This Week In Mobile


Cups of Water

Cups of Water A clever analogy to illustrate what others have said: it’s not that hard to understand what each of the players (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon) in mobile are doing right now. He adds an important additional observation, however, that all these radically different business models are all existing in the same consumer space […]


Mobile is eating the world, autumn 2013 edition

Mobile is eating the world, autumn 2013 edition Ben Evans updates his slides on the impact and scale of mobile. Anyone who is even tangentially interested in mobile should look through this deck. Even with our total focus on mobile, some of these figures surprise even us with the scale. 


Remote for iOS 7 Shows That Apple is Still Experimenting with Design | iPad.AppStorm

Remote for iOS 7 Shows That Apple is Still Experimenting with Design | iPad.AppStorm Apple has redesigned the Remote app to be more iOS 7. But the iPad design seems really troubling. What is it with iOS 7 and the iPad? At every turn, it feels more and more like Apple’s focus is really on […]


A letter from a flat designer. — Design/UX — Medium

A letter from a flat designer. — Design/UX — Medium A great overview of some key concepts in flat design. It doesn’t address many of the iOS 7 specific concepts (layers, motion, physics), but it shows how to think about a specific view well. 


Why Did Snapchat Turn Down Three Billion Dollars?

Why Did Snapchat Turn Down Three Billion Dollars? Matt Buchanan suggests the better question than “why did snapchat turn down 3 billion dollars?!?!” is “how did attention become so valuable?” While snapchat is clearly a major phenomenon, is it going to be so valuable? And when countless social networks have just evaporated into ghost towns, […]


WSJ: Apple Finds Surprising Growth Market in Japan – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

WSJ: Apple Finds Surprising Growth Market in Japan – stratēchery by Ben Thompson Ben Thompson takes an in depth look at the WSJ article posted earlier and concludes that the only thing surprising is that the WSJ was surprised. Apple is continuing to execute on their playbook – affordable luxury as Ben Thompson calls it […]


Apple finds “surprising” growth in Japan – WSJ

Apple finds "surprising" growth in Japan – WSJ Via Gruber who rightly questions the use of “surprising” in the headline. We said on our podcast that NTT DoCoMo was the “Verizon of Japan” – a phrase originated by Ben Evans – and that you could expect a similar Verizon style jump. As Gruber also points […]


Wait, wasn’t Twitter supposed to be dead by now?

Wait, wasn’t Twitter supposed to be dead by now? Dan Frommer with a humorous rundown of all the “Twitter-killers” throughout the past several years. Reminds me of the seemingly endless line of iPhone killers. Tech news journalism seems a little over-obsessed with ______ killer stories.