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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (5)

In global cyberwar, the dragon emerges

The James Bond image of the dashing super-spy had little basis in reality.  Nowadays, the real spies are likely to be professional soldiers working at computers in an underground military base.

 

Hacking has been a topic of interest for me, ever since I read the seminal book The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll. It's about a Berkeley astronomer who tracked down a German hacker who broke into…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 28, 2011 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Getting Google Social

For a while now, Google has admittedly had problem with *going social*.  Somewhat in their defense, many companies have tried to build social platforms and failed.  The disheartening thing about Google, though, is that they already have all the elements of a social platform and in many cases their products are a lot better.  However, like the awkward geeky kid in the corner of the…

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Added by James Pakele on April 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Motorola Atrix vs iPhone 4, Two Months Later

So... It's been a while since I've switched from an iPhone to the Motorola Atrix. In the initial article I tried to focus on things that matter, when you use the phone. Real life…

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Added by James Pakele on April 10, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Will America get moving on mobile payment?

I was fascinated the first time a friend demonstrated Square to me.  She attached the card reader to the top of her iPhone, swiped a credit card through, and showed me the user interface for the transaction.  Amazing.

 

Any new idea clashes with old thinking.  The same thing is happening again with mobile payments.  The New York Times again had excellent coverage:…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Developing a Viable Software Development Workforce in Hawaii

Yesterday I was asked to chair a committee on workforce development for the software industry in Hawaii. Our committee was specifically tasked with coming up with suggestions on how to bring the number of senior software developers in the workforce closer to meeting the demands of software companies in our state. The suggestions are to be presented by the Workforce Development…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on April 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 41 Comments

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