A buy worth a fortune
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s mission to make the world more open and connected was completed in less than two weeks. Yes, I am referring to the acquisition of WhatsApp which has been making news headlines everywhere lately. Zuckerberg made a statement about this on his Facebook wall on February 19. (more…)
Chatter is a fast evolving tool which is one of the best features that the cloud computing giant, Salesforce provides. I would like to give a brief overview on Chatter without going too deep into the technical aspects. Chatter focuses mainly on providing collaborative features and capabilities for applications built on Force.com platform. The home page of Chatter looks pretty similar to the wall of any social networking site where you see the live updates provided by your friends, the pages you like and so on. It allows you to create a profile page which basically gives other users all the information about you that you want to expose. You can add a profile photo, your position and organization, contact address and your interests so that other users can know who you are.
There is good news for the residents of Mathare – a densely populated slum near Nairobi (Kenya). The good news comes in a small package, in the form of a portable operating system. Mathare currently does not have any public education, sanitation and information systems. This has forced the people of Mathere to live in a dark age until the arrival of Keepod. Keepod aims at bridging this gap by providing a few plug-and-play operating systems, specifically for the residents of Mathare. (more…)
How many times have you gone half way down the stairs or out of the front door, only to realize that you have forgotten your keys or your wallet? Ever found yourself wishing that someone was there to remind you to take the keys before you left the room? Or some device that could help remind you to take the wallet along, the next time you leave your house?
A video published several years old popped up on my wall recently. Someone who had nothing to do with the video had commented on it, identifying people in the video. I wondered how he even got to see this video and subsequently found out that recent changes to privacy settings on social media caused this to happen. Some time later, a thought struck me, when I heard about a new social networking site in the news. This new site looked like a combination of everything I had used on the Internet until now. News, videos, blogs, radio, cards, groups, poll… oh yes, everything is in here. I was curious to know what this social network was all about. Well, after login, I felt like, this is not just a social media site, but a combination of everything on the Internet. (more…)