I’ve had a lot of respect for Andy Hunt ever since reading his Pragmatic Thinking and Learning and later The Pragmatic Programmer. He is also one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto.
Walk by any Apple store and you'll see right away that the company is doing something right. The places are always full of people, trying out new devices, buying the stuff they like and in many cases, just hanging out.
Today, I came upon an article by Richard Gaywood on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) that analyzes what the new Google Wallet concept could mean for iPhone users.
It begins. As many expected, PayPal is suing Google on grounds that two of its former employees (now senior executives at Google) violated their contracts and stole confidential PayPal information to share with Google and other companies, reports Sam Gustin of Wired.
Google officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service at an event in New York City today, giving substance to a story that has been building for months, and even years.
Microsoft previewed its Windows Phone 7 update, code-named "Mango," today and the company is calling it a more "people-centric approach" to its smartphone operating system.
Just when we thought Skype was on the verge of being bought out by Facebook and Google (see Reuters, last week), in comes today's biggest wireless headline: Microsoft is paying $8.56 billion to buy Skype, one of the world's most popular VoIP providers (it has 124 million active users worldwide).
A new Google study, conducted by Ipsos/OTX, has confirmed we are addicted to our smartphones and revealed how we use them to help make purchasing decisions, wrote John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb.com (April 28).
On April 28, Nick Bilton of the New York Times blogged about what may be "the next era of consumer web search."
CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.
Yesterday (April 26), Nielsen published a report about smartphone adoption, and the results confirm that Android has been gaining mind-share in recent months.
Above photo: Scott Huffman, left, and Amit Singhal of Google. With voice search, Google learned it had trained people to use keywords. (Photo credit: Peter DaSilva for the New York Times)