Category Archive: companies

Mar
25

The Facebook Acquisition of Oculus Rift And Thinking Long Term

People’s first response has been “Why would Facebook buy Oculus Rift”? They see the current incarnation of Facebook and think, “What can you possibly do with VR on Facebook? Facebook is just a text interface! Are they just going to make VR Facebook games?” That’s really short term thinking. In order to make really ground …

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Mar
04

Radio Shack Closing 1,100 Stores

Radio Shack is Closing 1,100 stores across the US

Dec
20

StartUps: Silicon Valley

The finale of StartUps Silicon Valley aired last night. Interesting little show, but much too much drama, especially surrounding one particular person on the show, that will remain unnamed here. Here’s an article that talks about the show’s premiere. I’m pretty sure this show will be on rotation on Bravo if you want to see …

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Aug
23

Building Apps For the App Store

The article “How to Become an App Store Millionaire: Make a Hit App, and Don’t Make Anything Else” – like Steve Martin’s advice of how to become a millionaire and not pay taxes “First, get a million dollars”. Both are easier said than done. Link – via All Things D.

Jun
25

Microsoft to Acquire Yammer

Microsoft is buying Yammer for $1.2 billion.

Mar
06

IPad HD?

Well, the big announcement is tomorrow, and everyone expects it’ll be the the iPad 3. From the rumors, it might even be called the iPad HD. So a couple of questions… How are developers going to deal with the confusion of all the apps for the iPad that have the tag HD? How are iPad …

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Oct
25

Nest Thermostat

May
31

Apple to Unveil Lion, iCloud at WWDC 2011

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6 CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next …

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Apr
12

Flip Camera: RIP

Flip

Cisco has axed the Flip camera, and is laying off 550 employees.

Mar
28

James Gosling Now At Google

Looks like James Gosling started at Google today. Congrats!

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