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Yahoo! Announces Reimagined flickr

May 22, 2013 – 6:30 pm | 661 views

flickr has been allowing users to upload and share their photos since 2004. That was the year that Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake decided to help blaze the trail for what would become one of …

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The Importance of A/B Testing

May 13, 2013 – 7:26 pm | 388 views
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Dan Siroker presenting at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, discusses the value of A/B testing.

“A/B testing — running simultaneous tests of different versions of a website or app on random sections of an audience to see which performs the best — is one of the most important processes that developers can go through. It challenges your assumptions and can have a major impact on your bottom line.

Dan Siroker is an ex-Googler who went on to oversee A/B testing on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign website. Through testing different versions of the homepage, A/B testing led to the campaign raising $57 million more than it would have done if the team had based their design solely on their assumptions of what would be popular.”

Favorite PM Articles – Week of 5/21/12

May 23, 2012 – 9:00 am | 1,779 views

Each week I collect a list of some of my favorite project management articles. These include insights from a few of my favorite blogs on topics from PMP certification to agile methodology. Project management is a field …

The Optimism Bias

May 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2,427 views

Optimism can often be the worst enemy of a project. Many times, even when faced with overwhelming evidence to the contrary, project stakeholders will swear to a pre-set date or deliverable. The history of digital …

Favorite PM Articles – Week of 5/14/12

May 17, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2,204 views
Favorite PM Articles – Week of 5/14/12

Each week I collect a list of some of my favorite project management articles. These include insights from a few of my favorite blogs on topics from PMP certification to agile methodology. Project management is a field …

Apple OS X Lion

August 6, 2011 – 4:29 pm | 1,963 views
Apple OS X Lion

Apple’s OS X Lion is the newest iteration of what many consider the best operation system on the market today. Borrowing heavily from iOS, the system behind Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, Lion brings gestures, …

New Media Rock Stars

May 1, 2011 – 10:47 pm | 2,351 views

Guys, here is another one I wrote a few weeks ago for the Click Here Insights blog.  This one was inspired after a late night of YouTubing. It constantly amazes me how the internet has …

How to Start a Successful Digital Development Business in 3 Easy Steps.

October 17, 2010 – 8:45 pm | 1,103 views
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1. Get a job
2. Hone your craft
3. Do what you do best

It’s more complicated than these 3 steps may imply, but these steps are a solid wireframe for starting your own business.  Please, allow me …

Some Favorite Tech Viral Videos

August 9, 2010 – 9:00 am | 982 views

I’m researching an upcoming article on the history of viral videos and in the process I came across some of my favorites with a tech theme and wanted to share them. Some of these have …

LucyPhone Waits On Hold For You

May 17, 2010 – 8:30 am | 1,465 views

How many hours of your life have you spent on hold? is a service that looks to put an end to the need to sit on hold for hours just to talk to a …

Hunch, The Taste Graph

May 10, 2010 – 8:30 am | One Comment | 12,234 views is a recommendation engine based on user provided input. After signing up for Hunch users are asked to answer multiple questions to train Hunch about themselves. Surprisingly, the questions that provide Hunch with its …

Adaptive Project Management Using Scrum

February 10, 2010 – 12:45 pm | 2,850 views

Since time immemorial man has been undertaking great projects. The Pyramids, Stonehenge, just to name a few. All of these projects have had one thing in common; A lowly human with no superpowers was …

Manage Your Websites Locally With MAMP Pro

February 2, 2010 – 10:00 am | 2,307 views

As any web developer worth his weight in JavaScript knows, you have to test your web sites and applications in detail, and in the environment where they will ultimately exist. This necessitates the need to …

Star Trek

November 17, 2009 – 5:51 pm | One Comment | 1,707 views

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As you will see, I am very hard to please. This is a review I wrote back when Star Trek was originally released. The more I think about it, the more I realize this …

FarmVille Madness – The Curse of Facebook Games

October 30, 2009 – 8:50 am | One Comment | 6,871 views

Lately my Facebook news feed seems to be choked with status updates. Most of the time I use these updates to keep up with my friends and what’s going on in their lives. But that …

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ? Playstation 3

October 28, 2009 – 8:50 am | 3 Comments | 1,477 views

Expectations were high for this Playstation exclusive sequel and the developers at Naughty Dog did not disappoint. The game sports both excellent game play and a superb storyline. And, unlike most games with such in-depth …

Trust and the Art of Project Management

October 26, 2009 – 8:45 am | 7 Comments | 2,731 views

Project management is people management. I know this might disappoint many people in the project management trade, but it’s true. Understanding people is essential to a successful project. Too often managers rely solely on their …

The Incredible Chess Playing Automaton

October 12, 2009 – 8:45 am | 2,042 views

In 1997 a computer designed by IBM and nicknamed Deep Blue defeated reigning World Champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game chess match. The loss was a milestone in the world of computer science. The number …

A Brief and Sad History of Alan Turing

September 24, 2009 – 11:44 am | 2,178 views

Most of us that live and work within the computer industry know about Alan Mathison Turing, even if it?s just a passing knowledge. He was one of the founding fathers of computer science. His work …

Twitter For The Rest Of Us

June 2, 2009 – 10:26 pm | One Comment | 2,983 views

I’ve had many friends and colleagues join Twitter only to throw up their hands in frustration. It’s understandable; Twitter can seem pointless to the uninitiated. What?s more, trying to explain Twitter to someone who has …

Google Wave & Project Management

May 31, 2009 – 11:16 pm | 1,679 views

On Thursday Google announced it’s new real-time communication platform, Google Wave.? It’s obvious that volumes could be filled on the potential this has for changing the way we communicate, but I want to focus on …