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At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2007.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy rem... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2007.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2006.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2006.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)

The Truth of Yahoo, Google and IT Enabled Services

This Yahoo internal document by Brad Garlinghouse (a Yahoo senior vice president) is a tremendous read. Brad started by stating his love for Yahoo, for example: I proudly bleed purple and, yellow everyday! And like so many people here, I love this company Then he bluntly outlines the big problems he sees at Yahoo, and "I believe we must embrace our problems and challenges and that we must take decisive action".  The problems he outlined are: Yahoo lacks a focused, cohesive vision Yahoo lacks clarity of ownership and accountability Yahoo lacks decisiveness Through the entire document, despite some harsh and blunt criticism, you can feel the passion Brad has for Yahoo, the opportunity in front of Yahoo and anxiety to seize the opportunities instead of continuing on the current slipper slope. I definitely agree with a lot of points being raised in the document - from ... (more)

DNDJ Feature — Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2006.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)

Premium-Rate SMS Arrives

Operators who take SMS seriously will stand a much greater chance at succeeding with next-generation data services. The global market for SMS-based services has undergone a significant expansion during the past year. Previously, the use of SMS services in North America was minimal, despite the fact that since the mid-1990s most mobile phones have been equipped to send SMS messages. But it has only been in the past 12-24 months that the use of SMS services has begun to take off. Traditionally, retailers have been very proficient in selling mobile phones and airtime minutes, but they have not focused on value-added services surrounding the phone. This can be attributed to the lack of financial rewards for focusing on these services, and things are now changing. SMS is one of many products that can significantly help operators become more visible in the eyes of the cust... (more)

The Emerging Mobile Search Market

With wireless carriers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Cingular now vying for each other's business in a highly competitive market, while consumers play wireless carriers off one another to get the best rate plans and features, survival in the wireless world requires wireless carriers to continually improve the quality and service of their voice offerings, while looking at mobile data services to differentiate their brand, win new customers, retain existing ones, and drive new revenue. Many carriers have succeeded in recognizing new revenue by selling mobile data subscription services and mobile products, such as ring tones, images and games. A typical subscription service may contain news, weather and sports along with the above commerce items. This is a great situation for content providers - they'll increase their revenue with every wireless carrier... (more)

National Lampoon Goes Open Source

JamboWorks has launched JamboZine, the revolutionary hosted platform for the twice Webby-nominated NationalLampoon.com. Designed for companies who want non-technical writers and editorial staff to be given access to an easy-to-use graphical interface, the JamboZine interface allows for exacting control over the look and feel of not only the publication but of individual content items; and also provides facilities for quickly implementing additional functionality. The new National Lampoon Humor Network is a gateway to 27 comedy sites under the National Lampoon umbrella so with current updates quickly and easily posted the visitor experience will be more satisfying and more frequent. JamboWorks developed the back end of the website, based on the cutting edge, customized Joomla! content management system (CMS). The CMS allows users to navigate throughout NL.com in a mu... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2006.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)

Vice President of Global Entertainment: David McGuire -- "Strategy and Implementation"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/29/07 -- Global Entertainment Holdings/Equities Inc. (OTCBB: GAMT) -- As Vice President of HD and Financial Public Relations, David McGuire will oversee high definition incorporation/development, acquisitions, business development and financial public relations as outlined by McGuire Consulting. Mr. McGuire will implement strategies for promotion and exploitation of content of current and future projects -- heading up the following: (1) domestic and international theatrical release of the 14 owned feature films; (2) sale of licensed merchandise; (3) acquisition/licensure of film libraries; and (4) development of content for major studios, home video, satellite and cable companies. David McGuire is Chief Executive Officer of McGuire Consulting Services, Inc., a Los Angeles-based financial public relations and business development... (more)