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Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices

Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices

Analyst Gartner is projecting flat growth for worldwide device shipments; it says the combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will total just 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates — with no growth in these so-called “traditional” computing devices expected until 2018. As of the end of 2016, nearly seven […]

Toymail is reimagining the mobile phone for kids

Toymail is reimagining the mobile phone for kids

It’s been a while since we checked in with Toymail , the kids messaging startup that piloted its first product on Kickstarter back in fall 2013 . Its idea was to turn Wi-Fi-enabled toys into a screen-less connectivity medium that let parents send voice messages to their kids via a companion smartphone app. The basic […]

Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and methodologies with which to contend, it’s the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity resources that is poised to cause enterprises heartache for the foreseeable future. Already in 2016, […]

How to pull workers back from the brink of burnout

How to pull workers back from the brink of burnout

Mercedes De Luca is the chief operating officer at Basecamp . During her more than 20 years working at tech companies in e-commerce and software, Mercedes has served as CEO at MyShape, vice president of global information technology at Yahoo! and vice president and general manager of internet commerce for Sears. How to join the […]

Life, by subscription

Life, by subscription

The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you may wake up, shower, dress, drive to work and return home. But the way you do it […]