Editorial

Short-termism and the threat from climate change

Short-termism and the threat from climate change

It’s fitting to gather views on the long term for a business audience, given the…

Brightening the black box of R&D

Brightening the black box of R&D

The question of RD’s productivity has long resembled a Gordian knot. Look nearly anyplace else…

Economists: Don’t leave home without one

Economists: Don’t leave home without one

As business leaders seek to stay ahead of the curve, they should ensure that somewhere…

Marketing and sales: New & improved

Marketing and sales: New & improved

Gain full access to articles and reports, including those by McKinsey Quarterly and the McKinsey…

Changing the nature of board engagement

Changing the nature of board engagement

“Ask me for anything,” Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “but time.”1 1. See John Strawson, If…

Telephathic Trees

Telephathic Trees

Sorry for the title, but you wouldn’t click otherwise.  Embedded herein below is a nice…

The Internet is Boring

The Internet is Boring

The Internet is Boring But the appetite for improved healthcare, digital trust (such as the…

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Short-termism and the threat from climate change

It’s fitting to gather views on the long term for a business audience, given the pervasive short-term pressures CEOs are under to demonstrate performance. We all know that outstanding companies and real value can only be built over the long term. The challenge for a CEO is to balance the drive for long-term goals with…

Short-termism and the threat from climate change

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. The latter apps,…

Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

Lynda.com Acquired By LinkedIn For $1.5 Billion

Carpinteria-based Lynda.com, the online learning site founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, has been acquired by LinkedIn in a $1.5 billion deal this morning. LinkedIn said it has agreed to buy lynda.com, for approximately $1.5 billion, split between 52 percent in cash and approximately 48 percent in stock. The companies said that most of…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

TechCrunch

Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop…

With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing —…

EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

Photo-sharing startup EyeEm has raised $18 million to accelerate the expansion of its recently launched…

Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

A leaked email from the Sony Pictures hack indicates Snapchat set aside .11% of its…

Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

The Wikimedia Foundation has been steadily rolling out updates to the Wikipedia mobile experience in recent…

Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input. Besides their voice and favorite…

Editorial

Brightening the black box of R&D

The question of RD’s productivity has long resembled a Gordian knot. Look nearly anyplace else…

Economists: Don’t leave home without one

As business leaders seek to stay ahead of the curve, they should ensure that somewhere…

Marketing and sales: New & improved

Gain full access to articles and reports, including those by McKinsey Quarterly and the McKinsey…

Changing the nature of board engagement

“Ask me for anything,” Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “but time.”1 1. See John Strawson, If…

Telephathic Trees

Telephathic Trees

Sorry for the title, but you wouldn’t click otherwise.  Embedded herein below is a nice…

Short-termism and the threat from climate change

It’s fitting to gather views on the long term for a business audience, given the pervasive short-term pressures CEOs are under to demonstrate performance. We all know that outstanding companies and real value can only be built over the long…

SoCal Tech