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Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

Siemens and Teradata team up over grid big data

Power giant Siemens (s ADR) and data warehouse veteran Teradata (s TDC) have joined hands to sell big data tools to utilities, including a system …

Google’s Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet

Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist at Google has a few regrets about the original design of the internet, but he’s hoping software defined …

Google’s Eric Schmidt says to ignore Microsoft’s statements about Google

Earlier today, at <i>All Thing’s D’s</i> conference, <i>D: Dive Into Mobile</i>, the head of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, took a few shots …

A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Imagine a wireless market that has the characteristics of both the developed world and the developing world. That’s exactly what Russia is, and it’s …

Latin America

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer tries to trigger chain reaction

Marissa Mayer is sprinting and trying to start a chain reaction. That's how she described her plan to return Yahoo to its former glory during the company's first-quarter 2013 earnings call.<p>The Yahoo CEO shared how she is executing a series of "sprints" to revive the company. The first sprint, which …

VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines

“Just because it’s very early in this market doesn’t mean it’s too early to start an SDN company. It’s always too early before it’s too late.”<p>There …

Tylr Mobile Launches An Email Inbox For Salespeople That Connects To Salesforce.com

Tylr Mobile today announced WorkinBox, a new mobile email inbox for salespeople connected to Salesforce.com.<p>WorkinBox matches incoming email with CRM data to help sales people prioritize and focus on messages from customers and prospects, access relevant information and files from CRM, and update …

Space Monkey: Easy Cloud Storage in Your Very Own Home

I have a confession: I've never properly backed up my computer. Ever. Whether it was a cloud-based solution or a local NAS, the upload speeds were …

Intel’s switching dreams will be Cisco’s and Juniper’s nightmare

Intel may be struggling on the PC side of its business, but the chip giant is making aggressive moves in the data center and enterprise computing …

Things for Mac, iPad, and iPhone gets a speed boost, improved time zone support

The Things to-do management app for Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has been updated today with speed improvements for both the actual application and for downloading and syncing with the Things Cloud service.<p>We’ve identified the resource hogs and improved performance in key areas that were …

Evernote to expand push into hardware with 'magical' devices

Evernote is best known today as a cross-platform note-taking service, but someday it could branch out into making devices of its own. In an interview published today at <i>PC World</i>, Evernote founder and CEO Phil Libin says hardware is on its way — beginning with Evernote-branded devices the company …

Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the report, U.S.-based companies raised $6 billion from 752 venture capital deals in Q1 2013, an 11% …

World of SwiftKey statistics reveal odd trends galore

This week the folks at SwiftKey have revealed their newest worldwide trends chat, this time calling it “World of SwiftKey”. This chart shows a …

Apps

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein to Depart as Software Giant Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates (And Calms Critics for Now)

Microsoft said CFO Peter Klein “will leave the company at the end of the current fiscal year, after nearly four years in role and 11 years at the …

IBM Results Fall Short of Expectations

Quarterly results for computing and tech services giant IBM just crossed the wires and they’re below expectations.<p>Earnings on a per-share basis were …

Investing

Microsoft working on 'small touch devices' with Windows, due in 'coming months'

Microsoft has long been rumored to be preparing 7- and 8-inch Windows devices, and the company has all but confirmed its plans today. Speaking on an investor call, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein revealed Microsoft is working closely with OEMs to produce "a new suite of small touch devices powered by …

Michael Dell should be able to keep his baby after all

After all the drama, Dell is basically back where it started before the pseudo-bidding war for the troubled PC maker began. The Wall Street Journal reported (and other outlets confirmed) that private equity firm Blackstone has decided to end its pursuit of the company. Blackstone was seen as the …

Michael Dell

Yahoo's Biggest Problem Is The Ad Atop This Page (Or at Least One Just Like it)

Nine months into Marissa Mayer’s tenure, it’s clear Yahoo is once again relevant and interesting in Silicon Valley. Mayer is happy to tout things like a tripling in resumes received, a halving in the rate of people leaving and even the return of former employees to the fold. All the good news, …

Microsoft Finally Reveals How Well Its Google Apps-Killer Cloud Is Doing

Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud version of its popular Microsoft Office suite aimed at businesses.<p>It is also its answer to Google Apps. Google has big, aggressive plans for Apps. In December, Amit Singh, head of Google's Enterprise unit said that Google plans to grab the 90% of Microsoft Office …

Microsoft Office

LinkedIn for Android review: Powerful professional networking on the go - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LinkedIn</b> mobile app performs well, has a beautiful interface, and offers many of the most frequently used features of the professional networking Web site.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lack of powerful tools for research will disappoint LinkedIn's most dedicated users. Job-sharing functionality would be …

Dell confirms Blackstone drops takeover bid amid PC slump

Blackstone Group has withdrawn its proposal to buy Dell for $25 billion, citing the weak PC maker and poor financial results, Dell confirmed today.<p>The private equity firm last month launched a bid for the computer maker to rival a $24.4 billion buyout offer from Silver Lake and Michael Dell. …

The Massive Digital Library of the Future Just Opened Its 'Doors'

After two and a half years of development, the Digital Public Library of America finally flipped the switch on and opened its website at DP.LA. …

What a hiring suggestion feature can teach us about LinkedIn and corporate recruiting

If LinkedIn (s lnkd) has become the quiet success of the major social web companies, LinkedIn’s Recruiter page is the quiet success — and cash …

Mobile and Global: 10 Minutes With eBay CEO John Donahoe

Photo Credit: eBay<p>As e-commerce has grown more competitive with the rise of startups like Square, micro-payments companies like Stripe and …

Mobile

Why IBM might ditch servers and become Intelligent Business Middleware

The tides of enterprise IT have shifted. While there’s still money to be made in selling servers, the innovation is now happening higher up the …

What Our Gadgets Will Look Like a 100 Years From Now

Some objects age gracefully. Think the design of products from 1960's era Braun. Or some of Apple's stuff. But that's just the design that stays …

The Crazy Accurate Thermal Images That Saw Dzokhar Tsarnaev Through a Boat Tarp (Updated)

There was no small amount of technology that went into the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, but perhaps none was more …

Encouraging Female Engineers Is Key To Facebook’s Recruitment Strategy

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein spoke at the she++ conference today, making Facebook by far the most represented company at the Stanford conference.<p>Their public remarks and comments shed light on Facebook’s aggressive strategy to …

Baseball player 'steals first,' confounding all scorekeeping software

On Friday, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura performed an act of baserunning lunacy so unforeseeable that play-by-play software couldn’t even process it, says baseball historian David Vincent. <i>ESPN.com</i> offers a detailed account of the bewildering play, in which Segura tried unsuccessfully to …