News You Can Use: 11/22/2017

For Tech’s Deepest Problems, Women Are The Canary In The Data Mine The book proposes this simple but radical solution: Women should not try to adapt to the male-centric corporate world, instead women should “lean out” and create their own companies. “I’ve figured out a way to create safe space for myself in tech,” wrote Shevinsky. In a recent conversation,… Read more →

Supplier Report: 11/17/2017

Oracle is trying to make it harder for Chinese firms to purchase U.S. companies by supporting bills that expands the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment.  Meanwhile the rumors of Amazon’s Chinese exit have been greatly exaggerated… the company had to sell off certain assets to comply with Chinese law. Mashable is about to be purchased by Ziff Davis,… Read more →

News You Can Use: 11/15/2017

I Learned a Lot About Strong Company Culture From Jeff Bezos — But There’s 1 Strategy I Won’t Copy Amazon’s culture is fairly cutthroat and trust does not run high. Every year employees are stack ranked and those at the bottom of the list are cut. In theory, it’s important to keep the bar for performance high and this is… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 95: Tech company partnerships are confusing

Google announced several partnerships over the last two weeks that seem to conflict with other relationships they, or the other suppliers, have with each other. This prompted me to look back at some of the strategic partnership announcements over the last few years to connect the dots and see how they worked out for all parties involved. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SC_Episode_095_final.mp3 Photo: rawpixel.com… Read more →

Supplier Report: 11/10/2017

This week is the tech-industry equivalent of a bad romance movie. First Google and SalesForce announce a partnership, and in the same week, SaleForces announces a partnership with Facebook that could negatively impact Google. T-Mobile and Sprint are definitely (maybe) off again… probably. Another acquisition that might go sour is the AT&T and Time Warner agreement. Customers don’t love the… Read more →

News You Can Use: 11/8/2017

MasterCard has finally realized that signatures are obsolete and stupid Companies are finally seeing the light. Starting in April 2018, MasterCard cardholders will no longer be required to sign their name when they purchase something using their debit or credit cards. The company has been moving away from requiring signatures for a few years now, with only about 80% of… Read more →