Shawn C. Reed

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The Visual Trickery That Turns Hockey Rinks Into Lakes of Fire

Pre-game presentations have long been excuses to trot out special effects. Indoor pyrotechnics, giant inflatable helmets, live wild animals running …

The Path To Successful Digital Transformation Starts With Pockets Of Innovation

I’ve been hearing about “Digital Transformation” for a couple of years now, and as I’ve wandered the halls of Web Summit this week in Dublin, I’ve heard lots of talk about how companies must transform and change the way they approach development and IT, while searching for innovative ways of doing …

Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

Apple’s Mac marketshare hit record highs during the third calendar quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC. Official numbers from the firm’s quarterly PC tracker show that Apple’s Q3 shipments topped 2.34 million Macs moved during the quarter in the U.S., giving it 13.4 percent market share …

Uber’s Next Billion-Dollar Financing Could Be A Convertible Debt Round

On-demand transportation company Uber could put more money under its already overstuffed mattress*, as the company is seeking to raise an addition $1 billion in funding. Instead of offering equity to investors that participate, however, the company might structure the offering as a convertible debt …

Thanks to Apple Pay, Google Wallet NFC use is growing fast. That’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>A rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, and that’s exactly what appears to be happening in the U.S. contact-less payments …

Through The Looking Glass: What You’ll See Through Google’s Lens

I’ve spent a little over three weeks with Google Glass, and I’ve noted that the utility aspect of the device is strong, but the fun isn’t there yet. It feels a lot like the original iPhone did, before it had the App Store.<p>In this video, we discuss some of the quick assumptions about Glass, …

Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M

I’d been hearing whispers as of late that Twilio is meeting with VCs to raise another round, and I just got the good word from a very, very solid source.<p>I’m told that Twilio is in the process of raising a Series D, with a goal of raising around $50 million.<p>The talks are still rather early on. In …