Google’s Innovations at Risk Due to EU Sanctions? 

Filed under: Web Innovation Industry on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

google logoGoogle undoubtedly revolutionized the search landscape when it first came out, but now it is the big corporation, and while far from being a dinosaur, is often criticized for the way the present results as well as for their info gathering methods.

However, with the EU set to place still undefined sanctions that will restrict Google one way or the other in the near future, Google senior vice president Amit Singhal is already saying that “it would really hurt innovation”.

According to reports, he says that Google should be allowed to use all the information they get despite user privacy and security concerns because “If we aren’t allowed to use all the information that is stored in Google, some of the products can’t get built.” And obviously those are the products that Google feels will bring much needed innovation to web search, to which naysayers would disagree probably seeing innovation defined in a completely different light or plain disagreeing that innovation trumps privacy.

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Innovation Propelled by Web-based Crowd Funding 

Filed under: Web Innovation Industry on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

crowd fundingInnovation cannot arise without novel ideas, but even the best of ideas can only go so far without the funding to make the idea turn into a reality. While crowd funding is one of the traditional ways of sourcing money, web-based crowd funding is relatively new and is increasing in popularity, helping drive innovation in a way that was just not possible before.

The impact of web-based crowd funding is primarily due to the ability of both individuals and businesses to conveniently tap into a worldwide network, both to seek funds and to contribute. This makes it much easier to raise needed money for just about any purpose so that no matter how you define innovation, you will definitely see something new and exciting happening in every industry, from web security to non-profits and charities.

You can even say that web-based crowd-funding not only drives innovation in other areas, but itself is a much needed innovation that fortunately came along.

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Features of the Mozilla Firefox 

Filed under: Information on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

Mozilla Firefox is considered to be one of the leading web browsers at present together with the Internet Explorer and the Google Chrome. This web browser is widely used mainly because of its remarkable features that simply satisfy the users. Tabbed browsing is made possible through Firefox. Through this, users are able to easily search simultaneously without the need of closing a previously searched tab. Another feature is the spell checking. This, on the other hand, is beneficial to those who have limited time searching. The browser automatically gives suggestions that are closely related to what was typed on the search engine. Private browsing is as well another feature that makes Mozilla Firefox useful. Through this, users are able to enjoy searching for one’s personal use and not having others intervene. These three stated features are just some of the pluses that go with choosing such browser and nonetheless, Mozilla Firefox will continue to strive to give better services through its updates and further developments.

Learning Web Programming 

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Web Programming resulted to the invention of almost all software used nowadays. Through web programming, applications that cater to data gathering and information dissemination are being made for the consumption of the online community. Web programming actually involves a process that is not that difficult to understand and all starts with a specific set of codes and scripts that is made for a certain function. The process involved though may vary depending on the chosen language of the programmer. There are now numerous languages such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML. These languages may be used for varying purposes but one thing remains constant and that is that these languages are used to widen the reach of the Web through various Web Applications. Web Programming is more than just a skill that some may possess but more to this, learning this will lead to numerous innovations that will benefit the majority.

Types of Programming Languages 

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It is often the case that programming languages appear similar to the eyes of the majority. There are in fact varying types of these languages that programmers use as basis to know which is the most appropriate to the web application or service being made. Programming languages are sometimes procedural, functional, or object-oriented. Procedural language involves a set and ordered statements that function together to pave way for a specific result. There is an evident procedure in the program that then leads to the solution of a considered problem. Functional language, on the other hand, is shorter in the aspect of its statements compared to that of the procedural language and focus mainly on return functions. Lastly, object-oriented language makes use of a variety of objects which are divided into collections to then solve an involved problem. There are more to the types stated which are as well essential to know for a user to get the aimed result of a specific program being made.

Daily Web Applications 

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Web Applications are of great benefit to online users even in a daily basis. There are numerous web applications that are made to be appropriately used as often as every day. Through the Web and the Internet, chatting is everyday possible. Users are easily able to connect and interact with fellow users taking note that this kind of application can quickly be downloaded and are often free of cost. Emailing is another application used daily. Through web and online emailing, users are able to communicate and send mails to fellow users and distance between them doesn’t hinder such form of communication. Also, the various web applications led to the rise of the possibility of online editing. The wide web enables people to post opinions and blogs, start their own businesses, and give out information. Through it as well, the same people are able to edit all works done in a snap and even state their inputs on the works of others.

Most Innovative Magento Enterprise Site of 2012: Rocket Web 

Filed under: Internet And Businesses Online on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

delicious karma logoRocket Web, maker of Delicious Karma, took home this year’s Mosit Innovatinve Magento Enterprise Site Award.

The website “is a social shopping site that makes it easy and fun for food lovers to discover, learn about, and buy exceptional artisanal and gourmet foods, at great prices, while supporting the community of artisanal food producers.” It not only has a really great look, but actually offers really great finds and deals and is getting the attention of foodies. In fact, although launched in the public only 6 months ago, it already boasts of about 5000 active users. Rocket Web took home the prize not only for its great innovative design, but because they were able to execute it such that it translated to sales and customer loyalty, which for Magento is needed as proof that the web innovation worked.

Delicious Karma managed to edge out other innovative websites that made it as finalists like Erno Laszlo, an ecommerce site for luxury items, and Health Ceramics, which is an old ecommerce site from AOE that was updated using Magento and now runs more successfully and securely.

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Tim Berners-Lee Speaks on Web Innovation 

Filed under: Information on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

tim berners-leePerhaps there is no one better to approach when it comes to getting an opinion on the latest web innovations than the inventor of the Internet himself, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

If you get his take on the state of the World Wide Web though, you can bet that the way most people define web innovation is not enough an innovation for him. According to Time Berners-Lee, it is time to innovate the way the web works so that it end up doing more than just breakdown geographical barriers, but cultural barriers as well and so going back to his original intent for the Internet, which is to become the ultimate collaborative tool. He wants the Internet to be more open.

Tim Berners-Lee says all this with eyes wide open though and acknowledges that an open web is not applicable in all cases, especially where sensitive information requires stringent security measures, such as military and financial data.

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Innovative Website on Government Procurement for Small Businesses Already Up 

Filed under: Business on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Hannah | No Comments

RFP-EZThe government procurement process has gotten less incomprehensible and more accessible to small businesses all over the United States thanks to the launch of the beta version of RFP-EZ.

RFP-EZ, which was created as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellowship program, is a website dedicated to helping small businesses find and bid on low-dollar government contracts easily. The convenience this innovative online marketplace is not only due to the “online factor”, but more importantly results from the government’s efforts to streamline the entire process.

The website works both ways as well with any government agency able to effortlessly put up statements of work and browse through the online portfolios of bidding companies. This saves agencies a lot of time and manpower, as bids can be narrowed down more easily without having to directly engage with all bidders nor go through mounds of paper work in the initial phase.

Security measures are also in place with the government registration process for each company/business still to be done after the bidding.

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Mobile Web Security 

Filed under: Information on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 by Hannah | No Comments

lookout androidMobile web browsing is getting better and better each day, both due to rapid technologically advances in our mobile devices and a more widespread adoption of responsive design among websites. With mobile devices increasingly becoming the primary gateway for internet use among consumers, it is not just legitimate businesses taking advantage of the fact but malicious attackers as well. This is why it is of utmost importance to have a sound mobile web security app on your mobile devices.

What you should realize though is that when it comes to mobile security threats, malware are actually less of a threat than other security issues like parental control and questionable privacy policies that come from adware. So make sure that if you do get a mobile security app, you get those that helps you address these issues along with the usual malware and viruses that we are all familiar having to battle with on our PCs.

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