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  • The best of jobs, the worst of jobs

    One of the most challenging -- and rewarding -- jobs in IT is CIO in a mid-tier organization ($100 million to $1.2 billion in revenue). Many mid-tier organizations are like middle school students, acting very childishly one minute and incredibly sophisticated the next. Management styles, process formality and organizational practices vary widely. Mid-tier organizations are large enough to require the robust systems, formal operating policies and mature governance structures of larger companies, while still needing to approach many tasks with the informality and flexibility of a small company.

    Written by Bart Perkins27 May 15 04:36
  • Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

    Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to acquire U.K. mobile operator O2 for a price that could top US$15 billion, giving a company that already owns one major carrier an even bigger share of the British market.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 March 15 07:54
  • Apple Could Flip USB Standard on Its Head with New Reversible Cable

    One truly valuable thing about Apple's proprietary Lightning plug/port for newer iPhones, iPads and iPods is that you never have to check to make sure you're plugging it in the right way; it fits whether it's right side up or upside down.

    Written by Al Sacco19 Aug. 14 01:48
  • UK mobile operators join forces to combat text spam

    U.K. mobile network operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have teamed up with the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to try to stop and punish companies that are sending spam text messages.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 March 14 12:34
  • iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 12

    The iOSphere quivered with the knowledge that we are just months away from being able to caress Apple's first curved display, which will appear in the iPhone 6. This sure and certain knowledge is due to the fact that Apple just received a patent for a curved display.

    Written by John Cox13 Dec. 13 15:46
  • Google Glass may someday fire up your coffee maker

    Google filed a patent application for technology that will enable Google Glass to control everyday devices such as coffee makers, home alarm systems and garage doors.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin21 March 13 20:11
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