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The Snap: My wife and I have chosen not to have kids. It is a personal choice based on how we want to live. However, some people should not have kids even if they want them. The first test in whether you should be allowed ...

SOME (i)PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE KIDS

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My wife and I have chosen not to have kids. It is a personal choice based on how we want to live. However, some people should not have kids even if they want them. The first test in whether you should be allowed to have kids comes very early in the child’s life. [&hellip
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The Snap: It's no secret that consumers are spending more and more time heads-down, engrossed in mobile apps -- and a couple of recent reports highlight this trend. First, Flurry, a mobile analytics company, has released ...

SMARTPHONE HOME SCREEN: GAME OF THRONES, PART 1

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It’s no secret that consumers are spending more and more time heads-down, engrossed in mobile apps — and a couple of recent reports highlight this trend. First, Flurry, a mobile analytics company, has released a study showing that mobile apps are gaining on television in terms of time spent daily. According to Flurry’s
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The Snap There are too many companies with too much cash on their balance sheets. Since I am in tech, I have investigated the worst offenders in terms of hoarding cash. Cisco (CSCO): $4.8 Billion in cash and $40.2 ...

POSITIVE OUTCOME OF THE FISCAL CLIFF

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There are too many companies with too much cash on their balance sheets. Since I am in tech, I have investigated the worst offenders in terms of hoarding cash. Cisco (CSCO): $4.8 Billion in cash and $40.2 Billion in short term investments as of 10/27 Apple (AAPL): $10.7 Billion in cash and $18.4 [&hellip
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The Snap: There is always a lot of talk about the risks associated with moving IT processes into the cloud. The general premise is that once you move your IT into the cloud, you are suddenly exposing yourself to an ...

CLOUD IS BEING HELD TO UNREASONABLE STANDARDS

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There is always a lot of talk about the risks associated with moving IT processes into the cloud. The general premise is that once you move your IT into the cloud, you are suddenly exposing yourself to an unacceptable high level of risk associated with downtime and security breaches. The Download: There are [&hellip
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The Snap: In most corporate cultures the premium is on not rocking the boat. To get ahead, you have to get along with almost everyone. One of the reasons that “The Emperor's New Clothes” is popular is because it is a ...

DON’T TELL ME YOU “NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU”

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In most corporate cultures the premium is on not rocking the boat. To get ahead, you have to get along with almost everyone. One of the reasons that “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is popular is because it is a fairy tale, and not even close to connected to reality. The person who is [&hellip
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The Snap: In Part One of my review of the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet, I described how a child's perspective can be particularly insightful regarding the usability of a new device. Before reading my thoughts on the ...

HANDS ON WITH THE MICROSOFT SURFACE RT: PART TWO

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In Part One of my review of the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet, I described how a child’s perspective can be particularly insightful regarding the usability of a new device. Before reading my thoughts on the Surface RT, I’d encourage you to first check out that post, which incorporates the thoughts of my [&hellip
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The Snap: There have been countless reviews written about the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet. A couple of the more thoughtful, complete reviews are by Joshua Topolsky of the Verge and MG Siegler of Techcrunch. If you're ...

CHILD’S PLAY: HANDS ON WITH THE MICROSOFT SURFACE RT

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There have been countless reviews written about the new Microsoft Surface RT tablet. A couple of the more thoughtful, complete reviews are by Joshua Topolsky of the Verge and MG Siegler of Techcrunch. If you’re thinking about purchasing a Surface RT tablet (not to be confused with the *still* unreleased Microsoft Surface Pro table
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The Snap: In a new report, Dan Zarrella of HubSpot offers a handful of data-based insights regarding the effectiveness of specific calls-to-action (CTAs) within Facebook. Specifically, Zarrella -- who is HubSpot's Social ...

SCIENTIST PROVES THAT ANNOYING THE SHIT OUT OF PEOPLE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

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In a new report, Dan Zarrella of HubSpot offers a handful of data-based insights regarding the effectiveness of specific calls-to-action (CTAs) within Facebook. Specifically, Zarrella — who is HubSpot’s Social Media Scientist — demonstrates that CTAs asking fans to Like, Share or Comment on Facebook posts generate, well
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The Snap:  There have been a number of high profile SW patent lawsuits over the past year. Most of these have been brought by Apple, a company that is widely, and increasingly inaccurately, viewed as a highly innovative ...

THE SW PATENT SYSTEM MUST END

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  There have been a number of high profile SW patent lawsuits over the past year. Most of these have been brought by Apple, a company that is widely, and increasingly inaccurately, viewed as a highly innovative company. I say this because over the past year, it seams like the innovation has come to [&hellip
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