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Apple WWDC Keynote Observations

I managed to watch the Apple WWDC keynote today, and wrote up a few first impressions. This is by no means a list of the announcements — consider it my list of observations about what the announcements mean: Apple is converging the mobile and desktop experiences on an OS and application level. We’re moving from […]

Facebook, App Platforms, and Game Theory

In this post, I explore how Facebook manages viral channels and how a little game theory might be applied to better manage their platform for developers and end users.

Just in case you wondered where Apple’s revenue comes from

Today, Silicon Alley Insider released their excellent chart of the day for Apple’s latest revenue figures. Note that Apple receives most of their revenue selling devices like the iPhone, not software. But they spend a heck of a lot of software and content (iTunes) in order to stimulate demand and differentiation for their hardware products. […]

iPad User Tests: Kids, grandparents, moms, and more try it out

I continue to be fascinated with the iPad, which was just released on Saturday. I think this is because it’s a new kind of device —  not quite a laptop, not quite a smartphone. And previous attempts to create a tablet market have failed pretty badly and at great expense. Just 2 days ago, I posted some […]

The iPad faces the Mom Test

I was on the phone with my mom today and she mentioned she had been to the Apple store to check out the iPad. I’m a bit of a product geek and so I thought to myself, what a perfect opportunity to see what her perspective is on the highest profile tech product launch in […]

"I feel for Google – Steve Jobs threatened to sue me, too."

Link: “I feel for Google – Steve Jobs threatened to sue me, too.” Jonathan Schwartz details the games people play in technology IP lawsuits as it relates to the recent Apple suit over Android. A great read on the topic with some real inside perspective. I had not read Jonathan’s blog since he left Sun […]

Just posted a quick note on Apple’s local advertising move to the Spinnaker blog