October 8, 2010

How has social networking saved your ass?

by David Spark

Here’s a compilation I shot last week at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference while reporting for Yammer.

At TechCrunch Disrupt I asked attendees, presenters, and exhibitors how social networking has saved their ass. We’ve all had stories of the community providing information we needed in a moment of crisis. Continue reading

October 4, 2010

Still hunting for right solution to manage the endless flow of information

by David Spark

Here’s one of my interviews I shot last week at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference reporting for Yammer.

Irritated by the endless flow of information that you can’t seem to make any sense of? You’re not alone. We’re all looking for a solution, even Harry McCracken, Editor of Technologizer. Continue reading

September 29, 2010

YourVersion: Building recommendations through implicit & explicit behavior

by David Spark

I’m at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference reporting for Yammer.

Dan Olsen is the CEO and co-founder of YourVersion, which Olsen describes as Pandora for real-time web content. Just as you tell Pandora about what music you like, with YourVersion you tell them about what kind of information you like. And in both cases the applications respectively serve up music and news/real-time content to your desktop. Continue reading

September 28, 2010

Storify: Make stories using social media

by David Spark

I’m at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco reporting for Yammer.

Almost a full year ago I wrote an analyst report entitled “Real-Time Search and Discovery of the Social Web” (get your copy of the 20-page PDF), and I argued that one of the failures of the value of the real-time web is the lack of editors monitoring the data and then republishing it in a digested form. Continue reading

September 20, 2010

What’s your guilty pleasure app?

by David Spark

Is it Angry Birds, Air Hockey, or an Air Horn? I know you like to think that you’re highly productive with your mobile device, but in reality you probably spend more time playing Angry Birds than any other application. At the APPNATION Conference in San Francisco, shooting interviews for Dice, I asked the attendees to reveal their “guilty pleasure app.” … Continue reading

September 15, 2010

What do you wish you knew about mobile app development?

by David Spark

Even looking back most people still can’t figure out the mobile app market At the opening night party at the APPNATION conference where I was reporting for Dice, I asked the attendees, “What do you wish you knew a year ago that you know today about mobile app development?” Their answers are fast, impulsive, and conflicting. Also from APPNATION is … Continue reading