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Way back in 1969, as a kid, I watched a very interesting movie - "2001: A Space Odyssey." It was a science fiction where a super intelligent computer program HAL is in charge of a mission to Jupiter which also carries several astronauts. The program becomes rogue and tries to kill all the astronauts. The hero survives and manages to disable the program. There is a lot more to the plot, but the fight between human and computer is still vivid in my memory. In 1969, such a scenario looked possible. After all 32 years is a lot of time given the rate of our progress. We are now in 2016, and it appears that something similar may happen in the next 32 years. Even the experts have been predicting that Artificial Intelligence or AI will happen in next 20 years. The irony is that this prediction is being made for more than 60 years now! So, earlier it was "unbelievable but v... (more)

Media 2.0 on Ulitzer - New Media and Content Marketing Strategies

Here is an interesting news item which claims that UK online ad spend overtakes mainstream TV. The same news was corroborated by another post which stated that spending on online advertising surpasses TV. The news was little disconcerting because it did not seem to match with my ground level experience. So, I decided to probe a little deeper and unearthed more data on Internet ad spend. What I uncovered was more in line with what I perceive to be the real situation. These reports claimed that the Internet ad spend is less than 10% of total ad spend which is only a fraction of ad... (more)

MIT Research Finding Corroborates Agile Principles

We, the agile practitioners, had known it all along. Teams where all members participate equally, collaborate with each other and self-organize produces better software! Authors of the agile manifesto had experientially learned this. Now researchers from MIT and CMU have experimentally arrived at the same conclusion! In a research study, “Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups” by Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris, Alex Pentland, Nada Hashmi, and Thomas W. Malone comes to more or less the same conclusion. Let us briefly se... (more)

Why the Mobile Website vs. Mobile App Debate Is OVER?

If you are still asking the question should I build a mobile website or create an installable application for mobile… …then you are asking the wrong question! The Mobile Web vs. Mobile App debate is finally over. It is no longer a question of either…or. Making your website mobile friendly is no longer an option – it is mandatory requirement. More and more people are accessing the web from mobile phones and tablets. Share of Internet traffic from such devices has already reached double digit percentage and inching up…up…up. In next couple of years it is likely to overtake internet... (more)

Reason #12 Why Windows Phone Will Overtake Android in Three Years

So, the news is Apple awarded $1bn in damages from Samsung in US court. Apple wins ... Samsung loses ... Google loses ... all other Android phone maker loses ... customer loses and ... Microsoft wins. Why is it a win for Microsoft? The reason is obvious - any hit on Android will open a window for Windows Phone 8! Samsung will be forced to look at alternatives to Android ... what else is the except Windows 8 phone? Other Android manufacturer (except Motorola) would also look around … and only find Windows 8 phone. BTW: Here are the 11 other Reasons Why Windows Phone will overtake... (more)