Apple services are growing, hardware slowing

Apple posted quarterly results, and received a standing ovation: the stock rose 7% at the opening this morning. What’s intriguing is that the numbers show lower sales of iPhone (down 15% compared to last year), Mac (down 10.5%), and iPad (down 8.3%). But Apple has pulled off some hand jive, and drawn attention to what […]

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LogMeIn to acquire GoTo family of products from Citrix

Back in November, Citrix announced that it would spin out the GoTo family of products Citrix to spin out Goto products, will cut ‘investment’ in Podio). The company cut 1,000+ employees, and considered various options, under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Group demanded changes. Today, the other shoe has fallen, with remote access software […]

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What’s going on in Phoneland?

Connecting the dots on some news stories from Phoneland. First, the CEO of Ericsson has been sacked: Kim McLaughlin,  Vestberg’s departure caps a turbulent period for Ericsson, which is cutting jobs while battling fierce competition from from Huawei Technologies Co. and Nokia Oyj. The company said last week it would accelerate cost cuts after reporting four […]

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Slack invests in ecosystem of bot companies

Slack has announced $2 million in funding for bot startups in its Slack Fund, that has been passed out to 11 new companies and 3 existing investments. The list, as reported by Techcrunch: Abacus is intelligent expense reporting software that brings report creation and approvals right into Slack. Automat is making it easier for anyone to […]

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Paving the Road for Digital Transformation

Countless CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and the whole c-suite in general are discussing the merits of digital transformation, a process (and ideology) that promises to re-invent how businesses actually conduct business. For the uninitiated, defines digital transformation is all about the use of technology to radically improve the performance or reach of enterprises. While that definition […]

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Will the robots take all the jobs?

This article is part of a continuing series leading up to , which will be held in September in Austin, Texas. Humans have always had a love/hate relationship with labor saving devices. Generally speaking, the owner of the device loves it and the person put out of work by it hates it. This tension periodically […]

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Dr. Jacki Ford Morie talks Virtual Reality with Gigaom

Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie is widely known for using technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) to deliver meaningful experiences that enrich people’s lives. From 1990 to 1994, Morie worked at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training. While there, she developed multi-sensory techniques for VR that predictably elicit emotional responses from participants. […]

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