The COVID-19 outbreak has closed schools across most of the U.S., impacting more than 55 million students who are now learning at home. That’s created an increased demand for homeschool resources. Today, National Geographic is responding to that need with the launch of a new online hub, NatGeo@Home, which pulls together all of National Geographic’s […]
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Never underestimate the power of open source as a concept, a movement, and a tool, not just for technology maturity, but for business. The nature of the concept is such that it challenges the very idea of soft intellectual property as we know it.
We use open source software for so many of our solutions. It’s all over our servers that run businesses here at Edelleye, and all over our desktops. In fact, our founder is responsible for one of the largest open source movement ever, where they opened up one of the world’s most valuable pieces of IP protected software, Symbian OS, the same system that ran the world’s smartphones for over a decade.
We’re taking the important step of open-sourcing some of the most important projects of the Elizabeth Warren campaign for anyone to use.
I love this concept, and I have people close to me that struggle with chronic illness. There is so little available to people in terms of adequate life coaching and health and wellness habits.
There’s no shortage of resources to help people change their health behaviors — but far too often, these resources aren’t accessible in underserved communities, says physician Priscilla Pemu. Enter “culturally congruent coaching,” a program Pemu and her team developed to help patients with chronic diseases monitor their health with the assistance of a coach from their community. Learn more about how this approach transcends language and cultural barriers — and could potentially transform health care in America.
Google Is Taking on Apple’s iMessage with RCS — Here’s How Android’s New Texting Experience Stacks Up
There is a solid prediction in here, and that is that this rich messaging standard will end up being the defacto standard for messaging. It’s not just that some of the same features iPhone users enjoy amongst each other will be there, it’s that those features, and many extensions of rich web functionality will now be interoperable between platforms.
RCS has been promoted by Google as their answer to iMessage and is the backbone behind the new “Chat” features in Android Messages.
Innocent feature tracking can quickly turn into unacceptable user behavior monitoring, user profiling and a money-spinner for a company. Here’s how.
When it comes to tracking feature usage of a product, there are two extremes.
At one end, there is the idea that the user’s activities are ultimately private; that the user has the right to their privacy, that a company should not actively monitor which features of the product the user favors.
At the other extreme, there is the approach of monitoring each and every action that the user takes within a product, recording their behavior, and using it to streamline the processes for the user, even remove unused features to reduce maintenance.
In between, it’s a grey area.
As someone working in a software company, it is very easy to see the benefits of knowing what features of your product the users are actually using, or whether one version of a feature is more easily understood than another. Aside from the possibility that you might remove a feature simply because your users are unable to find it rather than not wanting it, it also ushers in the problem of how to respect the privacy of your users.