Can User Experience be designed?

User experience (UX), in simple definition, involves a person’s emotions about using a particular product, system or service. User experience is a very blurry concept and many people use the term incorrectly. A lot of designers seem to be talking about user experience (UX) these days and have a strong belief in how they can…

Social engineering is the art of psychological manipulation

Social engineering in its most basic form is described as the art of psychological manipulation. It is generally associated with the context of security where a person is manipulated to perform a certain action or divulge confidential information. It could also be something as simple as breach of trust, confidence trick or a simple fraud….

GaN is changing the WORLD

Gallium nitride or more popularly known as GaN is a wide band gap semiconductor material generally used in bright light-emitting diodes ever since the 90s. GaN is developing rapidly around the globe to transform many aspects of modern day life. The material has special properties that are also been tested and used by the defense…

Data Mining – the power of the spreadsheet

Data mining is a method of identifying and extracting hidden patterns from within data. Identifying unusual patterns or behavioral anomalies is the key goal of this process. By analyzing the numbers your business produces, you can see what the normal ups and downs of your business look like on a chart. When something out of…

From BackRub to Google.com – the facts

Fact 1 – Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California. Fact 2 – While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better…

World’s Most Intriguing Startups

Scribd uses iPaper which is a rich document format similar to PDF built for the web, which allows users to embed documents into a web page. iPaper was built with Adobe Flash, allowing it to be viewed the same across different operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) without conversion, as long as the reader…

Small Business – Enterprise Voice Service

Small Business Pool now offers Enterprise VoIP solutions. Changing your mode of communications by using Small Business Pool – VoIP: Lower your operating costs (start up savings, long distance savings, network infrastructure savings, conferencing savings, and productivity benefits) Our IP-PBX SOLUTIONS ARE EASY TO DEPLOY –          Improve employee productivity –          One system serves many branch…

Everyone’s an Expert

Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest. Squidoo is a user-generated website which uses the concept of a lens as its primary feature. In his ebook “Everyone’s an Expert,” Godin describes a lens as “[filtering] light and [showing] us what we need to see.” Lenses…

Your friendly open CRM solution

openCRX is an open CRM solution that meets the needs of organizations requiring multifunctional, enterprise-wide coordination of sales generation, sales fulfillment, marketing and service activities to customers, partners, suppliers or intermediaries: openCRX features lots of groupware functionality enabling users to manage e-mails, contacts and calendars (shared and/or private ones); openCRX features AirSync and can act…

Wiki

A wiki is web software that allows you and others to create and edit interlinked web pages. This means that you can very quickly create a page (let’s say “New Ideas”) and then add information. The key is that anyone can edit the page (or in our case, add and comment on new ideas), which…

SharePoint – A great tool for Small Businesses

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular web application platform developed by Microsoft for small to large organizations. It is designed as a centralized replacement for multiple web applications and supports various combinations of enterprise website requirements. It is typically associated with web content management and document management systems. SharePoint’s multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning…

Question-and-answer made easy with – QUORA.com

By Gurinder Khera Quora is the extremely popular new platform that strives to be the definite question-and-answer site for just about any topic on the Web. Like Blekko, it is largely human-driven and invites users to ask questions, provide answers and share their knowledge and comments. Questions are organized into different categories that can also…