, 8 January 2011
How organizations deliver and disseminate information is on the cusp of a new era. Converging to create a viral environment primed for the rapid adoption of mobile computing are several technological, sociological, and economic factors, including:
"Interchangeable browser interfaces on mobile devices and laptop computers
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Mobile and in-memory key trends for BI development: Gartner - Computer Business Review
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
|Place Type Name||Place Type Code||Description|
|Continent||29||One of the major land masses on the earth. GeoPlanet is built on a seven-continent model: Asia (24865671), Africa (24865670), |
North America (24865672), South America (24865673), Antarctica (28289421), Europe (24865675), and Pacific (Australia, New
Zealand, and the other islands in the Pacific Ocean -- 24865674).
|Country||12||One of the countries and dependent territories defined by the ISO 3166-1 standard.|
|Admin||8||One of the primary administrative areas within a country. Place type names associated with this place type include: State, |
Province, Prefecture, Country, Region, Federal District.
|Admin2||9||One of the secondary administrative areas within a country. Place type names associated with this place type include: County, |
Province, Parish, Department, District.
|Admin3||10||One of the tertiary administrative areas within a country. Place type names associated with this place type include: Commune, |
Municipality, District, Ward.
|Town||7||One of the major populated places within a country. This category includes incorporated cities and towns, major unincorporated |
towns and villages.
|Suburb||22||One of the subdivisions within a town. This category includes suburbs, neighborhoods, wards.|
|Postal Code||11||One of the postal code areas within a country. This category includes both full postal codes (such as those in UK and CA) |
and partial postal codes. Examples include: SW1A 0AA (UK), 90210 (US), 179-0074 (JP).
|Supername||19||A place that refers to a region consisting of multiple countries or an historical country that has been dissolved into current |
countries. Examples include Scandinavia, Latin America, USSR, Yugoslavia, Western Europe, and Central America.
|Colloquial||24||Examples are New England, French Riviera, 関西地方(Kansai Region), South East England, Pacific States, and Chubu Region.|
|Time Zone||31||A place that refers to an area defined by the Olson standard. Examples include America/Los Angeles, Asia/Tokyo, Europe/Madrid.|
I think you see where this is leading: an ability to link locations and semantics and using WikiLocation its all in one API.