Giuseppe Taibi’s Techlog

Impressions and bookmarks about my technology journeys

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I Made The Boston’s Mobile Innovation Mobile Industry Heavy Hitters List

July 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I am delighted to report that yours truly has been included in the “Who’s Who: Boston’s Mobile Industry Heavy Hitters”. Congratulations to all the list members and special thanks to Jonathan Kardos of BostInnovation for compiling the list. OK, I have to admit that I am very proud of being the first face in the iPhone [...]

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Mobile Social Shopping Startup Shopkick Raises $15M From Smart VCs

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Shopkick, a Silicon Valley startup that “bridges the mobile and retail worlds“, has been awarded $15M of the smartest money that entrepreneurs can ever dream to get (WSJ, TechCrunch, VentureBeat). It is practically a “Grand Slam” of fund raising, starting with angel money from visionary LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, followed by an A-series from the [...]

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Boom Time for App Developers in Handelds

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

The CEO of Flurry Analytics (who merged with Pinch Media), discusses the market landscape for technology developers who create add-on applications for devices like Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Droid system. Interview by MarketWatch’s Rex Crum in San Francisco.

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In Defense of the iPad

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The iPad will grab significant market share from longtime Windows users. There is a large pool of Windows XP and Vista users that are just tired of Windows and have considered switching to an Apple computer but have not switched yet because of the price point of the entry level MacBook ($999). Those users are [...]

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RedLaser vs ShopSavvy. The Battle of iPhone Barcode Scanners

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I have tested both apps and so far I prefer the performance and ease of use of RedLaser. While ShopSavvy does more than RedLaser, it shows that it is a port of an Android app and it does not feel like a real native iPhone app. For example, RedLaser product detail page fetches the very [...]

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Interview on La Repubblica (in Italian)

October 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I am pleased to report that major Italian newspaper and news website La Repubblica has published Gabriele Isman’s new interview with me: È un cervello siciliano in fuga a Boston il re delle applicazioni Originario di Montaperto laureato a Palermo vende olio doc su Internet Col software sullo skateboard ha scalato le classifiche. “Mi fa [...]

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Hell Freezes Over Again: Flash + iPhone delivered

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Now (well, almost now) you can develop an iPhone app using Flash. source: Adobe Labs – Adobe Flash Professional CS5: Applications for iPhone

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In The Boston Globe!

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

What a great way to start the week! Users get a taste of games and apps with the ‘freemium’ model – The Boston Globe by DC Denison [...] And SmartWorlds, a Cambridge iPhone application (or “app’’) development company that has created successful apps for Apple Inc.’s iPhone, is weeks away from releasing a vegetarian cooking app [...]

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Public Radio Player 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on iTunes App Store

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Public Radio Player 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch. This app is already half way in the top 10 free Music apps on the iTunes App Store. PRP 2.0 was developed by a team assembled by the great minds at Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Bringing this [...]

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GoLearn Pole Dancing is now available on the App Store

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

GoLearn Pole Dancing is now available on the App Store. Put it on your iPhone or iPod Touch from

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