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On the Apple M7 Motion Processor

When Apple announced the iPhone 5s last week the biggest mystery was the M7 motion processor—it may have been the only unknown, as other key internals like the fingerprint sensor and possibility of a 64-bit A7 had leaked. This is interesting, showcasing that the component layer is Apple’s last stronghold of total secrecy. The M7 […]

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On Apple’s A7 Processor

There was a rumor today that the iPhone 5S will be powered by an A7 processor which is dual core, 64-bit and 31% faster than the subsystem in the current iPhone 5. While people speculate on the innards of the chip, it’s a good time to take a step back and look at how Apple approaches […]

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1980: Steve Jobs on Hardware Software Convergence

This video interview is a gem, a very rare find that was donated to the Computer History Museum and posted online in recent years. The full presentation is 24 minutes and well worth watching—YouTube link here. It’s classic Steve Jobs, him talking in hyperbole and attracting laughs and ahh’s from the audience. But it’s a […]

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On The Future of iOS and Android

We’ve entered the age of iOS and Android penetrating beyond mobile, and there’s a lot happening with respect to how the entire ecosystem is developing. Mobile advancements / investments are now driving the progression of all converged hardware / software. Hardware innovation is also accelerating because of this tailwind. Here are some thoughts on what’s […]

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Hacking Startup Growth with Brands

Here is a three step how-to with deeper explanations on how startups should think about working with brands. It will be different depending on whether you are social, e-commerce, etc.  I think the framework applies broadly to many startup business models, mobile apps or web.  The tl;dr summary: Understand the relationship between the brand you […]

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Consumer Web is Binary

Below I’ve listed the #1 and #2 companies in a sampling of consumer web markets. Facebook No #2 – Myspace effectively died. Google+ has been laughable. Tumblr No #2 – Posterous acquired & shut down (can count WordPress though blogging / microblogging had different origins and compete indirectly). Snapchat No #2 – FB Poke failed Google […]

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Chromecast and How Google Cracked the Code of Video

When Google launched Chromecast I assumed it was based on the open source version of Airplay. Seemed logical as a bunch of people are working on standardized cross-platform approaches to Airplay, and the Wifi chip supports these variants. But Chromecast is not using mirroring or Miracast or Wifi Direct. As others have reported, all data […]

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Google Voice and FaceTime – Why the Carriers Are Losing Their Voice

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch Lately it seems like there is endless news around messaging, VoIP and video calling. Apple recently announced they’d added FaceTime support for the Mac, and had shipped 19 million FaceTime-enabled iOS devices since June. Google Voice also made headlines last week for an outage, but I think the bigger news […]

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The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up

TechCrunk Link During the “Back to the Mac” event two weeks ago, Steve Jobs made a particularly witty remark as he unveiled the MacBook Air, one that made the audience chuckle in laughter: “We asked ourselves, what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up? Well, this is the result, we think it’s […]

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The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

TechCrunch Link Last week we saw the carriers’ growth numbers for Q3 2010, and AT&T completely blew away Verizon with new subscribers. Despite mass availability of Android phones, Verizon only added 1 million subscribers in Q3, its lowest total in years. AT&T added 2.6 million. It’s now completely clear why Verizon has finally capitulated and […]

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