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I Just Don’t Get Apple

I’m kind of speechless. It’s not often that I’m at a loss for words but what else can you say about a company that is incredibly successful despite it’s complete disregard its customers. To be fully transparent, Microsoft, T-Mobile and HTC are all clients of my employer Waggener Edstrom and competitors to Apple. (See my [...]

Social Media is Just a Big Game

As a proud member of Gen X I have fond memories of my Atari 2600.If you are reading this chances are you had an Atari, Nintendo 64 or Sega Genesis and chances are even greater you have an Xbox, Wii or Sony Play Station in your home right now. In fact to carry this even [...]

The Splinternet Fragmentation of the Inbox

Josh Bernoff has been posting lately on the demise of the Golden Age of the Internet and rise of the Splinternet. The Splinternet means the end of the Web’s golden age Now with iPhones, Androids, Kindles, Tablets, and TVs connecting to the Web, that’s not true. Your site may not work right on these devices, [...]

I dislike Apple but I’m really glad they’re around

  Image via Wikipedia As much as I like to bag on Apple for their closed proprietary nature I am thankful that they exist. If it wasn’t for Apple our computers would be ugly and difficult to use. I insist on having all PC operating systems and use them all. I’ve had several iPod for [...]

Ask AP iPhone app

I heard a lot of good things about the AP iPhone app and it is pretty cool. It syncs with Evernote which is pretty cool right there. But then under the categories I found an Ask AP section. I don’t know if this is something they’ve had for a while or not but it’s kind [...]

The Opiate of the masses: Apple

Image via CrunchBase I’ve decided that Marx had it wrong. Religion is not the opiate of the masses, Apple is. iPhone Still Leads the Superphone Derby Three days after launching the iPhone 3G S, the company sold more than a million units, Cupertino said today, on par with the number of iPhone 3Gs sold within [...]

Don’t Blow Your Product Launch

Mike Arrington wrote a great post 3 years ago called, Don’t Blow Your Beta. It’s still a great read.  With that in mind I can’t help but to shake my head when I hear news like this from major companies: Palm Puts Its Hand Out | NBC Bay Area But here’s the problem: No phone [...]

Micropreneurs and the new economy

Last year I wrote about the coming of the Micropreneur. This is only the beginning. We are going to see a huge rise in “side-projects” like this case of the IBM employee who developed the iShoot game. Have you played this game? It’s highly addictive. How to become an iPhone developer in eight easy steps [...]

Twitter: the last bastion of Web 2.0 Innovation

Image via CrunchBase “Why won’t people shut up about Twitter?” I’ve heard this question a lot over the last 2 years. I’ve even said it a time or two. So why do we obsess about Twitter? Remember the good old days (3-4 yrs ago)? Before Social Media it was just New Media (Chris Garrett‘s still [...]

An Open Letter to Web Startups: Please Take My Money

It was just announced that comment tracking service Co.mments will be shutting their doors. We are going to be seeing a lot of startups running out of cash in 2009. A space like comment tracking can only handle so many entrants, especially when none of them have a viable business model yet. Over the last [...]

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