Mobile Has Unbottled the UX Genie

I think it was the editor of Wired magazine who said something like “Designing for the iPad is liberating, because users have no pre-conceived expectations for the user experience”.  He hit the nail on the head, because right now many of the most exciting user experience innovations are occurring on mobile.  I wanted to share […]

Entity Extraction, XQuery the Semantic Web and Johnny Depp

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time dealing with entity extraction software for a client. The premise that most such extraction tools use is fairly similar – by creating an internal pipeline that will break down text into parts of speech and similar constructs, then applying a set of regular expression heuristics, it should […]

Bad Call? Microsoft Buys Skype

Software titan Microsoft just purchased Skype, whose voip-based services have made it one of the largest players in the web telecommunications space. The deal, for $8.5 billion in cash, provides a major benefit to Microsoft, which has struggled to remain competitive with their Live Meeting offerings and significantly expands their consumer base, but also indirectly […]