HTML5: The Technology Changing the Web - WSJ.com
A year and a half after  Steve Jobs endorsed it in an unusual essay, a set of programming techniques called HTML5 is rapidly winning over the Web.
That promise—and the lure of Apple Inc. devices in particular—is sweeping aside alternative technologies. In the latest development, Adobe Systems Inc. said Wednesday it will pull back on pushing the rival Flash format opposed by Mr. Jobs for mobile devices.
"HTML5 is a major step forward," declares venture capitalist Marc  Andreessen, who helped invent the first successful browser, Netscape, in  the 1990s.
The technology allows Internet browsers to display jazzed-up images  and effects that react to users’ actions, delivering game-like  interactivity without installing additional software. Developers can use  HTML5 to get their creations on a variety of smartphones, tablets and  PCs without tailoring apps for specific hardware or the online stores  that have become gatekeepers to mobile commerce.
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HTML5: The Technology Changing the Web - WSJ.com

A year and a half after Steve Jobs endorsed it in an unusual essay, a set of programming techniques called HTML5 is rapidly winning over the Web.

That promise—and the lure of Apple Inc. devices in particular—is sweeping aside alternative technologies. In the latest development, Adobe Systems Inc. said Wednesday it will pull back on pushing the rival Flash format opposed by Mr. Jobs for mobile devices.

"HTML5 is a major step forward," declares venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, who helped invent the first successful browser, Netscape, in the 1990s.

The technology allows Internet browsers to display jazzed-up images and effects that react to users’ actions, delivering game-like interactivity without installing additional software. Developers can use HTML5 to get their creations on a variety of smartphones, tablets and PCs without tailoring apps for specific hardware or the online stores that have become gatekeepers to mobile commerce.

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6th  Annual Watson Workshop | IBM Research
The “Emerging Leaders in Multimedia” workshop series is an annual event organized to recognize outstanding student researchers in the multimedia area. We are currently soliciting student applications for the sixth workshop in this series. We encourage mid to senior level graduate Ph.D students from CS, EE, ECE, and all other relevant disciplines to apply.
Emerging  Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing Jointly Hosted by   The Multimedia &  Signal Processing PICsCall For  ParticipationIBM T.J. Watson  Research Center, hawthorne NY, USAOctober 14-15,  2010 

smarterleaders:

6th Annual Watson Workshop | IBM Research

The “Emerging Leaders in Multimedia” workshop series is an annual event organized to recognize outstanding student researchers in the multimedia area. We are currently soliciting student applications for the sixth workshop in this series. We encourage mid to senior level graduate Ph.D students from CS, EE, ECE, and all other relevant disciplines to apply.

Emerging Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing
Jointly Hosted by
The Multimedia & Signal Processing PICs

Call For Participation

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, hawthorne NY, USA
October 14-15, 2010 

PointAbout is working with several institutions to create a new type of reporting & alerting system - one where the users are the eyes & ears of the system, and can send user-generated reports into the institution.   This is putting an entirely new spin on “311″ style non-emergency reporting and alerting.

An estimated two billion people will be on the Web by 2011—and they’ll be doing more than talking. Video on demand, IP television and Internet TV will account for nearly 90% of consumer IP traffic by 2012. When people talk, it will be to many more people—via social networking sites, whose memberships will top 500 million in the next three years. (via IBM - Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 10 in a Series)

An estimated two billion people will be on the Web by 2011—and they’ll be doing more than talking. Video on demand, IP television and Internet TV will account for nearly 90% of consumer IP traffic by 2012. When people talk, it will be to many more people—via social networking sites, whose memberships will top 500 million in the next three years. (via IBM - Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 10 in a Series)

Apple’s iLife ‘09 software suite will include a feature called Faces that finds and organizes a gallery of a user’s friends in his or her photos, thanks to face-recognition software. A feature called Places will organize pictures around where they were taken,  through an interactive world map with GPS geotagging that will pinpoint the location of every photo users take, as long as they have a GPS chip in their camera or iPhone.” (via Apple unveils updates
 - CNN.com)

Apple’s iLife ‘09 software suite will include a feature called Faces that finds and organizes a gallery of a user’s friends in his or her photos, thanks to face-recognition software. A feature called Places will organize pictures around where they were taken, through an interactive world map with GPS geotagging that will pinpoint the location of every photo users take, as long as they have a GPS chip in their camera or iPhone.” (via Apple unveils updates
- CNN.com
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