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Brant DeBow

Chief Technology Officer

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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How Affluents Use Smartphone And Tablets

How Affluents Use Smartphone And Tablets One of the most profound changes in the Affluent marketplace has been their rapid adoption of mobile devices. Over the past two years, tablet ownership among Affluents ($100K+ in annual household income) rose from 9% to 41%, while smartphone ownership rose from 45% to 63%.  These figures are even …

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Daring Fireball: Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages

Daring Fireball: Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages A long, quality article from John Gruber on Apple bear arguments. He argues convincingly that Apple’s biggest danger is stumbling in its design and quality. They occupy the high end of the market and, as such, they must continue to provide high end, differentiated products. …

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Facebook ad profit a staggering 1790% more on iPhone than Android

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1790% more on iPhone than Android This study from Nannigans has been getting a lot of mention (and rightfully so) for its staggering stat that they are seeing almost 18 times more profit from Facebook ads on iOS over Android. But a key stat for retailers is that they are …

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Apple hires Burberry CEO as SVP of Retail – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Apple hires Burberry CEO as SVP of Retail – stratēchery by Ben Thompson Ben Thompson on Apple’s hire of Burberry CEO. He is absolutely right that these luxury/fashion hirings of late (Apple also hired Yves Saint Laurent’s former CEO) point to the fact that Apple was doubling down on its luxury status in its lack …

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When will the European Union Five reach smartphone saturation?

When will the European Union Five reach smartphone saturation? Horace Dediu looks at the convergence of the US and EU5 smartphone markets and predicts we will reach saturation in about 2 years. Saturation here means that nearly (but not 100%) of adults who purchase their phone (eg not kids, and not employer-provided phones) will have …

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Getting Apps Ready for Cyber Monday

Getting Apps Ready for Cyber Monday Many big brands don’t understand the most fundamental change that mobile apps have brought about. When it comes to mobile, state-of-the-art is not about reliably delivering cloud services. State-of-the-art is all about connecting with human emotions. If you don’t keep your eyes on that prize, you’ll miss both your …

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Cisco, Facebook to work with businesses to expand free Wi-Fi use

Cisco, Facebook to work with businesses to expand free Wi-Fi use Facebook makes a big land grab for local data: they will be partnering with local businesses to gate wifi with a check in. So when you go to a coffee shop, instead of having some cryptic password of the day written on a whiteboard, …

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Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon

Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon Mike Swanson uses genetic algorithms to approximate the curve on iOS 7 icons. Design oriented? Check. Geeky? Check. Mobile? Check. All systems are go. This is an article we like.