Brad Flora

Brad Flora is a Chicago-based writer and publisher of The Windy Citizen, Chicago's open source news magazine.

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Articles by Brad Flora

Net neutrality advocates are riled up over AT&T’s recent announcement that it may start playing traffic cop, sniffing and snuffing out illegally transmitted copyrighted material sent over its network.
News/News Feature - April 2008 Issue, Posted Apr 04, 2008
Google’s recent surprise entry into social networking has kicked off a land rush that has developers scrambling for real-estate and first-mover status in a massive, largely untapped, and previously closed-off market.
News/News Feature - January/February 2008 Issue, Posted Jan 25, 2008
A closer look at Bango, whose founders envisioned that the mobile web would someday become as open and user-friendly as the PC web.
Editorial/Feature - December 2007 Issue, Posted Nov 14, 2007
As companies seek to create stickier, more interactive online experiences, they look to Web 2.0 approaches, creating new CM challenges.
Editorial/Feature - October 2007 Issue, Posted Oct 02, 2007
Wikipedia is well-known as one of the most extensive global web-based collaboration projects. However, the über-wiki is being made available for purchase on disc as well as for download and offline use. Released this spring, Wikipedia Version 0.5 is a compact disc collection of 2,000 articles pulled from the English Wikipedia.
News/News Feature - July/August 2007 Issue, Posted Jul 27, 2007
Vasont Systems, supplier of content management systems to Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and General Electric Healthcare, rolled out a new version of its flagship software earlier this month, with a drastically revamped user interface that aims to streamline common publishing tasks. Vasont version 11, released April 2, replaced version 10, which has been in use since November of 2005.
News/News Feature - May 2007 Issue, Posted Apr 26, 2007
Scott Madry remembers how hard it was to get a decent aerial photo before Google Earth. Getting these views, however, often required snapping photos through rented airplane windows during low-level flyovers, an expensive process he describes as “extremely inefficient and not a little dangerous.”
News/News Feature - April 2007 Issue, Posted Mar 30, 2007
New DNA microarrays that can profile more than 500,000 exact genetic variations are giving researchers a better view of the genetic causes of many illnesses and helping them work towards more personalized treatments. While experts are nothing but pleased by the new crop of gene chips, they say that five to ten years from now researchers may shift away from current profiling methods toward new sequencing technologies that are currently in their infancy.
News/News Feature - March 2007 Issue, Posted Mar 01, 2007
Thumbnails could become a new source of livelihood for web publishers who opt to work with PixsyPower—a new monetized image and video search program launched by the Pixsy Corp. in December. Having powered visual search for companies such as PureVideo and, Pixsy decided to expand its service and provide its platform to anyone with a web page.
News/News Feature - January/February 2007 Issue, Posted Jan 25, 2007