Push, Pull, Purchasing and Pinterest

Let’s start this post with some wisdom from Chris Dixon: “The evolution of the internet is an extremely complex topic. Sometimes it is helpful to find broad patterns that make it easier to understand. One simplifying pattern comes from two types of actions Internet users take: pull and push. “Pull is when you are seeking information, … More Push, Pull, Purchasing and Pinterest

The big, bad wireless carriers: 6-month update on my 2 year hypothesis

Six months ago, I wrote a few posts about why the biggest, meanest players of the new mobile internet aren’t Apple, or Google, or anybody else we think of as a ‘tech company’- they’re the wireless carriers. As our devices, apps, social networks and on-demand entertainment options get better and better every month, we often … More The big, bad wireless carriers: 6-month update on my 2 year hypothesis

Forget fitness. The real killer app for wearable health is rehab.

I’m always a bit disappointed when I pitch Backtrack to someone, they seem to love the idea and nod along in agreement, and then cap our discussion with: “Imagine the potential when you break out into a bigger market, like fitness tracking!” I’m disappointed in these situations because it means I’ve failed at communicating our … More Forget fitness. The real killer app for wearable health is rehab.

Mobile Net Neutrality will be the kingmaker of Apple versus Google.

In my post last week about whether Samsung should buddy up with the wireless carriers, one of the main points is important enough to warrant its own post. That point was: forget Apple, Google, Samsung and all the rest: the biggest, meanest tech giants in town are actually the wireless carriers. Over the last ten … More Mobile Net Neutrality will be the kingmaker of Apple versus Google.

Should Samsung make a deal with the devil? (Yeah, probably)

July has not been very kind to Samsung. Between disappointing revenue numbers, weak consumer interest in the S5, and an uphill battle in China, there’s been a fair amount of speculation that Samsung’s time at the top of the Android pile may not last for much longer. There’s also been a very interesting narrative being … More Should Samsung make a deal with the devil? (Yeah, probably)

Smartwatches and the triage nurse problem

Despite the ever-ongoing increases in available processing power predicted by Moore’s law, human beings can only pay a finite amount of attention to what’s in front of them at any given moment. Plenty of people realize this, especially concerning the rise of smart watches: at Google I/O recently, we were told that ‘the average Android … More Smartwatches and the triage nurse problem