product strategy

product strategy

HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

www.electronista.com
HTC's woes seem to have cut into its staff morale with a several senior executives said to be leaving the company, reports The Verge. HTC's Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera left the Taiwanese smartphone maker last week, joining an exodus that has taken place over the past three months. Other...
HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

allthingsd.com
The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

thenextweb.com
Yahoo China has announced that it will shut down its Chinese music service due to an adjustment of its product strategy on January 20, 2013. A statement posted on the company’s music search portal reads: “Thank you all for your continued support of Yahoo’s products. As part of an adjustment...
Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

Brain Drain At Skype? Tech Leader Jonathan Rosenberg Latest To Leave, Now At Cisco As CTO, Cloud Collaboration

techcrunch.com
Some change at Skype, the messaging giant that is now a part of Microsoft: Jonathan Rosenberg, the chief technology strategist, and then later GM of product strategy and research at Microsoft who was behind the creation of Skype’s Facebook video calling feature and other developments, has left the company to become...
Brain Drain At Skype? Tech Leader Jonathan Rosenberg Latest To Leave, Now At Cisco As CTO, Cloud Collaboration
BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

www.pcworld.com
Longtime Ubuntu Linux fans may remember Canonical's announcement back in 2010 that it was planning to adopt the OpenGL-based Wayland display management system instead of the venerable X Window system for Ubuntu Linux. That intent was reiterated last May by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in Ubuntu Open Week, but...
With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

Apple Says Samsung's Email Purges Destroyed Potential Patent Evidence

allthingsd.com
Image by Joy of Tech Apple’s patent spat with Samsung just keeps getting messier and messier. The latest dust-up: Apple has accused Samsung of “spoilation of evidence” in the pair’s patent-infringement case. The allegation, made earlier this month in a motion discovered by Network World, claims Samsung destroyed “vast quantities...
Apple Says Samsung's Email Purges Destroyed Potential Patent Evidence

Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo

uncrunched.com
Marissa Mayer becoming Yahoo’s new CEO isn’t just another story about another exec playing musical chairs and switching jobs. There will be debates about whether or not Mayer is enough to save the troubled iconic company. And debates about the wisdom of her decision. But what the press has missed...
Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo

Blue Nile taps retail vet as CEO

www.geekwire.com
Harvey Kanter has been hired as the new president and CEO of Seattle online jewelry retailer Blue Nile. In the role, the former CEO of Moosejaw Mountaineering and Backcountry Travel will attempt to return some of the luster to Blue Nile which has lost 35 percent of its value in the...
Blue Nile taps retail vet as CEO

Tibco Buys Maporama Solutions To Add Geolocation To Its Big Data Analytics

techcrunch.com
On the heels of Apple buying WifiSLAM for $20 million to improve its indoor geolocation capabilities comes another piece of M&A in the space: Tibco Software, the enterprise software company, has bought Maporama Solutions, a French geolocation company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tibco says that it...
Tibco Buys Maporama Solutions To Add Geolocation To Its Big Data Analytics

A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy

www.readwriteweb.com
The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to be announced in London at an event next week. It will then be showcased to analysts and journalists at CTIA in New Orleans the week of May 7. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, was considered the Android device of 2011, ahead...
A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy

Older Yahoo Product Strategy Memo Appears To Inform CEO Mayer's Vision

marketingland.com
Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, the prodigious leaker of Yahoo internal memos, has released former Chief Product Officer Blake Irving’s August 2011 internal strategy document. The 21-page memo is called “Yahoo Three-Year Product Strategy” and lays out “five strategic... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Older Yahoo Product Strategy Memo Appears To Inform CEO Mayer's Vision

Sony to now think as “One Sony,” with a focus on digital imaging, gaming, and mobile

venturebeat.com
In an effort to be more nimble with its decision-making (and less of a lumbering corporate giant), Sony today has announced a new business structure, which it’s calling “Sony One.” The initiative is Spearheaded by the company’s new CEO Kazuo Hirai, who has been vocal about his plans to...
Sony to now think as “One Sony,” with a focus on digital imaging, gaming, and mobile

Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips

techcrunch.com
We’ve been hearing about these PayPal layoffs, and today the company confirmed this in a blog post today. Due to a product org redesign, 325 full-time roles (and employees) have been terminated. PayPal is also ending contracts with approximately 120 contractors globally. From the blog post: So we’ve been redesigning...
Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips

HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork

techcrunch.com
Marketing software company HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired two small startups — Chime and PrepWork. The financial terms of the deals aren’t being disclosed, but HubSpot says it’s bringing on the full Chime and PrepWork teams and moving them from Toronto and New Haven, Conn., respectively, to the...
HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork

Samsung plans ruggedized Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, new 8-inch tablet

www.electronista.com
Samsung is planning to introduce a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S4 this summer, according to a report. The Korean electronics producer is also plotting to put out a smaller version called the Galaxy S4 Mini, mimicking the product strategy of the Galaxy S III, as well as a new...
Samsung plans ruggedized Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, new 8-inch tablet

Google Acquires Docverse To Further Office Arms Race

techcrunch.com
Google will acquire Docverse, a service that lets users collaborate around Microsoft Office documents, we wrote last December. Today that deal has closed and will be announced by the companies. They are not disclosing the acquisition price, but our source last year said it would be in the $25 million...
Google Acquires Docverse To Further Office Arms Race

Optimizing the cross-platform experience

gigaom.com
Effectively reaching an online audience – and meeting their expectations – has grown increasingly complex. Beginning with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, devices, browsers, and connectivity have become increasingly fractured, presenting a wide range of challenges to content providers looking to deliver a consistent and engaging experience to...
Optimizing the cross-platform experience

Old Ideas Are Better Than The Idea You Just Thought Of

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Jake Knapp is a design partner at Google Ventures where he helps startups with product strategy and design. Follow him on Twitter @jakek. It drives me crazy every time I hear about Mailbox, the fancy-pants email app that Dropbox bought for a gazillion dollars. I mean, come on, it’s such an...
Old Ideas Are Better Than The Idea You Just Thought Of

Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

gigaom.com
Taiwan-based handset maker HTC suggests that its highly profitable days in the U.S. smartphone market are in the past. The company CEO, Peter Chou, explained to analysts that Apple’s iPhone 4S is strong competition suggesting that Apple’s handset was part of the reason HTC experienced a 70 percent profit decrease...
Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

LIVE: Google's Q4 Earnings (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Google posts its Q4 financials today. We'll report the numbers live, here. Click here for updates. Expectations are that Google will meet expectations. Here's what Doug Anmuth at JP Morgan expects for today: Flattish to single digit desktop search growth. Improvement in cost-per-click. And here his what he hopes for:...
LIVE: Google's Q4 Earnings (GOOG)

Hey Brands: Score A Free Ticket And Learn How To Get ROI From Facebook, Twitter, And LinkedIn

www.businessinsider.com
Businesses that want to know how to measure their social media impact just got lucky. Business Insider is giving away five tickets to Social Media ROI, the third-annual conference on measuring and amplifying business results on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Tumblr, and more. Social Media ROI takes...
Hey Brands: Score A Free Ticket And Learn How To Get ROI From Facebook, Twitter, And LinkedIn

Oracle's Hurd to Spell out New 'customer Experience' Product Strategy

www.pcworld.com
Oracle is planning to build on its acquisitions of companies such as ATG, Fatwire and RightNow with a new product strategy centered around "customer experience......
Oracle's Hurd to Spell out New 'customer Experience' Product Strategy

Sybase 365 teams with Urban Airship to offer push messaging

gigaom.com
Sybase 365, one of the largest providers of SMS and MMS messaging, is now getting into the push notification business through a partnership with Urban Airship (see disclosure below), which will allow it to offer enterprise customers app-based push messaging. This is yet another sign of the growth of over-the-top...
Sybase 365 teams with Urban Airship to offer push messaging

Today in Tech: Dell says it's 'no longer a PC company'

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Dell (DELL) enterprise group president, Brad Anderson, says Dell is no longer a PC company.  "Dell's changing very quickly," he said at an event. "It's no longer about shiny boxes....
Today in Tech: Dell says it's 'no longer a PC company'

Huawei Ascend P1 review

www.engadget.com
More Info Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on Huawei Ascend P1 announced Ascend P1 arriving in May Drastic product strategy adjustments appear to be a hot trend for smartphone manufacturers in 2012, and Huawei is one such example of a company doing its best to hang out with the cool kids....
Huawei Ascend P1 review

MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

www.avc.com
When I asked everyone where to go next last Monday, I got a ton of great suggestions. But at the top of the list, with 24 upvotes was this one by Robert Holtz: How about the job of recruiting talent? Finding/attracting the right key people, where to go to find...
MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

Facebook platform industry hires: Hearsay picks up industry vets; Offerpop grows; Spruce cuts account managers, designers

www.insidefacebook.com
Social sales and marketing platform company Hearsay Social today announced two high-profile hires: former Google executive Michael Lock as COO and Microsoft veteran Mark Gilbert as VP of Product. Lock spent eight years at Google building the company’s enterprise business. Before then, he worked for IBM and Oracle. Gilbert led various...
Facebook platform industry hires: Hearsay picks up industry vets; Offerpop grows; Spruce cuts account managers, designers

Social Entrepreneurship Super-Duo, Biz Stone And Evan Williams, To Join Us At Disrupt SF

techcrunch.com
The Twitter duo are back! We’re excited to announce that co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are joining us on stage at Disrupt, after their widely publicized departure from leading Twitter to focus on social entrepreneurship. They’ll be speaking about their stealthy social-good incubator, Obvious (which invests in companies such as the recently...
Social Entrepreneurship Super-Duo, Biz Stone And Evan Williams, To Join Us At Disrupt SF
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on the hunt for COO
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?