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Yahoo : Case of strategic failure

In 1998, yahoo had the chance to buy Google for $1-2 Mn in its nascent years. They said Google’s PageRank ain’t worth the pennies. In 2002, Yahoo had the might to buy Google for $5...

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Microsoft to end smartphone business?

Only two years after the US tech giant bought Nokia, it has now announced big cuts to its Finnish smartphone business. A Finnish union leader says this is the beginning of the end of Microsoft’s...

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Which US Companies Stockpile the Most Profit “Overseas?” But where the Heck is the Money?

There is a misconception about the uncanny ability of very profitable US companies, like Microsoft and Apple, to park their profits overseas in order to dodge US taxes: the money from these profits that are...

Big business behind a free Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with quite a lot of new features and improvements over everything we’ve seen before. Among other things, there’s now a digital voice assistant called Cortana, which will be a great help for...

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The Impact Of Culture On Leadership Abilities

Bloomberg published an article about why Indians in senior leadership positions are sought after and I found it particularly interesting that it was written by a non-Indian.  Leonid Bershidsky observed that Indians possess a mix of empathy, humility,...

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Small Medium Business (SMB) Intel symposium

Intel thrust on SMB  (  Small and Medium Business ) is growing sign of recognition that how India’s MSME are one of the critical key component in India’s growth story. Intel SMB Symposium 2013 held...

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Live Streaming – Sony Playstation 4 way

This season of vacation, I bet you will certainly enjoy if you have one of the two recently launched gaming consoles. While Microsoft’s Console was hyped of its features, I believe the one which is...

SNB, Nokia and the end of Deflation

Switzerland reported earlier today that Q2 GDP expanded by 0.5%, which was sufficient to lift the year-over-year rate to 2.5% from 1.2% in Q1. This is the strongest year-over-year pace since Q1 2011.The market had...

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer to retire within a year

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has announced he’d step down as the company’s CEO within the next 12 months. He spoke of a deep restructuring of the firm that needed longer-term supervision and management. Steve Ballmer...

Mystery fault paralyses NASDAQ stock exchange

The NASDAQ stock exchange’s operators have said they will look into a glitch that halted Wall Street trading. The failure was something of an embarrassment for the index, which hosts some of technology’s biggest names....

Guardian: Microsoft helped NSA obtain users information

A UK newspaper has reported that Microsoft worked with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted. The newspaper cited top-secret documents provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The Guardian has reported that the...

Microsoft and Oracle forge cloud computing alliance

US technology giants Microsoft and Oracle have announced they will team up in their push into cloud computing. By using each other’s server and data centers, they seek to price out cheaper rivals in the...