Monthly Archives: March 2012

LSMFT – LivHOME launches tablet based care service for seniors

What’s new:  Los Angeles based at-home care service for seniors, LivHOME, announced the release of tablet app LivIndependa.  The app gives seniors a custom suite of functions – Safety, Control, Engagement – through cloud enabled services.  The app provides a single means for seniors to easily summons assistance, contact care givers, share photos, receive medication reminders, e-mail and internet. 

The application was provided by Independa, a developer of independent living solutions for seniors. 

About:  LivHOME is one of the nation’s largest providers of professionally led at-home care for seniors. The company is dedicated to finding solutions that enable older adults to remain in their homes as long as possible. LivHOME delivers high quality at-home care throughout California as well as Arlington, Va., Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Silver Spring, Md. LivHOME franchise locations are available across the U.S.

Independa offers leading technology-enabled independent-living solutions for the elderly. Independa’s best-of-breed Integrated CloudCare services enable organizations and individuals to cost-effectively help the elderly to remain independent longer, safer and more comfortably. The company, which has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, provides services including medication and appointment reminders, support for activities of daily living, comprehensive social engagement benefits, and wireless health and safety monitoring.

LSMFT – Local Significant Mobile Focus Today – a look at the local firms making a difference in the mobile ecosystem of southern California.

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Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Welcome to this week’s installment of the nuanced, nattering, noteworthy and nugacious that is happening in and around the world of mobile tech, business and trends.  This is things you should have seen last week – Mar 18 – 24.

Wireless as Loss Leader – boston.com

Google Wallet circling the memory hole – Bloomberg

Hopping Hotspots – Wireless Week

Can’t damage what don’t exist – Ars Technica

Property rights FCC wrongs – CNET

Microsoft plays in white space – Business Week

The future ain’t what it used to be – Pew Internet Research

Android Proverb – BGR

NFC Proverb – Venture Beat

Tagging kids – Associated Press

Hotpad – Primary Coffee

UDID, Did Not – TechCrunch

Bogey – Motorola

News on the move – MSNBC

Akamai gets wet – Internet Retailer

 There is not an app for that – PC Magazine

Thanks for stopping.  Now, go out and learn something.

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

NOTE:  No LAVA Mobile Event this week!  Next Event is April 17th.

Ever have one of those weeks that was so festooned with interruptions that it didn’t ever get moving in a purposeful direction?  This was that week.  So lets get to last week and observe our weekly oasis of mobile objectivity.  For the week of March 11-17.

Apple bites Google – Business Week

SXSW Rocks – Billboard

LightSout – PC World

Take two of these and the sensor will call me in the morning – Mercury News

Go North Young Wireless Telco – The Star

San Jose Ruckus – MarketWatch

ZigBee lightswitch – Daintree Networks

Google searching for an answer – Wall Street Journal

Mobile revving up Intel – Reuters

#OWSsubPwned – ReadWriteWeb

Can you SeeMe Now – Information Week

Where’s PayPal – TechCrunch

boku bucks – Bloomberg

Crime Fighter Stopper – Daily Tech

Mr. Neutrino. Come here. – Sci-Tech Today

Photo Finish – Ad Age

So glad that last week is over.  Now go out and learn something.

SYSHS last week: a periodic posting focused on mobile technology, business and trends from the Mobile SIG of the Los Angeles Venture Association.

 


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Welcome – with the ides of March upon us LAVA Mobile presents the next notorious installment of natter, novelty, nomic and noesis of things mobile for the week just ended – March 4 -10.  

Before we begin – a reminder that the next LAVA Mobile event is March 20th down at the Working Village in Santa Monica at 6:30 PM.  Now on to last week’s items of note.

On the right Path – Wired

Meatware is the product – TechCrunch 

What’s the Matter? – YouTube

 

A smartphone for the family – GigaOM

Get in my belly – FeedHenry

Creating the Chasm – eWeek

Désolé – GigaOM 

Loopt lassoed – Digital Media News

Cisco ♥ iPad – Forbes

Can you find it now? – Google Inside Search

In the eye of the beholder – ZD Net

Search 2012 Report – Pew Internet Project (42 pg pdf file)

Comic download – TechCrunch

Android Malware Detectives Defective – The Register

Does this app make me look fat? – Mashable

That’s enough neolatry for last week.  Go out and learn something.

 SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.


LSMFT – CitySourced goes to school

Whats news: Los Angeles based civic engagement application designer CitySourced has landed a contract with LAUSD to enable students, parents, faculty to report maintenance problems on campus. One of the biggest school districts with 700 square miles of property and 14,000 buildings, the district gets 300,000 maintenance related calls a year.

The application is tied into the school district’s Maximo asset management software. App users take a photo, the app tags the image with GPS and forwards to the Maximo system where maintenance staff can review the report. More here.

About: CitySourced is a local venture-backed start-up that provides an award-winning  free, simple mobile app for residents to identify civic issues (public safety, quality of life, & environmental issues, etc.) and report them to city hall for quick resolution.  The application is used all over the world for everything from reporting potholes to monitoring election fraud. 

LSMFT – Local Significant Mobile Focus Today – a look at the local firms making a difference in the mobile ecosystem of southern California.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Greetings and Salutations.  Another week, another motley assembly of the maladroit, magnificent, melodramatic, mazy menagerie of all things mobile – for the week of Feb 27 – March 3.  The business, the tech, the devices, the observations and insights from a variety of online sources.

Change you can believe in– Boston Magazine

Heard the one about the scorpion and the frog – eWeek

RIM shot – All Things Digital

Venerable CWW Vulnerable – Times of India

LTE slow on the uptake – IT Business Edge

Wrong, wrong, wrong, maybe – BetaNews

Unlimited doesn’t mean Unlimited – LA Times

Small Cell Big Opportunity – CFO World

When you pry this iPhone from my cold, dead hands – PC Magazine

Fetish – Google Mobile Ads blog

Listen up – ZD Net

Broadband First Responder Networks Face Challenges – GAO

ARM twisting – Information Week

Short ARM – Pocket-Lint

Heard on the streets of Barcelona – TechCrunch

There’s an app for that app – All Things Digital

Fake but accurate – You Tube

Lies, damn lies and statistics – Customer Think

Dick the Butcher had the right idea – Ars Technica

No more cable pulling? – Automated Buildings dot com

A billion here, a billion there – Forbes

So that is last weeks installment of memorable mobile memes.  Have a good week.  Go out and learn something.

SYSHS – the (almost) weekly compendium of news about mobile business, trends, technology and economy by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.