BlackBerry 6 Preview Features Social Feeds and New Browser

Written by Klint Finley

This post is part of our ReadWriteEnterprise channel, which is a resource and guide for IT managers and technologists in the Enterprise. The channel is sponsored by Intel. As you’re exploring solutions for your enterprise, check out this helpful resource from our sponsors: All New 2010 Intel Core vPro Processors and Microsoft Office 2010: Your Best Choice for Business PCs

RIM has released a video preview of the company’s forth coming BlackBerry 6 OS. The preview showcases a touch based interface, new social features likely powered by technology RIM acquired from Viigo and, of course, a new WebKit based browser. The video, and more information, is after the jump.

Here’s some of what’s new in BlackBerry 6:


Written by Klint Finley

This post is part of our ReadWriteEnterprise channel, which is a resource and guide for IT managers and technologists in the Enterprise. The channel is sponsored by Intel. As you’re exploring solutions for your enterprise, check out this helpful resource from our sponsors: All New 2010 Intel Core vPro Processors and Microsoft Office 2010: Your Best Choice for Business PCs

RIM has released a video preview of the company’s forth coming BlackBerry 6 OS. The preview showcases a touch based interface, new social features likely powered by technology RIM acquired from Viigo and, of course, a new WebKit based browser. The video, and more information, is after the jump.

Here’s some of what’s new in BlackBerry 6: Leer más “BlackBerry 6 Preview Features Social Feeds and New Browser”

The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts


By BRAD STONE

Pulse Appalphonsolabs.com

Much has been made of the opportunity presented by Apple’s iPad to big media companies. But surprisingly, it is a $3.99 application  created by two Stanford graduate students that is now the top paid application in the entire iPad section of the App Store.

The application, Pulse News Reader, was developed by Akshay Kothari, 23, and Ankit Gupta, 22, a pair of Indian-born graduate students at Stanford University’s Institute of Design. The two developed the service in the Launch Pad class, which asks budding entrepreneurs to develop and introduce a product in just 10 weeks. Mr. Kothari said the project was inspired by “a personal frustration at the whole news reading experience” on mobile devices. Leer más “The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts”

How To (Further) Engage Your Readers

This reader engagement is becoming ever more important, because the growing number of blogs could lead to a decline in your own readership, as attention becomes increasingly fragmented among all the exciting new spots. If your readers seem disconnected from your website, they might be lured away for good by a blogger who puts more thought and effort into capturing and holding their attention. If you keep your website engrossing and accessible, you’ll be sure to remain on your readers’ minds, regardless of how many other blogs creep into their RSS reader.

So, the question is, how do we accomplish this? There are many different approaches. Given the diversity and size of the online audience, try a multi-layered approach, rather than going in a single direction. Covering as many bases as possible is always best if you expect to succeed in your blogging venture. Below are a few things you can do to enhance your website’s appeal.


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By Robert Bowen

With so many blogs riddling the online landscape, blog owners are always looking for new ways to strengthen their relationship with readers—to engage readers so that they not only appreciate the bloggers’ efforts but come back time and again to read and contribute to the website. Some of these websites engage us so much that we begin to crave the feeling of being on them, and we make them a daily haunt.

This reader engagement is becoming ever more important, because the growing number of blogs could lead to a decline in your own readership, as attention becomes increasingly fragmented among all the exciting new spots. If your readers seem disconnected from your website, they might be lured away for good by a blogger who puts more thought and effort into capturing and holding their attention. If you keep your website engrossing and accessible, you’ll be sure to remain on your readers’ minds, regardless of how many other blogs creep into their RSS reader. Leer más “How To (Further) Engage Your Readers”