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Ecosystem maths

Ecosystem maths Excellent “back of an envelope” analysis of Apple and the ecosystem of iOS against the larger backdrop of the entire smartphone/tablet market and Android. Benedict expands on this in one of the recent Cubed podcasts where he said “Apple and Google have both won the smartphone/tablet ecosystem wars in that they both pretty …

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In online shopping, touch appears to beat click – The Boston Globe

In online shopping, touch appears to beat click – The Boston Globe Boston Globe, reporting on a new study done by Boston College: “When consumers participating in the study reached out and touched an image on a touchscreen, the experience nearly rivaled their feelings of touching merchandise in a brick-and-mortar store, according to the measure …

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Moonshot

Moonshot Horace Dediu on the iteration and “small wins” that drive a consumer product. Sometimes the big sweeping visions do actually foresee the future, but to do it in a way that wins, you have to be doing a new, useful job for your customers. It calls to mind Steve Jobs telling the shocking story …

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter Horace Dediu follows up on the Ben Evans piece posted earlier and coins a new term: Dark Matter Android – those tablets that are largely unmeasurable but are selling in vast quantities. Horace’s fundamental observation is that the relevance of these dark matter tablets is determined by what jobs they and the iPad …

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The meaning of really cheap Android

The meaning of really cheap Android Ben Evans illustrates the difficulty of accounting for really cheap android tablets. While we know they are probably there and selling a lot (given the components being used/sold), looking at the components is a really backwards way of trying to determine the devices. And since none of these can …

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