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When will the US reach smartphone saturation?

When will the US reach smartphone saturation? Horace Dediu graphs the ComScore market penetration data on smartphone platforms. We’re currently in the middle-late stages of the curve, which means that we’ll start seeing ever more increasingly tough battles over users as new users become fewer and fewer and churn amongst platforms becomes a real player. […]


mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You

mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You This article by Mike Ash is probably a bit too technical for our more business minded followers. But it is an excellent rundown of what the 5s’ new 64-bit architecture achieves. Is it significantly faster? The usual “it depends” applies, but overall it offers some real performance advantages […]


Easy peasy? « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site

Easy peasy? « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site John Moltz is spot on in his brief take on TouchID. The important point to remember is that it’s not competing with theoretical maximum security but with no PIN whatsoever, or with a simple 4-digit PIN that’s easy to spot over your shoulder. His camera analogy […]


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 […]


What If Microsoft Had Bought BlackBerry In 2009 Instead?

What If Microsoft Had Bought BlackBerry In 2009 Instead? Dan Frommer with a thought exercise: What if Microsoft had bought Blackberry in 2009? That’s a compelling question and its made especially interesting by how tied into enterprise both companies were. However, we have to think that tie in would have been double the incentive to […]


Mobile Taking Over E-Commerce

Mobile Taking Over E-Commerce More evidence that this year will be the year when mobile commerce explodes in the U.S. This year, eMarketer expects that mobile’s share of all holiday mcommerce will reach 16% – up from the firm’s previous prediction of a 15% share. This equates to $9.8 billion of the 61 Billion projected […]


Customize the Shopping Experience through Mobile Marketing – Business 2 Community

Customize the Shopping Experience through Mobile Marketing – Business 2 Community With 80% of consumers looking for a customized shopping experience, combined with the concern CMOs have for engaging customers, it is clear that new strategies are needed – and mobile should come to mind as an area with a great deal of potential. 


Apple Outsider » Microsoft Buys Nokia for €3.79B

Apple Outsider » Microsoft Buys Nokia for €3.79B Matt Drance with an excellent rundown of the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition. The whole thing is a must-read, but there’s two particularly salient points worth highlighting. First, he points out that bad acquisitions were a hallmark of Ballmer’s tenure. No one seemed to be bringing this up in discussing […]