Platform as a Platform


The platform land rush is definitely on. You can’t swing a dead cat, as the saying goes, without finding an announcement about some new platform or some established vendor’s attempt to enhance its existing platform. Some sorting out seems to be in order. What’s not a platform these days? Well, if it’s easy to substitute the word “application” for “platform,” then you should use “application,” because it will be more accurate. We’re suffering from word inflation all over the place.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83721.html?rss=1

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Startup makes rhino horns – without rhinos

After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of the world’s largest land animals. Three of the five surviving rhino species are critically endangered, poaching rates are off the charts, and the northern white rhino is down to a single representative.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/RV2n0XDgEYY/index.html

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Pilot, wife use iPads to safely crash-land without landing gear

Definitely a frightening way to land a plane, a pilot and his wife were forced to turn to their Apple tablets when their single-engine plane suffered a complete electrical system failure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/09/pilot-wife-use-ipads-to-safely-crash-land-without-landing-gear/

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