How often do you ask yourself: why do I do what I do? Why my employer employs me? Why is my business successful? I don't do it very often; in fact, in everyday rush, I often forget what's important. I lose the "why" from horizon. It's a mistake - but it's a common one, made by individuals as well as large companies.
Simon Sinek in his TED talk described, why big, innovative leaders can change the world. Using examples like Wright brothers and Apple, iPad and aeroplane, he shows that the main source of success is the vision.
Google has recently introduced new GooglePlus functionality: business pages. I took part in Google's Webinar "Getting Your Business on Google+". The recording of this webinar will be available soon. Meanwhile I'd like to point you two important things I've noted: integration of "+1" button with search results and ability to segment page users in circles. These two functions are very important and might make G+ succeed.
We are witnessing a digital revolution. Books are transforming into e-books, magazines are digitized, your TV set is starting to be just another part of your tablet, and your tablet is just another form of TV. Virtual world is getting more real than ever. It's just a matter of time when you will be able to "like" a TV show you are watching.
Google is introducing limits for usage of their Google Maps. Websites will be allowed to load only 25000 maps daily. If you need more, you will have to pay.
Google Maps is currently the most popular map embedded on websites and mobile apps. Will the change in Google policy alter this trend? And what can web developers do to be independent of map data vendor?
Imagine photos that are always sharp. Imagine camera that doesn't need to focus on the target, because images can be re-focused as you are watching them. Now imagine that it's real - and its name is Lytro.
Lytro is an innovative digital camera that captures "light field" instead of traditional pictures. Light field cannot be captured by standard cameras; it requires special type of sensor - "light field sensor".