Why Apple Pay might succeed where Google, PayPal, and Visa have failed

Apple may be in the process of creating a better climate for mobile payments to succeed in the United States. Continue

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Competition Is for Losers

What valuable company is nobody building? This question is harder than it looks, because your company could create a lot of value without becoming very valuable itself. Creating value isn’t enough—you also need to capture some of the value you create. Continue

The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time, Says Google CEO Larry Page

What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology makes industry after industry more efficient. continue

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.

Google Chrome Android Operating System – Business Insider 

Google SVP of Chrome, Apps, and Android Sundar Pichai

A lot of people have wondered over the years why Google has two operating systems, Android and the newer Chrome OS.
Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop.

So why does Google have both?

Google wants to buy mobile payment startup Square, but CEO wants to sell out to Apple 

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s other business venture, the mobile payment startup Square, has a cozy relationship with Apple.

As a case in point, not only does Square develop for iOS first, Apple itself is happy to carry Square’s $9.95 credit card reader for the iPhone and iPad and the $99.95 Square Stand for iPad on its web store.

A look at Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple’s high-tech buying spree:

Facebook Inc. is spending $2 billion to get into virtual reality. In the real world, the deal highlights a high-stakes race among the tech industry’s giants for continued dominance over a rapidly changing digital landscape.

Datagate, Obama incontra i ceo di Google e Facebook 

Il presidente Usa chiama nello studio Ovale i vertici delle aziende hi-tech su “protezione dati e intelligence”. Tra una settimana la pubblicazione del piano di riforma del monitoraggio dei dati chiesto al segretario alla Giustizia Eric Holder

The Power of Thinking Big, But Starting Small 

How did Google manage to come out of nowhere? And how did it grow to reach $58 billion in annual revenues in 2013 — all in under two decades?
There are many explanations for the company’s phenomenal growth. But one technique small businesses can learn from is the ability to think big, yet take small steps. Here’s how it works.

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It 

There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with innovative ideas. So what do they do? They gobble up smaller companies.

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others 

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from.