The Only Real Solution to Apple’s Antenna Problem

TechCrunch Link Leading up to Apple’s press conference tomorrow, there’s been endless speculation about the iPhone 4 antenna issue. Amidst all the wrangling, both sides have been pretty bipolar about the solution’suggesting either a complete recall, or a hand-waiving session, free bumpers, and a general denial of the hardware issue. The best solution lies in […]

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FaceTime and Why Apple’s Massive Integration Advantage is Just Beginning

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. The success of iPhone 4 has been astonishing to witness, despite the antenna issues, proving once again that Apple has an unparalleled ability to differentiate around design and integration, not simply “features”. Perhaps the best example of this ever is FaceTime, Apple’s take on video-calling. FaceTime makes video-calling on […]

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Why Mobile Innovation is Blowing Away PCs

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. On the heels of the latest Android phone, the Sprint HTC EVO, and as we approach iPhone 4, it seems like mobile devices and platforms are innovating at about five times the pace of personal computers. Rapid advancement in mobile is often attributed to the natural disruption by which […]

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Why iPhone 4 Will Crush AT&T’s Network

Business Insider Link Last week during Steve Jobs’ interviews at D8 an audience member asked him about AT&T’s network. iPhone users are deeply familiar with the issues—dead connections, dropped calls, bad coverage, and intermittent data. Everyone was wondering how Steve would answer. Using his masterful ability to demonstrate empathy, Steve disarmed the audience almost immediately […]

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Apple and Controlling the Platform

It’s almost scary how much power Apple seems to have these days. Heck, during the Gizmodo iPhone 4G saga, they apparently even had control over the police! One thing is sure – Steve Jobs has been pretty serious about keeping power ever since Apple lost the PC vs Mac war. So how is Apple trying […]

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The Enterprise Tablet – Why Cisco May Buy Palm

Update: HP announced it is acquiring Palm for WebOS-based computing devices the same day I wrote this. We’ve all heard for a while now that Palm’s most likely suitors are the off-continent smartphone/computer makers HTC and Lenovo. But there’s an overlooked potential buyer who could be a dark horse to buy Palm: Cisco Systems. Cisco […]

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Foursquare, Geolocation and Product / Technology Fit

‘Location based services’, which map geographical position of a mobile device, use state of the art technology. But the technology behind the coordinates is really just an enabler for adoption – location based services are more of a product challenge. When they become easy and practical enough that they are really useful and sticky, they […]

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How Intel Screwed Itself Out Of The iPad Revolution

Intel made a couple of strategic gaffes along the way to being left out of the Apple iPad: (1) exiting the ARM-based mobile CPU business entirely in 2006 (pre-iPhone) (2) assuming that PC technology would continue to extend lower & lower into mobile devices Here is a brief history: 2005: Mini coup for Intel – […]

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Mobile – It’s not a U.S. Centric World

  Google has a cool feature called Google Trends which allows you to look at the frequency of searches (top of the chart above) and news references (bottom portion) which occur globally. The chart above shows how often, ‘microsoft’, ‘apple’, and ‘nokia’ were searched from 2004 to present. The results are pretty interesting. Nokia is […]

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Nokia’s Strategy: Dumber Phones, Smarter Websites

Yesterday Nokia acquired Novarra, a company that makes browser technology for low-end mobile phones. While Nokia’s exact strategy is unknown, they said Novarra will be used to deliver new services to mainstream Series 40 devices later this year. Series 40 is what powered old-school candy bar Nokia phones that everyone in the US used earlier […]

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