November 21, 2014
November 12, 2014
When Microsoft paid $8.5 billion in cash for Skype in 2011, it left some...
November 5, 2014
October 30, 2014
PARIS — The final note for today from Paris and the Open World Forum (OWF): Let’s de-Google the Internet. If that...
October 28, 2014
When Google rebranded its Enterprise Business as Google for Work, it signaled a return to the small business space. Now WordPress and Squarespace have announced they have joined the Google for Work Partner Program — a logical step in this refocus.
The partnerships give Google for Work users access to two of what are arguably the most agile small...
October 27, 2014
October 22, 2014
Over the past two years, there have been plenty of rumors about something very hush hush at Google, specifically something involving the engineers and designers at Gmail. Periodically, there were sightings of something that became known as Project Bigtop. But everything revolved around a lot of speculation.
Until this afternoon, that is.
Google finally announced the end of Bigtop and the release of Inbox. According to Google, Inbox will ultimately be a replacement for Gmail,...
October 20, 2014
Though the new mobile-first, cloud-first Microsoft is more open and plays nice with everyone, it also wants to knock the socks, shirt and hat off of the competition. And, if CEO Satya Nadella is right, it has everything it needs to do so.
While mobile, as Microsoft now defines it, is “not about the device” whether it’s a sensor, small screen or large screen, but about “powering mobility with intelligence,” the productivity and collaboration tools are all...
October 10, 2014
Google releases some pretty cool apps on a regular basis. But, it just doesn’t seem to get the whole privacy thing. This week, it announced that it is extending its Google Now personal assistant technology to enable it read your bills — and tell you when they’re overdue.
The first thing that will strike most people is that they don’t really need anyone to tell me when they owe money. It’s a sure bet that they are painfully aware of that themselves.