Metropolis magazine has a good feature this month about IDEO’s Tet Offensive against Washington bureaucracy. Peter Hall reports that the feds, inspired by President Obama’s push to demystify big government, have tapped the innovation whizzes at IDEO to take on everything from web design for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to greening federal buildings. The ultimate goal: Make government more humane.
On Friday the Obama Administration announced that the Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will be housed within the Department of Commerce. It highlighted the need for collaboration and cooperation with the private sector to create an Identity Ecosystem.
A court battle with the Feds might sound like something the search giant would want to avoid. But a suit filed by Google last week doesn't have anything to do with antitrust troubles -- rather, it's another salvo in its battle with Microsoft.
Innovative technology is inherently speedy.And right now Twitter, the social media microblogging site of choice for marketers, mavens, and all manner of multi-taskers moves along at a rapid 140 character per tweet pace.But you know what happens when you try to take in a load of information in short amount of time?