Category Archives: Tech Highlights

Technology in the News: Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday has proven to be one of the biggest sources of revenue for American companies, as more and more people are taking to their keyboards on Monday rather than trampling each other in stores on Black Friday.

The concepts regarding Cyber Monday have evolved from that of the original sale pinnacle, Black Friday. Within the last ten years, however, consumer focus has shifted to buying online. According to Fortune Magazine, this year’s online sales are projected to increase 12% from last year’s totals, for a total revenue of more than $3 billion. Christian Science Monitor claims that the best deals are posted before 5 o’clock PM, so if you’re planning on shopping, go ahead and get on it!

It just so happens that this year’s most popular deals include the technology industry, with new products like smart watches and 4K televisions. Here are the best deals, and who’s offering them:

For more deals, check out Mashable and TechRadar.

Happy shopping, AOIT-ers!

Technology in the News: November 2

tech highlightsHP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up
Hewlett-Packard was one of the groundbreaking companies in Silicon Valley. Founded in the late 1930s, it has been a leading computer corporation for decades. However, due to the latest crazes, it can no longer keep up. This weekend, it will split into two companies. What’s next for this IT pioneer?

Google to combine Chrome OS with Android in 2017
Streamlining is the new black. Here’s how Google is planning to update, upscale, and up-cycle its latest productions.

How to win at digital marketing
Considering a career in marketing? Already there and want some pointers? Check out these tips from Mashable Business and see how to up your game!

How Cortana solves the issue of ‘lost in translation’ for small business owners
Translating a small business to the global level is every entrepreneur’s dream. Cortana, the new personal assistant from Microsoft, is making this transition easier than ever.

Skype adds new Snapchat-like video message filters
Competition, competition, competition. Skype is stepping it up and getting back in the social media game. What’s new for the video chat app?

The Un-College That’s Training $100,000 App Developers
AOIT really does have an edge in the real world. “Coder bootcamps” are teaching technology skills like Web and app development for $10,000 and $20,000 for three and six month programs.