Using Homeless as Hotspots for Wi-Fi

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Description: Emma Cookson says her company believes the “homeless hotspots” idea allows them to make money and connect with others. Source: cnn .com Date: March 13, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that using homeless for hotspots is an appropriate thing to do?  Why? Or Why Not? What is the biggest downside of using… Read more »

The Ipad Effect on Job Creation

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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?

The Age of Big Data

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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 »

Bowing to Critics and Market Forces, RIM’s Co-Chiefs Step Aside

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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 »

How Google keeps your secrets private

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secrets private Description: How does a company that collects so much information from its users keep all that data private? Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 25, 2012 As part of that tune-up, Google on Tuesday made the major announcement that it has streamlined its privacy policy. Instead of 70 policies across each of its products… Read more »

PC Makers Embracing Ultrabooks

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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 »

iPhone 4S devours data twice as fast as previous model

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Description: Apple’s new iPhone 4S consumes on average twice as much data as the previous iPhone model and even more than iPad tablets due to increasing use of online services like the virtual personal assistant Siri, an industry study showed. Source: theglobeandmail.com Date: Jan 6, 2012 When Apple rolled out the iPhone 4S in October,… Read more »

Peggy Noonan On Steve Jobs And Why Big Companies Die

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Description: The salesmen who led the companies were smart and eloquent, but “they didn’t know anything about the product.” In the end this can doom a great company, because what consumers want is good products. Source: www.forbes.com Date: Nov 23, 2011 What’s interesting is that Steve Jobs lived long enough to show us at  Apple… Read more »