Tag: Business/Finance

8
Aug

Concern raises among users as Google cuts its services

It is not a new thing for Google to shut down its services & products. They have previously terminated a couple of services. This time, they are going to cut down some of their other services which were mostly used by small businesses and educational entities. Although officials from Google are saying that this initiative…

6
Aug

CompTIA sees technology spending increasing

As it has for many years, the use of technology by small to medium businesses is on the rise. A CompTIA (an IT industry association) study has reported findings showing that even micro businesses are looking for ways to utilize the current trends in technology to improve productivity in the workplace. For instance, seven out…

3
Aug

Pinterest: A new social media platform to promote business

Pinterest is one of the newest social media sites that have managed to gain an immense popularity within a very short since its launch and now it is considered as a gem among all social media sites. This is an intuitive site that allows the users to upload and share images, videos or links that…

30
Jul

Apple to Mountain Lion users: “Tell us who your friends are if you want to talk to us.”

by Paul Ducklin from Sophos Naked Security An alert Naked Security reader and Mountain Lion early adopter has pointed us at a quirky new twist in the licensing conditions in Apple’s latest OS update. Roger (not his real name) from South Australia (not his real location) grew up with IT at around the same time I did….

28
Jul

Microsoft acquires Yammer for 1.2 billion; what’s coming next?

After a long period of speculation, Microsoft has finally committed 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Yammer, a social network service enterprise for businesses in USA, UK and Canada. This is indeed a great deal for Yammer which was just launched in 2008 and has around 4 to 5 million users.  However, it is actually the…

27
Jul

Microsoft announced 44 new retail stores will be opened by next year

Microsoft has confirmed that they are planning to expand their number of retail stores in Canada, with their Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner setting out plans for the expansion. Talking at the Worldwide Partner Conference on July 11, Mr. Turner announced that the company would go ahead with plans outlined in early 2009, by opening…

25
Jul

Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel

Besides announcing the release of the customer preview of Microsoft Office during the Microsoft Worldwide Partnership Conference in Toronto in July 2012, CEO Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel. According to Perceptive Pixel’s website, “Microsoft will continue to manufacture Perceptive Pixel’s high performance touch screens, and the Perceptive Pixel team will become part…

24
Jul

Microsoft Office on over 1 Billion computers

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, from July 8-12, 2012, was an exciting event for both Microsoft and its partners. It gave Microsoft a chance to make many announcements, some of which Microsoft partners have eagerly anticipated. It also gave partners a chance to talk with Microsoft representatives, who they might not otherwise have access to,…

17
Jul

Microsoft Office 2013 Preview Available For Business

Another Microsoft Office release is just around the corner. A new preview version became available on July 16, 2012 when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the release of its new Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview. Watch the Microsoft Office 2013 announcement and demonstration of with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer by clicking here. “We are taking…

17
Jul

Malware in Apple’s App Store Targets Users’ Contact Lists

If only there were an app for blocking malware, viruses and other hacking tools, using the Internet and downloading data would be a lot less scary. One recent threat targeted the contact lists of people who download a particular app from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Adroid Market. The app in question is called “Find…

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