Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s web assets for $4.83 billion, ending the company’s two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc....More
Salesforce made a surprising move Thursday, acquiring Coolan, a three-year-old Silicon Valley startup whose software uses Big Data analytics and machine learning to help companies make smarter data center management and hardware buying decisions....More
We know that the days of getting a gold watch upon retiring from a company at which you spent your adult life are gone. People change jobs and companies all the time. But what’s precipitating that change now? Today, changes in employment are often related to changes in technology....More
There is no dearth of wasted effort in attempting to support business with technology. This is effort that has no lack of good intentions - yet gets misdirected and goes to waste. In other words, it doesn’t make things better, and often makes things considerably worse....More
For most IT professionals, salary is not the end of the compensation story. Raises and bonuses up the ante, and the good news is that raises (and bonuses) are on the rise, according to the 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey....More
During the keynote on the final day of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said that one of the reasons it is excited about the LinkedIn acquisition is that it will help people advance their education and connect with their next jobs....More
What do you think of Dell's $65 billion acquisition of EMC?
It's official: After a week of fervent speculation, Dell will be acquiring EMC, barring any last minute counter-offers that would have to top one of the largest tech acquisition prices of all time. What do you think: Can the combined forces of the two storied technology giants emerging stronger than either one would be alone, or will this merger sink them both?
What'd you think of the Android ad during the Oscars?
For an Oscars that had a lot of surprises, one short was hailed as a surprise winner: Android, with a commercial that tugged on the heartstrings by touching on everything from friendship and bullying to the first day of school with a twist on a traditional schoolyard game. What did you think of the ad?