Business


Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

What’s the Value of a College Education for Ajax Developers?

Category: Business

The value of a college education in software engineering fields has always been up for debate. While the early days of our profession nearly required some form of academic exposure to so much as interact with a computer, the microcomputer revolution of course changed all that, and people have been debating how to gauge the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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4.2 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Visits, not page views

Category: Advertising, Business

Not for the first time, alternative models to page views are in the news. This time, comScore has announced a new “visits” metric. “AJAX” is cited as one of the motivations. comScore Media Metrix today released its monthly analysis of U.S. consumer activity at top online properties and categories for February 2007 and introduced a Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:50 pm
11 Comments

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3.3 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Google Apps – Premier Edition

Category: Business, Calendar, Email, Google, Office, Showcase

From the You-Know-When-Ajax-Has-Gone-Mainstream-Dept, Google announced today it will be offering businesses a premium service for its key productivity applications, at $50/user/year. The package includes: Access to office-style applications – Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Page Creator. No presentation package yet – perhaps Google should acquire S5 :-). Access to communication applications – GMail (@your-own-domain), Google Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:50 am
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3.8 rating from 73 votes

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Bill Gates on Web Apps

Category: Business, Microsoft, Usability

If you’ve read any tech news in the past 24 hours, you’ll now be familiar with the meeting Bill Gates held among influential bloggers, ahead of next year’s Mix conference. Aside from learning what’s on Bill’s Zune, we get to hear his views on the future of web apps, thanks to a question from Liz Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:07 am
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2.6 rating from 34 votes

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Death of Page View Metrics?

Category: Business

Steve Rubel says page view metrics have four years to live. The page view does not offer a suitable way to measure the next generation of web sites. These sites will be built with Ajax, Flash and other interactive technologies that allow the user to conduct affairs all within a single web page – like Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:27 am
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3.7 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

A World of Free Online Apps

Category: Business, Office

In CNN Money, Om Malik talks about the shift to online apps. The browser is the new OS. Yes, we’ve heard this before, and if you’re quietly groaning right about now, I can understand why. It’s been 10 years since a barefoot Marc Andreessen graced the cover of Time magazine and trumpeted how the browser Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:24 am
11 Comments

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3.1 rating from 32 votes

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Salaries Go Up for Ajax Jobs

Category: Business

This survey by IT JobsWatch shows that things are looking up for Javascript programmers. Over the last year, the average salary for Brit Ajax slingers has gone up 33% from £29,375 ($55,853) to £39,228 ($74,588). I’m sure these numbers are representative of trends in many other countries. Based on my own project experience over the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:58 am
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4.3 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Laszlo Systems Raises Additional Venture Funding

Category: Business

Ajax is so hot that a company that doesn’t even do Ajax but instead gives away an open source Flash-based application platform for free, can raise additional venture capital funding as an Ajax application tool vendor. Laszlo Systems, the original developer of OpenLaszlo, the leading open source platform for building and deploying advanced Ajax applications, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:31 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Fold Folds

Category: Business, Portal

Ajax homepage/portal Fold.com has folded (via TechCrunch). Late last year, we were receiving at least a couple of releases a week about new Ajax homepages, so it seemed inevitable there would be some casualties in this crowded space. In some cases, it’s difficult to see how each of these products differentiate itself from the competition, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:18 pm
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Benchmark Invests in PageFlakes

Category: Ajax, Business

According to this post over on TechCrunch, a company called Benchmark Capital has taken a genuine interest in the Ajax desktop site Pageflakes and has even conducted a round of financing for the company. They make mention of the Netvibes seed round that took place before and how both they and Pageflakes are competing with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Friday, March 24th, 2006

AjaxLaunch.com: An Ajax App Each Week

Category: Business, Office

The much-publicised AjaxWrite is only the beginning for Michael Robertson’s push into Ajax. Further to the release a couple of days ago, here’s some info on their plans: But ajaxWrite is just the start. We have a library of applications we have been working on to replace most of the standard PC software titles. Every Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:14 am
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2.8 rating from 35 votes

Monday, March 20th, 2006

The “Triple A” Business Model

Category: Business

The recent Audible Ajax podcast pointed out how the term “Ajax” has made its way into the upper echelons of the business world, with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and others having used the term. A recent “Business 2.0″ executive roundtable also covered AjaxAJAX. One particular quote that resonated well with everyone and has already started Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:13 am
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3.6 rating from 20 votes

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera Nintendo Browser

Category: Business, Games, Mobile

Opera will be producing an official web browser for the handheld Nintendo DS platform (via Anne’s Weblog): In Opera’s agreement with Nintendo, Nintendo DS users will now be able to surf the full Internet from their systems using the Opera browser. The Opera browser for Nintendo DS will be sold as a DS card. Users Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:18 pm
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4 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

IBM Leads “Open AJAX” Coalition of Web 2.0 Vendors

Category: Ajax, Business

According to this new article on the Ajax Developer’s Journal today, IBM is spearheading a new effort to promote Ajax to developers all around the world – the “Open Ajax” Coalition. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am
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3.5 rating from 19 votes

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Why Ajax is Disruptive

Category: Ajax, Business

Dion Hinchcliffe makes some good points in Why Ajax Is So Disruptive. What he’s saying here is that Ajax is more than a suite of technologies, but a new way of doing things. It’s an important point, because there’s a lot of people who assume Ajax just means a fancier UI, and is not central Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:54 pm
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3.3 rating from 34 votes

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Forbes Article: A, J, and X for Your Business Needs

Category: Business

A new Forbes article introduces Ajax’s benefits to business in a novel way: what’s offered by the A, the J, and the X. … It’s Asynchronous! Writely‘s Sam Schillace: “In terms of using asynchronous processing, the most significant is to send small updates back to the server from the editor as the user is working Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:44 pm
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3.9 rating from 9 votes