Alibaba just jumps ahead of everyone

Color shot of a young woman looking through some VR glasses, a device with which one can experience virtual reality on a mobile phone.

I have been talking about virtual reality shopping for a bit with my colleagues and Alibaba just confirmed the direction many are headed.

Alibaba spreads its wings into VR sector

“VR could enable customers to shop virtually on New York’s Fifth Avenue from the comfort of their own home,” said former Facebook engineer Zhao Haiping, who is on Alibaba’s GnomeMagic Lab team, in a press release.


My new video blog: Code by Larry

I have decided to create a new blog and youtube channel dedicated to software development tips and tricks. I feel this blog has turned more toward eCommerce and what I do for IBM than the original developer type blog. This blog will continue to be focused on eCommerce and development around its tools. The new Code By Larry site will focus on more general programming techniques and lessons. The new blog format combined with using tools like JSFiddle allows me to also share the fiddles with my audience. So you not only get to see the tip but you get to have the code!

The Code By Larry came about when I moved my African Grey Parrot into my work area. He interrupts a lot and I figured I would create a brand around it. ¬†Unfortunately it wasn’t until I recorded the fifth video was Larry in the room. ¬†So I will embed that video here so you will get a taste of being educated and entertained. He doesn’t say much in this first video but I am sure it gets better. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!