Matt Kapko

Freelance Writer

Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.

Why Amazon is putting Alexa everywhere

Why Amazon is putting Alexa everywhere

The head of Amazon’s Alexa business explains why the company is investing heavily in voice services for manufacturers of various device types.

Facebook nears 2 billion users, warns ad growth will slow

Facebook nears 2 billion users, warns ad growth will slow

Facebook outperformed financial projections for the eighth consecutive quarter and is closing in on more than 2 billion monthly users. However, the company says expect ad growth to slow.

How collaboration improves IT outcomes

How collaboration improves IT outcomes

Blackstone and Coca-Cola CTOs encourage colleagues to restructure IT to deliver a more collaborative model for technology innovation.

How Facebook plans to bring Messenger to business

How Facebook plans to bring Messenger to business

Speaking at the Collision conference this week, Facebook’s Stan Chudnovsky said the company remains committed to making Messenger a multi-purpose platform.

How YouTube plans to dominate your living room

How YouTube plans to dominate your living room

YouTube made its pitch for the future of TV in the living room at the Collision conference this week. Its head of product also addressed the massive advertiser backlash that began in earnest in late March.

How Adobe’s CIO blends IT and marketing

How Adobe’s CIO blends IT and marketing

Adobe CIO Cynthia Stoddard explains why the era of IT as a separate entity with a separate purpose is over.

Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on...

Digital advertising surpassed TV ads in 2016

Digital advertising surpassed TV ads in 2016

Television has finally been ousted by smaller and smarter screens. Digital advertising jumped 22 percent in 2016, beating the TV market for the first time.

Twitter adds 9M new users, revenue beats low expectations

Twitter adds 9M new users, revenue beats low expectations

Twitter turned in an impressive quarter to kick off 2017, but 9 million new users and better-than-expected, but still declining, revenues won’t keep investors happy for long.

LinkedIn passes the 500 million registered user mark

LinkedIn passes the 500 million registered user mark

On the heels of rapid improvements across much of the platform LinkedIn now has 500 million registered users on board, one analyst says it could double or triple its reach under Microsoft.

Facebook claims Workplace success

Facebook claims Workplace success

Workplace, Facebook’s social network for business, is gaining more large customers such Starbucks and Viacom. The service, launched six months ago, is also expanding third-party integrations for key enterprise features.

LinkedIn aims to put messaging everywhere

LinkedIn aims to put messaging everywhere

Half of LinkedIn’s active users are using messaging every week, but many of those conversations happen in a silo. LinkedIn hopes to change that with a new messaging interface that follows you.

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Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.

Why Facebook is giving Workplace away for free

Why Facebook is giving Workplace away for free

The good news: Facebook is offering a free version of Workplace that removes a significant barrier to adoption. The bad news: It comes without administrative controls and key enterprise features.

How Snap is caving in to post-IPO pressures

How Snap is caving in to post-IPO pressures

Snap is making itself accountable to shareholders by reprioritizing its decisions for growth. These changes impact company culture and the entire user experience.

Will Facebook putting ‘Stories’ everywhere crack Snapchat?

Will Facebook putting ‘Stories’ everywhere crack Snapchat?

Facebook has replicated a core feature of Snapchat and delivered a nearly identical version of Stories to all four of its major apps. Some call it copycatting. Others say it's just good business.

G Suite vs. Office 365 cloud collaboration battle heats up

G Suite vs. Office 365 cloud collaboration battle heats up

Microsoft's Office 365 has a big lead, but Google is quickly repositioning G Suite for business and winning some big customers. Who will come out on top in this rapidly evolving market?

LinkedIn add news curation with ‘trending storylines’

LinkedIn add news curation with ‘trending storylines’

LinkedIn is taking cues from its social networking counterparts and is releasing a separate feed of news articles and topics based on your interests and profession.

Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent -- perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new...

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