What went wrong with Evernote? We winsomely open up discussing that and the inevitable markdown commentary. We also discuss the incomprehensible (to Coté) nature of security, HP shedding 30,000 jobs, and beef.

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Show Notes

  • If you like video, see this episode’s video recording.
  • Evernote, The First Dead Unicorn: In explaining the change, Libin described himself as “not passionate” about many roles that fall to a CEO by default: Building a sales team, helping employees grow in their careers and creating the kind of predictable business model that appeals to Wall Street investors.
  • Open source as a weapon: Holy crap, I didn’t notice this was from 2012 until I read it all.
  • 30,000 folks from HP re-entering the job market soon: “Will come mostly from the organization’s Enterprise Services (ES) transformation.” Meanwhile, “The contract dates back to 2005 and called for HP to replace a legacy mainframe-based system built in the 1960s that is used by more than 130 Secretary of State offices. HP was given a 2010 deadline to deliver a replacement, but it failed to do so.”
  • I need to go finish Stephen O’Grady’s The Software Paradox.
  • Lemur certificate framework from Netflix.
  • Microsoft has its own Linux: Azure Cloud Switch, a focused operating system for switches and networking. Facebook has pieces that are similar; see Cumulus Networks, as well. Networking. Why’d it have to be networking?
  • Recording this podcast is between me and some delicious Costco beef … I put mushrooms in there. Mind blown.
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  • Oracle revenue drops (blame the dollar): “Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said last quarter that a traditional $1 million software licensing deal is worth about $3 million over 10 years, compared with $10 million for an equivalent cloud deal, because the million-dollar cloud deal refreshes every year.”
  • Infrastructure as code might be literally impossible: This just in — computers are terrible. One hundred and seven slides. Don’t worry. It’s a Zen Preso, brohain.
  • re:Invent is coming soon. Coté: oddly, I’ve never been. What’s the play here? BizDev, finding customers? The usual?



HP is a sponsor of InApps Technology, and Michael Coté works for Pivotal — a sponsor of InApps Technology.