When Apple makes a move, people watch. Bloggers watch. Journalists watch. Even the rumors get legs of their own and start to evolve into news. What’s worse is when the rumors are wrong and the news is about how wrong the rumors ended up being. Apple is always surrounded by speculation. The rumored 128GB iPad is no exception. Here’s a breakdown of what everyone is saying. Just pick your favorite title or source and have your fill of Apple iPad rumors.
What happens in the background on our smartphones often goes unnoticed, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting us (and other people on our network). Mobile apps are constantly fighting each other for bandwidth and attention in ways that few even realize. This graphic from Amarillo Used Trucks exposes some of the challenges in the “smartphone signaling storm”.
As gas prices continue to climb, the miles that we’re able to drive on a single gallon of gas becomes that much more important to monitor and maximize. As the price of a gallon of gasoline tops the price of a Starbucks caramel mocha, Hybrids are again emerging as valid considerations for many. The Prius, Toyota’s flagship hybrid, is a mechanical masterpiece in many ways. This graphic from Oklahoma City Dodge shows us how it works.
Almost 500 million Chinese citizens are online and a quarter of all social network users in the world are Chinese.
The days of middle-aged caucasian males running American businesses are behind us. Today, it takes talent from around the world of every race, gender, and ethnic group to propel a company to the next level.
Social media and other collaboration tools have aided in the process of creating a global workforce for many companies. The mindset has changed for many, but there’s still a staunch desire to keep things as “close to home” as possible for many. Staying with the familiar and safe can work for some, but most businesses can have better success by building a workforce that draws inspiration from a wide range of ideas and experiences.
In this infographic by SocialCast, they make a case for diversity in the workforce as well as the use of social collaboration tools to push businesses forward. As with any change, there are barriers, but a well-run company can overcome these challenges and reap the benefits of a strategy based on inclusion rather than the old ways of thinking.
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