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Larry Ellison on ‘The Cloud’ in 2008

Larry Ellison on ‘The Cloud’ in 2008

Oracle’s Cloud Computing sales are now running at $5 billion a year. It is fair to say that Larry Ellison hasn’t always taken the cloud as seriously as Oracle does now. This is a recording of an analyst call in 2008…

“The technology industry is the only industry more fashion-driven than women’s fashion.”

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Do you encourage content writer,

Do you encourage content writer,
We got this spam today. Not really one for us but if anyone wants an illiterate content marketer and soc media enthu I will put you in touch.

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It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. | Yogi Berra

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. | Yogi Berra

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra

No matter how rational your thought processes, it is very easy to get it wrong. We love this clip from Swedish TV in 1984.

The expert explains why home computers will never take off…

“I myself have had a home computer for almost four years  and I cannot find any use for it.”

“It is a fact, telephone numbers are most easily found in telephone directories.”

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We’re Hiring Now! – 2 vacancies

We’re Hiring Now! – 2 vacancies

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We are seeking two people to fill two exciting sales and marketing roles at The BLN.

The BLN runs some of the best regarded conferences in its fields. We have a well-established event programme with a plan for future growth. The current vacancies are:

  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Marketing Assistant / Executive

How to apply

For either role please send us your CV and covering letter, which should include evidence of why you would be suitable for the role. Both roles will be based in Cambridge, UK.

Please apply here

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The iPhone is 10 years old

The iPhone is 10 years old

Generally regarded as one of the best product launch demos of all time, Steve Jobs launches the iPhone just ten years ago today. It was not released until June that year.

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2016 European Scale-Ups Report – Lots of Interesting Trends but…

2016 European Scale-Ups Report – Lots of Interesting Trends but…

European Scale-Ups Report 2016

There are lots of interesting trends in this report on emerging trends in European scale-ups in the tech sector. The rise of Paris as a tech hub for example. As with many reports, companies are increasingly defined as a thing – a unicorn, a scale-up – based on a measure of funding raised or valuation attained.

Just as you probably don’t judge a chef based on the amount of money they spend on raw materials, we shouldn’t judge a company based on the amount of money they have raised.

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