Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tablet market playing by netbook rules or by mobile phone rules?

In terms of manufacturing, the age of tablets is different from the age of netbooks mostly because there is no way to make a cheap tablet. You only have a certain, finite amount of space inside a small tablet case and, more important, tablet PC pa… Continue reading

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Eco – "Writings: IBM vs. Mac"

Insufficient consideration has been given to the new underground religious war which is modifying the modern world. It’s an old idea of mine, but I find that whenever I tell people about it they immediately agree with me.The fact is that the world… Continue reading

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There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo

via techcrunch.com Great data. Particularly the balance of free versus paid applications across iPhone versus Android. Does this mean that direct pay for applications is less effective in a ‘Googly’ experience, Or does the Android app business mod… Continue reading

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Android market doesn’t pay?

Undesirable customers Instapaper Free always had worse reviews in iTunes than the paid app. Part of this is that the paid app was better, of course, but a lot of the Free reviews were completely unreasonable. Only people who buy the paid app ??? and… Continue reading

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Niche play du jour – a ‘Public Folder for Gmail.

Google Blew It ??? And This Startup Seized The Opportunity Microsoft Exchange, the company’s enterprise email suite, has this feature called Public Folder that enterprise users love that lets them share an inbox. Businesses have been clamoring for t… Continue reading

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Android more desirable than iPhone! Difficult to believe …

via blog.nielsen.com I find this a fascinating outcome – yes, Android should be very successful, but I find the higher levels of desirability suspect given relative market positioning. Possible reasons: * Availability at relatively low cost — yes… Continue reading

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Amazon and the cloud rules of engagement.

Amazon???s outage in third day: debate over cloud computing???s future begins April 23, 2011 | Dean Takahashi 7 Comments As Amazon???s web services outage passed its third day, the debate on the future of cloud computing is underway. The outage is costi… Continue reading

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