Own takes aim at point-of-sale with ambitious hardware, software and cloud product

Own's point-of-sale device is a customized touchscreen tabletA small Detroit-based company has plans to reinvent the way restaurants, cafes and stores take money from customers.

Own is aiming to make a point-of-sale (POS) system that doesn’t just reinvent the cash register, it turns it into a node on a web-connected information system.… Read the rest

Own takes aim at point-of-sale with ambitious hardware, software and cloud product

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

small picture of the Amazon Kindle FireAmazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets.

In fact, you might be asking yourself: Why would I want a drab, monochrome E Ink reader when for a little bit more money I could get an awesome 7-inch tablet?… Read the rest

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

Dylan’s Desk: Amazon’s Kindle tablet takes on the iPad

 

 

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Like a backroom brawler, Apple’s iPad has taken on one tablet challenger after another, and kicked the ass of every single one.… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: Amazon’s Kindle tablet takes on the iPad

AdGame goes from zero to startup hero in one week

One week ago, AdGame didn’t exist. Today, the company has a customer, a little bit of funding, and the attention of a crowd full of potential investors and partners.

The idea is to make web display ads into incentivized, educational quizzes that not only engage the viewer, but also teach them the kind of facts that would be helpful on a standardized test.… Read the rest

AdGame goes from zero to startup hero in one week

“Get the wheels spinning all at once,” author/investor Geoffrey Moore advises companies

For business book author Geoffrey Moore, learning how to succeed in the increasingly fast-paced tech business is a competitive as well as a national imperative.

“We don’t have as much competitive advantage as a nation as we used to, so we’ve got to keep our team on the field,” said Moore.… Read the rest

“Get the wheels spinning all at once,” author/investor Geoffrey Moore advises companies

Demo: i-Postmortem plans to keep your website around long after you’re gone

 

 

After you’re gone, how will people remember you?

If you’re lucky, Facebook might keep your profile page around for awhile. But the company’s interest is decidedly among its living customers, who are easier to advertise to. That’s why Jacques Mechelany thinks there will be a market for his company, i-Postmortem, which creates “virtual tombs.”

“Most companies are here to make life better,” Mechelany said when introducing his company to the crowd at Demo Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley.… Read the rest

Demo: i-Postmortem plans to keep your website around long after you’re gone