strategy and business

Conversational computing

Steve Jobs could be relentless when he wanted something. In early 2010, he wanted a small startup in San Jose, Calif. Chief executive Dag Kittlaus and his cofounders had just raised a second round of funding and didn’t want to sell. Jobs called Kittlaus for 37 days straight, until he wrangled and wheedled a deal to buy the two-year-old venture for Apple at a price reportedly between US$150 million and $200 million. The company was Siri Inc.

contributor James Vlahos tells the story of. It’s the first nontechnical book on voice computing that I’ve seen and a must-read if you have any interest in the topic.

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de strategy and business

strategy and business8 min de lecture
Business Could Steer India And The World Out Of Troubled Waters
Having grown up in India, I remember how monsoons brought relief from scorching heat and produced lush greenery and lots of bugs. But as a visitor to India last August, I saw water scarcity woven into the fabric of day-to-day life and puzzled over th
strategy and business2 min de lecture
The Three Ts Of Handling Consumer Data
When consumers get to the cash register or checkout screen, they are increasingly asked to disclose personal information. Studies show that even people who harbor privacy concerns are willing to provide personal details to a company. Indeed, most con
strategy and business7 min de lecture
Creating An Agile Mind-set At PepsiCo
It appeared to be a routine day at the cookie factory in Mar del Plata, Argentina — a facility operated by PepsiCo Central and South America (CASA). Freshly baked treats were continually transferred from an enormous industrial oven onto an assembly l