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Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Silicon Valley's Crazy Currency: What Will 13,772 Apple Shares Buy?

Silicon Valley’s property prices — which have seemed half-mad to the rest of the U.S. since the 1980s — have now gone totally crazy, according to a nicely researched front-page story in today’s San Jose Mercury News. An 1,100 square-foot fixer-upper in Cupertino, Calif., near Apple’s headquarters …

Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds

For the third year in a row<b>,</b> NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives …

Three Companies That Transformed Their Businesses Using Cloud Computing

What do an insurance company, grocery chain and educational service have in common? This may sound like the opening question to a riddle, but the answer is serious business. They’re all using the cloud.<p>Cloud computing is no longer just a buzz word inside the corporate IT department. In fact, …

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Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Last month, Google showed off Glass with a demonstration of its user interface at SXSW, giving attendees an in-depth look at the device and how it …

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Best Free iPad App of the Week

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s great stuff. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent free iPad app each week.<p>This week’s pick is <b>Reuters</b>, a superb new iPad app from one of the world’s leading news agencies.<p>The App …

iPad at Work: in a Tesla Showroom

Today I saw an iPad at work in a Tesla showroom here in Austin. The iPad is being used as a sort of point-of-sale device – even though the showroom can’t actually sell you a Tesla in the state of Texas.<p>My father-in-law (Dan) and I spent quite a while in the Tesla showroom today. I’m not generally a …

Location, Location, Location!

This screen shot is from a villa in France. It probably costs a few million euros to own that living room. But when it comes to real estate values around the world, this villa might be in a great part of the planet, but France's overall real estate values have fallen by 1.6% in the 12 months ending …

No. 1: Bill Gates

Net Worth: $67 billionBill Gates, the world's most generous person, has already given more than $28 billion, but said in his fifth annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the total amount invested is less important than precise measures of impact, like child mortality rates. …

Where to Give Birth in 2013

<i>Australia's looking pretty good...</i>Where you were born is almost as important as to whom and during what time period. Bill Gates could have only been the computer geek success story he was because he was born and educated in the U.S. at a time in history when clunky computers were costly and far …

Here's Why Facebook Home Won't Revolutionize Mobile Anytime Soon

For the subject of such a big event, Facebook Home comes off as something less than the revolution in the mobile computing experience that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised.<p>Home, available on a new HTC phone and for download to a half-dozen other HTC and Samsung phones starting April 12, is a …

8 Unnecessary Medical Tests And Treatments

Don’t schedule non-medically indicated inductions of labor or cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days of pregnancy.<p>Delivery prior to 39 weeks is associated with increased risk of learning disabilities, respiratory problems and other potential risks. While sometimes induction prior to 39 weeks …

Where Your Summer Tourists Will Come From

Own a hotel or just work at one? Better start learning how to say “xie xie.”<p>One thing Americans will see more of this summer travel season — whether in the lobby of their Grand Canyon hotel or strolling around Disney parks — it is the Chinese.<p>If you run a business that might remotely interest the …

The Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers

Which women social media experts have the strongest, most active followings? In that sense which are the real power influencers? Last year I researched that question and, with the help of Peek Analytics, produced a top 50 and a top 20 list. This year we’ve done the same.<p>So here are the Top 20 women …

How To Pick And Stick To Career Goals

Nadine Katz, senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, teaches a course on leadership. One of the themes she covers: how to pick and stick to career …

Hewlett-Packard's Board Continues To Deliver Drama As Chairman Lane Steps Down

When it comes to boardroom drama, Hewlett-Packard continues to deliver.<p>Ray Lane, who became HP’s chairman two years ago as part of a leadership reshuffling intended to revive confidence in the PC maker’s board, quit that post today after earning criticism from investors for a series of corporate …

From Mail Room To Boardroom: A Star Executive's Strategy To Rise To The Top

I had the chance to visit this week with John Bolinder, the 36-year-old CFO/Chief Strategy Officer for one of our client companies in Salt Lake City, Nelson Labs. Bolinder was recently acknowledged by Utah Business Magazine as one of the state’s top “Forty Under 40” executives.<p>While Nelson Labs …

On the Red Couch with DIY Doyenne Brit Morin

Inside Flipboard / April 3, 2013<p>With Brit + Co, a company devoted to simple and beautiful ways to live a more creative life, Brit Morin believes …