Following Apple partnership, IBM now offering employees Macs for the first time

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Apple CEO Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Apple CEO Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

After inking a deal with Apple to push iOS devices and enterprise apps to its customers, IBM today started offering all employees Macs for the first time. We’ve seen the official IBM notice, and several IBM employees on Twitter are praising the decision after years of PC hell:

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How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service? We all know the power of LinkedIn for…

What Jony Ive’s ‘promotion’ to Chief Design Officer really means

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Sir Jonathan Ive

A lot of folks are taking Sir Jonathan Ive’s just announced title as Chief Design Officer at face value. Congratulations are in order and all that. But there is a lot more going on than a title change.

Ive was willed free reign at Apple by Steve Jobs and can do or have just about anything he wants. Titles aren’t of any significance, especially to someone with as little ego and indifference to such things as Ive. There is clearly more to the story than Apple is telling us. 

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The Problem with Part-Time Work Is That It’s Rarely Part-Time

A woman wants to return to work after maternity leave but can’t quite stomach putting in the hours she did before. So she asks her boss for what seems like the best of both worlds: a part-time role. In a 2012 Pew Research Center survey of moms, nearly half thought such a scenario would be…

Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The…

Apple reportedly considering $1.6b bond sale in Japan

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Apple financial engineering is nothing to sniff at: with nearly $200 billion in cash, they have a lot of flexibility to initiate capital trades. Following a major seven-part domestic bond sale in the US, Nikkei reports it is now looking to do something similar in Japan.

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Tech IPO Scorecard: Shopify Skyrockets 51%, While Baozun Rises A Slimmer 4.6%

Two tech companies went public today, both posting first-day gains. The Canadian Shopify popped a massive 51 percent, while Baozun picked up a slimmer 4.6 percent. While seeing your share price appreciate on your IPO day is always welcome, Baozun had to work harder to get its pop than Shopify.