Can Apple Music Change the World?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in News, Strategy | One Comment

As a musician, I have some strong feelings about music, its impact and its consumption. As a professional technology-adict, I have some thoughts about how music works now and where it should go in the future. These ideals and theories are, unfortunately, often in conflict. I really, really want music on technology to succeed—in a ...

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Why HBO Doesn’t Need to “Beat” Netflix

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in News, Strategy | No Comments

Lost a bit among the announcement of overhauled MacBook and the Apple Watch, HBO took the stage at the Apple Spring event to detail a stand-alone subscription service (HBO NOW), that will allow viewers to watch the network without a cable subscription. It’s not as shiny as $17,000 golden Jony Ive creation, but I’d argue ...

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Why the Apple Watch Makes Me Question My Experiences

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News | One Comment

I’m not going to make a prediction about the success (or failure) of the newly announced Apple Watch. Plenty of far more experienced prognosticators have already published their opinions and there isn’t much I can add to that debate. My reaction after hearing Apple’s pitch, was mostly surprise—that either they don’t understand how people use technology (unlikely) or ...

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What’s Next for Nintendo?

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in News, Strategy | No Comments

I think everyone from my generation has a deep fondness and nostalgia for Nintendo. It’s a company that brought video games into the mainstream, into our homes and into our hearts. Is there anyone born between 1970 and 1985 that doesn’t have fond memories of hours spent playing Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Super Mario Brothers, ...

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Does The Insurance Industry Need Facebook?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in News | No Comments

In an article last week, Denise Garth of the Insurance Networking News waxes poetic about the impact of AXA Insurance’s new partnership with Facebook. She coos about the ways in which this puts AXA at the forefront of customer experience and likens it to Bobby Thompson’s famous “Shot Heard Round the World.” Meaning, I guess, ...

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Mesh Networking: Revolutionizing the Internet

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in News | No Comments

Attached is an article that outlines a new technology that Apple has released in iPhones and Google is (reportedly) in the process of adding to their phones that could be a huge shift in the way the internet works. The way we connect now is through a central hub–if you want to get to a ...

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Android Wear – Google’s Answer to the Non-Existent iWatch

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in News | No Comments

Pundits have been predicting the rise of wearable smart products for a few years now. We’ve seen some health devices from Nike, Fitbit and others, and we’ve seen some curious experiments with augmented reality from Google’s Glass headset. The common consensus among industry watchers is that Apple is preparing some revolutionary device that will bring ...

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Lenovo Buys Motorola From Google

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in News | No Comments

The headline is pretty straightforward (Lenovo pays Google $2.91 Billion for Motorola), but there’re actually a lot of implications to this deal. Google, as you might remember, bought Motorola two years ago for $12.5 Billion and at the time, many speculated that this could indicate that the Search Giant was preparing to steal a page ...

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2014 Trends: Design Gets Bigger

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Design, News | No Comments

For a while now, we’ve been beating the drum of responsive design: sites aren’t just viewed on desktops anymore; they’re accessed through laptops, tablets, phablets, and smartphones. So far, this has translated to looking at how to make designs look good on increasingly smaller screens. However, something has happened that will open up a new ...

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