Monthly Archives: May 2011

Skype ID will be a slipstream online login for Microsoft

via businessinsider.com I found the news that Microsoft is acquiring Skype interesting. Major acquisitions like this have all sorts of unexpected implications and ripples across many markets. The blogosphere has been alive with the discussion over… Continue reading

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Friction Free Computing

Friction free computing Posted by Michael Harries on May 9, 2011 Does your software reduce friction? Last week I used the Mac App store to install Citrix receiver for OSX. This is a such a streamlined experience. Start the app store, login with iT… Continue reading

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Test-prep startup Grockit teams with charter network KIPP to gamify school | VentureBeat

If only schools were addictive like Farmville, maybe we could fix our education system. That???s the thinking behind a partnership announced today between the high-profile charter school network KIPP and test-prep startup Grockit, which applies soci… Continue reading

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Foursquare style check in with level up … like getting to level 80 in WoW

no matter how successful SCVNGR became, it was going to have trouble ensuring that people kept coming back to the local businesses they were checking-in/playing at. So he started a pilot program in Boston and Philadelphia that gives users better a… Continue reading

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