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Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (4)

Content Makes an Accelerator Successful, Not Just Space and Money

(Note: This post originally appeared on Aloha Startups, but it's important to get everyone in Hawaii's tech community weighing in on this topic. Please add your comments and continue the conversation. Also, if you have thoughts about Hawaii's first accelerator, which was recently announced, email Rechung Fujihira with your ideas.)

Seems like every other person I talk with has a plan for a local incubator…


Added by Jason Rushin on May 29, 2012 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

10 Reasons to Write a Native Mobile App

In recent years smartphones have become part of many people's daily lives.  They are used to communicate, stay updated, take photos, listen to music and entertain us with hundreds of thousands of apps. People carry their cellphones around with them wherever they go.  They wake up with them, eat with them and go to bed with them.  

For companies this presents another opportunity to market and reach out to customers.  If you or your company is considering a mobile presence there are…


Added by Douglas Ching on May 14, 2012 at 10:27am — 5 Comments

The Gartner Hype Curve Model

Earlier this year I was conducting a training class on programming and found I needed to provide trainees with some models for evaluating the maturity of a  technological concept, device, or platform. One such model that stuck with me over the years is Gartner Research's Hype Curve Model. If you are not familiar with them, Gartner is a technology research firm composed of independent analysts based around the world. Their Hype Curve Model…


Added by Joseph Lui on May 4, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Journey Through Go

A few years ago the release of the Go programming language was announced, but I ignored it until I recently

discovered it was being used on large back-end systems at Heroku and at Google.  I also discovered that the Go team  included Rob Pike (formerly from Bell Labs and member of the Unix team) and Ken Thompson (also from Bell Labs

and worked on Unix and…


Added by Daniel Nishimura on May 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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