making decisions

making decisions

The Most Important Lesson Tim Cook Learned From Steve Jobs: “Focus Is Key”

★ Surface: Between a Rock and a Hardware Place

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Watching the Microsoft Surface event video, I sensed uneasiness. Not panic, but discomfort. Some will argue that I’m simply spoiled by Apple’s on-stage polish, but Monday’s Microsoft event struck me as rushed and severely under-rehearsed. Ballmer offered nothing but blustering bromides, and nothing even vaguely resembling a coherent answer to...
★ Surface: Between a Rock and a Hardware Place

Amazon Simple Workflow - Cloud-Based Workflow Management

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Simple WorkflowToday we are introducing the Amazon Simple Workflow service, SWF for short. This new service gives you the ability to build and run distributed, fault-tolerant applications that span multiple systems (cloud-based, on-premise, or both). Amazon Simple Workflow coordinates the flow of synchronous or asynchronous tasks (logical application steps) so...
Amazon Simple Workflow - Cloud-Based Workflow Management

Motorola Mobility Says Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?

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Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend, and today Motorola Mobility filed an 8-K form that notes that it will close in the next two days. So what happens next? A “listening tour,” a...
Motorola Mobility Says Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?

Measuring the boss from hell

arstechnica.com
Almost everyone has experienced a boss from hell at one point or another in their careers, but how many of us could quantify just how unpleasant the experience is? Thanks to some hard-working psychologists, that's now possible—at least for some forms of unpleasantry. A team has spent four years immersed...
Measuring the boss from hell

Loomio: Making Better Decisions Remotely Possible

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Email, instant messaging, forums, code forges and other collaboration tools make it possible for distributed teams to get work done - but they're not great tools for making decisions. The team behind Loomio wants to solve that with a new Web-based tool for focused, concise discussions that allow all team...
Loomio: Making Better Decisions Remotely Possible

Google: Mobile And Video Research Drive In-Store Cell Phone Purchases

techcrunch.com
Curious how consumers are making decisions regarding which cell phone to buy? Google teamed up with Compete on a study examining how the online consumer shops for a wireless device and we have the results of the survey and study exclusively. Google and Compete tracked consumers online and searching patterns,...
Google: Mobile And Video Research Drive In-Store Cell Phone Purchases

Learning From Zynga's "Draw Something" Debacle

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In pop culture, when something gets really hot, it can be classified as either "the next big thing" or a simple fad. If last month's numbers are any indication, Draw Something falls into the latter category.Six weeks after Zynga plopped down $200 million to acquire Draw Something developer OMGPOP, there...
Learning From Zynga's "Draw Something" Debacle

Google-Motorola deal transaction will close by May 23

9to5google.com
Google finally made headway on its $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition late last week when China finally gave the pending merger an O.K., and today the soon-acquired company filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that specified the deal’s transaction will close either May 22 or May 23....
Google-Motorola deal transaction will close by May 23

Startup Secret 41: Young at heart

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Who says you can't be a startup forever? Jimdo co-founder says you can by being honest and making decisions with a startup perspective. [Read more]...
Startup Secret 41: Young at heart

Making decisions is hard, AdMob founder’s new startup ‘Maybe’ aims to fix that

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Frustrated by how difficult it is to collaborate on decision-making over e-mail, AdMob founder Omar Hamoui today launched Maybe, a startup that simplifies the process for making decisions online. Maybe is like a strange hybrid of Q&A sites like Quora, the image board Pinterest, and the opinion social network...
Making decisions is hard, AdMob founder’s new startup ‘Maybe’ aims to fix that

What’s positive about Washington’s new Social Purpose Corporations

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Suppose you are the CEO and board chair of a company that is in the process of a sale transaction. You have two bidders. One has offered a substantially greater amount than the other. However, the high bidder has a notoriously poor record of taking care of its employees. And...
What’s positive about Washington’s new Social Purpose Corporations

Tim Cook defends Senior VP of Retail appointment

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Apple announced earlier this week that the former CEO of UK electronics chain Dixons, John Browett, was being appointed to the head of retail in Cupertino, but since then, there's been some rumbling among those interested that Browett might not have been the best man for the job. Dixons...
Tim Cook defends Senior VP of Retail appointment

New Job Requirement: Experience Building RESTful APIs

blog.programmableweb.com
The headline of the AppNexus job description jumps out with a question: Have you built RESTful APIs?? It’s the newest requirement for job listings, already known for their acronyms requiring OOP and MVC. You not only need to be able to consume web services. Now you have to have experience...
New Job Requirement: Experience Building RESTful APIs
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