On Friday of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a controversial new cybersecurity bill. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA for short, introduced on November 30, 2011 by Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Michigan) is being called by many a privacy-destroying bill.
Digital Surgeons is a fast moving organization within an even faster moving industry. As a digital marketing agency our success relies on the efforts of many different players within our company, and collaboration is a must-have. Digital Surgeons has utilized every imaginable platform for sharing our ideas with each other from chicken scratch on a note pad to in-depth powerpoint presentations. The stories that we need to tell during our presentations are much more than static. We’ve tried numerous tools from Powerpoint to Slideshare, but our choice platform for editing and delivering presentations is definitely SlideRocket.
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Nike, ever an innovator in the digital realm, has implemented a Twitter RSVP system for product launches in anticipation of this summer’s release of the Jordan Air Brand Yeezy 2, signature shoe of rapper Kanye West. This system will kick off at several participating retail stores that will send a tweet out alerting people to reserve their pair. Users will be required to promptly (within 60 minutes) respond with a direct message and await an alert from the store as to whether their shoe has been reserved. The user will then have to pick up the shoe in person and present a valid ID to claim the product.
We’re pleased to announce being named a certified app developer for Appcelerator’s Titanium.
We’ve been working with Titanium for quite some time now, and its great to see the strides and new features they’ve been adding.
Appcelerator’s Titanium is a great development tool for both iOS and Android mobile apps. We’ve made a lot of awesome apps in Titanium. A great example of a large application in Titanium is ShootLocal, an iPhone app for photographers and videographers to scout, shoot, share and discover locations. ShootLocal shows that even a large application with multiple views and custom UI controls can be accomplished without having to develop the entire thing in pure Objective C.
Imagine the <script> tag in an HTML page as an opening into a big bubble. Multiple <script> tags are openings into that same bubble.
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Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram has been the hot topic of conversation this week. Tech bloggers have wondered aloud whether the 2-year-old startup is truly worth the $1 billion price tag, while users have flocked to social media to express their opinion. Some have abandoned the social network, dreading its future with Facebook, but more have taken a new interest in the app which just recently expanded to the Android market. In fact, the announcement catapulted Instagram to the top of the Apple App Store list.