It is not often that we get a slow news cycle on a Monday. Making the most of one of those rare occasions today, we are easing you softly into the week with a look at some interesting changes that are both here and on the horizon. From uber-portable technology to the demise of some once-hot-now-not Internet commodities, the Monday highlights are "light" indeed. With the first quarter of the year coming to a rapid end, you can bet this lull will not last. Here's to a mild kind of Monday and a little fun with article leads along the way!
Watch You Wearin'?
With the arrival of the Apple Watch imminent, the field of wearable technology is about to become even more crowded. Is this the future of tech and maybe even of research? Though it is definitely far too soon to tell, Wolters Kluwer's Steven Lindo has a few forward-looking thoughts he'd like to share. His own conclusion is that "wearables are here to stay". Follow his line of thinking at:
Ubiquitous Computing Era - Wearables Rise!
Another One Bytes the Dust
Search engines come and search engines go. It's an engine-eat-engine world (wide web) out there. When Blekko came on the scene a few years ago, it was hoping to streamline the online search experience. Sadly, its ambitions and its days have come to end. Phil Bradley provides a suitable eulogy with his latest blog entry, Blekko joins the list of the lost.
Google Feeling a Little NonPLUSsed
And speaking of biting the dust, Google it too seems is ready to close its books on an idea that failed to catch fire. Google+ has never quite been able to shake off its outlier status. Whether it was too much of a good thing or just the alternative no one really needed is debatable. What appears to be fact is that Google is preparing to say so-long to its social network. As Jayson DeMers points out on the SocialTimes blog, however, this is not a total good-bye and that the search giant seems to have learned a few things from its failure. What will become of its infrastucture? Find out at Why Google+ Is Dying (and Nearly Dead).
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Have a great week!
John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
Founder & Co-editor, iBraryGuy.com
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