2012 Olympics

The 2012 Olympics kicked off last this week, just as Blackhat security conference ended, and just as  the first estimate of the nation’s gross domestic product in the second quarter indicated tepid growth and investors wiped off $10B off the value of Facebook shares.

This week’s Personal Technology in the Thursday WSJ discussed the value of carrying both the iPhone and Blackberry. I carried both until 2010 and while I have gotten used to emailing and texting on the iPhone, I sure do not like it. In a rare bit of good news for RIM, their biggest shareholder increased his stake this week.

Twitter experienced a mystery data center outage Thursday. This just after disclosing talks with Apple last year on taking a stake. Apple released OSX Mountain Lion this week and will battle Samsung Electronics for mobile supremacy next week in one of the biggest-ever technology patent trials.

Apple iPhone development is the fasting growing job category according to DICE. DICE actually published something useful in their blog – an example resume critique. There is plenty of advice out there in narrative format, but in this piece they actually marked one up.

Good article from Bob Lewis: Cloud computing is not devaluing IT, it’s executive dysfunction.