Smart homes of the future may just as readily respond to instructions sent by text, as the voice-powered interfaces that dominate the early entrants to the market for the Internet of Things in the home. Amazon, Google and Apple all have technologies largely relying on speech recognition, but as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discovered after … Continue reading Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology
A few recent news stories, primarily out of Silicon Valley, highlight the growing trend among technology companies to embrace cutting edge green building practices. The rapid growth of companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft also means some growing pains for facilities managers. Google The search and advertising behemoth is awaiting environmental review for … Continue reading Tech industry giants place high priority on sustainability for new facilities
Please note my confession down below... Starbucks is once again blazing new trails in retail by combining gamification with sustainability: The retailer plans to launch on Tuesday a competition that will pit 10 of its stores against one another to see who can cut electricity use the most in 30 days. The competition is part … Continue reading Competition among Starbucks retail locations to improve energy efficiency
The San Diego County Public Law Library has an event coming up on June 8, 2011 on the topic of lawyers and social media. The event will take place at Luce Forward's San Diego office from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Unfortunately, registration is now full. The good news is that the library will be … Continue reading Free Event: What Lawyers Can Learn From Large Firms About Using Social Media
John Paul Titlow at Read Write Web wrote recently about the new free document from Facebook, "Best Practice Guide: Marketing on Facebook." It is available for a free download in PDF format. Although the advice is specific to Facebook, the document's "...