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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.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
FED Impact on Tech: Bloomberg West (Full Show 9/18) - YouTube
16:40 - how to consume amazon offerings!? via their platform, silo. closed. drm. // distribution model - for prime - lock-in - convenience - less friction. // "Kids don't care much about quality." // taking share of media consumption. // compelling offering - music, series, streaming, e-commerce, gaming, ... // it's not about entry point to access, lowering the price point of entry for the consumption device and the subscription of amazon prime in aggregate - and lock the consumer in. the aggressive price is an attack strategy (opening up/diversifying the price point) of the distribution model to grow the prime business. //
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline | Vanity Fair
Lost decade under Ballmer, the sales guy. Sales guy is not the right guy 2 make a dent into the universe. //&! JULY 2012 Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant - vnty.fr/1OU6xUN //&! NOVEMBER 2014 The Empire Reboots - vnty.fr/1FZ4mJd //&! bit.ly/1isyHfL //&! Bill & Ballmer not on speaking terms - on.mash.to/1isyFED cnet.co/1KcO02M //&! Steve Ballmer talks LA Clippers, Satya Nadella & Microsoft. Just dont ask him abt Gates - ind.pn/10mLbMH //&! read.bi/1Lw4zXs // &! Start-up advice/lesson is that you have to have a true north to be long-term relevant, big enough to be seemingly inexhaustible! Yahoo! NO. AOL. NO. Twitter. Still Debating it internally, reflective of nobody being the true leader with true leadership capabilities, everyone cooking & suggesting spices. Facebook. YES. LinkedIn. YES (economic graph). Amazon. YES. Zappos. YES. RocketInternet. NO. Google. YES. Foursquare. YES. Tumblr. NO. Reddit. YES. HBO. YES.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
As Amazon turns 20, investors grudgingly admit Bezos was right all along
Two weeks ago, Amazon had its 20th birthday. If the Prime Day sales Amazon offered by way of celebration left many underwhelmed, the occasion left little question about the amazing accomplishment of building not just the world's biggest ecommerce company but also what is perhaps its most successful retailer. A week later, Amazon ticked past a much more pedestrian milestone: its financial earnings report for the three months through June 2015. And if Prime Day was about how brilliant Amazon's past has been, the earnings report was notable for offering a glimpse into how bright the company's future looks. Which is to say, pretty bright indeed...
Amazon  Amazon  Prime  AWS  pure  play  e-commerce 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon: Warum Jeff Bezos Milliarden-Verluste kalt lassen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Management-Grundsätze Bezos' sind kein Geheimnis. Als er seine Unternehmensgründung 1997 an die Börse brachte, schrieb er einen Brief an Investoren, in dem er seine Strategie kurz und bündig darlegte und den er seitdem jedem neuen Geschäftsbericht beilegt. Darin findet sich der zentrale Grundsatz, nachhaltig und langfristig zu investieren - also nicht wegen kurzfristiger Gewinne oder um den Aktienkurs zu befeuern. Ein Kernsatz in dem Brief lautet: "Wir werden anstatt ängstlicher mutige Investitionsentscheidungen treffen, wo immer wir es als ausreichend wahrscheinlich einschätzen, Marktführer zu werden. Einige werden sich auszahlen, andere nicht. Dazugelernt haben werden wir in jedem Fall." Gleich darauf folgt die Klarstellung, dass Bezos künftige Cashflows wichtiger sind als Gewinne der Gegenwart.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Dropbox was asked not to inform users of 80% of its government data requests | PandoDaily
Many of the leaks published by the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and ProPublica over the last few months show that companies might not even be aware of everything the government is doing to access their data. The US National Security Agency can reportedly infiltrate Google’s data through a program called MUSCULAR. Upon hearing of this program, Google engineers “exploded in profanity” and others issued a “giant Fuck You” to the NSA on their Google+ profiles. How could these companies disclose such programs in their transparency reports — even if the current restrictions are lifted — if they are unaware of them in the first place? [...] Dropbox’s transparency report is a stark reminder of just how little we still know about what information law enforcement seeks from tech companies more than a year after many of the government’s surveillance programs were first revealed.
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september 2014 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
Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works) | Andreessen Horowitz
Amazon has perhaps 1% of the US retail market by value. Should it stop entering new categories and markets and instead take profit, and by extension leave those segments and markets for other companies? Or should it keep investing to sweep them into the platform? Jeff Bezos’s view is pretty clear: keep investing, because to take profit out of the business would be to waste the opportunity. He seems very happy to keep seizing new opportunities, creating new businesses, and using every last penny to do it. Still, investors put their money into companies, Amazon and any other, with the expectation that at some point they will get cash out. With Amazon, Bezos is deferring that profit-producing, investor-rewarding day almost indefinitely into the future. This prompts the suggestion that Amazon is the world’s biggest ‘lifestyle business’ – Bezos is running it for fun, not to deliver economic returns to shareholders, at least not any time soon. || via bit.ly/1pY1U3a
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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]."
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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.
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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."
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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 ++
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september 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
Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
[surrounding yourself with smarter people] In some sense you wouldn’t even be human anymore. People like Jeff are better regarded as hyper-intelligent aliens with a tangential interest in human affairs . . . Trust me folks, I saw this happen time and again, for years. Jeff Bezos has all these incredibly intelligent, experienced domain experts surrounding him at huge meetings, and on a daily basis he thinks of shit that they never saw coming. It’s a guaranteed facepalm fest. [...] Purpose-built distribution networks for different kinds of content are beginning to solidify into infrastructure, just as e-commerce did 10 years ago. And if we’ve learned anything about Bezos, it’s that he loves to own his own infrastructure and leverage it into new kinds of business we can’t even imagine right now.
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august 2013 by asterisk2a

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