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The Popularity of Apple TV

There's never really been a TV system quite like the new Apple TV. That might sound like hyperbole, but consider that it has two advantages going for it. Apple TV is Popular Most people I've come across that have a current Apple TV have been delighted with it. Oh sure, there are those who complain about the tap-tap-tap of the remote or lack of universal search, but ...

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What we can learn about file systems from Yahoo and Google

Back in 1995 it wasn't natural to search the web with Google for a something you wanted to find. There were other sites that would help you find information, and believe it or not, one of the biggest was Yahoo! And Yahoo did things differently - they put a lot of effort into creating a human ...

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Did the iPhone Kill Google Reader?

The End of Google Reader This week Google announced the death of Google Reader, its RSS reading solution. Is it possible that the iPhone was one of the major causes of the failure of Google Reader? What is Google Reader and What did it Bring to Google? Rich Site Summary (RSS) was first released in 1999 but really became popular in the mid 2000s with the rise of ...

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Why America’s Next Automotive Revolution is Coming from Silicon Valley

The cars we dream of travelling in are far from our reality today. Indeed, our automotive fleet is little changed from when they started gracing our roads about 100 years ago. They still involve a human being operating the controls. Yes, our cars are more comfortable, more reliable and more efficient. But are they the best way to carry us around and are they an ...

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Thank you Jasmine for Saving us From the Horrors of Google’s YouTube App

One of the big changes for most users in iOS 6 was the removal of Apple's YouTube app. That left two options for viewing You Tube videos on the iPhone and the iPad, either on the web through Safari, or through Google's official YouTube application. Google's Terrible You Tube Apps Whichever way you cut it, Google's YouTube offerings, either via the web or via their ...

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Yahoo Has Made a Good Choice with Marissa Mayer

To general surprise, Yahoo announced today that it was hiring Marissa Mayer as their CEO to replace acting CEO Ross Levinsohn. Mayer has been at Google since college, she was employee number 20, and has run a good number of Google's products as well as being a very popular public face. This appointment is good for Yahoo and good for Mayer, even though it is very ...

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Apple’s Research Uncovers Why People Buy Android Phones

Apple, like many others, was curious as to why people choose to buy Android phones. You can understand why the company may have some difficulty in understanding why consumers would make another choice than the iPhone. This is true for me too. As a reply to most requests for a recommendation, I suggest Apple's phone for several reasons. For many Americans, however, ...

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MG Siegler Really Likes the Android Nexus 7 Tablet

Journalist and VC MG Siegler, who is usually very focused on the Apple world, has posted a review of Google's Android Nexus 7 tablet on Techcrunch, and he really likes it. I like the Nexus 7. I really like it. I was out of town during Google I/O this year and missed the opportunity to see the unveiling and get my hands on the product a few weeks back. But ...

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More Data Showing that Apple is Winning the Platform War

2012 seems to be the year of Apple. Recently they started gaining market share from Android; and more data has been released showing Apple gaining more ground. Jay Yarow in Business Insider has reported that data from flurry analytics shows that 69% of new application projects are for iOS devices and only 31% for Android. Year-on-year Android's share is down from ...

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How Google’s Inevitable Decline in Search will Impact Your Business

Today when a potential customer is interested in a product, in most cases they will turn to Google search to find out more about it and to find out from where they can purchase it. That in many ways makes things simple, as you know you need a website, you might know you need to optimize it for Google (SEO) and you might want to invest in some Google advertis...

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