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Google I/O 2013: What’s On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware

Google’s big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we’ve also seen reports that suggest the Nexus line of Google-branded hardware won’t go completely untouched.<p>Nexus Phones<p>The rumors …

PayPal Unveils New Android SDK, US Developers Get It on May 15

PayPal on Monday announced a new Android SDK that tries to make it easier for developers to accept in-app payments on Google’s mobile platform. The company says the software development kit will be available for US developers on May 15.<p>The Android debut comes just over two months after the mobile …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner

Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google’s mobile platform now accounts for nearly 75% of all handset sales, a jump of almost 20 percentage points on a year ago, and …

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Android crushes puny rivals with 74% of smart phone market

Nearly three in every four smart phones sold in the first three months of the year were running Android, according to analyst firm Gartner.<p>The phone …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

I admit that I’m prone to an optimistic outlook, a belief that most problems can be tackled with hard work and the right mindset. I’ve read the research that indicates that positive thinkers tend to do better in school, work and life. Perhaps I even assumed that optimism was infectious and that …

Solving the $100,000 Cancer Drug Problem

Last week over 100 leading cancer specialists signed their names to an op-ed in <i>Blood</i>, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, which lambasted the prices of cancer drugs that often exceed $100,000 annually. These researchers opined that high prices are preventing patients from being …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things.<p>If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of …

How to Listen When Someone Is Venting

Disclaimer: It’s probably not a good idea to read this before you eat.<p>I still remember how it felt when, as a medical student, I drained my first abscess in a patient. We called the procedure “I & D” which stands for “Incision and Drainage” (I told you not to read this just before you eat).<p>When you …

Truths for Our Daughters

As a senior professional in financial services — an industry with comparatively few women in the executive ranks — I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why there aren’t more women at the top-most levels of companies. I’ve read the studies and heard the theories that women don’t network well; …

Be Selfish. Be Very Selfish.

Here is a leadership lesson: Be selfish. Be very selfish.<p>For this message to be an effective leadership tip, we need to understand what selfishness is. Selfishness is typically defined as “concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself.” If someone hears that the CEO is being selfish, the …

Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager

Some of the best advice we have all got — be it while making big personal decisions or making critical business decisions — is the same: Follow your inner voice. Most of us have heeded that counsel, yet if we were asked to list the elements that enable better decision-making, we would cite …

Apple’s Trojan Horse

Last week Apple’s Tim Cook made fleeting reference to “new product categories.” Bloomberg West called it “tantalizing.”<p>There are a couple of candidates in Apple’s “big thing” category. One is an iWatch, but I think the one to monitor is the other, Apple TV.<p>The current Apple TV, as it stands, is a …

Are You Considering a Job with Two Managers?

If you are sitting in a job interview and hear the words “dotted line reporting,” you have just encountered the world of matrix management. In these organizational structures, you typically have two bosses: a “straight-line” direct boss, who is the person who prepares your performance review and …

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