Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

Mustang Mulally: the Ford CEO, in a 2015 Ford Mustang (Getty Images)

Alan Mulally has a reputation for being decisive, so his declaration that he has “no plans to do anything other than serve Ford” – crushing speculation that he could leave to run Microsoft – should probably be taken at face value.

But Ford’s chief executive has wavered over big jobs before – notably when the carmaker was trying to lure him to Dearborn from Boeing in 2006.

 

Enough of lofty keynote speeches and the distant projections of $19tn market opportunities. CES has finally, officially, started – so let’s get to the prototypes and devices in the here and now already. 

Emily Cadman

It was one of the feel good business stories of last year: a 17-year-old self taught software prodigy from South London makes millions selling his massively popular app to a struggling internet giant.

Yahoo’s $30m acquisition of Nick D’Aloisio’s Summly – an app that summarises news stories into bitesized nuggets designed to fit perfectly onto a smartphone screen – was part of the company’s strategy to put mobile technology at the heart of its attempt to turnaround its fortunes