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Monday - May 4, 2015
Comcast on Monday reported a 10 percent earnings hike for its first quarter, driven by growth in its high-speed Internet business. Its total revenue increased by 2.6 percent to $17.9 billion for the quarter. Revenue increased 7.2 percent year-over-year, despite the $99 million in costs related to its failed $45 billion merger attempt. Comcast abandoned that deal last month, under pressure from regulators. Comcast was off to a great start for the year, CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a Monday morning conference call. [More...]

Monday - May 4, 2015
Adobe's recently launched new version of Lightroom for its Creative Cloud Photography platform improves performance of the photo manager and adds new HDR, panorama and facial recognition features. Lightroom's mobile support also is bolstered in the latest version of the program. Further, it has new capabilities for creating slideshows from stills and video. "The more Adobe can offer within [Lightroom], the less photographers will need to find elsewhere," noted photographer David Guenther. [More...]

Monday - May 4, 2015
Microsoft last week released a preview of the next version of its .Net Core runtime distribution, fulfilling last fall's pledge to open source .Net and take it cross-platform for Mac and Linux. "Windows 10 is and will be a standard .Net platform, and improving the interoperability of .Net builds bridges from those platforms to Windows 10, effectively augmenting the developer community available to Microsoft and exposing the portfolio of apps they create to Microsoft platforms," said Black Duck Software's Bill Weinberg. [More...]

Thursday - April 30, 2015
I recently praised Salesforce for having the smarts to not get into enterprise resource planning several years ago. It was a good decision, I thought, because there was no upside for them to invade such a well-established market -- better for them to focus on a blue ocean strategy in which they went after new applications. I think the market's evolution has proven the wisdom of that approach, but now we need to deal with human resources and why Salesforce is going after that market. Shouldn't the reason for not going after ERP apply to HR too? [More...]

 

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