Google’s New Logo Is Far More Than Just A Digital Doodle

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 The more you see something, the more normal it becomes.Today, Google unveiled a new logo and branding. So far the public reaction is a mixed bag. I’m sure that most of the people who spend time in Mountain View working for Google barely noticed its logo anymore. It was on T-shirts, buildings, computers, stickers and everything in between. Of course, people don’t like change. Read More Read more »

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

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 Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices. Previously, the company allowed Amazon Fire tablet customers to download videos, but that didn’t address its sizable customer base who… Read More Read more »

NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

 As the market continues to mature, and as we watch a blossoming of SaaS activity in New York City, we believe that NYC is poised to become a genuine leader in the formation of companies leading the next wave of enterprise transformation. Read More Read more »

Windows 10 hits 75 million devices in less than a month

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You can't get to one billion devices without hitting 75 million first Just a month after its release, Windows 10 has been installed on 75 million computers — well on its way to Microsoft's goal of eventually hitting one billion different devices, according to a tweetstorm on Wednesday by Microsoft VP of Windows and Devices Yusif Mehdi. Windows 10 had momentum from the start. It reached 14 million users just 24 hours after its release in late July. These healthy numbers could mean Microsoft's strategy of making the operating system free to Windows 7 and 8 users is working. See also: Windows 10 review: A needed upgrade with missing pieces Read more... More about Microsoft , Windows , Tech , Apps Software , and Windows 10 Read more »

Riding The Funding Wave

 When we observed an increase in Series A fundings in the first quarter of 2015, we had two theories as to what was happening. First, people are attracted to the Series A figures more than Series B or beyond. This is similar to how people bid on mid-market houses in San Francisco, overbidding on houses around $2 million, but the $5 million houses see much less competition. Second, we might see… Read More Read more »

The hysteria over Windows 95 launch, 20 years ago

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Aug. 24, 1995 Mikol Furneaux waves two copies of Windows 95 at a midnight launch at a store in Sydney, Australia. Image: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images Twenty years ago, amid great fanfare, Microsoft released Windows 95, its feverishly anticipated new operating system. The launch was hyped by a $300 million marketing campaign, including a “cyber sitcom” showing off the new features Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry made cameos. Commercials for Windows 95 played The Rolling Stones song “Start Me Up,” heralding the introduction of the now-iconic Start button. In addition to the Start button, Windows 95 introduced the task bar, and added support for filenames up to 250 characters (a thrilling feature at the time) and “Plug and Play” support for installing new hardware Read more... More about Microsoft , Software , Bill Gates , Tech , and History Read more »

What Does The Chinese Fallout Mean For Apple?

 This morning, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) suffered from a stark drop when the stock market opened. Its shares tanked 10 percent to $95.17 compared to Friday’s closing price. Shortly after, Apple bounced back. As of this writing, Apple is back to $105.48 down only 0.2 percent compared to Friday’s closing price. Read More Read more »

U.S. stock market suffers drastic day of panic, capping a miserable week

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The U.S. stock market made an alarming fall for the second day in a row, creating more worries that China's slowing economy would take America down with it The Dow Jones Industrial Average — a basket of 30 of America's most iconic companies — fell 529 points in value during the day, with the Nasdaq, which is more representative of tech stocks, fell 171 points. Both dropped more than 3% Those are enormous losses for a stock index, more indicative of a panic or crisis rather than a bad day in the markets. The drop caps one of the worst weeks for the country's main indices since the financial crisis. Read more... More about Stock Market , Business , and China Stock Market Read more »

Hail Creates Content For Multiple Online Publishing Platforms With One Click

 If you work on any kind of online content, you know it’s not enough to hit publish and then sit back waiting for traffic. Links have to be shared to Facebook and Twitter, excerpts posted to Tumblr, and newsletters formatted and emailed. For organizations with limited resources, this is a huge drain on time. Hail wants to simplify the process. Read More Read more »