Author David Glance

David Glance

LinkedIn deal does not inspire confidence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has explained the rationale behind the tech company’s plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26,2bn.
In a letter to staff, Nadella said he believes that access to LinkedIn customers will benefit the sales of Microsoft

David Glance

Google’s other bets on a losing streak

In the reorganisation of Google into Alphabet, a group of companies that represented the “moon shot” or “other bets” were cemented as separate entities that would have to either fail or succeed on their own merits. Recent reports of at

David Glance

Microsoft is being left behind

PayPal is the latest company to join a long list to ditch support for the “fringe” phone operating systems: Microsoft’s Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon’s Fire OS. This decision comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of getting rid of

David Glance

Reddit shows up journalists in bitcoin saga

The world last week was treated to another episode in the saga of discovering the real identify of the person behind the creation of bitcoin. Australian Craig Wright announced to journalists and bitcoin “experts” that he was indeed Satoshi Nakamoto

David Glance

Bitcoin inventor found? Not so fast

Australian Craig S Wright has stepped forward to claim that he is indeed the elusive creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. Furthermore, he claims to have “proof” of the claim that he has

David Glance

Apple’s earnings: no, the sky isn’t falling

Apple has reported its first decline in revenues and income for the past 13 years. The market and media has reacted predictably with an 8% fall in Apple’s stock price. From an investor’s perspective, the decline in sales of the iPhone is a signal of worse

David Glance

Alphabet’s Nest struggles to make it work

The world is growing increasingly sceptical of the stuttering revolution of the Internet of things. The latest round of doubt has been ignited by Alphabet’s Nest’s decision to shut down any further support for its recently purchased Revolv smart home hub. The hub

David Glance

The ‘halving’ that could derail bitcoin

Bitcoin relies on the participation of people and organisations to act as the “bankers” of the system. Called bitcoin miners, they effectively record each transaction on a ledger called the blockchain and in return, they are awarded with bitcoins. The process of mining