Fake Security App Climbs to the Top of Google’s Play Store

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Even security applications are not always secure. In April, an application named “Virus Shield” reached the top of Google Play Store’s paid charts – the app was downloaded more than 10,000 times for $3.99. The application’s description boasts the capability to “improve the speed of your phone with just one click.” The application received a […]

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

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Young tech companies certainly do not shy away from innovation or acquisition. Two examples: this year, Facebook acquired virtual reality firm Oculus in an effort to develop new communication lines, and Google purchased DeepMind, pushing into the artificial intelligence sphere.  The money involved wasn’t exactly pocket change; each acquisition cost upwards of hundreds of millions […]

In Snowden’s Wake, Google Ups Security

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Have you noticed a new lock in your address bar? Last week, Google announced new security measures for Gmail – “something we made a top priority after last summer’s revelations.”  The change is yet another reaction to last year’s revelations of Edward Snowden, the controversial whistleblower who made national headlines and garnered global attention for […]

Released DoJ Documents Show Darker Side of Steve Jobs

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Nearly everyone has an opinion of Steve Jobs. Since his death in 2011, a bad movie, a weighty autobiography, and numerous anecdotes have surfaced – describing his inexhaustible ambition, his excitable, and his disrespect for others. Perhaps you have heard pieces of the rumored fish tank incident? After painstakingly designing and building the world’s very […]

Watch A New World Of Innovation Launch At O’Reilly Solid Conference 21-22 May 2014 in San Francisco

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It is time we all began to focus more on the coming age of a totally networked, software-enhanced, continually enhancing, device enabled world. No doubt you are already tracking the construct many are calling the “Internet of Things” and you may have been pondering what this connected world might look like. Now you have an […]

MegaTrend Update: Dramatic and broad shifts in models due to software ("software eats the world")

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We have been tracking this since Marc Andreessen called the trend out in 2011 (see “Why Software is Eating the World“) and are especially interested in how the trend will impact the world of the enterprise. We think this trend will continue, since it is being fed by growing proliferation of smart phones with increasingly […]