The Technology Industry Is Coming of Age
The Technology Posted on August 23, 2010 by Paul F. O’Neill The technology industry is coming of age, with the proliferation of affordable computer and wireless connectivity enabling a host of new opportunities for creating, sharing, and collaborating with each other. For the first time, we can use our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other device that has the power and display capability to present a compelling web-like experience. Whether it’s a simple, single-page website hosted on a server or a full-fledged web application, the industry is moving further and further afield into the new paradigm of web-browser-based communications. In this session from the Technology 202 event, we will be examining the new ways people are using and consuming information and data across all forms of media, including through the new web, wireless, and television. To that end, we’ll be exploring the rise and prevalence of social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, and then we’ll briefly consider Web 2. 0 and the rise of Web 3. While each of these technologies have their own unique issues, and each in its own way, it’s the trend setters and the leading edge of all of them that will truly define the next era of this rapidly evolving industry and bring us one step closer to the internet we’ve all been waiting for. We are going to learn about: • How the mobile phone changed the way we use the internet • How the “personal computer” has taken over computing • The rise of the so-called “web 2.
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Facebook and the House of AG Bringing Up Rural Broadband Land
It’s not all gloom for Facebook’s ambitions in rural America, but they have a big step up to the task—with another set of opportunities for them to change the game.
Facebook has joined a growing list of tech giants embracing the Rural Broadband Land Enterprise (RBLE) program.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, which provides digital media and the internet platforms for more than 25 countries and 80 million users, today announced a partnership with several Indian companies, including the Indian government, to provide “viable broadband infrastructure in the rural areas of India.
“We started out as a company with the sole aim of connecting people online,” Facebook SVP of Asia-Pacific Mike Schroepfer told Technology Review. “By taking on a big role in India and working with the Indian government, we hope we can play a key role in helping scale rural broadband adoption there and help build a stronger and more connected rural economy.
The announcement followed Facebook’s announcement last month of plans to begin opening “an Internet backbone in the Philippines” following a recent deal for the latter. The goal is to facilitate Internet connectivity in remote areas of the country.
In India, Facebook is aiming to open a “high-speed Internet backbone in the rural areas of India”. This will give the company the chance to help build a “better connected rural area”.
This announcement follows another Facebook team-building event that took place last month in India.
The event was focused on connecting the government to Facebook’s Indian team and was held at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
“When I was in India and traveling through the different regions of the country, it was great to see how much progress India has made, and seeing how much progress India has made with rural broadband, it’s just amazing how far we can go in the future. India has a big and growing Internet market, but if we can scale that market up and make it better, it’s just incredible,” Facebook CTO Chris Cox told Fast Company.
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recorders will also require “unmatched amounts of software.
The proposed $3.
to consumers in the same fashion as DVRs.
recorders” and “new television broadcast control systems.
of hours of programming.
hard-drive based devices, but only 50 such devices are being planned.
as well as a new broadcast control system,” according to the agency.
And we have been clear about the need for new recorders.
that will take some planning.
approximately three hours when recorded and an average of 60 hours when used.
storage devices for a new DVR.
Tips of the Day in Software
We can be “too-much” for our users — we can add a lot to the UX without giving anything away. If we start by being “too much”, we are left with a “good enough” feature and a bunch of small changes.
Sometimes we need to put forward a new approach and show that “this could be done better”. But as software designers, we can only do so much.
There is an opportunity for the software industry to do something different this year.
I do not want to be too much of an advocate. Sometimes it’s too important. But I am not afraid to talk about the challenges and limitations. There are solutions. There are some potential pitfalls.
Here’s what we have to look forward to and how we can be different this year. I do not mean to sound negative, but if the solutions are new features or small changes, then we just have to be different.