Are You A MicroManager?

I know a micromanager when I see one. The problem is managers don’t always realize they are micromanagers. How do you convey to them that they needed to change? Secretly slip to them this article from cio.com?

Micromanagement may seem harmless, but it’s sabotaging your teams, your productivity and morale from within, and stifling your business’s ability to grow. Here’s how to tell if you’re a micromanager, and some steps you can take to overcome this fatal flaw.

Google Plus Going Away

Is it true Google + is going away? It seems to look that way. It never did seem to gain any traction. The Facebook wannabe is now turning into Google Photos and Google Streams according to this article by Yahoo Tech. Just like Glass, another failed product from Google. I wander they killed off Reader which was popular to many people.

Xbox May Be Spying On You

First it was the Samsung TV, now they’re saying your Xbox may be spying on you as well. And it doesn’t stop there, sources are now saying that Microsoft and Apple devices, and Samsung phones are also snooping on their customers.

For the Xbox, Microsoft uses Kinect to activate spoken commands for the console. Unfortunately, Microsoft is able to listen to conversations as well. Read the article.

Amazon WorkMail

Amazon plans to launch WorkMail, an enterprise email and calendar service, in the second quarter of this year. WorkMail will compete with the likes of Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google Gmail and Google Apps. WorkMail is built on Amazon’s cloud computing unit called Amazon Web Services or AWS. The email service is going be to encrypted and companies specify which regions to store their messages. WorkMail will cost around $4 per inbox per month. It comes with 50GB of disk space. Read more.

Twitter 30 Seconds Video

Twitter announced it will soon activate a new feature where you can record videos up to 30 seconds from your mobile devices. Viewers will be able to scroll through the video thumbnails, and tap on a video thumbnail to play. In addition, Twitter will also turn on another feature that allows you to send a group message up to 20 friends. Read the article from Digital Trends.