Rishi Ratan

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How to make a fitness app part of your daily routine

It used to be that fitness apps were primarily used to count calories, and check in after workouts. That's no longer the case. There are dozens of …

Your New Idea Is Worthless Unless You Know How to Sell It

The talk in your organization focuses relentlessly on generating innovative, disruptive ideas. So why is it that when you throw out a creative idea at a team meeting, you get the death stare instead of a gold star?<p>You perturb your boss; your teammates whisper under their breath; and one says out …

Google hires Tesla’s Autopilot Engineering Manager and former SpaceX Director of Flight Software

<b>Update</b>: A source close to the company tells us Rose is not working on Google’s car project. We are also hearing that he might have been let go at Tesla.<p>Robert Rose has an impressive resumé as a software engineer. He worked at HP while completing his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at …

Sylaps Lets You Invite People To A Video Call With A Link

Meet Sylaps, a voice-over-IP startup that lets you start phone calls without giving out your phone number. Sylaps is all about making it as seamless as possible to start a phone call with people you don’t know.<p>The startup has desktop and mobile apps for all major platforms — OS X, Windows, Linux, …

Q Raises $775,000 From Big-Time Angel Investors To Become A Godsend For Office Managers Everywhere

Cleaning staffs are often hired by buildings or companies through legacy agreements. There isn't some sort of app to help speed up the scheduling, management, or payment process between the cleaners and the offices who book them.<p>Often, companies have to hire employees dedicated to office management …

Microsoft and Dell sign Android royalty agreement

James M Phelps, Jr / Shutterstock.com<p>Microsoft has announced that it has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Dell for intellectual property relating to Android, Chrome OS devices and Xbox gaming consoles. Before you do a double take, yes you read that right, Dell and Microsoft are …

Apple Said to Be Targeting Fall 2014 Launch for 12-Inch iPad Focused on Enterprise

Amid rumors of a larger "iPad Pro" perhaps arriving in 2014 with a larger display in the range of 12-13 inches, Evercore analyst Patrick Wang yesterday released a research report indicating that supply chain sources are indeed supporting the circulating claims.<p>According to Wang's sources, Apple is …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Surge This: Ideas and Economics on Uber

The Uber car service’s practice of “surge pricing” garners attention, it seems, at every snowstorm, flood, or other act of God, such as a Jay-Z …

7 reasons Alan Mulally should be Microsoft’s new CEO

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>As the Microsoft CEO succession story drags on and on — much to the chagrin of folks in Redmond, Ford CEO …

iPhone 5S makes rapid start in China and hits 10% of iPhones in use, data shows

Apple's iPhone 5S has been a dramatic hit in China, comprising 12% of sales there during October, says market research company Counterpoint.<p>The result comes even before its deal with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, which is expected to begin taking preorders for the phone on Thursday 12 …

Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

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China’s government may be becoming a little less corrupt

Here’s a little good news for Xi Jinping and his campaign to tackle the “flies” and “tigers” of corrupt officials—over the past three years, business people, country experts and others believe that corruption in China’s public sector has gradually lessened, according to Transparency …

Knot Standard Sells Tailored Suits and Menswear Online

Men typically don’t enjoy clothes shopping, and in particular the fitting element of that process — as a guy I’m qualified to speak on that: yet all men like to look good in nice clothes and sharp suits. That’s a conundrum that Knot Standard — a New York-Dubai based company — is aiming to fix… with …

Microsoft reportedly planning 'Threshold' wave of Windows updates for spring 2015

Microsoft plans to release a wave of updates for Windows, Windows Phone, and the Xbox One operating system in Spring 2015, according to <i>ZDNet</i>'s Mary Jo Foley. The updates (which shouldn't be confused with an all-new version of Windows) are aimed at bringing Microsoft's software platforms closer …

Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

“Product vision: actual features and functionality may vary” — Disclaimer on Project Natal E3 announcement video.<p>How’s this for a blast from the …

How Tablets Have Redefined the Rules of Personal Computing

Back in 1990, I was asked by Microsoft to look closely at a product in the works that turned out to be the company’s first tablet. The focus on this …

Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?

The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it’s the polar opposite of the aggressively styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have produced. Now, Motorola is back with the Moto G, …

Volvo to unload 100 self-driving cars onto city streets

While Google's self-driving car has garnered most of the headlines, a handful of car companies are also working on their own renditions of autonomous vehicles. Volvo is one of the latest car manufacturers to join this list.<p>The Swedish-based company announced Monday that it has launched a pilot …

Autonomous Cars

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

Apple’s iPad comes out a big winner on Black Friday

Apple’s iPad came out as the big winner based on a quick analysis of Black Friday sales at the Target retail chain today, according to InfoScout.<p>The data is based on InfoScout’s consumer research. The company interviewed the first 3,000 shoppers at Target on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.<p>The top …

Technology News, Tech Product Reviews, Research and Enterprise Analysis

Security<p>VIDEO<p>eWEEK Staff | June 01, 2018 11:55 AM<p>DAILY VIDEO: Two Canadian banks report breaches exposing customer data, and Google and AT&T will …

Enterprise Tech

The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Yahoo<p>At one point not so long ago, Yahoo (s yhoo) was one of the top technology companies in the world. “The …

Ford boss edging out Elop in race to replace Ballmer, report says

Ford boss Alan Mulally has edged ahead of Nokia boss Stephen Elop in the race for the top job at Microsoft, according to new reports.<p>Bloomberg reports that Microsoft's board is leaning toward Ford Motor Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally or the current executive vice president of Microsoft's …

Satya Nadella

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

<i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape.</i><p>It’s time to move on. The feeling is becoming more and more significant …