Fake Security App Climbs to the Top of Google’s Play Store

By ShannonPerry Even security applications are not always secure. In April, an application named “Virus Shield” reached the top of Google Play Store’s paid charts – the app was downloaded more than 10,000 times for $3.99. The application’s description boasts the capability to “improve the speed of your phone with just one click.” The application […]

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

By ShannonPerry Young tech companies certainly do not shy away from innovation or acquisition. Two examples: this year, Facebook acquired virtual reality firm Oculus in an effort to develop new communication lines, and Google purchased DeepMind, pushing into the artificial intelligence sphere.  The money involved wasn’t exactly pocket change; each acquisition cost upwards of hundreds […]

In Snowden’s Wake, Google Ups Security

By ShannonPerry Have you noticed a new lock in your address bar? Last week, Google announced new security measures for Gmail – “something we made a top priority after last summer’s revelations.”  The change is yet another reaction to last year’s revelations of Edward Snowden, the controversial whistleblower who made national headlines and garnered global […]

Released DoJ Documents Show Darker Side of Steve Jobs

By ShannonPerry Nearly everyone has an opinion of Steve Jobs. Since his death in 2011, a bad movie, a weighty autobiography, and numerous anecdotes have surfaced – describing his inexhaustible ambition, his excitable, and his disrespect for others. Perhaps you have heard pieces of the rumored fish tank incident? After painstakingly designing and building the […]

Watch A New World Of Innovation Launch At O’Reilly Solid Conference 21-22 May 2014 in San Francisco

By Bob GourleyIt is time we all began to focus more on the coming age of a totally networked, software-enhanced, continually enhancing, device enabled world. No doubt you are already tracking the construct many are calling the “Internet of Things” and you may have been pondering what this connected world might look like. Now you […]

MegaTrend Update: Dramatic and broad shifts in models due to software ("software eats the world")

By Bob GourleyWe have been tracking this since Marc Andreessen called the trend out in 2011 (see “Why Software is Eating the World“) and are especially interested in how the trend will impact the world of the enterprise. We think this trend will continue, since it is being fed by growing proliferation of smart phones […]

MegaTrend Update: Dramatic and broad shifts in models due to software (“software eats the world”)

We have been tracking this since Marc Andreessen called the trend out in 2011 (see “Why Software is Eating the World“) and are especially interested in how the trend will impact the world of the enterprise. We think this trend will continue, since it is being fed by growing proliferation of smart phones with increasingly […]

Samsung set to release Galaxy S5 on February 24th, Samsung fans rejoice.

By Kimberly KellySamsung is at it again, and hopefully their new Galaxy S5 model wont have as many pitfalls as some consumers say the S4 did. I can’t have been the only one on the Galaxy S4 bandwagon that was a little let down after the phone’s release last year. But there is hope for […]

Google Glass and Enterprise Technology

By Bob Gourley Dear CTOvision Readers, It is with real excitement that I would like to announce that we are now part of the Google Glass explorer program. We felt a need to dive into this technology to understand, early on, as much of this new technology as possible as early as possible. We wanted […]

MegaTrend Update: User Empowerment and Consumerization

This trend is a driving force in enterprise IT, impacting just about every other area of concern to the CIO or CTO. The technologies tracked in this trend are fueling innovation. This includes the smartphones and tablets we are all pursuing with vigor but also the e-commerce properties and social media sites that are driving […]