We’ve all been there. You just need a few minutes of wifi and coffee before your next meeting. Or you’re looking for somewhere to hunker down for a while so you can focus. But you walk into your favorite spot and it’s completely slammed. Line out the door. Nowhere to sit. Don’t we have technology for this? Read More
When it comes to the modern Web, developers don’t want to just deliver information. They want to build dynamic sites that deliver data as it happens—in real time.
But how do you do that? What are the tips and tricks? And what’s working for some of the most cutting-edgiest Web types in the world? Well, there’s only one way find out. Head to the Keeping It Realtime Conference. Read More
Google likes it some Portland. Apparently we have a test market that they like. And as such, they tend to test drive products here before they try them anywhere else.
Well, and this time, it doesn’t hurt that we’re home to one of the leading resources for open transit data. That’s why Google and TriMet have teamed up to provide real-time updates on transit via Google Maps. Read More
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland has a whole ton of Web analytics talent here in town. Both on the consulting side of the desk and the development side.
One of those talented companies is Clicky, a cost effective real time Web analytics service that I happen to use right here on Silicon Florist. What’s more, they have an incredibly passionate user base. How do I know? Clicky just changed their interface. Read More
[HTML4]One of the most cryptic and stealthy startups around here lately has been Nozzl Media. We knew some of the people who were working on it. Really smart people like Steve Woodward and Brian Hendrickson. And we knew it had something to do with controlling and managing the firehose of information on the Web—in real-time.
But beyond that, we had very little hint of exactly what the Nozzl folks were doing. That is, until today. Read More
[HTML3]Like many bloggers, I’m wee bit addicted to tracking and stats and whatnot. Who’s reading what? When are they reading it? What’s popular? What’s not? Does anyone really care?
So imagine my surprise when the interface suddenly changed on me today—for the better. Read More
[HTML3]You know the old (well, old in Internet time) joke. Twitter? Why would I get on Twitter? Isn’t that just people talking about what they’re eating?
Well, yeah. To some extent it is. But what if they were talking about that new restaurant where you were going to spend your anniversary—and it sucked. Or what if you were really hankering for vegan BBQ and your first choice happened to be closed? Sometimes what people are eating, where they’re eating, and what they’re tweeting can be extremely valuable.