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December 22, 2011  6:50 AM

Twitter open sources Android security: Twaltruism or Twilanthropy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
altruism, Android, Open source, Security, SMS, social media, Social networking, twitter

Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems. With a view to opening the future growth of the branded "TextSecure" security software offering to the benefits of...

June 24, 2011  3:38 PM

Acquia: “Social software is now a business imperative”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acquia, Drupal, Open source, publishing, social media

The "suits" behind Acquia, the company that provides "commercial services" for the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, has this week released its Commons 2.0 social business software solution. Every aspect of software application development appears to be getting "social media...


June 12, 2011  1:57 PM

“Cloud Coupling” [kuhp-ling] – noun: connecting one cloud to another

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, data-intensive, Hadoop, Integration, social media

I'd like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams. So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺ This term was...


June 10, 2011  8:37 AM

uberSVN: Facebook and Twitter social comms for developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, social media

There's a lot of chatter right now over a subject that seems to be called the "consumerization of IT". I leave the Z in, as I don't think this is a real word in the Queen's English. The "consumerization of IT" is in fact a neologism (or a newly coined term if you prefer), to describe the current...


April 26, 2011  8:12 AM

Poised for growth? Twidroyd & Twitter clients for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Client, Compliance, social media, twitter

Fact number #1: Android is the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world right? At least that's what the Wall Street Journal reported when citing Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, who has said that more than 300,000 Android devices are activated every...


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