Tuesday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

10 ways to develop a mobile roadmap: Just 12 to 18 months ago, many organizations looked at their mobile initiatives very narrowly. Some wanted to create a very specific mobile application in one part of their business, while others sought guidance on mobility governance and policy. – by John Koetsier – http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/03/10-ways-to-develop-a-mobile-roadmap/

The Future of Bomb Sniffing Is in Shit: An EU-funded project is developing a network of sensors that could sniff out bomb-makers from the substances they flush into sewers. The idea is to catch people who are cooking up their own IEDs before they’re able to use them. – by Victoria Turk – http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-future-of-sniffing-out-bombs-is-in-the-sewers

Android 4.4 KitKat, the browser and the Chrome WebView: Android 4.4 has made a big change in the OS’ internals for HTML5 development: it has replaced its original WebKit-based WebView with modern Chromium. The new Android Browser is also powered by Chromium but it’s not clear yet its future. – Tags: android,chrome,html5,phonegap,webview – http://www.mobilexweb.com/blog/android-4-4-kitkat-browser-chrome-webview

How Mobile is Disrupting Even the Most Successful Internet Products: In 2008, iGoogle represented 20% of traffic to Google. Seven years later, the mobile phone is the home screen of choice for a billion people. iGoogle is dead. Mobile killed it. The typical mobile phone user checks their phone 110 times per day. – http://tomtunguz.com/mobile-frequency-of-use/

PayPal who? Dwolla is the most daring digital payment startup you’ve never heard of: When it comes to radically altering the fabric of digital payments, there is no startup more interesting than Dwolla. – by Ben Popper – http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/4/5055620/dwolla-digital-payment-startup

The Magical iPad: This is part three in a series on last week’s iPad event. Part 1: Whither Liberal Arts? | Part 2: The Missing “Why” of the iPad | Part 3: The Magical iPad Yesterday’s presentation covered the “What” and “How” of the iPad, but it had nothing about “Why. – by apps – http://stratechery.com/2013/magical-ipad/

We play with the Steam Machine, Valve’s game console of the future: Can the company behind ‘Half-Life’ build hardware worthy of the TV? Valve Corporation, the video game developer responsible for Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress , and the digital distribution platform Steam, has an ambitious plan to reinvent the video game console. – by Sean Hollister – http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/4/5063760/we-try-the-steam-machine-valves-video-game-console-of-the-future

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren’t for Everyone: Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much of a next-level as you can expect from a first-generation product. – by Liz Gannes – Tags: mobile, news, product news, bodybuilding, fashion, indigogo, kickstarter, memi, pebble, push, wearables – http://allthingsd.com/20131102/two-next-level-wearables-that-arent-for-everyone/

Intel Is Under New Management – And It Shows: Intel rode the PC wave with Microsoft and built an seemingly insurmountable lead in the field of “conventional” (PCs and laptops) microprocessors. – by Jean-Louis Gassée – http://www.mondaynote.com/2013/11/04/intel-is-under-new-management-and-it-shows/

How Google Is Planning To Make Android Gingerbread Toast – ReadWrite: The scourge of Android is a Gingerbread man—and Google is finally ready to kill it. – http://readwrite.com/2013/10/31/google-project-svelte-android-fragmentation-kitkat-gingerbread

Get ready for in-store advertising that looks you straight in the eye: The next time you’re waiting to pay at Tesco, the ads you’re watching may be watching you back. – by Siraj Datoo – http://qz.com/143180/get-ready-for-in-store-advertising-that-looks-you-straight-in-the-eye/

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