Twitter doesn’t work as a business, and thinks video will save it (but it’s on the clock)

Every quarter, we expect big things from big companies. To our minds, each three-month cycle needs to be a big win capitalized by a those companies raking in a ton of cash. Twitter didn’t do that today. And it hasn’t for some time. Really, for the better part of its decade-long existence, Twitter has been — more or less — what you see today. Sure, it’s made improvements here and there, and will continue to do so, but those changes haven’t meant much of late. It’s not growing. Or making much money. It’s stock is down 10 percent as I…

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IDG Contributor Network: Apple stores to sell Apollo “personal cloud.” It’s back to the future all over again

News today from a justifiably proud Promise technology that Apple (yes, THAT Apple) is going to be selling Promise’s Apollo “personal cloud appliance” at its stores globally. Any time Apple does anything it’s a big deal so it is worth having a bit of background about Promise.

The company is a 25-year veteran of the storage industry. Traditionally active in the enterprise arena, it produces its own enterprise storage hardware and vertical offerings tailored to the video, rich media and other industries. It seems the enterprise wasn’t quite enough for Promise and hence they’ve decided to enter the consumer market.

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