SoundCloud’s new office in Berlin puts yours to shame

On Wednesday, Berlin’s The Factory opened (more on the opening) its 16,000 square-meter startup office. While all the other startups (such as 6Wunderkinder, Mozilla, Zendesk, and others) are still waiting to finally move into Berlin’s new startup space, SoundCloud’s office is the only one that is ready.

In defense of the laptop. ‘I’m not dead yet!’

I am often asked about the state of innovation in the seemingly mature world of laptop hardware. At a time when smartphones and tablets have become the darlings of modern computing, is there still room for new breakthroughs in laptop design and user interface?

PR Tech: The next automated marketing frontier

The business of marketing has moved from guesswork to a data operation in the cloud, or at least that is what Adobe and Oracle would have you believe. In the last few days, both of these tech giants have announced significant enhancements and additions to their marketing cloud operations.

The state of big data in 2014 (chart)

While there will be always room for great new startups, it seems that a lot of the early bets in the broader infrastructure and analytics segments have been made at this stage, and the bar for success is getting higher