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Latest Activity: Mar 18, 2012
We received an interesting newsletter from SpringSource today:SpringSource and Google recently announced collaboration on several projects to make cloud applications more productive, portable, and…Continue
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Started by Daniel Leuck. Last reply by Paul Graydon May 25, 2010.
If you are into understanding what App Engine Datastore is all about, and what you can do with it - this video tutorial is an informative watch: Continue
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Started by Konstantin A Lukin Oct 4, 2009.
Pretty amazing numbers, over 1,000,000 request served, some at a rate of 350 requests/sec.. Some of the things that they had to cope with in such a short time frame is pretty…Continue
Started by Konstantin A Lukin Sep 25, 2009.
"CES: Yahoo Beats Google to Apps that Know What You're Watching"
TV apps debut that pop-up automatically to offer extra content related to the show you're watching.
It's a feature that Google made a point of talking about during its launch of the Google TV platform in May last year. But Yahoo will be the first to bring to TVs apps that know what a viewer is watching and pop-up extra content to enhance the show, the firm announced at CES. One example, shown above, is an app from the Showtime network that offers extra statistics during boxing matches. In the next few months an upgrade will be added to some Yahoo Connected TV devices to trial the feature, if all goes well the more than 5 million TV devices already running the platform could be upgraded to get it too.
The new feature also shows that TV networks that have been hostile to internet TV, and Google TV in particular, can appreciate broadcasting's new direction when it suits them. ABC and NBC both chose to block Google TV users from accessing content on their websites, but HSN and Showtime have signed up with Yahoo to develop TV-aware apps.
The interactive apps know what a person is currently tuned into, or watching from their DVR, as well as the current time. That allows them to trigger a small notification at the bottom of the TV screen when relevant, informing the viewer that extra content is available if they want it.
In addition to the Showtime app, demos at CES included one for Hawaii-5-O on CBS which when opened shows information about the actors and locations onscreen. A Home Shopping Network app offers the chance to buy the item onscreen at the time using the TVs remote control, or browse others in a virtual store.
Read the remainder of the article here from MIT Technology Review . . . . .http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/26251/
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