Technology has made it easier than ever to telecommute or work with remote teams. At b5media, we have people working from around the world, and have tried and used dozens of tools to make that work go smoother. Everyday, there are new tools that show promise, but many are tried once and forgotten about. Some Read More
It seems that @BarackObama stopped using Twitter as of his inauguration, but really, he only has 2 tweets since the election back in November. (Yes, I know he has taken over the @TheWhiteHouse account, but even that only has a couple of tweets since he has taken the reigns) I’d love to say that Canadian Read More
Yesterday, we at b5media launched the third of our unique look at the blogs within our channels. Splendicity is a new portal which pulls content from over 70 Beauty & Style blogs within the network, and pulls it all into a customized WordPress instance. This follows on the launch of Bizzia last week to highlight Read More
We’ve heard how todays economy affects Joe the Plumber and Joe Six-pack, but what about JoeTek? This economic downturn has been compared to the Great Depression in the 1930′s, but the technology sector as we know it today wasn’t around at that time. The dot-com bubble bursting 8 years ago was more of an indicator Read More
So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play “catch up” to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet done; it is simply an offer. However, its pretty likely that this will happen, and that Yahoo will Read More
Stephan Dion announced today his new “tough on crime” platform. In it, he introduces the “Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act” to assist law enforcement in fighting crime. “This bill will allow the police and CSIS adapt to new communications technology. Telephone and internet service providers will be required, subject to vigorous privacy safeguards, to include Read More
I have been asked that question a thousand times. Usually I describe the latest trends towards user generated content, xml mashups, AJAX technology and new design principles. Web 2.0 is not a simple concept, but a combination of several current trends that make up the next generation of web applications. Sometimes, however, words can’t convey Read More
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn�t have to, because there is always the choice between Management and Architect.
Following the tech boom in the 1990�s and the subsequent crash in 2000, many technology professionals ran for the hills looking for other professions. I have been asked many times if the technology industry is ready for a resurgence, and if so, how do we get caught up on the latest trends?
As you move into a management role, the things that you do on a day to day basis will evolve. As a “geek”, you are probably the type that wants to stay hands-on with the technology, yet want to keep your career moving forward. It is important to realize that moving into a management role Read More
Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo’s SVP responsible for some of the largest pieces of the Yahoo family (mail, IM, Yahoo’s front page), wrote an email memo – a “state of the union” manifesto document – to his staff. This memo was leaked to the Wall Street Journal and is available in its entirety here (all typos included). Read More
Microsoft released the Zune Player this week. This is simply the latest in the conquests for the MS Technology Life Cycle. Will the success rate halt with the Zune, or should Apple be worried?Most developers are familiar with the Software Development Life Cycle, but Microsoft seems to have modified this process to run their entire Read More