Weaker Q2 tech earnings could make investors jittery

Earnings season starts this week for tech companies, and no one is expecting outstanding second-quarter results. If the reports turn out to be weaker than expected, then tech investors might run for the hills, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Compound apps will understand you better than stand-alone apps

Future of mobile: “compound” apps that know what you want

Apple’s App Store may have more than 600,000 apps right now, but the future of mobile computing is not about stand-alone applications. Certainly, new apps will be invented, but the real innovation will be in the creation of “compound” apps that transform how we live and work.

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The enterprise-social market leader no one’s talking about

Pop quiz: Name a company that competes in the enterprise social software market with the likes of Jive and Yammer but is far bigger than either of those two solutions, with over 100 million people using it worldwide, including millions with the United Nations, more millions at the U.S. Department of Education, and hundreds of thousands at Texaco.

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Top four global tech brands now worth almost $500B

Four out of five of the top brands in the world are technology brands, according to a review of the top global brands released Tuesday. The report valued the Apple, IBM, Google, and Microsoft brands at a combined half-trillion dollars.