Xiaomi’s CEO confirms how and why the company went wrong; then, why I got Lenovo wrong when it comes to smartphones. Plus, why China is such a challenging market for everyone, including Apple.
Exponent Podcast: The Anniversary Episode: iPhone and Exponent
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV. Listen to it here.
The Facebook Journalism Project, Why Facebook Fails as a Platform, How Facebook Can Truly Help the Media — and Itself
Facebook has announced the Facebook Journalism Project, which primarily serves to highlight the extent to which Facebook has failed as a platform company.
Chris Lattner Leaves Apple…for Tesla; Does Apple Have a Problem?
Chris Lattner has been one of Apple’s most important employees for years, helping the company own one of its most critical assets. But now he is moving on to Tesla: what does that mean for both companies?
Atlassian Buys Trello, Yahoo => Altaba
Atlassian acquired Trello in a deal that makes sense for Atlassian and also signifies increased consolidation in productivity software; then, Yahoo is nearly finished: the company was more important than we remember.
The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV
Today is being marked as the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone; it is a footnote of history that it is also the 10-year anniversary of the Apple TV. It’s a reminder that we don’t know what innovations matter until they occur.
Exponent Podcast: Fate Has a Sense of Irony
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System. Listen to it here.
Alexa Follow-Up; Alexa vs Cortana, Siri, Google Assistant; Medium Retrenches
Why voice is the interface of the future, and comparing Alexa to Cortana, Siri, and Google Assistant. Then, Medium retrenches.
Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System
Money is made at chokepoints, and the most valuable chokepoints are operating systems; Amazon is building exactly that with Alexa.
Airbnb Christmas Q&A, Airbnb and Flights, Apple-China Follow-up
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky had a Twitter Q&A on Christmas, which is a terrible idea for product development but an interesting insight into the power Airbnb derives from owning users. Might that be applied to flights? Then, more on Apple and China.