Use Mobile Apps to Handle Holiday Retail Traffic By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly 5 apps that take the pain out of your busiest season. ...Read More »
Apple CEO Tim Cook Finds Someone Like Him to Fill Deputy Role By Bloomberg News One of the first phone calls Tim Cook made when he joined Apple Inc. in 1998 was to Jeff Williams, a colleague he worked with for more than a decade at International Business Machines Corp. Cook had recently joined Apple co-founder Steve Jobs effort to turn around the then-struggling company and invited Williams out to California for an interview. ...Read More »
Apple's Tim Cook Fills Key Role He Once Played for Steve Jobs By Bloomberg News Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has found an executive to fill the role he once played for Steve Jobs. ...Read More »
Moneytree Adds Web App, Plans IPO After Japanese Bank Funding By Bloomberg News An application maker funded by Japans three biggest lenders and the venture arm of Salesforce.com Inc. is adding a and expects to eventually sell shares to the public as it expands outside the country. ...Read More »
Have IPhone Sales Peaked? Analysts Predict Slump in Fiscal 06 By Bloomberg News Is Apple Inc.s iPhone finally reaching its peak? In the past few weeks, a slew of analysts have predicted that sales of Apples best-selling product may slump in 2016, based in part on supply chain issues and partly on weaker demand, especially from saturated developed markets. ...Read More »
Apple TV, Wider Gap in Messaging Services Lead App Annie Outlook By Bloomberg News Apple Inc. bringing applications to TVs through its set-top box will be a boon to developers and game publishers in 2016, according to market researcher App Annie. ...Read More »
Unique Digital Signage Video Wall Strip Wraps Around Retail Store Telecom company Sure International knew just who to call to add high-impact digital signage to its St. Helier, Jersey location. Seeking to modernise the store, Sure contracted integrators Image Technique, who, collaborating with design partner Acquire Digital, in turn delivered a high-quality digital signage installation powered in part by the six-output, single-slot Matrox C680 graphics card. Emphasizing customer interactivity, the installation as a whole has resonated positively with customers. ...Read More »
Use GPS and Time Tracking Software to Boost Productivity By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Monitor everyone's timeand make sure nobody is wasting it. ...Read More »
5 Ingenious Ways IFTTT Can Automate Your Business By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more. ...Read More »
Apple Is Getting More Bang for Its R&D Buck By Bloomberg News Silicon Valley is aglow from so-called moonshots. Googles parent company, Alphabet, is building autonomous vehicles, life-extending drugs, and animal-look-alike robots. Facebook is developing Internet-beaming drones and virtual-reality headsets, while Microsoft has unveiled hologram glasses and is chasing breakthroughs in translation software. IBMs AI software, Watson, will take on all comers in chess. ...Read More »
This Startup Is Spying on You to Help You Get Better Service By Bloomberg News Its a personal dossier Ethan Hunt would envy, a virtual manila folder crammed with intimate intel, from your workplace, home address, relationship status, favorite drink (Negroni on the rocks; Hendricks, please), and even the last time you got a promotion. This report isno impossible mission, though: Its your profile on , a startup that aims to be the CIA of VIP CRM (customer relationship management), putting the secret in service. ...Read More »
Keep It Cool: Making the Mac Malware-Free By Thomas Reed The Apple Macintosh has always been perceived as a 'cool' machine. The design, the user-friendly features, the whole cachet contributes to that impression. But there's at least one other factor: built-in security, which helps keep it so much cleaner than its Windows rivals, particularly with malware. To be clear, Mac OS X security is pretty decent, but it's far from perfect. Mac users are famed for their familiarity with the machine, but I know from experience that's not always the case. In fact, if you assume that a Mac can keep all malware away, you're setting yourself up for potentially serious problems. ...Read More »
Bringing Your Apple Watch to Work Seen Key to Ramp Up Adoption By Bloomberg News About 20 hypertension patients in Louisiana are living the future of health care. When its time to take a medication, their Apple Watch taps their wrist and gives a visual display of the pill so they wont confuse it with other meds. ...Read More »
Content Insider #423 - Not So Free By Miles Weston Candy Crush's user base may not be growing but that didn?t deter Activision Blizzard from buying King Digital for a dizzying $5.9B. They figure they can breath new life into the freemium game that literally prints money and will soon deliver a ton of user information to the Call to Duty owner. Male or female, young or old folks can?t resist the free game play siren song that delivers cash and saleable information about you?and you?and. Hey, it?s only a harmless game?what could happen? ...Read More »
China s Slowdown Won t Deter Apple By Bloomberg News At the Xidan Joycity mall in Beijing in September, 17-year-old student Wu Kai waded through a packed Apple Store to buy iPhones for himself and his girlfriend. He also placed an order for two more for his parents. His family already has just about every other Apple gadget a Mac desktop and laptop, an iPad mini, and, soon, the new bigger-screen iPad Pro. Apple products are becoming family members, he said. ...Read More »
Chinas Slowdown Wont Deter Apple By Bloomberg News At the Xidan Joycity mall in Beijing in September, 17-year-old student Wu Kai waded through a packed Apple Store to buy iPhones for himself and his girlfriend. He also placed an order for two more for his parents. His family already has just about every other Apple gadgeta Mac desktop and laptop, an iPad mini, and, soon, the new bigger-screen iPad Pro. Apple products are becoming family members, he said. ...Read More »
Putin-Backed YotaPhone Bets on China After U.S. Push Stalls By Bloomberg News The maker of the double-screen Yota smartphone touted by Russias government as a threat to Apple Inc. is focusing expansion efforts on China, where it expects to generate more than half of its international sales. ...Read More »
Google Said to Blend Chrome Operating System Into Android Mobile By Bloomberg News Google is merging its stripped-down Chrome operating system for affordable laptops into its Android software for mobile devices, a person familiar with the matter said. ...Read More »
Can You Really Turn a Hobby into a Business? By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One The whole hobby-to-business proposition is a little misleading-primarily because we need to rethink the word "hobby." When we hear it, we think of those fun, voluntary pastimes that bring us enjoyment and help us make the most of our free time: reading, collecting stamps, community theatre-they're all things that we do because we enjoy doing them. But is simply enjoying stamp collecting enough to translate your hobby into a successful, thriving, and sustainable career? What we're really talking about here is "passion." When your hobby becomes something all-consuming-that thing you think about all day long during work and jump right into as soon as your time is yours again-that's more than a hobby; that's a passion with potential. And that passion is what represents something that can be both personally and professionally sustainable. ...Read More »
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