Michael Guta


Michael Guta

Michael Guta is a Staff Writer at Small Business Trends, focusing on technology and business systems. He has a B.S. in Information Communication Technology, with emphasis in Technology Management from Addis Ababa University. He has used his degree to consult in the implementation of information and communications technology in developing regions. This included finding viable technologies where there is limited or no network and power infrastructures in place. He writes on tech related subjects for publications, global companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).



Fix for Android Stagefright Bug Causes Phones to Crash

Android users who use their devices to send a lot of multimedia messages should be at least a little concerned over the Stagefright bug in the operating system. Here's how a Stagefright infection could harm your business and what to do to counter its potential impact.



Is StumbleUpon Crashing and Burning?

Things are going so well at StumbleUpon. Recent reports suggest the company failed to nail down any venture capital funding and the staff has been cut more than in half. What does that mean if you're advertising on StumbleUpon?



Verizon Trades Two Year Contracts for Monthly Billing

Verizon is now the latest mobile carrier to ditch the 2-year plan structure. This means the end of subsidized -- or giveaway -- smartphones and could have an impact on your company's mobility if other carriers soon follow suit.



Another Photo App? What, If Anything, Makes 500px.com Different?

The photo sharing site 500px.com is adding social media functions that will engage its users more with each other and -- the company hopes -- attract a casual user. The site insists it will uphold its image quality standards that it believes remains its selling point.



Make Presentations from Your Android Phone — Anywhere

A new feature to Google Slides allows you to deliver presentations to remote audiences via Google Hangouts. So, even if you're stuck in traffic on the way to the meeting, your presentation could have them captivated instead of wondering when you'll get there.



New Do Not Track Policy Introduced

Google has officially warned its AdSense publishers that they will have to comply with the European Union's new Do Not Track policy that gives visitors from EU nations the ability to block tracking software from tracking their activities.



Could 3D Printers Manufacture the Drugs of the Future?

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has gained FDA approval on the first pharmaceutical drug that can be produced with a 3D printer. This is really just the beginning of a long line of products that could benefit human health and be printed with a 3D printer.



Could Microsoft Edge Be Your New Web Browser?

It appears Microsoft has done enough to distance itself from Internet Explorer. The new Edge browser is receiving a lot of praise around the Web. Here's a deeper look at some of its standout features.



Yahoo Acquires Polyvore, Tool for Fashion Marketers

Yahoo has acquired Polyvore in a move likely intended to increase traffic and ad revenue. Polyvore is a part-fashion shopping, part-social media site. Members of the site can create and share their own clothing collections.