“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” Read further >
Telemedicine seemed promising in the beginning especially for patients in rural areas, but has slowed over the past decade. With any new innovation the rate adoption is always a factor of value to the user. In the case of telemedicine there are two users, patient and provider, however the rate of adoption seemed to be in the hands of the government and the technology providers. So who is really to blame?
My colleague, Peter Liang, recently made a post about Google’s mobilegeddon. I’d like to contextualize it a bit more for law firms, though I’m not the first to do so. Lawyer.com observed that 46% of small firm websites and 39% of all law firm websites failed the mobilegeddon test. Lexblog’s Kevin O’Keefe cited Visibility’s report that 53% of the 350 largest law firms lack a mobile-responsive website. Law firms must care because they publish content to websites to attract the attention of their existing and potential corporate legal clients. The 2014 ABA Tech Survey reveals that 91% of attorneys use a smartphone. Some of those are certainly attorneys in corporate legal departments. Read further >
By now, you’ve most likely heard the term “Mobilegeddon.” If you haven’t, it refers to Google’s April 21st search algorithm update where search rankings now favor mobile-friendly websites on mobile devices. In other words, if your business does not have mobile friendly websites, it will get pushed down on Google’s mobile search results. This is one of the most sweeping changes (for all Google users in all countries and in all languages) in the SEO world. Read further >
We’re a big company. Once a small bookshop and another publishing house, somewhere in the north of Netherlands, we are now a global company in over 140 countries (our Wikipedia page has the full narrative). Read further >
In 1988 when Mark Weiser first articulated the concept of Ubiquitous Computing, I wonder if he had sensors and wearables in mind? Ubiquitous computing, sometimes called the age of calm technology refers to the era where technology is pervasive or omni-present in our lives, but not dominant. Instead, ubiquitous computing is about technology that recedes to the background. This is where “wearables” will rise!
Neuroscience and technology are increasingly collaborating in scientific research to advance understanding of how our brain works. This happens for different reasons: to replicate human brain functions into artificial ones, to prevent and cure diseases and pains, or even to correlate human behavior with brain functions. Read further >
My hometown, Milan, is known as the Italian city of business and, even more so for fashion. That’s why it may be difficult to see around someone wearing a cardboard mask while having a Virtual Reality (VR) experience: more likely, trendy people will instead wear a pair of Google glass. But now, VR has become affordable for any budget: with just a few dollars you can transform your smartphone to a VR device and experience a total immersion in virtual and augmented reality. Read further >
The Research on Search
There are many problems facing enterprise search applications today. The main ones being poor recall, relevant results, and the lack of insightful information provided back to the user. I recently did some research on this topic and I would like to share my discoveries. The research focuses specifically on the long tail and how you can use it to improve your applications or products.