A lot of the pre-2008 history was interesting because I had no direct exposure to that stuff. The company's culture is definitely still an issue.. hard to put a name on it but "slow moving" is pretty close.
The 2nd to last paragraph is touching a bit on my area (developing situational awareness solutions for law enforcement). I'm working on integrating various 3rd party CAD (computer aided dispatch not drafting) systems into our unified asset map / live video feed solution.
i think personal HUDs have public safety applications any indication Motorola thinks so?
Like a head-mounted display? yeah... we have one.. but I'm not too proud of it based on the press photos. IDK if we're doing anything with it in public safety i'll get back to you there :)
As for the video sharing applications that I do know about -- the Real Time Crime Center stuff that I'm doing features the ability to stream video from fixed or mobile cameras to fixed or mobile screens -- e.g. security cam goes to officer's android or officer's android video goes to HQ to show what's going on
Yeah that sounds like we're pretty much in direct competition to whatever company is providing that solution. But yes we should be able to hook up to the VMS (Video Management System) in use there.
there's motorola radios some sort of northrop grumman CAD deal and whatever vendor for video seems like a system by one company might be able to get some SYNERGY out of the whole thing
I read the first few paragraphs of this article about the new communication app "Talko" and I thought it was very reminiscent of Google Buzz.
Maybe this will encourage more nerds to come out their caves to go buy concessions at GT football games haha.
p.s. - Animated gif avatar pics are great and all but they get really fucking annoying after like the 3rd loop. Especially for people like me who get distracted very easily. My temporary solution: $('img').attr('src'''); or $('img').hide();
Anyways apparently there isn't an easy way to let an image loop once and then stop it afterwards (especially if they have variable length) so can we add a preference to just turn off avatars? Either that or possibly set the image to the first frame. I'd rather not have to run the above script for every page I visit.
Haha typo in their url -- "Bobby Dowd Stadium."
My former co-worker Nick Cardin left Motorola to join BitPay. They're an ATL company.
Gif Avatars - Interesting problem. It's possible to create a gif that doesn't loop (or only loops N times) but that would require actually replacing the avatar files. Maybe any time anyone uploads a gif avatar do some processing on it to have a "loop 3 times" version. Then make a user preference to display either the original or the 3 loop version.