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Brant DeBow

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Brant DeBow is BiTE’s co-founder and CTO. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about Behavior Driven Development, and is a highly sought after speaker on the competitive advantage of new technologies. He’s an amazing teacher and a pretty good indoor skydiver.

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Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Make Satya Nadella CEO

Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Make Satya Nadella CEO One would hope that, if Nadella is the choice, it might mark an actual moment of focus for Microsoft – ie choosing to go all in on their cloud services as a way forward. Microsoft has a solid stack with Azure, and a ton of …

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Nest Team Will Become Google’s Core Hardware Group | TechCrunch

Nest Team Will Become Google’s Core Hardware Group | TechCrunch This report from TechCrunch would seem to bolster Gruber’s comments from earlier. It definitely seems they are serious in using Nest to build consumer devices. But that means there’s no way of spinning Motorola as anything but an abysmal failure. Motorola was purchased for OVER …

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Major League Baseball Rolling Out Thousands of iBeacons for Opening Day

Major League Baseball Rolling Out Thousands of iBeacons for Opening Day MLB is expanding its iBeacon rollout to 20 of its ballparks by opening day. They had previously run a pilot program at Citi field, which apparently went well. We can’t say this enough. If you are in retail and you’re not currently developing a …

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Daring Fireball: That’s No Lemonade. That’s a Space Station.

Daring Fireball: That’s No Lemonade. That’s a Space Station. And yet another counterpoint to the splitting of Googlerola. John Gruber is not buying any positive spin on the sale of Motorola and he raises what pundits said about Google buying Nest as evidence of Google’s consumer device aspirations. We have to agree. It can’t be …

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Google’s Tasty Lemonade – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Google’s Tasty Lemonade – stratēchery by Ben Thompson A semi-contrarian view on the Motorola sale from Ben Thompson. He agrees the initial purchase was crazy, but admires Google for getting a lot of value from what was a big mistake. Interesting how he links this to Google’s recent deal with Samsung. 


Ecosystem maths

Ecosystem maths Excellent “back of an envelope” analysis of Apple and the ecosystem of iOS against the larger backdrop of the entire smartphone/tablet market and Android. Benedict expands on this in one of the recent Cubed podcasts where he said “Apple and Google have both won the smartphone/tablet ecosystem wars in that they both pretty …

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Player-acquisition costs rise on mobile even as revenues-per-gamer holds steady

Player-acquisition costs rise on mobile even as revenues-per-gamer holds steady The cost for a new install (CPI) hit $4.36 last month. That’s up more than 288% from January 2012 when CPI was only $1.30. But the average revenue per user (ARPU) is only $1.08  (up 38%) in the same timeframe. ARPU was $.78  in January 2012. This …

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Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profit sags

Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profit sags Samsung’s smartphone sales slumped 18% as the new iPhones slowed the S4. Not too surprising. The real test will be if they can pick up again when Samsung’s successor to the S4 comes out.