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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mozilla and Google Wants to Put Your Phone Inside Your Web Browser | Webmonkey |

Google and Mozilla, have joined forces to develop Browser based Real Time Video Conferencing.  WebRTC is available in the Chrome's stable and Firefox's Nightly version, which indicates Google's Chromeis a little father ahead that Fire Fox. Fire Fox being true to form allows for customization via about:config which is placed in the address bar.

WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. 

The code that implements WebRTC native APIs (including the Stream and the PeerConnection APIs) are available in libjingle. A sample client application is also provided there.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

AfroTech - Around The Way mobile app is BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Tech Startup of the Week
"Janine Hausif, 29, came up with the idea for a mobile app that uses a smartphone’s GPS to locate the nearest black-owned businesses ... While any business can list for free, the premium listings, which run approximately $120/year, are placed at the top of search results, will receive a special icon by their profile, and a unique distinction on the map. The three black founders credit the apps success to their ability to balance the workload." - Black Enterprise
Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wozniak: 'I begged HP to make the Apple I. Five times they turned me down.' - Puget Sound Business Journal

Free that inner innovator of thought, look beyond the mundane to see the potentials of life's events. Challenge the norms , liberate that inner consciousness which will allow the mind's eye to rise above the forest of society.
Just as Apple evolved from Wozniak's personal passions, he advised the GSU students to find interesting projects to work on the side — not for profit, but for self-fulfillment.
"If you try to do a bunch of projects for yourself," Wozniak said, "you develop skills that are so good, it'll put you up in the cream of the crop, and any company will want you based on these skills."
Companies ought to give employees access to resources and tools to work on personal projects, Wozniak said
"They are developing their minds and their ability to create things," he said. - Biz Journals
Wozniak: 'I begged HP to make the Apple I. Five times they turned me down.' - Puget Sound Business Journal

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators

More About Brittany Stallworth: Favorite quote: "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' "  --Muhammad Ali

While she was growing up in Detroit, members of Brittany's family suffered reproductive issues, and she herself was diagnosed with precancerous growths. She researched possible causes and realized that the illnesses correlated to pollution in the environment, their workplace and food choices. After a drastic change in diet, her health improved. Now Brittany is a fierce advocate for incorporating environmentally friendly practices into all aspects of daily life. She founded the "Green Is the New Black" conference at Howard University, attracting 40 organizations with green jobs and internship opportunities. The recipient of the 2012 Brower Youth Award, Brittany plans to become a doctor. "People of color don't always get the information they need to improve their health," she said. "This is an issue of environmental and food justice."
Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators