Monthly Archives: January 2010

Looking for A Hardware for the iPhone

Excited by the next rumored iPhone 4G’s feature, a RFID tag reader embedded, I’ve googled for “iphone hardware”.

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The touchscreen interface seems better suited to sweeping gestures than tapping ones, although programs like Bebot have implemented clever workarounds.

But with Apple opening up the iPhone’s dock connector to third parties, I wonder: Couldn’t a manufacturer develop a hardware music keyboard with an intelligent docking station? You’d slot in your iPhone and get a high-res screen, tactile controls, and all kinds of sound-making capabilities.

(source: A hardware Music Keyboard for the iPhone – O’Reilly – David Battino )

Will the iPhone be the Swiss knife of the Smartphone market?

As reported by ReadWriteWeb, there’s rumor about the RFID reader feature of the next iPhone, the 4G’s.

So, it’s seems that the iPhone will be a platform for an huge different field: as a mobile self-payment system, or as chemical detector and as a RFID tag reader.

According to a number of believable blog reports, RFID is set to be a part of the as yet unannounced iPhone 4G. Apple holds a patent for a touch screen RFID tag reader and is said to be testing an RFID-enabled iPhone currently. So RFID could be a feature of the iPhone 4G as soon as Spring 2010.

(source: ReadWriteWeb – iPhone as RFID Tag & Reader: Coming Soon)

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

The Future Internet Portal an European Union initiative

The video outlines the basic themes of the European Union’s Future Internet initiative. These include: an Internet of Services, where services are ubiquitous; an Internet of Things where in principle every physical object becomes an online addressable resource; a Mobile Internet where 24/7 seamless connectivity over multiple devices is the norm; and the need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users.

(source: Service Web 3.0 Video)

Paul Graham’S Lessons For Startups 2006

Paul Graham’S Lessons For Startups 2006

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Release Early:
The thing I probably repeat most is this recipe for a startup: get a version 1 out fast, then improve it based on users’ reactions.
But pay attention on:
Startups can die from releasing something full of bugs, and not fixing them fast enough, but I don’t know of any that died from releasing something stable but minimal very early, then promptly improving it.