Description: App developers increase staff thanks to the iPad. But how crucial is Apple to job creation? CNN’s Maggie Lake reports Source: cnn .com Date: March 9, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that iPad release results in more jobs? Explain Should Apple manufacture the iPad in North America? Why? Or Why Not?
Posts Tagged: business models
Description: The chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, has a prediction: the day will come when tablet devices like the Apple iPad outsell traditional personal computers. Source: nytimes .com Date: March 5, 2012 His forecast has backing from a growing number of analysts and veteran technology industry executives, who contend that the torrid growth… Read more »
Description: Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ” Source:… Read more »
Description: GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Source: nytimes.com Date: Feb 11, 2012 Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data… Read more »
Description: Cell phone users risk slow service if they overuse their data plans. CNN’s Christine Romans reports. Source: cnn.com Date: Feb 14, 2012 Questions for discussion: Is this a fair policy that the data providers are implementing on big users of data? Why or Why not?
Description: Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 21, 2012 When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of… Read more »
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: What is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and will it impact my internet experience? It depends. Let us explain Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 18, 2012 Questions for discussion: Why should SOFA become law? Who would benefit from SOFA becoming law? What are downsides of SOFA becoming law?
Description: As the sales of personal computers slow — whether because of a weak world economy or the popularity of the iPad — PC makers have been looking for the next big thing to jolt buyers and increase profit margins. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 15, 2012 Helping to drive Apple’s growth is its MacBook… Read more »
Description: Take a look at the designs for what could someday be the world’s cheapest PC, and you may start to wish you were a third-grade child in Burundi. Source: forbes.com Date: Jan 10 2012 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte’s non-profit effort aimed at putting cheap educational laptops into the hands… Read more »