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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.
Silicon  Valley  Unicorn  Instagram  WhatsApp  productivity  Software  Eats  The  World  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Software  Revolution  Software  Development  Slack  Facebook  profit  maximisation  profit  maximization  winner  take  all  IBM  Intel  Microsoft  Salesforce  antitrust  overhead  cost  center  AWS  cloudcomputing  Cloudstorage  Netflix  Amazon  Azure  Google  Cloud  Google  Inc.  Alphabet  Inc.  Oracle  Mobile  Creative  scalability  scaling  scale  Snapchat  Twitter  Apple  automation  robotics  AI  artificial  intelligence  3D  printing  autonomous  cars  self-driving  cars  labour  market  job  market  skill  gap  skills  gap  homescreen 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Dropbox Picks up Enterprise Sales Vets — The Information
Dropbox has quietly hired two enterprise sales veterans, part of a broader push to gain big corporations as customers.
DropBox  Box  Microsoft  Amazon  Cloud  Drive  Google  Inc  Google  Drive  Google  Docs  Enterprise  added  value  Enterprise  2.0  PAAS  IAAS  SAAS  Software  Is  Eating  The  World 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile | TechCrunch
It has other bullets left [shooting at mobile] in the chamber including Windows 10 and the cross-platform mobile apps too. Whatever happens, Microsoft can ultimately never walk away from mobile because giving up would essentially be ceding a massive portion of the future of computing, and it simply can’t afford to do that. [...] Microsoft wanted to go after phone market share in the long term, and selling Windows at its old price points would limit broader Windows 10 adoption, eroding at the company’s larger value proposition of having one platform across all your devices. Put another way, the company is foregoing some identifiable revenue to prop up Windows mobile. [ diminishing price of Software! is one big mover in tech for the next years coming, see SAAS & PAAS + consulting and on-site with OpenSource and Subscription Plan Model using SW through browser. ] &! wrd.cm/1eNXKr4 The Death of the PC Has Not Been Greatly Exaggerated
Microsoft  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  Android  iOS  Windows  10  user  behaviour  Google  Apple  mobile  computing  phablet  Tablet  mobile  strategy  corporate  strategy  technological  progress  Windows  Phone  business  model  Open  Source  SAAS  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Free  Software  commodity  business  commoditization  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  public  perception  GNU  Platform  Open  Platform  business  strategy  economics  of  abundance  marginal  cost  cloud  paradgimshift 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Aaron Levie (Box): The First $250m in ARR - YouTube
IPO growth-stage party round, Investors work understanding SAAS business, but do not understand it 110%. "Our growth is dependent on the level of investment (sales, marketing) we put into, we have no head ceiling. [...] Investors go, after explaining for 30 minutes, from IBM cash flow investors to a16z type doubling down [invest more in user acquisition due to lock-in and LTV for SAAS. [...] Box's disruption playbook via lots of layers/stacks (integrated, worry free) for enterprise; loss prevention, security, search, clouds storage, audit & compliance (ie HIPPA). [...] Marrying a frictionless consumer experience best practices (phablet, smart phone, tablet, desktop) with Enterprise 2.0/SAAS feature set, enabling lift of productivity and connectedness. Turning themselves into a strategic layer for Fortune 500 companies and ousting Oracle, IBM and MSFT (legacy infrastructure, see Sony hack). Box is pitching a modern architecture, not just cloud. [...] Building what customer asks for.
IPO  Box  Enterprise  2.0  SAAS  DropBox  Google  Drive  One  Drive  Microsoft  Google  Amazon  Cloud  Drive  Apple  iCloud  Spideroak  disruption  cyber  security  internet  security  IT  online  security  Salesforce  Aaron  Levie  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please | TechCrunch
In today’s cloud market climate, a mid-tier player like Rackspace has been caught between a rock and a hard place for some time, squeezed in an infrastructure service market dominated by big players like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. As these players engage in a fight to the bottom in an escalating pricing war, a company like Rackspace whose main focus is infrastructure services finds it increasingly difficult to compete, especially when these other companies can cover their losses with more profitable parts of their organizations. [...] Faced with that kind of landscape, Rackspace walked away from the IaaS [ Infrastructure as a Service ] market altogether last month, moving to what they were calling a managed approach. In other words, they would help companies manage their cloud services.
Rackspace  differentiation  differentiate  cloudcomputing  Wall  Street  AWS  Amazon  Google  Cloud  Microsoft  Azure  PaaS  SaaS  IaaS  customer  service  service  industry  convenience  Services  service  economy  customer  experience 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft | Hacker News
!!! - https://www.nikcub.com/posts/notes-on-the-celebrity-data-theft/ "In reviewing months worth of forum posts, image board posts, private emails, replies for requests for services, etc. nowhere was the FindMyPhone API brute force technique (revealed publicly and exploited in iBrute) mentioned. This doesn’t mean that it wasn’t used privately by the hackers – but judging by the skill levels involved, the mentions and tutorials around other techniques and some of the bragged about success rates with social engineering, recovery, resets, rats and phishing – it appears that such techniques were not necessary or never discovered. [...] Timestamps, forum posts and other data suggests that the collection was built up over a long period of time. [...] In terms of staying secure the most obvious solutions are to pick a better password, set your security answers to long random strings and enable two-factor authentication. [+] ring-fence your email [private & public & communication]."
phishing  phishing  scam  Social  engineering  Hacking  two  factor  authentication  two  factor  verification  online  security  internet  security  encryption  Privacy  Privacy  gossip  culture  gossip  Celebrity  of  You  culture  cyber  security  cyber  attack  cyber  crime  Apple  Cloudstorage  cloud  iCloud  Dropbox  AWS  S3  leak  passwords  password  password  security  password  integrity  Sexual  objectification  objectification  consent  brute  force  attack  FBI  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  AnonIB  4chan  Reddit  TheFappening  Celebgate  imgur  Twitter  iCloud  rippers  DAU 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Tone deaf Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles warns the world about the dangers of hackers | PandoDaily
"Recent events show that with appropriate motivation anything can be hacked.Maybe everyone should stop and think about what it means for them" - Karpeles tweet would appear to be a reference to the recent celebrity hacking scandal which has seen nude photos of several female stars published online, with extortion request sent to prevent the release of others. (Ironically, many of these demands were for payment in bitcoin.) Even if it weren’t for Karpeles’ track record with alleged hacking attacks, the tweet would nevertheless have been ill-advised. As many other public figures have learned, any hint at victim-blaming in this instance is sure to draw criticism. Combine this with the fact that Karpeles’ nearly bankrupted thousands of people, and this comment warrants a special kind of outrage.
phishing  phishing  scam  Social  engineering  Hacking  two  factor  authentication  two  factor  verification  online  security  internet  security  encryption  Privacy  Privacy  gossip  culture  gossip  Celebrity  of  You  culture  cyber  security  cyber  attack  cyber  crime  Apple  Cloudstorage  cloud  iCloud  Dropbox  AWS  S3  leak  passwords  password  password  security  password  integrity  Sexual  objectification  objectification  consent  brute  force  attack  FBI  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  AnonIB  4chan  Reddit  TheFappening  Celebgate  imgur  Twitter  iCloud  rippers 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple - Press Info - Re: Celebgate / The Fappening / 4Chan / AnonIB / iCloud rippers / n00d Celeb Trading Ring
bit.ly/1uvDa0P "This statement, which probably had several thousand pairs of lawyer eyeballs on it before it was sent to the press, is slippery. [&] iCloud rippers" || From the Statement: "To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification." + @SwiftOnSecurity "Celebrity photo leak being result of an amalgam of targeted attacks instead of 1 iCloud vulnerability explains inconsistent data and leaks." + @pmarca "Subtext for iCloud hacks: "Security questions" are a bad idea -- too easily guessed, particularly for public figures. Known problem!" + @cdixon "Services that repeatedly ask for passwords on mobile devices encourage weak passwords." + bit.ly/1q86n2z - "I’m talking about the fact that people won’t feel the same way about their phones after this." + anon-ib.com down as of recently + bit.ly/1vKzfks "Apple is now attempting to distance its service from any fault in the hacks." + bit.ly/1rhC9Ky + bit.ly/W7V3H2
phishing  phishing  scam  Social  engineering  Hacking  two  factor  authentication  two  factor  verification  online  security  internet  security  encryption  Privacy  Privacy  gossip  culture  gossip  Celebrity  of  You  culture  cyber  security  cyber  attack  cyber  crime  Apple  Cloudstorage  cloud  iCloud  Dropbox  AWS  S3  leak  passwords  password  password  security  password  integrity  Sexual  objectification  objectification  consent  brute  force  attack  FBI  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  AnonIB  4chan  Reddit  TheFappening  Celebgate  imgur  Twitter  iCloud  rippers 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaks
Posting of celebrity nude pictures leads to FBI investigation - bbc.in/1nSuXzy +++ FBI probes celebrity photo leaks - bbc.in/1A1UtIo +++ bit.ly/1w34y7C +++ bit.ly/1sWQKJE +++ on.wsj.com/1A0YJrA >> 'If people were no complete script kiddies/amateurs, there will be no forensic trail and no real clear picture of how those pictures got stolen from peoples iCloud and other Cloud Services.' +++ News Corp.'s BSkyB Sky News - youtu.be/2AuRvgOpoYQ +++ bbc.in/1nw4iJ9 - "getting people to use passwords this long [14 chars] is a challenge. "It would be nice if we could get most of the population at least as far as eight characters," +++ bbc.in/1qXX1m2 "celebrities had weak passwords [+] brute force attack [...] We now need to hear from Apple on whether its engineers think that theory holds water. The other key question that needs answering, says Ferguson, is how the hackers obtained the email addresses they would have needed to gain access to the victims' accounts."
phishing  phishing  scam  Social  engineering  Hacking  two  factor  authentication  two  factor  verification  online  security  internet  security  encryption  Privacy  Privacy  gossip  culture  gossip  Celebrity  of  You  culture  cyber  security  cyber  attack  cyber  crime  Apple  Cloudstorage  cloud  iCloud  Dropbox  AWS  S3  leak  passwords  password  password  security  password  integrity  Sexual  objectification  objectification  consent  brute  force  attack  FBI  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  AnonIB  4chan  Reddit  TheFappening  Celebgate  imgur  Twitter 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack | TechCrunch
bit.ly/1CjSrHz ++ bzfd.it/1vBoAsk ++ bzfd.it/1rJ6ALQ ++ bzfd.it/1pyhUsH - "@ThatSusanBurke You know what's better then leaked nudes? Earning the trust & respect of another human to the point that they share their body with you." ++ "leaker screenshots suggests no mastermind who broke iCloud but a dude named Tristian with too much time on his hands" bit.ly/1qwxjaR & "tl;dr is don't take private photos with an iPhone if you have iCloud on" & "Finding out hard way that "iCloud backup" really means what it says, and deleting from device != deleting from cloud" & "[This attack was not just based on iCloud compromise[/weakness/vulnerability]" & 'Some seem to be from Dropbox and S3 too' & bit.ly/1oytbCY ++ bit.ly/1CjSyCY !!!"non-expert user"!!! ++ bit.ly/1tSYuPn ++ #Consent on.fb.me/1w17jGv ++ Pando bit.ly/1lEU25W ++ "n00d Celeb" Trading Ring on AnonIB: ppl trading&helping hack celeb iCloud accounts et al - bit.ly/1uocm2D imgur.com/a/KDAX3 ++ on.recode.net/1A0rNzE - Apple is investigating ++
phishing  phishing  scam  Social  engineering  Hacking  two  factor  authentication  two  factor  verification  online  security  internet  security  encryption  Privacy  Privacy  gossip  culture  gossip  Celebrity  of  You  culture  cyber  security  cyber  attack  cyber  crime  Apple  Cloudstorage  cloud  iCloud  Dropbox  AWS  S3  leak  passwords  password  password  security  password  integrity  Sexual  objectification  objectification  consent  brute  force  attack  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  AnonIB 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple Plots Reboot of iTunes for Web - WSJ.com
Apple is exploring an overhaul of the way it sells and stores music that is aimed at extending its influence to the Web, according to people briefed on the strategy.

The key vehicle for the move is Apple's newly acquired music-streaming service La La Media Inc. for which Apple paid $85 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Where Apple's iTunes requires users to download music onto a specific computer, Lala.com lets users buy and listen to music through a Web browser, meaning its customers can access purchases from anywhere, as long as they are connected to the Internet.

Apple is considering adopting that same model for songs sold on iTunes, a change that would give consumers more ways

That new business model extends Apple's grip on the music business, giving it the ability to sell music through search engines and other Web sites and broaden its reach beyond people who come to its virtual store.
apple  itunes  Lala  music  technology  cloudcomputing  cloud  online  streaming  musicindustry  strategy 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Apple to Buy the Music Start-Up Lala - NYTimes.com
One reason Lala may not have taken off is that people do not necessarily want to entrust their music collection to the servers of a start-up whose prospects are uncertain. There would be no such uncertainty with Apple.
Apple  streaming  music  cloud  cloudcomputing  trust  Lala  musicindustry 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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