GigaOM Archive

2 Aug 2015

Microsoft plans more layoffs

Satya Nadella continues to reconfigure the new Microsoft, and specifically to root out the Nokia acquisition and other legacies left behind by former CEO, Steve Ballmer. The newest round of layoffs… Gigaom Search
1 Aug 2015

What is Satya Nadella up to?

The ripples are spreading from Satya Nadella’s recent email describing plans to eliminate 7,800 jobs, especially focused on Windows Phone hardware (see Microsoft plans more layoffs). This specifically means cuts of up to 2,300… Gigaom Search
1 Aug 2015

Sunrise launches Office 365 and Outlook.com integration, and Meet scheduling tool

Microsoft bought Sunrise in February (see Microsoft reported to acquire calendar app Sunrise), so it’s no surprise that they have been working on an integration with Office 365 and Outlook.com. Here’s the… Gigaom Search
1 Aug 2015

Microsoft is right: we need new ways to work, but is Gigjam the answer?

Microsoft has demoed a new technology, called Gigjam, an effort to change the way we think about getting work done in an increasingly mobile and connected world. At the Microsoft Worldwide… Gigaom Search
1 Aug 2015

Google takes first steps toward finer-grained access in Google Drive

Google Drive has provided a simple but powerful model for file sharing. The creator of a file can invite others to share it, as readers (read-only access), commenters (read and comment access)… Gigaom Search
31 Jul 2015

BitTorrent partners with Onehub to scale up to enterprise file sync-and-share, building on new Sync API

BitTorrent has been pushing hard to bring its Sync technology into the very competitive file sync-and-share marketplace (see BitTorrent releases Sync 2.0, and BitTorrent Sync 1.4 is released). The company has announced, today,… Gigaom Search
31 Jul 2015

Handicapping On-Demand Market Sectors

The legality of the business model of certain on-demand service companies, like Uber and Homejoy, has led to a cultural debate about the relationship between on-demand workers and the services that… Gigaom Search
31 Jul 2015

Homejoy calls it quits, Google scoops tech team

Deep pockets may be an essential element for competing effectively in the exploding on-demand economy. Today, the on-demand cleaning services company Homejoy announced it was closing shop on 31 July, after… Gigaom Search
31 Jul 2015

Welcome to the zero-cost operating system era

Microsoft has reversed earlier policies regarding the cost of upgrading to Windows 10, and will make it free to upgrade. Back in March I wrote Microsoft accepts the inevitable, takes first steps… Gigaom Search
31 Jul 2015

Phil Libin steps down as Evernote CEO, taps Googler Chris O’Neill

Phil Libin — the founder and long-time CEO of productivity company Evernote — has stepped down as CEO, and former Google exec Chris Neill will be taking on the CEO job… Gigaom Search