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Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley Missed this when it was posted, but saw it mentioned by Ben Evans in another post. A fantastic and deep analysis of all that’s going on in mobile. We agree with pretty much all of this. The most important theme emerging […]


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. 


Smartphones are making shopping more fun

Smartphones are making shopping more fun Shopping is getting even more fun and repackaged as entertainment. Mobile phones are being used as entertainment devices, relied on to fill short periods of empty time with engaging diversions. For many, shopping is what they like to do, and social shopping apps like Wanelo and Poshmark are seeing […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet iOS 7 includes multipath TCP: a new improvement that allows using the internet over multiple connections (eg wifi and cellular) at the same time. As more and more of the internet becomes mobile, multipath will become more essential in making […]