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It seems like every company, every article and every start-up CEO today proclaims that the workforce is changing, and the need to be in the same physical space no longer exists. Sure, we’d all like to think it is. Heck, I spent years building software and finding tools to help me work remotely, saying, “We don’t need an office space.” I was wrong

The tablet’s ability to deliver content has been considered a threat to PC makers and broadcasters, but new data shows 85% of people use their tablets while watching television, according to a report by Forrester. The tablet is replacing laptops as second-screen devices, since we can do many of same tasks on tablets that

Samsung will soon launch updated versions of its 7- and 10-inch Galaxy Tab devices with better specs and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the company announced Wednesday evening. Although Samsung’s tablet efforts have not been anywhere near

Nokia warned investors on Wednesday that its first quarter performance was lower than expected, ahead of its earnings report next Thursday. The company also doesn’t expect things to shape up for the second quarter, which means this will be a difficult year for the company overall. But on the bright side, Nokia revealed it sold

Remember that time in the 1990s when Apple was almost bankrupt and in disrepair? Take note, Yahoo, Apple’s market capitalisation reached the US$600bn mark on Tuesday, the second company in the world to reach the milestone. Apple reached a high of $644/share, reaching a market cap that continues to put space between

Consumers the world around have fallen so hard for the charms of tablets that sales are expected to balloon by 98% this year. Research firm Gartner forecasts that tablet sales will reach 118,9m units this year, up from 60m units in 2011. The firm also pegs tablet sales at 182,4m units in 2013 and 369,2m units in 2016

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom netted US$400m for selling his two-year-old startup to Facebook for $1bn. That’s according to a report by Wired, which cites sources indicating that Systrom holds 40% of the company he founded — an impressively large chunk for any entrepreneur at the time of exit, let alone one on his first company

Iran plans to disconnect itself from the Internet and replace popular services such as Google, Yahoo and Hotmail with homegrown, Iranian services, according to a report in the International Business Times. The IBT writes that Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for information and communications

The world’s largest social network has snatched up the Internet’s most buzzed about mobile app for photo-sharing for US$1bn, and the question on everyone’s mind is: why? The answer is obvious — it’s all about the photos — and it has been hidden in plain sight for weeks. On Monday, Facebook announced that it would acquire

While the rest of the world was waiting with bated breath for the release of the new iPad, my company was focusing its efforts a very different direction: building a version of our app for Windows 8’s Consumer Preview. We were cautious about this, as we’d built for the Windows 7 Phone, and initial adoption was undoubtedly disappointing. However, it looks