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…)
This week we introduced an innovative mobile solution that transforms the pitch book iteration process into a virtual reality for the deal making community. Thomson Reuters Pitchboard is designed to provide investment banking teams with the document management, revision and organization interface needed between the desktop and the iPad to help them increase efficiency whilst navigating the pitch book creative process.
Pitchboard enables the seamless delivery and return of pitch book edits between colleagues working on desktops in the office and iPad users reviewing and marking up documents whilst they are on the road. In addition, desktop users can add related content to the document for view on the iPad including news, research and company information to ensure that senior bankers are always prepared for meetings and calls. Pitchboard works seamlessly with Thomson ONE, and also complements Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics, a suite of presentation and analytical tools, built into Microsoft Office that was launched earlier this year for junior bankers.
I’ve been dedicated to the mobile space for 2 1/2 years now. In that time, the most common question I hear, by far, is: “what OS should we be building our app for?” Sadly, it’s the hardest question to answer! I’m not going to try and answer the question here – as it’s all but impossible on a generalized basis. However, hopefully I can give you a couple of data points and considerations to help you answer for your product yourself.
Before that, though, a quick shout out for the mobile web. There’s a reason we like it so much! You can, to a large extent, dodge the question of platform choice and you’re not subject to the vagaries of your OS/app store vendor.
Putting that aside, here are the main considerations: (more…)
Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their various mobile and tablet devices are categorized in three distinct groups: design, utility & trade dress. Today’s graphics provides some highlights for each of the three categories.
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 2 tablet in the US yesterday, in its latest attempt to wrestle market share from Apple. Today’s graphic compares the new tablet to its direct competitors from Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
What a difference a week makes. Like many of you, I watched the London 2012 Opening Games ceremony just over a week ago – interested, amused, perplexed at times, and always on the lookout for our colleagues that were a part of the event. I wasn’t sure just what to expect in London after coming off a very relaxing holiday and having to get straight back into the craziness that had been projected in the city. The way the newspapers had been going on, it seemed like Armageddon and the Millenium hype all over!
I was prepared for anything on arrival Tuesday into London – and what I found is what everyone else is finding as they spend more time in the City. London is working just fine. I had no wait at immigration. The train into the City, the taxis, and the Tube have all been working well. What’s more, I found myself completely wrapped into the spirit of the Olympics. I came without any tickets to events, and did manage to buy one for the beach volleyball on Friday night (a great party – and after spending almost 3 hours on the tickets website!) and watched the cycling portion of the women’s triathlon after completing my own morning run at Green Park. (more…)