I’ve been providing the following advice to a college senior searching for
his first “real” job. Perhaps you know someone who’ll find this
1. GET THE RIGHT EDUCATION
Although this first section should be particularly useful for college
freshmen and sophomores, many of the seniors I’ve talked with recently are
still struggling to make the core decision of what type of job to search for.
Make a Tentative Decision Early about Your Future: Marketers develop a
mission and vision for companies. College students need to do the same for
themselves, hopefully by the end of their freshman year.
From one of my favorite blogs, Drew’s Marketing Minute Blog: “Your
mission is what you do best every single day, and your vision is what the
future will be like because you deliver on that mission so brilliantly every
For a college student rather than a company, I’d ... (more)
Looks like Surface didn’t scare everyone off like Microsoft said it might,
because today the company announced some official Windows 8 partners.
From the sound of it, we’ll see devices from Dell and Samsung all running
the operating system. Lenovo is also on board, but we’ve already heard
about the ARM-based convertible RT tablet it’s supposedly working on.
Microsoft didn’t add any other details as to what these gadget will
actually look like, when we’ll see them, or how they’ll be priced.
Read the full story at Gizmodo.
For many of us old enough to remember, the early days of life online had
little to do with the internet. Before we browsed the open web, we dialed
into Prodigy or CompuServe or AOL with a 1400-baud telephone modem.
Once connected to a particular service, we used its proprietary software to
play inside its members-only club, and we couldn’t visit any other service.
We lacked a certain amount of freedom.
One of my earliest cyber-memories: getting my mom’s AOL account suspended
by the moderator of a chat room I was trolling. By today’s standards, such
a tightly controlled experience... (more)
Vizio officially launched its P-Series 4K TVs on Tuesday night, which start
at $999 for a 50-inch set and go up to $2,499 for a 70-inch set — the first
mainstream 4K TVs to be that aggressively priced. To celebrate, the company
held a party in a New York art gallery, where the TVs were showcased playing
high-resolution video art and in side-by-side comparisons to Samsung’s 8500
series, which lists at $2,199 for a 50-inch set. “It’s not only shipping
an amazingly-priced 4K TV, but one that blows the competition away on picture
quality,” Vizio CTO Matt McRae told me. I also asked... (more)
Huawei has acquired Neul, a Cambridge, U.K.,-based radio module maker focused
on the internet of things.
The move marks an interesting new direction for Huawei, which is already one
of the largest manufacturers of wireless networking technologies the world.
Neul specializes in the industrial side of the internet things: the billions
of sensors, instruments and meters that need only send tiny amounts of
Instead of connected cars and watches and tablets, we’re talking about
connected bridges, burglar alarms and dog tracking collars (this shift to