Introducing…..the iPad!

Cynthia Cheng It’s real!  Apple has announced the 1.5 lb  iPad (seriously??  couldn’t they have thought of a better name?), their tablet computer.  It is small – 9.7″ and looks like a gigantic version of the iTouch/iPhone, where the keyboard is directly on the screen.  In addition, it comes in three versions – 16, 32 or 64 GB of […]

It's Official! Apple Tablet is Coming!

According to media reports, they will be announcing it this afternoon at 1 pm Eastern Time.  Watch this space (and meanwhile, enjoy the above video, which is apparently a leak of what the device is going to look like)! Update: The Apple announcement has started.  Steve Jobs says that 250 million iPods have been sold.  […]

Rumoured Apple Tablet Should Be at Hit: Readers

Over half of you, at 60%, believe that the tablet will be a hit.  Out of the skeptics, 20% believe that it’s a miss (since many other companies have tried tablets and failed) and 10% think it looks like a large iTouch/iPhone.  Another 10% chose other.

Sisters Celebrate 10 Years of Female-Targeted Mobile Lifestyle Bags

Casauri, a Florida-based business, has been selling attractive bags for business (e.g. laptop bags), predominantly targeting women for 10 years.  Back when the company started in the late 1990s, laptop bags, beyond “basic black” were hard to find.  Emily McHugh was an MBA student at Columbia when her sister, Helena, a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology  made Emily a bag which got […]

Acer is for Netbooks

A few years ago, chance are, many people outside of Taiwan had never heard of Acer Group (LSE: ACID; Taiwan Exchange: 2353).  Lately, however, many more have, after Acer’s recent introduction of  the netbook (small laptop computers).  Acer’s netbooks have become increasingly popular, usually used by people as second computers, due to the size (generally […]

Starbucks: In Trouble, But Still a Way of Life

I was going to profile another company this week, but I recently heard that Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and a few other coffee joints are doing some sort of special this week (at least in Canada).  Starbucks, for example, is giving away free coffee on Earth Day (April 22) to anyone who brings his or her own […]

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) is actually over 25 years old.  Founded in 1982 as a company which produced and sold the PostScript page description language (which Apple licensed for its LaserWriter printers), it is today most well known for its free PDF reader and PhotoShop. Since its launch, Adobe Systems has expanded far beyond what […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Our Dependence on Technology – good or bad?

In the past ten years, society has been increasingly dependent on technology. The cell phone, once a gadget of those in the financial sector, can be found on practically everyone between the ages of 16 and 65. Some people don’t even have landlines, almost unheard of prior to 2003. Recently, I was watching a first […]

We Like Working from Home: July 1 to July 7 Survey Results

July 1 to July 7 Question: If given the opportunity, would you work from home? 43.75% said: Of course! It’s a more flexible schedule!