HighTech Workforce Represents Key Asset for Massachusetts Bases

first_imgMassachusetts officials are highlighting the state’s concentration of high-tech talent, including academic and industry resources, as the state promotes its six military installations ahead of a possible BRAC round.“As all of this stuff has gotten more and more technologically sophisticated over the course of this past decade or so, what we do here I think becomes even more important,” Gov. Charlie Baker (R) told WBUR following a trip to Washington, D.C., in July to meet with lawmakers and Pentagon officials.In an interview with WBUR last week following a visit to Hanscom Air Force Base, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James indicated her department values the state’s skilled workforce.“One of the key aspects, I think, which is unique, I’ll say, here in Massachusetts, is surrounding these four Air Force installations we just have a multitude of academic and other talent,” James said. In addition to Hanscom, the state’s other three Air Force installations are Joint Base Cape Cod (Otis Air National Guard Base), Westover Air Reserve Base and Barnes Air National Guard Base.The importance of a particular base extends to the assets of the surrounding community, she said. “It’s all about synergies; and when you can get multiple bangs for a single buck, that’s all the better for us,” James said.“I am very impressed with everything that I have seen so far in the state of Massachusetts,” James told the station.In a press release, MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones noted that Hanscom isn’t the only Massachusetts base supported by a robust workforce and industry presence.    “The innovations at Hanscom and integration with both academia and businesses exemplify the kind of leading technology and highly-skilled workforce that we see at all six of the commonwealth’s bases,” Jones said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

HTML5 OS is set to disrupt platform lockin

first_img Explore further Jaafer Haidar and Jason Miller of Carbyn, whose mantra is “Go ahead. Just operate,” showed their creation, featuring a cross-platform experience, using both the Apple iPad and Blackberry Playbook in the Disrupt show demo. Smartphone functionalty is planned some time in the future.Carbyn enables consumers to get all the apps they enjoy in one destination, on any device, whether iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Android or others. For companies developing HTML5 applications, Carbyn is aiming to provide a wide-reaching distribution platform, according to Haidar, CEO and co-founder.你需要安装能够查看此内容的 Adobe Flash Player。Please click here to continue.As for apps, once you have Carbyn, you are able to pin any app to the main screen. You get a familiar-looking panel of available applications. Existing HTML5 apps are easily portable to the Carbyn system, in less than half an hour, according to Carbyn, and specialist apps can be created from scratch from a custom SDK.Features of Carbyn also include multitasking capabilities and app-to-app communications. In other words, applications can talk to one another.”We’re exposing an underlying file system messaging layer so that we have app to app communication. One app can tell, if it’s a phone app, let’s say, Skype can tell the music app, ‘hey, stop playing I’m getting a call,'” said Haidar.Also noted was how developers can port their HTML5 applications to Carbyn with litte effort. In fact, attracting developers was one of three goals that Haidar and Miller had in appearing at the show. Partnering with developers to tailor apps for Carbyn will be important to Carbyn’s growth. The second goal was getting the word out. “You don’t have to download anything, just go to the web site…we want to go nuts with this,” Haidar said in an interview at the show. The third was attracting money. Haidar said the team had been bootstrapping the startup since its founding and was now seeking funding. Citation: HTML5 OS is set to disrupt platform lock-in (2011, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-html5-os-disrupt-platform-lock-in.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com www.carbyn.comtechcrunch.com/2011/09/15/carbyn/www.mobilemag.com/2011/09/13/c … rst-html-5-cloud-os/ More information: This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — A Canada-based startup founded in November 2010 arrived at TechCrunch Disrupt last week to debut its “HTML5 operating system” called Carbyn. To get this system, there is nothing to install; you use your browser and you log in to Carbyn and you’re on your way. Beyond being an app, beyond being a web store, it is described by its founders as an operating system that happens to be app-focused. “It means you can get it on any device, they add, and “it means buying the cheapest tablet that gets you online so that you can get everything you want through your browser.” Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 1.5 Billion in First Yearlast_img read more