jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012

BigQuery - Best Practices for Running Queries on Massive Datasets - YouTube

GoogleDevelopers has uploaded BigQuery - Best Practices for Running Queries on Massive Datasets.
BigQuery - Best Practices for Running Queries on Massive Datasets
Join Michael Manoochehri and Ryan Boyd from the big data Developer Relations team on Friday, September 21th, at 10am PDT, as they discuss best practices for answering questions about massive datasets with Google BigQuery. They'll explore interesting Big Data use cases with some of our public datasets, using BigQuery's SQL-like language to return query results in seconds. They will also cover some of BigQuery's unique query functions as well. For a general overview of BigQuery, watch our overview video: http://youtu.be/QI8623HlYd4. Please use the moderator below (http://goo.gl/rCwZd) to ask your questions, which will be answered live!

More info here: https://developers.google.com/live/shows/ahNzfmdvb2dsZS1kZXZlbG9wZXJzcg4LEgVFdmVudBi0zP8DDA/

BigQuery - Best Practices for Running Queries on Massive Datasets - YouTube

Google Drive SDK: Writing your first Drive app in JavaScript - YouTube

Google Drive SDK: Writing your first Drive app in JavaScript - YouTube

miércoles, 24 de octubre de 2012

Adwords API GDL - YouTube

Excellent tool I did not know that exists. And it's for querying the AdWords database, just like you do with SQL normally or with the new FQL from Facebook...

Go to the AWQL site for developers and start creating reports!

Adwords API GDL - YouTube

jueves, 18 de octubre de 2012

Por qué no hay un Mark Zuckerberg en China?

Muy bueno el análisis de Kai Fu Lee. Y bueno, valida lo que siempre pensé del por qué China no puede ser la siguiente gran potencia (lo puede ser en terreno, gente, recursos, etc) pero no creo que lo sea en actitud, porque su cultura no apunta a eso.

La cultura yanqui en cambio en más de querer siempre tomar el control y eso -desde mi punto de vista- los hace sobresalir como potencia.

En Argentina, acá donde vivo... Bueno, acá las cosas yo las veo un poco mezcladas. Está la pasión italiana y española a flor de piel. Con todas las ganas de hacer y decir... Lo que nos falta? : cerebro.

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Why isn't there a Mark Zuckerberg in China?

More specifically, why are there hardly any twenty-year-old wunderkind entrepreneurs in China?
I pulled the last 10 China IT IPOs in the US, and found that the founders were 33 when they started their companies.  At Innovation Works, the average entrepreneur age is also 33.  We all know the Y Combinator or Ron Conway are funding younger and younger entrepreneurs in the Valley.  What happened in China?
There are several major reasons why top Chinese entrepreneurs are 10 years older than their counterparts in the Silicon Valley:
  1. Chinese education tends to be better for depth than breadth.  In other words, when you graduate as a software engineer, you may have very strong fundamentals in math and engineering, but you don't get as much exposure to user experience, communications, product design, business acumen, team-work, etc. as you would in a typical US university.  Moreover, Chinese schools focus more on tests from textbooks, while American schools care more about learning-by-doing.  In short, the American education better prepares a student to be an entrepreneur.
  2. The top American young entrepreneurs tend to be rebellious and spontaneous -- Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry/Sergey, and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of school because they wanted to follow their heart and realize their dream.  But in China, the environment, culture, and education system care more about discipline, harmony, and conformity.  All students follow similar curriculum, and take standardized tests.  Grades are considered the primary measure of intelligence and success.  As a result, a Jobs-like rebel in China is much more likely to be shamed into oblivion, stifled into submission, or rejected into the dark side.
  3. The Chinese Internet market is a very tough environment, described by some as a gladiatorial fight to the death.  One company has registered a competitor's domain name and built an identical service to fool users; companies de-install each other's software and change user selections without informing the user; weibo (Chinese twitter) is used as a battleground for name-calling and rumor-mongering; lawsuits and arrests are common competitive escalations.  This is too dangerous a "playground" for a young CEO who hasn't had ten years of experience and a dozen scars from virtual duels.
So in China, VCs generally prefer the thirty-something entrepreneur who are more mature, experienced, and adept at execution.  They are more resilient and dependable, but perhaps less innovative and passionate.  They desire success, but may not "think different". They are a different breed of entrepreneurs from the Silicon boys.

miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

NFC for everyone


Near Field Communication is a "new" (it started a year ago or some) way for communicating mobile devices.
It's like a wi-fi connection but only occurs within 4 centimeters distance.

It is mainly used for payment applications (you put 2 devices close to each other and make a payment with your special app)

It's great for generating new needs to clients. Also for studing the API availabe for Android and BlackBerry and also for doing other stuff beside payment applications. For instance: Games!

Links at the end of this post.


Near Field Communication es una "nueva" (creo que ya lleva un año?) forma de comunicar dispositivos móviles.
Es como un wi-fi pero con una distancia de 4cm como mucho.

Lo usaron principalmente para hacer pagos con el celular... vos queres pagarle a otra persona y en vez de darle plata, los dos acercan el telefono y con un software que sirva para tal caso, se traspasan los fondos...

Está bueno para generar nuevas necesidades a los clientes, ir viendo la API para Android y BB y para saber que también se pueden hacer otras cosas además de aplicaciones para comprar y pagar. Como por ejemplo un juego:


Android API:

BB API (jaja, recien en su OS 7.0):