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Connecting Through Covid-19 and Beyond

BiTE is a completely remote, distributed team. That’s not COVID-related; we’ve been that way since the day we hung out our virtual shingle. As the I-guess-we’re-in-the-second-wave-even-though-the-first-never-ended pandemic rages on, and more businesses move to remote work, we’re watching businesses struggle with the shift. And the infrastructure, too. Temporary outages are more and more common (in …

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The Next Billion People

The electricity-defying Gravity Light Worldwide, 1.3 billion people live without any access to electricity. That’s 18% of the world’s population. So what are we doing to bring power to these people? Jim Reeves and Martin Reddiford have made an incredible step forward with their amazing Gravity Light, a portable, low-cost light that relies on no …

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The Mobile world, the App Store soars, Latin America stumbles

The world, on mobile There is certainly no question that mobile is taking over. What was once just an adjunct to the dominant desktop is now the primary way most users connect to the internet. The most quickly adopted technical advance in human history, its proliferation has created a world linked in ways that our …

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The Fall of TV, Apple Pay, 6% Whales, and Facebook’s (latest) Fail

“More revolution will come from smartphones than from any previous computing product in history. It’s because of this that we will see a future with one billion more people online, a future only made possible because of mobile.” –@BenBajarin TV: The King has Fallen Last week we talked about the incredible growth mobile internet has …

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Wearable, Global, Neutral

Intel Takes on Wearables There was a time not too long ago that Intel was synonymous with computers. If you had a PC, it came with a reassuring “Intel Inside” sticker, and if you had a Mac you were secretly embarrassed if you still had the PPC version. Fast-forward a few years, and the slow …

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Messaging: Mobile’s Killer App – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Messaging: Mobile’s Killer App – stratēchery by Ben Thompson Another good read from Ben Thompson. He argues that messaging is the “killer app” of mobile. This pairs well with the observations of Ben Evans who has been pointing out just how many of these messaging apps are achieving a huge scale. 


What does mobile scale mean?

What does mobile scale mean? This was posted a while back by Ben Evans, but as we kick off 2014, it’s a great piece to really wrap your head around. It’s not just that smartphones are selling exponentially quickly, but rather that the fundamental nature of the internet is changing. The scale is overwhelming – …

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Updated US Smartphone Saturation Forecast

Updated US Smartphone Saturation Forecast Horace Dediu updates his charts on US smartphone saturation. For the most part, things are continuing on their current pace. Android seems to continue to be roughly flat while Apple continues to match the logistic function nearly 1-1. And of course the march to all phones becoming smartphones continues to …

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