These guys are a predicitive markets engine. Just like NewsFutures. It is a very cool idea to leverage the wisdom of the crowds. Lot's of applicability to game design and enterprise apps.
"The usability of most business software is notoriously poor, and because of this, it often goes unused within companies that have invested in it."
Enterprise 2.0 is Web 2.0 for companies. Some have called it “Consumerprise”, but whatever your term, you get the idea – applying successful concepts from the consumer web to companies. This type of thinking is the driving force behind any start-up that defines itself as “DIGG for the Enterprise” or similar. The more I see… Read More
In a recent McKinsey study, most organizations (63%) are currently investing in Web Services. Interestingly enough, very few of these same companies (4%) saw Mashups as something they were investing in:
Our team spends quite a bit of time around plans, schedules and status. This is mainly a big company problem, but every organization I have worked in needs more rigor around their work. The typical lifecycle of project management is as follows: BIG BANG –> BEATINGS –> WHIMPERING DEATH Let me explain. Every project starts… Read More
Having spent the last three days at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, I have seen a lot of companies. There are some great ideas and some rather foolish ones, but what has struck me is the power of simplicity. I am not talking about simplicity in the usual context of User Experience (UI).… Read More
As I mentioned, I was at the Under the Radar Conference a few weeks back. At that time, it became obvious that Twitter is a phenomenom. The real question is, why? Twitter is a simple app where you answer the question “what are you doing?”. It ends up being a log of your life tracked… Read More
I was reading Scobelizer today and saw a post on some recent threats made against a female blogger. It’s strange how something so wonderful like the Internet can be used in such terrible ways. I found it sad and dehumanizing. I certainly hope the individuals who are involved come to their senses and realize that… Read More
I spent a great day today at the Under the Radar Conference on Office 2.0. These events are organized to provide a bit of exposure, networking, and critical guidance to start-ups at a very early stage. Typically the companies presenting had angel funding or less, and a beta, (or less) to match. The format of… Read More
It has become clear that the innovation being driven in the software marketplace, largely called Web 2.0, is undeniable. It not only causes a change in how people work, but obviously in how applications are built and used. Due to this reality, Oracle has formed a team to understand and drive innovation in Web 2.0… Read More