IBM has added Ustream to a long list of video technology company acquisitions in the recent past — like Clearleap acquired last month — buying the streaming video vendor for around $130 million (according to Fortune). The company had raised $50 million in venture funding, and was the sole video partner involved in the launch of IBM’s… Continue reading IBM buys Ustream: is it a workforce communication play?
I’ve been closely watching the development of work chat vendor Fleep, and since I reviewed the product in August (see Work chat tool Fleep has native task management: Is that a key feature, or just nice to have?) the company has addressed so many areas I won’t try to cover them all, I’ll let them do… Continue reading Work chat Fleep’s slash commands and email integration
More departures at Zappos leads commentators to question if Holacracy is the culprit. Recalll that Tony Hsieh offered employees a big payout if they decided to quit during the transition to Holacracy. But that’s not the only transition going on there. Zappos has been involved in a major web transition, moving onto parent Amazon’s back-end… Continue reading Zappos sees more staff departures, but is Holacracy to blame?
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New numbers tell a dark story for PC manufacturers, except perhaps Apple. New Gartner stats are unequivocal: worldwide sales are down 8.3%. Source: Gartner Apple is the only brand bucking the tide, with growth of 2.8% and market share of 6.7% at this point. The economic downdraft is likely having a large impact, and even Microsoft’s… Continue reading Is the PC going extinct?
Yesterday, Jack Dorsey hinted at relaxing the 140 character limit on Twitter: http://pic.twitter.com/bc5RwqPcAX — Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016 I wonder if that’s a reponse to users concerns, like mine: Jack Dorsey seems to be saying that Twitter will soon be letting people write Tweets with more than 140 characters without resorting to images of text.… Continue reading Is Twitter going past the 140 character limit?
Email is often characterized as hellish: at best a necessary evil and at worst a monstrous time sink. Email has evolved into a weird medium of communication where the best thing you can do is destroy it quickly, as if every email were a rabid bat attacking your face. — Paul Ford In this post I am… Continue reading Sortd and the trajectory of the email inbox