Why is it that Australians see playing footy on the weekend to be nothing sneer-worthy, but admitting to spending the odd afternoon playing World of Warcraft marks you as a bit of a weirdo? And why is it that so many Australians who wouldn't consider themselves gamers pass the time in the sardine-can-like confines of public transport propelling birds at green pigs?
When Freelancer.com launched in 2009, CEO Matt Barrie and his team knew the audience for the online outsourcing marketplace was big. And it was only going to grow. The market opportunity was "going to be phenomenally huge," says David Harrison, the company's vice-president of engineering.
Adobe has announced a major shift in its software strategy, revealing that Adobe CS 6 will be the final boxed version of its major design, publishing and photography products. Instead, the vendor will focus on delivering regular updates to its subscription-based Creative Cloud versions of popular applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Microsoft researchers have presented a new prototype of a 'smart' interactive ID badge that uses a retractable string as an input device, allowing the badge to detect when it's moved away from a user's belt and change the information it displays in response.
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