Matt Burns

Uber Comes To Flint And Makes Me Very Happy

IMG_9775 I live in a dead city outside of a larger dead city in Michigan. We’re always last to get things. But Uber is finally in Flint, Michigan. This is the best day ever.
In fact Uber just launched across Michigan today in Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Read More

Longtime Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Retiring, BlackRock Co-Founder Susan Wagner To Replace Him

DEMO Fall 2011: One on One Bill Campbell has had a seat in Apple’s boardroom for 17 years, yet he joined the company in 1983 as vice president of Marketing. Next to Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula, he’s the company’s longest serving board member.
Apple announced today that he will be stepping down. BlackRock co-founder Susan L Wagner will be taking his spot. Read More

HP Appoints CEO Meg Whitman To Chairman Of The Board

crop2 Meg Whitman just gained a bit more power within HP. The company’s Board of Directors has appointed her to the chairman’s spot following the departure of Ralph Whitworth earlier this week.
Whitman was already serving as president and CEO of HP. She came on board following a tumultuous period of always-shifting leadership within HP and immediately set out to stabilize the… Read More

Nokia X Android Devices Will Run Windows Phone

Nokia X2 Nokia, (you know, Microsoft’s mobile division), launched the Nokia X2, a low-cost Android handset last month. Yes, Android. This was the second device in the product line and a curious one at that. Because Android. Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a change in direction that will bring the Nokia X line more in line with Microsoft’s strategic direction meaning… Read More

The $5 Million Cooler

4th-604x270 Forget potato salads. There’s a new Kickstarter superstar: The Coolest Cooler. It’s just a cooler yet so much more. It already has over $5 million in funding on Kickstarter with 45 days left on its campaign and is about to break into Kickstarter’s top 5 must-funded projects. It’s just the coolest! Read More

Ex-Ford CEO Alan Mulally Joins Google’s Board Of Directors

Image (1) Alan_Mulally.jpg for post 181082 That didn’t take long. Former Ford President CEO has found a new parking spot at Google after just retiring from Ford Motor Company earlier this month.
Google has just announced the appointment of Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors and will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014. Read More

Ex-Ford CEO Alan Mulally Joins Google’s Board Of Directors

Image (1) Alan_Mulally.jpg for post 181082 That didn’t take long. Former Ford President CEO has found a new parking spot at Google after just retiring from Ford Motor Company earlier this month.
Google has just announced the appointment of Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors and will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014. Read More

Of Course The FCC’s Website Is Crashing, But You Can Still Leave A Comment On Net Neutrality

fcc1 Today is the final day a person can comment on the FCC’s net neutrality proposal. But it’s currently not possible. That part of the FCC’s website — the part where a person can leave a comment — is dead and has been for most of the day.
Clearly this Government agency, with its archaic, non-functional website, should be in charge of the future of the Internet. Read More

Google Is Looking For Developers For Its Modular Smartphone Project

project-ara Google’s modular smartphone is inching closer to reality. The company is looking for a few good developers with stellar ideas for Project Ara. Developers have to apply to the program and Google will select a lucky few to get very early access to the modules powering the novel smartphone. Read More

Here Are The First Products From Fitbit’s Partnership With Tory Burch

fitbit (1 of 4) Fitbit is going high-style. Back at CES, the wearable gadgets company announced a partnership with Tory Burch that would involve the noted designer releasing several accessories for the Fitbit Flex. I must say, I look good in brass. Read More