Microsofts Acquisition Strategy Bijan Sabet & Joseph Tartakoff, May 2013

Here's what the CFO of Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) says the company is looking for in an acquisition target: Companies that could bolster Microsoft's position in categories that it is already a player in but does not dominate. So don't look for Microsoft to buy a company to get into the e-reader business since Microsoft doesn't compete in that business - or at least that's what the CFO, Chris Liddell told ... read more

The cloud computing market forecast for 2013: Experts predict what to expect

What changes can we expect in the CLOUD COMPUTING market in 2013? Which cloud vendors will be the big winners of 2013 - and why? What will be the hot technologies for 2013? Here's what the experts predict about the cloud computing market forecast for 2013. Bill Claybrook SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SaaS) will see heavy gains as more customers realize the value of renting software. Cloud computing technology will be used to solve ... read more

The war of the European tech hubs: Is Berlin really stealing London’s thunder?

Summary: In Europe, venture capital is getting increasingly spread out, with countries like Germany and France challenging the dominance of the UK.By Michael Filtz for The German View | August 23, 2013 The German capital of Berlin is home to one of Europe's fastest-growing start up scenes. Image: ShutterstockAbout a year ago, the founders of T Dispatch, a startup specialising in cloud-based taxi dispatching and booking software, decided to move the company from ... read more