Streaming music service Spotify launched in United States. The award-winning digital music service gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks - on your computer, your cell phone, and other devices.
If you want an account, you either need an invite or have to start paying for the service (see Account Options below to see what you get in each plan).
There is a lot of buzz about this service and if you are one of those people who has to try it now, you can get a free account right now with this pretty simple loophole.
Free users can sign up to access Spo
Web 2.0 brought with it the explosion of rich internet applications that work over the web and allow users to not just read content but interact with applications. As users use our web applications, and with so many options out there, I believe that the User Interface of your application is the difference between user adoption....and ultimately success and failure. As a web 2.0 company you are now forced to create simple and elegant solutions that create the shortest paths from start to finish for your application tasks.
Whether you are a designer, developer, writer, marketer, you need
As a woman on the go, I always look for tools that will help me stay more productive. DropBox is my recent discovery. Dropbox is a multi-platform software (Windows, Mac, and Linux) that syncs your files online and across your computers. The best thing about it is that it's has a super simple interface and is very easy to use because everything happens so seamlessly.
Once you install Dropbox on a computer, all you have to do is drop the files you would like to sync & share into the Dropbox folder and they are automatically updated and uploaded on all of your shared computers .
Honestly, I don’t know where I stand in the epic Mac or PC battle that rages among users around the world. I am frustrated with my current PC laptop, which I have had for almost five years now. I know that my machine is nearing its untimely end, which hurts because I just set up a wireless network for my home earlier this year. Before that, I was taking my laptop to a local café chain to take advantage of the free connection I received there. Now when I think about it, the service wasn’t free, because I had to buy something in order to stay there and remain connected.
When I got conne
Be open in 2009.....open source that is.Â Or at least as close to open, or free, as one can find.
From productivity tools like Open Office to numerous free wikis on the market,Â open source software has become more mature and ready for prime time in a year where CIOs will be looking to cut enterprise costs where possible while keeping teams intact and productive.
So where are the options to go from vendor to open?Â Here are a few to consider either for yourself or for your department/business:
Open Office is Sun's response to Microsoft Office, just free.Â Fiv
As a new year begins, many companies and entrepreneurs are figuring out what to focus in 2009. But before you go to pitch your cool new idea, it might be good to pause and examine what venture capitalists are investing in for the coming year. An article in this week's New York Times looks at what Silicon Valley investors are putting their money on.
What Venture Capitalists are NOT investing in
Web 2.0: Because companies are investing less in ads, social networking sites and other ad-driven sites are harder to get funding for. They say that even companies like Facebook might have been pass
Last Saturday I attended MobileCampNYC at the Microsoft office in midtown Manhattan. According to the website, the goal was to bring together mobile enthusiasts, explorers and professionals from the NYC metropolitan area to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobility. As with all BarCamp events, it was an ad hoc gathering where the presentations were determined that day based on who showed up with a presentation in hand.
This was my first BarCamp event, and I was fascinated by how structured this ad hoc event actually was. The day's schedule was organized
Ok, true, it has been a few weeks since The New Marketing Summit (TNMS) in Foxboro MA, but I still wanted to share with you some of the great finds that I discovered there.Â The exhibitor companies that I met offer great social media tools that serve many marketing and community needs of the companies trying to reach their customer.
Whether it be the functionality, or tracking, or analyzing trends these tools do it. They might be a great fit for your company or for some of the clients that you work with.
Sitecore is a Web Content Management System (CMS) software that helps you create
Unless you are one of those people who uses flowcharting software on a regular basis, it is hard to justify spending money on Visio, SmartDraw, or CorelDraw.Â So I set out to find some free flowcharting software alternatives.
Gliffy is a free web-based diagram editor. It has been referred to as the online visio killer.Â Gliffy is a great tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams.
You will need to register to begin drawing and must have a Flash plug-in installed in your browser.
Project Draw is another free web-based d
As a result of the growing demand and availability of interactivity, people are now encouraged to add their two cents to just about everything. From news articles that append readersâ€™ comments to art exhibits that showcase viewersâ€™ opinions, no medium is sacred. Case in point: the new interactive DVD.
In a New York Times article this week entitled "Disney Taps Into Blu-Ray's Interactive Technology", Disney announced that it will utilize Blu-Rayâ€™s â€œBD Liveâ€ technology to allow customers to interact during the classic film Sleeping Beauty. For example, people
Sifting through the mass amounts of articles I receive each day, I occasionally find some amazing little gems that can really help you learn new skills or improve your efficiency. Here I share 5 of my most recent finds. Enjoy them now or keep them in mind for future use.
Thank You Notes 101
Thank you notes are just as important in business as they are in your personal life. But when is it appropriate to send a thank you note? Should it be handwritten? What should you say? All these questions and more are answered in this informative post from thesimpledollar.com.
Crash Course on Photoshop
Every small business needs to communicate with their clients and customers and email newsletters are one of the most effective ways to communicate your message and keep your company products and services on the top of your client's mind.
If you are looking for a simple and powerful email marketing utility, make sure you check out Mad Mimi.Â It uses web-based technology to create branded, well-designed newsletters and promotions and offers multiple pricing options (VERY affordable) depending on how many email contacts you upload (free for up to 100 contacts).
There are so many great articles that can really teach you a thing or two - but unfortunately they seem to be lost amongst numerous other "less-meaty" ones. Here are 5 recent postings that may help you do your job or run your business more effectively.
How to Kill CSS Bugs
Have you ever been frustrated because your CSS layouts are rendering differently between browsers? Or are you still trying to figure out how to achieve a certain look with CSS? This Noupe article covers more than 20 fixes for issues relating to fixing IE bug, positioning block elements, creating columns & tables, work
Wow, what a time saver! I recently discovered and implemented a great application Folder View. It is a windows only download that once installed adds a toolbar to your windows explorer window. This new toolbar can then be configured to hold any frequently used folder and you can access the folders in the toolbar and that folder's sub-folder with a single click! (see screen shots below)
New Toolbar with frequently accessed folders
One click folder navigation
Download Folder View. Also check out my post on becoming more productive with color coded folders,