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Microsoft Is Cutting 3,000 Jobs

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

News from Microsoft today: The software company is initiating a radical reorganization of its sales business. It will lay off as many as 3,000 workers, around 75 percent of which will be from sales positions outside the U.S. The layoffs make up around 10 percent…


Microsoft Planner App Tackles Project Management

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Microsoft has launched Planner, a project management app that will change the way users interact with their everyday planning needs. Planner’s announcement came today on Microsoft’s blog. The project management app was released for free, under the Office 360 …


What Does the New Microsoft Look Like? [Infographic]

By | Apr 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Over the years Microsoft has had three CEOs, each with a different vision for the company, with each change defining an new era for the company. Under the guidance of Bill Gates, the company saw a steady incline in value. Under Gates’s successor Steve…


Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the …


Microsoft’s Diversity Stats Reveal Progress Towards Closing Its Employee Diversity Gap

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Diversity in Silicon Valley and the tech industry as a whole have been and will continue to become a dominating and contentious issue. While many within the industry claim that new policies and programs are being implemented to promote the growth of women and non-whites …


5 Reasons Most Tech Startups Fail

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Starting and maintaining a business isn’t easy, but starting and maintaining a tech company is something else altogether. A study conducted by Startup Compass found that over 90% of all tech startups fail. In this article we take a look at the top 5…


Those Are Some Cool Wireless Charging Pants

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers was unveiled this week in London as part of a new collaboration between Microsoft Inc. and British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. The trousers, described as a “wearable chino” by Sauvage to Business Insider, …



The Hottest IT Trend Steps up to Bat with the FTC

By | Nov 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) having recently met to discuss the regulation on what has been popularized as “The Internet of Things,” new regulation may be on its way to better control the data that more and more of our everyday devices are generating….


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YieldMetrics Shows You What Happens Behind the Scenes in Display Advertising

By | Jan 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Another sign that the L.A. tech scene is diverse and growing, YieldMetrics announced a seed round of $1.7 million, led by GRP Partners. It’s no surprise that this round was coming, given that YieldMetrics is already profitable, with more clients than the two founders, CEO…


5 Takeaways From Microsoft’s Possible Acquisition of Yammer

By | Jun 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

With reports of Microsoft’s rumored $1 billion acquisition of enterprise social networking startup Yammer, everyone is wondering what this means for the future of the enterprise social networking industry and enterprise software in general. Here’s the context: Yammer started …



Now Open: The Microsoft Store

By | Nov 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Microsoft is taking control. Just as Apple stores showcase Apple products better than any other retail outlet, Microsoft is betting that their shiny new storefronts will better engage customers, create fans and move more Microsoft product. Within the past few weeks, the …



Photos from President Obama Toast To Silicon Valley Tech Elite

By | Feb 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

As we covered yesterday, President Barack Obama scheduled a somewhat top secret meeting with the Silicon Valley elite yesterday evening on the west coast. Today official White House photos taken by Pete Souza were released to confirm the meeting did indeed take place. One…