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iPhone Developer I had an opportunity to audit a computer science class this week at Washington University, a class that was teaching students how to write iPhone apps. It was their final presentation, and I got to see a dozen apps that were very impressive. As I was watching the kids present, I was thinking back to my college days and the similarities and differences about my education. Of course, back in my day real programmers wrote in Assembler, and maybe Fortran. None of this object-oriented stuff had even been invented. We also had punched cards, which is probably why I never became a programmer. In grad school, we had video terminals because PCs were still being tinkered around inside Silicon Valley garages. In the Wash U class, most of the students had their own Macbooks, some better than my own. Each was given an iPod touch to use during the semester and thi... (more)

Appeon Mobile Beta2 - 48 Hours

** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile only supported the iPad. Beta2 steps up the supported devices by adding the iPhone simulator and support for the actual iPhone device itself (iP4, iP4s and iP5). Amazingly, all I needed to do was download the Appeon WorkSpace application from the iStore for the iPhone, add an application refere... (more)

Anthony Soave’s Employees Show What it Takes to Be a Leader

Anthony Soave is a dynamic leader, committed to the success and growth of his family of business, Soave Enterprises.  As a leader, he portrays the unique characteristics necessary to lead his employees and envision the next progressive steps for the future of each Soave affiliate.  But Anthony Soave believes that being a leader means being a team player, and being able to create cohesion between a diverse range of people, ideas, processes, and goals.  Soave once stated, “Leadership positions have often been portrayed as lonely roles.  I think this is usually an oversimplified and limited view.  It can be very rewarding to lead, and the ability to guide others is regularly demonstrated in one way or another by each of Soave Enterprises’ employees. Leadership is expressed in widely different roles and settings – through involvement in jobs, schools, community organiz... (more)

How To: Enhancing Legacy Apps with Cloud

As we’ve discussed previously, dealing with legacy applications in the cloud is not a simple, straight ahead proposition. The bottom line is it can be done, but doing it smartly is a whole other issue. As Dan Woods asks: “Can cloud infrastructure support traditional applications that were not built to deliver reliable performance from unreliable components?” What are the best ways to use the cloud to enhance legacy apps? The reasons to move legacy apps to the cloud are manifest: improved performance, ROI, and associated upkeep costs, to name a few. So much money has already gone into creating the tech and utilizing the data center real estate that simply abandoning what you’ve been using would be like burning millions of dollars. However, the answer to Dan Woods’ question is not a simple yes or no, and many providers who reply in one way or the other are selling shor... (more)

City of Pompano Beach Fails "Lawn Inspection" For Best-Looking Empty Lot in South Florida

4051 North Federal LLC is planning to build a 10,000 sf retail center at 4051 North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, Florida (front view). (back view) City of Pompano Beach on September 17, 2013 inspected the empty lot after demolition of an old restaurant building on 4051 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida. The City inspectors failed the property on five counts of code violations, starting with the installed putting green lawn, which can only be found on best golf courses around the world. 4051 North Federal LLC, @4051NF the owner of the commercial property installed high grade top soil on 30-feet  by 200 feet highway stretch of the property on best grade potting green lawn, complete with sprinklers and an irrigation system. The empty lot is also displayed with a 200 feet long white decorative fence, including LED night lights on each of its 40 fence po... (more)

Sidera to Provide High-Capacity Connectivity Between CoreSite Data Centers

DENVER and NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, and Sidera networks, the premier supplier of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced that Sidera is providing connectivity between CoreSite data centers located in critical communications markets including Chicago; Boston; New York; Washington, DC; and Reston, VA. Sidera's high capacity network will support the requirements of CoreSite's financial services, content delivery, web services, media and entertainment, and other high-bandwidth customers by providing the redundancy, diversity, and scalability required to effectively run performance-sensitive applications deployed in CoreSite's data centers.   Sidera Networks is the leading provider of tailored, high-capacity communications services to both carrier a... (more)

Commercial Real Estate Goes Wireless

By applying Web-based and wireless technologies, real-estate owners can achieve astounding efficiencies that can drive revenues up and operating costs down, thereby enhancing the value of their properties. Whoever said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," didn't know much about commercial real estate. The process ain't broke. It works, but it's clunky. For example, most commercial real estate service requests involve a handwritten/phone/fax method for initiating and responding to service requests. But the inefficiencies - brought on by poor communications and way too much paperwork along the chain - reduce service levels and, consequently, occupancy rates. By applying Web-based and wireless technologies, real estate owners can achieve astounding efficiencies that can drive revenues up and operating costs down, thereby enhancing the value of their properties. Other in... (more)

84% of Home Buyers Search Online

According to the National Association of Realtors, 84 percent of buyers now use the Internet to search for properties. This fact confirmed the acumen of First Team Real Estate, which had already begun to upgrade its extensive advertising and marketing to a higher level by building collective efforts and relationships with leading websites such as, Yahoo! Real Estate,, Google and others. This aggressive online marketing strategy, boosted by the NAR finding, has manifested itself in "Rule #2" in The NEW Rules of Real Estate(SM), created by First Team Real Estate, an innovative strategy adapted to today's tough real estate market. Rule number two, which calls for maximizing demand and exposing property to the highest possible degree in the industry, represents the calculated approach of First Team to effectively present their listings to literally ... (more)

Invitation-Only Social Network for Real Estate

Social networks and interactive Web 2.0 technologies have become dominant features of social life and news lately, and millions regularly spend hours each month on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. One startup company with a selective vision for a real estate investor oriented social network decided to focus on the quality of members as opposed to quantity. The invitation-only community, (, was founded in 2005 by real estate investor, entrepreneur, and author Ross Hamilton. Hamilton says he started the real estate investor focused social network to help other investors create a community to support each other as well as to serve as an online way to track deal flow and utilize all of the best-of-breed available web marketing tools like automated customer list building, automatic customer follow up, and audi... (more)

Housing Bargains Under $100K in Naples, Florida

Welcome to Naples, Florida.  World renowned for the high-class lifestyle, a winter retreat for celebrities and fortune 500 CEO’s.  Naples has some of the most exclusive addresses in the country.  Where extraordinary mansions set along a beach which was once voted by the travel channel as America’s best all-round beach.  Where the county for which Naples is located is rated as the highest income per-capita in Florida and the 20th highest in the country. You may wonder how on earth you could even vacation here, let along be a year-round resident. Can you live in paradise for far less than the average home sold in the United States? The answer is, yes. The real estate bubble did hit here and it hit hard, many greedy investors and speculators looking to get rich over night, jumped in too late and too high.  Now though, prices are down to as low as 2001 values.  How abou... (more)

Geo-Contextual Advertising Startup Raises $1.5M in Series A Financing

 Advertising on Ulitzer Lat49, a network of geo-contextual advertising, announced that the company has closed a $1.5 million Series A financing led by PenderFund Capital Management (Pender), with participation from existing investors including Discovery Capital. "This financing and the traction we have gained in the market further validate the significant opportunity and need for the high-performance online advertising that geo-contextual targeting brings," said Keith Ippel, Co-Founder and CEO of Lat49. "With this financing, Lat49 is well positioned to continue as the innovative market leaders in this space." "We've been very impressed with the rapid adoption of Lat49's solution by major clients," says John McEwen, CEO of Discovery Capital. "Contextual advertising - advertising that is driven by location awareness, is the cornerstone of most web and almost all mobi... (more)