Posts filed under “Technology”

Microsoft Prescription: More Bill Gates


Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Technology

Facebook, by the Numbers

Started at Harvard in 2004 as a way for college students to connect with each other, Facebook over 10 years has evolved into a global icon.
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Category: Technology, Video

Technoglobe

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Research, Technology, Web/Tech

Uber vs Regulations, Taxi & Livery Services

Uber, the mobile phone ride-hailing service, now operates in 26 countries. But as the San Francisco firm expands, it faces questions about its business practices, including liability in accidents.

 

 

Category: Technology, Venture Capital, Video

Why Google Bought Nest Labs

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs. My perspective is that Google is trying to avoid being disrupted or marginalized the way so many other tech companies have been. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “Perhaps the granddaddy of cautionary technology…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, M&A, Technology

Around The World Social, Digital & Mobile

Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World (January 2014) from We Are Social Singapore

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Think Tank

Macro problems, micro solutions

Category: Technology, Think Tank

Google’s Nest Labs Acquisition is a Smart Defensive Move

I have been thinking about Google’s acquisition of Next Lab’s last week for the eye-popping sum of $3.2 billion dollars. There have been numerous criticisms of the acquisition in terms of cost, with some chatter of this as evidence of a bubble in Silicon Valley. Perhaps it is worth considering this from a different perspective….Read More

Category: M&A, Technology

New Project in the Works

So I have been working on a few interesting projects — some web based, some data oriented, and some media related — that will be rolling out over the next few months. The core of these projects, all relate to my day job — asset management and financial planning — in some significant way. Today…Read More

Category: Media, Technology, Weblogs

Google’s Plans to Own the Future


Source: Bloomberg

Google just announced its latest takeover: A $3.2 billion deal to purchase Nest, a company specializing in thermostats and smoke detectors. This is the latest in more than a dozen tech and hardware acquisitions for Google over the past year. Bloomberg looks at some of the best in today’s “Ranx.”

Category: Technology, Video