Month: February 2015

Twitter Acquires Niche, a Social-media Talent Scout

Niche helps online stars on services like Vine to find advertisers. Twitter is acquiring Niche, a New York startup that matches social media stars with advertisers, helping Twitter tap into the lucrative world of Internet celebrity. Niche was founded in 2013 and helps hot creators on platforms like Vine, Instagram and YouTube to make money […]

OUTSOURCING Changes the World

 THE WORLD OF WORK HAS CHANGED FOREVER BUT GOVERNMENT HAS NOT. Outsourcing – The World of Work has Changed Forever, but government has not. The result is a disconnect between the two worlds — work and regulations which are now being rebuilt on two different paradigms.  Take Outsourcing for example: outsourcing itself is built on […]

New rules on How to Unlock Your Smartphon

GOOD NEWS! As of February 11, 2015, that’s all changed. Back in December of 2013, the major U.S. carriers set a voluntary deadline for a date by which consumers would be able to unlock their phones — provided they met certain criteria. (By the way, tablets can be unlocked as well, and the rules for […]

Google Becomes an Internet Service Provider (ISV)

Builds its own Fiber network deliver System Google intends to build the service in areas with the most interest first, and calls each build–out a “rally.” To qualify for a rally, each fiber-hood must gather a minimum number of $10 pre-registrations to bring Google Fiber to that zone. There are still just over 42 days […]

Dropbox Buys Pixelapse

Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for “tens of thousands” of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The way Pixelapse works is simple and familiar to anyone who’s used a version control service like […]

Apple to Take Another Shot at Fixing Yosemite

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have experienced — and reported — since the operating system launched three months ago. Apple, like most developers, typically shortens the interval between builds the closer it comes to a final […]