[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
With Work, Facebook Aims to Consolidate All of Our Social Engagement (and Data) Under One Platform

The battle for being social in the enterprise has heated up once again. Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it was launching a new offering specifically for businesses. Called Work, it’s intended to close the gap between the personal and the professional identities people have on the social network. With the introduction of both a mobile and desktop application, Facebook seeks to connect the next 5 billion people, not only for those around the world in under-served countries, but also in a whole new segment: within the workplace.
Until now, Facebook had been …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
With Work, Facebook Aims to Consolidate All of Our Social Engagement (and Data) Under One Platform

The battle for being social in the enterprise has heated up once again. Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it was launching a new offering specifically for businesses. Called Work, it’s intended to close the gap between the personal and the professional identities people have on the social network. With the introduction of both a mobile and desktop application, Facebook seeks to connect the next 5 billion people, not only for those around the world in under-served countries, but also in a whole new segment: within the workplace.
Until now, Facebook had been …

[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Marissa Mayer and the Case of the Yahoo “Curse”

Yahoo is one of those legendary companies that has existed for quite some time — nearly 20 years, in fact. And for many, it’s been known for at least a few things including being an iconic old school search engine, its acquisition sprees, co-founder Jerry Yang, and a steady stream of ever-changing Chief Executive Officers. It has a rather complex identity problem and needs to find some way to redefine itself. That’s where Marissa Mayer comes in — or at least that’s what investors and supporters thought in 2012.
Mayer’s selection as the leader of Yahoos was meant …

[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
In “Startupland”, Startup Life Is Full of Risk, but the Entrepreneurial Dream Is Possible

Creating and running a startup isn’t all glamour and glitz, although emerging technologies have made starting a business somewhat easier. But it’s not like it was straight out of a fictional Hollywood movie where there’s a happy ending involved — in most cases, this isn’t the case with companies in the real world. Many often shutter for various reasons, whether it’s because of a decrease in traction, lack of funding, or something else.
Needless to say, it’s certainly tough being an entrepreneur. You give up practically everything to follow your dream of …

[24 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
10 Interesting Startups To Watch In 2015

As we wrap up another year on this planet, people have begun reminiscing on what has gone on in the past twelve months and whether they should look back at it with longing regret or praise over their accomplishments. The same could be said about the world of technology and startups. For the past couple of years, I’ve penned an annual prospective (if you will) on The Next Web — see 2013 and 2014 — about interesting companies that you should pay attention to in the next year. Naturally, I’m no longer …

[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Uber’s Controversies Highlight A Growing Transformation of Its Utopian Vision To One of Chaos

The word “disruption” has been thrown around in the tech industry rather nonchalantly over the past few years. The dictionary defines it as: “a disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process.” And one company that has come up time and time again as the epitome of this phenomenon is Uber, the private car service that has Silicon Valley in a tizzy.
Since its inception, the company’s CEO Travis Kalanick has publicly said the existing taxi industry is corrupt and there was a perception that Uber was the white …

[18 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]
Revel Systems Teams With Intuit On New Point-of-Sale With QuickBooks Online Support, Coming In 2015

Fresh off its $100 million Series C fundraising round, Revel Systems has announced a new partnership. At a soiree in San Francisco on Monday, the point-of-sale (POS) maker company’s co-founders disclosed that it is now partnering with Intuit and unveiled its new online iPad POS solution called QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel Systems. It won’t be ready right away — Intuit says that it will be available in early 2015.
Intuit made the most recent move to form a more solid partnership. A deal was previously in place where data was shared between …