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The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class - YouTube
Canada: Generation Jobless - https://youtu.be/4UUuMWqA8eE - "The Plight of Younger Workers" (Report).& underemployed graduates w fancy sounding degrees. [...] EDUCATION INFLATION! [...] an education does no more guarantee a comfortable middle class jobs, and parents are disappointed. [...] globalisation of workforce plus automation, robotics, AI, augmented intelligence. the new GM's and Toyota's and DuPonts need less and less workers to catch ever greater pies of the current and future economy. [...] rise of the project focused self-employed and the Gig Economy. //&! (USA) Invisible Reality; The Working Poor - youtu.be/806PSngTKgg //&! FULL STORY: Generation Poor - youtu.be/lB4w8MQPdEE //&! FULL STORY: The Labour Trap - youtu.be/cHBo3LgXUPA - precarious work is now more and more the norm. as well as exploitation of those conditions.
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june 2016 by asterisk2a
The Growth Trap
[ growing for growth sake! vs growing in a world/area that is not conducive to grow ] When Twitter went public in 2013, its stock soared and its value jumped to $25 billion. Its founders and early investors got rich. But since then, the company has been considered a failure, despite the fact that it boasts 320 million active users, because it's not growing fast enough. Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," talks to Steve Paikin about why he sees the push for more growth as dangerous. // true capitalists (shareholder, crony, greedy) w/o self-regulation or governance extract all the value there is to extract and then leave, dispersing it to the few who already have [...] WE MUST REWRITE THE RULES OF THE GROWTH GAME ITSELF! [...] you want to optimise the economy based on velocity of money (circulation of money), not share price and value extraction [...]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The tech industry has cut a Google’s worth of jobs in the past 12 months
bigger companies, more profitable products, with less people. // “It would be wrong to assume that increased job cuts are a sign of weakness in the tech sector,” Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger said in a statement. “The simple fact is that the industry is going through a transformation and companies either have to shift their focus or risk extinction. We will always need technology, but how we interact with it, as well as where and when we interact with it, are changing rapidly.” //&! http://recode.net/2016/04/19/intel-chipmaker-mobile-earnings-restructuring/ - Intel missed the mobile revolution. Now it faces its day of reckoning.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
IBM Under SEC Investigation for Accounting Practices | Re/code
The investigation appears to center on how Big Blue recognized revenue on certain deals. That’s accounting-speak for whether a company considers itself to have been paid for delivering a product or a service.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
SAP: Ehemaliger Mitarbeiter erhebt schwere Vorwürfe gegen SAP - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Hinter den Kulissen tobt um die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Erfolgsprodukts indes seit Jahren ein erbittert und mit harten Bandagen geführter Streit, der mittlerweile auch Gerichte und Behörden in Deutschland und den USA beschäftigt. Ausgerechnet ein Mitarbeiter der internen SAP-Revision, der mit einer Untersuchung ("Audit") über den Entwicklungsprozess von Hana befasst war, wirft dem Unternehmen vor, sich bei der Entwicklung eigener Produkte wie Hana am geistigen Eigentum von Wettbewerbern wie Oracle, IBM und Teradata bedient zu haben. Der bislang unbekannte Vorgang geht aus internen SAP-Dokumenten sowie Gerichtsunterlagen hervor, [...] Für SAP sind die Vorwürfe gefährlich, denn das Unternehmen ist einschlägig vorbelastet. In den vergangenen Jahren musste es Wettbewerbern wie Oracle Chart zeigen bereits hunderte Millionen Dollar an Schadensersatz überweisen. [...] [ $25m fuer sich zu fordern war dumm. Super naive. Schweigegeld oder was? ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Rackspace Pops 5% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Results Buttressed By The Promise Of Share Buybacks | TechCrunch
So, Rackspace intends to borrow money to buy its own shares to reward shareholders with presents it can only slightly afford. // IBM too, kept stock afloat w buybacks.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Modern Millionaire Mentality | Scalable Startups@UC Berkeley
"Ignore at Your Own Peril" >> Facebook courting Instagram bc Instagram wes better Photo social network than what ever FB had ideas and still not got as of 2014/2015. Snapchat; 3bn offer. // Balmer laughing when asked about new release of Apple products. Missing the boat on mobile entirely at their peril trying to fix it now actively as of 2015 with business focus. // linked in tapping their toes into professional development - with lynda acquisition. as MOOCs are yet not the break-out they were promised to be by tech 'thought leaders.' // Uber being aggressive and experimenting with delivery and investing in autonomous car technology and mapping. being not just marketplace on phone, but wanting to be a transportation technology company. // IBM and Oracle getting stolen their lunches by SAAS & PAAS with less friction and frustration and lock-in and up-front cost. // Wall Street does not support generously that companies destroy their existing business model with new ones (uncertainty).
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Hitler und Amerika - Geld kennt keine Grenzen - Doku 2015 (NEU in HD) - YouTube
pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/henryford-antisemitism/ "Henry Ford's anti-Semitic views echoed the fears and assumptions of many Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anti-Semitism in America saw a change in expression and virulence when increased immigration from Europe brought millions of Jews to the U.S. during Ford's childhood in the latter half of the 19th century. It reached its peak during the mid-1920s: a time when Ku Klux Klan membership had reached four million, Prohibition restricted alcohol consumption, and discriminatory immigration policies were enacted favoring immigrants from northern and western Europe over other parts of the world." // de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buna_(Kautschuk) - I.G. Farben // &! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dehomag // nyti.ms/1POuFg5 bit.ly/1dyGBBF en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_during_World_War_II bit.ly/1BpSNK3 // no shared economic interest, rootless global corporations where money is the actual dictator. period.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple droht Steuernachzahlung von 19 Milliarden Dollar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Seine Anleger hat Apple bereits vor hohen Nachzahlungen gewarnt, weil die EU das irische Steuersparmodell prüft. Nun hat ein Bankanalyst die mögliche Höhe berechnet: bis zu 19 Milliarden Dollar - für den iPhone-Konzern ein Klacks.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
NYT - EU and Google
“With more than a decade of hindsight, the theories supporting the case against Microsoft have all but fallen apart, and the pursuit of the company that makes Windows may suggest a reason for skepticism about this fight against Google: The tech marketplace is fluid and unpredictable. The giants that look most unbeatable today could falter in ways that may once have seemed unthinkable — and without a lot of help from the government.” [...] Google makes most of its money from search ads, but the market for such direct advertising may be tapped out. The next great wave of digital advertising — a market far bigger than search spots — will come from ad budgets now reserved for TV commercials, and many observers bet that Facebook, not Google, is in the best position to get that business. &! bit.ly/1aCgTK7 &! Growth stalls eventually 4all companies >> bit.ly/1DpxFXl &! youtu.be/SdJz93aIvA0?t=20m talk abt Google Search business practices and their way to "add value." And Lobbying activities.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
IBM Teams Up With Twitter, Adds Tweets to Its Cloud | Re/code
[IBM still in process of reinventing itself/renewal for the 21st century/-ex hardware] @IBM partners w/ @Twitter to integrate Twitter data [Firehose access] into its cloud analytics; the co's will build a series of enterprise sales, marketing & customer service apps that help users make better business decisions based on the Twitter data
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Huawei boss says US ban 'not very important'
IBM was sort of forced to sell its remaining server business to Lenovo after China demand fell thorugh the floor because of revelations to bugging Cisco hardware by NSA officials (intercepting the package during delivery). Lenovo lost also business in America.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Woman Livetweets IBM Execs Discussing Why They Don't Hire Women
+ PINTEREST >> http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2brq4m/pinterest_just_hired_the_man_behind_axes/ &&& http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/24/women-use-pinterest-but-they-dont-run-it/ + ACADEMIA >> http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2bw3c5/how_subtle_and_benevolent_biases_undermine_womens/ ++ http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/2013/04/02/benevolent-sexism/ "We define benevolent sexism as a set of interrelated attitudes toward women that are sexist in terms of viewing women stereotypically and in restricted roles but that are subjectively positive in feeling tone (for the perceiver) and also tend to elicit behaviors typically categorized as prosocial (e.g., helping) or intimacy-seeking (e.g., self-disclosure) (Glick & Fiske, 1996, p. 491)." +++ http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/ebay-reports-more-diverse-staff-than-other-tech-companies/
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Andrew Ng left Google and joined Baidu | Hacker News
When companies turn into giants. It's hard to run through the giant battleship and rally guys for your initiative. And not let talk about moving fast/iterating/experimenting. [...] Question is post Steve Jobs - can keep Apple its Start-up mentality? // "If a guy like Ng was frustrated inside of Google by 'committee meetings' keeping him from getting things done quickly, then that says something about the current state of affairs there." Are the big ones are running scared on the inside, focused defending the existing turf? ++ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RHlx2DPVp0 + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u-uMqvJw78 + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yDRt-lPkEM + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MlPkCg_J24
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
DLD NYC 14 - Winners/Losers in a Digital Age (Scott Galloway) - YouTube
Apple knows that competition is catching up faster and faster in terms of design and functionality etc etc. They hired 2 fashion people already (burberry and from LVHM). And to differentiate the brand further (price/status symbol - above middle class) and to keep selling it's Apple Products ... including wearables (Watch & Headphone) they hired those key people or b(r)ought them into the mothership. They could have long ago bought personal cloud storage companies and other stuff to add to its portfolio bla bla bla.... but that 'Software', you can't display - show off - walking around downtown manhatten. Wearables, phones, tablets - you can. ... Apple focuses on their core competencies - software like iTunes is only 2nd class, that is why it still doesn't stream. >> “They want Jimmy and they want Dre,” said the source. “He’s got fashion and culture completely locked up.” ( http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/22/apples-beats-deal-is-happening-and-its-a-dre-acquihire/ ) + !!! v=NP0P2BT0vTc !!!
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," - Larry Page At TED - Business Insider
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page said. This is why Google is going full steam ahead working on a variety of projects.  "When we bought Android, it was small and I felt guilty working on it, but it was smart, it was the future," he said.
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
VC Stewart Alsop: How I pissed off Steve Jobs - YouTube
Steve Job's last big gig was designing and figuring out the Apple TV, where TV is an app and the Device, what is known as TV is a super-size iMac. A Personal Computer. Plus they probably will make the iPad and Apple TV / iTV connect to each other so you can use the iPas and iPhone as 2nd Screen and do social media and surfing and sharing while watching TV. // Google acquisition of Nest Lab is also talent acquisition - Tony Fadell - a former Apple Execs. But he is a Product Guy and those are valuable, and Apple competed with Google for Nest Labs and thus Tony Fadell. Larry Page needs Fadell to improve Google's product line and future products and teach other Googlers 'product development, management and how to think about it correctly.' >> Android, Nexus, Google Chrome, Google Glasses, Google Car, Google ChromeCast. The big things that bring in the money. // // bn dollar companies have an asshole at their helm, that one that steps on people to get his way, get things done, rolling.
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
Lenovo to buy IBM's low-end server unit for $2.3 billion | Reuters
It would not be easy for Lenovo turn around the server unit, however. IBM's low-margin server business has posted seven quarters of losses as clients move to the cloud. "To generate costs synergy, Lenovo will need to move most of the manufacturing from IBM's existing facility in Virginia to Asia while keeping some R&D in the U.S.," Lau said. The server business being sold by IBM, which produced low-cost x86 servers, competes with Hewlett-Packard Co and Dell but lags both in market share. + http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-23/lenovo-to-buy-ibm-server-unit-for-2-3-billion-amid-pc-slump.html "[S]egment’s gross margin -- the percentage of sales remaining after taking out production costs -- also is getting squeezed. It fell 3.5 percentage points to 36 percent last year. That compares with an 89 percent margin for its software business."
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
To Facebook the answer must be no. (Scripting News)
fb is google
google is msft
msft is maybe floating around like ibm does now
and apple is still the incumbent, but this time financially successful
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april 2010 by asterisk2a
Salesforce Chatter Gets Its Own App Marketplace: ChatterExchange
Chatter itself will retain the same functionality. Chatter gives you a dashboard of reports and approvals, workflow, tasks and calendar and will let you see updates from people, files, applications, HR, and will integrate other feeds (Dow Jones, Thompson Reuters).

Instead, the company believes Chatter will pose a serious threat to Microsoft’s Sharepoint and IBM’s LotusNotes.
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april 2010 by asterisk2a
What Happens When Apple Passes Microsoft In Value? Yes, When.
Apple has soared past HP, Oracle, IBM, and most recently, Google, to move into the top five most valuable companies in the U.S.

Here’s the real problem for Microsoft though. If Apple does in fact pass Microsoft in market cap, I can see CEO Steve Ballmer losing it, and that could steal his focus away from what should still be considered his real enemy: Google. It is Google, after all, that is directly attacking the core Microsoft brands, Office and Windows, where the company makes practically all of its money. Google Apps and Chrome OS are meant to do two things: Kill Office and kill Windows.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
As Software Firms Merge, Synergy Is Elusive - WSJ.com
While the voluminous deal activity has meant a bonanza for shareholders -- many software stocks have soared this year, partly because of the hot merger landscape -- Mr. Gonick's experience highlights the flip side: As the big software companies flesh out their integration plans internally, customers on the outside are left with unanswered questions about their future.

But that isn't the only thing that has changed in recent years. Today, many of the companies being acquired aren't start-ups. They're established, profitable companies with a slew of customers.

This has left CIOs and information technology departments with less influence in negotiating software discounts because there are fewer vendors to pit against each other at the bargaining table, though customers can also potentially lower maintenance and integration costs by buying more software from a single vendor, says Eliot Colon, chief operating officer at Miro Consulting Inc., a software-licensing consultancy in Fords, N.J.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the Borg's copycat business model no longer works
They got so big so quickly that there was no way for the Borg to claw them back. Same for all these other Web businesses. Amazon, Ebay, Skype, Facebook, Twitter. They came out of nowhere, and what they were doing was free, so the Borg couldn't just do a crappy knockoff and sell it for less. They were up against free -- the Web companies were using their own strategy against them.
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october 2009 by asterisk2a

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