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Monday 7 April, 2014 Open Source, generic Java client and server library implementation of the OData (Open Data Protocol) standard for interoperable querying and sharing of data across applications in enterprise, Cloud, and mobile environments Forest Hill, MD –07 April 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Olingo™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. "We are pleased to graduate from the Apache Incubator," said Stephan Klevenz, Vice President of Apache Olingo. "The Apache Way of collaborative software development shows that it is possible to produce high-quality... (more)


Saturday 12 January, 2013 VIRTUAL PA SERVICE, THIS NEW YEAR’S WORK MANTRA! A service aimed to increase productivity Men and women spend an extra day in their work week to get things done, according to a recent survey. In offices across the world, the one thing that increases stress is unorganised paperwork lying around. The bad news is, ignoring such office needs can work against the growth of the business and the individual and the good news is there is professional help in the form of virtual personal assistant services. I run a personal virtual assistant service which is now a lea... (more)

Coiled Spring – the late Spring heralds an intense time-compressed burst of growth...

Friday 26 April, 2013 After the coldest March since 1963 and one of the longest winters most of us care to remember, the arrival of the warm weather has ushered in a tremendous burst of intense Spring growth. Suddenly, the long dormant leaf buds are opening and the greening of the countryside is happening with a pace that is truly extraordinary. Flowering plants that have been holding back in the cold are now throwing themselves skywards as they attempt to make up for lost time in their race for pollination. At the Tropical Britain nursery we've seen plants flowering with a vigour ... (more)

Crowdfunding To Change The Way People View Networks, Information And Commerce

Friday 14 June, 2013 Urban Cloud is an innovative social network that unites people on a platform designed to promote collaboration. We have focused on five key areas of innovation: Innovative Design – Urban Cloud is the world’s first social media platform that seamlessly unites social networking and marketing. Native Advertising – Urban Cloud uses a proprietary algorithm called STAC (Space, Time, Active, Content) to blend advertising into a user’s social timeline. Validation – Urban Cloud is able to weed out unverified and fake/spam user accounts, allowing for an enhanced social m... (more)

Lets Rent Launches – Ending the ‘Hidden Fee’ Culture of Letting Agents

Tuesday 23 July, 2013 There has been discussion recently into the ‘rip off’ fees that some letting agents charge their tenants, with the Commons Select Committee on Communities and Local Government accusing some of charging unjustifiable fees to renters. Shelter reported that the average fee for tenants was £350, not including deposit and rent. Once more, a third of agents were charging more than £400, in some instances paying as much as £700. But a new company called Lets Rent wants to change the way the letting market operates. Lets Rent is a cloud based online letting agent that... (more)