Reading tab list for July

Sales of the Apple Watch haven't been released, but stocks continue to soar
Sales of the Apple Watch haven’t been released, but stocks continue to soar. Photo courtesy of Michael Roth

It should be holiday season by now, but the Christmas and Summer holidays productivity downturn seemed to cease two to three years ago (I’m basing this on my experience in the UK).

This is what I’ve read recently:

Banks could be sheepdogs (like Apple) – A great article describing how banks are utilities, but could become extremely important in the Identity revolution
Drone shooting: US home-owner faces charges – BBC News – A surprising story about a man who shot down a drone in the US, which flew over his house several times

Google Adds 8 Carriers To Its Android For Work Partner Ecosystem – I don’t know why we’re still obsessed with separating personal and professional digital lives
What Gartner’s Bimodal IT Model Means to Enterprise CIOs | CIO – We’ve talked a lot about Bimodal IT at work recently. This is a good introductory article
3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiled – BBC News – Interesting article on how to get faster memory
Windows 10 Tip: Move Apps Between Multiple Desktops – I’ve been using Windows 10 for more than 6 months and hardly used multiple desktops until I read this article
Google’s immersive storytelling app launches on iOS – Google Cardboard just keeps improving. We downloaded a 360 movie and it’s really good, up until you’re looking for where the main story is happening!
10 VC Firms Betting Big on Bitcoin and the Blockchain – You can choose whether to believe this story or not
Reinventing Performance Management – HBR – A work colleague showed me this and it’s a refreshing change
How the ‘invisible’ Wimbledon sponsors used digital to make their mark | Marketing Magazine – Wimbledon would prefer the term clean than invisible, but the point is, sometimes sponsorship looks nicer when it’s not cluttered
Why The Apple Watch Is Flopping | Co.Design | business + design – My favourite article about Apple Watch sales. I bought more Apple shares recently
Doc Searls Weblog · The Giant Zero – A brilliantly thought out article about navigating around the Internet, and some good discussion in the comments section
Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2015 – Nothing new, but a quick (20 seconds) presentation on what Gartner thinks are important
Finextra: Finextra news: Greeks flock to Bitcoin – No sooner had this article appeared when counter stories started appearing
Data Science Insights – Building Brains: Learning from data – YouTube – I went to this lecture and found it so interesting. I wish I was back at university.

Hope you have a good summer holiday. Do your family a favour and leave your laptop and phone at home.

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