Category: N. Venkat Venkatraman

Facebook May Punch In at Work

November 18th, 2014 in 2014, E-Commerce Times, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Facebook is preparing to plunge into the office collaboration and communication space with something it’s calling “Facebook At Work,” the Financial Times reported Monday…

Expert quote:

“For a long time, corporations have explored ways of using information technology to redesign work processes, but with limited success, in using tools like SharePoint, Yammer and others. Those tools did not align with how we worked.”

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Salesforce Tries On Wearable Tech for Size

June 11th, 2014 in 2014, E-Commerce Times, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Salesforce.com is moving aggressively to carve out its own place in a hot emerging technology niche: wearable computing. With its new initiative, Salesforce Wear, it appears to be following its usual MO of co-opting technology in the consumer world and repositioning it for the enterprise…

Expert quote:

“The key trigger could be worker safety, but quickly one can make the business case for operational efficiency.”

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Jury gives Apple $120M, Samsung $158G in patent fight

May 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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A California jury yesterday awarded Apple $120 million and Samsung $158,000 after finding both companies infringed each other’s smartphone patents…

Expert quote:

“This is a victory for Samsung, in my view, as it sought to downplay the patents’ real value. Clearly, the jury has sided with the arguments forwarded by Samsung’s lawyers that Apple’s patents are not worth as much.”

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Google Clarifies Gmail Snooping in Updated ToS

April 16th, 2014 in 2014, E-Commerce Times, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Google this week updated its terms of service with new language that more clearly spells out how it scans and analyzes user content, such as emails, to match it with targeted ads…

Expert quote:

“We need better ways to educate and engage consumers about how and where their data is used and integrated with other publicly available data.”

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Black day for BlackBerry

November 5th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Shares of BlackBerry plunged yesterday on news that its $4.7 million buyout was off and that its chief executive was out — leaving an opening for Microsoft to fill behind Google and Apple in the race for smartphone stardom…

Expert quote:

“I see this as the beginning of the end of Blackberry. It tried multiple options, including possible interest from Facebook. Finally no one stepped up … and that itself says something profound: No one saw any value that could be unlocked easily either through financial engineering or a longer term strategic road map to revive BlackBerry.”

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New iPhones Rake in Revenue

September 24th, 2013 in 2013, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Just three days after its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models hit store shelves, Apple announced Monday that it had sold a record-breaking 9 million handsets…

Expert quote:

“The 5c is simply a lower price version of 5. I would be interested to see how many upgrade from 4S to 5c and how many upgrade from 4S to 5s on a global basis before we can declare 5c to be a dud.”

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BlackBerry sells to investor for $4.7B

September 24th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for 
$4.7 billion after failing to turn around a business that floundered despite new phones and a new operating system — in a move by a BlackBerry investor to stabilize the company, experts said…

Expert quote:

“They are taking this private, maybe give themselves a year or two or give themselves very strong hooks to the cloud and sell to enterprise.”

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Ailing BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

September 23rd, 2013 in 2013, AFP, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Tech pioneer BlackBerry made a last roll of the dice Monday and agreed to a probable $4.7 billion buyout by a consortium planning to take the struggling smartphone maker private…

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Samsung tries to take bite out of Apple with smartwatch reveal

September 5th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Samsung Electronics kicked off the busiest week in tech this year with a direct broadside at Apple, announcing a new tablet-style phone, a new 10-inch tablet and its first foray into wearable technology…

Expert quote:

“The overall launch with the focus on design is really taking aim at Apple.”

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Wireless M&A mania

September 4th, 2013 in 2013, N. Venkat Venkatraman, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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