Tagged: Cisco

Brazillian app "Colabo.re" is nominated for international award 1

Information Technology in Brazil: public management collaboration app nominated for international award

A Brazillian startup took to the social networking approach to collect testimonies from residents about the precariousness of public facilities such as sidewalks and streets, in order to connect people to public management. The buzz generated around the site (which has already caught the attention of the city of Recife, hometown of the creators) led Colab to the final of the second edition of My City App, app award for best city in the world (those of us trying to unlock big cities) […]

Autodesk Augmented Reality technology gets highlighted at Brazilian Globo Network 0

Autodesk Augmented Reality technology gets highlighted at Brazilian Globo Network

Eddy Kuo and Brian Pene have produced this Augmented Reality prototype, working for adding 3D computer models to real world scenes at Autodesk’s Customer Briefing Center at One Market in San Francisco. Now, Gonzalo Martinez speaks to Jornal da Globo — the late night news show broadcast by Brazilian Globo Network — about some of the commercial applications of this technology […]

Cyd Harrell's "Remote Design Research" 1

Watch Cyd Harrell’s “Remote Design Research” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

Want to do design research cheaply and efficiently with participants anywhere in the world? (Of course.) Want to observe real users in their native technology environments, from the comfort of your own desk? (Who doesn’t?) But what software and hardware do you need, and will it actually work?Bolt|Peters’ Cyd Harrell covers the most powerful tools for un-moderated conceptual research, remote screen observation, participant communication, observer involvement, session recording, time-aware tasks, and real-time recruiting. Get the lowdown on UserVue, Acrobat Connect, GoTo Meeting, Loop11, OpenHallway, UserZoom, Optimal Sort, Ethnio, and more […]

Look Into the Future with Autodesk Labs: Augmented Reality 0

Look Into the Future with Autodesk Labs: Augmented Reality

Long before Autodesk Labs showed augmented reality on AU main stage and in the Discovery Space in the AU Exhibit Hall, Eddy Kuo and Brian Pene had this prototype working for adding 3D computer models to real world scenes at the Customer Briefing Center at One Market in San Francisco […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: In a Tidal Shift, Chinese Spending More Overseas 3

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: In a Tidal Shift, Chinese Spending More Overseas

Money is moving in a new direction in China — out: Some Chinese are so eager to turn their yuan into other assets that when an online real estate brokerage organized a tour of foreclosure auctions in the United States, it received so many applications that it had to turn away nearly 400 people. In Shanghai, cash-rich Chinese companies are buying high-yield bonds issued by distressed American companies at a time when most investors are steering clear of bonds even from solid companies […]

The Green Enterprise: Autodesk featured on ZDNet 0

The Green Enterprise: Autodesk featured on ZDNet

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of Autodesk’s new design gallery in San Francisco, where exhibits ranging from church models to chair designs illustrate how its customers are reducing their carbon footprint. Das also talks to John Kennedy, senior manager at the Green Building Studio, who demonstrates how architects are able to measure solar, thermal, and airflow effects on building performance early in the design process…

Internet in China: Shanghai to establish the first citywide wireless broadband network in mainland China 0

Internet in China: Shanghai to establish the first citywide wireless broadband network in mainland China

Shanghai will have established a citywide wireless broadband network by 2010: Shanghai’s Municipal Informatization Commission and China Telecom Shanghai revealed that wireless demonstration areas will be ready for use in 2008. A number of regions are currently competing to become exhibition areas and obtain future construction projects. At present, people can access a wireless network in Jiading District in the north of Shanghai. Wireless will probably be available in most areas in the city’s central Huangpu District, where the municipal government buildings are located, by the end of the year, said Hua Ruiqiang, Shanghai Telecom’s senior manager […]

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Finance industry employees in China top salary rankings

Employees in the financial sector earned much more than workers in other industries last year thanks to the lucrative financial market, an annual salary report has revealed. The report, released by leading human-resources service provider Zhaopin.com in Shanghai, was based on a survey of more than 1,000 companies across all sectors throughout the country last year. It found workers in the financial industry were paid an average salary of 4,987 yuan (US$694) per month. The figure is about 40 percent higher than the national average […]