5 Stereotypes Of Silicon Beach That Just Aren't True

I recently packed up my life and moved from Chicago to LA. Before I left, I heard the same advice over and over again. “You’re going to hate it there.” “Everyone is so fake.” “Watch out, Hollywood will swallow you up.” I’ll be honest, in the past two months I’ve had the complete opposite experience. […] Read more »

Google Just Unveiled its Home Mini Internet-Connected Speaker

Google Home Updates: New Home Mini Speaker Is Unveiled | Fortune Google Just Unveiled its Home Mini Internet-Connected Speaker Search Tech Related Posts:How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about youHow Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC5 Stereotypes Of Silicon Beach That Just Aren't TrueUniti Group: […] Read more »

Uniti Group: I Just Bought Shares Of This 16% Yielder

I take a lot of pride in the fact that my portfolio has never experienced a dividend cut. I came close once with KMI, but I managed to sell the position before the cut was announced. I spend a lot of my time during the due diligence process focusing on dividend-related metrics with a specific […] Read more »

Is A.I. Just Marketing Hype?

Early today, Slate pointed out that breakthrough technologies always seem to be “five to 10 years away,” citing numerous tech forecasts (energy sources, transportation, medical/body-related technologies, etc.) containing that exact phrase. The also included some quotes predicting breakthroughs in “Robots/A.I.” in “five to 10 years,” but the earliest was from 2006 and rest were from […] Read more »

Just How Cloudy Is It?

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft. Each company introduced advancements that users didn’t ask for, didn’t think they wanted and are already complaining about. Why? Because we love new technology in theory but hate it in practice. Technology change is expensive, transition […] Read more »

Why Salesforce just bought this startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce confirmed on Monday that it’s acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip. The purchase price is $ 582 million, plus the value of Salesforce’s previous investments in the company, according to a regulatory filing late last week. According to one estimate, the total value amounts to roughly $ 750 […] Read more »

Google’s CEO just called the next wave in computing, and it’s not VR

Every decade or so, a new era of computing comes along that shapes everything we do. Much of the 90s was about client-server and Windows PCs. By the aughts, the Web had taken over and every advertisement carried a URL. Then came the iPhone, and we’re in the midst of a decade defined by people […] Read more »

Need machine learning? HPE just launched a new service with more than 60 APIs

If 2015 was the year analytics tools became ubiquitous in enterprise software, 2016 is shaping up to do much the same for machine learning. Just last week artificial-intelligence startup Nervana launched an offering that promises “deep learning on demand,” and on Thursday Hewlett Packard Enterprise released a product of its own for what it calls […] Read more »

Amazon just made it easier to get data OUT of its cloud

One of the under-the-radar announcements at Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent cloud conference last year was the announcement of Snowball. It’s a box the size of a small suitcase filled with storage drives. Amazon will ship you one, customers can load it up, then send it back to Amazon and upload data 50 terabytes at a […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Bing just called the first four primaries for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

In March, Microsoft said it would use its Bing technology to predict the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, Microsoft jumped in with both feet, calling the first four Republican primaries for Donald Trump. Microsoft’s Bing predicts that Trump will win the Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada relatively […] Read more »

Are microservices just SOA redux?

Sinclair is CEO and cofounder of Apprenda, a leader in enterprise Platform as a Service. It seems like every conversation related to cloud-native software projects these days involves microservices. During those conversations, someone inevitably draws a comparison with service-oriented architecture (SOA) or hesitantly asks the question, “Aren’t microservices just SOA?” While it might not seem important […] Read more »

Atlassian’s IPO is just part of its lofty goal for the workplace

One of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns” (that is, a tech company valued at over $ 1 billion), Atlassian is the company behind JIRA, HipChat, Confluence and BitBucket, all of which are aimed at making collaborative efforts within companies easier and more efficient. The company is one of Silicon Valley’s oft-fabled “unicorns” — that is, a company […] Read more »