Category: Tech Trends

Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

A new Web application, Social Collider, visualizes the network of connections created by activity on Twitter. Given a Twitter username, phrase, or a selection from a list of current trends, the application maps points for each tweet and then connects them with b-splines to create an image inspired by the tracks produced by the collision … Continue reading Social Collider: Visualizing Twitter

Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Knowledge@Wharton today published my interview with Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including Microsoft's vision for "software plus services," the importance of user experience, balancing antitrust concerns with product interoperability, and how the company is responding to the current economic conditions. Before we spoke, Elop presented the … Continue reading Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories

Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories

How likely is it that we will see Adobe's Flash running on Apple's iPhone? Like the blind men touching different parts of the elephant and perceiving the creature variously as a snake, a rope, a spear, and a tree trunk, the answer to the question may depend on the source of your information. Consider the … Continue reading Flash on the iPhone: The Story Behind the Stories