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New Web Standards Resource Launches

Hoping to create the definitive resource for all open Web technologies, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera have joined the W3C to launch a new website called Web Platform. The new website, which just launched into alpha, will serve a a single source of relevant, up-to-date and quality information on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and other Web standards, offering tips on web development and best practises for the technologies. According to the W3C, the website will also display the status of a particular technology’s standardisation and cross-browser implementation. The site is also a wiki that allows users to ask, answer and rate questions similar to Stack Overflow, which seems the closes competitor. Originally, the site was open to just employees of the sponsor, but it seems to have opened to all registered users now. All documents posted to the Web Platform website are licensed under creative commons. While the initial content was provided by the member companies, website visitors are encouraged to share code examples, tips and tricks or any other relevant information using the Wiki. Building and maintaining interoperable systems on the web is a community effort and one that we at ExtensionEngine participate in on a daily basis. We look forward to engaging on Webplatform.org and contributing to ensure a bright, interoperable future!

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Innovation at Harvard

Late in 2011, Harvard embarked upon a new experiment: build a laboratory to foster multidisciplinary innovation across the university. The result? The Harvard iLab. The iLab is part incubator, part accelerator and part flex office space, but all of none of these. Like a flex office space, there is work space, a kitchen and conference rooms galore for the use of residents, but there isn't the commercial infrastructure you see at places like the Cambridge Innovation Center or Regus. And the space is much more flexible than typical with almost everything literally on wheels to better support instant reconfiguration. The iLab is also similar to incubators like Ycombinator in that the staff goes to great efforts to provide an abundance of resources for the residents ranging from legal advisors, technical advisors, business consultants and more. And finally, like an accelerator such as the Microsoft Accelerator, the iLab provides access to capital but not directly through a captive fund but instead through tireless matchmaking and coaching.

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ExtensionEngine Recognized as Fast Growing US Company

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Project vs. Product Management

These two words sound similar and many people even use them interchangeably, however they are quite distinct.

In the world of software and IT, every project however big or small requires both product and project management.

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