Can Microsoft Office Stay Relevant for a Future in the Cloud?

Microsoft Office has remained the industry standard for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations for many years, an impressive feat. But in terms of meaningful innovation, there hasn’t been a whole lot lately. Sure, there have been plenty of Office updates (too many, some would say), but they are mainly cosmetic changes and bundles of new “features” […]

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Is Amazon Poised for World Domination?

Amazon is often portrayed in the media as an unstoppable behemoth indiscriminately crushing everything from indie bookstores to big box stores on its way to world domination. But recently more have started to question that narrative. Amazon’s July attempt at entering the smartphone market was a highly-publicized disaster, but critics are pointing to far more […]

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Is Twitter Here to Stay?

One of the biggest stories in the world of investments in 2013 was the public launch of Twitter stock in an initial public offering (IPO). Held for November 7, the IPO was expected to raise in excess of $1 billion for the San Francisco based company. The IPO surpassed even bold predictions, as Twitter shares […]

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The Top 5 High Paying Technology Jobs of 2013 and How to Score Them

The technology sector is growing at a rapid pace even while other areas of the economy are struggling. Many jobs will need to be filled in order to meet the demands of the current tech job market. Students who major or work in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields should take note of what […]

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Cloud Storage: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use

One of the most compelling business cases for the cloud is that it’s billed as a utility – meaning you only pay for what you use. So with cloud storage prices falling rapidly, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of cloud storage solutions. The pay-per-use model allows companies to customize their cloud […]

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A Summary of All the Smartphone Launches at MWC 2013

The final weeks of February 2013 have been engaging for technology analysts and mobile device reviewers, as Mobile World Congress 2013 was finally up and running. The four-day extravaganza kicked off on February 25, 2013 and on average it pulled together close to 50,000 visitors each day. A collection of advanced smartphones, feature phones and […]

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Do GoDaddy’s Sexualized Advertising Campaigns Actually Work?

You wouldn’t likely think of the web hosting and domain name registration market as one where companies would stir up much controversy, or even be a household name, for that matter. But GoDaddy, a privately-held firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is all that and more. Its longtime CEO Bob Parsons is a polarizing figure; anger […]

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Dropbox: a Social Web Business Case Study

Note: This is an article in our Social Web Business Case Studies series, a close look at the strategies of innovative companies that are using the tools of the social web to transform their industries. With just about everyone in agreement that the future of computing is “in the cloud,” the personal cloud storage market, […]

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Is Siri a Threat to Google and Search Engines?

With Google’s current dominance over search, it’s natural to speculate about possible threats. Microsoft’s Bing, for one, is investing big time resources in hopes of gaining market share, and up-and-coming services such as DuckDuckGo are also intriguing. But the strongest competitor might not be a traditional search engine at all, but rather a fundamental new […]

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Spotify: a Social Web Business Case Study

Note: This is the first installment of our Social Web Business Case Studies series, a close look at the strategies of innovative companies that are using the tools of the social web to transform their industries. To keep up with new stories, subscribe to our updates. The mission statement on music company Spotify’s website is […]

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