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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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Think local, act global

Think local, act global Horace Dediu takes a look at the peculiar nature of the global smartphone market. It is wildly divergent, even though computing traditionally has converged. The important consideration here – and Horace points out, maybe Apple’s team already understood this – is that there might be a far smaller chance than we …

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Apple Begins Offering ‘Last Compatible’ Version of Apps for Users Running Legacy Versions of iOS

Apple Begins Offering ‘Last Compatible’ Version of Apps for Users Running Legacy Versions of iOS Great move by Apple. If an app is released that targets a version more recent that the OS you’re running (say an app targets the brand new iOS 7, but you’re still running iOS 6 because 7 won’t run on …

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Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone

Behind Microsoft Deal, the Specter of a Nokia Android Phone Ben Thompson deserves points for calling this one: Nokia did, in fact, have Android up and running on Lumias and might have made a move that way if Microsoft hadn’t stepped in. Now the question remains: Is Microsoft going to be that much more capable …

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CannyVision

CannyVision Sisir Koppaka with some thoughts on just what Apple means by “forward looking”. He ties together a bunch of open threads – from the executive shakeup back last year which ousted Forstall and put Ive in charge of all design to the recent announcements of controller APIs at WWDC to the recent surprise of …

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Strong mobile marketing builds relationship with customers through device: Urban Airship

Strong mobile marketing builds relationship with customers through device: Urban Airship A session of the  Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2013 event, aptly called “How brand leaders mature from responding to mobile booty calls to building real mobile relationships,” talks about how luxury marketers should move past the one-time connection with consumers and focus more on …

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The “S” In iPhone 5S Stands For “Sensors”

The “S” In iPhone 5S Stands For “Sensors” Good post on the surprising potential of the sensors in the new 5s. The fingerprint sensor is, of course, quite intriguing as it unlocks easy access to a lot more security (setting a pass code is integral to the file-system encryption on the iPhone, yet few users …

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The iPhone is Apple Doubling-Down On What It Does Best

The iPhone is Apple Doubling-Down On What It Does Best This piece from Ben Thompson pairs nicely with the one just posted from Horace Dediu. It argues the higher priced iPhone more from the consumer side, but a lot of it is the same basic thrust. The iPhone is not a single device purchase, it’s …

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S is for Service

S is for Service Excellent piece from Horace Dediu on just why the iPhone commands so high of a price, relative to alternatives. The short answer is that it is highly subsidized by operators because the iPhone is exceptionally gifted at moving users to higher data consumption and hence higher monthly fees. Remember all those …

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