Business Email

I’ve found combining Google Apps syncing with Microsoft Outlook is a pretty formidable combo. I defy anyone to show me a more powerful email solution for the SMB world! I’m even skeptical there’s an enterprise solution that’s better…

Great Line

Here’s a very cool site with an interactive map of the nearby stars.
You may need Chrome to view it. But the very best part is this line that appears in the help:

Warning: Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do not use this visualization for interstellar navigation.

Help Wanted, Apply Within: 130112

Happy New Year!

Without (much) preamble, let’s fire up the Blog Engines for our first survey of hiring at smaller tech companies in the year Twenty Hundred and Thirteen: Read more

Windows 8 Rocks

The new OS rocks. For the first time in about 15 years, Microsoft has invented something really good that wasn’t just a copycat. (I include Xbox as a copycat).

They’ve done first what was inevitable…a way to marry touchscreen computing with PC computing into something intuitive and elegant. They also have switched the focus from “software programs” to “subject matter”. The Messaging tile can bring together all the different providers. Same with People, Music, etc.

I think Microsoft is going to get some really good ink and see its stock perform very well over the next few years, fueled by what they’ve started this year. And just when I was about to write them off…

Idealists @ Tech Companies: The Oddest Couple?

Yes, that’s a picture of Oprah Winfrey—though not super recent. What’s she doing in a blog that talks about tech and digital media in Southern California? Tech and digital media companies like all others are collections of different personalities and that’s one of our favorite topics here at Pivotal Points. Darn near every American recognizes […]