Apple missed Wall Street’s revenue forecast for the 3rd straight quarter as iPhone sales came in below expectations, fueling investors’ worries about the company’s slowing growth. Today’s graphic shows the share price chart (the stock is down around an additional 10% this morning), Q1 shipments and revenue growth by quarter. Do you think the negative sentiment surrounding Apple is warranted?
Some products are fairly straightforward to execute. Others, like the one I’m going to talk about today, take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I remember first talking internally about the Wider Image app nearly two years ago, and the fact that it has launched just recently tells you that nothing about it was particularly easy. (more…)
Roland Beton, head of Distributions for Elektron Market Data, tells us a bit more about the global team that developed Elektron.
In global financial markets, investment decisions depend on the fluid availability of real-time market data. To help customers stay one step ahead of the markets, the team was challenged to design, develop and deploy a completely new kind of global, real-time network capable of exceeding the capacity characteristics, service availability and latency profile of the existing network. To meet the goals for improved performance, our teams had to reduce by a factor of 20 the time required for delivery of content, and move from a centralized to a very distributed architecture.
Elektron was delivered in 18 months, and was a game-changer. With improved data models and delivery systems, the new infrastructure was optimized for low latency as well as high throughput, with servers capable of individually processing 1 million messages per second. End-to-end times across systems between the exchange and the customer are now under 4 milliseconds. Our diverse development community successfully worked together to meet a very challenging business goal and deliver an exciting new technology that enables financial professionals around the world to make investment decisions at the speed of business.
Yesterday, Apple released the iPad Mini to compete in the pocket-sized tablet market already staked out by rivals who have seen success in selling 7-inch tablets for $200. Today’s graphic compares the mini version of the world’s most popular tablet to its main competitors from Amazon, Google and Samsung. With the iPad Mini starting at a price ($329) significantly higher than the competition, how do you think it will fare?
The Wider Image is an entirely new interactive experience from Reuters, the world’s largest news agency. This immersive app, created exclusively for the iPad, reimagines news photography and brings images and information to life.
What’s it really like to work in Technology at Thomson Reuters? Why should talented technologists from all over the world choose our company as a place to grow, innovate and build their careers?
Our new Tech Careers iPad App answers these questions and more for prospective employees. In the app, 69 technologists from across the company share how they’ve contributed to key projects while providing personal insights into the knowledge-sharing, innovation and teamwork that inspire them to keep evolving as technology professionals at Thomson Reuters.
Technology talent is in high demand to fill roles around the world. “Our aim is to show prospective talent, both internal and external, that the breadth of our business offers a tremendous opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and evolve and grow over the course of their careers,” said Nick Creswell, VP, Talent & Development, Technology. “The authentic stories allow candidates interested in working in Technology to find out, in our technologists’ own words, why they chose to build their careers at Thomson Reuters. We hope this innovative format will in itself convey how Thomson Reuters takes a different approach to technology challenges.”
Projects profiled in the app range from the development and deployment of Lynx Editor and Thomson Reuters ProView, to product-focused stories on Checkpoint and Cortellis, to projects that highlight new ways our company is meeting customers’ needs, such as FindLaw Social Media Manager. Users can explore the app by projects, to learn more about the types of work technologists do at Thomson Reuters, or by people, to find out about the experiences of employees in specific roles.
The Thomson Reuters Technology Careers app is now available for download on the iTunes app store. A link to the app will be included in all Technology job postings. The app will also be promoted at Technology career recruiting events and used to engage candidates during the recruitment process.
It’s not every day that high school girls get to spend an afternoon interviewing the world’s most powerful women.
On Monday, Thomson Reuters partnered with ANN Inc. to create this opportunity by co-sponsoring the Notebook Mentoring platform at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit – and I was lucky enough to have a front row seat.
The session buzzed with dynamic personalities and the room came to life as summit delegates began mentoring and sharing knowledge with young ladies from Camp Pendleton – a major United States Marine Corps base in Southern California. (more…)