Booking sites have expanded from restaurants to hair salons and even medical appointments. What is the next step to help small business in Asia offer online bookings?
From bits-and-bytes to brick-and-mortar, entrepreneur Howard Lo looks at how tech impacts a small business.
Howard spent 14 years in the tech industry working as a programmer, evangelist, and community manager for Microsoft. In 2009, he had lived his "dream" of middle-management long enough and opened a Japanese restaurant called Standing Sushi Bar. Trading in stock grants and software licenses for raw fish and cash, he enjoys mixing his passion for technology into the daily hustle of small business.
With so many cloud storage services available, a small business should definitely utilize them to store and sync critical files.
Just because you're a small business doesn't mean you can't tap the benefits of big data, too.
Microsoft makes a bold gamble by ignoring customer feedback about the Modern Windows 8 interface. Is this a case of the customer is wrong or is Microsoft ahead of its time and forcing us all to catch up?
With so many customers carrying smartphones, there are several ways a business can plug into the most personal of devices to enhance service.
Hardware specs = irrelevant. OS features = meh. Useful apps available = everything. Microsoft needs to liberate its cash hoard and get the same critical apps available to iOS and Android users as soon as possible.
Hardware specs are dead. Comparing these between different phones is pointless, when we should be looking at what matters more.
Recent news has portrayed Facebook as a company flailing about with its stock prices in seeming free fall, but I'm still bullish on Facebook. After all, what else are you going to use?
Through a series of commercials, Apple has shredded its most valuable asset while Facebook decides to give up on creating a trustworthy reputation in pursuit of a quick buck.
Mobile OS version numbers illustrate the difference between Apple's understanding of consumer desires versus Microsoft's techie mentality in announcing Windows Phone 7.8.