What Spaghetti and Marshmallows Can Teach Us About Teamwork and Development

April 23rd, 2010 by Daniel DiRico

One of the great things about the continued growth of the internet and the social connections it creates, is the often overlooked fact that all of this technology actually is making us smarter as a society. Yes, this occurred to me today as I was watching this TED video about marshmallows and teamwork.
Since the introduction [...]

Revenge of the Designer – Why the Success of Your Tech Now Depends on Great Design

March 27th, 2010 by Daniel DiRico

Design and technology have always had an interesting relationship. If you look at design trends and the impact of design on the products that we use every day, there is an interesting cycle that seems to repeat itself.
Throughout history, there are bursts of incredible achievements in aesthetics, design and usability that seem to rise out of [...]

The Looming Battle for the One Password to Rule Them All

January 3rd, 2010 by Daniel DiRico

When it comes to modern day web use, you may have noticed a rising trend during the past few years. You have a plethora of passwords to remember.
The root causes of this trend are simple enough to understand thanks to the proliferation of SaaS and cloud computing, but the quest to find a solution to [...]

Why Podcasting is About to Become Broadcasting

December 11th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

Well everyone likes to speculate about the next big move by Apple. And lately the word on the street is not about the rumored “tablet” that everyone has been talking about for over a year now. No, this speculation is not about a device, but instead about digital media distribution.
You could be forgiven just five [...]

Why hardware devices are the future of digital media distribution

August 4th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

Have you noticed lately the explosive success of the iPhone App Store and the unexpected popularity of the Amazon Kindle book reader?  Of course you have.  These products and services have obviously become huge wins for Apple and Amazon, but there seems to be something larger happening here.  And that something may have just signaled [...]