BlackBerry Planet

The Story of Research in Motion and the Little Device that Took the World by Storm

Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470675816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9292

BlackBerry Planet is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion’s innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world’s foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones. BlackBerry Planet tells the behind-the-scenes story of how this little device has become the machine that connects the planet. Starting with the early years of Mike Lazaridis’ invention and his founding of RIM at age 23, it details his drive to innovate, developing what was a glorified pager into the essential corporate communicator, used by everyone from dealmakers to the Queen, from movie stars to the entire US Congress. Since 1992, Lazaridis and co-CEO Jim Balsillie together have been the driving force behind the RIM story. With access to senior staffers and former RIM employees, BlackBerry Planet tells the inside story about the branding and marketing success of the BlackBerry, from its use during 9/11, which earned RIM a reputation for security and reliability, to the cultural adoption of the iconic device as a must-have symbol, to the backlash against the addictive properties of the “CrackBerry,” and the various patent suits RIM has had to fight off – including the five-year court battle that resulted in the largest technology patent settlement in US history. As the incredible story of the BlackBerry unfolds, and as RIM battles global giants like Nokia and Apple in the emerging super-phone marketplace, users, fans, investors and competitors can look to BlackBerry Planet for the insight and context of where they’ve been, to try and predict where they’re going.
Posted in Business & Economics


A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Author: Jeremy W. Crampton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356739

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 6613

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader. Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other related disciplines Represents the first in-depth summary of the “new cartography” that has appeared since the early 1990s Provides an explanation of what this new critical cartography is, why it is important, and how it is relevant to a broad, interdisciplinary set of readers Presents theoretical discussion supplemented with real-world case studies Brings together both a technical understanding of GIS and mapping as well as sensitivity to the importance of theory
Posted in Science

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone

Author: Brian McCullough

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631493086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 6670

Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything. The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first “dotcom.” Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape’s Marc Andreessen and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet’s rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Theories of the Mobile Internet

Materialities and Imaginaries

Author: Andrew Herman,Jan Hadlaw,Thom Swiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317911121

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 4928

This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical "assemblage" of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet devices. The converging concepts of Materialities (ranging from the political economy of communication to physical devices) and Imaginaries (including cultural values, desires and perceptions) are touchstones for each of the chapters in the book.
Posted in Social Science

Organizing Entrepreneurship

Author: Anna Grandori,Laura Gaillard Giordani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136717854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5379

Entrepreneurship has regained centre stage in the contemporary knowledge-intensive and innovation-driven economy, as well as in research. Integrating classic and recent insights into the organization, economics and management of entrepreneurial activities, Organizing Entrepreneurship aims to blend rigor with relevance, and connects theory with practical problems around key questions, such as: Is there any method in having ‘good ideas’ and discovering opportunities? Through which mechanisms can human, social, technical and financial resources be attracted and dedicated to new projects? Which alternative governance and organizational structures are to be considered for the constitution and organization of a new firm? To grow or not to grow? (Or how to grow without up-sizing)? How do you organize grown-up firms in an entrepreneurial mode? How can environments and external institutions help? Original case studies are discussed and integrated throughout the text, which reflect a wide range of sectors (from agri-business to high tech) and countries (including emerging economies). Providing a unique resource for students and instructors of entrepreneurship and organization, this book also offers new insights to entrepreneurs and investors in the organization of new firms, as well as to managers striving to infuse entrepreneurial behaviors into their already established firms.
Posted in Business & Economics

Black Bonanza

Canada's Oil Sands and the Race to Secure North America's Energy Future

Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470675830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7006

What if Canada 's so-called environmental nightmare was really an engineering triumph and the key to a stable and sustainable future? For years, Canadians have been hearing nothing but bad news out of the Athabasca Oil Sands. From 20th Century economists decrying it as a perpetual money-loser in the face of more easily-extracted foreign oil to green groups around the world declaring it the world's worst industrial enterprise, sometimes it seems as though no good could ever come from this so-called dirty resource. But what if developing Canada's Oil Sands was the key to bridging the gap between current petroleum-based economies and the alternative energies that aren't ready for market yet? What if it meant eliminating the threat of Peak Oil and providing economic stability not just for Canada and the rest of North America, but for the world? And what if the environmental costs of the resource were both not nearly as dire as some would have you believe, but currently better than many other options with the industry already making huge advances in sustainability, energy use and water reclamation? That's exactly the case that Alastair Sweeny, author of BlackBerry Planet, argues is at the core of the Athabasca Sands: a bright future. By digging into the past, present and future of oil sands technology, Sweeny cuts through the hype and hysteria and makes a solid and engaging case that the Sands aren't the environmental boogeyman set to destroy humanity, but rather our best hope for a truly stable and sustainable future.
Posted in Business & Economics

Blackberry Summer

Author: Gail Ylitalo


ISBN: 0557751799

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 9332

The summer of 1965 changes the lives of two children in such a way that they will never view life through the eyes of innocence again. Carol Lynn and her cousin Tom are spending the summer with their grandmother on her farm in rural Virginia. It's a quiet little place hiding the secrets, stories, and gossip the darker side of people entertain. It doesn't take the children long to become fascinated by the Horten family living near their grandmother. It's Carol Lynn's burning interest in the Horten family that leads them to trespass on their property. She wants to know the secret of the pond. It's on one of these forays that she meets Horten's stepdaughter, Clovie, a pitiful waif who longs to learn how to read. When Carol Lynn makes friends with the girl, it sets in motion events past and present that expose deception, incest, murder, suicide, and infanticide. When the truth is discovered, those involved are changed forever. The startling conclusion will take many by surprise.
Posted in Fiction

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Venedig & Venetien

Author: Alison Bing

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 3575445745

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 6253

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Venedig & Venetien Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 4. Auflage 2018 Mit dem Lonely Planet Venedig & Venetien auf eigene Faust durch eine der sinnlichsten Erfahrungswelten Europas! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 300 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Kuriositäten? Das Museo della Follia - das "Museum der Geisteskrankheiten" - ist unheimlich und zeigt Behandlungsmethoden, die heute nicht mehr zum Einsatz kommen. Oder lieber verborgene Schätze entdecken? Blökende Schafe geleiten den Besucher über die grüne Insel zur Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta zu goldglänzenden Mosaiken der Apsis. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jedes Stadtviertel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem praktischen Cityplan im Hosentaschenformat zum Heraustrennen, einem Farbkapitel zu den 10 Top- Highlights, Highlights besonders anschaulich, Alles Wichtige für die Reiseplanung, Ausführliche Infos zu Architekur und Kunst, Kapitel zu den Themen Ausgehen, Shoppen und Szene sowie Glossar und einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Venedig & Venetien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!
Posted in Travel

Caribou Planet

Author: Gary Lawless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982438992


Page: 140

View: 9911

Poetry. Art. Poems selected for the animals, from over 30 years of wandering and watching with artwork by Stephen Petroff, Li Ching Accurso, Richard Lee, Kimberly Callas, Roger Leisner and Beth Leonard."
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A New Planet

Author: Corey Marques

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469136708

Category: Fiction

Page: 515

View: 5541

The characters and plot of this story are fictitious , and although some are derived from mythical, historical, symbolic and religious means, the story itself is fictitious. As such, the story is not intended to be taken seriously, judgmentally, nor religiously; but absorbed and discarded playfully with an open mind. Take in what you need; take what you feel, discard the rest. In no way does this book claim to know the right way to grow, because everyone must walk their own path, everyone must find their own centerpoint of view . This story comes from one perspective, one eye, one voice, one soul expressing various elements of human emotion, expression and opinion. This is a story, with a plot I believe to be of central proportions. It is up to you to find connections to your own Archetype. May you always Love your Creator and aim to shine bright like the greatest role model in the universe. Within creative bright light*Shines great insight. Aim to be the Author and Master your own world. *Everyone, every soul has a character, a story that can and does change the World. Ask yourself, who is your character?
Posted in Fiction

Balancing on a Planet

The Future of Food and Agriculture

Author: David A. Cleveland

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

View: 1592

This book is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system’s biological and sociocultural roots. Key components of the book are a thorough analysis of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on problems related to food and agriculture around the world and a discussion of alternative solutions. David Cleveland argues that combining selected aspects of small-scale traditional agriculture with modern scientific agriculture can help balance our biological need for food with its environmental impact—and continue to fulfill cultural, social, and psychological needs related to food. Balancing on a Planet is based on Cleveland’s research and engaging teaching about food and agriculture for more than three decades. It is a tool to help students, faculty, researchers, and interested readers understand debates about the current crisis and alternatives for the future.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Planet Treasure Guardians : Hunt for the Emberteller

Author: S.V. Bodle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477107525

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 6381

INTENSE ACTION has become the trademark of this series. Uncover dangerous deceptions and spectacular secrets as you experience the thrills and perils of this master tale. Ladek never thought hed keep secrets from his friends, but his time is different and frightening, for his secret will not be denied. Something terrible is chasing him and with his heart pounding desperately in his chest, he lashes out, certain he has committed the worst crime imaginable. Enchanted by alien technology, Skyla feels compelled to look into the opticope, which answers unsolved mysteries. Trembling with the discovery of a terrible truth, she decides to hide this frightful knowledge, which could tear the guardians apart. Mrs. Scryvun weaves a devious plot, playing all sides in her game of power, as the hunt for the Emberteller attracts fierce competition. Life and safety are the prize, for the Emberterller reads the embers of time, making him the greatest strategies ever to exist, and the freatest threat to the Tanyaksa. Star-navigating to Ixanza, blasting through a particle port and escaping capture are the least of Ladeks problems. The four friends have become prime targets as evil strikes from every direction, leaving no place to hide and no place to run.
Posted in Fiction

Fire Along the Frontier

Great Battles of the War of 1812

Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459704339

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 7182

Examining the major battles of the War of 1812, Sweeny goes behind the scenes to explore business activity during the war, particularly between John Jacob Astor, the richest man in America and a financier of the war, and his fur-trading partners in Montreal.
Posted in History

How to Live on the Planet Earth

Collected Poems

Author: Nanao Sakaki

Publisher: Blackberry

ISBN: 9780982438947

Category: Poetry

Page: 296

View: 7158

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Foreword by Gary Snyder. If you have time to chatter Read books If you have time to read Walk into mountain, desert and ocean If you have time to walk Sing songs and dance If you have time to dance Sit quietly, you Happy Lucky Idiot
Posted in Poetry

Planet Google

How One Company is Transforming Our Lives

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: N.A


Category: Internet industry

Page: 275

View: 7759

Business management.
Posted in Internet industry

Our Planet

The Magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental policy

Page: N.A

View: 3847

Posted in Environmental policy

Reading Explorers Year 3

A Guided Skills-Based Journey

Author: John Murray

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907515763

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 5892

A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.
Posted in Education

50 Best Plants on the Planet

The Most Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables, in 150 Delicious Recipes

Author: Cathy Thomas

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452127697

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 2149

This encyclopedic guide to cooking the 50 most nutritious fruits and vegetables in the world comes from Melissa's Produce, the largest supplier of specialty produce in the United States. Cooks of all skill levels will love these 150 recipes for simple sides, breakfasts, dinners, and healthful desserts that make the most of fresh, accessible produce, from memory-boosting blackberries to antimicrobial chili peppers to vitamin A–rich watermelon. Featuring health and nutritional information, tips for buying and storage, quick recipe riffs, and gorgeous shots of finished dishes as well as photographs of individual fruits and vegetables, this impressive package is an indispensable resource for home cooks looking to put more fruits and vegetables on the table every day.
Posted in Cooking


Field Notes from a Small Planet

Author: Mark Cocker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191998

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3086

'After Mark Cocker’s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.' Philip Hoare, New Statesman In 2001 Mark Cocker moved to Claxton, a small village in Norfolk. In a series of daily writings spanning the course of a year he explores his relationship to the landscape he lives in, to nature and to all the living things around him - the birds, plants, trees, mammals, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, bush crickets, grasshoppers, ants and bumblebees. Passionate, astonishing and inspiring, this book is a celebration of the wonder that lies in our everyday experience. Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Book Award, the Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards, the New Angle Prize and theThwaites Wainwright Prize
Posted in Nature

Lonely Planet Road Trip

New England

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New England

Page: N.A

View: 6905

Posted in New England