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How Texting Damages Businesses

"Text messaging can lead to serious employment issues, including lost productivity, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims," says lawyer David Reischer, COO and founder of LegalAdvice.com. “A small business should have an employee-texting policy and make efforts to enforce such a policy.”

Read on to learn about what your company texting policy should have.

Microsoft pulled support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, ending the operating systems’ 12-year run. Lynda.com’s obituary on the recently deceased OS remembers the place it held in our homes and offices:

While well-loved, XP was a bit shy. Getting to know it closely required greeting it with a 25 digital alphanumeric code. However, if engaged too frequently XP would often shut down and pout, refusing to cooperate unless you talked to its parents on the phone in Redmond. Windows XP spent much of its life on a quest of rediscovery. Every two or three years, it would go on a spiritual journey of service, packing a care package of renewed faith in the form of three Service Packs—each with things to love, and things to hate. Despite it all, XP always tried its hardest to please.

RIP, XP.

Microsoft pulled support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, ending the operating systems’ 12-year run. Lynda.com’s obituary on the recently deceased OS remembers the place it held in our homes and offices:

While well-loved, XP was a bit shy. Getting to know it closely required greeting it with a 25 digital alphanumeric code. However, if engaged too frequently XP would often shut down and pout, refusing to cooperate unless you talked to its parents on the phone in Redmond. Windows XP spent much of its life on a quest of rediscovery. Every two or three years, it would go on a spiritual journey of service, packing a care package of renewed faith in the form of three Service Packs—each with things to love, and things to hate. Despite it all, XP always tried its hardest to please.

RIP, XP.

mashable:

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains
Here are some of the major ways tech has rewired our brains, for better or worse.

Gulp.

mashable:

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Here are some of the major ways tech has rewired our brains, for better or worse.

Gulp.

Via OPENForum.com: “Technostress Alert: Is Email Literally Killing Us?”

Meet the women who are leading the next generation of women in tech.

ShopKeepPOS, a point-of-sale platform available via iPad, is just one of the many affordable technologies small businesses can use to get customer data and improve their sales.
Via OPENForum.com, “Big Data Isn’t Just For The Big Dogs”

ShopKeepPOS, a point-of-sale platform available via iPad, is just one of the many affordable technologies small businesses can use to get customer data and improve their sales.

Via OPENForum.com, “Big Data Isn’t Just For The Big Dogs

fastcompany:

"Watson, what is the likely outcome of this business decision?" Remember Watson, the big data-cloud service hybrid which famously competed on Jeopardy? IBM wants to transform Watson into a Siri for business.

fastcompany:

"Watson, what is the likely outcome of this business decision?" Remember Watson, the big data-cloud service hybrid which famously competed on Jeopardy? IBM wants to transform Watson into a Siri for business.

techcocktail:Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Introduces Jelly, New Q&A Platform for iOS and Android
2014 CES Trends to Watch (via designersofthings)
Shawn G. DuBravac, Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association, on the trends he sees coming out of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show.
Mass customization as seen in the growth of the 3D printer market. 
Expansion of the screen as seen in emergence of wearables.
The use of sensors to create an “Age of Autonomy”, such as in those that help us park cars and monitor our homes.
Curation and context:  “when our data gathered from sensors (wearables, the Internet of Things etc.) provides a curated experience, product or service.” (designersofthings)

2014 CES Trends to Watch (via designersofthings)

Shawn GDuBravac, Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association, on the trends he sees coming out of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show.

  1. Mass customization as seen in the growth of the 3D printer market.
  2. Expansion of the screen as seen in emergence of wearables.
  3. The use of sensors to create an “Age of Autonomy”, such as in those that help us park cars and monitor our homes.
  4. Curation and context:  “when our data gathered from sensors (wearables, the Internet of Things etc.) provides a curated experience, product or service.” (designersofthings)