Description: Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, who made the BlackBerry a leading business tool but then presided over its precipitous decline, said they would step down on Monday as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of Research in Motion. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 22, 2012 Stiff competition from the Apple iPhone and phones using Google’s Android… Read more »
Posts Categorized: disruptive technology
Description: Apple wants Schools to center on Ipads Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 Questions for discussion: Who are the winners in using this technology to transform the text book industry? 2. Who are the losers in using this technology to transform the text book industry?
Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: December 7, 2011 Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank… Read more »
Description: How much does cloud computing really cost? Anyone know yet? Last week, I mentioned some estimates which suggest that companies can save up to 30% in IT costs over a three-year period employing cloud resources versus on-premises equipment. Source: www.forbes.com/ Date: Nov. 8, 2011 A relatively small operation with two application servers and two… Read more »
Description: Up through the mid-1970s, most consumer electronics products were built with these devices called vacuum tubes. They’re about the size of a child’s fist. Source: www.phoenix.edu Date: Oct 28, 2011 Click to watch the video A TV had about 20 vacuum tubes inside of it. And as a consequence, the TVs of the time… Read more »
Description: Google entered the crowded Canadian e-book market Tuesday, launching an online store that will compete for readers against established giants Amazon and Kobo. Source: Globe and Mail .com Date: Nov 1, 2011 Coady’s book was listed at $28.84 through Google, but was more than $10 cheaper on Kobo’s store. Vanderhaeghe’s book was $14.39 through… Read more »