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Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility and gains 17000 Patents Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility and gains 17000 Patents
By Salar Golestanian @ 16 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Google buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion, This is probably good news for more official Google Android devices? But I hear that the main reason for the big price tag is Motorola's their mobile patents. This might have something to do with Motorola hinting that they may start flexing their IP muscle and sue other Android manufacturers. That’s the kind of uncertainty that Google doesn’t need, especially since they are already being sued for violating patents on Android.
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What are Web 3.0 or 4.0? 'The New Information Age' is here What are Web 3.0 or 4.0? 'The New Information Age' is here
By Salar Golestanian @ 11 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
I saw a great blog about the 'New Information Age' by Vivek Wadha where he discussesthe Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Founder) quote "that if Web 1.0 involved go search, get data and some limited interactivity, and if Web 2.0 involves actual identities and real relationships, then Web 3.0 will be real identities producing massive amounts of data.” That this kind of data is exponential and this is bringing about lots of openings. So some questions came up like what are we to expect from web 3.0 or even has anyone understood web 3.0 or web 4.0?
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Someone wants to buy a satellite to get the whole world online Someone wants to buy a satellite to get the whole world online
By Salar Golestanian @ 07 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
Kosta Grammatis is the guy that wants to buy the satellite and he says - "Access to the internet is a human right, so he wants to buy a communications satellite that is in orbit around the Earth to bring internet access to millions of people who can't, currently, get online".
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Some question on 'Cloud Computing'! is a Good idea? Why Do We Need It? Part 1 Some question on 'Cloud Computing'! is a Good idea? Why Do We Need It? Part 1
By Salar Golestanian @ 04 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
'Cloud Computing' is what everyone is talking about it now. “Cloud Computing”, “Working in ‘The Cloud’”, “Move everything to ‘The Cloud’” Every day I hear some astronomical number being spent by super sized companies on Cloud computing like today Time Warner Cable Buys Enterprise Hosting And Cloud Services Company NaviSite For $230M. So i thought I do a little research to work out if it is needed? or not?
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Traditional Print Media is in trouble because of Digitally Connected Tablet Content Traditional Print Media is in trouble because of Digitally Connected Tablet Content
By Salar Golestanian @ 31 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
Last time I bought a traditional paper was just before I purchased my iPad. Prior to that time, I bought a paper of some type at least once a week when I travel by train to London see a client. as well as a Sunday paper at home. Nowadays, I just carry my iPad with me on the train and read whatever I fancy on the iPad. IMO there is a big problem for traditional papers, if this is a trend. I rarely buy anything traditional anymore. I also have noticed that commuters on my train with iPad or Kindles no longer carry a paid magazine or a big broadsheet in their hand – but they did seem to also pick up the morning free papers. London Commuters On the way back from the city to suburbs, normally also pickup the free Evening-Standard. So IMO there is still some appetite for traditional papers so long it is free.
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Is Internet running out of IP addresses within months - Is it Time to switch to IPV6 Is Internet running out of IP addresses within months - Is it Time to switch to IPV6
By Salar Golestanian @ 23 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
In the last few years everything from smartphones to Internet-linked appliances and cars getting online, the group entrusted with organizing the Web is running out of the “IP” numbers that identify destinations for digital data traffic.  Therefore, the word is that the world is likely to run out of Internet addresses “within months”, according to one of the founding fathers of the web, a report said Friday.
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30% of Online Consumers Will Own a Tablet By 2015 - Here is some tips on Designing for Tablets, 30% of Online Consumers Will Own a Tablet By 2015 - Here is some tips on Designing for Tablets,
By Salar Golestanian @ 04 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
It is no secret that Apple enjoys a huge lead in the growing Tablet market. The last major accounting put Apple at an incredible 94% market share. This achievement is mainly because the alternative tablet Operating System like Android is not really made for Tablet use. This week we have every other PC manufacturer is rushing to revamp or bring out their own tablet computers. New tablets are expected to dominate at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Borrowed from Salar Golestanian Blog.
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Web Founder Asking For Open Standards/Neutrality: Long Live the Web Web Founder Asking For Open Standards/Neutrality: Long Live the Web
By Salar Golestanian @ 27 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
A few months ago Wired magazine started the conversation with the question "Is the Web Dead? This was the article that created a stair. At the time, I wanted to blog about the subject, but I did not have a blog site. Now I do. So I thought its better late than never. And here is a little bit about the controversy it caused. This is from Salar Golestanian Blogs
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DNN module development for mobile Smartphone platform - part 1 DNN module development for mobile Smartphone platform - part 1
By Salar Golestanian @ 09 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
A couple of months ago dnn-europe.net organized the first European Day of DotNetNuke; a free conference for DotNetNuke users. The event took place in the conference centre of Microsoft in Paris and nearly two hundred attendees enjoyed a full day with key note by Shaun Walker, founder of DotNetNuke. Furthermore there were 24 Sessions by 28 profound speakers from the DotNetNuke Core Team, the European community and even guests from the U.S. Check out the event's web site for further details. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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Truths and Myths of Social Media Truths and Myths of Social Media
By Salar Golestanian @ 09 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
According to the recent Social Technographics® report from Forrrester, 81% of U.S. adults with an Internet connection use social media in some form or function. Further, last year’s Forrester study of B2B technology buyers found that they use social media nearly twice as much as U.S. adults overall. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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What does it means to software developers when smartphones & tablets overtake PC sales? What does it means to software developers when smartphones & tablets overtake PC sales?
By Salar Golestanian @ 08 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
As a web developers we do need to watch global hardware and software sales as it can impact our employment prospects. Having worked for IDC research back in 1990s, I always follow their assessments of the market with great interest. This week when I heard the news that Shipments of Smartphones, tablets and other app-enabled devices will overtake PC shipments in the next 18 months. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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The Seven Principles You Need to Know to Build a Great Social Product The Seven Principles You Need to Know to Build a Great Social Product
By Salar Golestanian @ 26 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Next six months let alone the next five years is going to be exciting to watch changes in Social Networking. Designing and developing compelling social products that have the best tools to break through the noise and capturing people’s time and money is in being extremely clear on how your social product meets a few key design principles. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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Second Life Launches Beta Web Browser Second Life Launches Beta Web Browser
By Salar Golestanian @ 25 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Linden Lab is launching web-based Beta access of Second Life (mentioned.) See the screenshots, apparently it works on your browser. According to Katharine Berry, it requires a Java plug-in in your browser. The Beta version apparently logs you into selected locations as a guest avatar for a short period of time. Second Life blogger Alicia Chenaux has a illustrated write-up. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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About Scifiwood News Reviews and Blogs
These are various short and long News Articles, Reviews and Blogs by Salar Golestanian and employees of SalarO.com as well as contributors of Scifiwood.com. The subject matter are mixed topics with Pure Science to Science Fiction as well as general topics on Web Trends, Technology, Software Engineering genre, or whatever subject that can affect the convergence of today's technology with Science Fiction in any shape or form.  These Blogs and Reviews don't have commercial or corporate aspiration, so they are indeed completely independent views. Some of these entries may be short and just link you to the actual news or site that can expand further on the subject of interest.  In Phase II we plan to incorporate some Social Networking applications within the portal.