Month: May 2014

Is ephemeral going to be Messaging 3.0? What about anonymous? It is too early to tell, but one thing is certain: we are primed to witness the next war in Messaging 2.0.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/26/messaging-2-0-is-now-over/

I have to admit that I’m a Secret voyeur; I rarely post but love reading the updates. I don’t see it as messaging so much as just an anonymous blog. It is, regardless, very engaging and sticky. Reminds me of a popular site many years ago called Group Hug (they even made a book).

Do any of you use Secret or any of the others?

Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations – The Official Microsoft Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Wow. I saw early demos of this tech while I was at Microsoft and it’s awesome to see it coming to life for everyone.

Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations – The Official Microsoft Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

With a higher concentration of these so-called ‘cloud leapers’ — companies that bypass legacy systems completely and leapfrog straight to cloud solutions — expect the impact of SaaS in developing Asia to be much more dramatic than any more developed region.

“There’s a perfect storm brewing for SaaS startups in Asia” via TheNextWeb

They’re going to need enterprise tools – but they’re starting from scratch. Sharepoint and SAP is not on their radar. This lack of awareness and loyalty to the legacy players is a huge opportunity for SaaS startups.

Investors Back Jibe With $20 Million To Fix The Mobile Hiring Process | TechCrunch

Very cool company. We use the Resumator here at Contactive since we’re not big enough to need their services yet.

Investors Back Jibe With $20 Million To Fix The Mobile Hiring Process | TechCrunch

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Missing iMessages

Whoops.

I was so pissed when I got burned by this a few months ago after transitioning to Android. It will be interesting to see how hard (if at all) Apple gets hit.

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Missing iMessages

These ‘invisible apps’ are less about the way they look or how many features they cram in and more about maximizing their usefulness to you without monopolizing your attention.

“Foursquare’s Swarm And The Rise Of The Invisible App” via TechCrunch

Great article that talks about how apps have progressed from trying to be destinations, then to launchers, and now to “invisible” experiences that help you contextually and stay out of the way. This is especially true for mobile information workers and how they can best experience productivity apps.

An Apple Employee Admits That iPhones Often Won’t Deliver Texts If You Switch To Android

When I first switched to Android I almost threw my Nexus 5 out the window for this exact issue. 

An Apple Employee Admits That iPhones Often Won’t Deliver Texts If You Switch To Android