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Steve Jobs Biography in Cliff Notes Video Format

A very cool video below distills some of the most important parts of the Steve Jobs Biography into an easily digestible video. Its pretty worthwhile and only takes 94 seconds of your time....

SNL Skit Features Mark Zuckerberg Rupert Murdoch, Reed Hastings and Arianna Huffington

I have been a somewhat loyal viewer of Saturday Night Live since the eighties - and for some reason I even watch it these days - although it is far less funny. One skit that did get me smirking a...

Blackberry Outage: Lives Saved, Accidents Down

Abu Dhabi saw accident rates plummet by 40% with no fatal accidents precisely at the time when Blackberry had its three-day outage in the country. Moreover, in Dubai the accident rate dropped by 20% during the same period (perhaps they...

Tech Growth: It's all about the Arbitrage

Wikipedia defines arbitrage as the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets and I’m amazed at how it’s helped the world of tech grow through the decades. Now before I continue I should point...

Jobs, Ritchie & Galvin Dead but not Forgotten

As TMC's Peter Bernstein says, the rule of threes seems to be in effect. First we lost Steve Jobs who transformed the music, movie, computer and mobile markets and next we lost C programming language and UNIX OS creator Dennis...

iOS 5 Update: Steve Jobs Rolling Over Already?

I understand the title of this post may be insensitive and nothing could be further from the goal of this piece. In fact, if anything, I admire Steve Jobs so much that I feel this entry needed to be made...

Kikin: Did Web Links Just Become Less Important?

A new iPad browser from Kikin (iPad link) allows you to click on text to draw a circle around it- then it performs a web search in a window and pops up results allowing you to open the results in...

Should this be Apple's New Logo?

19-year-old Jonathan Mak has designed a new Apple logo with a superimposed silhouette of Steve Jobs. It is beautiful. I wonder if Apple will start using it. They should - at least for a while.Hat tip: Hacker News....

Advice From Steve Jobs on Life, Death

I went to sleep and woke up watching biographies of Steve Jobs - by now you likely know he passed away yesterday. As we stop to ponder for a moment how much he changed the world and pay our respects,...

Is Content King or is it Platform?

The adage about content being king is absolutely true and the precipitous drop in the value of Netflix shares related to losing Starz programming reminds us that distribution can be considered a distant second to content. This is true because...

Amazon's Subsidized Tablets Borrow from Wireless Carriers

Will any margin remain in selling standalone computing hardware?I want to bet against Amazon - not because I don't like the company - I most certainly do. But because coming out with a new line of tablets to take on...

Women's Rights: The Next Frontier of Product Marketing

History shows us commoditized markets can be fertile ground for differentiation and pricing power if a product or company is innovative, branded properly and/or connects emotionally with purchasers. In the tech space we think of Apple and Bose, while in...

The Bittersweet Pandora HTML5 Update

Bittersweet only if you use Apple iOS devices.As a huge fan of HTML5 and someone who is even involved in putting on  DevCon5 conferences covering the space I was thrilled to see the new Pandora HTML5 interface. Likewise I was...

Windows 8 Targets Boot Time in War With Apple

Here is a typical scenario many of us deal with... While waiting for our laptop or PC to boot, we take out our smartphones or tablets to check email and work until the Windows-based machine ends it's leisurely boot process....

Even Apple Wouldn't Hire Steve Jobs Today

While we lament the fact that Steve Jobs is gone as CEO of Apple and hope he stays as healthy as possible, it is worth pointing out something which is true but underreported and amazingly shocking. You see, I recently...

6 New Rules in a Post-Jobs World

Let’s face it, any company trying to compete with Apple in its core markets has been beheaded and frankly in the case of HP, embarrassed. For so many years, there were two ways of doing things – the established way...

Suggestion: Apple's First Move Without Steve Jobs

Apple went from computer innovator to little more than a joke. Then Steve Jobs returned and since then, the company has become the absolute leader in tech, consumer electronics, wireless, tablets, music, entertainment, app stores, retail, industrial design and those...

20 Millions Reasons WiMAX is Here to Stay

Wait a minute. The common wisdom in the wireless world is that WiMAX lost the war to LTE. But with the news that the standard has passed 20 million subscribers, is it time to rethink that premise? The answer is...

Google Pays Half Million Per Patent for Motorola Mobility

Google just purchased patents as part the acquisition of Motorola Mobility – 24,500 of them to be exact. At a $12.5B valuation that puts the value per patent at $510,204 apiece. But the search giant also gets 19,000 employees on...

Local: Where Apple Must Disintermediate Google

Disintermediation and disruption is fascinating – it is amazing to watch how a company can destroy an entire industry overnight. Case in point is my local florist who is now gone – the last time I saw her she said...

Global Unrest is Tech's Fault

Protests, riots and flash mobs are popping up all over the world from Greece to London and Israel to the US. This past week we even saw a global stock market sell-off due to a Paris-based bank’s alleged financial problems...

Apple Market Cap, Cisco Earnings Beat and Amazon Sidesteps Apple

I am up in Mass visiting some companies in the area and doing a presentation on the state of communications and tech markets - so while I am offline feel free to visit other parts of the TMC network to...

Cablevision Brings TV to iPhones and iPods

A few months back, Cablevision released an iPad app allowing consumers to watch hundreds of channels and thousands of video on demand titles. How successful was it? Well it was downloaded more than 200,000 times making it one of the...

Adobe HTML5 Tool, Edge: What You Need to Know

An in-depth interview with Paul Gubbay, VP of, Design Web and Interactive at Adobe Systems The move to HTML5 is one of the most exciting developments I have seen in tech as it ties together cloud, mobile and the concept...

Anthropomorphized Ads Go Mainstream.

Anthropomorphism or assigning human characteristics to nonhuman objects is alive and well in the world of advertising. Perhaps the best example of advertisements which embody this technique are of the “Mac Vs. PC” variety where the Mac character is...
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