Category Archives: Business

Why Facebook Buying Oculus Could Be Cause for Worry

So I finally bought myself a PS4 tonight and shut Twitter off for like 2 hours while I played with it. I come back and surprise, Facebook bought Oculus for $2¬†billion! I gotta’ say, I didn’t see that coming, not … Continue reading

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My Bold Predictions for 2014

Another year, another set of Bold Predictions. I revisited and scored myself on last year’s predictions in my previous post¬†and I did pretty much the same as last year, which is to say pretty good but not perfect. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Bold Predictions for 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I had planned a longer blog post and Geek Bravado Ramble to talk about 2013 and some thoughts I had on the year ahead but every time I sat down to do them, it just didn’t … Continue reading

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My Bold Predictions for 2013

Happy New Year! Alrighty, now that I’ve judged myself on my Bold Predictions for 2012 (and done not so badly overall though always with room for improvement), it’s time to spit em’ out for 2013. I’m hung over, have a … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Bold Predictions for 2012

The end of 2012 is upon us. Personally, it’s been a Hell of a year, not just in the industries I observe with interest but for me in general. My girlfriend passed the UFE and will be a Chartered Accountant … Continue reading

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Apple’s beginning to test the limits of their fans

Strap in, it’s another Apple post! It’s been a busy week for them so you know I had to get one in. We had the announcements of the iPad Mini, a tablet that’s substantially more expensive than most of its … Continue reading

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Corporate E-Mail As A Social Network? What Fresh Hell Is This?

I was checking out a gaming news site this morning and in one of their random links sections, I came across this gem. It’s an article written by the CEO of social media tool company HootSuite which talks about how … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet: The Bungle and the Potential

As I sat playing Battlefield 3 and watching Twitter on my other monitor, I was not unexpectedly shaking my head at the barrage of snide jokes from tech “journalists”, essentially pre-judging the tablet announcement everyone knew Microsoft was going to … Continue reading

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Apple’s (And Soon Microsoft’s) Big Threats to Choice

UPDATE: Since I posted this entry, Microsoft has decided to change the Metro-only restriction on their free development tools. A smart move on their part. I make no secret of the fact that while there are many cool things Apple … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Mike Daisey Stretched the Truth But There’s Still A Problem In China

If you’ve been reading the Internet this afternoon you’re probably aware of this already but This American Life has retracted the story Mike Daisey about Apple factory conditions after further fact-checking revealed that some of the more dramatic portions of … Continue reading

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